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Boko Haram: Major Gen. Buratai Appointed Commander Of Multi-regional Task Force

Major General Tukur Yusuf Buratai from the Nigerian army has been appointed Force Commander of the re-organised multi-regional task force created to crush the BokoHaram insurgency in Nigeria and its neighbours. He is a Director at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja and will lead the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) with new headquarters in N’Diamena, the…

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Buhari Bent On Tackling Boko Haram, Heads To Chad, Niger For First Official Trip

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Nigeria for Niger Republic and Chad on Wednesday, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Shehu Garba, told state house correspondents on Monday. The President will during his first official trip outside Nigeria since his inauguration last friday, visit to the leaders of the West African states explore means…

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Again, Military Frees 25 Hostages, Destroys 7 BokoHaram Camps In Sambisa Forest

Nigerian forces have rescued an additional 25 hostages made up of women and children who were being held by the BokoHaram inside the Sambisa Forest. The military also said seven additional terrorists’ camps were destroyed on Tuesday as more terrorists also died in the ongoing onslaught to flush them out of the notorious Sambisa forest.…

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Nigerian Troops Free Another 234 Women, Children From Sambisa Forest

Nigerian troops have rescued an additional 234 women and children held captive by the terrorist group BokoHaram, inside the Sambisa forest in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria. A Defence Ministry tweet on Friday evening local time said the hostages were rescued on Thursday from the Kawuri and Konduga end of the expansive forest, which is about…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian Troops Rescue 200 Girls, 93 Women From Sambisa Forest

Nigerian Federal troops on Tuesday afternoon rescued 200 girls and 93 women from the Sambisa forest, the last stronghold of the Boko Haram in Borno State. Nigeria’s Defence Ministry tweeted that “Troops captured and destroyed 3 terrorists camps including the notorious Tokumbere camp in the forest” during an operation. “The freed persons are now being…

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SA Reacts To Nigeria On Xenophobic Attacks, Brings Up Chibok & Synagogue Building Collapse

(TheCable) -South Africa has faulted the decision of the federal government to recall its high commissioner, saying it would communicate diplomatically with Nigeria when Muhammadu Buhari becomes president in May. The country also taunted President Goodluck Jonathan over the Chibok saga, saying: “We hope that the more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram will someday be…

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Malala Criticises Leaders, Writes Open Letter On First Anniversary Of Kidnapped Chibok Girls

Child right activist and Nobel Peace laureate, Malala Yousafzai, on Monday criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doing enough to help free the 219 Chibok School Girls kidnapped a year ago by Boko Haram militants. In an open letter to the teenagers on the first anniversary of their abduction, Malala said: “In my opinion,…

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Boko Haram Gunmen Disguised As Islamic Preachers Kill 24 In Borno

Rampaging BokoHaram gunmen who disguised as Islamic preachers Sunday killed no fewer than 24 unsuspecting villagers in Kwajafa, Southern Borno State. More than 12 others were also injured in the attack that took the unsuspecting villagers by surprise. Local sources told THEWILL that the insurgents had stormed the village in a convoy of Volkswagen Golf…

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Buhari Issues BokoHaram Vow, Says Sect Will “Soon Know Our Strength”

The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has issued an audacious vow to crush the jihadi group, BokoHaram, which has tormented Nigerians for years, with an estimated 20,000 people killed. In an address Wednesday after receiving his Certificate of Return as the president-elect, Mr. Buhari warned that the sect will soon know the “strength of our collective will”.…

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