Thursday, December 14, 2017

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    ’10 killed’ as troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno

’10 killed’ as troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday repelled a violent attack by the Boko Haram insurgents at Mainok community in Kaga local government area of Borno.According to NAN, the troops engaged the insurgents in a gun battle at Mainok, about 73 kilometres drive from Maiduguri.Mainok is one of the liberated communities rehabilitated by the government. The town recorded a high [...]

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    Government has ‘refused to invest’ in mental care of soldiers

Government has ‘refused to invest’ in mental care of soldiers

Past and present government have refused to invest in the mental care of soldiers, a military commander has said.The senior military officer said this is partly responsible for the delay in the victory against insurgencyHe said soldiers fighting the Boko Haram war were usually depressed.On Saturday, TheCable reported the case of a soldier who killed himself out of frustration. The tragic incident came [...]

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    Threat to attack FCT is real, says police commissioner

Threat to attack FCT is real, says police commissioner

The plot by Boko Haram insurgents to attack the federal capital territory and six other states is real, the police have said.Sadiq Bello, FCT police commissioner, said the nation's security agencies are working in sync to prevent the occurrence of any attack.During a stakeholders’ forum on Thursday in Abuja, Bello said "a lot" is being done to forestall a potential [...]

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    Army replaces commander in war against Boko Haram — after six months

Army replaces commander in war against Boko Haram — after six months

Attahiru Ibrahim, a major general, has been removed from his position as the theatre commander of the Lafiya Dole operation.TheCable understands that Ibrahim has been replaced by Rogers Nicholas, a major general who was formerly in charge of logistics at the army headquarters.Ibrahim is expected to resume as deputy chief of policy and plans at the army headquarters.His removal is [...]

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    Air force ‘bombs large gathering of insurgents’ in Borno

Air force ‘bombs large gathering of insurgents’ in Borno

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says it has neutralised a "large gathering" of Boko Haram insurgents in Bogumeri and Gwoza areas of Borno state.In a statement on Tuesday, Olatokunbo Adesanya, NAF spokesman, said the insurgents were killed during NAF aerial attacks in the areas.He said while the first attack was on November 24 in Bogumeri, the second one took place [...]

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    16,000 living with HIV in Borno died ‘because of Boko Haram’

16,000 living with HIV in Borno died ‘because of Boko Haram’

The Borno chapter of the Network of Persons Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWAN), says more than 16, 000 members of the organisation have died in the past three years in Borno.Speaking with journalists on Saturday, Hassan Mustapha, its chairman, explained that the victims died because of the activities of Boko Haram, which made it difficult for patients [...]

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    13 killed as suicide bombers attack Borno market

13 killed as suicide bombers attack Borno market

At least 13 people have been killed while 53 were injured in two attacks in Biu, a community in the southern part of Borno state, the police have said.Victor Isuku, Borno police spokesperson, told TheCable that the suicide bomb attacks occurred at about 9am on Saturday at the community's market.The first attack was said to have occurred at entrance of [...]

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    Two killed in Boko Haram attack in Adamawa

Two killed in Boko Haram attack in Adamawa

Yusuf Muhammed, chairman, Madagali local government area of Adamawa, said two persons were killed and many injured in Wanu village by Boko Haram.Mohammed told NAN on Thursday in Yola said that the attackers invaded the village Wednesday night."Again, yesterday night, Boko Haram attacked Wanu Community in Gulak ward, killed two persons and injured many," he said."Also during the attack, the [...]

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    Army: Boko Haram commander captured, 212 hostages rescued from Sambisa

Army: Boko Haram commander captured, 212 hostages rescued from Sambisa

The Nigerian army says it has rescued another 212 persons held hostage by Boko Haram fighters in Sambisa forest, Borno state.Sani Usman, army spokesman, said this in a statement on Tuesday.He said soldiers also cleared remnants of insurgents from some villages in the northern fringes of the forest.Usman said four insurgents were killed during the operation in the area while [...]

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    We are witnessing the last kicks of a dying horse, says Buhari on Boko Haram

We are witnessing the last kicks of a dying horse, says Buhari on Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has likened Boko Haram to a dying horse and the insurgents’s campaign of suicide bombings to the horse’s last kicks.He spoke on Sunday at the commissioning of the Pulaaku Radio in Yola, Adamawa state.Buhari gave an assurance to Nigerians that his administration would put an end to the bombings.He also maintained that Boko Haram had been massively degraded and [...]

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    Boko Haram invades Borno military base, kills three soldiers

Boko Haram invades Borno military base, kills three soldiers

At least three soldiers were killed when Boko Haram invaded 5 brigade garrison military base in Magumeri, Borno state, on Saturday.Timothy Antigha, deputy director public relations, 8 task force division of the army, disclosed this in a statement released in Maiduguri."At about 6.00pm yesterday, 25th November 2017, suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists attempted to attack Magumeri," he said."As a prelude [...]

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    ‘He was shot dead after playing guitar’ — freed British missionaries recount ordeal in ‘militants’ den

‘He was shot dead after playing guitar’ — freed British missionaries recount ordeal in ‘militants’ den

The three British missionaries freed from the captivity of suspected Niger Delta militants have recounted their “horrifying” ordeal in their abductors’ den.Alanna Carson, David Donovan and Shirley Donovan were released after UK and Nigerian governments reportedly paid their ransoms.Ian Squire, their counterpart, was, however, unlucky as he was killed by the suspected militants who kidnapped them earlier in October in [...]

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    BBOG: No sign that govt is genuinely committed to the release of remaining Chibok girls

BBOG: No sign that govt is genuinely committed to the release of remaining Chibok girls

The Bring Back Our Girls Movement (BBOG) says nothing shows that the federal government is committed to the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls in captivity.On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state.The sect released 82 of the girls in May, following a prisoner-swap deal with the federal government. 21 [...]

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    Police: Six killed in Borno bomb attacks

Police: Six killed in Borno bomb attacks

Six persons have died in bomb attacks which occurred early Saturday in Jere local government area of Borno state, the police have confirmed.Victor Isukwu, the state’s police command public relations officer, said two Boko Haram female suicide bombers detonated IED vests in the outskirts of Alakaramtii village, killing themselves in the process.He also said two other bombers carried out an [...]

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    Troops dislodge Boko Haram fighters, seize arms

Troops dislodge Boko Haram fighters, seize arms

Troops carrying out mop-up operations in the north-east recorded yet another massive success when they cleared insurgents from hideouts in areas such as Talata, Ajigin, Mangzum, Abagajiri, Kafa, Dusula, Buk, Malumti and Abulam, all in Borno state.The troops also recovered a large cache of ammunition and a tank in one of the villages.Though the ammunition were immediately taken away, the [...]

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    Boko Haram violence, corruption and poverty: causes of poor immunisation coverage in Nigeria

Boko Haram violence, corruption and poverty: causes of poor immunisation coverage in Nigeria

On August 11, 2016, Nigeria witnessed a major setback in what had been a milestone achievement for the country: the return to the list of polio-endemic countries. In Gwoza and Jere, local government areas of Borno state, ridden by Boko Haram – one of the world’s deadliest militant groups – an outbreak of polio re-occurred. The disease paralysed two children. This [...]

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