Borno: “We’ve eliminated 50 ISWAP terrorists, foiled suicide bomb attack” – Army

The Nigerian Army said its troops have foiled an attack on Damboa local government area (LGA) of Borno State by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists. It said the terrorists had launched “a futile attack” in the town with armoured personnel carriers and 12 gun trucks all mounted with anti-aircraft guns, as well as locally fabricated armoured-plated vehicles loaded with explosives and motorcycles. In a statement issued by the Director Army of Public Relations, Brig. Gen, Mohammed Yerima, the army said the troops destroyed the locally fabricated armoured-plated…

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Army troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno, kill 10 terrorists

…Arrest 2 suspected fuel suppliers in Yobe The Nigerian Army says its troops of ‘Operation Hadin Kai’ have eliminated ten Boko Haram terrorists during an attempted attack on troops located in Rann, headquarters of Kala Balge local government area of Borno State. The Director, Army Public Relation, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement issued yesterday, said the feat was achieved barely hours into the tenure of the new Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya. Yerima said that the terrorists came in their numbers mounted on gun trucks and attempted…

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Army troops repel Boko Haram attack, kill 10 terrorists

The Nigerian Army says its troops of ‘Operation Hadin Kai‘ have eliminated 10 Boko Haram terrorists during an attempted attack on troops location in Rann, Headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State. The Director, Army Public Relation, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement on Saturday, said the feat was achieved barely hours into the tenure of the new Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya. Yerima said that the terrorists came in their numbers mounted on gun trucks and attempted to infiltrate the main entrance to the…

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Borno: “Govt feed us once daily, owe us 7 months allowance” — MOPOLs lament

…Plan protest in Maiduguri Operatives of Police Mobile Police (MOPOL) Force unit on special duty in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, have cried out that they continue to live in starvation, frustration and neglection over unpaid allowances by the Federal Government. While agitating for the payment of their unpaid allowances, the MOPOL officers on special duty have threatened to storm the streets on Monday to express their grievances. This is coming days after Police officers mounted barricades on roads to protest the unpaid allowances at Batsari Local Government, Katsina State.…

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ISWAP/Boko Haram clash consumes Shekau in Sambisa Forest – Report

Leader of the militant terrorist group, Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has been seriously wounded after trying to kill himself to avoid capture during a deadly clash between his men and those of his rival Islamic State-allied jihadists in the north of the country, the Islamic State West Africa Province, (ISWAP). Although, there has neither been any confirmation, intelligence sources said yesterday that the Boko Haram leader was ‘seriously’ wounded after the deadly clash.  According to another  situation report, the notorious terrorist leader was killed during the struggle for power between…

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ISWAP-Boko Haram Clash Consumes Shekau in Sambisa Forest-Report

Leader of Nigerian militant terrorist group, Boko Haram has been reportedly killed after a deadly clash between his men and those of the Islamic State West Africa Province, (ISWAP), intelligence sources have confirmed. According to a situation report by one of the intelligence services, the notorious terrorist leader must have been killed during the struggle for power between the Boko Haram and the ISWAP groups. The ISWAP, a splinter group of Boko Haram, which has grown in power and influence since it started operating from its territorial base on the…

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Ndume raises alarm over Boko Haram resurgence in North-East

The Chairman of Senate Committee on Army and senator representing Borno-South, Ali Ndume, has raised the alarm over the resurgence of Boko Haram militancy in the north-eastern States of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. Senator Ndume disclosed this while briefing reporters on a Bill, which seeks to establish a Federal College of Education Gwoza, Borno State. The Bill, sponsored by him, has already passed second reading on the floor of the Senate. He, however, said the resurgence of Boko Haram activities should not stop the establishment of more educational institutions in…

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Hold Senator Kashim Shettima responsible for worsening insecurity in North-East – Group

The North-East Peace Congress (NEPC) says ex-Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, should be blamed for the worsening insecurity in the region. According to the group, the Borno Central lawmaker championed the call for the removal of the immediate past Service Chiefs, a move it says has resulted in calamity. Since the retirement of the former military heads in January, the insecurity across the nation has deteriorated. From insurgency in the North-East, a new wave of kidnapping is the day’s order in the North-West and North-Central while secessionist has taken the…

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Borno: Soldier fighting Boko Haram commits suicide

Tragedy as a soldier identified as Kila Jima reportedly committed suicide in the course of fighting Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state. It was learnt that the soldier, who was a Corporal in the Army’s 152 Battalion, Banki, reportedly cocked his rifle and shot himself in the head last Saturday. According to reports, the deceased was said to have shown some sign of depression before he eventually took his life. His body has been deposited at the military mortuary in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. A number of officers fighting…

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Borno: Zulum stops his convoy to give a ride to women fetching firewood

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, on Monday stopped his convoy to assist some women and girls who were fetching firewood by the roadside in the Monguno area of the State. His motorcade was moving to Monguno in the northern part of the state at the time about 12 young girls stood by the roadside. On spotting the girls, the governor reportedly ordered the convoy to stop, bearing in mind the dangers associated with stopping at the road, which is known for Boko Haram activists. In some pictures trending on social…

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