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Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attack, kill 18 terrorists

At least 18 suspected Boko Haram fighters were killed during a battle with soldiers in Sambisa forest on Tuesday morning, the Nigeria Army has said.

82 Boko Haram members killed, 313 arrested in Borno – Gen. Attahiru

Theatre Commander, Command and Control Centre, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, on Wednesday said, the military had killed 82 Boko Haram terrorists, cleared 630 settlements and rescued 468 persons abducted by the terrorists group within the last one month.

We survived on weeds for refusing to fight for Boko Haram – escapee

A 25-year old housewife and mother of five, Aisha Bukar, has recounted her ordeal in the hands of Boko-Haram insurgents, saying she, her husband, mother-in-law and children, fed on ‘weeds’ to survive.

Sallah: Ram sellers lament low patronage

Less than six days to Eid-el-Kabir celebration, ram dealers in Maiduguri are lamenting low patronage by customers.

Boko Haram insurgents kill 2 farm workers in Borno

Two tractor drivers were killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Jere Local Government Area of Borno, Alhaji Muhammad Dilli, the state Commissioner of Agriculture, said.

Boko Haram terrorists destroy N1.9trn properties in Borno – official

The Borno Government on Tuesday said about 1 million houses and public structures were destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in the 27 local government areas of the state.

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YABATECH sacks staff involved in certificate scam

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Betis stun Real Madrid on Ronaldo’s return

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WAFU Cup: Eagles focused on semifinal – Yusuf

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