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    DHQ: Fleeing Boko Haram insurgents abandoned 72 family members

DHQ: Fleeing Boko Haram insurgents abandoned 72 family members

The defence headquarters says suspected Boko Haram members, who fled following military offensives, abandoned 72 family members in Ngala, Ngala local government area of Borno. John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operation, who disclosed this on Friday said 11 insurgents also surrendered to troops in Adamawa on May 11. Eneche said the development followed an indication of the heat of military operational [...]

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    Lai: Boko Haram targeting Christians to trigger religious war

Lai: Boko Haram targeting Christians to trigger religious war

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Boko Haram is targeting Christians in an attempt to trigger a religious war in the country. Recently, the insurgents killed Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika, Adamawa state, and Ropvil Dalep, a student of the University of Maiduguri and a member of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) [...]

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    ISWAP attacks Chibok village, abducts head of civilian JTF 

ISWAP attacks Chibok village, abducts head of civilian JTF 

Mohammed Abba, the head of the civilian joint task force (JTF) in Bambula community in Chibok local government area of Borno state, has been abducted by suspected members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).  The insurgents attacked the community around 4am on Wednesday when most of them were still asleep, a resident told TheCable.  Abba, the source said, had [...]

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    Crisis breaks out in Boko Haram camp, founder’s son killed

Crisis breaks out in Boko Haram camp, founder’s son killed

There is currently crisis in the camp of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of the Boko Haram sect. Ba’a Idirisa, son of late Muhammed Yusuf, who is leader of the group in Nigeria, has been killed, according to sources. Yusuf is the founder of the sect. His son was reportedly killed alongside three other commanders.  A source told [...]

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    IS: We killed 11 Christians in Nigeria to avenge death of our leaders

IS: We killed 11 Christians in Nigeria to avenge death of our leaders

The Islamic State has released a video, claiming to have killed 11 Christians in Nigeria. The video, released on December 26, is said to be timed to coincide with Christmas celebrations. The 56-second video was produced by Amaq, IS' news agency. It was filmed in an unidentified outdoor area. The video showed 13 hostages, 11 said to be Christians while the remaining were Muslims. [...]

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    ISWAP kills four aid workers as ‘talks with FG break down’

ISWAP kills four aid workers as ‘talks with FG break down’

Four out of five abducted aid workers of Action Against Hunger (AAH), an international non-governmental organisation (NGO), have been killed. Ahmed Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of Boko Haram, disclosed this in a series of tweets on Friday. Six aid workers, five male and a female, were kidnapped by members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) after [...]

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    Ex-president of Benin Rep accuses Saudi Arabia of funding Boko Haram

Ex-president of Benin Rep accuses Saudi Arabia of funding Boko Haram

Nicephore Soglo, former president of Benin Republic, has accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of funding Boko Haram. Boko Haram has grown to constitute a threat to the Western African Region. Also, Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), which is an affiliation of the Islamic State in the Middle-East, is a potent threat to the security of the region. Soglo, who spoke at [...]

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    NAF ‘destroys’ ISWAP training camp in Borno

NAF ‘destroys’ ISWAP training camp in Borno

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says it destroyed a major Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) logistics base and training camp at Kusuma on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno. Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. Daramola said the operation was executed on Wednesday by the air task-force of Operation [...]

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    ISWAP ‘kills’ aid worker, blames it on FG

ISWAP ‘kills’ aid worker, blames it on FG

Ahmed Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of Boko Haram, says one out of the six abducted aid workers of Action Against Hunger (AAH), an international non-governmental organisation (NGO), has been killed. Salkida disclosed this through his Twitter handle on Wednesday. The six aid workers, five male and a female, were kidnapped by members of the Islamic State in West [...]

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    ‘Soldiers using Soviet-era weapons to fight well-equipped Boko Haram’

‘Soldiers using Soviet-era weapons to fight well-equipped Boko Haram’

Some military commanders engaged in the fight against Boko Haram say the Nigerian army uses outdated weapons to fight the insurgents who often deploy sophisticated weapons during battle. The weapons used by the troops are said to be from the Soviet Union era, and some were procured during the era of former president Shehu Shagari, which was between 1979 and 1983. In [...]

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    Army: Boko Haram insurgents now running for their lives

Army: Boko Haram insurgents now running for their lives

The Nigerian army says hundreds of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents are being flushed out of their hideouts. Sagir Musa, army’s spokesperson, said this in a statement issued on Thursday. He said artillery and aerial bombardments of Boko Haram settlements have forced the insurgents to flee to north and central Africa sub-regions. “This mass movement for their [...]

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    Garba Shehu: The real Boko Haram we know has been defeated

Garba Shehu: The real Boko Haram we know has been defeated

Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says the real Boko Haram has been defeated. In a statement released on Tuesday on the ten years of the Boko Haram insurgency, Shehu said the terrorists the military is fighting are remnants of Boko Haram and international criminals taking advantage of the country’s porous border. The Boko [...]

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    CAN asks Buhari to rescue aid workers, Leah Sharibu before it’s too late

CAN asks Buhari to rescue aid workers, Leah Sharibu before it’s too late

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to secure the release of Grace Taku and Leah Sharibu from their captors. This comes two days after Taku appealed to the leadership of CAN to assist her in regaining freedom. Insurgents suspected to be members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) had abducted [...]

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    ‘We’re in touch with their captors’ — Garba Shehu reacts to video of aid workers

‘We’re in touch with their captors’ — Garba Shehu reacts to video of aid workers

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says contacts are being made with the captors of the aid workers in Borno state. Insurgents suspected to be members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) had attacked a convoy of aid workers in Damasak, Borno state, last week, killing a driver before kidnapping six [...]

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    Report: Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers in Borno ambush

Report: Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers in Borno ambush

The Boko Haram sect has reportedly killed 25 soldiers and scores of civilians in an ambush in Borno state. The insurgent group reportedly attacked the soldiers on Saturday morning while they were evacuating people from villages in the state. The fighters were said to have opened fire on the soldiers and the villagers who were reportedly occupying about 50 vehicles. “They ambushed [...]

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    Lai: Obasanjo seeking to divide Nigeria in the twilight of his life

Lai: Obasanjo seeking to divide Nigeria in the twilight of his life

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the recent comment by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the Boko Haram crisis is absurd and divisive. In a statement on Tuesday, the minister said it was tragic that the former president who fought to keep the country as one is the same person seeking to divide it in the twilight of his life. While delivering [...]

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