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Fierce clashes between a regional force and IS-affiliated fighters in northeast Nigeria left 25 soldiers and at least 40 jihadists dead, two military sources and a militia leader said Thursday.
Fierce clashes between the Multinational Joint Task Force and IS-affiliated fighters in Baga, Borno state have left ISWAP more worsted, with 40 of its men killed.
Nigeria’s presidency claimed Boko Haram’s 10-year-old insurgency had been “defeated” but admitted that international jihadists posed a growing threat.
Nigerian troops have thwarted a Boko Haram attack on a military formation in the volatile northeast, killing dozens of jihadists, the army said Thursday.
Troops have again neutralised three terrorists in Borno to consolidate on the achievement of the clearance operations in the northeast.
The Nigerian Army says soldiers on counterterrorism operations in northeast Nigeria have killed three terrorists, seizing two gun trucks and anti-aircraft guns in renewed clearance operations against Boko Haram and ISWAP insurgents.
The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) says the flurry of attacks by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the last couple of weeks followed pressure mounted on them by foreign collaborators to establish caliphate.
West African troops killed 42 suspected Islamic State fighters in a battle in the Lake Chad region on June 21, the heaviest death toll suffered by the insurgents in the last six months, a regional military task force said in a statement.
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.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has cautioned the media against glorifying terrorists and other criminal elements in the country.
The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has denied any recent attack on its troops and killing of 18 soldiers in its area of responsibility.
A fire killed at least eight people and left 15,000 others without shelter after raging through a northeast Nigerian camp for people displaced by a war against Islamist insurgents, aid group Norwegian Refugee Council said on Saturday.
The deposed leader of an IS-backed faction of Boko Haram has been detained by more radical elements who seized control of the group, the AFP has reported, quoting three different sources.
The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, on Friday constituted a 7-man panel to investigate allegations of gross misconduct raised by the state House of Assembly against Deputy Governor Simon Achuba.
Hong Kong riot cops fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles on Saturday, as a standoff in a working-class neighbourhood descended into violence, breaking an uneasy peace that had lasted several days.
A Malawi court ordered a ban on protest at the country's airports and border crossings on Friday, as authorities try to avert new post-election demonstrations aimed at shutting down key transport hubs.
The US and 10 Southeast Asian states will hold their first-ever joint maritime exercises in September, aimed at preventing “wrongdoing” as Washington and Beijing jostle for influence in the region.
South African authorities have impounded an Airbus 220-300 aircraft leased by Air Tanzania, the national flag carrier.
Plateau State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 General Elections, Gen. Jeremiah Timbut Useni (retd), says Nigeria is not yet mature politically to jettison the zoning arrangement that has been producing leaders at different levels of society from diverse communities.
Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) from seizing or interfering with the assets and properties belonging to former Zamfara State Governor Abdulazeez Yari.
Leicester City midfielder James Maddison has lauded former team-mate Harry Maguire for his conduct this summer, despite seeking a move to Manchester United.
The newly appointed Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Mohammed Sambo, says he has adopted a three-point aggressive and purposeful strategy to rebrand the scheme.
The Director General of the Rivers State PDP Campaign Council, Ambassador Desmond Akawor, has declared that the 2019 Governorship Election held throughout Rivers State with Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike emerging victorious.