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NECO Exams Candidates Killed By Herdsmen

NECO Exams Candidates Killed By Herdsmen

Two National Examination Council, NECO, candidates and 13 others have been killed by militant herdsmen in coordinated attacks on communities in Guma and Logo Local Government areas of Benue State in the early hours of yesterday. Vanguard gathered from the Chairman of Guma Local Government, Mr. Anthony Shawon, that the marauders invaded Tse Ishav in […]

Nine Killed In Niger Suicide Bombings

Nine Killed In Niger Suicide Bombings

Nine people were killed in three suicide bombings in southeastern Niger near the border with Nigeria, a local official said Tuesday. The attacks occurred late Monday in the regional capital of Diffa, a frequent target of the Boko Haram jihadist group, the official, who asked not to be identified, told AFP. He said “two young […]

Herdsmen Kill 15 In Fresh Attack In Adamawa

Herdsmen Kill 15 In Fresh Attack In Adamawa

Barely 48 hours after the twin bomb blasts that rocked a mosque in Mubi town, resulting in the deaths of over 60 people, 15 persons have been reportedly killed by armed herdsmen in four villages in Numan and Lamurde Local Government Areas of Adamawa State. Reports from the affected areas indicated that the herdsmen, in […]

Bombers Attack Kpanche Community In Kogi State

Bombers Attack Kpanche Community In Kogi State

No fewer than 16 persons have been reportedly killed in the Sunday attacks on Kpanche and other communities in the Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State. The traditional ruler of Mozum community in the area, Alhaji Khalid Bukar, who put the number of casualties at 16, told newsmen in Lokoja that the attacks started […]

US Urges Nigeria To Change Tactics Against Boko Haram

US Urges Nigeria To Change Tactics Against Boko Haram

Nigerian forces battling Boko Haram jihadists need a change of mindset to overcome an evolving guerrilla threat, US military officials said this week on the sidelines of an African security summit. Boko Haram’s tactics — from improvised explosive devices to hiding within the local population — necessitate a shift away from conventional strategies, said Lt. […]

Survivors Of Boko Haram Need A Lot More Than Media Frenzy

Survivors Of Boko Haram Need A Lot More Than Media Frenzy

Words have a power to comfort tortured minds and to rebuild bonds of trust, respect and empathy that are the very foundation of communities At first glance, the scene could be something out of a new mums social group. Clusters of young women gathered together and chatting distractedly, children flitting between their legs, babies tugging […]

10 Killed In Benue-Nasarawa Border Attack

10 Killed In Benue-Nasarawa Border Attack

Ten persons were yesterday killed in Yelwata, a border town between Nasarawa and Benue States, following an attack by unidentified gunmen in the community. According to a source, the victims were attacked in Yelwata by some hoodlums while on transit with some members of their families outside Nasarawa State. The hoodlums, it was revealed, attacked […]

15 Killed In Foiled Attack On Maiduguri

15 Killed In Foiled Attack On Maiduguri

Six Boko Haram suicide bombers were Sunday night killed in a foiled attack on Maiduguri which led to 15 deaths, while 83 people were injured. A Nigerian soldier was also killed in the attack. The military, in a statement by the spokesman of the counter-insurgency operation in the North-east, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu said: “Troops of Operation Lafiya […]

Troops Kill 4 Boko Haram Insurgents, Neutralise 4 Suicide Bombers

Troops Kill 4 Boko Haram Insurgents, Neutralise 4 Suicide Bombers

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops killed four Boko Haram insurgents at Malumti village on the fringes of Sambisa forest. Brigadier Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, who disclosed in a statement in Maiduguri, said the troops killed the insurgents in an ambush while trying to escape ongoing […]

Boko Haram Returns 105 Abducted Dapchi Girls, Five Dead

Boko Haram Returns 105 Abducted Dapchi Girls, Five Dead

Exactly 33 days after they were abducted, 110 students of Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, located in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government area of Yobe State, were Wednesday morning returned. However, THISDAY exclusively gathered that out of the 110 students returned, five were dead already.  Speaking to THISDAY on the condition of anonymity, […]