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    Army: Boko Haram attack averted in Yobe, many insurgents killed

Army: Boko Haram attack averted in Yobe, many insurgents killed

The Nigerian army says its troops successfully repelled an attack on a military patrol team coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at Sasawa community in Yobe.Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, said this in a statement issued on Sunday in Maiduguri, Borno.According to Chukwu, the troops on Saturday repelled an ambush by the insurgents and killed many of them in gun battles at [...]

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    APC chieftain: Yobe governor creating level playing field for those willing to succeed him

APC chieftain: Yobe governor creating level playing field for those willing to succeed him

Yakubu Jocob, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congresses (APC)  in Yobe, has lauded Ibrahim Geidam, the state governor, for "letting God choose his successor".Geidam had urged the  people of the state to ask God to choose a successor that can move the state forward."God gives power to whom He wishes. But, I want to assure you that I will [...]

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    Worshippers nab suicide bomber inside Yobe mosque

Worshippers nab suicide bomber inside Yobe mosque

The Nigerian army says some civilians foiled a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Gujba local government area of Yobe state, on Sunday.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, public relations of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri, Bono state.He said the female suicide bomber (pictured) was caught while trying to detonate the bombs on her body.“What [...]

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    Freed Dapchi schoolgirls return home, reunite with parents

Freed Dapchi schoolgirls return home, reunite with parents

The 105 Dapchi schoolgirls who recently regained their freedom have been reunited with their parents.The girls were transported via a military airplane on Sunday morning to Damaturu, from where they travelled to Dapchi.They were handed over to their parents at the assembly hall of Government Secondary School, Dapchi, in Bursari local government area of Yobe.The girls, 110 in total, were abducted from [...]

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    Confusion as Dapchi residents await arrival of Leah Sharibu

Confusion as Dapchi residents await arrival of Leah Sharibu

There is confusion in Dapchi, headquarters of Busari local government in Yobe state, over the return of Leah Sharibu, the only girl in captivity out of the 110 students abducted on February 19.While five of the students died, Boko Haram insurgents returned 104 to the town on Wednesday but the insurgents did not release Sharibu because she refused to renounce [...]

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    IGP orders 24-hour security in Yobe schools

IGP orders 24-hour security in Yobe schools

Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police (IGP), has ordered a 24-hour police surveillance to provide security in schools across Yobe. The IGP made this known on Saturday while addressing students of Government Girls Secondary School, Damaturu.Idris said the development is to provide students and parents with adequate security to pursue their studies and realise their dreams."We will deploy additional policemen to the [...]

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    VIDEO: Army hands over 104 Dapchi schoolgirls to FG

VIDEO: Army hands over 104 Dapchi schoolgirls to FG

The army on Wednesday handed 104 students of Government Science and Technical School, Dapchi, to the federal government.The girls were released after over one month in Boko Haram captivityRogers Nicholas, theatre commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, presented the released girls to Lai Mohammed, minister of information, at the 105 air force composite command, Maiduguri.Nicholas explained that 104 girls were part of the 110 [...]

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    Amnesty: Military failed to act, officers fled — hours before Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted

Amnesty: Military failed to act, officers fled — hours before Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted

Amnesty International (AI) says the Nigerian military was aware of the presence of Boko Haram insurgents in Dapchi, Yobe state, hours before 110 schoolgirls were abducted.The organisation said its investigation revealed the security forces “failed to act” on advance warnings that a convoy of Boko Haram fighters was heading towards Dapchi on the day of the abduction.The insurgents raided the [...]

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    Shehu Sani to Buhari: Red carpet is for Grammy — NOT Dapchi

Shehu Sani to Buhari: Red carpet is for Grammy — NOT Dapchi

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has joined those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari for acknowledging the grand reception in his honour during a trip to Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, Yobe state. Pictures of the president smiling as he adjusted his native attire on the red carpet sparked anger on social media.Most of those who criticised the president said the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari visits school where Boko Haram abducted 110 students

PHOTOS: Buhari visits school where Boko Haram abducted 110 students

President Muhammadu Buhari visited Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, where Boko Haram insurgents abducted 110 students last month.He was accompanied by Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of the state, who had earlier visited the school.Dapchi is the headquarters of Busari local government area.The president is expected to meet parents of the abducted students.Here are some pictures of Buhari's [...]

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    Dapchi schoolgirls: Boko Haram has contacted me, says woman who facilitated release of Chibok girls

Dapchi schoolgirls: Boko Haram has contacted me, says woman who facilitated release of Chibok girls

Aisha Wakil, better known as "Mama Boko Haram", says the abductors of Dapchi schoolgirls have contacted her.The Musab al-Barnawi faction of the Boko Haram sect is suspected of being behind the kidnap of the 110 girls.In an interview with NAN, Wakil said the faction contacted her on Thursday to confirm that the girls were in its custody.Wakil was a member of [...]

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    FG releases full list of missing schoolgirls, sets up probe panel

FG releases full list of missing schoolgirls, sets up probe panel

The federal government on Tuesday released the names and details of the missing 110 girls following the attack on Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, on February 19.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, who disclosed this in a statement, said Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, has convened a committee.He said the committee, which will be chaired by a military officer [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Dapchi means lessons not learnt in Chibok

Shehu Sani: Dapchi means lessons not learnt in Chibok

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says it is wrong to claim that Boko Haram insurgents have been defeated.Sani said this while reacting to the abduction of 110 students of Government Girls’ Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.The senator said the abduction proved that the country had not learnt its lesson from the Chibok episode.He said the kidnap of the Dapchi [...]

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    FG ‘must not pay ransom’ for abducted Dapchi schoolgirls

FG ‘must not pay ransom’ for abducted Dapchi schoolgirls

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and faith-based organisations have asked the federal government not pay ransom to the Boko Haram sect for the release of 110 students abducted from Government Girls’ Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.At a press conference in Abuja on Monday, the group comprising over 50 CSOs and NGOs said negotiating with the sect will embolden it.The group alleged [...]

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    Army to Gaidam: Your comment on Dapchi misleading… we handed over to the police

Army to Gaidam: Your comment on Dapchi misleading… we handed over to the police

The Nigerian army has described as "misleading and unfortunate", the comment of Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of Yobe, that the military is to be blamed for the attack on Government Girls’ Science Technical College, Dapchi.A total of 110 girls were abducted from the school when the insurgents struck on Monday, last week.Gaidam had said: “Before then, Dapchi has been peaceful, there was [...]

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    Yobe gov: Boko Haram attacked Dapchi a week after troops were withdrawn

Yobe gov: Boko Haram attacked Dapchi a week after troops were withdrawn

Ibrahim Gaidam, Yobe governor, says the withdrawal of troops from Dapchi paved way for an attack on the Government Girls’ Science Technical College in the town.The governor said soldiers were withdrawn from Dapchi barley a week before the insurgents struck.Gaidam said this on Sunday when he received Kashim Shettima, his Borno state counterpart, in Damaturu, the state capital.A total of 110 [...]

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