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The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai on Monday said it will require collaborative efforts to combat Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. Buratai said this while addressing top military chiefs during the African Land Forces Summit in Abuja. The conference is co-hosted by the United ... Boko Haram
No fewer than 17 of the parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls have reportedly died as a result of trauma associated with the abduction. The 276 schoolgirls were abducted in a secondary school in Chibok, Borno State, by the Boko Haram Islamist sect on April 14, 2014. Coordinator of the Bring ...
US Africa Command discusses IS, Boko Haram with continent's top brass ... Boko Haram in Nigeria and Cameroon, the Islamic State group in the Sahel region and al-Shabaab in Somalia are all on the agenda of the sixth Africa Land Forces Summit in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, this week. Hosted by US ...
Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (retd), has told the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to also use psychological and unconventional methods in fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East. Babangida gave this advice during an exclusive ...
Since Boko Haram launched its insurgency in the northeast region nine years ago, at least 2,295 teachers have been killed and over 1,400 schools have been destroyed. Most of these schools haven't been able to reopen due to extensive damage or ongoing insecurity in the area, according to UNICEF. children

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) Terror group Boko Haram has kidnapped more than 1,000 children in Nigeria since 2013, UNICEF said Friday. The statement came as Nigeria prepares to make the four-year anniversary of the Chibok abductions on April 14, 2014. "Since 2013, more than 1000 children have ...
We wanted to photograph the young women whose images the world knew mostly when they were teenagers, in dark robes with sad faces, from a video Boko Haram released about a month after they were kidnapped. Our hope was to portray them through a series of portraits in a dignified manner, as the ... children
The problem stems from misinformation on the part of the government. At a time, they stated that Boko Haram had been degraded. Later, they told us that it had been technically defeated. So, the public is wondering why a government that said it had defeated the sect, needs $1bn to fight the same sect it ... children
Combined Operatives of Operation Lafiya Dole and the Department of State Services, conducting Counter Terrorism Operations in north eastern Nigeria have arrested a Boko Haram terrorist who specializes in making Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) for the terrorist group. A statement from Colonel ... children
Boko Haram Islamists who kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria, just over a month ago have so far returned 101 of the pupils to the town, the government said yesterday. Information Minister Lai Mohammed said they had been freed unconditionally. “No money changed hands,” he said in ... children
The Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in a combined operation with the Nigerien Air Force, yesterday launched a coordinated air strike on Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) locations at AREGE and TUMBUN RAGO in Borno State. Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, NAF Director of Public ... children
lagos—ACTING Chief Medical Director of the 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Yaba Lagos, Brig- Gen Adekola Dada, yesterday dismissed as untrue allegation by a man who claimed to be an Army Captain that soldiers wounded while fighting insurgents in the North East part of the country, were ... children
Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris, reporting from Abuja, capital of Nigeria, said the number of people Boko Haram had kidnapped in Yerimari Kura "demonstrated the group's resilience", despite losing significant swaths of territory to the Nigerian army in recent years. Boko Haram, whose name roughly translates to ... children
Senator Bwacha cautions Buhari against granting amnesty to Boko Haram ... The senator representing Taraba South, Emmanuel Bwacha, on Tuesday said the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to grant amnesty to Boko Haram insurgents would encourage members of the sect ... children
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the proposed plan by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to grant amnesty to members of Boko Haram. The IPOB said such a move was a confirmation that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government was in a collaboration with ... children

Five Cameroonian soldiers have been killed in an attack on a military post in the far north of the country, sources told AFP on Tuesday. The five, one of whom was an officer, were killed on Monday night in the village of Sagme, close to the Nigerian border and the Lake Chad region, according to relatives ... children
The Nigerian Army on Tuesday constituted a four member committee to unravel the cause of the Easter Sunday attack in the suburbs of Maiduguri. DAILY POST recalls that no fewer than 15 persons were killed while 55 others sustained injuries in a Sunday night attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Bale ... children
Nigeria: At least 15 killed, 83 injured in Boko Haram attack on two villages in northern Nigeria. By The Associated Press. MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Apr 2, 2018, 8:01 AM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email · Nigeria: At least 15 killed, 83 injured in Boko Haram attack on two villages in northern Nigeria. children
The presidency has said granting amnesty to the Boko Haram insurgents will make them drop their arms and embrace peace which will in turn stop bloodshed and save resources for the country. It also explained that President Muhammadu Buhari has remained silent over his second term ambition ... children
The Oodua People's Congress (OPC) has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Leah Sharibu, the only girl left in Boko Haram captivity from the 110 students of the Government Girls' Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, recently abducted by the Islamic sect. OPC advocated that rather ... children
“Whoever is peddling these rumours that Boko Haram is being granted amnesty and so on I would ask them who doesn't want to make peace with the enemy? In any case as it is proverbially said all wars end up in the boardroom. You can defeat people technically in the field but at the end you must come ... children
But we all know the severity of the Boko Haram scourge before now and the efforts at quelling it at the moment. BHT reached frightening dimensions long before 2015. The international community had already branded Nigeria a failed nation-state. We allowed it to breach our sovereignty to shameful limits; ... children
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) A gun attack by the terror group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday night left 18 people dead and 84 wounded after ... