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Boko Haram: NCAT begs Borno residents to Provide military with information to arrest fleeing terrorists

A group known as the National Coalition Against Terrorism, NCAT, has appealed to the people of Maiduguri, Borno State to fashion the Military with information that will lead to the capture of fleeing Boko Haram terrorists. The appeal was made by NCAT National Coordinator, Kuanum Terrence during a rally for peace held in Maiduguri, the state capital. Speaking at the ...

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FG should stop Big Brother Naija probe and focus on investigating IDP camp bombing – MI [SEE TWEET]

Nigerian Rapper MI has condemned the Federal Government’s decision to why the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality show is being hosted in South Africa.     MI wants the government to spend its time investigating the accidental bombing of the IDP camp in Rann, Borno state. See tweet below:       Share

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In The News Today 18-01-2017 (Audio)

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

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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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Borno: Eight people killed during suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri

Eight people have been confirmed dead in several explosions that hit Maiduguri, the Borno state capital late on Sunday, January 8.   Daily Trust reports that according to local sources, a Boko Haram suicide bomber attacked a Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) check point around Muna garage while another set of bombers attacked Kalleri ward.   It quoted a resident ...

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Another Chibok girl and her baby found near Sambisa forest

Sahara Reporters is reporting that troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued another one of the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014. According to the report, the girl was rescued with her baby near Sambisa Forest.   Sahara Reporters quotes a government source as saying that the name of the girl rescued is Rakiya ...

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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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Female suicide bomber intercepted in Borno State by the Army

Nigerian Army with the help of Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) on Thursday, December 15th, thwarted an attempt by a female suicide bomber to launch a suicide attack at Rann, in Kala Bage Local Government Area of Borno State. The terrorist had strapped her with a suicide vest and let her loose into a crowded neighbourhood but a member of ...

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Another Nigerian Army officer Lt. Col. Umusu killed alongside his security details by Boko Haram terrorists

Another senior Nigerian Army officer has been killed by Boko Haram militants. The officer, O. Umusu, a Lieutenant Colonel and Commanding Officer, 118 Task Force Battalion in Borno State, was killed alongside his security details, by an Improvised Explosive Device in an ambush Monday evening. Military insiders said the officer and his men were returning from Maiduguri to their location ...

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Nigeria-Niger borders roads to be reopened by Nigeria Military { Photos }

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has said that the Nigeria-Niger border roads will be re-opened by the military to reactivate and facilitate farming, trade, and evacuation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Diffa province to liberated communities. Over 85,000 IDPs from Borno state are taking refuge at Diffa resettlement camps, established by the Nigerien government in 2014. Shettima disclosed this ...

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