Category Archives: North East Insurgency

NAF destroys logistics facilities used by (ISWAP) in Borno State

Nigerian Air Force has said that some structures and logistics facilities used by the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at Bukar Meram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno State have been destroyed by airstrikes. According to the Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement…

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President Buhari comdemns Boko Haram attack on Garkida, Adamawa State

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the Boko Haram attack on Garkida in Adamawa State, extending his sympathy to families of victims. The President assured that no part of Nigeria would be abandoned to their fate. This assurance and Buhari’s condemnation of the act was contained in a statement by Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant…

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Lawmakers to Buhari: Declare state of emergency on security

The House of Representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security. It also called for investigation into the reported low morale of frontline troops in the Northeast, the establishment of special camps by the Army and the withdrawal of soldiers from checkpoints to the camps. The lawmakers lamented the…

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Monarchs express readiness to partner Federal Government in tackling security threat

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi and the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar have expressed the readiness of traditional rulers to partner the Federal Government in tackling the security challenges in the country. They also advocated good governance as key to ending the challenges that range from killings to insurgency. The two first class monarchs…

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President Buhari asks for community leaders’ support to end insurgency

President Muhammadu Buhari has sought for community leaders’ support to end the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast. Speaking during a condolence visit to Maiduguri the President noted that community leaders’ government must cooperate with them to end the menace of the insurgency. The President wondered why the Boko Haram crisis had lasted for so…

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Families of slain soldiers cry for help

As Nigeria marks this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day, families of soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice while fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East and other security challenges across the country are crying for help. Reports that while many soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the North East have been killed in…

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Troops of the Nigerian military repel an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Michika local gov’t

Troops of the Nigerian military have repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Michika local government area of Adamawa State. The insurgents had stormed Kopa and Wurogayadi in the outskirts of Shuwa at about 7:00 pm, resulting in a stampede and residents scamper for safety. They attempted to enter Michika causing residents to…

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Federal government concludes plans to discontinue free distribution of relief materials to IDPs

Federal government says that it has concluded plans to discontinue free distribution of relief materials to an estimated 2.4 million Internally Displaced Persons in rehabilitation camps across the country. This was disclosed by the Federal Commissioner of National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Senator Basheer Mohammed, after close-door meeting with President…

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Federal Government to withdraw troops in volatile spots from first quarter of 2020

Federal Government would begin gradual withdrawal of troops in hitherto volatile spots where peace and security had been achieved from first quarter of 2020. Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe-Ibas, stated this after the National Security Council meeting in Abuja chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. Ibas said the decision to withdraw troops from…

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Troops fighting the Boko Haram insurgency live in dilapidated barracks – Buratai

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant  Genera’ Tukur Buratai, says troops fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast live in dilapidated barracks. Speaking yesterday when he visited the headquarters of the North East Development Commission, said army barracks in Monguno and Bama in Borno State, which were destroyed by insurgents, needed complete reconstruction. He sought…

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