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Boko Haram member who served as guard in Lagos jailed 25 years

The Federal High Court in Wawa Cantonment, Kainji, Niger State, on Thursday sentenced Babagana Ali to 25 years imprisonment for participating in Boko Haram’s attacks in different communities in Borno State in 2015.

NSCDC arrests seven suspected bandits in Borno

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Borno Command, said it had arrested seven suspected bandits terrorising communities in Magumeri Local Government Area of the state.

Police rescue herdsmen, 200 cattle from Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

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.

Benue community accuses local militia of killings, abductions

Members of Shitile community in Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State are accusing a militia of kidnapping and killing residents.

Boko Haram kills five loggers in Borno

Boko Haram jihadists killed at least five loggers in northeast Nigeria, in the latest attacks against civilians in the violence-hit region, local civilian militia told AFP on Thursday.

The Nigerian killing fields

The leaders and the institutions they run have generally been skewed to revere and pamper themselves as the demi-gods, while utterly placing no value on the lives and aspirations of ordinary citizens outside the circle of the ruling elites.

Federal govt urged to declare state of emergency in Benue, Taraba

Coalition of Civil Society Groups for Peace and Security, CCGPS, yesterday urged the Federal Government to declare state of emergency in Benue, Taraba and any other state where the governor, as the Chief Security officer wilfully allows the security situation to degenerate to the point where mass murder take place.

Boko Haram: Theatre Commander wants collaboration with police, others

The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, has called for closer collaboration with the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies to fast-track successful implementation of the counter-insurgency campaign.

Residents return home to Borno village after Boko Haram attack

Normalcy has been restored to the Moloi area of Maiduguri after the Boko Haram insurgents attacked the area on Christmas day.

Nigeria puts fortress towns at heart of new Boko Haram strategy

Nigeria’s government has a plan for the northeast, torn apart by eight years of conflict with Boko Haram: displaced people will be housed in fortified garrison towns, ringed by farms, with the rest of the countryside effectively left to fend for itself.

Benue court remands herdsman for alleged rape of pregnant woman

A chief magistrate court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State has remanded in prison a Fulani herdsman, Umaru Easyam, for the alleged rape of a pregnant woman.

Three soldiers killed in Boko Haram raid in Borno – Nigerian Army

At least three soldiers were killed and another six others were wounded in a Boko Haram raid in northeast Nigeria, the military said on Sunday, in the latest attack in the restive region.

Boko Haram suffers heavy casualty as troops repel attack on Borno base

Members of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, on Saturday suffered heavy casualty in a failed attempt to overrun the Forward Operation Base of Operation Lafiya Dole in Magumeri, Borno State.

Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack on Borno town

Nigerian Army on Saturday repelled an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Magumeri town, headquarters of Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno.


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