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Army to destroy camps, hideouts of Boko Haram in Sambasa

01 May 2016, 09:40

The Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mansur Dan'ali has said that Nigerian Army is set to destroy all camps and hideouts of members of the Boko Haram sect in Sambisa forest.

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PHOTOS: The large pit where Boko Haram dumps victims

30 April 2016, 16:00

The Nigerian army says it has discovered a large pit where Boko Haram militants dump victims of their horrendous attacks.

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Northern Governors to meet in Kaduna

28 April 2016, 21:05

The Northern States Governors Forum is set to meet in Kaduna to deliberate on issues affecting the region.

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Nigeria and France strengthen military cooperation

28 April 2016, 21:06

Nigeria and France on Thursday signed an agreement on closer military cooperation, including intelligence sharing, to strengthen the fight against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region.

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PHOTOS: Six Boko Haram leaders arrested

29 April 2016, 11:00

Six Boko Haram terrorists kingpins have been arrested by the military following an operation by troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade.

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Fulani crisis: Ex-Gov spits fire, says Buhari weak, incompetent

28 April 2016, 11:37

Former governor of the old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa has castigated President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the only reason why the country was facing renewed Fulani herdsmen attacks was because he was “weak and incompetent”.

PHOTO: Women, children nabbed for assisting Boko Haram

28 April 2016, 13:35

Troops of the 22 Brigade have arrested three women and two children for allegedly supplying the Boko Haram with logistics in the Borno State.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Terrorists on horseback plant landmines in Northeast

27 April 2016, 11:32

The Defence Headquarters has alerted the general public on latest tactics employed by the Boko Haram to unleash terror particularly in the Northeast.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Boko Haram adopts new uniform

26 April 2016, 18:25

Boko Haram terror group members are reportedly using new uniforms.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Army battalions slay fleeing terrorists in Borno

25 April 2016, 10:39

Troops of the 81 Battalion and some elements of the 251 Task Force Battalion have killed five suspected Boko Haram terrorists escaping from Sambisa forest to Fulawani village in Borno State.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Nigerian Army averts another suicide attack in Borno

24 April 2016, 08:05

The Nigerian Army on Saturday prevented another suicide bomb attack on Ummarari in Borno after intercepting a suspected bomber on his way to the community.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Army confirms arrest of four Boko Haram kingpins

23 April 2016, 08:34

The Nigerian Army on Friday announced the arrest of four key strategists within terrorist sect Boko Haram, a move that has been described as "unprecedented".

Large sums of money recovered as notorious Boko Haram leaders nabbed

23 April 2016, 13:07

Large sums of money have been recovered after the Nigerian army arrested four notorious leaders of Boko Haram in Borno State, a report says.

Friday, 22 April 2016

US sustains efforts against Boko Haram

22 April 2016, 09:38

The United States is working with Nigeria and other partners in the region to develop a comprehensive counter-Boko Haram strategy, an envoy said.

Troops kill 9 terrorists, rescue 157 in Borno

22 April 2016, 19:04

Troops have rescued a significant number of civilians, killed a number of terrorists and recovered vast amounts of money during operations to rid the northeast of Boko Haram terrorists.

Boko Haram refugee population hits 3 million

22 April 2016, 20:32

Displacement due to the Boko Haram insurgency has now reached almost three million in Nigeria and other neighbouring countries.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Boko Haram terrorists devise new way of recruiting youths

21 April 2016, 09:30

Boko Haram terrorists have resorted to providing loans young entrepreneurs and artisans in the Northeast as a way of inducing them for recruitment, the Defence Headquarters has reported.

Female suicide bombers kill 8 at IDP camp in Borno

21 April 2016, 17:21

Two female suicide bombers have killed at least eight people at an internally displaced persons camp in Borno State, North East Nigeria.

Nigerian Army cautions on Boko Haram defeat celebrations

21 April 2016, 18:24

The Nigerian army has debunked social media reports of celebrations and solidarity rallies over the routing out and decimation of Boko Haram terrorists.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

30 Boko Haram members killed in Borno

20 April 2016, 18:34

30 Boko Haram insurgents were killed when they ambushed an Army contingent in Kareto, Borno State, the Army said.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

24 soldiers wounded as Nigeria troops repel Boko Haram: army

19 April 2016, 07:32

Nigeria's army said late Monday that 24 soldiers had been wounded as troops repelled Boko Haram insurgents who attacked the military in Borno state.

'FG may pay high price to secure Chibok girls’ release'

19 April 2016, 12:21

Senator Shehu Sani has said Nigeria may have to pay a “very high price” to secure the release of abducted Chibok girls, by releasing some captured Boko Haram members.

Soldier killed, army general survives Boko Haram ambush

19 April 2016, 16:01

A soldier was killed after suspected members of the Boko Haram sect ambushed the convoy of Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu.

Calm retained after terrorists attack Borno Army base

19 April 2016, 18:19

Calm has returned to an army base Boko Haram terrorists had attempted to take over in the Borno State.

Boko Haram-hit Borno calls for help to rebuild

19 April 2016, 20:49

Borno state, the worst hit in the country by the Boko Haram insurgency, needs greater international assistance for rebuilding as it faces funding issues and a food crisis, its governor said.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Hundreds freed from Boko Haram captivity

18 April 2016, 10:40

Troops have intensified their onslaught on the Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast, rescuing hundreds of civilians from captivity in the process.

