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    Police arrest ‘killers’ of Catholic seminarian

Police arrest ‘killers’ of Catholic seminarian

The police have announced the arrest of three suspects in connection with the killing of Nnadi Michael, a seminarian at the Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kaduna. He was killed after spending three weeks in captivity. The deceased was among the four students abducted when insurgents invaded the seminary located at Kakau along Kaduna-Abuja road in Chikun local government area of the state on January [...]

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    ‘Operation Last Dance’, Nollywood’s anti-insurgency film, launches in Abuja

‘Operation Last Dance’, Nollywood’s anti-insurgency film, launches in Abuja

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    Army rescues female students ‘after gun battle’ with Boko Haram

Army rescues female students ‘after gun battle’ with Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army says it has rescued students of Federal Government Girls College, Maiduguri, who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state. Olusegun Adeniyi, theatre commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, announced this while presenting the rescued victims to their families in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Monday. He said the students, comprising a male and two females, were abducted on Maiduguri-Gubio [...]

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    Buratai: Why it’s difficult to wipe out Boko Haram

Buratai: Why it’s difficult to wipe out Boko Haram

Tukur Burtai, chief of army staff, says Boko Haram leaders and recruiters live in communities, evading detection by mixing with the local population. Buratai said Boko Haram's mode of operation, its use of propaganda and hardcore ideology are the major reasons the insurgency has lasted for many years. In an interview with Daily Trust, he said the war against Boko Haram has [...]

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    Buhari: Success recorded in anti-Boko Haram war has restored our pride in the world

Buhari: Success recorded in anti-Boko Haram war has restored our pride in the world

President Muhammadu Buhari says the success in the fight against insurgency has restored Nigeria's honour in the world.  Buhari spoke at the inauguration of the Nigerian Air Force Agusta 109 power helicopters on Thursday. He commended the security operatives for playing critical roles in securing the nation, describing them as "a source of pride to us as a nation". The president said the [...]

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    Group asks Nigerians to support service chiefs

Group asks Nigerians to support service chiefs

Some respected Nigerian elders, under the auspices of Pro-Nigeria Elders Council (PRONECO) have passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari, urging the nation to support the inspector-general of police and service chiefs to tackle insurrection. The council of elders made this known in a communique issued at the end of a one-day consultative meeting in Abuja on Thursday. Co-signed by [...]

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    ‘Christian or Muslim, every life is precious to God’ — Adeboye marches against insecurity

‘Christian or Muslim, every life is precious to God’ — Adeboye marches against insecurity

Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), says every soul lost to insurgency is precious to God. Adeboye said this on Sunday during the monthly thanksgiving service at the church's headquarters in Lagos. He prayed that evil doers in the country should be exposed. "Lord, have mercy on Nigeria. Let there be peace and security in Nigeria. God sees [...]

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    EU: There’s no progress in the fight against Boko Haram

EU: There’s no progress in the fight against Boko Haram

The European parliament, legislative branch of the European Union, says there has not been progress in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents.  The parliament made this remark in its resolution of January 16, 2020.  In the past weeks, the insurgents had carried out a series of attacks on civilians and the military.  On Christmas eve, a faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the [...]

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    Ndume: Why insurgency will continue in north-east

Ndume: Why insurgency will continue in north-east

Ali Ndume, chairman, senate committee on army, says the problem of insurgency will continue in the north-east because of inadequate resources and soldiers. Boko Haram insurgents have sustained attacks on communities in the north-east region, causing thousands of citizens to flee their homes. Borno and Adamawa are worst hit by the insurgency. Speaking with the Punch on Wednesday, Ndume said the insurgency will [...]

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    Buratai: Army needs more funds to fight insurgency

Buratai: Army needs more funds to fight insurgency

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has asked for improved funding for the army to tackle the challenges encountered in the fight against insurgency. Buratai made the call at the opening of the 12th biennial training conference of the Nigeria army finance corps in Uyo, on Monday. The theme of the conference was 'expanding roles of the Nigerian Army in internal security [...]

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    Police: Saboteurs among security operatives prolonging insurgency

Police: Saboteurs among security operatives prolonging insurgency

Dolapo Badmus, public relations officer for zone 2 police command, has accused security operatives of sabotaging the fight against insurgency. Badmus said this on Thursday while reacting to the killing of three policemen and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba state. The soldiers had attacked operatives of the intelligence response team (IRT) of the inspector-general of police who had arrested Hamisu Bala, [...]

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    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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