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People converge on market day in Djibo, in the Soum Province of Burkina Faso’s Sahel administrative region. The majority of attacks by armed Islamist groups active in Burkina Faso have been on villages in the Soum Province. Alamy Stock Photo

Amnesty: Vigilante groups behind Fulani massacre in Burkina Faso

A vigilante self-defence militia was behind for this month’s massacre of 43 people in three Fulani villages in northern Burkina Faso, according to testimonies collected by Amnesty International.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police confirm bandits’ attack on Kano community

The police authority in Kano on Tuesday confirmed a violent attack on yet to be identified militia on Bagwai Monday night.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram insurgents kill 10 in Borno

Insurgents have killed 10 people in a raid on a village in northeast Nigeria’s restive Borno State, burning homes and looting food supplies, civilian militia sources said Sunday.
Democratic Republic of Congo

Police: Twelve more bodies found after DR Congo militia massacre

Another 12 bodies have been discovered in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo region of Beni, two days after a militia attack left eight people dead and around 20 missing, police said on Sunday.
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia:herdsmen

Gunmen killed religious leader, 3 others in Nasarawa

Unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia Monday night invaded Abebe community in Keana Local Government of Nasarawa state, killing a religious leader and three others.
An Israeli airstrike on eastern Syria has killed eight fighters of Iraq’s Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces

Israel bombs Iran-linked fighters

An Israeli airstrike on eastern Syria has killed eight fighters of Iraq’s Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces
Qais al-Khazali (C) commander of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq pro-Iran faction attends the funeral procession of slain Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani and eight others at the Imam Ali Shrine in the shrine city of Najaf in central Iraq, January 4, 2020. (Haidar HAMDANI/AFP)Qais al-Khazali (C) commander of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq pro-Iran faction attends the funeral procession of slain Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani and eight others at the Imam Ali Shrine in the shrine city of Najaf in central Iraq, January 4, 2020. (Haidar HAMDANI/AFP)

US-Iran crisis: Shiite militia promises retaliation

The Iraqi Iranian-backed Shiite militia leader, Qais al-Khazali, on Wednesday said it was time for Iraq to respond to the U.S. airstrike.

NATO, US-led coalition suspend Iraqi forces training after US strike

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisaion (NATO) has suspended the training of Iraqi security forces, acting spokesman for the organisation said on Saturday.

US advises all Americans to leave Iraq

The US embassy in Baghdad has urged all US citizens to leave Iraq immediately, after the US killed Iranian military general and hardliner Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a Friday airstrike.
Qasem Soleimani

Israel defends US killing of Qassem Suleimani, puts military on alert

Israel’s prime minister defended a U.S. decision to launch an air strike on Friday that killed powerful Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and the Israeli military was put on high alert, after Iran threatened revenge.

Iran’s shadowy military commander may prove tough foe in death

General Qassem Soleimani, the larger-than-life head of Iran's elite Quds Force, had escaped death many times, but he couldn't flee the U.S. drone-launched missile that struck his convoy shortly after he arrived in Baghdad from Lebanon.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Scores killed as ‘herdsmen’ attack Kogi community

No fewer than twenty persons have been reportedly killed by suspected militias that invaded Tawari community in Kogi LGA, of Kogi State.

Central African Republic traders in deadly battle over militia taxes in Bangui

At least 35 people have died in clashes between traders and militiamen in the Central African Republic capital, Bangui, the local Red Cross says.

Turkey to send troops to Libya January

Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday, putting the country’s conflict at the center of wider regional frictions.
Democratic Republic of Congo

Militia beheads 16 people in new DR Congo massacre – civil society

Suspected militia fighters have decapitated 16 people in a new village massacre near Beni in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civil society sources said on Friday.
U.S. President Donald Trump and his 28 NATO counterparts are gathering in London on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the defence alliance.

NATO leaders gather in London for anniversary summit

U.S. President Donald Trump and his 28 NATO counterparts are gathering in London on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the defence alliance.
The Nigerian Army on Monday dismissed as ‘untrue’ social media reports indicating the closure of the Maiduguri-Monguno Road.

OPWS allegedly destroys Gana’s Small London Hotel

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) on Tuesday allegedly destroyed a hotel belonging to wanted militia leader Terwase Akwaza, alias ‘Gana’, in Gbishe, Katsina-Ala Local Government area of Benue State.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to someone like him.

Turkish president vows to continue North Syria offensive if truce deal with Washington collapses

Turkey says it is ready to resume its military operation in northern Syria with greater determination if the U.S. does not fulfill the terms of the ceasefire deal with Ankara on the withdrawal of the Kurdish forces from the prospective safe zone.

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Coronavirus: Nigeria able to test between 500 and 1000 a day – NCDC

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Nigeria confirms four new coronavirus cases, toll rises to 139

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Somali governor killed in bomb blast

Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of the Nugaal region in northeastern Somalia has been killed in a suicide bomb blast claimed by the al-Shabab armed group, police said on Monday.