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Most of the elected APC politicians will not get second chance in 2019 because of poor governance - Satumari reportedly claims

Most of the elected APC politicians will not get second chance in 2019 because of poor governance - Satumari reportedly claims

Most of the elected APC politicians will not get second chance in 2019 because of poor governance - Satumari reportedly claims
Police rescue herdsmen, 200 cattle abducted by Boko Haram

Police rescue herdsmen, 200 cattle abducted by Boko Haram

The Borno Police Command said its men had rescued herdsmen and over 200 cattle from Boko Haram insurgents at Nganzai Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner, Mr Damian Chukwu, disclosed while briefing newsmen.

Police rescue herdsmen, 200 cattle abducted by Boko Haram
Breaking: Abductor of Chibok girls gets 15 years imprisonment

Breaking: Abductor of Chibok girls gets 15 years imprisonment

A 35-year-old Nigerian, Haruna Yahaya, was on Monday, February 12, sentenced by the Federal High Court sitting in Wawa Cantonment, Kainji, Niger state, to 15 years imprisonment for terrorism offences after his conviction.

Breaking: Abductor of Chibok girls gets 15 years imprisonment
Tributes galore all over Nigeria for Lieutenant-General Buratai's late father

Tributes galore all over Nigeria for Lieutenant-General Buratai's late father

Gabriel Ikese writes a glowing tribute on Mallam Yusufu Buratai who passed away recently in Maiduguri, Borno state. Mallam Buratai is the father of Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai.

Tributes galore all over Nigeria for Lieutenant-General Buratai's late father
How I escaped from Boko Haram after being sent to kill and die, twice - Teenager narrates stunning ordeal

How I escaped from Boko Haram after being sent to kill and die, twice - Teenager narrates stunning ordeal

A 14-year-old girl only identified as Falmata, has narrated how she survived, after being ordered to carry out suicide missions, twice, by Boko Haram terrorists. The terrorists first took her to a makeshift camp when she was 13.

How I escaped from Boko Haram after being sent to kill and die, twice - Teenager narrates stunning ordeal
Update: Tears as Tukur Buratai buries father, Governor Shettima, others attend event (photos)

Update: Tears as Tukur Buratai buries father, Governor Shettima, others attend event (photos)

Alhaji Yusuf, the father of Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Buratai who died in Maiduguri as announced by Brig Gen SK Usman, the spokesperson of the security organisation, has been buried amid tears.

Update: Tears as Tukur Buratai buries father, Governor Shettima, others attend event (photos)
Counter-insurgency operations guided by rules of engagement, respect for human rights -
 Commander

Counter-insurgency operations guided by rules of engagement, respect for human rights - Commander

Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, said the ongoing counter-insurgency operation in the northeast is guided by Rules of Engagement, Operational Code of Conduct, and respect for human rights.

Counter-insurgency operations guided by rules of engagement, respect for human rights - Commander
Borno state government reconstructs over 50,000 structures in liberated communities

Borno state government reconstructs over 50,000 structures in liberated communities

The Borno Government in a meeting says it has reconstructed over 50, 000 houses; clinics, classrooms, water points, police stations and other public structures destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents in the past two years.

Borno state government reconstructs over 50,000 structures in liberated communities
You are now protected - Nigerian army tells people displaced by Boko Haram to return home

You are now protected - Nigerian army tells people displaced by Boko Haram to return home

Brigade commander of 22 Army Brigade in Dikwa, Borno state, Brigadier General John Ochai, has assured returnee residents of Dikwa local government area that the place is now safe and urged them to tell others to return home.

You are now protected - Nigerian army tells people displaced by Boko Haram to return home
Boko Haram still controls Marte LG, senator disagrees with defence minister

Boko Haram still controls Marte LG, senator disagrees with defence minister

The minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, and the chairman, Senate committee on Defence, Abubakar Kyari on Monday, February 5, disagreed on Boko Haram’s level of control of territory in some local government areas in Borno state.

Boko Haram still controls Marte LG, senator disagrees with defence minister
57 homes burnt to the ground as Boko Haram militants attack community

57 homes burnt to the ground as Boko Haram militants attack community

Members of the extremist group, Boko Haram, stormed Koffa, a community near Maiduguri, Borno state on Sunday, killing no less than 3 people and setting fire to about 57 homes. Seven people sustained various kinds of injuries.

