Thursday, July 18, 2019

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    Gwoza monarch returns home, five years after displacement by Boko Haram

Gwoza monarch returns home, five years after displacement by Boko Haram

Mohammed Shehu-Timta, the emir of Gwoza in Borno state, has returned to his throne five years after he was displaced by Boko Haram insurgents.Shehu-Timta, with hundreds of other residents, had fled Gwoza since 2014 when the insurgents continuously attacked the town.Upon his return on Monday, the emir said he voluntarily returned home to build confidence and encouraged his subjects to [...]

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    Garba Shehu: We are still negotiating the release of Chibok girls

Garba Shehu: We are still negotiating the release of Chibok girls

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media, says the Buhari-led administration is still negotiating with Boko Haram for the release of Chibok girls. The insurgents kidnapped 276 female students from the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state on April 14, 2014.The federal government had secured the release of some of the girls.In her newly published book titled ‘Beneath [...]

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    Follow TheCable for live updates from Lake Chad governors forum

Follow TheCable for live updates from Lake Chad governors forum

Since 2009, the Lake Chad region has been severely impacted by the crisis triggered by the Boko Haram insurgency and the interplay of other root causes, causing massive internal and cross border displacement, destruction of social fabric and properties, human rights abuses, and disruption of government institutions and services. To ensure stability, peace, and sustainable development in the region, the governors in [...]

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    Reps ask FG to release Zakzaky and prevent emergence of another Boko Haram

Reps ask FG to release Zakzaky and prevent emergence of another Boko Haram

Members of the house of representatives have asked the federal government to obey the court orders directing the release of Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).At plenary on Wednesday, the lawmakers said IMN members who have been protesting their leader’s continued detention could wreak more havoc.El-Zakzaky was arrested after the group better known as Shi’ites clashed [...]

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    Soldier killed as troops run into IED en route Chibok

Soldier killed as troops run into IED en route Chibok

A company of soldiers from the Nigerian army 117 task force in Chibok ran into improvised explosive device (IED) while making their way to the battalion headquarters on Thursday. A military source in the battalion told TheCable that the incident happened around 7:30 am shortly after the troops left Kwamdi to Chibok, a 12 kilometre road with part stretching through the Sambisa forest."The [...]

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    Army repels Boko Haram attack in Yobe, ‘kills dozens’

Army repels Boko Haram attack in Yobe, ‘kills dozens’

The Nigerian army says it killed dozens of Boko Haram insurgents during an attempted attack on a military base located at Goniri in Yobe state.Sagir Musa, the army spokesman, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday.Musa said the insurgents came for the aborted attack in seven gun trucks and motorcycles around 6:33pm on Wednesday.According to him, the troops engaged the insurgents [...]

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    Borno gov: We’ll spend our last kobo to eliminate Boko Haram

Borno gov: We’ll spend our last kobo to eliminate Boko Haram

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says his administration will spend its last kobo to support the military and strengthen civilian JTF and hunters, defeat the Boko Haram sect.Zulum made the comment when he received Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, who visited him in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Monday.He vowed that the state government would rise to the [...]

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    Arrested B’Haram commander: My first assignment was killing a teacher and 3 friends

Arrested B’Haram commander: My first assignment was killing a teacher and 3 friends

Umar Abatcha, a Boko Haram commander who was arrested in Borno state last month, has reportedly opened up on some of the atrocities he committed when he was under the control of the sect.Better known as “Skely” in Gwange Sabon Layi in Maiduguri, Borno capital, he was said to have escaped to Lagos after leaving the camp of the insurgents [...]

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    Female corps member regains freedom — after five months in Boko Haram custody

Female corps member regains freedom — after five months in Boko Haram custody

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have released Halima Umar, a corps member in Gwoza, Borno state, five months after her abduction.In a statement on Thursday, the state government said Umar was freed through collaborative efforts involving security agencies and an undisclosed journalist.Abdulmalik Biu, general officer commanding (GOC) 7 division of the Nigerian army, and the state director of the Department of [...]

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    Buratai blames soldiers for Boko Haram attacks

Buratai blames soldiers for Boko Haram attacks

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has attributed some attacks on military bases to insufficient commitment of soldiers.The Nigerian army has suffered many attacks from the Boko Haram sect, especially in Borno, in recent times.Just last week, insurgents hit a military formation in the state, killing at least six soldiers.Some weeks before that attack, Boko Haram fighters killed 25 military [...]

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    Why Boko Haram deploys lots of women suicide bombers

Why Boko Haram deploys lots of women suicide bombers

BY Jordan N Galehan Women have participated in political violence consistently over time. In more recent decades the suicide bomber role has become the predominant operational role for women to engage in. This is reflected in groups like the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the Chechen Black Widows, and the Iraqi-affiliated movements, such as Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.This is true [...]

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    ‘Six soldiers’ shot dead as Boko Haram hits Borno military base

‘Six soldiers’ shot dead as Boko Haram hits Borno military base

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed at least six soldiers in an attack on a military base in Kareto, a community in Mobba local government area of Borno state.The insurgents, who were said to invaded the military formation on motorbikes, reportedly staged the attack around 7pm on Thursday.The incident is coming less than a month after a report that the insurgents [...]

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    Saraki donates severance pay to Leah Sharibu’s family, late senators’ children

Saraki donates severance pay to Leah Sharibu’s family, late senators’ children

Bukola Saraki, former senate president, has donated his severance pay to families of three victims of Boko Haram insurgency.They are Leah Sharibu, Hussaini Ahmed Khoisan and Hauwa Liman.In a statement issued on his behalf by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his spokesman, Saraki directed that part of the allowance, said to be at above N7.5 million, should also be used to establish a trust [...]

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    IBB speaks on what Buhari needs to succeed

IBB speaks on what Buhari needs to succeed

Former military President Ibrahim Babangida says President Muhammadu Buhari needs the support of the people to succeed. Addressing reporters in Minna, Niger state capital, on Tuesday, the Nigerian leader expressed confidence that the security challenge would be brought under control “very soon”. He asked Nigerians to support Buhari in his second term in order to make the fight against insecurity successful. “What is [...]

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    Shekau denounces Nigerian pledge in new video

Shekau denounces Nigerian pledge in new video

Abubakar Shekau, factional leader of Boko Haram, has been seen in a new video reading the group’s ideology and the Nigerian national pledge, which he denounced as "shirk."Shirk, in Islam, is the sin of idolatry or worshiping of anyone or anything besides the singular God.In a report, Ahmad Salkida, an investigative journalist known to have access to the leadership of [...]

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    Garba Shehu: We can’t promise Boko Haram will be eradicated

Garba Shehu: We can’t promise Boko Haram will be eradicated

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says he cannot guarantee whether or not the President Muhammadu Buhari administration will put an end to Boko Haram insurgency. Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, Shehu acknowledged that while the federal government is still cracking down on Boko Haram insurgency, new security challenges have emerged.Asked if terrorism has come to stay or it will [...]

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