Saturday, February 17, 2018

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    INTERVIEW: We’ll forget Biafra on one condition, says IPOB spokesman

INTERVIEW: We’ll forget Biafra on one condition, says IPOB spokesman

For some years now, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been on the forefront in the struggle for the creation of a sovereign state. With the absence of Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, during the time of Operation Python Dance, as well as the branding of the group as a terrorist organization, many believe the end is near for the group. But [...]

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    Army admits making false claims about rescue of oil experts

Army admits making false claims about rescue of oil experts

The Nigeria army says it "erroneously" gave out false information when it said all the staff of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) abducted in Magumeri local government area of Borno state had been rescued.According to the army, the misinformation is "regrettable".The NNPC staff and geologists from the University of Maiduguri who were commissioned to explore oil in Lake Chad were last week [...]

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    Army ‘loses’ 4 soldiers but ‘kills’ 22 insurgents

Army ‘loses’ 4 soldiers but ‘kills’ 22 insurgents

The Nigeria army says four soldiers and 22 insurgents lost their lives when Boko Haram attacked its men at Logomani, Borno state, on Sunday morning.A statement signed by Sani Usman, a colonel and acting director of army public relations, said the rifles of the four soldiers were lost "as a result of the effect of Boko Haram use of Rocket Propelled Grenades", [...]

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    ‘How soldiers shot defenceless Biafra protesters and loaded their corpses into vans’

‘How soldiers shot defenceless Biafra protesters and loaded their corpses into vans’

Amnesty International says an on-the-ground investigation has confirmed that the Nigeria army shot many unarmed people during last month’s planned pro-Biafran commemoration events in Onitsha, Anambra state.According to the human rights watchdog, evidence gathered from eyewitnesses, morgues and hospitals confirmed that between 29-30 May 2016, the Nigerian military opened fire on members of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB), supporters and [...]

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    Boko Haram loses butcher, 18 fighters in encounter with soldiers

Boko Haram loses butcher, 18 fighters in encounter with soldiers

The Boko Haram sect has suffered yet another setback, as Abubakar Gana, a butcher in the group, and 18 other insurgents were killed at a village in Borno state.The incident happened 24 hours after the army announced the killing of 11 insurgents in a gun battle.According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, a cache of arms was recovered during the operation.“Following [...]

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    44 female insurgents surrender to ‘gallant troops’

44 female insurgents surrender to ‘gallant troops’

The Nigeria army says 77 Boko Haram members have surrendered themselves to troops of the 117 battalion in Borno state.According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, 16 of the surrendered insurgents are women while 28 of them are girls.“Seventy-seven Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered themselves to troops of 122 task force battalion. They comprised 17 men, 16 women, 16 male children and [...]

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    Troops ‘rescue’ 370 Boko Haram captives

Troops ‘rescue’ 370 Boko Haram captives

The Nigeria army says it has rescued 370 hostages from Boko Haram.Hassan Umaru,  theatre commander of operation lafiya dole, who disclosed this at a media briefing in Maiduguri on Friday, also revealed that troops killed 63 Boko Haram insurgents and foiled some suicide bomb attacks within the week.Speaking through Lucky Irabor, the deputy commander,  Umaru said that the troops recovered [...]

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    Army sets up new division in Boko Haram’s zone

Army sets up new division in Boko Haram’s zone

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    11-year-old ‘potential suicide bomber’ arrested

11-year-old ‘potential suicide bomber’ arrested

The Nigeria army says it has arrested an 11-year-old suicide bomber at an internally-displaced-persons camp in Borno state.According Sani Usman, army spokesman, the suspect is on the list of wanted Boko Haram kingpins."Vigilant troops of 7 division garrison providing security at internally displaced persons (IDP) camp, Dalori in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Borno state yesterday, Tuesday afternoon, apprehended an 11-year-old boy, Master Usman [...]

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    Army raises the alarm, says some of its officers plotting to sabotage Boko Haram war

Army raises the alarm, says some of its officers plotting to sabotage Boko Haram war

The Nigeria army on Monday said some of its officers are plotting to distract the fight against insurgency, which "is at a critical stage".According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, some officers in collaboration with unnamed individuals, have scheduled December to begin a media onslaught against the army.He alleged that there was a deliberate plot to ridicule leadership of the force [...]

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    Army, police team up to arrest 2 B’Haram leaders

Army, police team up to arrest 2 B’Haram leaders

The Nigeria army says it has arrested two wanted Boko Haram leaders with the cooperation of the police.With this latest arrest, five Boko Haram leaders, who were declared wanted a few weeks ago, are now in the custody of the military.According to Sani Usman, the insurgent leaders were arrested at different locations in Maiduguri on Tuesday.“In another unprecedented development yesterday, [...]

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    Army ‘nabs’ one more Boko Haram kingpin

Army ‘nabs’ one more Boko Haram kingpin

The Nigeria army says it has arrested Boko Haram kingpin John Trankil.Trankil is the fourth Boko Haram leader to be arrested since the army released a list '100 wanted terrorists' at the end of October.According to Tukur Gusau, spokesman of the Nigeria army operation lafiya Dole, Trankil was arrested in Maiduguri on Sunday.“Troops of seventh division garrison Nigerian army in [...]

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    DSS arrests third of ‘100 wanted insurgents’

DSS arrests third of ‘100 wanted insurgents’

The Nigerian army says the Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested another wanted Boko Haram kingpin in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. This is the third Boko Haram suspect who has been arrested since the publication‎ of photos of 100 key leaders of the insurgents. "Following the release of the poster containing photographs of 100 suspected Boko Haram terrorists, security agencies [...]

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    Army ‘pursues’ insurgents into Sambisa

Army ‘pursues’ insurgents into Sambisa

The Nigeria army says its men are in “hot pursuit” of Boko Haram insurgents into Sambisa forest, after it successfully repelled the sect’s attack on Gwoza, Borno state.According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, the insurgents launched the attack on Gwoza at 5am on Friday.He said seven insurgents were killed in the encounter while some weapons were recovered from them.“Boko Haram terrorists [...]

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    Troops capture another wanted suspect

Troops capture another wanted suspect

A day after it announced the arrest of an alleged Boko Haram member in Abuja, the Nigeria army says it has arrested another insurgent whose name is on the list of the 100 suspects declared wanted.According to Sani Usman, spokesman of the army, the suspect, who is a Cameroonian, was apprehended at a checkpoint in Adamawa.“Today in the morning, another [...]

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    Troops nab ‘female insurgent’ in Borno raid

Troops nab ‘female insurgent’ in Borno raid

‎The Nigeria army says its troops have captured a suspected female member of Boko Haram in an operation to clear camps of the insurgents at a local government‎ area in Borno state. ‎‎ According to Sani Usman, two insurgents were killed in the encounter between the troops and the insurgents while some weapons were‎ recovered from them. ‎ "In efforts to continually dominate recovered [...]

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