57 homes burnt to the ground as Boko Haram militants attack community
Military may absorb qualified civilian JTF members - Minister of defence

Military may absorb qualified civilian JTF members - Minister of defence

Nigeria will consider the absorption into the armed forces some members of civilian Joint Task Force who are assisting the military in fighting Boko Haram. The minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, disclosed this on February 5

Military may absorb qualified civilian JTF members - Minister of defence
Military has restored peace to Borno state and entire northeast - Shettima

Military has restored peace to Borno state and entire northeast - Shettima

The governor of Borno, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, on Monday, February 5, commended the Nigerian military for the successes recorded so far in the war against Boko Haram. He also hailed the military for demonstrating high patriotism.

Military has restored peace to Borno state and entire northeast - Shettima
Breaking: Lai Mohammed leads FG delegation to Maiduguri for special town hall meeting on security

Breaking: Lai Mohammed leads FG delegation to Maiduguri for special town hall meeting on security

The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has led a federal government’s delegation comprising of four other ministers to Maiduguri the Borno state capital for a special town hall meeting on military and security.

Breaking: Lai Mohammed leads FG delegation to Maiduguri for special town hall meeting on security
BREAKING: Boko Haram kills one, set houses on fire in Borno village

BREAKING: Boko Haram kills one, set houses on fire in Borno village

One person has been set on fire and reportedly killed after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Kala village, opposite an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Dalori, Borno state. The terrorists also set houses on fire

BREAKING: Boko Haram kills one, set houses on fire in Borno village
Boko Haram has been completely defeated -
 Nigerian army

Boko Haram has been completely defeated - Nigerian army

The Nigerian army declared on Saturday, February 3, that it has completely defeated the Boko Haram insurgents. The theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen Rogers Nicholas, stated this in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.

Boko Haram has been completely defeated - Nigerian army
Wife of Shekau’s personal doctor surrenders to Nigerian army

Wife of Shekau’s personal doctor surrenders to Nigerian army

The Nigerian army said a total of 84 persons held hostage by the insurgents at Camp Zairo were rescued by the anti-terrorist troops and have been handed over to the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

Wife of Shekau’s personal doctor surrenders to Nigerian army
27 Boko Haram members surrender to Nigeria Army troop

27 Boko Haram members surrender to Nigeria Army troop

No fewer than 27 Boko Haram insurgents have voluntarily surrendered to the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, in Maiduguri. The Theatre Commander, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on Friday.

27 Boko Haram members surrender to Nigeria Army troop
Breaking: 26 Boko Haram members surrender weapons to military authorities in Maiduguri (photos)

Breaking: 26 Boko Haram members surrender weapons to military authorities in Maiduguri (photos)

More members of the Boko Haram insurgency group have surrendered to the army in Damboa local government area of Borno state. The repentant terrorists numbering 26 in number were paraded on Friday, February 2, in Maiduguri.

Breaking: 26 Boko Haram members surrender weapons to military authorities in Maiduguri (photos)
5 killed, 39 wounded as female Boko Haram bomber attacks Borno IDP camp

5 killed, 39 wounded as female Boko Haram bomber attacks Borno IDP camp

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has confirmed that five persons were killed in the suicide bomb attack at Dalori Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri on Wednesday, January 31

5 killed, 39 wounded as female Boko Haram bomber attacks Borno IDP camp
Nigerian soldiers engage Boko Haram terrorists in heavy gun-battle (photos)

Nigerian soldiers engage Boko Haram terrorists in heavy gun-battle (photos)

According to a statement sent to NAIJ.com by the director, army public relations, Brigadier-General Sani Kukasheka Usman, on, Tuesday January 30, the advancing troops had contact with Boko Haram terrorists and engagement ensued.

Nigerian soldiers engage Boko Haram terrorists in heavy gun-battle (photos)
Sambisa forest gets new roads as army commences work

Sambisa forest gets new roads as army commences work

In efforts to make productive use of the available and large expanse of land, Nigerian army has commenced construction of road network into Sambisa forest. The forest is used as shelter by the Boko Haram terrorist group.

Sambisa forest gets new roads as army commences work
Borno state government closes major roads as Nigerian military intensifies bombardments of Boko Haram strongholds

Borno state government closes major roads as Nigerian military intensifies bombardments of Boko Haram strongholds

Civilian vehicular movements on the Konduga-Bama-Banki-Bama-Gwoza road and Maiduguri( from Moloi)-Damboa-Gwoza road has been prohibited by the Borno state government as the Nigerian military intensify attacks on Boko Haram.

Borno state government closes major roads as Nigerian military intensifies bombardments of Boko Haram strongholds
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