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UN Commends Nigerian Army For International Best Practice

The United Nations Organization (UNO) has commended the Nigerian Army for being professional in handling Boko Haram terrorism and insurgency especially in the North East Nigeria, saying their conduct was exemplary and it is in line with international best practices. The Special Assistant to United Nations Secretary General (SRSG), Office …

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60 Percent Of Boko Haram Terrorists Are Not Nigerians – Army Chief

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday said that judging by the current activities of the Boko Haram terrorists, 60 per cent of them are not Nigerians. Mr. Buratai, a lieutenant general, said this in Maiduguri when he received the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Mohammed Ibn …

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Another Nigerian Lieutenant Colonel Ambushed, killed by Boko Haram

A senior Nigerian soldier was on Tuesday killed by the Boko Haram, army sources told PREMIUM TIMES. B.U. Umar, a lieutenant colonel and commanding officer of 114 TF battalion of the Nigerian Army was ambushed alongside his troops on Tuesday morning between Bita and Piridang. “His vehicle stepped on an …

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Navy Creates Mobile Stations To Combat Terrorism, Militancy And Piracy

The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, says the Nigerian Navy has created mobile stations in Niger Delta as part of efforts to rid the waterways of piracy and other criminal acts. He made the disclosure yesterday in Yenagoa when he visited Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson …

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At Least 9 Dead As Police Clash With Shi’a In Kano

At least nine people have been killed and several wounded during clashes between Nigerian police and Shia Muslims at a religious procession in the northern state of Kano, according to witnesses and authorities. The violence broke out on Monday during a march of thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) from …

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Why Niger Delta Avengers Refuse To Tow The Path Of Peace

The Niger Delta militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers(NDA) said on Sunday the continued presence of the Nigerian military in the Niger Delta region was the immediate trigger for the recent  attacks on oil and gas facilities. The Avengers spoke out days after the oil minister, Dr Ike Kachikwu, urged militants …

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Boko Haram: US Blocks Nigeria From Buying Aircraft From Brazil

Strong indications have emerged that the United States has again blocked the Federal Government from acquiring fighter ground attack aircraft considered crucial in the ongoing campaign against Boko Haram in the North-East. Investigations showed that the US has prevented the military from acquiring the A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft …

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Bakasi Strike Force Surrenders Weapons To Demonstrate Acceptance Of Amnesty

Members of the Bakassi Strike Force (BSF), a militant group in the Niger Delta, Nigeria’s oil-producing hub, have surrendered some of their weapons to demonstrate their readiness to lay down arms if the Federal Government addressed their concerns. Lieutenant Colonel Olaolu Daudu, the spokesman of the Joint Military Force in …

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