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Maiduguri, Nigeria: Three suicide bombers killed 18 people late on Friday in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, epicenter of the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency, the state police commissioner said. Damian Chukwu, Borno State police commissioner, on Saturday said the attack took place at ...
The ICRC and Swiss TPH are preparing to scale up their project in the Adamawa State in Nigeria - a region affected particularly badly by militant attacks of the Boko Haram extremist group. A state-wide survey showed that 80% of health facilities in Adamawa had the necessary prerequisites to introduce the ...

IKOM, Nigeria - For the first time in his life, Victor Obi believes that the only way to win freedom in Cameroon is with a gun. ... The 25-year-old is camped out in a small Nigerian village just kilometres from his home in Cameroon where authorities have launched a crackdown on English-speaking separatists.
In the clip, he disputed the Nigerian military's claims that Boko Haram militants had been defeated in the Sambisa forest of northeastern Nigeria. In the footage, he is wearing all black and holding a rifle, while two masked men stand alongside him. At one point, he looks into the camera and addresses the ...
For the first time in five decades, the disease has been found in northeastern Borno State, where the Nigerian army is fighting Boko Haram militants. The new team will join 14 local W.H.O. staffers at the emergency operations center of Nigeria's C.D.C., the agency said last week. It is also sending reagents ...
At least 18 people were killed on Thursday following a gunmen attack in Nigeria's northwestern Zamfara State, police sources said. ... after talksLassa fever kills dozens across NigeriaDespite declaration of victory over the militants, Nigerian troops continue to engage in gunfights with members of the armed ...
WARRI--SOME former Niger Delta militant leaders, yesterday raised the alarm that powerful northerners have allegedly taken over the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, swapping names of ex-agitators captured in the programme with Hausa/Fulani names as benefactors at most of the training ...
Some of the girls were killed or injured during previous attacks on the militants' stronghold and bombing executed by Nigeria's military, according Reuters. Recently, the Nigerian military has announced a continuous "clearance operation" of the Sambisa forest, which resulted in the deaths of some of the ...
The agitators under the auspices of 21st Century youth of Niger Delta in a statement by the spokesperson, W O I Izon Ebi, said: "First is what is still holding the resumption of academic activities at the Nigerian Maritime University, NMU, Okerenkoko, Warrior South West Local government Area,Delta State?".
A coalition of militant groups in Ondo State yesterday gave oil companies operating in the state three days to leave over non-enrollment of their members in the Federal government Amnesty Programme. General Akinfemi Raymond, the secretary of the coalition, gave the ultimatum in Akure while ...
Horny warned that ex-militants would react in a manner that won't be in the interest of the nation if the alleged persecution of Mrs Jonathan continues. Hornby said, "Non-governmental organisations are for the empowerment of the people. How many first ladies of Nigeria did not have NGOs while in office?
Fulani militants have brutally slaughtered more than 80 Christians in Nigeria's Benue State since the beginning of January, and these killings occurred ... Concern has decried the brutal killings of more than 80 Christians in Benue State's Logo and Guma Counties at the hands of Fulani militant herdsmen.
A large number of youth claiming to be former armed militants in the Niger Delta area of Ondo State on Friday protested in Akure, the state capital, over ... addressed themselves as generals, include Deji Williams (United sea-wolf Avengers), Seamaco(Awaja Camp), Ebiee(Niger Delta Militant Vanguard), ...
But, the State commissioner for Information and Orientation, Yemi Olowolabi, said those staging the protest are not ex militants, but group of jobless and disgruntled elements masquerading themselves as ex militants. The militant groups are the United sea-wolf Avengers, The Awaja Camp, The Niger Delta ...
A Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators yesterday listed a number of oil fields and installations as targets for resumed attacks if Federal government failed to address specific grievances agitating the region. Following three weeks of consultations and meetings across the Niger Delta region, the group, ...
Niger Delta Ex-Agitators Forum has warned the Federal government to stop further harassment of former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan and her family. The forum of ex-militants drawn from the nine states of the Niger Delta, warned that they would not tolerate further attempt by the Federal ...

