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Boko Haram/ISWAP: CALSER lauds army’s super camp strategy

March 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

A group, Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER), has stated that the Nigerian Army’s Super Camp Strategy was the “perfect morale booster in the final push to victory against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.” The group gave the commendation after deploying a team of researchers to transverse the length and breadth of the North-east. Speaking at a press conference on Read More

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B/Haram: Nigerians’ll soon celebrate the Army – Cleric

March 2, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Archbishop of South-South Pentecostal Churches in Nigeria, Julius Ediwe, has said Nigerians will soon celebrate the efforts of the Army in the fight against terrorism and other security challenges. The clergy, known for his accurate predictions on the state of affairs in the country, stated this in an interview with journalists at the weekend, emphasising that there has been Read More

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Breaking….Why Boko Haram targets Christians for attack – FG

February 27, 2020 Editorial III 0

Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammad Thursday said Boko Haram insurgents were attacking Christians to instigate war among Nigerians. He said contrary to the belief in some quarters, the nation’s military is winning the insurgency  war.  The minister spoke in Abuja at a brief session with journalists in his office. …. Details later..

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Boko Haram invades Borno community overnight, kills dozens, abduct women, children; cars burnt

February 10, 2020 Editor 0

Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 30 people and abducted many women and children in a raid in Borno state, a regional government spokesman said on Monday. The attack Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to regional capital Maiduguri. The jihadists stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping Read More

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Gov. Emmanuel commends army for gallantry against insurgents

January 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has acknowledged the gallant efforts of the Nigerian Army in repelling the insurgents from gaining territories in the country. Emmanuel spoke during 2 Brigade Combined West African Social Activity (WASA) 2019 at Wellington Bassey Barracks Sports Ground Ibagwa, Abak Local Government Area, at the weekend. He commended the men of the Armed Forces Read More

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Insurgency: Zulum raises concerns on Askira-Uba attacks

December 19, 2019 Editorial III 0

Borno governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has expressed concerns over recent attacks by Boko Haram in some towns and villages of Askira-Uba local government area of the state. The reaction followed attack on Chul village this week, after similar attacks on Rumirgo, Lassa, Mussa, Kufa and Gwandam, all in Askira-Uba within the last three weeks. A statement on Thursday by Read More

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Displaced by insurgents, ‘abandoned’ by govt, Kuchingoro IDPs bemoan fate

September 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

New Kuchingoro internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp, which is located in a settlement in the heart of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), is home to more than 2,000 Nigerians, mostly from Borno state, displaced by activities of the Boko Haram sect. In this report PAUL OKAH recounts experiences and expectations the IDPs shared with Blueprint Weekend during a recent visit Read More

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Show no mercy to Boko Haram remnants, Army commander tells Troops

September 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Theatre Commanding Officer, Operation Lafiya Dole, of the Nigerian Army, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, has charged officers of thetheatre not to show any mercy to remnants of Boko Haram insurgents so as to end the fight. Major General Adeniyi, disclosed this Tuesday when he paid a visit to headquarters of Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole in Damaturu, Yobe state. Read More

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Military warns residents against hiding fleeing terrorists in North-east

September 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole has warned residents of North-east to desist from hiding Boko haram/ Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWSP) terrorists who are fleeing their locations due to recent offensive by troops. Spokesperson of the Command, Col. Ado Isa issued the warning Saturday in a statement. He said: “Following military’s unrelenting onslaught on the BHT/ISWAP hideouts, along Read More

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NAF jets kill scores of terrorists, destroys hideout in Borno

September 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) through the Air Task Force component of Operation Lafiya Dole has neutralised scores of Boko haram terrorists, as well as their hideouts during separate air strikes at Durbada (also known as Bula Mongoro), Abaganaram and Tumbun Rego in Borno state. The raids were executed 13 and 20 September 2019, according to NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Read More

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Buhari inaugurates North East Development Commission governing board

May 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday inaugurated the governing board of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) chaired by retired Major General Paul Tarfa.  The board was inaugurated at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja. Members of the board are Mohammed Alkali, Managing Director; Musa Yashi, Executive Read More

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Breaking: NAF bursts insurgents’ hideout, kill ISWAP leaders, fighters in Borno

April 2, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, says the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has significantly degraded an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ hideout in Northern Borno. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, said the operation was conducted on Monday. Daramola Read More

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Boko Haram Kills 1 soldier, 2 civilians in Maiduguri

January 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As military repel attacks in Damasak, Borno state and Buni Gari in Yobe state, the Boko Haram insurgents continued to attack other towns and villages almost on daily basis. Apart from the Damasak and Buni Gari, Sunday evening attacks by the Boko Haram, Boko Haram launched another attack on Auno village,  25 kilometers away from Maiduguri along Damaturu – Maiduguri Read More

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27 Boko Haram insurgents surrender to Nigeria Army

February 2, 2018 Administrator 0

No fewer than 27 Boko Haram insurgents have voluntarily surrendered to the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, in Maiduguri. The Theatre Commander, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, made the disclosure while brifing newsmen at the Military Command and Control Centre, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri. “What we are trying to do is to encourage others who are in the bush to also come out Read More

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Buratai re-deploys troops to Lake Chad region

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, yesterday ordered the re-deployment of troops who participated in the special military exercise in the Niger Delta to Lake Chad region. Buratai, a lieutenant-general, announced the redeployment at the closing of Exercise Crocodile Smile II in Igwuruta, Ikwerre local government area of Rivers state. He said the redeployed to Lake Chad was to flush Read More

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Boko Haram occupying Three Borno LGAs, UN confirms

October 23, 2017 Administrator 0

At least three local government areas in Nigeria are still cut off due to the presence of Boko Haram insurgents, the United Nations has said. The claim is coming weeks after the military command in northeast Nigeria announced that no part of Borno state was under the control of the deadly group. But the UN said despite efforts by the Read More