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    Boko Haram war is a fight we can win, says UN

Boko Haram war is a fight we can win, says UN

The United Nations and the European Union special representatives to West Africa and the Lake Chad Basin Commission say the spread of Boko Haram must be stopped.Mohamed Ibn Chambas, UN special representative for West Africa, and Angel Lusada, EU special representative for the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin Commission, spoke on Wednesday during their visit to the army headquarters in [...]

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    ‘How I rejected Boko Haram’s offer to renounce Christ’ — pastor who spent 7 months in captivity speaks

‘How I rejected Boko Haram’s offer to renounce Christ’ — pastor who spent 7 months in captivity speaks

Moses Oyeleke, a pastor with the Living Faith Church Worldwide, better known as Winners' Chapel, in Maiduguri, Borno state, has been released from Boko Haram captivity.Oyeleke was abducted alongside his assistant, Abraham Amuta, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, along Chibok road in Borno, on March 13, 2019.The two were members of a committee set up by the church [...]

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    UN: 1.2m residents stranded, deprived of aid in north-east

UN: 1.2m residents stranded, deprived of aid in north-east

The United Nations says at least 1.2 million people are currently stranded in the north-east where Boko Haram insurgency has been on for 10 years.Edward Kallon, UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, said this on Friday while speaking at the international civil-security summit in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.Kallon said there is a "continuously shrinking humanitarian space" in the north-eastern states of [...]

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    Ihejirika: We averted a major problem by recruiting more soldiers to fight Boko Haram

Ihejirika: We averted a major problem by recruiting more soldiers to fight Boko Haram

Azubike Ihejirika, a former chief of army staff, says more soldiers and officers were recruited into the army to fight Boko Haram insurgents during his tenure. He said this in Abuja at the reunion and gala night of the army’s 18 regular course.The retired lieutenant-general said they were able to identify the nature of the insurgency at the time and this [...]

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    Emefiele: Boko Haram, ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ will stop if borders remain closed for two years

Emefiele: Boko Haram, ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ will stop if borders remain closed for two years

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says Nigeria's security problems will cease to exist if the land borders are closed for two years. Emefiele spoke on Friday at the first convocation lecture of Edo University, Iyamho, Auchi, where he delivered a lecture on "The role of monetary policy towards economic growth in Nigeria”.Nigeria's land borders have been [...]

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    Ondo banks shut down over ‘Boko Haram threat’

Ondo banks shut down over ‘Boko Haram threat’

Rumours of impending attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in Ondo state have forced some commercial banks to halt operations.A letter reportedly addressed by a security agency to Undie Adie, the state commissioner of police, had alleged that the group was planning to attack banks in Akure, the state capital, Owo and Akoko areas of the state.This caused banks in the said [...]

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    ‘Boko Haram can’t be defeated with weapons alone’ — Buratai on spiritual war against insurgents

‘Boko Haram can’t be defeated with weapons alone’ — Buratai on spiritual war against insurgents

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the army is engaging in spiritual warfare to counter Boko Haram propaganda.According to NAN, Buratai said this on Tuesday at the 2019 chaplains annual training conference and retreat in Sokoto.The conference had the theme: 'The Non-Kinetic Strength in the face of Armed Banditry and other Security Challenges: The Role of the Military Chaplains'.Represented [...]

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    Civilian JTF captures 2 Boko Haram commanders, 19 fighters in Bama

Civilian JTF captures 2 Boko Haram commanders, 19 fighters in Bama

Youth volunteers, better known as civilian joint task force, led by Muazu Alhaji Misiya in Bama local government area, have captured 19 Boko Haram fighters, and two commanders on the wanted-list of the Nigerian army.The commanders are number 90 and 41 on the list, which was released by the army in 2015.The recent arrest is said to be due to [...]

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    Lai: I stand by what I said… Boko Haram has been technically defeated

Lai: I stand by what I said… Boko Haram has been technically defeated

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says he is standing by his comment that Boko Haram has been technically defeated.Mohammed said this on Monday when he visited the headquarters of The Sun newspaper in Lagos.He said his position in 2015 that Boko Haram had been technically defeated was based on what he saw on the ground when he led a team [...]

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    Zulum: Why I chose ex-Boko Haram stronghold as retreat venue

Zulum: Why I chose ex-Boko Haram stronghold as retreat venue

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, is currently chairing a retreat for commissioners, special advisers and other top government officials in Damask, an area reclaimed from the Boko Haram insurgents.Damasak located near Lake Chad that is less than 10 kilometres away from Diffa in Niger Republic.It was captured by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014 but recovered in 2016.Declaring the retreat [...]

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    Ndume: Boko Haram has killed over 840 soldiers in Borno

Ndume: Boko Haram has killed over 840 soldiers in Borno

Ali Ndume, chairman, senate committee on army, says the Boko Haram sect has killed 847 Nigerian soldiers from 2013 till date.He said the deceased officers were buried in the military cemetery located in Maiduguri, Borno capital.Ndume said the figure did not include soldiers killed by the insurgents but buried in other military cemeteries.The lawmaker addressed reporters after his committee returned [...]

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    Air force ‘bombs’ Boko Haram inside Sambisa forest

Air force ‘bombs’ Boko Haram inside Sambisa forest

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says it has blown off a building used as a meeting venue by Boko Haram insurgents in Boboshe area of Sambisa forest in Borno state.In a statement issued on Monday, Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, said many of the insurgents were killed during the aerial attack on Sunday.According to Daramola, the attack [...]

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    Buhari: We’ve made tremendous progress in degrading Boko Haram

Buhari: We’ve made tremendous progress in degrading Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari says the country has recorded tremendous progress in degrading Boko Haram insurgents.Buhari made the claim while inaugurating 111 cadets into the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) as pilot officers at the NAF base in Kaduna.The president who was represented by Abayomi Olonisakin, chief of defence staff, said those trying to destabilise the country have been frustrated.He asked the [...]

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    The spiritual solution to Boko Haram

The spiritual solution to Boko Haram

No one is in any doubt that terrorism poses one of the gravest threats to humanity in today’s world. Here in Nigeria, within a decade and a little, unconscionable acts of violence by persons pursuing heinous ideological, religious, and political objectives have resulted in wanton destruction of lives and property, making Nigeria one of the most difficult places to be [...]

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    Report: Boko Haram crisis returning to pre-2015 levels with new strategy

Report: Boko Haram crisis returning to pre-2015 levels with new strategy

The Boko Haram crisis is worsening and returning to pre-2015 levels when the insurgents held territories in the north-east, a report by SB Morgen says.The insurgency was at its peak in 2014 with the capture of a strip of territories and the harvest of mass casualties in the north-east.About 21 local government areas out of 27 in Borno state were under [...]

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    EXTRA: Borno secretly recruits 1,000 ‘ninja hunters’ ‎with ‘powers to disappear’

EXTRA: Borno secretly recruits 1,000 ‘ninja hunters’ ‎with ‘powers to disappear’

The spiritual warfare against Boko Haram has officially commenced in Borno state.Babagana Zulum, the governor, has secretly recruited 1,000 traditional hunters from different parts of the north-east and north-west.They are believed to possess supernatural powers to resist gun shots and also disappear and appear -- like Japanese ninjas.Zulum, a professor of engineering, has become apprehensive over the resurgence of Boko Haram in [...]

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