Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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    Boko Haram kills ‘over 70 soldiers’ in an ambush

Boko Haram kills ‘over 70 soldiers’ in an ambush

About 70 soldiers, including a major and three officers, have been killed in an ambush by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, military sources tell TheCable.  The troops, on operation Ayiso Tamonuma, had first advanced to Alagarno area in Borno state on Saturday through Sunday, and though they ran into an ambush, no soldier was killed. On Monday, again, the troops ran into a [...]

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    Army: Troops killed 26 bandits, rescued seven kidnap victims in Zamfara

Army: Troops killed 26 bandits, rescued seven kidnap victims in Zamfara

The defence headquarters says troops of operation Hadarin Daji killed about 26 bandits in different locations in Zamfara state. Benard Onyeuko, acting director, defence media operations, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, in Abuja. Onyeuko said the troops acted on credible intelligence and killed two bandits in Bindim and Koli towns of Maru local government area of Zamfara. He said the operation [...]

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    Six soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush 

Six soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush 

Six soldiers lost their lives in an ambush by suspected Boko Haram insurgents around Banki Junction in Borno state, military sources have told TheCable.  Two sergeants, two lance corporals and two privates were confirmed to TheCable to be victims of the attack.  The incident happened Sunday morning when about two companies of soldiers from the army’s 151 task force battalion in the [...]

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    Amnesty: No justice yet for 640 Boko Haram detainees ‘killed by soldiers’

Amnesty: No justice yet for 640 Boko Haram detainees ‘killed by soldiers’

Amnesty International says the federal government has failed families of the 640 recaptured Boko Haram detainees of Giwa Barracks reportedly killed by soldiers in 2014. On March 14, 2014, Boko Haram attacked the Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri, Borno stste, reportedly freeing hundreds of its members who were detained there. Commenting on the incident on Friday, Osai Ojigho, director of the human rights [...]

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    Police officers’ wives demand husbands’ redeployment over Boko Haram killings

Police officers’ wives demand husbands’ redeployment over Boko Haram killings

Wives of police officers fighting Boko Haram in the north-east, on Friday, staged a protest asking the federal government to redeploy their husbands from the combat zone. Dressed in black attire and matching through some streets in Jos, the women accused the government of neglecting their husbands despite the constant killings by the insurgents. “Our hearts are troubled," a protester who identified herself [...]

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    Army: We killed 19 insurgents in Borno but lost three soldiers

Army: We killed 19 insurgents in Borno but lost three soldiers

The Nigerian army says 19 Boko Haram insurgents were killed during an exchange of gunfire on Wednesday in Damboa local government area of Borno state. In a statement on Thursday, Aminu Ilyisu, army operations media coordinator, said the insurgents attempted to infiltrate the troops' location from three different fronts in the early hours of Wednesday. He said the insurgents suffered "a crushing defeat' in [...]

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    Zulum: Army crushed Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa

Zulum: Army crushed Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, says the effort of the army in the battle against Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa is commendable. Troops exchanged fire with the insurgents when they invaded a community in the state on Wednesday. A resident of the village had told TheCable that the insurgents were repelled by troops of the 117 task force battalion in Chibok. In a statement on [...]

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    Damboa residents flee as Boko Haram exchanges fire with troops  

Damboa residents flee as Boko Haram exchanges fire with troops  

Damboa, headquarters of a local government area in Borno, is currently under Boko Haram attack. The insurgents, villagers said, came in large numbers around 6:30 am on Wednesday and started shooting sporadically.  One of the residents said for over an hour troops from the army’s 25 task force brigade in Damboa have been exchanging gunfire with the insurgents.  “They came in plenty of [...]

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    Army arrests female ‘bandit dancing with AK 47 rifle at party’ in Kaduna

Army arrests female ‘bandit dancing with AK 47 rifle at party’ in Kaduna

The Nigeria army says it arrested Zainab Abubakar, a suspected bandit, at Ungwan Salaha in Mararaban Jos in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state. Aminu Iliyasu, army operations media coordinator, in a statement on Thursday, said Abubakar was arrested on Sunday and a video clip of her dancing with an AK 47 rifle was found on her phone.  “On 23 February [...]

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    Report: TETFUND, UBEC to fund proposed agency for repentant insurgents

Report: TETFUND, UBEC to fund proposed agency for repentant insurgents

A proposed law says the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) will fund an agency for the rehabilitation of insurgents in the north-east, the PUNCH reports. The bill entitled 'Establishment of the National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalisation and Integration of Repentant Insurgents in Nigeria and for Other Connected Purposes' passed first reading at the [...]

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    Lai: Boko Haram targeting Christians to trigger religious war

Lai: Boko Haram targeting Christians to trigger religious war

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Boko Haram is targeting Christians in an attempt to trigger a religious war in the country. Recently, the insurgents killed Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika, Adamawa state, and Ropvil Dalep, a student of the University of Maiduguri and a member of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) [...]

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    Amnesty or the gallows for Boko Haram?

Amnesty or the gallows for Boko Haram?

BY CHINEMELU NWOKIKE “Reconciliation does not mean forgetting or trying to bury the pain of conflict, but that reconciliation means working together to correct the legacy of past injustice.” ~ Nelson Mandela. It would appear that Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe’s controversial call on President Buhari to resign hit the bull's eye. I had opined in my last article that the Abia Senator indirectly told [...]

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    Crisis breaks out in Boko Haram camp, founder’s son killed

Crisis breaks out in Boko Haram camp, founder’s son killed

There is currently crisis in the camp of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of the Boko Haram sect. Ba’a Idirisa, son of late Muhammed Yusuf, who is leader of the group in Nigeria, has been killed, according to sources. Yusuf is the founder of the sect. His son was reportedly killed alongside three other commanders.  A source told [...]

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    Insurgents are willing to repent, says Yobe senator on Boko Haram rehab bill

Insurgents are willing to repent, says Yobe senator on Boko Haram rehab bill

Ibrahim Gaidam, senator representing Yobe east, says rehabilitating insurgents is an alternative to the military option in combating insecurity in the north-east. A bill he introduced at the senate last week elicited debate among Nigerians. Gaidam's bill seeks legal backing to rehabilitate insurgents. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, the former governor said many insurgents are willing to repent. "In view [...]

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    Shehu Sani on B’Haram attacks: Special protection unit should be deployed in churches

Shehu Sani on B’Haram attacks: Special protection unit should be deployed in churches

Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna central, says special protection unit at worship centres across the north-east region over the incessant attacks by Boko Haram insurgents. In a tweet on Monday, the former senator condemned the attacks, saying they are targeted at churches and the clergy in the region. He said the protection unit should either be deployed or private guards [...]

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    Air force: Why we didn’t bomb Boko Haram at Garkida

Air force: Why we didn’t bomb Boko Haram at Garkida

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it could not open fire during the Boko Haram attack in Garkida, a town in Gombi local government area of Adamawa state, in order not to kill innocent people.  Residents of the community had accused the air force of not attacking the insurgents when they struck in the town last week. But reacting, Ibikunle Daramola, spokesman of the [...]

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