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Boko Haram: 1.8m IDPs not ready to return home — Report

By Rabiu Sani The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) says 1.8 million persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency are unwilling to return to their ancestral communities soon in the North-East. The Secretary-General of the Council, Mr. Jan Egeland, made this known while presenting the report on situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in Maiduguri. The

Nigerian troops neutralise terrorists in Yobe State

  Ibrahim Uba Yusuf   The troops 8 Task Force Division Nigerian Amy have for the second time in four days, denied Boko Haram terrorists room to conduct their nefarious activities within their Area of Responsibility (AOR) in parts of the North East.   The Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Timothy Antigha, on

Violent Extremism: Army changes tactics in N/East

By Hamza Suleiman Nigerian Army has started a 30-day public awareness against violent religious extremism in the North East, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen. Tukur Burutai, says. Buratai made this known at the launch of the sensitisation in Maiduguri on Monday. Represented by Maj.-Gen. David Ahmadu, the Chief of Training and

Boko Haram: UK supports Nigeria with another £200m

By Josephine Ella-Ejeh The United Kingdom (UK) has announced an additional £200 million support package of emergency relief for North-East Nigeria with effect from 2018 – 2022. A press release obtained by Global Sentinel from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID),   indicated that the International Development Secretary,  Priti Patel announced the

Boko Haram resurgence fueled by economic sabotage-anti-terrorism group

Ibrahim Uba Yusuf  The renewed hostility by Boko Haram terrorists in the North East is being masterminded by economic motivations of crude oil in the Lake Chad Basin and not religious philosophy, according to an anti-terrorism organisation, Nigerian Coalition Against Terrorism (NCAT). The National Coordinator of NCAT, Gabriel Onoja, said that the religious inclination

Nigeria playing politics with ‘far from defeated’ Boko Haram-HURIWA

Blames corruption, propaganda  Jude Johnson  The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has accused Nigerian government of playing politics with the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists. The National Coordinator, HURIWA, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, in a statement on Saturday, lamented that the terrorists far from being defeated are actually on