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Lecturer, 10 Other Victims Kidnapped By Boko Haram Beg For Freedom

Lecturer, 10 Other Victims Kidnapped By Boko Haram Beg For Freedom

A college lecturer and 10 other persons who were recently kidnapped by Boko Haram has appeared in a video, shared by their abductors, asking the Nigerian government to come to their rescue. The abductees said they are mostly Christians and from Yobe State. They want the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to also help secure […]

Militants Kill 54 In Attack On Mali Army Post

Militants Kill 54 In Attack On Mali Army Post

At least 53 soldiers and one civilian have been killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, the government said, in one of the deadliest strikes against the West African country’s military in recent memory. Islamic state claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq news agency on Saturday, without providing evidence. […]

U.S. Airstrike In Somalia Kills Dozens Of Al-Shabaab Militants

U.S. Airstrike In Somalia Kills Dozens Of Al-Shabaab Militants

The airstrike killed 52 militants, making it the deadliest operation in months that was carried out by the US in Somalia. US officials said it was ordered after the militant group attacked Somali forces. The US military said on Saturday that it launched an airstrike against the extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia following an attack […]

Mali Vows to Stabilize Militant-Hit Region Before Elections

Mali Vows to Stabilize Militant-Hit Region Before Elections

Mali will deploy additional troops to its central region in a bid to halt an escalation of Islamist militant attacks as pressure mounts to stabilize the West African nation before elections later this year. “Our biggest concern is the security of central Mali,” Security Minister Salif Traore said Monday in an interview in the capital, […]

Woman Tells of Unimaginable Sexual Violence Suffered At Hands of Militants

Woman Tells of Unimaginable Sexual Violence Suffered At Hands of Militants

When an armed group attacked “Irène’s” home in the Central African Republic, fighters shot her husband in both legs as he tried to flee, and tied their five-year-old daughter to a post when she began to cry. “Irène,” 36, held her palms over her eyes as she told me of the brutal assault by the […]

President Buhari Vows to Intensify War on Militants

President Buhari Vows to Intensify War on Militants

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to step up the fight against the Islamist militants and proponents of secession in his first speech after returning from three months of sick leave in London. Nigeria’s national unity is “not negotiable,” Buhari, 74, said Monday in a nationally televised address. “Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed […]

Troops Bombard Militants Camp In Delta

Troops Bombard Militants Camp In Delta

SOME militants were reportedly killed when troops of the Operation Delta Safe bombed a militant camp at Okosugbene Creek, along Burutu-Warri River, near Burutu, Delta State, with two fighter jets and about seven gunboats for nearly an hour yesterday. Reports from the area said that soldiers, who struck at about 6a.m. caught the militants unawares. […]

Militants Blow Up Major Pipelines Again

Militants Blow Up Major Pipelines Again

A day after President Muhammadu Buhari met with leaders of the Niger Delta to resolve the crisis in the region, a major oil pipeline was sabotaged. No group has, however, claimed responsibility for the explosion at the oil field operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, in Delta State. The attack breached a crude […]

Militants Blow Up NPDC Pipeline

Militants Blow Up NPDC Pipeline

The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate yesterday blew up the Afiesere- Iwhrenene major delivery line in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. The pipeline leads to the UPS/UQCC being operated by Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) shorelines. NPDC is a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The militant group, which disowned […]

Ex-Militants Want Govt to Pay Three Months Outstanding Stipends

Ex-Militants Want Govt to Pay Three Months Outstanding Stipends

The former Niger Delta militants, under the Amnesty Programme have, have appealed to the Federal Government to pay their three months outstanding stipends. Mr Ramsey Mukoro, leader of the third phase of the amnesty scheme, said that his group had not been paid for the past three months. The Chairman of the second phase in […]

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