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Islamists kill nine Nigerian soldiers in Northeast

Islamist militants killed nine Nigerian soldiers in an attack on a military base in the northeast of the country, three soldiers and an official from a security agency said on Wednesday. A decade-long insurgency in the northeast, started by Islamist group Boko Haram in 2009, has claimed more than 30,000 lives.

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

The Wall Street Journal and nocturnal burials

Col. Timothy Antigha Just like weddings, burial rites of service personnel even during periods of hostility constitute an integral part of the Traditions and Customs of the Nigerian Army and indeed the military, as inherited from the British. The practice is that, upon the death of serving personnel, his Commanding Officer

Hunt and kill Boko Haram terrorists, soldiers told

Mukaila Ola  The Nigerian soldiers deployed for counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in the North East, have been asked to hunt and kill  Boko Haram terrorists. The Head of the counter-insurgency operation in the Northeast (Operation Lafiya Dole), Maj-Gen. Benson Akinroluyo, addressing troops of 120 Battalion, Goniri, Yobe State ordered soldiers to hunt

Islamic State claims 12 Nigerian soldiers killed in Gajiram attack

Islamic State claimed fighters from its West Africa Province affiliate on Monday attacked a military base in Gajiram in northeast Nigeria. In a Wednesday, June 19 statement, ISIS claimed 12 Nigerian solders were killed and others injured when ISWAP fighters attacked “a barracks of the apostate Nigerian Army” in Gajiram. It said

Hunger, rainstorm kill 11 villagers after ‘forced’ evacuation by Nigerian military – Survivors

Abdulkareem Haruna Some villagers forced out of their homes last week by Nigerian soldiers said they lost at least 11 persons, mostly children, between Saturday and Sunday in their makeshift homes in Damboa village of Borno State. Last week, the Nigerian military ordered the residents of Sabongari, a community 150km west of