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Eight soldiers reportedly killed in ISWAP ambush near Monguno

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Eight Nigerian soldiers were killed in an insurgent ambush in the Lake Chad area of Nigeria’s Borno state on Friday, August 30, two military sources told AFP. Heavily-armed fighters believed to be from Islamic State West Africa Province opened fire on a military convoy, 35 km (22 miles) west of Monguno, where

Boko Haram: Humanitarian disaster looms over Monguno–MSF

Mukaila Ola  The Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Thursday said a catastrophe is on the verge of happening in Monguno, Borno State, Nigeria. MSF, otherwise called Doctors Without Border decried that over 30,000 people are presently in acute need in the area, which communities nearby were attacked by Boko Haram insurgency in

Photospeak: Buhari, Security Chiefs meet in Aso Rock

Jude Johnson President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with service chiefs and security heads at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Although the agenda of the meeting was not made public, it may not be unconnected with the security situation in the country as the security heads were expected

NAF Aircraft Destroy Terrorists’ Hideout In Borno

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it's Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a terrorists’ hideout and neutralized some terrorists at Kaicungul, a settlement about 100Km Northwest of Monguno, in Northern Borno State. Ibikunle Daramola, Director Public Relations and Information said in a statement on

Nigeria signs new international agreement against terrorism

Nigeria has signed a Code of Conduct, aimed at joining efforts with the global community to actively engage in the fight against terrorism. Nigeria’s delegation to the meeting on the margins of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York was led by the

We have the formula to end farmers-herders conflict, Miyetti Allah tells FG, NSA

•Monguno urges parties to embrace government initiatives •••reject revenge   Senator Iroegbu The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and Association of Christian Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (AOCTRON), have said that they have a winning formula to end the bloody conflict between the farmers and herdsmen across the country. This was the highlighted

Ahead of 2019 elections, Buhari reads riot act to partisan security agents

•NSA warns security agencies against compromising elections •INEC chairman harps on decisive action against vote-buying offenders •Says Osun will be a testing ground for 2019 Senator Iroegbu The President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to deal with any security agency and personnel found wanting or partisan in a manner that jeopardises the free, fair and

Nigerian troops neutralise 16 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

•Recover gun trucks, cache of ammunition Jude Johnson  The Nigerian troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Forward Operational Base (FOB) along Mairari  in Monguno have neutralised 16 Boko Haram insurgents in part Borno State, North East Nigeria. The Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement on

Dapchi: Buhari vows to punish guilty agencies, gazette probe panel report

•This must not degenerate to another Chibok saga-Monguno •Says conflicting reports, inter-agency blame game embarrassing  Jude Johnson The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has vowed to punish agencies and individuals found culpable in the February 19 abduction of 110 students of Government Girls' Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe State. Even though the