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UN: Cameroon ‘Forcefully’ Repatriates 517 Nigerian Refugees ‘Fleeing From Boko Haram’

The U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has confirmed that Cameroon has forcibly repatriated more than 500 Nigerians who had fled into the country due to the Boko Haram insurgency. According to AFP, a statement issued by UNHCR indicated that a total of 517 Nigerians were sent back to their home country, including 313 who had applied for asylum. The report also stated that the repatriation occurred between February 10 – 15, 2017. “UNHCR, aware of the security challenges in the area as a result of

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‘Fake News Poses More Threat Than Boko Haram Insurgency, Militancy’ – Lai

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has lamented that the phenomenon of fake news, if drastic measures are not placed against it, poses more threat to the nation than Boko Haram insurgency and militancy. The minister made this known on Tuesday in Abuja at the seventh edition of the National Security Seminar with the theme “Consolidating on the Gains of Counter Terrorism Operations in Nigeria’’. According to him, the phenomenon of fake news propagated majorly by the

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Boko Haram Is Now Broke – UN

The United Nation (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, has stated that the Boko Haram group is currently plagued by financial difficulties. Feltman made this statement known on Tuesday while briefing the Security Council on the UN Secretary-General’s Fourth Report on the threat the group poses to international peace and security efforts to “check and roll it back”. The UN envoy also stressed that Boko Haram was under intense military pressure, but warned

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Beware! Female Boko Haram Radicals Now Use Babies During Suicide Bombings

The Defence Headquarters has warned the public to beware as female Boko Haram suicide bombers in the North East are now evading detection from security operatives by carrying babies on their back. It was gathered that one of such attacks involving babies occurred on January 13 in the town of Madagali in Adamawa State, when two women passed a vigilante checkpoint disguised as mothers, since they were carrying babies. The female jihadists killed themselves, two babies, and four other people

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Femi Kuti visits IDP Camp in Maiduguri & Puts a Smile on the Faces of the Children

Veteran singer Femi Kuti took some time out on Monday to visit an IDP Camp in Maiduguri where he played with some of the kids and help put smiles on their faces. He shared photos on Twitter and his fans commended his efforts. He also posed with some soldiers from the Nigerian Armed Forces saying “They too need love and support & encouragement”. See the photos below.

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Buhari Welcomes Recovery Of Another Chibok Girl

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the recovery of another Chibok school girl, Rakiya Abubakar, in the Alagarno area of Damboa Local Government Area of Borno. Buhari made his feelings known in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Thursday. Rakiya Abubakar: the latest Chibok schoolgirl rescuedHe noted that the recovery had raised renewed hope that the other captured girls would one day be reunited with their families,

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Thugs, Prostitute Pounce On Herdsman Suspected To Be A Boko Haram Member

A Fulani herdsman, who appeared to have displayed some tendencies of the notorious terror group Boko Haram, was descended on by a group of thugs – numbering seven – and a prostitute at a brothel known as Big Dafe, located along the East-West Expressroad, Ughelli, Delta State, in the early hours of Wednesday. The herdsmen, Usman, who had visited the brothel to have fun, approached the prostitute, named Amaka, and paid her N5,000 with the intention of having an all night romp with

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Soldiers, Policemen Arrested For ‘Sexually Exploiting’ Girls Displaced By Boko Haram

At least two policemen, three army personnel, one prison official, one Air Force personnel, a staff of Borno Ministry for Agriculture and two members of the Civilian JTF have been arrested for sexually abusing women and girls displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, the Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Ibrahim Idris said. In October, the Human Rights Watch had in a publication, detailed how government officials abused and raped women living at IDP camps in Borno State. In the report,

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War On Boko Haram: Nigeria Acquires 21 Fighter Aircraft, Gets 4 War Planes From Pakistani

The War against Boko Haram insurgency is getting the much needed boost as the Nigerian Airforce on Monday took delivery of four fighter aircraft from the Pakistani government. This is coming after President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the procurement of 21 aircraft, which include four gunship-helicopters, four medium airlift utility helicopters, three live attack aircraft and 10 primary trainers which delivery are expected in the country by the first quarter of 2017,Vanguard reports. The

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We Must Defeat Boko Haram In December – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has called on troops deployed in the north-east to buckle up and ensure that remnants of Boko Haram terrorists are completely cleared before this year comes to an end. This he said in a statement to the troops, a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja. The statement read: “In this regard, no stone should be left unturned. I, therefore, call on all officers and soldiers to buckle up and ensure that remnants of

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Boko Haram: Nigerian Army Declares 46 Soldiers Missing

The Nigerian Army has officially declared a senior officer and 45 soldiers missing during an attack by Boko Haram terrorists about 5 weeks ago. Premium Times ‘authoritatively’ quoted a military source as saying that the Army authorities have formally told the families of the 46 personnel of the fate of their loved ones and requested that their next of kin forward bank details for onward remittance of accrued payments. The sources in the military said the declaration and notification were

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FALLEN HEROES: Photos of Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai And others weeping at Lt. Col. Abu Ali’s funeral

On Monday, November 7, the man who has been named Nigeria’s most gallant officer Mohammed Abu Ali was laid to rest at the National Cemetery in Abuja. The Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai during the funeral of Lt. Col Abu Ali today Ali, a lieutenant colonel was buried alongside six others – Sergeant Muazu Ibrahim, Sergeant Hussani Jafaru, Sergeant Bassey Okon, Corporal Chukwu simon, Abel Sea Man Patrick Paul (of the Nigerian Navy) and Private Soldier Salisu Lawal. These seven military

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