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Three Cameroon soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

Three Cameroonian soldiers and an unspecified number of civilians were killed during an overnight attack by Boko Haram on a military post manned by a multinational force, security sources said Monday.
A US army vehicle was damaged in a mine explosion in western Niger, but there were no fatalities, and the US military was investigating whether the incident was hostile, embassy and local security forces said on Sunday.

US army vehicle damaged in mine explosion in Niger

A US army vehicle was damaged in a mine explosion in western Niger, but there were no fatalities, and the US military was investigating whether the incident was hostile, embassy and local security forces said on Sunday.
Maithripala Sirisena

Easter bombings: Sri Lanka president sacks intelligence chief

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked the national intelligence chief and will not cooperate with a parliamentary investigation into security lapses before the Easter suicide bombings, officials said Saturday.
The Egyptian security forces say it has killed 14 suspected militants during a raid in Sinai Peninsula in response to a deadly checkpoint attack.

14 suspected militants killed in Egypt

The Egyptian security forces say it has killed 14 suspected militants during a raid in Sinai Peninsula in response to a deadly checkpoint attack.

ISIS makes first claim in Mozambique

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the first time for an insurgent clash in northern Mozambique, according to SITE Intelligence which monitors jihadist activities worldwide.
FILE - in this May 23, 2018 file photo, security guards stand outside the building where Islamic State militants are tried in a special counterterrorism court in Baghdad, Iraq. A Baghdad court sentenced to death three French citizens Sunday for being members of the Islamic State group, an Iraqi judicial official said. The official said the three were among 12 French citizens handed over to Iraq in January by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. Then SDF has handed over to Iraq hundreds of suspected IS members in recent months. (Maya Alleruzzo, File/Associated Press)

Iraqi court sentences two more French IS members to death

An Iraqi court on Monday gave verdicts of death to two more Frenchmen over charges of joining the Islamic State (IS) militant group, a judicial source said.

Troops neutralise 20 Boko Haram terrorists in Lake Chad

Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force have neutralised 20 Boko Haram Terrorists at the fringes of the Lake Chad in a renewed effort to end the activities of the terrorists in the area, the spokesman of the Force, Col Timothy Antigha, announced on Monday.

Centre: Foreign media promoting ISWAP activities in Nigeria

The Centre for Social Justice, Equality and Transparency has claimed that foreign media organisations were promoting the activities of the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Nigeria. The group disclosed this in a report it released over the weekend.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Ex-President Obasanjo’s Fulanisation claim influenced by social media

Lawyer and activist Femi Falana (SAN) has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo view that Boko Haram is about Fulanisation of Nigeria and other West African countries must have been influenced by social media.
Images of the Nigerian Army as they reclaim Baga from Boko Haram sect. [PHOTO CREDIT- SANI KUKASHEKA USMAN, Brigadier General, Director Army Public Relations]

Insurgency: Nigerian military loses N4.8 billion weapons in five months

The Nigerian Air Force and the Nigerian Army, which are two active forces in the counter-insurgency war in the North-East, have lost over N4.8bn in weaponry in the region between January and May, 2019.

Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers, civilians in an ambush in Borno

Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 soldiers and a number of civilians in an ambush in northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning, two security sources said, the second deadly attack on the army this week.
Femi Fani--Kayode

Islamisation: Ex-Minister Fani-Kayode attacks ex-Governor Lamido over statement on ex-President Obasanjo’s comment

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has knocked a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, for criticising former President Olusegun Obasanjo on his belief that Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram are out to ‘Fulanise’ West Africa and Islamise Africa, respectively.
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27 killed in prison riot in Tajikistan

Three guards have been killed during a riot at a high-security prison in Tajikistan, the country’s justice ministry said.

Death toll among soldiers in Niger ambush rises to 28 – army

The death toll from an ambush on Nigerien troops near the Mali border has risen to 28, an army spokesman said on Thursday, a major setback for military operations trying to restore order in a region plagued by jihadist groups and allied criminal gangs.

Three Nigerian soldiers killed in mine explosion

Three Nigerian soldiers, including an army commander, were killed on Monday when their truck hit a landmine planted by Boko Haram jihadists in troubled northeastern Nigeria, military sources told AFP.
The US government has approved the deployment of a Patriot missile defence battery and another war ship to the Middle East amid increasing tensions between the US and Iran.

US sends Patriot missiles, war ship to Middle East to deter Iran

The US government has approved the deployment of a Patriot missile defence battery and another war ship to the Middle East amid increasing tensions between the US and Iran.
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UN: Anti-Boko Haram militia, civilian JTF frees 894 children

Nearly 900 children held by a pro-government militia force fighting Boko Haram insurgents in northeastern Nigeria were freed on Friday, the UN said.
Mass was held behind closed doors on Sunday at St Anthony’s Church in Colombo, the third church bombed on Easter day in Sri Lanka.

Bombing: Mass holds behind close doors in Sri Lanka

Mass was held behind closed doors on Sunday at St Anthony’s Church in Colombo, the third church bombed on Easter day in Sri Lanka.

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