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No ransom was paid for Dapchi girls - FG insists, challenges UN to provide evidence

No ransom was paid for Dapchi girls - FG insists, challenges UN to provide evidence

No ransom was paid for Dapchi girls - FG insists, challenges UN to provide evidence
I commend your officers for defending our nation - Okorocha lauds Air Marshal Abubakar

I commend your officers for defending our nation - Okorocha lauds Air Marshal Abubakar

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has expressed optimism that Nigeria would soon celebrate the end of Boko-Haram terrorists and all forms of insurgency in the country adding that the Nigerian Air Force is doing a great job.

I commend your officers for defending our nation - Okorocha lauds Air Marshal Abubakar
Nigerian Army arrests number 96 on wanted list of Boko Haram insurgents

Nigerian Army arrests number 96 on wanted list of Boko Haram insurgents

The Army says they have arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Maje Lawan at Banki, Borno. The army spokesman also added that the suspect is believed to be number 96 on the wanted list earlier published by the army.

Nigerian Army arrests number 96 on wanted list of Boko Haram insurgents
Nigerian Army vows to punish disloyal, disobedient personnel

Nigerian Army vows to punish disloyal, disobedient personnel

Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has warned Nigerian Army commanders of grave consequences if they abandon their positions in the face of firepower from Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast.

Nigerian Army vows to punish disloyal, disobedient personnel
4 children rescued after spending 2 years in Boko Haram captivity, reunited with their parents in Borno

4 children rescued after spending 2 years in Boko Haram captivity, reunited with their parents in Borno

After spending two years in Boko Haram captivity, rescued hostages have been reunited with their parents in Borno state by the Nigerian Army. The troops of 22 Brigade deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole made the reunion.

4 children rescued after spending 2 years in Boko Haram captivity, reunited with their parents in Borno
17,000 Nigerians missing as a result of Boko Haram, herdsmen attacks - Red Cross

17,000 Nigerians missing as a result of Boko Haram, herdsmen attacks - Red Cross

17,000 Nigerians are missing and there whereabouts unknown as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency and herdsmen-farmers’ clashes in the country, according to a recent report by the The International Committee of the Red Cross.

17,000 Nigerians missing as a result of Boko Haram, herdsmen attacks - Red Cross
Military determined to stomp out Boko Haram terrorists - Group says as it takes tour of affected states

Military determined to stomp out Boko Haram terrorists - Group says as it takes tour of affected states

In instances where the some of the displaced persons from such communities are yet to return, the abandoned spaces provide safe havens for terrorists that always able to pose as villagers to evade identification.

Military determined to stomp out Boko Haram terrorists - Group says as it takes tour of affected states
Nigerian Army comes up with new strategy to tackle Boko Haram insurgency in Borno - Spokesman reveals

Nigerian Army comes up with new strategy to tackle Boko Haram insurgency in Borno - Spokesman reveals

Brigadier-General Texas Chukwu, the army spokesman, said that the Nigerian Armed Forces on Tuesday, July 31, decided to work with local vigilante/hunter groups in formidably fighting Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state.

Nigerian Army comes up with new strategy to tackle Boko Haram insurgency in Borno - Spokesman reveals
Breaking: Nigerian soldiers intercept Boko Haram hostage Zainab Mohammed in Borno state

Breaking: Nigerian soldiers intercept Boko Haram hostage Zainab Mohammed in Borno state

Nigerian troops of 28 task force Brigade deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE on Sunday, July 29, have intercepted at Gubla one Zainab Mohammed, believed to be 15 years of age, who escaped from Boko Haram terrorists camp.

Breaking: Nigerian soldiers intercept Boko Haram hostage Zainab Mohammed in Borno state
Old age is disturbing you - Miyetti Allah tells ex-Head of State Gowon

Old age is disturbing you - Miyetti Allah tells ex-Head of State Gowon

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has said reacted to former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon's comments on herdsmen/farmers' clashes in Nigeria, adding that old age was disturbing him.

Old age is disturbing you - Miyetti Allah tells ex-Head of State Gowon
Finally! Chief of Air Staff exposes those behind killings across Nigeria

Finally! Chief of Air Staff exposes those behind killings across Nigeria

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Mashal Sadiq Abubakar, has blamed unpatriotic Nigerians over the funding of some terrorist groups in the country. Abubakar made the allegation at the inauguration of Small Arms Shooting Range.

Finally! Chief of Air Staff exposes those behind killings across Nigeria
4 civilians, 1 soldier injuried as army kills 16 Boko Haram members

4 civilians, 1 soldier injuried as army kills 16 Boko Haram members

Nigerian Army say it neutralised 16 Boko Haram and recovered a weapons cache during its clearance operation in Mairari village in Monguno local government area of Borno state. The troops also recovered 163 rounds of ammunition

4 civilians, 1 soldier injuried as army kills 16 Boko Haram members
Dasuki's wife, son drag Malami before NBA, calls for punishment against AGF

Dasuki's wife, son drag Malami before NBA, calls for punishment against AGF

The family of a former national security adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has dragged the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, before the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over alleged unprofessional conducts.

Dasuki's wife, son drag Malami before NBA, calls for punishment against AGF
Just in: Army intercepts suspected bandits in Nasarawa state

Just in: Army intercepts suspected bandits in Nasarawa state

Items recovered include: 17 locally made guns, 135 Cartridges, two locally made pistols, one locally made knife, three cutlasses, one bow and 38 Arrows, assorted charms, preliminary investigation is ongoing and the suspects.

