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Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has commended the people of the state for their cooperation and support in the national effort against the COVID 19 pandemic in the state.

Kebbi offers financial assistance to 2 ‘repentant’ Boko Haram fighters reunited with families

Two former Boko Haram fighters recently released by the Federal Government have been reunited with their families in Kebbi State.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

DHQ: Released ‘repentant’ Boko Haram fighters were forcefully recruited

The military has shed more light on its controversial Operation Safe Corridor programme which has once again recently come under fire from the Nigerian public.

Boko Haram: 601 ex-insurgents finish de-radicalisation programme in Gombe

The Nigerian Army on Saturday released 601 ex-Boko Haram members after undergoing six months de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration (DRR) programme in Gombe State.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: Troops kill bandits, terrorists in different encounters in North

The Defence Headquarters says the troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces in different theatres of operation across North East, North West and North Central have eliminated several terrorists and bandits in the last one week.
The evil spirit -possessed, blood -thirsty Boko Haram insurgents are on the prowl against troops of the Nigerian Army even as this story is being gathered.

Terrorist quits Boko Haram due to ethnic discrimination

A Boko Haram fighter has quit the terrorist group due to what he described as ethnic discrimination among the ranks of the Islamic sect.
The Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has received 47 members of Boko Haram-Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups who surrendered to its troops in the Lake Chad and surrounding areas.

MNJTF: Why Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists are surrendering

The incessant power tussle, ethnic tension and failure to actualise the establishment of a caliphate in the Sahel in the top echelon of Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups are forcing their members to lay down their arms, the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has said.
Director, Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche, who made this known at a media briefing, also indicated that the DHQ has provided three additional treatment and isolation centres of its own.

DHQ: 602 repentant ex-terrorists swear oath of allegiance to Nigeria

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said 602 repentant ex-terrorists have sworn to an oath of allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria after completing a deradicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration programme undertaken by the government’s ‘Operation Safe Corridor’ initiative in Gombe State.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Boko Haram, Nigerian military ‘violate children’s rights’

Nigeria must urgently address its failure to protect and provide education to an entire generation of children in the Northeast, a region devastated by years of Boko Haram atrocities and gross violations by the military, Amnesty International warned today in a chilling new report.
Troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities in Borno on Saturday had a fierce encounter with desperate and hungry Boko Haram terrorists’, who had laid an ambush, ready to pounce on food and other essentials.

Troops recover 72 captives abandoned in Borno by Boko Haram

The Nigerian Military has disclosed that the Boko Haram Terrorists and ISWAP members abandoned 72 people at the entrance of Ngala town in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State on May 10.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Saturday, added that large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered during the operation.

Soldiers kill 61 terrorists in one week, recovers weapons, as 11 Boko Haram, ISWAP...

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said its soldiers on counter insurgency operations in the north east have killed 61 members of both the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province(ISWAP), in the last one week.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate introduces bill to create agency for repentant Boko Haram members

The Senate on Thursday began moves to establish an agency that would see to the rehabilitation, deradicalisation and integration of repentant insurgents in the country.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Femi Adesina backs creation of Amotekun, others

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has backed the establishment of regional security outfits.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

DHQ: Nigerian military not recruiting ex-Boko Haram fighters

The Defence Headquarters has dismissed the alleged recruitment of de-radicalised Boko Haram ex-fighters into the Nigerians military.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army frees 978 detained Boko Haram suspects

Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD), made the disclosure in Maiduguri at the formal handing over of the suspects to the Borno State Government.

100 former Boko Haram fighters arrive Gombe for rehabilitation

One hundred former Book Haram fighters, on Friday morning, arrived at the Gombe Airport from Maiduguri for rehabilitation under the Federal Government programme of Operation Safe Corridor being executed by the Nigerian Army.

Group secures release of two inmates in Nasarawa

The Lafia chapter of Ame Wo Ba Eggon (AWBE), a youth cultural group, on Friday secured the release of two inmates serving their jail terms at Wamba Correctional Centre.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigerian military hands over 86 Boko Haram ‘child fighters’ to Borno government

The Defence Headquarters has disclosed that Operation Safe Corridor (OPSC) of Nigerian Military has handed over 86 Boko Haram child fighters to Borno State Rehabilitation Centre in Bulumkutu.

DHQ: 1,370 ‘Boko Haram terrorists’ have surrendered

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday, said a total of 1,370 suspected Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) had surrendered to the state since September 2015, when the Federal Government established Operation Safe Corridor.

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