On Jan. 14, 2018, Boko Haram - an Islamist group from northeast Nigeria led by jihadist leader Abubakar Shekau - released a video depicting the remains of a Nigerian air force Mi-171 helicopter the group claimed it shot down. The alleged shoot-down occurred amid an intensive new offensive targeting the group. On Jan.
1054 ex-militants have graduated from Nigerian universities and there is a balance case load of 2843 that are at various stages of their scholarship programme and most will graduate in 2018. ''Also, the services of 200 local and foreign Skills Acquisition Centres was utilised to train 15,140 beneficiaries.
Throughout 2017, in the absence of significant militant attacks, Nigeria managed to gradually increase its crude oil production to the point of becoming a headache for OPEC's cuts because it had been exempt from the initial collective agreement to curtail production. At the November 2017 meeting, ...
By now it must be clear to all objective observers that the threat posed to Nigeria's unity and peace by the militant Fulani herdsmen has reached a really terrifying point and from all analysis and evaluation of the dimensions and ramifications of this problem, it seems that the Nigerian governments( State ...
Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, on Monday threatened to name and shame politicians who are arming and supporting criminal elements in the society. He commended the gallantry of the security forces and their contribution to peace, security and development but lamented that some ...
"Consequently, a seven-day clearance operation was initiated by the Commander, JTF, Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman to sanitise the region of militants, cultists, sea robbers, kidnappers and other criminals. "During the operation, precisely on Thursday 11 January 2018, a notorious militant leader, ...
He says Karowei was arrested Thursday in his hideout in southern Nigeria's Delta State. Abdullahi said Karowei is responsible for several abductions, robberies, the destruction of oil facilities, killings of military personnel and the death of British aid worker Ian Squire. Niger Delta oil militants say they are ...
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has shown no sign of being ready to appease militants in the oil-producing Niger Delta as he prepares to seek a second term. President Muhammadu Buhari stands to take a salute from the army on his return to Nigeria in August 2017 from prolonged medical ...
Lagos - Eighty people have been killed in Nigeria's central State of Benue since December 31 following clashes between cattle herders and farmers that ... to discuss the crisis, which represents another security concern along with Boko Haram Islamists in the north and Niger Delta militants in the south.
Four soldiers have been killed and nine others injured in a military offensive against Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria, an official said on Tuesday. In a statement, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, the army spokesman, said troops launched a "clearance operation" on Monday against Boko Haram militants, ...
Nigeria's arrest of Cameroonian secessionist leaders indicates increased co-operation between countries; insurgency likely to continue ... Ayuk Tabe's arrest comes less than a week after 39 suspected separatist militants were arrested in the Nigerian town of Nguroje, next to the Cameroonian border.
Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 30 to January 5, 2017. This update ..... January 5: Nigerian troops killed "several" (est. at ten) Boko Haram militants in the Lake Chad area (est. as Monguno, Borno). January 5: ...
Mr. Okah said that the "closest" relationship Governor Wike had with Mr. Igwedibia was last year when the militant embraced the amnesty programme of the state government. He said the late cultist never had "one-on-one interaction" with the governor. "You see, for us in Rivers State, the effort we make is to ...
The law of retribution caught up with the notorious militant, 'General' Don Waney' Igwedibia Johnson yesterday. The curtain ... Nigerians owe it a duty to assist security agents in apprehending the murderous herdsmen, armed robbers, unrepentant militants, kidnappers, cultists, and terrorists. They should be ...
The authorities of 6 Division Nigerian army, Port Harcourt has confirmed the death of the notorious cult leader and kidnap kingpin, Don Waney. Waney was shot and killed alongside his second-in-command, Ikechukwu Adiele, and another member of his gang, Lucky Ode while trying to escape arrest.
Abuja, Nigeria (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in central Nigeria face a tense Christmas after the deadliest sectarian violence in the country's recent history killed at least 90 people, aid workers ... advocacy group Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC) quoted experts as saying that the militant Muslim group
KANO: The Islamic State faction of Boko Haram on Friday said it was responsible for a late December attack on Nigerian army barracks, claiming it killed nine soldiers and took military equipment. The militant faction said in an online statement published by the Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) ...
