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    Defence minister heads for Chad as IS claims deadly attacks on Nigerian soldiers

Defence minister heads for Chad as IS claims deadly attacks on Nigerian soldiers

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, for an emergency meeting with Chadian President Idris Deby, following the recent attacks on Nigerian soldiers.According to NAN, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, confirmed the development, but said: “I’m unaware of his mission there.’’Dan-Ali had on Thursday briefed Buhari on the security situation across the country, especially on the Nigeria-Chad border.The [...]

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    Fear of ‘Ansaru factor’ hampers rescue of Chibok girls as military locates hostage site

Fear of ‘Ansaru factor’ hampers rescue of Chibok girls as military locates hostage site

Efforts by security agencies to rescue hundreds of schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity are being hampered by fears that another militant group, Ansaru, may be involved.Ansaru (pictured), also called Jama’atu ansaril muslimina fi biladis Sudan (Vanguards for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa), are known to harm their hostages at the slightest indication that they are about to be [...]

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