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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 […]

Rise in Boko Haram Child Suicide Bombers ‘Alarming’ – UNICEF

Rise in Boko Haram Child Suicide Bombers ‘Alarming’ – UNICEF

An “alarming” number of children, most of them girls, have been used by Boko Haram as suicide bombers in the first months of 2017, UNICEF said Wednesday. The Islamists have increasingly been using children to attack crowded markets, mosques and camps for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria and the broader Lake Chad region. Experts […]

Army Detains Six Soldiers for Allegedly Brutalising Woman

Army Detains Six Soldiers for Allegedly Brutalising Woman

A fresh case of soldiers’ brutality against a female Nigerian citizen is being investigated, the Nigerian army has said. Six soldiers, the army said, are currently in detention over the incident. This is the third time such incident would be occurring within a month. The victim whose name was given as Ruth Orji was said […]

Air Strike Error Kills Dozens In Refugee Camp

Air Strike Error Kills Dozens In Refugee Camp

  A Nigerian military jet has mistakenly bombed a camp for displaced people in the north-east, killing at least 52 people and injuring many more. Aid workers are among the dead in Rann, with the Red Cross saying six of its employees were killed. The MSF aid agency said that over 200 people had been […]

Governors, Others Laud Buhari, Military Over Capture Of Sambisa Forest

Governors, Others Laud Buhari, Military Over Capture Of Sambisa Forest

 State governors and political leaders across the country have been calling President Muhammadu Buhari to congratulate him and the leadership of the armed forces A statement in Abuja on Sunday by Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, noted that the calls received by the President were from the Governors […]

Nigerian Army Officially Declares 46 Soldiers Missing

Nigerian Army Officially Declares 46 Soldiers Missing

The Nigerian Army has officially declared one officer and 45 soldiers missing in a major Boko Haram attacks five weeks ago, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Consequently, the Army authorities have formally informed the families of the 46 personnel of the fate of their loved ones and requested that their next of kin forward bank details […]

Nigerian Wins The First UN Military Gender Advocate Of The Year Award

Nigerian Wins The First UN Military Gender Advocate Of The Year Award

Nigerien army officer, Major Aichatou Ousmane Issaka, has won the first UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award for her service with the United Nations Mission in Mali between 2014 and 2015. The award recognises her dedication and effort of an individual peacekeeper in promoting the principles within the United Nations Security Council Resolution […]

Family Demand News of Nigerian Schoolgirl Who escaped Boko Haram

Family Demand News of Nigerian Schoolgirl Who escaped Boko Haram

Nigeria’s Bring Back Our Girls movement and family members are demanding that the government provide news of the only schoolgirl among 219 kidnapped to escape the clutches of Boko Haram Islamic extremists. “Even this morning people came to my house asking if I had been able to find out her whereabouts. It’s outrageous. Some people […]

Inside The Massive Extrajudicial Killings In Nigeria’s South-East

Inside The Massive Extrajudicial Killings In Nigeria’s South-East

It happened in quick successions. The day was December 17, 2015. News had just come over the radio of a court ruling in favour of the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Jubilant crowds poured out into the streets of Onitsha, the commercial capital of Anambra State. […]

How Chibok Schoolgirl’s Private Ordeal Is Being Preyed On In Public

How Chibok Schoolgirl’s Private Ordeal Is Being Preyed On In Public

When 19-year-old Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki was found near the Sambisa forest in northern Nigeria, it was a moment of triumph and delight for everyone concerned about the fate of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram two years ago. Most of all, it was time of relief for her family – and one of hope […]

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