Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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    Omeri: Suspected terrorists are Nigerians, not northerners

Omeri: Suspected terrorists are Nigerians, not northerners

Following accusation that northerners are the target of security agents based on the arrest of 486 persons in Abia State on Sunday, Dr. Mike Omeri, director-general of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), has appealed to Nigerians to guard against unfounded utterances that could cause disaffection and further heighten the tension in the country.Speaking during an interview with AIT, Omeri, who made [...]

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    DSS: Boko Haram planning to bomb Abuja with petrol tankers

DSS: Boko Haram planning to bomb Abuja with petrol tankers

Less than two months after Boko Haram unleashed terror on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Department of State Security Services (DSS) has revealed that the sect is planning to launch another attack on the nation's capital.Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, Marilyn Ogar, deputy director, DSS; and Mike Omeri, coordinator, National Information Centre, admonished residents of FCT to be [...]

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    ‘Terror kingpin’ among arrested ‘Abia 486’

‘Terror kingpin’ among arrested ‘Abia 486’

Defence headquarters said on Tuesday that a "terror kingpin" on the list of  wanted terrorists of Nigerian security forces has been detected in the screening of 486 suspects arrested in Abuja.This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by defence spokesman Major-Gen. Chris Olukolade.The suspects were nabbed along Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway while travelling in over 33 Hiace Hummer buses [...]

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    Is Boko Haram heading for southern Nigeria?

Is Boko Haram heading for southern Nigeria?

Two days after Borno State governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, warned Nigerians not to think Boko Haram would be limited to the north, two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were found at Winners Chapel, Owerri, Imo State.In a speech at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, last week, Shettima had said: "If Boko Haram succeeds in overrunning the north-east as they seek, [...]

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    Keep off! South-east governors warn Boko Haram

Keep off! South-east governors warn Boko Haram

Sunday's foiled bombing of Winners Chapel, Owerri, Imo State, has elicited a stern "keep off our zone" warning from south-east governors to Boko Haram militants.No-one has yet claimed responsibility for the plot but several churches in the north have been bombed by Boko Haram ─ making the insurgents prime suspects.Police said six suspects had been arrested while improvised explosives devices [...]

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15 killed in fresh Boko Haram attack

Gunmen believed to be members of Boko Haram on Sunday attacked Daku Village in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State, killing 15 people.According to TheCable's source in the state, the attackers, numbering more than 100, opened fire on the villagers, before carting away food stuffs and livestock."The absence of security personnel on ground made the attack successful," the source said.“We don’t have enough [...]

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    Report of fresh Chibok abductions ‘not true’

Report of fresh Chibok abductions ‘not true’

Mike Omeri, coordinator, National Information Centre and director-general, National Orientation Agency (NOA), has described as untrue reports that Boko Haram sect abducted 20 women at Chibok in Borno State.The news that the sect asked for cows in exchange of the release of the women had gone viral earlier in the week.Speaking at a news conference in Abuja, Omeri described the [...]

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    Chibok girls must be ‘de-radicalised on rescue’

Chibok girls must be ‘de-radicalised on rescue’

De-radicalising the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram nearly two months ago is the first approach to healing and reintegrating them into the society, a clinical psychologist, Mr. Samuel Jinadu, has said.Jinadu said that bringing them back should not straightly introducing them into the society. Rather, he advised that the girls should be checked into a psychological institution or facility, if and when they were [...]

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    APC: Raid on media, a PDP strategy for Ekiti election

APC: Raid on media, a PDP strategy for Ekiti election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm on “the desperation of the PDP-led federal government” to capture Ekiti State at all cost, saying the ongoing clampdown on the national media is part of a grand strategy to silence Nigerians ahead of the “satanic plan” to thwart the will of the people of Ekiti and indeed that of all [...]

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    Boko Haram threat: Plateau shuts banks, schools

Boko Haram threat: Plateau shuts banks, schools

Nearly one month after several lives were lost in different attacks carried out by Boko Haram in Jos, Plateau State, social and commercial activities in the city have been paralysed, following threats that the sect is set to launch fresh attacks.Gindri, in Mangu Local Government Area of the state, is deserted, following a letter reportedly sent to the missionary settlement housing [...]

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    Tough love: Civilian JTF man has no regrets turning in Boko Haram nephew for execution

Tough love: Civilian JTF man has no regrets turning in Boko Haram nephew for execution

A man who found out that his nephew was a member of Boko Haram and gave him up for execution has said he does not regret his action.Abba Ajikali opted to volunteer for the ‘Civilian JTF’ — a congregation of willing citizens who assist the military’s anti-terrorism watch in the north-east — in Borno State after growing tired of repeated [...]

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    UN revives interest in abducted Chibok girls

UN revives interest in abducted Chibok girls

Just when international outrage over the abducted Chibok looks to be fading, the United Nations (UN) has urged all “Nigeria stakeholders” to collaborate in order to devise ways of rescuing of the girls.According to Mr. Said Djinnit, the special representative (West Africa) to the UN secretary-general, acts of terrorism in north-eastern Nigeria can only be resolved with the collective efforts [...]

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    Nigerian troops kill ‘over 50’ terrorists

Nigerian troops kill ‘over 50’ terrorists

More than 50 terrorists on a mission to attack some villages in Borno and Adamawa States were killed at the weekend, the Army has said.According to major-General Chris Olukolade, the director of defence information, 30 rifles, 36 hand grenades, 7 machine guns and 11 rocket-propelled grenade tubes were recovered from the terrorists.These were in addition to over 3,500 rounds of [...]

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Boko Haram kills 45 in fresh attack

Despite the state of emergency declared to restore normalcy to the troubled north-east part of the country, the Boko Haram sect has continued to unleash terror.In an attack that claimed about 45 lives in Barderi, a village near the University of Maiduguri, the sect reportedly opened fire on unsuspecting villagers after succeeding in confusing them they were preachers.According to the [...]

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    Fani-Kayode’s ‘revelation’ has vindicated us, says PDP

Fani-Kayode’s ‘revelation’ has vindicated us, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday said the allegation by former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had sympathy for insurgents had vindicated its earlier position on the party.Fani-Kayode announced his return to the PDP on Monday evening, saying the APC had Boko Haram sympathisers.The PDP had always linked the utterances of some [...]

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    Boko Haram raids 6 Borno villages, kills 30

Boko Haram raids 6 Borno villages, kills 30

Boko Haram on Tuesday raided six villages in Borno State, killing no fewer than 30 persons, injuring several others and destroying houses.This is thought to be a revenge attack following the losses they suffered on Sunday in shoot-outs with Nigerian soldiers.Some of the villages attacked are Attagara, Amuda and Ngoshe, all in Gwoza local government area.Nine Boko Haram militants were killed on [...]

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