Just in: Army intercepts suspected bandits in Nasarawa state
Da dumi-dumi: Shuagaba Buhari zai tashi zuwa birnin Lome a yau, duba jerin ‘yan rakiyar sa

Da dumi-dumi: Shuagaba Buhari zai tashi zuwa birnin Lome a yau, duba jerin ‘yan rakiyar sa

Ragowar jami’an gwamnati da zasu kasance cikin tawagar shugaba Buhari sun hada da ministan harkokin kasashen waje, Geofrey Onyeama, takwaransa na harkokin cikin gida, Abdulrahman Dambazau, ministan tsaro, Mansur Dan-Ali, da kuma

Da dumi-dumi: Shuagaba Buhari zai tashi zuwa birnin Lome a yau, duba jerin ‘yan rakiyar sa
Breaking: Governor Okorocha places N20m bounty on killers of Imo APC chieftain

Breaking: Governor Okorocha places N20m bounty on killers of Imo APC chieftain

Imo state Governor Rochas Okorocha has promised a reward of N20 million to anyone with useful information on the killers of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. The governor made the pledge on Friday.

Breaking: Governor Okorocha places N20m bounty on killers of Imo APC chieftain
Police successfully repel Boko Haram attacks on Borno town

Police successfully repel Boko Haram attacks on Borno town

The spokesman for the Borno state police Command, Edet Okon, on Friday, July 27, said Boko Haram attack on Jakana town in Konduga local government area of Borno state was successfully repelled by security operatives.

Police successfully repel Boko Haram attacks on Borno town
Army arrests policeman, 9 others over Plateau killings

Army arrests policeman, 9 others over Plateau killings

We also have in our custody Patrick Choji and Yakubu Davou who were arrested for illegal possession of firearms. We have 10 suspects in all but with various offences, ranging from rustling, robbery, impersonation and gun running.

Army arrests policeman, 9 others over Plateau killings
20 reportedly killed in Zamfara village mosque attack

20 reportedly killed in Zamfara village mosque attack

Suspected armed bandits Tuesday, July 24, killed at least 20 people in an attack on Kwaddi village in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state. The incident reportedly happened at a mosque during Asr prayer.

20 reportedly killed in Zamfara village mosque attack
Red Cross denies involvement in negotiations for the release of Dapchi, Chibok girls

Red Cross denies involvement in negotiations for the release of Dapchi, Chibok girls

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday, July 25, clarified its role in the release of the abducted Chibok and Dapchi schoolgirls, stating that it was not involved in negotiation for their freedom.

Red Cross denies involvement in negotiations for the release of Dapchi, Chibok girls
Army seeks support of trade unions and cooperative societies to counter insurgency campaign in northeast

Army seeks support of trade unions and cooperative societies to counter insurgency campaign in northeast

Brig.-Gen. Abdulmalik Biu, Acting General Officer Commanding, 7 Division, Nigerian Army, has called on trade unions and cooperative societies to support the military to facilitate the success of the counter insurgency campaign.

Army seeks support of trade unions and cooperative societies to counter insurgency campaign in northeast
Just in: Suspected Boko Haram terrorists kill 18 in Chad

Just in: Suspected Boko Haram terrorists kill 18 in Chad

Some suspected Boko Haram terrorists have killed 18 farmers and kidnapped nine women in western region of Chad, authorities said, part of a wave of violence that has spread from neighbouring Nigeria across the region.

Just in: Suspected Boko Haram terrorists kill 18 in Chad
God is not happy with the way herdsmen and Boko Haram are killing innocent Nigerians - Ooni of Ife

God is not happy with the way herdsmen and Boko Haram are killing innocent Nigerians - Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, has advised the Federal Government to tackle the current security challenge in Nigeria. Ooni gave the advice when retired Gen. Abdulraman Dambazau, paid him a visit.

God is not happy with the way herdsmen and Boko Haram are killing innocent Nigerians - Ooni of Ife
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Boko Haram is a terrorist organization with its roots in northeastern Nigeria, linked to insurgency stemming from north Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

"Boko Haram" is a Hausa name which translates roughly as "Western education is forbidden", while the real Arabic name translates as "The Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad".

The sect was founded in 2002 by the late Mohammed Yusuf who was captured and executed by the Nigerian security forces in 2009. Until the government clamped down on the sect’s activities in 2009, the operations conducted by the sect were more or less peaceful. Since Abubakar Shekau, a former deputy to Yusuf’s era, violent attacks have escalated in terms of both frequency and intensity.

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The sect seeks to establish a "pure" Islamic state ruled by Sharia, putting a stop to what it deems Westernization. It proposes that interaction with the Western world is forbidden, and also supports opposition to the Muslim establishment and the government of Nigeria.

The group is known for attacking Christians, Muslim clerics and government targets, as well as for bombing churches, mosques, schools and police stations. The group is also notorious for kidnappings.

The violence linked to the Boko Haram insurgency has resulted in an estimated 20,000 deaths between 2002 and 2015.

On November 13, 2013, the United States government designated the group a terrorist organization. On May 22, 2014, the United Nations Security Council added Boko Haram to its list of designated al-Qaeda entities, bringing "funding, travel and weapons sanctions" against the terrorist group.

On the same day Boko Haram was officially declared a terrorist group affiliated to al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. International sanctions including assets' freeze, travel ban and arms embargo are imposed against the Islamist extremist group.

It was reported in August 2013 that Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, had been shot and deposed by members of his sect, but he survived.

He has taken responsibility for the April 2014 kidnapping of over 200 school girls in Chibok, Borno state, Nigeria.

Funding sources for Boko Haram are not certain, but is believed to be partially funded by bank robberies and by other Islamist groups.

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