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Dancing In Military Barracks Over Sacking Of Buratai, Others

A 20-second video captured the moment some personnel of the Nigerian Navy in their barracks believed to be in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, screamed and danced over the development. here was jubilation in some military barracks across the country, when the news of the sacking of the former service chiefs filtered in on Tuesday and the announcement of their

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Boko Haram has been weakened – military

The defence headquarters says Boko Haram insurgents are “weakened enemies” of the country and no longer have “sovereignty or authority” on any territory in the country. John Enenche, defence spokesman, stated this on Friday while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today. To commemorate the armed forces remembrance day, the presidency had said Boko Haram insurgents are weaker compared to 2015.

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Boko Haram: Shekau critically ill, wants prayers from Nigerians – Borno pastor

Desmond Yunana, a reverend of Anglican Church Nigeria based in Borno state, says Abubakar Sheaku, Boko Haram leader, is critically ill and wants prayer from Nigerians. Delivering a sermon in church on Sunday, Yuana said last night, he had a “revelation” that the Boko Haram leader’s health condition is very bad. He said Shekau, who needs prayers from both Christian

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Terrorism: Nigerian soldiers confront Boko Haram in Gujba, kill 28 – Army Official

At least 28 members of the Boko Haram were killed Saturday in Gujba, Yobe State, in an encounter with soldiers, the Nigerian military said on Sunday. One soldier was also killed in the encounter, military spokesman Bernard Onyeuko said in a statement Sunday evening. Read the statement by Mr Onyeuko, a brigadier general, below. “Troops of the newly launched Operation

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Boko Haram: another aid worker abducted in Borno

Abubakar Garba Idris, a humanitarian aid worker, has been abducted by Boko Haram. Idris, also known as Alooma, was abducted along Damaturu-Maiduguri road in Borno state, on Saturday. The incident happened when the insurgents attacked some commuters near Matari village between Minok to Jakana road around 8:30am. A source said Idris was on a private trip from Damaturu, Yobe state

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Christmas: ‘Suicide bombers planning to strike’ — DSS warns

The Department of State Services (DSS) has raised the alarm over the “plot to bomb some places” during Yuletide. In a statement on Tuesday, the agency asked Nigerians to be on the alert, saying it is taking steps to prevent attacks across the country. Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, advised those planning to disrupt public peace to desist from such. “The

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Christmas: Zulum appreciates the Nigerian Army Battalion that has not ‘been defeated by Boko Haram’

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has gifted soldiers of the Nigerian’s army’s 151 battalion in Bama with food and other items to celebrate Christmas.  Christmas is celebrated December 25 by Christians to mark the birth of Jesus. The governor’s gift came a day after he expressed disappointment with troops, following the abduction of about 25 persons in Jakana, on

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Kankara Abduction: Boko Haram Set 344 Boys Free Through the Help of Miyetti Allah – Gov. Masari

GOVERNOR Aminu Masari has on Thursday night formally acknowledged the release of the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara. A statement from the governor says that the boys were released in Tsafe area of the state. The Governor made it known that the release of the boys was facilitated through  the assistance of the MACABAN/Miyetti Allah. While fielding

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TERRORISM: Nigerian Army releases 86 names of wanted terrorists

The Nigerian Army, on Wednesday, released a list of 86 people wanted in connection with the act of terrorism. Persons in the list were alleged to be part of the notorious Boko Haram terror group. This new release was the fourth in such releases as the military authorities had in the past rolled out lists of wanted terrorist. The latest

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Again: Sack security chiefs – North-east elders tell President Buhari

The Coalition of North East Elders for Peace and Development has reiterated its call on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack his Service Chiefs. The elders have accused the military of not attending to the deteriorating security challenge in the North-East zone but left the region at the mercy of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP. They

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