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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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Bomb Scare: Passengers jump off plane in Australia

Terrified passengers jumped from a Virgin Airline plane at an Australian airport after a threatening note was found on board. According to AAP, passengers were told to leave their luggage and jump about 1.2 metres from the exits onto the

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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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Man arrested and charged in Missouri over bomb threats against Jewish centres

A man has been arrested for allegedly making threats against Jewish institutions, the FBI said on Friday. Juan Thompson, 31, “allegedly caused havoc, expending hundreds of hours of police and law enforcement resources”, said NYPD Commissioner James P O’Neill. He

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Multiple explosions rock Maiduguri as 3 suicide bombers die in failed attack

Three suicide bombers have died after a failed attempt to bomb an internally displaced persons camp in Maiduguri earlier today. Confirming the incident, the Borno state commissioner for police, Damian Chukwu also revealed that 3 petrol tankers caught fire during

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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 invites BBOG for search in Sambisa

The Federal Government has invited members of the Bring Our Girls Back (BBOG) to a short trip in a military operational flight into Sambisa forest in search of the missing Chibok girls. The invitation extended to members of the BBOG,

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Army kills 10 terrorists in reprisal attack

The Military says it has successfully repelled attack by the Boko Haram terrorists at Kangarwa in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the operation was carried

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