Residents have reportedly fled Ndoro community in Ekeremor Local government Area of Bayelsa for fear of invasion by security agents following alleged beheading of a security operative by militants. Our correspondent learnt on Friday that the murdered security official was negotiating with militants in the ...
"The gun trainees numbering 39, comprises of five trainers suspected to be Niger Delta militants from Nigeria's south along with 34 Cameroonian trainees" a local chief told our correspondent on condition of anonymity. Taraba State police spokesperson, Assistant Superintendent of police, David Missal, ...
Dakar, Senegal -- The Nigerian military said on Thursday that it had rescued one of the students kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in 2014 from a school in the village of Chibok. ... In April 2014, fighters from the Islamist militant group stormed the girls' school and kidnapped as many as 276 of the girls.
He insisted that imminent defeat of the two groups had become inevitable for the military to ensure that the labour of Nigeria's past heroes was not in ... The workshop, according to him, aimed at both equipping the new and reminding older Commanders of their responsibilities in line with the Nigerian Air ...
Christians have been a major target of Islamist jihadists in Nigeria. Since 2009, Boko Haram, an ISIS-connected group of terrorists, have killed thousands of Christians and displaced 2.3 million Nigerians. In 2017, there have been about 20 attacks on Nigerian Christians by Islamic terrorists, including the ...
A leader of the militant group Boko Haram has released a video claiming it carried out a series of attacks in north-east Nigeria over the Christmas period. ... one of Boko Haram's three factions, declared the group active and operational a day after the Nigerian president said the militants had been defeated.
A statement yesterday by its National President, Chief Egberike Pereotubo, said paying violent militants, who in the first place should called freedom fighter, was wrong. He said: if they pay the violent ones, what happens to the non-violent ones. Now international organisations believe that all the youths ...
A source within the area, who reported the incident, said the attack was allegedly led by the younger brother of an ex-Nigeria Delta militant Leader, ... Recall that in October 2017 the Nigerian army raided the home of DonWanny killing a number of his gang and took over his lavish property at Aligwu ...
Edo-Ijaw leaders to militants: Rescind ultimatum to gov, Oba. On January 1, 2018 7:50 amIn News by Nwafor PolycarpComments. By Emma Amaize. Benin--IJAW leaders in Edo State have appealed to the Ijaw Freedom Fighters, IFF, which issued a 21-day ultimatum to Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, and Oba of ...
The Nigerian army says more than 700 people held by Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country have escaped captivity. An army spokesperson, Col Timothy Antigha, said they had fled several islands in Lake Chad and arrived in the town of Monguno, in Borno State. There has been no ...
When militants bomb a pipeline, major producers can let it lie idle. But locals must scramble to find an alternative. "The local companies are innovative," Amy Jadesimi, who founded a Nigerian energy logistics and services company called the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base, told me. "If they can't use ...
The Chief of army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai says 2018 will be a tough year for members of the Boko Haram terrorist group, militants and other criminals disrupting the peace of the Nigerian nation. Buratai, who made this known at the 2017 ascension of the Aso Rock Mountain by officers and ...
Our curses are the only weapons that can scare Nigerian capitalist comparador bourgeoisie. They are not afraid of anti-graft agencies but they are afraid of curses from the citizenry because they are Africans afterall. Let us therefore use this potent weapon to the fullest. They use militants to blackmail the ...
Chief of army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen.Tukur Buratai has disclosed that the Nigerian Army will clampdown more on Boko Haram, militants and other criminals disrupting the peace of the nation. Buratai made this known at the 2017 ascension of the Aso Rock mountain by officers and soldiers of the Guards ...
Niger Delta students comprising of the students of the National Association of Gbaramatu Students (NAGS) and Law Students Association of Nigerian Students, Delta State University chapter, have asked President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal government to drop charges against the former militant, Mr.
The Nigerian military on Thursday launched an exercise codenamed Jagunlabi to flush out kidnappers, armed robbers and militants from Lagos. The exercise, an offshoot of Operation AWATSE, was inaugurated at Majidun in Ikorodu and covered all Lagos back waters and hinterlands. Declaring the ...


 

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