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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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Troops Kill 42 Boko Haram Militants, Capture Female ‘Sex’ Slave

The Nigerian Army has said its troops of 27 Task Force Brigade, killed 37 terrorists in Borno south during a clearance operation nicknamed “Operation Karya Gwuiwa.” This is contained in a statement issued by Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman on Saturday night. The statement read: “In continuation of the ongoing clearance operation against Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 27 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army have embarked on a joint Operation nicknamed “Operation KARYA GWUIWA”. “In line

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Hunters Slaughter 7 Boko Haram Militants In Adamawa

Hunters drafted to assist the military in the battle ground against insurgency have slaughtered seven Boko Haram militants at Makwan village in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state. Residents, who witnessed the incident, said the militants of the Islamic death cult had attacked the village around 12 pm on Saturday, shooting sporadically while houses were set ablaze. While this was going on, some fleeing residents alerted the hunters manning their duty post some kilometres

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Boko Haram: Night Markets Resurface In Maiduguri 3 Years After Cessation

Night markets have resurfaced in Maiduguri, the economic hub and capital of Borno State, nearly three years after they ceased to exist due to Boko Haram insurgents’ attacks. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the markets, which disappeared in 2012, at the summit of Boko Haram insurgency in the state, started resurfacing a few months ago, following the gradual return of peace and the removal of military checkpoints by authorities. A correspondent of the agency, who went to scout

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2 Soldiers Dead, 6 Injured As MNTJF Troops Intensify Air Strikes On Boko Haram Camps

The Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, on Saturday, disclosed that it lost two soldiers while six others were injured after stepping on improvised Explosives Devices (IED) during the clearing of Boko Haram camps in Baroua village, Northern Borno during a recent operation. A statement by the Chief Military Public Information Officer of the MNJTF, Colonel Muhammad Dole, said: “The effects of difficult terrains and unpredictable weather conditions continue to pose serious challenges to the

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