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UK condemns Borno attack, abductions

19 December 2014, 20:17

The United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, condemned the latest terror attack in Nigeria and expressed his support for Nigeria amid the human rights violations.

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Falana condemns death sentence on 54 soldiers

19 December 2014, 16:00

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has described as 'genocidal' the death sentence passed on 54 soldiers by an army court-martial.

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Cameroon army kills 116 Boko Haram fighters

18 December 2014, 13:08

Cameroon's army says its troops have killed 116 Nigerian fighters from the Boko Haram group in the far north.

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Defence chiefs says Nigeria winning war againts terror

18 December 2014, 12:09

The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, said the county was winning the war against activities of Boko Haram insurgents.

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African leaders consider joint steps against Islamist threat

19 December 2014, 07:04

A summit on security in the sub-Saharan Sahel region of Africa, where armed Islamic extremists linked to al-Qaeda are active, has opened in Mauritania.

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Friday, 19 December 2014

Government promises to continue search for Chibok girls

19 December 2014, 13:30

The Federal Government restated that it had not given up and will not give up in the search to rescue the over 200 missing Chibok school girls.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

54 soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny

18 December 2014, 07:59

A military court sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny after they refused to deploy for an operation against Boko Haram in the northeast, their lawyer said.

Our children in the North are being killed in thousands

18 December 2014, 10:41

The world is used to underreporting its genocides; this is because formally recognizing a genocide creates a wider distribution of culpability.

Soldiers kill six Bauchi residents

18 December 2014, 11:09

Six people were reported killed when soldiers invaded Mundu village in Bauchi State in pursuit of suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

Boko Haram death toll 100,000 – 1,000,000

18 December 2014, 11:43

The real estimate of Nigerians killed since the onset of the Boko Haram crises in 2011 is over one hundred thousand; and the figure is conservative.

Boko Haram threatens to attack Emir of Kano

18 December 2014, 12:09

Leader of the Boko Haram sect has vowed to attack the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II for inciting Kano residents and Nigerians generally against it.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

DSS nabs 7 in the botched negotiation with Boko Haram

17 December 2014, 09:00

The Department of State Services (DSS), has vowed that it will serve justice to all those who sponsor or partake in the publication of subversive reports against the country.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

France urges closer regional collaboration against Boko Haram

16 December 2014, 07:07

France's defence minister called for Nigeria and its neighbours to set up a military liaison committee to better coordinate their response to the growing regional threat posed militant group Boko Haram.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Insurgency: Adamawa expresses satisfaction with military successes

15 December 2014, 15:30

Adamawa government has expressed satisfaction with successes recorded so far in dislodging insurgents, who occupied some areas in northern part of the state.

A million displaced Nigerians unable to vote - INEC

15 December 2014, 22:29

More than a million Nigerians displaced by an insurgents in the northeast may not be able to vote in the presidential election unless the law is changed, INEC said.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Opposition leader slams Boko Haram 'reign of terror'

14 December 2014, 10:08

Mohammadu Buhari condemned deadly Boko Haram attacks this weeks in two cities repeatedly hit by the extremist group which seeks to impose an Islamist state in the north.

Troops win back cities from extremists

14 December 2014, 10:08

With a military escort instead of the usual pomp, the Emir of Mubi was reinstalled in his palace, where until recently flew the black-and-white flag of Boko Haram.

Boko Haram 'will be defeated': Kano emir

14 December 2014, 16:31

One of the most powerful Muslim leaders, the emir of Kano, has expressed optimism that the Boko Haram insurgency which has claimed some 13 000 lives will soon be over.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Thousands flee Boko Haram

13 December 2014, 09:51

More than 1.5 million Nigerians have been forced from their homes by the raging insurgency, which has left 13 000 dead since 2009 and raised fears of a humanitarian crisis.

Friday, 12 December 2014

At least 40 die in Jos blast

12 December 2014, 07:58

Two bombs exploded near a bus station in Jos, witnesses said, the second one killing at least 40 people.

Faced with Boko Haram refugees, Niger calls for help

12 December 2014, 07:58

Niger says it needs more international assistance to help it confront a looming food crisis compounded by an influx of Nigerian refugees fleeing Boko Haram.

Save the Children decries violations of minors' rights

12 December 2014, 11:01

Save the Children, the children’s rights group, bemoaned the violation of minors’ rights to education in conflict-afflicted regions.

Boko Haram likely behind Jos bombings

12 December 2014, 13:00

A double bomb attack that killed 31 people in a crowded market in the city of Jos was likely to have been carried out by Boko Haram, the state government said.

Boko Haram refugees flee in their thousands to Yola

12 December 2014, 20:42

Dauda Bello came face-to-face with Boko Haram militants but managed to escape their hail of bullets, fleeing to safety after a marathon drive on a brutal mountain road.

