Friday, April 28, 2017

Tag "boko haram"

    Troops gun down ’15 Boko Haram fighters’ in Sambisa

Troops gun down ’15 Boko Haram fighters’ in Sambisa

Troops on clearance operations in Sambisa forest, Borno State, on Thursday killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents and injured several others.Kingsley Samuel, deputy director, army public relations, 7 division made this known in a statement.He said the troops also retrieved “large cache of weapons” from the insurgents during the encounter.Victor Ezugwu, acting general officer commanding (GOC) 7 Division of the Nigerian [...]

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    Nigerian army arrests three Chadian Boko Haram insurgents

Nigerian army arrests three Chadian Boko Haram insurgents

The Nigerian army has arrested three Chadians in connection with terrorism in the north-east.A statement by Akinloye Badare, the army spokesperson of the 28 Task Force Brigade, Mubi, noted that the Chadians were arrested in a foiled terrorist attack between Borno and Adamawa states’ border.He noted that the troops foiled the attacks of insurgents on Madagali town in Adamawa; and [...]

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    Boko Haram war not won until Chibok girls are found, says Buhari

Boko Haram war not won until Chibok girls are found, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the war against Boko Haram cannot be declared won until the abducted Chibok girls have been rescued.The president made the comments on Saturday during the grand finale of the 53rd anniversary of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in Makurdi, Benue state.He was represented by the minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali."We must realise that the [...]

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    How Boko Haram survivors are rebuilding their lives in Borno town

How Boko Haram survivors are rebuilding their lives in Borno town

Tens of thousands of Nigerians have lost their homes and livelihoods in the conflict between the military and the Boko Haram sect in the north-east.Displacement and fear have shaped their lives, leading many to flee to Pulka, a town in Borno state.Ahmed, a 57-year-old man, frowned as he spoke. Suddenly and surprisingly, his mood changed and he started smiling.He paused, [...]

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    OBITUARY: Chanchangi, the billionaire who bounced back two weeks after Obasanjo grounded his airline

OBITUARY: Chanchangi, the billionaire who bounced back two weeks after Obasanjo grounded his airline

Ahmadu Chanchangi, chairman of the Chanchangi Airline, who died in Wednesday was a wealthy businessman.He was also known as a great philanthropist who put smiles on the faces of those who came across him.Chanchangi famously known for establishing Nigeria's second private airline, hailed from Takum local government of Taraba state. ESTABLISHMENT OF CHANCHANGI AIRLINE On January 5, 1994, the businessman established [...]

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    NSCDC arrests ex-wife of Boko Haram commander

NSCDC arrests ex-wife of Boko Haram commander

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) says it has arrested the former wife of Mamman Nur, a factional Boko Haram leader in Borno state.Ibrahim Abdullahi, NSCDC commandant in the state, disclosed this while speaking with reporters on Tuesday.He said his men arrested two female suspects in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Friday.Abdullahi said at first they were suspected to [...]

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    Troops kill 21 insurgents, rescue 1623 captives

Troops kill 21 insurgents, rescue 1623 captives

Troops on clearance operations on Monday at Jarawa village in Kala Balge local government area of Borno, rescued 1, 623 captives held by remnants of Boko Haram terrorists after they neutralised 21 terrorists.According to a statement issued by the army spokesman, Sani Usman, the troops also recovered 3 AK-47 rifles with registration numbers 565222414, 563729686 and UF 3646, a 36 [...]

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    Amnesty International: Boko Haram still abducting more women, girls

Amnesty International: Boko Haram still abducting more women, girls

Amnesty International says more work needs to be done to prevent more abductions by Boko Haram insurgents.In a statement on Friday, Makmid Kamara, interim country director of Amnesty International, said it was sad that many abductions go unnoticed.While showing solidarity with #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) movement on the third anniversary of Chibok abductions, Kamara appealed to the federal government to ensure that [...]

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    UNICEF: 117 children used in Boko Haram attacks since 2014

UNICEF: 117 children used in Boko Haram attacks since 2014

117 children have been used in Boko Haram suicide attacks since 2014, UNICEF has said in a new report released on Wednesday."In the first three months of this year, the number of children used in bomb attacks is nearly the same as the whole of last year – this is the worst possible use of children in conflict,” says Marie-Pierre Poirier, [...]

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    DSS ‘thwarts Boko Haram plot’ to attack UK, US embassies

DSS ‘thwarts Boko Haram plot’ to attack UK, US embassies

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it foiled an attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to bomb the UK and US embassies in Abuja.In a statement on Wednesday, Tony Opuiyo, spokesperson of the DSS, said five persons namely - Isa Jibril, Jibril Jibril, Abu Omale Jibril, Halidu Sule and Amhodu Salifu - were arrested in connection to the plot.He said [...]

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    Troops foil attack on UNIMAID, kill ‘suicide bomber’

Troops foil attack on UNIMAID, kill ‘suicide bomber’

The Nigeria army foiled a suicide attack on the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) around 11pm on Sunday, killing only the suspected bomber.A witness told TheCable that one of the officers sighted the suspect as he tried to gain entry into the institution.After he was killed, security was beefed up in the area.Presently, men of the civil defence, police and the [...]

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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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    Japan donates $3.5m to feed Nigerian IDPs

Japan donates $3.5m to feed Nigerian IDPs

The government of Japan has donated $3.5 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food assistance to internally displaced people in north-east Nigeria.According to a statement by WFP, the fund would help feed the more than 160,000 people in Borno and Yobe who have been displaced by Boko Haram insurgency."We commend the government and people of [...]

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    Army denies alleged Boko Haram kidnap of 22 girls, women

Army denies alleged Boko Haram kidnap of 22 girls, women

The Nigeria Army has said Boko Haram insurgents did not abduct 22 women and children from Pulka and Dumba in Borno state.According to a report by The Guardian, 18 girls were abducted in Pulka while four women were reportedly seized in Dumba.The attackers were said to belong to the Boko Haram faction headed by Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, the son of Boko Haram founder [...]

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    High-ranking Boko Haram member ‘surrenders’

High-ranking Boko Haram member ‘surrenders’

A top member of the Boko Haram insurgent group, Bulama Kailani Mohammed Metele, has surrendered to 145 task force battalion, 5 brigade troops at Damasak.Sani Usman, army spokesperson made this known on Saturday in Maiduguri.He said that Metele, from Tumbun Bera in Borno, belonged to Mamman Nur’s faction of the terrorists group under the leadership of Abu Mustapha.He said that [...]

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    Report: 22 girls, women ‘abducted’ by Boko Haram

Report: 22 girls, women ‘abducted’ by Boko Haram

22 girls and women have been abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from two Borno villages, The Guardian reports.The first attack took place on Thursday, in Pulka, a town between Gwoza and Bama.18 girls were said to have been abducted in Pulka."Boko Haram fighters from Mamman Nur camp arrived in pickup vans around 6am and seized 14 young girls aged 17 [...]

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April 27, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK310.50400.51338.25
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KANO387495417
PH390500420
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