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Civilians foil suicide bomb attack in Yobe mosque

What would have otherwise been a devastating suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Gashua village in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state has been successfully foiled today by vigilant members of the community.  A female Boko Haram suicide bomber had infiltrated the mosque, while members were about to …

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I didn’t beg to be VP, I can leave at short notice – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday night said he would rather vacate his office as the nation’s Number Two man than compromise his Christian faith. Osinbajo stated this while responding to posers raised by some Christian leaders at the stakeholders’ meeting held at the new Banquet Hall of the Benue State …

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Troops kill 15 Boko Haram insurgents in separate operations

Combined troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and the Cameroonian Defence Forces have killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents in separate encounters in Southern Lake Chad Basin. Troops neutralised the insurgents whilst conducting operations to clear remnants of Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad Islands and surrounding villages of northern Borno …

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Suicide bomber kills 5 in Borno community

Boko Haram male suicide bomber attacked Mandariri, a community in Konduga LGA of Borno State, killing five persons, NEMA officials confirmed the incident to Channels TV on Tuesday.  According to National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)’s Zonal Coordinator, Bashir Garga, those killed were identified as members of the civilian JTF while …

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Troops rescue aged man held hostage by Boko Haram

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have rescued an aged man who was held hostage by element!s of Boko Haram Terrorists group in the remote village of Gobara in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno state.  In a rare display of bravery and humaneness, a Platoon Commander of the 192  Battalion, …

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Nigerian troops kill 8 bandits in Zamfara

Eight bandits have been killed by troops of the One Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Gusau in an exchange of gunfire in Maru Local Government area of Zamfara. This is contained in a press release signed by the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Major Clement Abiade, and made available …

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Kaduna Killings: Police arrest 56 suspected bandits, militias

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested 56 suspected bandits and criminal militias in connection with killings in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State and Zamfara areas. The suspects are: Abdullahi Abubakar , 35, gang Leader, Halidu Musa, 34, principal suspect, Mohammed Ruwa, 30, principal suspect, Mohammed Sani, 30,principal suspect and Dahiru Yahaya, …

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Boko Haram will take years to ‘eliminate’: UN envoy

Despite military successes scored against Boko Haram jihadists, it will take years to “completely eliminate” the group, a United Nations envoy told AFP Tuesday. “Boko Haram has proven to be a resilient group…I think it will take time to totally eliminate,” said Muhammad Ibn Chambas, special envoy to the UN …

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