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Buhari, Alaafin Meet Over Avengers, Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari  yesterday  was in a closed  meeting with the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Alaafin of Oyo said discussions at the meeting bordered on problems facing the country, including militancy in the Niger Delta and insurgency in the North. According to him, Buhari requested traditional rulers to convey their advice on problems in the country in writing. He said: “As a Nigerian and one of the topmost traditional rulers in the country, I sent a memorandum to the President,...
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DSS ‘Arrests’ Boko Haram Spiritual Leader Who Masterminded Yobe School Shooting

The Department of State Services, DSS, on Monday disclosed that it has arrested some Boko Haram terrorists plotting to carry out attacks in some states, including the “spiritual leader at a Boko Haram cell in Kano,” who is suspected to be the mastermind of the shooting of some students at Government Secondary School, Mamudo village near Potiskum, Yobe State, in 2013. This was made public in a statement signed by an agent, Tony Opuiyo, which also disclosed that the secret police rounded up some members of kidnapping gangs in Benue, Akwa Ibom and Calabar states. The statement reads in part,...
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Boko Haram: Escaped Chibok Girl Says She Just Wants To Go Home

In an interview with the Thompson Reuters Foundation published on Tuesday, the first of more than 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls to be rescued from Boko Haram after two years in captivity, said she simply wants to go home.   Amina Ali and her four-month-old baby were rescued in May near Damboa in Borno state by soldiers and a civilian vigilante group. Since then she has the federal government has kept her in a house in Abuja, carrying out a “restoration process” on her.   “I just want to go home – I don’t know about school,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “I will...
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“I Will Continue To Fight Nigeria”, Shekau Vows.

Boko Haram’s shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video vowing to fight on, shrugging off an apparent split in the hardline jihadist group blamed for thousands of deaths since 2009.   “I… Abubakar Ash-Shakawy (Shekau), the leader of Jama’atu Ahlissunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, made it a duty for myself (to fight) Nigeria and the whole world,” Shekau said in the video released on Sunday, using the group’s name since it declared allegiance to the so-called Islamic State.   Last week, Shekau said in an audio message he was still head of the group despite his...
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800 Repentant Boko Haram Insurgents Receive Food From NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency has presented food and non-food items to the military for Operation Safe Corridor Programme meant to de-radicalise, rehabilitate and re-integrate 800 repentant Boko Haram insurgents. According to the agency, the gesture was to fast track peace process in the North East. The Director-General of NEMA, Mr. Sani Sidi, who presented the items in Gombe State, said the agency would continue to play its role in the programme by providing regular support of food and non-food items for the upkeep of the ex-terrorists. Sidi, in a statement issued by the Media and Public...
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Boko Haram: Suspect Arrested At Presidential Villa

A bodyguard, Corporal Hassan Aminu, who was arrested by security agents at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday evening, over suspected links with Boko Haram  is actually a serving soldier,  Nigerian Army sources confirmed to Daily Sun yesterday . But, the sources, however, said the incident happened two months ago. Daily Sun gathered that the soldier, Corporal Hassan Aminu, who is a twin, ran into troubled waters after security agents on “internal security operation” in Kogi State arrested his twin brother. Other sources added the soldier’s twin brother made a confessional statement on the...
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Boko Haram Kill 24 People , Police Arrest Boko Haram Kingpin On Wanted List In Adamawa

The Boko Haram insurgency has been reportedly killed 24 persons in Kuda -Kaya village of Madagali local Government Area of Adamawa state. Eyewitness account revealed that the insurgents in their hundred stormed the village on Thursday night at about 10 pm and killed 24 persons , while 10 persons sustained various degree of injuries from the attack. He said the majority of persons killed were women and children  while those injured were rush to Gulak Cottage Hospital for treatment which is three kilometer from Kuda-kaya village However the spokes man of the Police command in the state,DSP Othman...
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Boko Haram: Air Force To Kit Unmanned Vehicles With Weapon Systems

As the Military pushes into the Sambisa Forest enclave of Boko Haram terrorists’, the Nigerian Air Force said on Tuesday that it has intensified efforts to get its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) fitted with missile guided weapon systems for combat roles. The Chief of Army Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar made this known on Tuesday at a meeting with the management of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). According to Abubakar, the Air Force will be leveraging on an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NASRDA to fasts track collaborative measures to improve the air force...
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Shi’ites Pose Greater Danger than Boko Haram– Sharia Council Scribe

The Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Sharia in Nigeria (SCSN), Mallam Nafiu Baba Ahmed, has said that members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, pose greater danger to Nigeria than the Boko Haram terrorists. He stated this while testifying before the judicial commission of inquiry set up by the Kaduna state government to investigate the December 12-14, 2015, clashes between the Nigerian Army and the Shi’ites in Zaria. He said failure of the government to deal decisively with the alleged excesses of the Shi’ites may be catastrophic for the country. Ahmed also...
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We Will Deal With Pipeline Vandals Like Boko Haram Insurgents- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a stern warning to vandals and saboteurs blowing up oil and gas installations, saying the full weight of the law would be unleashed on them should they continue in their nefarious acts. The President said the fate of the Boko Haram insurgents in the hands of the Nigerian armed forces would be their lot. Speaking at a meeting with members of the Nigerian community in China, President Buhari said he would not relent in the fight against corruption. According to him, corruption is an arch-enemy of the nation, which has destroyed the lives of many Nigerians. He said: “I...
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No Negotiations, No Surrender, Boko Haram Declares In New Video

Just a week after its leader Abubakar Shekau hinted at ending Boko Haram’s reign of terror in northeastern Nigeria in a video, the group released a new video Friday denying any suggestion it might surrender. “You should know that there is no truce, there is no negotiations, there is no surrender,” an unidentified masked man in camouflage said in a prepared script in Hausa, the dominant language in the north, in the video posted on YouTube. in Friday’s message, Boko Haram maintained it was a potent fighting force, with men holding AK-47s posing in front of Toyota Hilux pick-up trucks and a lorry...
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Boko Haram: Troops Kill 58 Terrorists, Lose A Soldier

The Nigerian Army said, yesterday, that it lost one of its soldiers and killed no fewer than 58 terrorists, following a clearance operation to rid insurgents from their hideout at Musari. The Army in statement signed by Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said: “In continuation with the clearance of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 153 Task Force Brigade, 5 Brigade, Monday, had an encounter with terrorists at Musari village. “During the clearance operations, a soldier paid the supreme price, while the troops killed 58 terrorists and recovered two hand grenades,...
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Troops Kill One Terrorist, Capture Three Others In Gwashari Village, Borno

Troops of 254 Task Force Battalion, 25 Task Force Brigade in conjunction with vigilantes have conducted clearance operation of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists at Gwashari village along Damboa-Bale road. During the patrol, the troops encountered some elements of the Boko Haram terrorists in which they killed one and captured 3 others. They also recovered 1 Dane gun, an magazine of AK-47 rifle, 2 knives, assorted drugs and the sum of N142,000 from the terrorists.
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Troops Clear Boko Haram From Doksa, Dure

The Nigerian Army yesterday said troops fighting insurgency in the North-east had cleared remnants of Boko Haram militants hiding in Doksa, Biu LGA and Dure district in Borno State. A statement from army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said troops of the 231 and 331 Battalions with some Special Forces from the 3 Division cleared the terrorists hiding in Doksa general area. Colonel Usman added that during the clearance, the troops killed two militants and recovered military uniforms, one General Purpose Machine Gun, one AK-47 rifle and two dane guns.  He added that the troops also captured one...
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Troops Foil Boko Haram Attack On IDP Camp, Kill 26

Military troops have killed 26 suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram sect in an attempted failed attack on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno state. The IDP camp in Dikwa with a population of over 40,000 refugees has witnessed series of attacks by insurgents recently. Unfortunately, sources said, a soldier, civilian JTF member and some IDP members also lost their lives in the fresh encounter that took place in the early hours of Wednesday. In an email message to our Correspondent, Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said,...
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Why Boko Haram Keeps Bombing North-Eastern Communities– FG

The recent bombings of some communities in the North-eastern part of the country are acts of desperation rather than resurgence of insurgency, the Federal Government has said. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who gave this explanation at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, insisted that the terror group had been degraded and were desperate to prove otherwise through bombing of soft targets. He said, “Now, the current bombings by the degraded Boko Haram will not surprise anyone who is conversant with the ebb and flow of insurgency. During the immediate period after an insurgency...
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Army Frees 271 Nigerians, 4 Foreigners Detained In Error For Being Boko Haram Members

The Nigerian Army on Friday released 275 detainees after they had been cleared of being members of the Boko Haram terrorists group.   Maj.-Gen. Hassan Umaru, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, handed over the detainees to Gov. Kashim Shettima at a ceremony in Maiduguri.   Umaru said that the detainees included 271 Nigerians and two nationals each of the republics of Cameroon and Niger.   "Today we are releasing 275 persons who have been in detention over suspicion of being involved in terrorism. Our crack team of joint investigators has screened and cleared the...
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Boko Haram Not Occupying Any Local Govt In Borno – Gov Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, yesterday dismissed media report credited to Senator Kaka Bashir Garbai that three local government areas of Abadam, Mobbar and Kala Balge, were fully under the control of Boko Haram insurgents, insisting that none of the councils in the state was being occupied by the insurgents.     Shettima said the military and other security operatives on the platform of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’, had been doing their best in the last six months as the terrorists’ capacity had been whittled down leaving only pockets of them remaining in the Sambisa...
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