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    ‘Over 20’ soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush 

‘Over 20’ soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush 

The Nigerian Army has reportedly lost more than 20 soldiers in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state. Sources told TheCable that the deceased soldiers were attached to 25 task force brigade, Damboa in Borno. The soldiers were attacked along the Maiduguri-Damboa road as they were returning from a five-day clearance operation, on Tuesday. “At the last count, we had more [...]

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    Buhari: There’ll be consequences for attack on UN helicopter

Buhari: There’ll be consequences for attack on UN helicopter

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Damasak, Borno state, which led to the death of a five-year-old girl. A humanitarian chopper belonging to the United Nations was also damaged by bullets fired by the insurgents during the attack which occurred last Thursday. In a statement issued on Sunday, the president described the attack as "cowardly", adding [...]

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    How Boko Haram opened fire on UN chopper in attack that killed 5-year-old

How Boko Haram opened fire on UN chopper in attack that killed 5-year-old

Edward Kallon, resident/humanitarian coordinator of the United Nations in Nigeria, has condemned an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Damasak, Borno state.  According to Kallon, the attack which occurred on July 2, led to the death of two people, including a five-year-old, while several others sustained injuries. He added that a UN humanitarian chopper was hit by bullets, leading to serious damage, [...]

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    ‘7 Boko Haram insurgents killed’ as troops repel attack in Borno

‘7 Boko Haram insurgents killed’ as troops repel attack in Borno

Seven Boko Haram insurgents have been killed by troops of the Nigerian army in Damasak, Mobbar local government area of Borno state, sources have told TheCable.  The insurgents were said to have moved into the town on Thursday in about 13 gun trucks, and  attempted an attack on the military base.  The soldiers, however, foiled their plan and the insurgents fled.   A five-year-old [...]

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    Army: Our duty is on the frontline — not to expose Boko Haram sponsors

Army: Our duty is on the frontline — not to expose Boko Haram sponsors

The Nigerian Army says it is not its duty to expose sponsors of the Boko Haram insurgents. At a media briefing on Thursday, John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations, said although the army is aware that some groups are being sponsored, its duty is to defeat "terrorism and other criminality". Enenche said it is the responsibility of the National Intelligence Agency [...]

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    My Boko Haram uncle raped me… I can’t forgive the sect, says teenager

My Boko Haram uncle raped me… I can’t forgive the sect, says teenager

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    ICYMI: Sultan tackles Buhari, governors over killings

ICYMI: Sultan tackles Buhari, governors over killings

Sa’ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says the recent killings by Boko Haram insurgents would have been avoided if the government had risen to the occasion. In the past weeks, insurgents and bandits launched series of attacks on communities in the north, resulting in the loss of lives and destruction of property. In a statement issued through Abubakar Aliyu, secretary-general of Jamaatu Nasril [...]

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    DHQ: Boko Haram insurgents killed 81 in Borno for revealing their location to soldiers

DHQ: Boko Haram insurgents killed 81 in Borno for revealing their location to soldiers

The defence headquarters (DHQ) says Boko Haram killed 81 people in Borno state as punishment for revealing their locations to the military. Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Friday evening, John Enenche, defence spokesman, identified the lack of intelligence as the major challenge in the fight against insecurity in the north. TheCable had reported how Boko Haram insurgents attacked Faduma Kolomdi [...]

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    Buhari: We have considerably downgraded Boko Haram, bandits

Buhari: We have considerably downgraded Boko Haram, bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has "considerably downgraded" security threats such as Boko Haram insurgency and banditry. Buhari, who said this in his Democracy Day nationwide broadcast on Friday, added that all forms of crimes across the country had also been reduced. But the president said he regretted the recent attacks in Borno where at least 80 were reportedly killed by [...]

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    ‘People sleep on their beds and wake up in graves’ — reactions to killings in the north

‘People sleep on their beds and wake up in graves’ — reactions to killings in the north

Some Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express concern over incessant killings in the north. Communities in the north have witnessed increased attacks by Boko Haram insurgents and armed bandits over the past weeks. The most recent of the attacks occurred earlier in the week, when more than 80 people were killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno and over 40 in [...]

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    DHQ: Repentant B’Haram members will be integrated into communities next month

DHQ: Repentant B’Haram members will be integrated into communities next month

The defence headquarters says a total of 603 repentant Boko Haram members are billed to be reintegrated into their communities in July. John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations (DMO), who spoke in Abuja on Thursday, said the insurgents have completed the deradicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration programme. Enenche said the programme, which is an initiative of the defence headquarters, had recorded tremendous [...]

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    N’assembly leadership to meet with Buhari over Boko Haram killings

N’assembly leadership to meet with Buhari over Boko Haram killings

The senate has passed a resolution asking the leadership of the national assembly to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent killings by Boko Haram in the north-east. The resolution of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to a motion sponsored by Abubakar Kyari, senator representing Borno north. Kyari called the attention of the senate to the killings by the insurgents [...]

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    Buhari asks military to extract a heavy price from Boko Haram over fresh killings

Buhari asks military to extract a heavy price from Boko Haram over fresh killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the Nigerian armed forces to strongly repel the attack on Faduma Kolomdi village in Gubio local government area of Borno state. TheCable had reported how over 70 people were killed by Boko Haram fighters in an attack on Tuesday. In a statement Garba Shehu, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, Buhari expressed shock over the "brutal killings" in the [...]

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    ‘We’ll punish those behind these killings’ — army reacts to Borno, Katsina attacks

‘We’ll punish those behind these killings’ — army reacts to Borno, Katsina attacks

The Nigerian Army says it is saddened by the attack on Faduma Koloram village in Gubio local government area of Borno state.  Over 70 people were killed Tuesday when Boko Haram insurgents attacked the village. While visiting the scene of the attack, Babagana Zulum, governor of the state called on the military to intensify efforts in its fight against the insurgents. Sagir Musa, [...]

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    Survivor: How Boko Haram deceived us before killing over 80 people

Survivor: How Boko Haram deceived us before killing over 80 people

One of the persons who witnessed the attack on Faduma Kolomdi village in Gubio local government area of Borno state on Tuesday has narrated how the insurgents deceived villagers before they struck. TheCable had reported how over 70 people were killed in the attack. The survivor, who spoke when Babagana Zulum, governor of the state, visited the village on Wednesday, said 81 residents were [...]

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    How army rescued aid workers abducted by insurgents

How army rescued aid workers abducted by insurgents

The Nigerian army special forces, on Monday, rescued four persons, including two aid workers, who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents along Maiduguri-Monguno road in Borno state. TheCable learnt that insurgents had on Monday mounted a road block and abducted the victims. The attacks are said to have become a frequent occurrence, with insurgents robbing motorists of their valuables, while passengers carrying [...]

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