Nigeria's security departments: Tribalized, sectionalized and personalized

18 April 2016, 14:41

It is frightening to see the level of tribalization and sectionalization of Nigeria's security departments. The recent report of alleged IPOB affiliated persons being responsible for the deaths of 5 Hausa-Fulani Nigerians in Abia was a final straw.

On Nigeria's decision to rehabilitate Boko Haram militants

18 April 2016, 14:41

I can't imagine shaking hands with rehabilitated Boko Haram members, while remembering the thousands if not millions of innocent fellows they brutally slaughtered in broad-daylight in the name of one so-called holy war.

Niger Delta Avengers vow to continue blowing up pipelines

18 April 2016, 17:25

A group, The Niger Delta Avengers has vowed to carry out more attacks on pipelines across the country.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

PHOTO: Troops uncover Boko Haram underground food storage facility

17 April 2016, 18:00

Nigerian troops have uncovered a Boko Haram underground food storage facility following a raid on the terror group’s hideouts in Biggoro, Warpaya and Aura, North of Kumshe in Bama Local government area.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

We stand with Nigeria in battle against Boko Haram - UK

16 April 2016, 20:57

The United Kingdom says it is supporting Nigeria in the ongoing war against the Boko Haram insurgency.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Survivor says she loves and misses her Boko Haram husband

15 April 2016, 14:21

A 17-year-old girl simply identified as Zara who was freed by soldiers from the Boko Haram captivity has confessed that she still loves and misses her terrorist husband.

Tears, sorrow as FG delegation meets Chibok girls' parents

15 April 2016, 15:31

Federal Government delegation and officials from Borno Government were at Chibok to meet the parents of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram from the community exactly two years ago.

Envoy highlights Boko Haram threat to Lake Chad Basin

15 April 2016, 19:26

United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, will in the next week be in Nigeria and neighbouring countries to highlight the growing threat Boko Haram poses to the Lake Chad Basin region.

Brown lauds Safe Schools for Nigeria Initiative

15 April 2016, 21:44

Former United Kingdom Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has hailed the Safe Schools for Nigeria Initiative in the West African country.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

WATCH: New Boko Haram video shows kidnapped Chibok girls are alive

14 April 2016, 07:17

Parents of some of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls have watched with grief a video recently released by Boko Haram, as proof that they are still alive.

Boko Haram’s base hit by Air Force strike

14 April 2016, 16:21

The Air Force said its fighter aircraft struck insurgents’ logistic base at Kangarawa in the northern part of Borno State.

No sign of Chibok girls after two years

14 April 2016, 18:19

Exactly two years on from their abduction by the Boko Haram sect, the fate of 219 of the Chibok schoolgirls is still unknown.

UK pledges more support to defeat Boko Haram

14 April 2016, 20:49

The United Kingdom is fully committed to supporting Nigeria in its fight against Boko Haram and to help find those abducted, senior officials said.

Senate summons Chiefs to assess rescue operations

14 April 2016, 22:43

The Senate has invited the Security Chiefs to brief the Senate on progress made in rescuing hostages of the Boko Haram sect, most prominently the girls kidnapped at Chibok Secondary School in Borno State.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Cameroon, Nigeria troops rescue over 1000 along border

12 April 2016, 22:39

A joint clearance operation by Cameroon and Nigeria forces along the border of the two countries has rescued more than 1 200 people held hostage by the Boko Haram.

Monday, 11 April 2016

FG denies reports of $50m ransom for release of Chibok girls

11 April 2016, 07:40

The Federal Government on Sunday denied media reports that the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram is demanding $50 million from it as ransom before releasing the abducted Chibok school girls.

Saturday, 09 April 2016

Troops foil Boko Haram suicide attack in Maiduguri

09 April 2016, 12:19

Troops on Friday thwarted an attempt by four suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers to attack Maiduguri, an army spokesman said.

Friday, 08 April 2016

Thousands of IDPs stranded in retaken Borno communities

08 April 2016, 21:23

More than 3000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are said to be stranded without food, water and shelter after the Nigerian Army recaptured their communities from Boko Haram.

Thursday, 07 April 2016

At least 800 Boko Haram militants surrender – army

07 April 2016, 09:16

At least 800 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have surrendered their arms, the Nigerian army says, according to Naij.

Boko Haram ordered to release hostages

07 April 2016, 18:13

The United States Deputy of State Spokesperson, Mark Toner, has called the Boko Haram sect in Nigeria to, without conditions, free scores of civilians it is holding hostage.

EU funding boost to students affected by Boko Haram

07 April 2016, 22:35

Nigeria and fellow countries beset by crises have received a major boost after the European Union reiterated its commitment to fund the schooling of children caught up in such circumstances.

Wednesday, 06 April 2016

WATCH: Boko Haram releases another video, pledges allegiance to ISIS

06 April 2016, 09:01

A new Boko Haram video in which the terrorist group pledges its allegiance to the Islamic State has emerged.

Camp set up for reformed Boko Haram fighters - military

06 April 2016, 10:17

A camp has been constructed to rehabilitate and reintegrate Islamist Boko Haram militants who have surrendered and are sorry for their actions, the military says.

Security issues to dominate AU-EU meeting

06 April 2016, 20:50

The insecurity risks posed by the Boko Haram sect are set to be among the most prominent issues on the agenda when the African Union Commission and the European Commission hold their annual College to College meeting in Addis Ababa.

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