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Niger army says ten Boko Haram ‘terrorists’ killed 

Niger's army said on Saturday it killed "10 terrorists" after one of its military positions in the southwest of the country was attacked by fighters from the Boko Haram jihadist group. "In the night from Thursday to Friday, the military station of Baroua was attacked by the terrorist group Boko Haram,"

Cost of counter-terrorism for civilians in Lake Chad countries

•Restrictions aimed at stopping extremism shouldn’t deny the people of the Lake Chad Basin their livelihoods. Omar S Mahmood The ongoing terror threat in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon has led the governments of the Lake Chad region to enact numerous security restrictions in affected areas. While these restrictions are meant to

Migrant crossings from Niger to Europe fall by 95% – EU

The flow of migrants crossing through Niger in a bid to reach Europe fell by 95% last year, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani announced ahead of a visit to Niger this week. "Through financial support and a strong partnership, the European Union has helped Niger to reduce migratory flows to Libya

Mauritanian general to take over Sahel anti-terror force

Mauritania's deputy chief of staff General Hanena Ould Sidi will take charge of the five-nation "G5 Sahel" force following a series of deadly jihadist rebel attacks, official sources said. The decision to remove Malian commander General Didier Dacko from the post was reached July 2 at a G5 meeting of Mauritania,

Can AU tackle security challenges in the Sahel?

Ibrahim Ahmed Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou, Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Chad President Idriss Deby, Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore pose before a working session of the African Union in Nouakchott, Mauritania, July 2, 2018. African leaders meeting in Mauritania last week pledged to

Police nab five suspected killers of seven Abuja officers

•Parade 37 bandits, criminals terrorising N'West, N'Central Jude Johnson The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has arrested five suspects in connection with the  ambush, attack and killings of seven Police personnel on duty at Galadimawa, Abuja on July 2, 2018.   The Force Public Relations Officer (PRO), Moshood Jimoh, disclosed this on Friday in Suleija,

Boko Haram kills 9 in Niger

  Diffa City, south east Niger suffered several attacks believed to be carried out by Boko Haram Terrorists on Monday night, leaving 9 people dead. According to local officials on the spot, the tragedy was perpetrated by at least three suicide bombers who blew themselves up late at night in three different

47 Prison Inmates Get Relief in Ebonyi, Niger States 

•Ebonyi CJ grants bail to 18, discharges 7 inmates, 1 juvenile • Niger Chief Judge frees 21 inmates  Jude Johnson The Chief Judge of Ebonyi State, Hon. Justice Alloy N. Nwankwo, in exercise of his judicial powers has granted bail to 18,discharged 7 inmates and 1 juvenile.  During the goal delivery exercise conducted at Abakaliki