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UNDP: We’re reintegrating repentant Boko Haram insurgents to their communities

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has disclosed that it is committed to ensuring that genuinely repentant Boko Haram insurgents are reintegrated to their various communities, noting however that there has been resistance by some of the communities.
At least one policeman has been left dead after Shiites clashed with men of the Nigerians Police in Kaduna on Thursday

Shi’ites: We’re not responsible for Kaduna police officer’s death

The Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky led Shi’ites group, otherwise known as Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has denied responsibility for the killing of a Mobile Police Officer in Kaduna on Thursday, saying the police and some hired thugs were responsible for the act.

Police: 20 killed, 48 injured as explosion rocks Borno village

No fewer than twenty persons have been confirmed killed after an explosion in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

Suicide bomber kills one civillian JTF, injures four

A male suicide bomber strapped with an Improvised Explosive Device has killed one Civilian JTF and injured four others at a security formation at Baga road area in Maiduguri.

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 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.

Amnesty: Nigerian soldiers, JTF rape, starve Boko Haram victims

Amnesty International has accused Nigerian security forces of raping thousands of women and girls who escaped from the brutal rule of Boko Haram insurgents, and killing many people who refused to be moved from territories rescued from the insurgents.

Monarch commends army, police over enhanced security in Ikorodu

The Olotu-Ebi of Ereko, Chief Moshood Kalejaiye, has praised the Nigeria army and police for their continued presence in communities ravaged by pipeline vandals in border communities between Lagos and Ogun States.

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.

Kaduna council polls: Voters await election officials, materials

Delay in the distribution of election materials have left voters stranded in most parts of Kaduna metropolis, Chikun and Igabi Local Areas who turned out to elect their local government officials on Saturday.

Governor el-Rufai proscribes civilian JTF, launches KADVS

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, on Tuesday, formally proscribed local community vigilance group known as Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF).

Three soldiers, two civilian JTF members killed in shootout with Boko Haram terrorists in...

The Nigerian Army said on Saturday night that three of its soldiers fighting on Operation Lafiya Dole and two members of Civilian JTF were killed in a confrontation with Boko Haram Terrorists in Borno State while three of the terrorists also met their Waterloo.

Military: Death toll in Borno Boko Haram attack 28

The Nigeria military on Monday said at least 15 persons including a soldier, were killed and about 83 others seriously injured on Sunday night during hours of battle to wade off a large number of armed suicide bombers trying to invade Maiduguri the Borno state capital.

Six die in fresh Kaduna attacks as army buries 11 soldiers

Not less than six people have been reportedly killed in separate fresh attacks in Bakin Kogi, Kaninkon chiefdom, Jama’a local government area of Southern Kaduna in Kaduna State.

145 arrested over herdsmen/farmers clashes

A Presidency source late Sunday night confirmed that at least 145 suspects have since been arrested by the Nigeria Police following herdsmen/farmers clashes in some parts of the country, including Benue, Kaduna and Nasarawa states.

Suicide bomber kills 3 civilian JTF operatives, injures 17 in Borno

No fewer than 3 members of the Civilian Joint Taskforce (CJTF) were on Tuesday comfirmed dead while 17 others sustained various degrees of injuries when a male Suicide bomber attacked Muna-datti area of Jere Local government in Borno state.

Boko Haram: Give me Abubakar Shekau dead or alive – Genetal Buratai tells troops

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Tukur Buratai, has again charged troops to capture the factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorists group, Abubakar Shekau, alive or dead.

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