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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Some military commanders engaged in the fight against Boko Haram say the Nigerian army uses outdated weapons to fight the insurgents who often deploy sophisticated weapons during battle.The weapons used by the troops are said to be from the Soviet Union era,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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    ‘We killed many insurgents’ — army speaks on Borno attack

‘We killed many insurgents’ — army speaks on Borno attack

The Nigerian army says many insurgents were killed in Friday's attack at Magumeri town in Borno state.The Islamic State (IS) had claimed responsibility for the attack, saying its fighters killed 10 soldiers and burnt a military base.But in a statement on Sunday, Ezindu Idima, deputy director, army public relations, sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole, said only five soldiers were killed.He said [...]

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    Islamic State: We burnt military barracks and killed 10 soldiers in Borno

Islamic State: We burnt military barracks and killed 10 soldiers in Borno

The Islamic State (IS) says it killed 10 soldiers in an attack in Magumeri, a community in Borno state, on Friday.The group made the claim through AMAQ, its news agency.According to Reuters, IS uploaded images of barracks that were burnt and the remains of the dead soldiers.A source in the Nigerian army was said to have confirmed the attack which [...]

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    Islamic State ‘sacks’ Al-barnawi, factional Boko Haram leader

Islamic State ‘sacks’ Al-barnawi, factional Boko Haram leader

The Islamic State has sacked Abu Mus'ab Al-barnawi as the leader of Islamic State West Africa Province, a faction of the Boko Haram insurgent group.Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the group, disclosed this on Monday night.According to him, the new leader of the group is Abu Abdullah Ibn Umar Albarnawi.Salkida said no reason was [...]

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    We’ve chased Boko Haram out of Baga, says army

We’ve chased Boko Haram out of Baga, says army

Troops of the Nigerian army special forces command have cleared Boko Haram insurgents off Baga town in Borno state.On December 28, 2018, the insurgents attacked the town and reportedly hoisted their flag.Residents had told TheCable that the  insurgents took over the community after overrunning a military base.But in a statement signed on Thursday, Sani Usman, army spokesman, said troops triumphed [...]

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    Army ‘kills’ spokesman of Boko Haram faction

Army ‘kills’ spokesman of Boko Haram faction

The Nigeria army says it has killed Ahmed Sale, spokesman of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the Boko Haram faction which claimed responsibility for the abduction of Leah Sharibu and other schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state.In a statement, the army said Sale was killed in an operation by troops in conjunction with personnel of the Nigerian air force."Reports [...]

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    Boko Haram executes another Red Cross worker, says Leah will live as slave

Boko Haram executes another Red Cross worker, says Leah will live as slave

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, has executed Hauwa Leman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), TheCable has been informed.The terrorists also vowed to keep Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl, as "a slave for life", TheCable exclusively gathered.In a short clip seen by a special correspondent of TheCable, [...]

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