Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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    ‘Six soldiers’ shot dead as Boko Haram hits Borno military base

‘Six soldiers’ shot dead as Boko Haram hits Borno military base

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed at least six soldiers in an attack on a military base in Kareto, a community in Mobba local government area of Borno state.The insurgents, who were said to invaded the military formation on motorbikes, reportedly staged the attack around 7pm on Thursday.The incident is coming less than a month after a report that the insurgents [...]

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    Saraki donates severance pay to Leah Sharibu’s family, late senators’ children

Saraki donates severance pay to Leah Sharibu’s family, late senators’ children

Bukola Saraki, former senate president, has donated his severance pay to families of three victims of Boko Haram insurgency.They are Leah Sharibu, Hussaini Ahmed Khoisan and Hauwa Liman.In a statement issued on his behalf by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his spokesman, Saraki directed that part of the allowance, said to be at above N7.5 million, should also be used to establish a trust [...]

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    IBB speaks on what Buhari needs to succeed

IBB speaks on what Buhari needs to succeed

Former military President Ibrahim Babangida says President Muhammadu Buhari needs the support of the people to succeed. Addressing reporters in Minna, Niger state capital, on Tuesday, the Nigerian leader expressed confidence that the security challenge would be brought under control “very soon”. He asked Nigerians to support Buhari in his second term in order to make the fight against insecurity successful. “What is [...]

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    Shekau denounces Nigerian pledge in new video

Shekau denounces Nigerian pledge in new video

Abubakar Shekau, factional leader of Boko Haram, has been seen in a new video reading the group’s ideology and the Nigerian national pledge, which he denounced as "shirk."Shirk, in Islam, is the sin of idolatry or worshiping of anyone or anything besides the singular God.In a report, Ahmad Salkida, an investigative journalist known to have access to the leadership of [...]

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    Garba Shehu: We can’t promise Boko Haram will be eradicated

Garba Shehu: We can’t promise Boko Haram will be eradicated

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says he cannot guarantee whether or not the President Muhammadu Buhari administration will put an end to Boko Haram insurgency. Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, Shehu acknowledged that while the federal government is still cracking down on Boko Haram insurgency, new security challenges have emerged.Asked if terrorism has come to stay or it will [...]

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    Rehabilitation programmes should cover insurgency victims, stakeholders tell FG

Rehabilitation programmes should cover insurgency victims, stakeholders tell FG

Stakeholders working to counter violent extremism in the northeast have called on the federal government to include victims of insurgency in the rehabilitation and reintegration (R&R) programmes.The position of the stakeholders was made known during a one day workshop on the validation and public presentation of baseline findings on the survey on mechanisms in rehabilitation and reintegration by the West African [...]

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    Boko Haram didn’t kill any of our men, says army

Boko Haram didn’t kill any of our men, says army

The Nigerian army has denied reports that 25 soldiers were killed in an attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.Reuters had reported how the insurgent group attacked the soldiers on Saturday morning while they were evacuating people from villages in the state.The fighters were said to have opened fire on the soldiers and the villagers who were reportedly [...]

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    Report: Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers in Borno ambush

Report: Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers in Borno ambush

The Boko Haram sect has reportedly killed 25 soldiers and scores of civilians in an ambush in Borno state.The insurgent group reportedly attacked the soldiers on Saturday morning while they were evacuating people from villages in the state.The fighters were said to have opened fire on the soldiers and the villagers who were reportedly occupying about 50 vehicles.“They ambushed [...]

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    Soyinka to FG: Don’t ignore Obasanjo’s comment on insecurity

Soyinka to FG: Don’t ignore Obasanjo’s comment on insecurity

Wole Soyinka, nobel laureate, has urged the federal government to consider the comment by Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, on the rising insecurity in the country.The foremost playwright was speaking at an event organised by the United Bank of Africa to mark the 2019 Africa Day, in Lagos, on Wednesday.While delivering a lecture on Saturday in Delta state, Obasanjo had said [...]

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    Lai: Obasanjo seeking to divide Nigeria in the twilight of his life

Lai: Obasanjo seeking to divide Nigeria in the twilight of his life

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the recent comment by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the Boko Haram crisis is absurd and divisive.In a statement on Tuesday, the minister said it was tragic that the former president who fought to keep the country as one is the same person seeking to divide it in the twilight of his life.While delivering [...]

