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Breaking: Gunmen ambush Soldiers, kill 17

May 15, 2019 Editor 0

Gunmen killed 17 Niger soldiers in an ambush near the border with Mali, a security source said Wednesday, adding 11 were still missing a day later. The attack occurred Tuesday near the village of Tongo Tongo in the western Tillaberi region where four US soldiers and five Niger soldiers were killed in an ambush in 2017, the source told AFP. “The Read More

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Tributes to Waku, Ejoor

February 12, 2019 Blueprint 0

Within a spate of one week, Nigeria lost two of its illustrious sons: Senator Joseph Waku and Maj-Gen. David Ejoor. Sen. Waku died on Sunday, February 3, 2019 after a brief illness at the age of 73. An astute Tiv politician, Waku was a protégé of the late Chief Solomon Daushep Lar when he was the executive governor of Plateau Read More

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Herdsmen killing: Taraba loses confidence in troops

March 31, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The Taraba state government has raised the alarm that it no longer enjoys the confidence of the federal government security apparatus deployed to the state. The Senior Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Dan Bala Abu, who spoke with journalists on Friday in Abuja, said that although there was relative peace now in Taraba, the Read More

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An open letter to Northern leaders (III)

February 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

Again, it is with a heavy heart I conclude republishing my letters to northern leaders. This is because history is boldly and unambiguously repeating itself. And, what makes it more painful is that we don’t seem to have learnt any lessons from our previous experience. When the Boko Haram insurgents attacked the Chibok school and took with them hundreds of Read More

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Boko Haram kills eight soldiers in Yobe attack

October 26, 2017 Blueprint 0

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed eight soldiers in Sassawa village, Damaturu local government area of Yobe state. According to Daily Trust, the insurgents came to the village in five Hilux vans around 6:00pm on Tuesday. They were said to have immediately opened fire on the soldiers, killing eight of them and injuring others. A resident of the village was Read More