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Four reportedly killed as Boko Haram attacks Gov. Shettima’s convoy

Four people were reportedly killed and an unknown number of others were kidnapped in a Boko Haram attack on a convoy of vehicles carrying the governor of Borno state, kashim shettima in northeast Nigeria, sources said on Wednesday. A civilian militia member travelling with  Shettima said jihadist fighters staged an ambush

Nigerian Military will break Boko Haram, ISWA unholy alliance — Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has vowed that the military will break the unholy alliance between the Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State West Africa or ISWA. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr Buratai made the assertion on Monday in Abuja, when he declared open a two-day

Soldier, village head reportedly killed in Boko Haram gun battle with troops

A soldier and a local chief were killed in Boko Haram attacks in Madagali, Adamawa State on Saturday, military and civilian sources said on Sunday. Fighters loyal to factional leader Abubakar Shekau attacked the town of Madagali on Saturday, leading to a two-hour gun battle with troops. “We lost a soldier in

Three soldiers reportedly killed as Boko Haram attacks military base in Borno

Three soldiers were killed when Boko Haram jihadists raided a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Saturday. The attack happened at the Forward Operation Base in Ngwom village, some 14 kilometres (nearly nine miles) north of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri. “Boko Haram infiltrated our base in Ngwom yesterday

Amnesty International and Its War On Honesty

By Ayo Akanji For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others — Nelson Mandela The stated mission of Amnesty International, an NGO founded by Peter Benenson in 1961 is to “campaign for a world in

Nearly 60,000 people displaced in 3 months in Northeast – UN

The International Organisation for Migration, IOM, says an upsurge in violent attacks in crisis-raven Northeast Nigeria has displaced 59,200 people in the last three months. The UN migration agency warned in Geneva that Northeast Nigeria displacement crisis had continued due to “increased sophistication’’ of attackers. The agency noted the armed extremists, notably

Nigerian Troops kill four insurgents in Borno

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its troops had successfully foiled attack and killed four Boko Haram insurgents at Malumfatori community in Abadam Local Government Atrea of Borno State. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri. Nwachukwu disclosed that gallant

Army debunks report claiming Boko Haram killed 60 in Rann

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Army has dismissed the report by Amnesty International claiming sixty people were killed in Boko haram attack in Rann community of Borno State as false. Amnesty International had claimed in its report that Boko Haram insurgents attacked the community after Nigerian troops withdrew from the area. Col. Onyema

35,000 Nigerian refugees safe in Cameroon — UN

The UN refugee agency said the estimated 35,000 Nigerians had fled across the north-eastern border into Cameroon in the last two weeks of January. There are also several thousands of Cameroonian refugees hosted across Nigeria, reported News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). There are concerns about the possible forceful ejection of the Nigerian