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Jakana: Special Force eliminates 11 Boko Haram fighters, nab six commanders

•NIS boss urges security spokespersons to communicate all the time Senator Iroegbu  In a commando style, gallant troops deployed have killed 11 Boko Haram (BH) insurgents, together with their informants. PRNigeria gathered that the troops, who first disguised themselves, successfully laid an ambush along a road in Jakana axis of Borno State, before

Shettima takes Borno security situation to security chiefs

Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima on Wednesday met with service chiefs to discuss the security situation in Borno state. The governor met with the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen.Tukur Buratai and Director General of State Security Services, Yusuf Bichi, at separate meetings.  He was accompanied by

2,000 Nigerians flee village as Army prepares Boko Haram offensive

Some 2,000 people have reportedly been forced to flee to the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri ahead of a major offensive against Boko Haram, emergency services and residents told AFP on Tuesday. Nigerian troops herded residents of Jakana village into trucks and ferried them 40 kilometres (25 miles) to a displacement

Army redeploys commanders, senior officers following Boko Haram attack

•Operation Lafiya Dole re-organised, expanded •Now has three sector commands Jude Johnson and Godsgift Onyedinefu with Agency report  The Nigerian Army has in response to the recent Boko Haram,  announced redeployment of its senior officers, naming a new commander to lead counter-insurgency operations against the jihadists. Reports by the Police and Civilian JTF (local

Again, troops repel boko haram attack in borno

The Nigerian Army and Police on Thursday repelled an attack by Boko-Haram insurgents who attempted to invade Jakana town in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno. Newsmen report that dozens of the insurgents armed with sophisticated weapons, stormed the town at about 5.30 pm. Jakana is about 40km from Maiduguri, the Borno