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UK restates commitment to support fight against Boko Haram

The UK government on Friday restated its commitment to support the Nigerian army in the fight against Boko Haram and terrorism in the northeast.

Troops neutralise four Boko Haram members

The military said its troops have ‘neutralised’ four Boko Haram members in an ambush in the central part of Borno State while attempting clear the highway of explosives.

Nigerian troops kill four Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

Troops of 81 Division Task Force battalion deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole to conduct counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in North-East Nigeria on Tuesday killed three Boko Haram insurgents in a failed ambush staged by the insurgents along Gulumba Gana-Masa-Dikwa road in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.

NEMA: Five insurgents kill selves in failed Maiduguri attack

Five insurgents have lost their lives in a failed bid to infiltrate a community in Maiduguri, to cause havoc, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Nigerian troops recapture Yobe town from Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army says its troops had re-occupied Jilli in Yobe and began to spread across the general area after the Boko Haram terrorists group attacked their location in the town on July 14.

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.
Some of the Boko Haram members who surrendered recently. The military did not allow Ali Goni’s photograph to be taken as he is a minor

I made over 500 underwear ‘bombs’ for Boko Haram – ex-bomb maker

A 15 year-old former Boko Haram bomb maker has made a chilling confession about how he made over 500 underwear Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) used by insurgents for suicide missions on soft targets in the last five years.

Nine Shiite members arrested in Kaduna

The Police Command in Kaduna on Friday said it had arrested nine suspected members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) known as the Shiite over violent attack on police officers in the state.

DSS arrests ISWA, Boko Haram leaders in Abuja

The Department of State Services (DSS) has announced the arrests of the leaders of the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) and some Boko Haram terrorists, at Kukuntu Village, Gwagwalada Area Council of the FCT, in Abuja.

Theatre Commander: Military has crushed Boko Haram

The Nigerian military on Thursday said the last of the Boko Haram insurgents have been pushed into the Lake Chad water.

Suicide bombers hit crowded Borno military market

The Borno state Police Command has confirmed the twin suicide attacks by suspected female terrorists onboard a tricycle (Keke Napep) on Wednesday in an attempt to infiltrate defunct 333 Artillery Mammy Military Market in Maiduguri, the state capital.

US, UN condemn bloody Damboa’s attack

The U.S. and the United Nations (UN) have condemned the attacks on Saturday night in Damboa, Borno state in North Eastern Nigeria which led to the killing of 32 persons.

32 killed, 84 injured in Borno explosion

A massive explosion left 32 persons dead and 84 others injured in Abbachari, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State at the weekend as the orgy of violence in the North-east showed resilience in spite of desperate military efforts to restore peace in the region.

Official: 10 killed as soldiers battle horse-riding Boko Haram fighters

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said it killed 10 Boko Haram insurgents during an operation at Ngelkona in Ngala Local Government area of Borno State. The Deputy Director Public Relations Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole,...

Five Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said five soldiers died along the Pridang-Bita road in Borno after their vehicle stepped on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

Ohanaeze: Bombing of Enugu Catholic church satanic

President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has flayed the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Igbo land, calling on the security agencies to unravel those behind the dastardly act.

Multiple blasts kill 3, injure 7 in Borno

Four suicide bombers have blown themselves up in Borno State, killing three and injuring seven others in the process.

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.

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