Saturday, July 13, 2019

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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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    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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    Tragedy averted as troops disarm suicide bombers in Borno

Tragedy averted as troops disarm suicide bombers in Borno

Troops of operation Lafiya Dole have apprehended two female suicide bombers at Mushemiri village in Konduga local government area of Borno.The army said a suspected suicide bomber and her accomplice were arrested on Wednesday night while attempting to infiltrate the 222 Battalion defensive locations.It said the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) vest strapped to her body was diffused; adding that investigation [...]

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    Women flood Unity Fountain to celebrate Buhari

Women flood Unity Fountain to celebrate Buhari

Some women converged on the Unity Fountain in Abuja to celebrate the 76th birthday of President Muhammadu Buhari.The women, under the aegis of African Women Arise for Change and Good Governance, also used the opportunity to declare their support for Buhari’s second term bid.Speaking on behalf of the women group, Jaiyetola Mohammed, said the president deserved all the support ahead [...]

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    Police foil attack by teenage suicide bomber in Maiduguri

Police foil attack by teenage suicide bomber in Maiduguri

Damian Chukwu, the Borno police commissioner, says a suicide bomb attack was foiled in Maiduguri on Wednesday.The police commissioner said the thwarted attack took place on the outskirts of Maiduguri.He told the NAN that a teenage female bomber made the attempt around 8:30pm.Chukwu said she tried to infiltrate a security checkpoint but was unsuccessful as security men shot at her [...]

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    Troops ‘foil’ Boko Haram attack in Borno community

Troops ‘foil’ Boko Haram attack in Borno community

Troops of operation Lafiya Dole have reportedly repelled Boko Haram insurgents’ attack at Jakana village in Kaga local government area of Borno.According to NAN, the insurgents coordinated the attack at Jakana barely 12 hours after the troops repelled them in Bama and Rann communities.The report said the troops engaged the insurgents in a gun duel to repel the attacks.A source [...]

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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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    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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    Buhari finally reacts to killing of soldiers, calls it a national tragedy

Buhari finally reacts to killing of soldiers, calls it a national tragedy

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the killing of soldiers in Metele village, Borno, by Boko Haram insurgents.Although the army is yet to reveal the casually figure, it is estimated that no less than 100 soldiers were killed in the attacks.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, quoted Buhari as saying immediate measures are in [...]

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    ‘He sat on facts about Chibok girls abduction’ — Shettima faults Jonathan’s book

‘He sat on facts about Chibok girls abduction’ — Shettima faults Jonathan’s book

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of writing an elementary book of tales, saying he deliberately omitted facts about the abduction of Chibok girls.On Tuesday, the former president launched a book titled ‘My Transition Hours’, in which he wrote about issues concerning his administration.In a statement on Wednesday by Isa Gusau, special adviser on [...]

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    Soldiers killed, missing as Boko Haram overruns army battalion in Borno

Soldiers killed, missing as Boko Haram overruns army battalion in Borno

The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) faction of Boko Haram reportedly attacked 157 task force battalion of the Nigerian army in Metele, Borno.More than 10 soldiers were killed while the insurgents carted away ammunition and other military equipment.A military source explained that the insurgents forcefully gained access into the military base around 5pm on Sunday. The source said some [...]

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