Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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    Report: Nigeria third most terrorised country — fourth year running

Report: Nigeria third most terrorised country — fourth year running

Nigeria is still the third most terrorised country in the world, according to the 2018 Global Terrorism Index.The report, released on Wednesday, blamed the spate of terrorism in Nigeria and the "increase in violence involving Fulani extremists even as deaths committed by Boko Haram are falling".Nigeria is ranked only below Iraq and Afghanistan, both in first and second positions respectively.In [...]

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    Hundreds displaced as Boko Haram attacks Borno village again

Hundreds displaced as Boko Haram attacks Borno village again

The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), a faction of Boko Haram sect, attacked Gudumbali, Guzamala local government area of Borno state, on Tuesday.It is the second time in three months that the village will come under attack.The insurgents moved on the village around 7pm and engaged in a gun battle with troops of the Nigerian army stationed in the area.Hundreds [...]

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    Boko Haram: FG orders air force chief to join Buratai in north-east

Boko Haram: FG orders air force chief to join Buratai in north-east

The federal government has directed Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, to join Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff in the north-east to coordinate the Nigerian air force operations.Tukur Gusau, the public relations officer to the minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, said in a statement that the decision was taken on Tuesday at a meeting of the air council [...]

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    Buratai asks special forces to prove they are better than Boko Haram

Buratai asks special forces to prove they are better than Boko Haram

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has challenged the special forces combating Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east to prove that they are better than the insurgents.Buratai gave the charge while addressing the special forces and army strike group deployed in the north-east in Maiduguri, on Sunday.The army chief told the soldiers that they were deployed in the north-east because they were [...]

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    Boko Haram: Police deploy 2,000 officers in north-east

Boko Haram: Police deploy 2,000 officers in north-east

The police have deployed 2,000 officers in the north-east to combat the Boko Haram insurgency.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said the deployment is in line with section 4 of the police act.Moshood said the development would give strength to the military which is already combating the insurgency."The inspector-general of police (IGP) has deployed additional 2,000 Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Counter [...]

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    Army: The $1bn approved to fight insurgency hasn’t been released

Army: The $1bn approved to fight insurgency hasn’t been released

The Nigerian army says it is yet to get $1 billion approved to fight insurgency and other security challenges in the country.In 2017, the national economic council (NEC) approved the request of the current administration to withdraw $1 billion from the excess crude account (ECA) for the fight against insurgency.Fielding questions on Weekend File, a news programme on the Nigerian Television [...]

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    Soldiers exchange gunfire with Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe

Soldiers exchange gunfire with Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe

Soldiers and Boko Haram insurgents engaged in a gun battle at Buni Gari, a town in Gubja local government area of Yobe state, on Saturday.Usman Buni Yadi, a resident of the area, disclosed this to TheCable, saying the battle had been on for over two hours."We have been hearing loud explosions and sporadic gunshot from Buni Gari," Yadi said."We are [...]

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    Reduce military spending to cater to 3.1m Nigerians living with HIV, int’l NGOs tell FG

Reduce military spending to cater to 3.1m Nigerians living with HIV, int’l NGOs tell FG

Two international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), have called on the federal government to reduce military spendings to cater to 3.1 million Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS.The NGOs -- Advocates for HIV Prevention in Africa, and Accountability International -- said the amount of money spent on the purchase of Tucano fighter jets is enough to take care of anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for 1.5 million Nigerians for [...]

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    Army ‘dislodges’ Boko Haram from hideout in Borno

Army ‘dislodges’ Boko Haram from hideout in Borno

The Nigerian army says its troops have dislodged Boko Haram insurgents from their hideout in Gamboru Ngala local government area of Borno state.Ina tweet on Friday, the army said on November 29,  the troops launched offensive on two fronts-Ngala bridge and Gamboru town- against the insurgents and successfully dislodged them from their hideout.The force said the insurgents who were preparing [...]

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    FG deploys drones to fight Boko Haram

FG deploys drones to fight Boko Haram

The federal government has deployed drones to the nation's borders in the north-east to combat the Boko Haram insurgency.This was revealed in a country report presented by Sani Rano, a representative of the Nigerian delegation to the ECOWAS parliament in Abuja on Friday.Rano said the deployment of the drones was as a result of the recent multiple attacks on military [...]

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    We’re still under Boko Haram siege, shehu of Borno tells Buhari

We’re still under Boko Haram siege, shehu of Borno tells Buhari

Abubakar Elkanemi, shehu of Borno, says the people of the state are still under Boko Haram seige.Elkanemi said this when President Muhammadu Buhari paid him a courtesy call at his palace in Shehuri, Maiduguri, on Thursday.The monarch dismissed claims by security operatives that the ongoing military operations, particularly in some parts of the state and the Lake Chad region, was [...]

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    US to deliver Nigeria’s Tucano fighter jets in 2024

US to deliver Nigeria’s Tucano fighter jets in 2024

Nigeria may not be able to take delivery of the 12 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft it ordered from the United States until 2024.In April, President Muhammadu Buhari had approved $496 million  for the procurement of the fighter jets to combat Boko Haram insurgency.But the United States Department of Defence has just awarded a contract to the Sierra Nevada Corporation to [...]

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    Buratai: Boko Haram now using drones and mercenaries

Buratai: Boko Haram now using drones and mercenaries

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says Boko Haram insurgents have advanced in technology and now use drones and mercenaries.Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, quoted Buratai as saying this  while speaking on the recent multiple attacks on military bases in Metele and other parts of Maiduguri.He said the use of high technology by the insurgents is a trend that [...]

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    Buhari off to Chad for regional summit on Boko Haram

Buhari off to Chad for regional summit on Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday departed Abuja for N’Djamena, Chad, to preside over the summit of heads of states and governments of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).In a statement on Thursday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said the president will be meeting with five African presidents to review the security situation in the region and intensify efforts to curb insurgency.According [...]

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    PHOTOS: Army pays condolence visit to widow of fallen hero

PHOTOS: Army pays condolence visit to widow of fallen hero

The Nigerian army has paid a condolence visit to the widow of Ibrahim Sakaba, a lieutenant colonel who died in active line of service.Sakaba was among the soldiers killed in the north-east during recent invasion by Boko Haram insurgents.The delegation was led by SI Igbinomwanhia.Below are some pictures of the visit tweeted by the army.[...]

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    Army on recent attacks: We lost 39 soldiers — NOT 118

Army on recent attacks: We lost 39 soldiers — NOT 118

The Nigeriam army says it lost 39 soldiers in recent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents, and not 118 as reported.In a statement issued on behalf of the chief of army staff, Sani Usman, a brigadier general, said 53 soldiers were wounded in the attacksThe Boko Haram war recently suffered a heavy setback when troop formations in the north-east came under [...]

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