Category Archives: North East Insurgency

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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Boko Haram set ablaze 73 households and 28 shops in three villages in Konduga L.G – SEMA

Borno state emergency management agency has confirmed that a total of 73 households and ‎28 shops were set ablaze by Boko Haram insurgents in three villages of Konduga local government area following an attack on Thursday night. SEMA briefed Governor Babagana Umara-Zulum who undertook an impact assessment visit to the affected villages in Konduga. Zulum…

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An attack last weekend by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral in Maiduguri, left 65 people dead

Meanwhile, an attack last weekend by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral in Maiduguri, Borno State, has left 65 people dead. A local official said Sunday Dozens more bodies were discovered following the assault Saturday by gunmen on a village close to the regional capital Maiduguri. Local government chairman, Muhammed Bulama said  “It is 65…

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Borno State Gov’t recieves 151 repentant Boko Haram members from the Nigerian Army

Borno State says it has received 151 repentant Boko Haram members from the Nigerian Army for rehabilitation and re-integration into society. This was made known by the Coordinator, Operation Safe Corridor, Maj.-Gen. Bamidele Shafa, while handing over the repentant insurgents at the Bulunkutu Rehabilitation Centre, Maiduguri in Borno. Shafa affirmed that he was sure that…

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Army to court-martial 21 soldiers for various offences in Maiduguri Borno state

The theatre commander of Operations Lafiya Dole Major-Gen. Benson Akinroluyo has inaugurated a court-martial to try 21 soldiers for various offences in Maiduguri Borno State Benson said the offences committed were administrative and operational in nature. The general court-martial is headed by Brig.-Gen Abdulahi Ibrahim at Maimalanri Cantonment in Maiduguri. He urged the president of…

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Abducted NYSC member rescued from Boko Haram insurgents

A female National Youth Service Corp member Halima Uwani Musa who abducted by Boko Haram in Borno State has been rescued from the insurgents. Halima is doing her youth service with the Borno State Ministry of Finance and was rescued yesterday by security agents and immediately handed over to the state government for reunification with…

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