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Shuaibu Moni, one of the swapped Boko Haram commanders threatens to bomb Abuja!

Three commanders of Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, recently released last weekend in exchange for 82 Chibok girls have appeared in a new video obtained by a Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida. In the video, one of the commanders, Shaibu Moni, threatened to bomb Nigeria’s federal capital, Abuja, in due course. Moni is seen in the video stating that the terror ...

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Boko Haram: Nigeria marks three years abduction of Chibok schoolgirls

Boko Haram extremists amid anger that government efforts to negotiate their freedom appear to have stalled. Activists are expected to rally in the capital, Abuja, and the commercial hub Lagos in an attempt to urge President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to do more to free the nearly 200 schoolgirls who remain captive. Last October, Nigeria announced the release of 21 of ...

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Boko Haram: Two Killed in mosque suicide attack weeks after Maiduguri University blast

At least two people have been killed when a suspected Boko Haram terrorist detonated explosive at a mosque in north-eastern Nigeria. The suicide bomber and a worshiper died in the Dalori village, in the restive Borno state, in the early hours of Tuesday (31 January 2017). Boko Haram is renowned for kidnapping civilians, mainly women and children, and forcing them ...

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Sambisa Forest is 8 times the size of Lagos – Oby Ezekwesili

Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls group, Oby Ezekwesili, says Sambisa Forest, the hideout of the Boko Haram, is 18 times the size of Lagos state, Nigeria’s commercial capital. Ezekwesili, who went on a tour of Sambisa with the Nigerian Airforce (NAF), said the forest is a vast expanse of land, and more has to be done to capturing ...

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Until Chibok girls are rescued, Boko Haram has not been defeated – President Buhari

President Buhari said Boko Haram was defeated last December President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted his government will not proclaim victory over the extremist group, Boko Haram, until all the kidnapped Chibok school girls are rescued. The president said this in a letter he wrote to Pakistani child rights activist, Malala Yousafzai, in which he offered explanations about the ongoing efforts ...

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In The News Today 09-01-2017

A brief report of some of the major headlines in Nigeria and Africa. Share

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Boko Haram: Another Surprise Attack On Nigeria Army Brigade In Yobe { Read }

Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday evening attacked an Army Brigade in Buni Yadi, Yobe State. Confirming the attack, the spokesman of 27 Task Force Brigade, Lt. George Okupe in a text message said the attack was successfully repelled by the troops. He however could not disclose the casualty both on the side of the Army and Boko Haram. Lt. Okupe ...

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DSS claims it has confirmed the arrest of ISIS-recognised Boko Haram leader AbuMusab al-Barnawi

The faction leader of Boko Haram, AbuMusab Al-Barnawi, has been arrested by the Department of State Security Services according to a report by Television continental.   Al-Barnawi who was recognised as the leader of the Boko Haram sect by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) was arrested by DSS operatives three months before Sambisa forest was finally captured ...

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A French man in charge of repairing Boko Haram equipment arrested in Sambisa Forest

There are indications that the “white man” captured in the Sambisa Forest by the Nigerian Army during a raid of the area, is a specialist engaged in helping Boko Haram insurgents to unlock and repair Armored Personnel Carriers, APCs, and other fighting equipment. Speaking with Daily Trust, a soldier who took part in the operations identified the “white man” as ...

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Boko Haram: Dozens of fighters surrender in southern Niger

Dozens of Boko Haram fighters have given themselves up to authorities in southern Niger, the interior minister said, days after the Islamist group suffered key losses over the border in Nigeria. “Thirty-one young people from Diffa, who were enrolled a few years ago in Boko Haram, decided to surrender,” minister Mohamed Bazoum wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, above pictures of ...

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