Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "insurgents"

    ‘We are devastated’ — Red Cross asks Boko Haram to free its remaining colleagues

‘We are devastated’ — Red Cross asks Boko Haram to free its remaining colleagues

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) has condemned the killing of Saifura Khorsa, a midwife and one of its abducted staff.TheCable had reported how the victim was shot by insurgents who captured her five months ago.In a statement on Monday, Red Cross appealed to the abductors to immediately release another ICRC midwife and an healthcare worker still in [...]

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    Army denies ‘killing of 30 soldiers’ by Boko Haram (updated)

Army denies ‘killing of 30 soldiers’ by Boko Haram (updated)

At least 30 soldiers were reportedly killed when Boko Haram insurgents attacked a military base in Zari, Borno state.They were said to have stormed the area in trucks on Thursday, overrunning the military base and sacking the entire village.Twenty soldiers were injured in the incident, sources told Daily Trust.The soldiers were said to have withdrawn following the heavy assault while [...]

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    Boko Haram fighters celebrate Sallah in Sambisa, say infidels are in trouble

Boko Haram fighters celebrate Sallah in Sambisa, say infidels are in trouble

A video of Boko Haram insurgents celebrating Sallah in Sambisa forest has surfaced online.In the five minutes, 17 seconds video, the insurgents held prayers with guards wielding rifles.The clip was released two days after 20 persons, including children, were killed by suicide bombers in an attack in Damboa local government area of Borno state.The federal government has continuously claimed that [...]

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    15 insurgents killed as army rescues 49 hostages

15 insurgents killed as army rescues 49 hostages

The Nigerian army says it has killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 49 persons held hostage by the group.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, public relations, operation Lafiya Dole, said this occurred in separate encounters between the insurgents and troops in the Lake Chad basin.In a statement on Thursday, Nwachukwu said some of the insurgents were killed on Tuesday in villages [...]

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    Army: 20 insurgents killed, 17 captured in two weeks

Army: 20 insurgents killed, 17 captured in two weeks

The Nigerian army says its troops have killed 20 insurgents and captured 17 others in its ongoing Deep Punch operation.Timothy Antigha, deputy director public relations, 8 division, in a statement said the operation which is part of the Lafiya Dole exercise has been ongoing for two weeks.He said 100 elderly men, women and children being held against their will were [...]

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    Troops ‘kill’ two senior Boko Haram commanders

Troops ‘kill’ two senior Boko Haram commanders

The Nigerian army say troops of operation Lafia Dole have killed two senior Boko Haram commanders and several other insurgents at Darul Jamel on the fringes of Sambisa forest in Borno.Sani Usman, acting director, army public relations, said in a statement in Abuja that this was after the troops had successfully repelled an attempted attack on their location."The terrorists attempted [...]

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    Borno emirs return home 2 years after running away from B’Haram

Borno emirs return home 2 years after running away from B’Haram

Two out of the five Borno emirs forced to flee their domain by Boko Haram insurgents have returned to their palaces.The emirs – Muhammadu Askirama of Askira, and Ismaila Mamza of Uba – returned to their respective palaces on Tuesday in the company of Mamman Durkuwa, Borno deputy governor.The emirs fled to Maiduguri, the state capital, when the insurgents took [...]

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