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The attackers were said to have launched their attacks only few hours after the chief of Army staff, Tukur Buratai, appealed to some of the internally displaced persons in the state to return to their communities.
For the first time in six years, Internally Displaced Persons were able to return home for Sallah celebrations. The development was made public in a statement released by the director of Army public relations, Texas Chukwu.
The Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Friday, June 15, celebrated Sallah with Nigerian Air Force (NAF) frontline troops serving in Maiduguri. He was accompanied by senior officers from NAF Headquarters.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) unit, Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole on Friday, June 15, successfully neutralized some Boko Haram terrorists at Parisu and Takwala, both in Borno state in a recent operation.
Falmata Abubakar, the mother of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has reportedly spoken for the first time since her son became terrorist, leading ferocious attacks on communities and towns in the north-eastern part of Nigeria.
Residents of Maiduguri, Borno stat, have been urged by the state police command to exercise more vigilance while going about their daily businesses. This is coming after suicide bomb attacks rocked Maiduguri on June 9 and 11.
Security and resident sources confirmed that the blast occurred at popular Baga Road area, precisely at Barka Da Zuwa junctions in Maiduguri about 01:35 hours when a male bomber blew himself up and killed two civilians.
The Borno command of the Nigeria Police Force, on Sunday, June 10, confirmed that tragedy was averted when a bomber heading to the market mistakenly detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) killing himself alone.
The Borno Elders Forum has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring June 12 as Nigeria’s democracy day. The elders in a statement said the president’s courage in making the decision has defined all the narratives.
Troops of 192 the Battalion taking part in Operation Lafiya Dole have killed three Boko Haram terrorists in an ambush successfully staged against some terrorists along Lokodisa village in Gwoza local government of Borno.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, June 6, arraigned one Babakura Mustapha for pretending to be one of its officials. The case has been adjourned to Wednesday, June 13, for trial.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has emphasised that the ongoing Operation Last Hold in Borno north and Lake Chad Basin is primarily aimed at helping to relocate IDPs to their communities.
The Nigerian Army on Saturday, June 2, said it killed 10 Boko Haram insurgents during an operation at Ngelkona in Ngala local government area of Borno state. The troops also recovered N2 million from the insurgents’ hideout.
Some Borno Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have denied Amnesty International report on alleged rape and human right abuses against them by the military. They said most cases recorded in the camps were civil cases.
Three Boko Haram terrorists have been killed by troops on Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno state on Friday, June 1. Two aged men, two females and five children in Boko Haram captivity were also rescued by the troops.
The Nigerian Army authorities on Thursday, May 31, confirmed that five soldiers died along the Pridang-Bita road in Borno state after the vehicle they were driving in stepped on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
The attackers clashed with the herders at remote Pumbum bush in Askira/Uba local government area in the southern part of Borno on Monday afternoon but word of the attack only got to the state capital Maiduguri on Tuesday, May 29.
Four people have been killed and seven others injured in the latest Boko Haram attack in the restive town of Konduga in Borno, the police confirmed on Monday, May 28. The commissioner of police in the state confirmed.
John Oden, a combatant Nigerian soldier has expressed his deep and profound gratitude and praise to God for guidance over his life throughout his days in Maiduguri, Borno state capital since 2014. Oden prayed for fellow soldiers.
Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole, in a joint-counter insurgency operation with Cameroonian Defence Forces and the Civilian Joint Task Force, on Thursday, May 18, over-ran a Boko Haram hideout in Bukar Maryam and Abaganaram.
Boko Haram was brought here from elsewhere. Mohammed Yusuf (the founder) and Abubakar Shekau, came to Borno from somewhere to acquire Quranic and western education but unknown to the people, they had a hidden ideology.
According to a statement sent to NAIJ.com by NAF spokesman, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, a NAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft had previously observed significant terrorists presence in the location
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