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Nigeria Not At War, Military Says, Plan Troops Withdrawal From Volatile Areas Next Year

he Nigerian Government has said it will gradually withdraw military operations in some volatile spots in the country beginning from the first quarter of 2020. The withdrawal of troops will be done after an “assessment” to determine areas where peace has returned to enable civil...

NSCDC announces arrest of wife of Boko Haram leader

Abdullahi Ibrahim, the Borno Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), said one of the two female Boko Haram bombers nabbed by the command is a wife of Mamman Nur, a factional leader of the terrorist group. The teenager who was identified as...

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap at least 10 people in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Sept 5 - Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped between 10 and 20 people, a family member of one of those abducted, a senator and two military sources said on Wednesday. The people were aboard a bus from Maiduguri, the city worst...

Army Kills Armed Robbers in Ibadan

The 2 Division Nigerian Army troops operating in an internal security operation nick named Operation Burst engaged in a shoot out with a gang of 6 Armed Robbers in Iwo area of Ibadan, Oyo State. Sequel to a distress call from residents of the area...

Gunmen kill three soldiers in Bayelsa

Gunmen suspected to be pirates have killed three soldiers attached to the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Delta Safe (ODS) in a gun duel. It was gathered that one of the gunmen was also killed in a surprised attack on the Tunu Flow Station belonging...

Nigeria’s farmer-herder clashes have left over 3,600 people dead, Amnesty says

ABUJA, Dec 17 - Clashes in Nigeria between farmers and semi-nomadic herders have killed more than 3,600 people since 2016, most of them this year, Amnesty International said on Monday, in a report documenting an upsurge in violence that could sway the results...

Stop playing religious politics with herdsmen attacks, MURIC challenges CAN

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to see ongoing attacks by suspected herdsmen as not a sectional issue but a tragedy that befalls every body in the country. The group made this remark in reaction to last...

How Islamic extremist brainwashed my son, Osama bin Laden – Mother reveals

Alia Ghanem, the mother of deceased al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden has said that her son was ‘brainwashed’ into extremist ideology. Speaking at her family’s home in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Ghanem told the Guardian newspaper, that bin Laden was a shy, academically capable boy, who...

Nigeria military airstrikes destroy Boko Haram bandits’ camps, weapons in Zamfara

Airstrikes conducted by the Air Component of the Operation Hadarin Daji, have destroyed bandits’ camps and weapons at Tsibiri and Manya in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, the Armed Forces of Nigeria has said. Scores of the armed bandits were killed in the...

UN alarmed at uprooting of civilians in Nigeria’s war with militants

ABUJA, Jan 9 - The United Nations voiced alarm on Wednesday at the uprooting of more than 30,000 Nigerians forced to flee the protracted war against Islamist insurgents in the country’s northeast. Attacks by Islamic State in West Africa and the Boko Haram group that...
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