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Policeman killed as troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno

    Policeman killed as troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno

A police officer was killed on Friday when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Tunkushe village in Konduga local government area (LGA) of Borno state.  The insurgents came into the village on

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OBITUARY: Gambo Jimeta, the UK-trained detective who nabbed notorious robber, Anini, weeks after appointment as IGP

    OBITUARY: Gambo Jimeta, the UK-trained detective who nabbed notorious robber, Anini, weeks after appointment as IGP

‘My friend, where is Anini?’ That was not the kind of question a police chief would expect from his commander-in-chief in front of the media. But that was the question

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Buhari orders ‘special focus’ on Zamfara over banditry resurgence

    Buhari orders ‘special focus’ on Zamfara over banditry resurgence

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a special focus on Zamfara state over the resurgence of banditry.  In the past months, the north-west state has come under a series of attacks

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Makinde: Bandits, NOT Fulani herders, are the enemies

    Makinde: Bandits, NOT Fulani herders, are the enemies

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says the enemies of the state are bandits and kidnappers, and not herders seeking pasture for their flock.  There have been pockets of violence in

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PROFILE: Marwa, Harvard-trained new anti-drug czar who started handling firearms at 12

  PROFILE: Marwa, Harvard-trained new anti-drug czar who started handling firearms at 12

Mohamed (notice the one ‘m’ in the middle) Buba Marwa’s appointment as the chairman and chief executive officer of the

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Four policemen killed as gunmen lay ambush on highway

  Four policemen killed as gunmen lay ambush on highway

Four policemen were killed in an ambush by gunmen on Birnin Gwari – Funtua highway last Friday. The officers, deployed

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Zulum: Some Boko Haram militants are white men, Asians and Christians

  Zulum: Some Boko Haram militants are white men, Asians and Christians

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, says there are white men, Asians and Christians in the ranks of Boko Haram. Boko

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Troops repel attack in Borno, destroy Boko Haram gun trucks 

  Troops repel attack in Borno, destroy Boko Haram gun trucks 

Soldiers of the Nigerian army and air force in operation Tura Takaibango have repelled an attack on a military base

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Soldier arrested for criticising Buratai granted bail — after 7 months

  Soldier arrested for criticising Buratai granted bail — after 7 months

Martins Idakpini, a lance corporal arrested and detained for criticising Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has been granted bail. 

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Boko Haram weaker, kidnapped victims rescued… presidency lists achievements to mark Armed Forces Remembrance Day

  Boko Haram weaker, kidnapped victims rescued… presidency lists achievements to mark Armed Forces Remembrance Day

The presidency says Boko Haram insurgents are now weaker, as the security situation in the north-east has improved since the

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