Boko Haram’s Heightened Attacks Force Buratai To Relocate To North East

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has relocated to the North East to oversee and direct the overall operation in the theatre and other army operations across the country. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. Nusa said Buratai disclosed this while addressing the troops of Special Super Camp Ngamdu in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State on Thursday. According to him, the COAS had been on operational tour to troops’ locations in the North East Theatre…

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Chadian Army Kills 1,000 Boko Haram Jihadists As Deby Tells Nigeria To Take Over Liberated Areas

Chad says it has killed 1,000 jihadists in an operation in the Lake Chad area against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Army spokesman Col Azem Agouna said 52 Chadian soldiers were killed during the campaign. The unprecedented eight-day campaign, styled Operation Anger of Bohoma, took the Chadian forces inside Nigeria and Niger. The campaign also saw Deby relocating to Baga Sola to coordinate the battle. The terrorists lost tonnes of weapons to the merciless Chadian troops. However, Chad lost 52 soldiers, with 183 wounded. Deby, before leaving for Ndjamena…

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Borno Killing: At least 50 Nigerian Soldiers Killed In Boko Haram Ambush

The attack, one of the deadliest recently, came as the military tried to launch an offensive against the armed group. Boko Haram has killed tens of thousands in its 10-year armed uprising in northern Nigeria At least 50 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush Boko Haram fighters killed at least 50 Nigerian soldiers in an ambush near Goneri village in northern Yobe state, according to military officials and villagers. “The Nigerian military suffered some casualties in the unfortunate attack,” defence ministry spokesman John Enenche told journalists in the capital, Abuja, on Tuesday. …

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276 People Displaced, Five Die, 50 Houses And 39 Vehicles Razed In Lagos Pipeline Explosion

Emergency workers are still searching for the body of a man who was declared missing by family members three days after a massive explosion rocked Abule-Ado, a community in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State. Three persons who suffered major injuries are being treated at different hospitals while 57 others have been treated and discharged. The number of deaths recorded in the pipeline explosion that rocked the Ekoro area of Abule-Egba, Lagos State, on Sunday, January 19, 2020, has increased to five. The explosion was reportedly caused by the…

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Lagos Archbishop Adewale Martins Commiserates With Victims Of Abule Ado explosion

The Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos has commiserated with families of victims of the Abule Ado explosion on Sunday which claimed many lives including  Rev. Sr. Dr. Henrietta Alokha, principal of the Bethlehem Girls College, Abule Ado, and one female security guard. A Statement signed by Archibishop Alfred Adewale Martins of Catholic Diocese of Lagos and made available to Media stated that no priest died in the massive explosion at the Abule Ado area of Lagos, which led to the collapse of many structures in the affected areas on Sunday, March 15. Stating…

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Nnamdi Kanu Berates S-East Govs Over Delay In Setting Up Security Outfit

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has berated southeast governors for delaying the setting up of a security outfit to protect their people. The IPOB leader said the southeast governors should not rely on the Federal Government to protect the people of South East and Biafrans in other states.  Expressing dismay over the alleged letter by the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to the Inspector General of Police, IGP, on alleged public display of AK-47 assault rifles in Awka, Anambra State,   he, however, noted that the…

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I Thought My Daughter Was Dead – Mother Of Bethlehem’s Head Girl

Families and friends of some of the victims of Sunday’s explosion in the Abule-Ado area of Lagos State have continued to share their grief over the incident that claimed 20 lives on Sunday. For instance, Ada Nnaji, the mother of the head girl of the Bethlehem Girls College, Ogochukwu, said she thought her daughter was dead when she saw her in the hospital. Ogochukwu was among the 50 pupils of the college, who were injured when buildings on the school premises collapsed on them as Mass was being celebrated. The…

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Police Arrest Suspected Kidnapper, Rescue 13 Victims In Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command has arrested a suspected kidnapper and rescued 13 persons held hostage in a successful raid. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Enugu. Ndukwe said the command also recovered one locally-made pistol with two live cartridges, one metal toy pistol, two motorcycles and one Toyota Hiace Bus with registration number MSA 657 XA. He said that the operation was conducted at about 6 a.m. following an intelligence report, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmad…

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Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Accuse FG Of Recycling Boko Haram Insurgents

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has accused the federal government of clandestine move to support the Boko Haram insurgents in their renewed bid to unleash mayhem in the North East zone. The leaders in a one-page statement entitled: ‘Boko Haram: FG Killing Us Softly’, alerted Nigerians and the International community of the relentless efforts of the Federal Government to provide support for the dreaded Boko Haram sect in their continued killings of the people of Nigeria. The Forum in the statement jointly signed by the quintet of Yinka…

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US Offers $7m Bounty For Boko Haram Leader

The United States Department of State has offered a juicy $7m reward, about N2.52 billion for information that can lead to the arrest of Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader menacing Nigeria and the neighbouring countries. The bounty was the biggest placed on all the terrorists declared wanted by the United States government. “Every government and every citizen has a stake in bringing terrorists to justice and in preventing acts of terrorism”, the US State Department said. The offer was made on the French version of the official Twitter account…

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