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The arrested Boko Haram members as paraded by the Borno Police Command on Wednesday.

Police arrest abductors of Chibok girls, 14 other Boko Haram insurgents

The Police in Borno have arrested 22 suspected Boko Haram members including those who participated in the abduction of Chibok school girls.

House of Reps to probe attack on Sokoto by armed bandits

The House of Representatives has passed a motion mandating all relevant security committees of the House to investigate the killings by armed bandits in Sokoto and report back within two weeks.

UN: Number of children killed, maimed, recruited in conflicts rising

More than 10,000 children were killed or maimed in conflicts in 2017 while more than 8,000 youngsters were recruited or used as combatants, the UN has reported.

Plateau Assembly establishes seven-member committee to investigate killings

The Plateau State House of Assembly on Tuesday constituted a seven-member special committee headed by Yusuf Gagdi to investigate the recent killings in the state.
Plateau State Govenror Simon Lalong

Killings: Plateau youth council suggests way forward

The Plateau State Youth Council (PSYC) has called on the Federal Government to urgently review the security strategies in Plateau to forestall killings in the state.

Boko Haram: Senate probes Amnesty report accusing soldiers of raping, starving IDPs

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday resolved to look into a report by the international human rights organisation, Amnesty International, accusing Nigerian security forces of rape and domestic violence against women in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno.

Borno offers plots of land to 200 CJTF widows

Borno State government, in conjunction with Support for Widows, Orphans and Tsangaya (SWOT) Foundation has donated 200 plots of land to 200 widows of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members who lost their lives in fighting the war against insurgency in the state.

Soldiers rescue 148 hostages from Boko Haram captives in Borno

The Nigerian Army says its soldiers on counter-insurgency operations, in the North East, have rescued 148 persons held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists group.

Borno inducts 2,900 youth as volunteer force against drugs, crimes

The Borno State government on Saturday, inducted a total of 2,900 youth volunteer force as members of a newly created Neighbourhood Watch, whose role includes sniffing out drug abusers and perpetrators of other related crimes.

Expert: Federal government must stop Northeast children armed as JTF

The Federal Government has been urged to stop the usage of school-age children who are armed and brought into the Civilian Joint Task Force to fight terrorism in the Northeastern region of the country.

Nigerian military slams Amnesty International over rape report on troops

The Nigerian Military has denied the report by Amnesty International accusing soldiers and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force, JTF, of raping women and girls at IDP camps.

Nigerian, Cameroonian troops overrun Boko Haram camp in Borno

Nigerian troops in a joint Counter Insurgency Operation with Cameroonian Defence Forces and the Civilian Joint Task Force in Borno State on Thursday overran a Boko Haram hide out in Bukar Maryam and Abaganaram villages of Borno State.

Nigerian Army kills two Boko Haram insurgents, arrests 11 others

The Nigerian Army said it neutralised two Boko Haram insurgents and captured 11 others when it overran the terrorists’ hideout at Bukar Maryam and Abaganaram area in Borno State on Thursday.

Military: Boko Haram adopts new suicide bombing tactics

The Nigerian military says the Tuesday attack that claimed the lives of at least three operatives of the Civilian-JTF in Konduga town of Borno State was possible because Boko Haram used an aged man who disguised as a weak and feeble traveller.

Suicide bomb attack kills 4 JTF operatives, injures 5 in Borno

Four civilian security Joint Task Force (JTF) operatives have been killed and five others injured in a suicide bomb attack at a Borno Central town.

Nigerian Army arrests Governor Ortom’s aide for allegedly masterminding Benue killings

Governor Samuel Ortom will allow the law take its course after the Nigerian Army arrested one of his aides for allegedly masterminding recent killings in Benue State, his top adviser has said.

Police: 6 killed, 9 others wounded in Maiduguri attack

The Police in Borno said six persons were killed in an attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at Jidari Polo area of Maiduguri on Thursday.

Troops repel Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said its troops successfully repelled attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at Jidari-Polo area of Maiduguri.

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