Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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    Borno gov is sole person funding civilian JTF, says spokesman

Borno gov is sole person funding civilian JTF, says spokesman

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, is solely funding civilian joint task force (JTF) aiding the war against Boko Haram, his spokesman has said.Speaking during an Arise TV programme on Saturday, Isa Gusau, the governor's special adviser on communication and strategy, said over 20,000 members of the task force have been operating with state funds.The Borno state government had set [...]

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    Defence minister says Zamfara bandits may have ties to Boko Haram

Defence minister says Zamfara bandits may have ties to Boko Haram

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, says the bandits terrorising Zamfara villages could have links with the Boko Haram insurgent group.He said the federal government has not ruled out the infiltration of Boko Haram in the north-west under the guise of bandits.He made the remark on Saturday during an assessment of the activities of operation Sharan Daji in Zamfara.Dan-Ali enjoined communities [...]

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    ‘Mastermind’ of Nyanya, Kuje bombings opens up on operations in Kogi, Kaduna

‘Mastermind’ of Nyanya, Kuje bombings opens up on operations in Kogi, Kaduna

Umar Abdulmalik, a suspected Boko Haram commander, has told of how the group carried out attacks across the country.According to The Nation, he also admitted being actively involved in the explosions that rocked Nyanya and Kuje in Abuja, in 2015.The 30-year-old reportedly said he was recruited into Boko Haram by an Islamic cleric who also indoctrinated him.He was quoted as [...]

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    Tributes pour in for air force fighter who died in Boko Haram war — three weeks after wedding

Tributes pour in for air force fighter who died in Boko Haram war — three weeks after wedding

On December 8, 2018, when Perowei Jacob held his wife as both walked under the crossed swords, a million things would have run through his mind— to rise through the air force ranks, and at each promotion ceremony, see his wife decorate him as the tradition is with the military. It is an event career officers always looked to.Death took [...]

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    Army: Boko Haram insurgents NOT better equipped than Nigerian troops

Army: Boko Haram insurgents NOT better equipped than Nigerian troops

The army says Boko Haram insurgents are not better equipped and better trained than Nigerian soldiers.Sani Kukasheka Usman, army spokesman, alleged that some persons were waging psychological warfare against the troops fighting Boko Haram.The army spokesman alleged that some individuals and groups in and outside Nigeria have been making false claims that Boko Haram terrorists were better equipped than the [...]

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    Election ‘shouldn’t hold’ in Niger Delta without Python Dance

Election ‘shouldn’t hold’ in Niger Delta without Python Dance

The Niger Delta Young Christian Forum (NDYCF) says failure to conduct Operation Python Dance in the area would imply that elections will not hold there.Paul Akokari, spokesman of the NDYCF,  gave the warning in Warri, Delta state, on Wednesday.He said the operation will also address the issue of voter apathy since the electorate will feel safer to come out and [...]

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    Army calls activist ‘criminal’ over fundraising campaign for Nigerian soldiers

Army calls activist ‘criminal’ over fundraising campaign for Nigerian soldiers

The army says it is working with the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) to declare Perry Brimah, a Nigerian activist in diaspora, wanted for alleged fraud.Brimah, a columnist, has consistently spoken on the plight of the soldiers combating Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east.He launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to provide food for the soldiers in that part [...]

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    Army: We are planning to relocate Baga residents to safer locations

Army: We are planning to relocate Baga residents to safer locations

The army says it is working towards relocating the residents of Baga, a community in Borno state, to safer locations.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director public relations, theatre command of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.Nwachukwu said this is in view of ongoing military operations in the area.Last week, insurgents attacked the headquarters of the 7 brigade multinational joint task [...]

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    Many trapped as Boko Haram invades yet another village in Borno

Many trapped as Boko Haram invades yet another village in Borno

Some communities in Monguno local government area of Borno state are currently under Boko Haram attack, TheCable can report.A resident told TheCable that Boko Haram fighters stormed Kekeno, one of the affected villages around 6pm and engaged soldiers on ground in a gun battle.He said the attackers were well armed, adding that the exchange of gunfire had been on for [...]

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    Amaechi says Boko Haram hasn’t struck outside Borno under Buhari

Amaechi says Boko Haram hasn’t struck outside Borno under Buhari

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the Boko Haram attacks in the north-east has only been within Borno state since President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015.The minister said this while speaking at the commencement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign for the 2019 elections.The programme held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, on Friday.Amaechi said the APC had [...]

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    We’ll clear the terrorists hiding in Baga, says army

We’ll clear the terrorists hiding in Baga, says army

The Nigerian army says it will clear the Boko Haram "terrorists" hiding in Baga, a town in Borno state.On Thursday,insurgents attacked the headquarters of the 7 brigade multinational joint task force (MNJTF) at Baga and hoisted their flag in the town.In a statement, Sani Usman, director army public relations, said soldiers are in pursuit of the sect members, while officers [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘hoists flag’ in Borno community after capturing military base

Boko Haram ‘hoists flag’ in Borno community after capturing military base

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly hoisted their flag in Baga, a town in Borno state.A resident who disclosed this to TheCable on Thursday evening said the insurgents took over the community after overrunning a military base."After displacing soldiers and rendering residents homeless, they hoisted their flag there. No one can deny this," the resident who pleaded anonymity said.A resident identified [...]

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    PHOTOS: Chibok residents stranded as Boko Haram set village ablaze

PHOTOS: Chibok residents stranded as Boko Haram set village ablaze

It was a sad Christmas for Bwalakila, a village in Chibok, as Boko Haram insurgents burnt many houses.This happened three days after the insurgents attacked Makalama, another Chibok village.“The insurgents came in from Sambisa around 11pm on Christmas day to attack,” a resident told TheCable on Wednesday."They looted and burnt everything we have. We don’t have what to eat and [...]

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    Camp coordinator: Some policemen absconded from Yobe because of Christmas — not fear of Boko Haram

Camp coordinator: Some policemen absconded from Yobe because of Christmas — not fear of Boko Haram

A. S. Ishaq, a brigadier-general of and coordinator, Nigeria Police Force for Operation Lafiya Dole (NPFOLD), says some of the policemen deployed to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north east, absconded from their training camp to celebrate Christmas.He said this while reacting to reports that some officers who were undergoing training at the Nigerian Army Special Forces Training School [...]

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    Soldiers currently engaging Boko Haram fighters in Borno

Soldiers currently engaging Boko Haram fighters in Borno

Troops from 7 brigade of the Nigerian army are currently battling with Boko Haram insurgents in Baga, Kukawa local government area of Borno state.The army, in a tweet, said the insurgents tried to infiltrate the area where the troops are.“Gallant Troops of 7 Brigade Baga are currently engaging and neutralizing BHTs who attempted to infiltrate their location in Baga,” the [...]

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    Boko Haram attacks Chibok village again

Boko Haram attacks Chibok village again

Boko Haram insurgents are currently attacking Makalama, a village in Gatamwarwa ward, Chibok local government area of Borno state.This is coming barely two months after the insurgents attacked Mifa, also in Chibok, killing the village head.“They came in this night (Sunday) through the nearby deserted Gogumdi village,” a Chibok resident told TheCable.“They started shooting and people have been running to [...]

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