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    Buratai: The threat by Boko Haram is real

Buratai: The threat by Boko Haram is real

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the threat by the Boko Haram sect is real.Speaking on Wednesday when the chairman house of representatives committee on the army visited him in Maiduguri, Borno state, Buratai blamed some politicians for fuelling insecurity.He said the military has strong evidence that politicians are sponsoring banditry, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the country.The [...]

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    ‘You are in our thoughts and prayers’ — tributes pour in for Leah Sharibu on her 16th birthday

‘You are in our thoughts and prayers’ — tributes pour in for Leah Sharibu on her 16th birthday

Nigerians have taken to social media to celebrate Leah Sharibu  as she marks her 16th birthday in captivity.Alongside over 100 girls, Sharibu was abducted from Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state on February 19, 2018.While the other girls have been released, she is still in captivity for “refusing to renounce her faith”.Here are some of the things people are saying on Twitter:https://twitter.com/renoomokri/status/1128193190874501121 https://twitter.com/obyezeks/status/1128220775251623936 https://twitter.com/HEDankwambo/status/1128219558110797824 https://twitter.com/Deji_OoniAbj/status/1128191776643325952 https://twitter.com/bettyabah/status/1128206663574536192 https://twitter.com/AddehAnne/status/1128144859808792576 https://twitter.com/Emeka85108329/status/1128217073690259456 https://twitter.com/Ifetekaome/status/1128219204392554496 https://twitter.com/MOAdanu/status/1128207819487031296 https://twitter.com/adashitrends/status/1128206888330506241 https://twitter.com/KPhotophactory/status/1128193702374060032 https://twitter.com/D_SEKA_OF_TRUT/status/1128186640642510848 https://twitter.com/GbemiDennis/status/1128179578734895104 https://twitter.com/MnLikBubs/status/1128241329429987330 https://twitter.com/kingsdegreat100/status/1128241303173705728 https://twitter.com/signorsam/status/1128241106548871168 https://twitter.com/bakfurtee/status/1128240443957874688 https://twitter.com/AgannaO/status/1128239965027164160 https://twitter.com/OFFIXIALcris/status/1128239820533325824 https://twitter.com/EnoJonathanO/status/1128239216503197696 https://twitter.com/GovAyoFayose/status/1128239040636100608 https://twitter.com/folorunsojunior/status/1128236942221545472 [...]

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    Leah Sharibu spends another birthday in Boko Haram custody

Leah Sharibu spends another birthday in Boko Haram custody

Exactly one year ago, Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among the 112 female students kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe clocked 15 then - her first birthday since being frisked away. There were no cakes nor birthday songs. Just horror.Another May 14 is here and that dark moment is on repeat. This time, Sharibu is 16 and, just like [...]

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    ‘We killed many insurgents’ — army speaks on Borno attack

‘We killed many insurgents’ — army speaks on Borno attack

The Nigerian army says many insurgents were killed in Friday's attack at Magumeri town in Borno state.The Islamic State (IS) had claimed responsibility for the attack, saying its fighters killed 10 soldiers and burnt a military base.But in a statement on Sunday, Ezindu Idima, deputy director, army public relations, sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole, said only five soldiers were killed.He said [...]

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    Islamic State: We burnt military barracks and killed 10 soldiers in Borno

Islamic State: We burnt military barracks and killed 10 soldiers in Borno

The Islamic State (IS) says it killed 10 soldiers in an attack in Magumeri, a community in Borno state, on Friday.The group made the claim through AMAQ, its news agency.According to Reuters, IS uploaded images of barracks that were burnt and the remains of the dead soldiers.A source in the Nigerian army was said to have confirmed the attack which [...]

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    Army: Foreign interests plotting to scuttle May 29 inauguration

Army: Foreign interests plotting to scuttle May 29 inauguration

The Nigerian army has raised the alarm over the "plot by some individuals to disrupt the May 29 inauguration.In a statement on Saturday, Sagir Musa, army spokesman, said the unnamed persons are hobnobbing with foreigners to scuttle the country's democratic process.He said these individuals are also "determined to cause mischief and exacerbate the security situation" in Nigeria in particular and West [...]

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