Insurgency: Jubilation in Mubi as Emir returns

12 December 2014, 21:27

The people of Mubi town in Adamawa jubilated following the return of its Emir, Alhaji Abubakar Isa, after the military recaptured the town from insurgents.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Army, terrorists suffer casualties in Adamawa

11 December 2014, 09:02

An unspecified number of suspected members of Boko Haram group and soldiers have been confirmed dead during an encounter between the military and the terrorists in Muva, Adamawa State.

Kano blast: Association denies market closure

11 December 2014, 17:18

The Market Traders Association in Kano, has denied rumours that the market had been closed following Wednesday’s explosions that killed six people.

Suspected Boko Haram raid kills 11 in northeast

11 December 2014, 20:33

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed 11 people in an attack on a remote town in the restive northeast, razing houses and forcing residents to flee.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Boko Haram accused of deploying female bombers

10 December 2014, 21:49

Two female suicide bombers killed at least four people at a busy market in Kano on less than two weeks after a horrific attack at the city's central mosque.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014

Social security law will curb insurgency – Tinubu

09 December 2014, 14:29

Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC-Lagos), said the passage of the Social Security Bill into law would help to tackle insurgency in the country.

'Boko Haram has killed 100 ex-soldiers in the north'

09 December 2014, 16:36

100 ex-servicemen have been reported to be killed in the North-East part of the country by terrorist group, Boko Haram.

A letter to Boko Haram

09 December 2014, 22:33

We are even deeply saddened when we see your age groups who have made Nigeria proud by standing out in the crowd like the shining amour.

Sunday, 07 December 2014

Prison break frees 200 inmates in Nigeria

07 December 2014, 19:18

Gunmen broke into a prison in the central city of Minna, freeing around 200 inmates, a police spokesman and security sources said.

Friday, 05 December 2014

Normalcy returns to Bajoga after gunmen attack - Police

05 December 2014, 11:10

Normalcy has returned to Bajoga, headquarters of Funakaye Local Government Area of Gombe State, after gunmen attacked the town on Thursday.

Nigeria-US training cancellation 'logistical, not political'

05 December 2014, 20:29

Nigeria says a decision to cancel US training of its soldiers to fight Boko Haram is a logical, not political decision.

Thursday, 04 December 2014

Boko Haram attack Gombe town

04 December 2014, 11:02

The town of Bajoga town in Gombe state is presently being attacked by members of terrorist group, Boko Haram according to residents.

APC donates N5m to Kano bomb blast victims

04 December 2014, 11:03

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday donated five million naira to victims of Friday’s bomb blast at the Kano Central Mosque.

Yobe dismisses further attacks in Damaturu

04 December 2014, 14:19

Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has denied media reports of another attack on Damaturu, the state capital.

Military combat Boko Haram in Gombe

04 December 2014, 16:31

A military helicopter was dispatched to attack the militants who attacked the town of Bajoga town in Gombe state.

Troops destroy bomb laden vehicle in Borno

04 December 2014, 17:26

Troops in Konduga, Borno State destroyed a vehicle laden with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) meant for suicide bombing operation by the terrorists.

Alert to Nigerians, Muslims and Christians

04 December 2014, 19:31

Nigeria’s north to be precise is under a very complex and merciless attack that hopes to set the entire region up in flames.

Police repel attack on French factory in northeast

04 December 2014, 21:34

Nigerian police and soldiers repelled an attack by gunmen on a French-owned cement factory on in northeast Nigeria.

Wednesday, 03 December 2014

50 female suicide bombers to hit Borno

03 December 2014, 13:12

A female suicide bomber has revealed that 50 female suicide bombers have been released by Boko Haram to unleash terror on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.

150 insurgents killed in Damaturu raid

03 December 2014, 15:25

Health workers and security sources have revealed that over 220 people including insurgents were killed in Monday’s attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Damaturu, Yobe State.

PDP slam Buhari's take on insurgency

03 December 2014, 18:25

The ruling People’s Democratic Party has slammed former military ruler, General Muhammadu Buhari, for doubting the President Goodluck Jonathan administration's capabilities to fight terror.

Anti-Boko Haram prayers fixed by CAN

03 December 2014, 19:29

Anti-Boko Haram prayers have been set by the Christian Association of Nigeria on Sunday 7 December 2014.

Tuesday, 02 December 2014

Extremists kill at least 7 in attacks

02 December 2014, 08:01

Suspected extremists struck in two state capitals, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens with a double bombing at a crowded market and an attack on a police base.

Boko Haram loses 50 fighters in failed attack

02 December 2014, 20:33

50 members belonging to the Boko Haram sect were killed in a failed attack by the Nigerian Army in Konduga.

Monday, 01 December 2014

"Confrontation preceded Maiduguri explosion"

01 December 2014, 17:09

More details have emerged around the deadly bomb attack at the Maiduguri Monday Market earlier in the day.

Norway condemns Boko Haram attacks

01 December 2014, 22:30

Norway Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, expressed concern at the ongoing terror in Nigeria.

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