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    Sowore: FG planning to rearrest and infect me with coronavirus 

Sowore: FG planning to rearrest and infect me with coronavirus 

Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and convener of the #RevolutionNow Movement, has accused the federal government of planning to rearrest and infect him with coronavirus.  Sowore who was the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 election was arrested and detained in August for planning a nationwide protest against the government.  In a message made available to [...]

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    Boko Haram kills ‘over 70 soldiers’ in an ambush

Boko Haram kills ‘over 70 soldiers’ in an ambush

About 70 soldiers, including a major and three officers, have been killed in an ambush by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, military sources tell TheCable.  The troops, on operation Ayiso Tamonuma, had first advanced to Alagarno area in Borno state on Saturday through Sunday, and though they ran into an ambush, no soldier was killed. On Monday, again, the troops ran into a [...]

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    Six soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush 

Six soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush 

Six soldiers lost their lives in an ambush by suspected Boko Haram insurgents around Banki Junction in Borno state, military sources have told TheCable.  Two sergeants, two lance corporals and two privates were confirmed to TheCable to be victims of the attack.  The incident happened Sunday morning when about two companies of soldiers from the army’s 151 task force battalion in the [...]

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    Zulum: Army crushed Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa

Zulum: Army crushed Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, says the effort of the army in the battle against Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa is commendable. Troops exchanged fire with the insurgents when they invaded a community in the state on Wednesday. A resident of the village had told TheCable that the insurgents were repelled by troops of the 117 task force battalion in Chibok. In a statement on [...]

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    Damboa residents flee as Boko Haram exchanges fire with troops  

Damboa residents flee as Boko Haram exchanges fire with troops  

Damboa, headquarters of a local government area in Borno, is currently under Boko Haram attack. The insurgents, villagers said, came in large numbers around 6:30 am on Wednesday and started shooting sporadically.  One of the residents said for over an hour troops from the army’s 25 task force brigade in Damboa have been exchanging gunfire with the insurgents.  “They came in plenty of [...]

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    Udom Emmanuel is a tolerant leader, says Lawan

Udom Emmanuel is a tolerant leader, says Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has described Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, as the face of the new Nigerian politicians. Lawan gave the commendation while speaking at the 60th birthday anniversary celebration and thanksgiving service of Akon Eyakenyi, senator representing Akwa Ibom south senatorial district, at Destiny International Mission, Uyo, on Sunday. He described Emmanuel as a very decent person, a [...]

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    Army arrests female ‘bandit dancing with AK 47 rifle at party’ in Kaduna

Army arrests female ‘bandit dancing with AK 47 rifle at party’ in Kaduna

The Nigeria army says it arrested Zainab Abubakar, a suspected bandit, at Ungwan Salaha in Mararaban Jos in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state. Aminu Iliyasu, army operations media coordinator, in a statement on Thursday, said Abubakar was arrested on Sunday and a video clip of her dancing with an AK 47 rifle was found on her phone.  “On 23 February [...]

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    Garkida residents: Air force jets hovered around while Boko Haram attacked us

Garkida residents: Air force jets hovered around while Boko Haram attacked us

Some residents of Garkida, Adamawa state and Korongilum, Borno state, have alleged that Nigerian air force (NAF) fighter jets refused to open fire on suspected Boko Haram insurgents when they attacked their communities.  Last Tuesday, the insurgents attacked Koriongilum burning many houses, and three days later, they attacked Garkida killing many people.  Some residents who spoke with TheCable at the weekend said NAF [...]

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    Chibok attack: Soldier loses leg to Boko Haram bomb, two missing

Chibok attack: Soldier loses leg to Boko Haram bomb, two missing

A soldier lost his leg, and two of his colleagues are missing after their convoy ran into an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Korongilum, a community in Chibok local government area of Borno state.  The soldiers were deployed on Wednesday morning as a part of a quick response group (QRG) to respond to an attack [...]

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    ‘FG is setting our killers free’– soldiers kick as 1,400 Boko Haram suspects are released

‘FG is setting our killers free’– soldiers kick as 1,400 Boko Haram suspects are released

Some soldiers at the war front in the north-east have expressed disappointment over the release of 1,400 ''repentant'' Boko Haram suspects.   Babakura Jato, commissioner of information in Borno state, on Monday, told The PUNCH that 1,400 had been released in three tranches since Operation Safe Corridor programme was launched. Operation Safe Corridor is an initiative for the deradicalisation and rehabilitation of all [...]

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    Zulum shouts at army commander over fresh Boko Haram attack

Zulum shouts at army commander over fresh Boko Haram attack

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, has accused soldiers of leaving some residents of the state at the mercy of Boko Haram insurgents. Speaking when he visited Auno, a town 20 kilometres from Maiduguri, Borno state capital, the governor alleged that soldiers meant to secure the community desert the people around 5pm on a daily basis. At least 30 persons were killed when [...]

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    Zulum: Many of us in power don’t want to hear the truth

Zulum: Many of us in power don’t want to hear the truth

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says telling the truth is a problem in Nigeria.  Zulum said this on Tuesday while delivering a lecture at the National Defence College in Abuja. His audience included senior military officers and policymakers within and outside Nigeria.  Zulum said the unwillingness of persons in the corridors of power to tell leaders truth about issues and the [...]

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    Buratai describes Boko Haram resurgence as last kick of a dying horse

Buratai describes Boko Haram resurgence as last kick of a dying horse

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has described the recent activity of Boko Haram insurgents as ''the kicks of a dying horse gasping for the last breath”.  Boko Haram has stepped up attacks on military formations and civilian population in the north-east. He also asked local and foreign bodies to be mindful of the comments they make on Nigeria’s security. Buratai’s warning came a [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘abducts soldiers, policemen’ in Borno

Boko Haram ‘abducts soldiers, policemen’ in Borno

Four soldiers and two policemen have been abducted by Boko Haram insurgents along Damaturu-Maiduguri road, military sources have told TheCable. Damaturu is Yobe state capital, and Maiduguri, Borno state capital. The distance between both towns is about 130 kilometres, and there are a number of villages along the axis. The insurgents, sources said, attacked the security officers in an ambush near Auno [...]

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    ‘Driver feared dead’ as Boko Haram attacks army commander’s convoy 

‘Driver feared dead’ as Boko Haram attacks army commander’s convoy 

A driver attached to Olusegun Adeniyi, commander of operation Lafiya Dole, may have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents on the commander’s convoy, military sources have told TheCable.  The incident happened on Monday when Adeniyi, a major-general, was on his way back to Maiduguri after a visit to Jakana, Borno state, where the insurgents struck on Saturday.  Military sources [...]

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    Army to Zulum: Accusing soldiers of extortion can affect fight against Boko Haram

Army to Zulum: Accusing soldiers of extortion can affect fight against Boko Haram

The Nigerian army says the accusation of extortion by Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, against soldiers can reverse the gains recorded by the troops fighting Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east.  TheCable reported how the governor came down hard on soldiers manning Damaturu-Maiduguri road whom he accused of extorting commuters.  Zulum was on his way to Jakana, a community where Boko [...]

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