Tag Archives: Boko Haram

Nigeria Disses Amnesty International, Says Report On Alleged Rights Violations By Military Lacks Credibility

Nigeria’s presidency in a statement has said that the report of Amnesty International which alleged human rights violations by the military in its offensive against Boko Haram terrorists lacks credibility and not backed by verifiable evidence. Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s spokesman dissed the AI report in late Wednesday statement. The statement reds: “The recent report…

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Army Nabs Boko Haram’s Bomb Specialist

Mr. Adamu Hassan, a Boko Haram insurgent specialised in making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) has been nabbed by the Nigerian army. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, said the military apprehended the suspect in Kaltungo town of Gombe state. The suspect was arrested during a joint operation with Department…

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Army Approves Special Promotion For 3, 729 Troops Fighting Boko Haram

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has approved special promotion for 3,729 troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE who participated in Operation DEEP PUNCH II in Sambisa Forest to crush Boko Haram terrorists. A statement by the army said the promotion “Is in recognition of their valour and uncommon commitment to…

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FG Slams PDP For Doubting Abduction, Release Of Dapchi Schoolgirls

The Federal Government has slammed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), following the release of the Dapchi schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, faulted the party’s reaction to the girls’ release on Thursday in a statement by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi. The abducted girls regained freedom on Wednesday,…

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5 Dead As Boko Haram Reportedly Return 105 #DapchiGirls

According to Sahara Reporters, Insurgent group Boko Haram has returned the abducted Dapchi Girls to their village. 110 girls were abducted from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, in Yobe State. Sahara Reporters reports that 105 girls have been returned to Dapchi, with the remaining 5 said to be deceased. The insurgents reportedly returned in the 9-vehicle convoy…

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Boko Haram Planning To Attack Maiduguri With Motor Bombs – Police

The Borno State Police Command has warned that islamic sect Boko Haram have plans to attack Maiduguri, Borno State, The Cable reports. The state’s assistant commissioner of police, Ahmed Bello, revealed this in a statement. He warned residents of the state to stay alert and report any suspicious persons. He said: The command, therefore, wishes to call upon Borno people and…

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UN Agency Rebuilds Destroyed Houses In Borno

The United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP) has rebuilt infrastructures that were destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents in Ngwom village, Borno State. The UNDP under its Integrated Community Stabilization of the North East programme undertook the project which gulped over a million dollars and was executed with co-funding from the Government of Japan. Locals living…

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