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    Seven killed as Boko Haram raids Adamawa village

Seven killed as Boko Haram raids Adamawa village

At least seven were killed after suspected members of the Boko Haram sect attacked Midlu village of Vapura ward in Madagali local government area of the state on Wednesday.The community hosts Sukur World heritage site which was destroyed by the insurgents in 2014.Ahmad Sajoh, commissioner for information and strategy, confirmed the attack to reporters in Yola, the state capital.He said [...]

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    Buratai gives his men 40 days to capture Shekau

Buratai gives his men 40 days to capture Shekau

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has given Ibrahim Attahiru, theatre commander of operation Lafiya Dole, a 40-day ultimatum to capture Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect.According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, Buratai directed Attahiru to use all arsenal at his disposal to find Shekau."Today, Friday 21st July, 2017,  the chief of army staff, Nigerian army, lieutenant general Tukur [...]

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    Women abducted from police convoy speak in new Boko Haram video

Women abducted from police convoy speak in new Boko Haram video

A video has surfaced showing the women believed to have been kidnapped from a police convoy in Borno state on June 21.Boko Haram insurgents had attacked the convoy conveying a corpse of a deceased policewoman to Adamawa state.A number of officers were reported missing.In a recent video, Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, said the abducted officers had [...]

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    Abducted policewomen have become our slaves, Shekau boasts in new video

Abducted policewomen have become our slaves, Shekau boasts in new video

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, has released a video showing the police officers who were abducted in Borno state last week.In the 17 minutes video, the militant leader said the abducted women have become slaves of the group.Female police officers were kidnapped after Boko Haram fighters attacked a convoy of security personnel in the Damboa area of [...]

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    This is just the beginning, Shekau says in new video of insurgents sacking military post

This is just the beginning, Shekau says in new video of insurgents sacking military post

Abubakar Shekau, factional leader of the Boko Haram sect, has released a video showing how insurgents sacked a military post at the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno state.The insurgents' operation was carried out before advancing into Jiddari community on Wednesday evening.The 33-minute video seen by TheCable showed Shekau displaying ammunition and camouflage amongst other items seized from the fleeing soldiers."This is just [...]

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    Shekau ‘threatens’ to bomb Abuja, says war with FG still on

Shekau ‘threatens’ to bomb Abuja, says war with FG still on

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram insurgent group, has threatened to bomb Abuja, Ahmad Salkida, a journalist privy to a yet to be released video, has said.In a series of tweets on Friday, Salkida said Shuaibu Moni, one of the Boko Haram commanders swapped with Chibok schoolgirls was the one who issued the threat in the video.Salkida quoted Moni [...]

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    In new video, Shekau denies being injured, vows to start fresh killings

In new video, Shekau denies being injured, vows to start fresh killings

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, has released a new video, denying the reports that he was injured in a military raid.There were reports that Shekau sustained injuries, while some of his men died when air force fighter jets targeted a location in Borno where members of the sect gathered.But in a 14-minute video, Shekau accused the military [...]

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    Lai: Shekau may not be a real name… you kill one, hundreds surface

Lai: Shekau may not be a real name… you kill one, hundreds surface

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the name Shekau may be fake.Abubakar Shekau is the leader of the Boko Haram sect. He has embarrassed the military on a number of occasions.Each time the army pronounces him dead, he resurfaces in audio or video messages.Last month, Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, said Shekau had been disguising with masks to evade arrest.During [...]

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    Boko Haram commander reveals how he married two Chibok girls

Boko Haram commander reveals how he married two Chibok girls

Joseph David, a former commander of the Boko Haram sect, has confessed marrying two of the 278 school girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, according to Nation.The former Christian said the two girls were part of the benefits that accrued to his office as a Boko Haram commander.The newspaper said David himself was kidnapped by the sect [...]

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    Shekau could be hiding in Sambisa forest, says defence minister

Shekau could be hiding in Sambisa forest, says defence minister

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, says Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, is still alive and could be hiding in Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the sect in Borno state.Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, Dan-Ali said Shekau had been disguising with masks to evade arrest.He maintained that the military had [...]

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    Slain prof’s brother writes Shekau: You’ve earned residency in the deepest hell

Slain prof’s brother writes Shekau: You’ve earned residency in the deepest hell

Usman Abbas, brother of Aliyu Mani, a professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) – who was killed in the first suicide attack on the institution – has written an explosive letter to Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect.Abbas described Shekau as a "filthy, satanic, useless and lost soul", saying he can never "smell heaven".He said [...]

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    Shekau: My people attacked UNIMAID mosque because of its ungodly acts

Shekau: My people attacked UNIMAID mosque because of its ungodly acts

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram group, has taken responsibility for the bomb blasts that occurred at the University of Maiduguri, Borno state, on Monday.On Monday, suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked a mosque and another location within the university.The blasts killed four people and injured 17 others, as of first count.In a audio recording published on YouTube, Shekau said [...]

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    Army commander: If I knew Shekau’s whereabouts, I’d grab his balls

Army commander: If I knew Shekau’s whereabouts, I’d grab his balls

Lucky Irabor, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, says if he knew Abubakar Shekau's whereabouts, he would find him and “grab his balls”.Irabor said this at a press conference in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, while responding to a question on the whereabouts of the sect’s leader.“If I know where Shekau is now, I will grab his balls,” he said.Irabor’s [...]

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    Army: Shekau wants to remain relevant… ignore him

Army: Shekau wants to remain relevant… ignore him

The Nigerian army says the video showing Abubakar Shekau dismissing claims that Boko Haram has been crushed is a "mere terrorist propaganda aimed at creating fear in the minds of people".A video surfaced on Thursday showing Shekau boasting that Boko Haram insurgents were safe and President Muhammadu Buhari was "telling lies to the people" by saying on Saturday that the [...]

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    Shekau in new video: If army crushed us, how come you see me like this?

Shekau in new video: If army crushed us, how come you see me like this?

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram, says the insurgents are safe and have "not been flushed out of anywhere".On Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari had announced that Boko Haram had been crushed and their camp in Sambisa was destroyed."I was told by the Chief of Army Staff that the Camp fell at about 1:35pm on Friday, December 22, and that the [...]

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    Army ‘recovers’ Shekau’s Quran, flag from Sambisa

Army ‘recovers’ Shekau’s Quran, flag from Sambisa

The Nigerian army says it has recovered Abubakar Shekau’s Quran and flag in Camp Zero, the Boko Haram headquarters in Sambisa forest.Lucky Irabor, a major general and the theatre commander of operation Lafiya Dole, said this while updating journalists on 'Operation Rescue Final' in Maiduguri.“We believe that the Holy Book and the flag were abandoned by Abubakar Shekau while he escaped," [...]

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