Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tag "insurgency"

    Shehu of Bama: We’re happy to celebrate Sallah at home for the first time in 5 years

Shehu of Bama: We’re happy to celebrate Sallah at home for the first time in 5 years

Kyari Ibn El-Kanemi, shehu of Bama, says residents of Bama community in Borno state, celebrated Sallah for the first time in five years as a result of the defeat of Boko Haram insurgents in the area.He expressed joy after his people marked this year's Eid-el-Kabir celebration in his domain, on Monday."Today we are celebrating Sallah in Bama which we were [...]

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    Buratai blames soldiers for Boko Haram attacks

Buratai blames soldiers for Boko Haram attacks

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has attributed some attacks on military bases to insufficient commitment of soldiers.The Nigerian army has suffered many attacks from the Boko Haram sect, especially in Borno, in recent times.Just last week, insurgents hit a military formation in the state, killing at least six soldiers.Some weeks before that attack, Boko Haram fighters killed 25 military [...]

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    IBB, Agu-Iyi Ironsi to attend book launch on Nigerian war

IBB, Agu-Iyi Ironsi to attend book launch on Nigerian war

Former military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), Thomas Agu-Iyi Ironsi, former minister of defence, are expected to grace the launch of a book on Nigeria's air operations in Sierra Leone.According to Abayomi Balogun, author of the book, it provides "vital lessons" for the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency efforts in the north-east.Organised by Green Heroes Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, with the [...]

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    Bandits don’t come from the moon, says Buratai

Bandits don’t come from the moon, says Buratai

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the security agencies need the support of Nigerians in the fight against insurgency. Speaking on Tuesday when he declared open the 2019 Nigerian army infantry corps conference in Jaji, Kaduna state, he said bandits do not come from the moon.He said they live among ordinary citizens and patronise the same markets, emphasising the need [...]

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    Babangida to army: You face horrific challenges, evolve new combat strategy

Babangida to army: You face horrific challenges, evolve new combat strategy

Ibrahim Babangida, former head of state, has asked the military to evolve a new strategy in combating the insurgency in the north-east.Babangida said this in his message on the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.He said the military should fortify its combat strength, as it is presently faced with "horrific challenges".The former military head of state urged the Nigerian army to [...]

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    Boko Haram war: Air force seeks speedy delivery of Tucano aircraft

Boko Haram war: Air force seeks speedy delivery of Tucano aircraft

Sadique Abubakar, chief of the air staff (CAS), has appealed to the manufacturers of the A-29 Super Tucano Attack Aircraft to expedite action on its delivery to Nigeria.Abubakar made the appeal when Taco Gilbert, senior vice-president of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), manufacturer of the aircraft, visited him in Abuja.The air chief said delivery of the aircraft would enhance the air force’s capability [...]

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    Government can’t employ all of us, says Bala Usman

Government can’t employ all of us, says Bala Usman

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says it is impossible for the government to employ everyone.Speaking at an award ceremony organised by DAAR Communications, owners of AIT and Raypower FM, Usman said the government can only provide an enabling environment for business to thrive.She also spoke on the need to expand the informal sector and [...]

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    Twice abducted by Boko Haram, teenager recounts experience on suicide mission

Twice abducted by Boko Haram, teenager recounts experience on suicide mission

At the age of 14, Falmata has already faced two suicide bomb missions on the orders of Boko Haram insurgents.But for her resilience and determination to live, she would have been dead – alongside those who could have been victims; maybe in their tens or even hundreds.She was 13 when the insurgents abducted her and took her to a makeshift [...]

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    Report: 1.8m Borno IDPs unwilling to return home

Report: 1.8m Borno IDPs unwilling to return home

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) says 1.8 million persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency are unwilling to return to their communities in the north-east.Jan Egeland, NRC secretary-general, said this on Wednesday while presenting the report on the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs), in Maiduguri, Borno state.He said the IDPs are still concerned about security in their communities, getting new [...]

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    How Boko Haram killed nine soldiers before abducting oil experts

How Boko Haram killed nine soldiers before abducting oil experts

The Boko Haram insurgents who laid an ambush for oil workers in Borno state on Tuesday, killed nine soldiers.A senior military officer, who disclosed this to TheCable, said the army is trying to keep the information away from the public.The ambush happened at Borno Yeso in Magumeri local government area of the state.The source said the convoy of the oil workers [...]

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    Buratai launches operation to tackle insurgency, kidnapping in Kano

Buratai launches operation to tackle insurgency, kidnapping in Kano

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has launched Operation Harbin Kunama II in Kano to tackle cattle rustling, kidnapping and insurgency. Speaking with journalists on Saturday, Buratai explained that the operation is part of the efforts to reduce crime.He said he had discussed with Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano, on the modalities to curb criminal activities in the dreaded Falgore forest [...]

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    Defence minister: We’ll wipe out Boko Haram, but give us more time

Defence minister: We’ll wipe out Boko Haram, but give us more time

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, has pleaded with Nigerians to give the military more time to finish off Boko Haram, saying insurgency cannot be eliminated in one day. Speaking with state house correspondents after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, Dan-Ali said 95 percent success had been achieved in the fight against insurgency."Give us additional time, recall that recently [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Ochoche: With N22bn, Victims Support Fund is lessening the pain of insurgency

INTERVIEW: Ochoche: With N22bn, Victims Support Fund is lessening the pain of insurgency

Constituted in 2014 by former president, Goodluck Jonathan, the Victim Support Fund (VSF)  is a foundation established to restore the livelihoods of victims of insurgency and to set the background for peace-building in war-ravaged areas of the country.In this interview with TheCable, Sunday Ochoche, executive director of the fund, explains the progress made by the organisation towards delivering on its [...]

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    Lawmaker to Aisha Buhari: Start a pet project on Boko Haram victims

Lawmaker to Aisha Buhari: Start a pet project on Boko Haram victims

Asabe Vilita Bashir, a member of the federal house of representatives, has urged Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, to consider making victims of Boko Haram insurgency, particularly women and children, her pet project. Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Monday, Vilita, who represents Gwoza, Chibok and Damboa federal constituency ‎in Borno state, said women and children in the northeast region [...]

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    Boko Haram may kill 100 people but this will not impact oil prices again, says NNPC chief

Boko Haram may kill 100 people but this will not impact oil prices again, says NNPC chief

Mele Kyari, group general manager (GGM) of crude oil marketing division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says Boko Haram insurgency no longer affects crude oil sales in Nigeria.Kyari, who spoke at the crude oil term contract bid opening at the NNPC Towers in Abuja, said Boko Haram may kill 100 people and nothing would happen to sales.“The traditional [...]

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    Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 19 in Nasarawa

Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 19 in Nasarawa

At least 19 people were killed in an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Kompany and Bakun Allu communities in Lafia, Nasarawa state, early Tuesday, but difficulty in establishing communication with the crisis-ridden areas meant the news did not filter out until Thursday.Residents were awakened to the sound of gunshots, as the attackers who were said to have struck between 11pm and 2am, [...]

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