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Nigeria: Over 100 militants drown as they flee strikes

– – Over 100 militants in Nigeria have drowned as they attempted to flee air strikes. The Boko Haram jihadists drowned in a river in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state while fleeing from ground and aerial attacks from Nigerian troops, security sources and residents had said. Reports say the troops aided by air support attacked several villages on the fringes of… Read More
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Nigeria: Boko haram leader and militants reportedly killed

– – A leader of the Boko Haram militant group Alhaji Modu has reportedly been killed in an air strike. The announcement was made by the Nigerian military hours after the incident in which Alhaji Modu alias Bem Bem, was killed. Modu is alleged to have coordinated Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon from caves in Mandara mountain.… Read More
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Samuel Olomu Years back Nigeria has suffered from the heinous attacks of the Boko Haram insurgents. It is evident that since its inception, the terrorist group is responsible for the loss of over 35,000 lives and destruction of people’s properties, a terrorist group who has turned many to homeless, wifeless, widow and many children to orphans. No remedy, no successful… Read More
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Four million Nigerians face hunger over insurgent attacks

– – The United Nations has revealed that about 4.4 million people in north-eastern Nigeria may face acute hunger because of activities of insurgents. The Boko Haram militant group has been carrying out series of attacks in parts of Nigeria for years now. The north-eastern part of Nigeria has been the worst hit from the insurgent attacks. According to the… Read More
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Rival militant group says Boko Haram leader killed himself

– – The leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has reportedly killed himself. The announcement was made by rival Islamist militants in an audio recording. In the audio obtained by news agencies, the Islamic State West Africa Province (Iswap) said Shekau died detonating explosives on himself after a battle between the two groups. Shekau was reported dead… Read More
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Nigeria: Boko Haram claims its fighters shot down missing jet

– – The terrorists group, Boko Haram has said that its fighters shot down an aircraft believed to the missing jet belonging to the Nigerian Air Force. On Friday the Nigerian Air Force command said its alpha jet that went missing on Wednesday may have crashed. The spokesperson of the Air Force, Edward Gabkwet in a statement revealed that the “Intelligence… Read More
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Nigeria: Hundreds of abducted schoolboys released

– – Over 300 schoolboys kidnapped from a boarding school in Nigeria last week have been freed. Authorities in the Katsina state were the incident occurred have revealed that those rescued are in a good condition. In a statement, the authorities said the boys were being taken to the regional capital Katsina City to reunite with their families. Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which… Read More
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Boko Haram says it abducted hundreds of Nigeria students

– – Boko Haram has confirmed that it was behind the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolboys in Nigeria’s north-western Katsina State last week. Over 800 students were in the school when the gunmen arrived on motorbikes and started shooting indiscriminately in the north western part of Nigeria. The Nigerian military has announced that it had exchanged fire with the gunmen after locating… Read More
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Terrorism could persist in Nigeria for 20 years, army chief says

– – The Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has said that “there is likelihood of terrorism persisting in Nigeria for another 20 years”. For the past decade Nigeria has been battling Boko Haram Islamist insurgency which has killed thousands of people and displaced millions. Nigerian lawmakers this week summoned the country’s President Muhammadu… Read More
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110 people killed in rice farm massacre in Nigeria

– – The death toll from the rice farm massacre in north-eastern Nigeria has risen to 110. Earlier military reports suggested that 43 slaughtered bodies of the workers on the rice farm have been recovered. But the United Nations said at least 110 people were killed in the attack suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram. “We shall ensure… Read More