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82 Chibok Girls freed by Boko Haram

The Presidency on Saturday said security agencies secured the release of 82 Chibok girls in exchange for some Boko Haram prisoners. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday night. Shehu said President Muhammadu Buhari was scheduled to formally receive the freed  girls in ... Read More »

Did President Buhari receive $300,000 from Dasuki? Here’s his side of the story

President Muhammadu Buhari has denied ever receiving cash of $300,000 from a former National Security Adviser, retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki. Buhari, who reacted to the claim by Dasuki in his statement to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that he gave him $300,000, said he did not receive a kobo from the former NSA. Reacting to the development in an ... Read More »

Once again, Army assures that it has recovered all Boko Haram territories (watch)

The Chief of Civil/Military Affairs, Army HQ, Brig. Gen. Nicholas Rogers says territories held by the insurgents have been liberated as people are returning back to their communities gradually. He added that the military has taken almost all the territories in the Northeast, adding that what is left are some villages between the boundaries of Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon “particularly ... Read More »

Boko Haram deadline: Benin Republic to send 800 troops to Nigeria

To realize the December deadline to stamp out insurgency in Nigeria, President of the Republic of Benin, Mr. Boni Yayi, has pledged to send 800 soldiers to fight alongside Nigerian troops. Yayi’s disclosure came on a day President Mohammadu Buhari also charged him to ensure that he conducted a credible election that would herald his exit from office next year. ... Read More »

Army arrests Boko Haram suspects No. 24 and N0.40 in Maiduguri

  Nigerian troops attached to 101 Task Force Battalion, 7 Division Garrison, along Lagos Street Maiduguri, Borno State, arrested yet another declared wanted Boko Haram terrorists leader. The suspect who gave his name as Abubakar Sadiq, works as a night watchman to one Muhammad Daggash. A closer look at him shows that he was one of the wanted Boko Haram ... Read More »

Boko Haram strikes in Yola kills 32, injures 80

At least 32 people are dead and about 80 people are hurt after an explosion in the Nigerian city of Yola, Adamawa State. The explosion was the work of a suicide bomber and it occured at 7.52pm at the tipper garage, Jambutu According to Sa’ad Bello, the Adamawa State Coordinator of the theNational Emergency Management Agency, casualties have been taken to ... Read More »

No. 22 on Boko Haram Wanted List arrested

Story by: Leke Adeosun The war of the Nigerian especially its decision to publish a poster of a 100 Boko Haram Wanted List is yielding fruits as just a day after one of the suspects was held while attempting to board a flight from Abuja to Lagos, another one, who is listed as No.22, Ishaku Wardfen was held at a ... Read More »

Wanted Boko Haram suspect arrested at Abuja airport

  The recent publication of a Wanted List of  100 Boko Haram Terroists has began to yield fruit has as one of those ‘Wanted’ was arrested at Abuja International Airport as he attempted to flee. Acting Army Spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman in a statement on Sunday evening said the Boko Haram suspect was arrested while trying to board an ... Read More »

We don’t need mercenaries to defeat Boko Haram-Defence Headquarters

  The Defence Headquarters has said that Nigeria does not need mercenaries in its fight against Boko Haram, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), adding that the country has the capacity to handle the insurgents on its own Acting Director of Defence Information (DDI) Col. Rabe Abubakar stated this while reacting to reports in the local media which quoted a foreign news agency ... Read More »

Troops counter Boko Haram ambush in Yobe, lose 7 soldiers

Nigerian Army troops were engaged in an early morning battle with over 100 Boko Haram terrorists who tried to ambush the 120 Task Force Battalion troops, located at Goniri, Yobe State. A statement by the army spokesman, Sani Usman, said during the encounter, the terrorists killed seven soldiers and wounded nine others. “During the encounter, our gallant troops successfully repelled ... Read More »