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PCNI, VSF spend N6 billion in North-east interventions – official

The Vice Chairman of the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative, PCNI, Tijjani Tumsah, has said over N6 billion has been spent by the PCNI and Victim Support Fund, VSF, in various interventions in the North-east.

Two Boko Haram factions ready for talks with fed govt – Ex-commander

Two factions of the Boko Haram insurgency group may be ready for talks with the Federal Government, a former commander of the group, Abdulkadir Abubakar, has claimed.

Essence of Buratai’s fresh shadows in Northeast

The ongoing counter-insurgency operations in the country had almost screeched to a halt, with the Nigerian army launching clearance operations in the region to cleanse villages and communities of remnants of fleeing terrorists, before the enemies appeared in another style.

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army decorates 65 gallant soldiers

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has decorated 65 soldiers with gallantry medals for outstanding performance in the counter-insurgency campaign.

Nigerian Army school to train `Strike Force’

The Nigerian Army Special Forces School in Buni Yadi, Yobe, will train “strike forces” which will be deployed in liberated communities in North-East, Defence Minister, Mansur Dan-Ali, has said.

Buratai commences training with troops in Yobe

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, yesterday met with troops of 27 Task Force Brigade, Buni/Yadi in Yobe State and commenced special training with troops of Nigerian Army Special Force School.

Deadline to capture Shekau sacrosanct – Army

Nigerian Army spokesman, Sani Kukasheka Usman, has reiterated that the forty day deadline to capture the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, “dead or alive” still remains sacrosanct.

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