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Boko Haram: Concern mounts over possible mutiny within Nigerian military

Tension is rising among the top hierarchy of the Nigerian military as fears continue to spread of an imminent rebellion among the rank and file,  writes Samson Folarin and Tobi Aworinde of The Sunday Punch   Our correspondents, who spoke to four senior officers, including a Major General, learnt that many of the soldiers, especially those

Troops avert disaster, arrests female suicide bomber in Borno State

Jude Johnson  The troops of 251 Task Force Battalion Maiduguri, Borno State, North East Nigeria, have averted disaster when they arrested a female suicide bomber on Monday, Nigerian Army said via its social media accounts. Military authorities said the suicide bomber was stopped while attempting to infiltrate Maiduguri to detonate her suicide

Boko haram: NAF destroys terrorists’ facilities in sambisa forest

The Nigerian Air Force says the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, has successfully destroyed some Boko Haram terrorists’ facilities and equipment at Alafa Yagayaga in Sambisa forest. According to the Air force, the task force also destroyed a suspected Boko Haram ammunition depot in Kusuma on the fringes of

Lost childhood: Boko Haram victims gripped by thoughts of revenge

As children affected by violence dream of being soldiers to exact retribution, experts call for mental health support. by Chika Oduah   The field is wide and scorching under dry midday heat. Dozens of children kick up the sand underneath their sandals. Their shrieks echo as they roll their heads back in carefree laughter.

ISIS: Nigeria not under threat – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has said that there was no concrete evidence to support the claim that the Islamic State – ISIS was sending its members to Nigeria to train the Boko Haram terrorists. “It is pertinent to state categorically that there is no concrete evidence on the ground to back the

Army dreams to make Sambisa Forest tourists haven

Nigeria’s army is planning a makeover for  the Sambisa Forest, from being the den of Boko Haram terrorists  into a tourist destination. Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, announced the plan on Wednesday. “Nigerian Army to collaborate with National Park Service and Borno State Government to turn Sambisa forest to tourist