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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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British newspaper report accuses army of ‘supporting’ insurgency, banditry

“A few days before any attack, a military helicopter is spotted dropping arms and other supplies into the areas inhabited by the Fulani tribes. Then the attack comes. For reasons of Islamic doctrine, the militia often deliver a letter of

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Soldier shoots knife attacker near Paris’ Louvre Museum

A machete-wielding man has been shot and wounded by a French soldier near the Louvre Museum in central Paris after an apparent attack on a second soldier. The individual, carrying a backpack, cried out “Allahu Akbar” according to Michel Cadot,

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WFP director arrives Nigeria to visit North East torn by Boko Haram conflict

ABUJA – World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin arrives in Nigeria late Tuesday for talks with government officials and to visit the Northeast, where WFP is assisting more than a million people who lives were wrecked by Boko

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Buhari condemns terrorist attack on University of Maiduguri Mosque

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the terrorist attack at a mosque in the University of Maiduguri which happened at the wee hours of Monday morning, killing scores of persons. In a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President

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Troops rescue 58 people in 2 days

Troops operating in the North-East have rescued 58 people abducted by terrorists in the last two days, including 35 women and 23 children. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Sunday that the

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Chibok Girls: FG rejects BBOG conditions for joining search

The Federal Government has rejected the conditions given by the Bring Back Our Girls group for joining the search for the missing Chibok girls in Sambisa Forest. In a letter addressed to the convener of the group, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili,

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