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24 Boko Haram insurgents operating as Fulani herdsmen arrested in Edo

The Otaru of Auchi Kingdom, Alhaji Aliru H. Momoh, in Edo, on Monday announced the arrest of 24 suspected Boko Haram members operating as Fulani Herdsmen in the community by the Nigerian Army. The monarch told newsmen in his palace

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Boko Haram kills 11 in Maiduguri

Eleven people were killed when Boko Haram gunmen and suicide bombers launched a rare combined attack inside the strategic northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, police said on Thursday. Borno state police commissioner Damian Chukwu said one civilian was killed as

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Boko Haram suspect regains freedom after four years in custody

Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, discharged a Boko Haram suspect, Usman Abubakar, who was arraigned alongside six others on terrorism charges. Abubakar, the 6th defendant, was allegedly involved in the abduction of seven foreigners from a construction site in

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Chibok girls: We regret voting Buhari – Parents

Parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls have expressed their regrets in voting President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. They expressed their feelings after security personnel prevented them from seeing President Buhari in the Aso Rock Presidential Villa yesterday. Over two hundred

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Shekarau supports Buhari’s anti-corruption battle

Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Kano state and PDP chief, has declared that he is an ardent supporter of the anti-corruption efforts of the federal government. The former minister of education lauded the anti-corruption fight by President Muhammadu Buhari while

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Troops capture 14 Boko Haram terrorists

Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole have captured 14 Boko Haram terrorists and neutralised many others in Borno State. The Army embarked on clearance operations at Chikum Gudu in the northern part of Borno State on Friday when they captured the terrorists.

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Nigeria rejected British offer to rescue seized Chibok schoolgirls

British armed forces offered to attempt to rescue nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, but were rebuffed by Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s president at the time, the Observer has learned. In a mission named Operation

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Mubi Polytechnic recovering from Boko Haram attack, admits 4,600 students

The Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa is steadily recovering from the Boko Haram attack of 30 months ago. The institution has matriculated 4,600 students for its 2016/2017 academic session. The attack, which occurred in October 2014, led to a low intake

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Boko Haram: UN yet to receive request to sanction neighbouring nations

The UN said on Friday that it has not received a letter reportedly written by a former President of the Nigerian Senate, Sen. Ameh Ebute. Ebute’s letter was reportedly calling on the UN Security Council to sanction some of Nigeria’s

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