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    Air force ‘destroys’ ISWAP camp in Borno

Air force ‘destroys’ ISWAP camp in Borno

The Nigeria air force (NAF) says it destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) staging area at Gashigar in Borno state.NAF said it also killed scores of the insurgents and destroyed their hideouts at Tumbun Rego on the fringes of Lake Chad and at Bula Bello near sambisa forest.Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, made [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Insecurity not as bad as under Jonathan

Femi Adesina: Insecurity not as bad as under Jonathan

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says despite the growing insecurity in the country, security has improved under the Buhari administration.Adesina said while the latest bomb blast at a Borno mosque is regrettable, Nigeria used to experience as many as 10 bombings in a day before President Muhammadu Buhari took over from former president Goodluck Jonathan.The presidential spokesman said this on Sunday when [...]

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    VIDEO: Boko Haram bows to soldiers’ superior firepower, abandons gun truck

VIDEO: Boko Haram bows to soldiers’ superior firepower, abandons gun truck

Troops of 7 division of the Nigerian Army overpowered some Boko Haram fighters on Maiduguri-Damaturu road in Borno state on Sunday evening.Insurgents have carried out multiple attacks on the road in the last one month.In a video obtained by TheCable, soldiers were seen firing towards the direction of their enemies.“Fire! Fire! Kill them! Finish them!” one of the soldiers shouted [...]

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    Can’t Buhari stop waffling on Boko Haram?

Can’t Buhari stop waffling on Boko Haram?

Even when its blood-sucking soldiers slash the throats of captured Nigerians in audacious video recordings that periodically go viral on the social media, the truth is that Boko Haram, that deadly terrorist group, has left the consciousness of many Nigerians, especially the political elite. For example, as that eight year-old boy insurgent horrendously gorged out the last pint of blood [...]

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    Report: Leah Sharibu gives birth in captivity for Boko Haram commander 

Report: Leah Sharibu gives birth in captivity for Boko Haram commander 

Leah Sharibu, the Christian girl among 112 students kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe, has given birth in captivity.In a tweet confirming the development, Ahmad Salkida, journalist with access to the insurgents, said Sharibu is now a mother, but that he was yet to know the gender of the baby.“Why, I wonder, do we pretend that leaving Leah behind [...]

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    UN to Buhari: Find political solution to Boko Haram crisis

UN to Buhari: Find political solution to Boko Haram crisis

Edward Kallon, the United Nations (UN) resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, says the Nigerian government should find a political solution to the Boko Haram insurgency. Kallon said this on Friday at a press briefing to conclude the visit of Janez Lenarcic, European Union (EU) commissioner for crisis management, to Nigeria. Kallon said the UN does not engage with terrorists, but that [...]

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    Buhari: If we recovered from 30-month Biafra war, we can handle Boko Haram

Buhari: If we recovered from 30-month Biafra war, we can handle Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari says with the experience of the Nigeria’s civil war that lasted 30 months, the country is capable of defeating Boko Haram insurgency.The civil war was fought between the government of Nigeria and the secessionist state of Biafra from July 6, 1967 to January 15, 1970.Boko Haram insurgency has been on in the north-east for over a decade, [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: How soldiers opened fire on SARS operatives who repelled Boko Haram attack

EXCLUSIVE: How soldiers opened fire on SARS operatives who repelled Boko Haram attack

There was confusion in Mainok, a town along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road in Borno state, after soldiers reportedly opened fire on a team of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives who engaged Boko Haram fighters in a fierce battle.SARS is a unit of the Nigeria Police Force.Villages along the road which connects Borno and Yobe states have been badly affected in the [...]

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    Killing of CAN chairman: No one knows the next target, says cleric

Killing of CAN chairman: No one knows the next target, says cleric

Joseph Hayab, a cleric, has urged the federal government to take urgent and decisive action against Boko Haram insurgents.Hayab said this in reaction to the killing of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state, by the insurgents.Andim, who hailed from Kwada village in Chibok local government area of Borno state, worked [...]

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    Buhari: Terrorists will pay a heavy price for killing CAN chairman

Buhari: Terrorists will pay a heavy price for killing CAN chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.Andimi was abducted early January when the insurgents attacked Michika. The news of his death broke on Tuesday morning.In a statement by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president, quoted Buhari as describing the killing [...]

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    This government has failed, says CAN on murder of abducted chairman

This government has failed, says CAN on murder of abducted chairman

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says the murder of Lawan Andimi (pictured), chairman of the association in Michika local government area of Adamawa state, is shameful.Andimi, who was abducted early January, was killed by his captors on Monday.In a statement on Tuesday, Kwamkur Vondip, CAN's director of legal and public affairs, said the association is saddened with the gruesome [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘demanded N800m ransom’ before killing CAN chairman

Boko Haram ‘demanded N800m ransom’ before killing CAN chairman

Dami Mamza, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Adamawa state, says Boko Haram insurgents demanded a ransom of €2 million (about N800 million) for Lawan Andimi. Andimi, CAN chairman in Michika local government area of the state who was abducted early January, was killed by his captors on Monday.Speaking with TheCable on Tuesday, Mamza said the church could [...]

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    Amnesty: Killers of CAN chairman must not go unpunished

Amnesty: Killers of CAN chairman must not go unpunished

Amnesty International has condemned the killing of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state. Andim, who hailed from Kwada village in Chibok local government area of Borno state, worked as a pastor in Michika. He was abducted early January when the insurgents attacked Michika.Days after his abduction, the clergyman appeared in [...]

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    Boko Haram kills CAN chairman abducted in Adamawa 

Boko Haram kills CAN chairman abducted in Adamawa 

Boko Haram insurgents have killed Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.  Andimi was abducted early January when the insurgents attacked Michika. He was from Kwada village in Chibok local government area of Borno state but worked as a pastor in Michika.A source who confirmed the incident to TheCable said Andimi [...]

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    Boko Haram burns UN facility in Borno

Boko Haram burns UN facility in Borno

Edward Kallon, United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, has reacted to the burning of the organisation's facility in Ngala, Borno state, by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in a statement on Monday said the humanitarian hub in Ngala was the direct target of a complex assault by "heavily armed non-state armed [...]

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    Boko Haram cuts off Maiduguri from national grid

Boko Haram cuts off Maiduguri from national grid

Boko Haram insurgents have cut off Maiduguri, Borno state capital, from the national electricity grid. In a statement on Monday, Ndidi Mbah, spokesperson of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), said the insurgents damaged the electricity equipment serving the state capital and its environs.She said the agency is making efforts to restore electricity supply in the area as soon as possible."The [...]

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