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Boko Haram insurgents attack military bases in Borno, steal weapons

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly carried out multiple attacks on military bases in Borno state, overrunning three of them and stealing weapons, security sources said on Monday. Fighters believed to be from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the IS-linked faction of Boko Haram, stormed four bases from Friday through Sunday

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

Boko Haram attacks military base in Borno

Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, setting fire to shelters for those made homeless by the conflict, military and humanitarian sources told AFP Tuesday. The attack in Rann, some 175 kilometres (110 miles) northeast of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, began late on Monday afternoon and

Ibrahim Sakaba: Slain Nigerian Army commander hailed for selflessness in Boko Haram war

  Samuel Ogundipe Ibrahim Sakaba, a lieutenant-colonel, died alongside at least 117 of his fellow soldiers following a catastrophic invasion of their base in northern Borno State on November 18. Colleagues have hailed the bravery of all the soldiers who lost their lives in the attack. But they hailed Mr Sakaba in particular

As troops battle for Gudumbali…

 Boko haram insurgents infiltrated Gudumbali, a community in Guzamala Local Government of Borno state. Musa Umar Bologi visited the area and presents first-hand information from the residents, military in addition to his observations. The battle The night was gradually creeping in, but the residents of Gudumbali were still going about their dealings. Some children sat

Boko haram captures borno town after taking over military base

Boko Haram jihadists have taken over a town in northeast Nigeria after sacking and occupying a military base, local officials and security sources told AFP on Saturday. Scores of fighters believed to be loyal to an Islamic State group-affiliated Boko Haram faction stormed the base in Gudumbali, in the Guzamala area

India to build major military facility in Seychelles amid growing China influence

•India signs 20-year-pact with Seychelles to build airstrip and jetty for navy on Assumption Island  By Samuel Osborne Insecurities deepen in Delhi after Beijing inaugurates overseas base near one of world's busiest shipping lane. India is preparing to build a military base in the Seychelles as part of the country’s ongoing contest with China for influence in