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    We’ve chased Boko Haram out of Baga, says army

We’ve chased Boko Haram out of Baga, says army

Troops of the Nigerian army special forces command have cleared Boko Haram insurgents off Baga town in Borno state.On December 28, 2018, the insurgents attacked the town and reportedly hoisted their flag.Residents had told TheCable that the  insurgents took over the community after overrunning a military base.But in a statement signed on Thursday, Sani Usman, army spokesman, said troops triumphed [...]

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    UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Borno over Boko Haram attacks

UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Borno over Boko Haram attacks

The United Nations says it has withdrawn about 260 aid workers from three local governments in Borno state over the recent resurgence of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.In a statement on Wednesday, Samantha Newport, UN spokesperson in Nigeria, said the development has affected its humanitarian service delivery in the embattled region..Newport said Edward Kallon, UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, is deeply [...]

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    Election ‘shouldn’t hold’ in Niger Delta without Python Dance

Election ‘shouldn’t hold’ in Niger Delta without Python Dance

The Niger Delta Young Christian Forum (NDYCF) says failure to conduct Operation Python Dance in the area would imply that elections will not hold there.Paul Akokari, spokesman of the NDYCF,  gave the warning in Warri, Delta state, on Wednesday.He said the operation will also address the issue of voter apathy since the electorate will feel safer to come out and [...]

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    Army: We are planning to relocate Baga residents to safer locations

Army: We are planning to relocate Baga residents to safer locations

The army says it is working towards relocating the residents of Baga, a community in Borno state, to safer locations.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director public relations, theatre command of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.Nwachukwu said this is in view of ongoing military operations in the area.Last week, insurgents attacked the headquarters of the 7 brigade multinational joint task [...]

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    We’ll clear the terrorists hiding in Baga, says army

We’ll clear the terrorists hiding in Baga, says army

The Nigerian army says it will clear the Boko Haram "terrorists" hiding in Baga, a town in Borno state.On Thursday,insurgents attacked the headquarters of the 7 brigade multinational joint task force (MNJTF) at Baga and hoisted their flag in the town.In a statement, Sani Usman, director army public relations, said soldiers are in pursuit of the sect members, while officers [...]

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    Suicide bomber kills one, injures four in Borno

Suicide bomber kills one, injures four in Borno

A suicide bomber killed a member of the civilian joint task force, a vigilante at a military checkpoint in Baga, Borno state, on Monday.Bello Danbatta, spokesman for the joint task force (JTF), told TheCable that four people sustained injuries from the attack that was targeted at a Muslim assembly.The spokesman said those who sustained injuries have since been taken to [...]

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    On Fela’s birthday, his nephew, Enitan, is dismissed from the Nigerian army

On Fela’s birthday, his nephew, Enitan, is dismissed from the Nigerian army

Were he alive, Afrobeat maestro and legend, Fela Anikulapo kuti, would have been 77 on Thursday.But in a manner similar to repaying him for the acrimonious relationship between them – Fela had a long-running battle with the Nigerian army – the army relieved Enitan Ransome-Kuti, a brigadier general, from service on October 15, 2015 – a day Fela's post-humous birthday [...]

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    Boko Haram beheads ‘police spies’ in new video

Boko Haram beheads ‘police spies’ in new video

Boko Haram has released a new video showing the beheading of two men it accused of acting as spies for security agencies.The men, identified as Dawoud Muhammad and Muhammad Awlu, said they were from Baga, a border town in Borno.The sect took over Baga but the military has recovered the town, which President Goodluck Jonathan visited on Thursday.The six-minute footage called [...]

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    Jonathan makes surprise visit to Mubi, Baga

Jonathan makes surprise visit to Mubi, Baga

President Goodluck Jonathan paid a surprise visit to Mubi in Adamawa state on Thursday morning and departed for Maiduguri, in order to connect Baga, a border community in Borno.He was accompanied by Sambo Dasuki, national security adviser; Alex Badeh, chief of defence staff; Sulaiman Abba, inspector-general of police; and other service chiefs.Jonathan made a similar surprise visit to Maiduguri, capital [...]

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    Army promotes troops involved in Baga recovery

Army promotes troops involved in Baga recovery

The Nigerian army has announced a special promotion for the soldiers involved in liberating Baga, a border community in Borno state, from the grip of Boko Haram insurgents.Kenneth Minimah, chief of army staff, announced the promotion while addressing the soldiers during an official visit to the community on Wednesday.He said his visit was aimed at boosting the soldiers’ morale and [...]

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    Troops ‘capture terrorists disguised as women’

Troops ‘capture terrorists disguised as women’

The Nigerian military has captured Boko Haram militants disguised as women in its current operations at Baga, in  the northeastern state of Borno.On Saturday, the Nigerian defence headquarters announced that the terrorists had been expelled from the fishing town of Baga.Boko Haram militants had captured the town in January, killing dozens of people and displacing many more in what Amnesty [...]

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    Amnesty’s allegation inaccurate and unfair, says DHQ

Amnesty’s allegation inaccurate and unfair, says DHQ

The defence headquarters has described as inaccurate and unfair, the allegation of Amnesty International that military authorities had prior warnings of Boko Haram attacks on Baga and Monguno in Borno state, but failed to take action.The human rights watchdog had cited senior military sources and residents of the besieged towns in its report, alleging that the Nigerian military failed to [...]

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    Boko Haram parades child jihadists on Twitter

Boko Haram parades child jihadists on Twitter

In a manner similar to the Islamic State (IS), Boko Haram has launched a new online campaign, taking to Twitter to display pictures of children carrying arms.The  Twitter handle, Alurwa Alwuthqa, also announced the sect's capture of Monguno.In addition, the sect released a video; but unlike past footages where Abubakar Shekau spoke on behalf of the group, one Abu Musab [...]

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    Amnesty blames military for Baga attack

Amnesty blames military for Baga attack

The Nigerian military got prior warnings of Boko Haram attacks on Baga and Monguno in Borno state, Amnesty International (AI) has revealed.The Baga attack as described as possibly the deadliest in the history of Boko Haram carnage, while the sect reportedly seized Monguno on Monday after a fierce battle with Nigerian troops.However, Nigerian troops warded off the terror group in Maiduguri and Konduga."Commanders at [...]

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    Amnesty International releases ‘most destructive’ images of Baga massacre

Amnesty International releases ‘most destructive’ images of Baga massacre

Amnesty International has released satellite images of Boko Haram's mass-casualty attack on Baga, contrary to claims of the military that only about 150 people died.Amnesty had described the Baga attack as possibly the deadliest in the history of insurgency in the country, saying more than 2000 people were killed.But the Nigeria defence headquarters disputed the figure of casualties, insisting that there was no [...]

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    2face, Lecrae, Nicki Minaj, Banky W unite to mourn Baga massacre

2face, Lecrae, Nicki Minaj, Banky W unite to mourn Baga massacre

Celebrities within and outside Nigeria have joined voices in condemning the gruesome Boko Haram attack on Baga, Borno state.In what was described as the worst attack carried out by the sect, many lives were lost, while the entire community was destroyed.Among those who lent their voice in solidarity with Baga were Grammy award-winning rapper, Lecrae; Nigerian leading artiste and vote-not-fight [...]

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