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Tukur Yusuf Buratai is a Nigerian Army Lieutenant General and the current Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, a position he was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2015.

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from several hours of meeting approving the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party.

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Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Boko Haram ambush motorists along Maiduguri-Damaturu road

Suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram sect on Friday evening laid ambush along 125km Maiduguri-Damaturu, which claimed 5 lives with an unspecified number of motorists and passengers abducted, after looting foodstuff and properties.
Some governors of states in the north-east have paid a condolence visit to Borno over the recent killing of farmers.

North-east governors visit Borno over Zabarmari killing

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect killed more than 40 farmers in Zamarmari area of Jere local government area of Borno state on Saturday.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Governor Zulum: Boko Haram terrorists control many parts of Borno

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.
Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Nigerian military intercepts ransom payment to Boko Haram terrorists

A statement issued yesterday by the acting Director of Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Benard Onyeuko, said on November 17, 2020, troops of the 251 Task Force Battalion deployed in Strong Response Area (SRA) Molai, acting on credible intelligence, intercepted some Boko Haram criminals and relations of some kidnapped persons making efforts to pay a ransom of N2 million to the terrorists.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army releases list of most wanted terrorists

The Nigerian Army last night released a list of 86 persons wanted in connection with act of terrorism. Those on the list are alleged to be members of the Boko Haram sect.
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Senate asks Nigerian government to fish out sponsors of Boko Haram

The Senate yesterday asked the federal government to follow the example of United Arab Emirate, UAE, in fishing out sponsors of Boko Haram in Nigeria for immediate prosecution.

Senate seeks prosecution of Boko Haram sponsors

The Senate on Wednesday urged President Muhammad Buhari to expedite actions on the prosecution of sponsors of the Boko Haram sect.
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The evil spirit -possessed, blood -thirsty Boko Haram insurgents are on the prowl against troops of the Nigerian Army even as this story is being gathered.

10 soldiers, 20 Boko Haram terrorists killed in Borno gunfight

At least 10 soldiers and 20 insurgents were killed on Saturday in a gun fight, following the ambush of troops by Boko Haram sect along Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu road in Borno State.

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Acting President Osinbajo’s last order on terrorism

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A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest man for ‘killing’ neighbour

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Players and officials of Nigeria Professional Football League [NPFL] side Adamawa United FC were robbed at gunpoint around Benin-Ore expressway on Friday night at about 11.45 pm on their way for their week 11 NPFL fixture against MFM FC in Lagos.

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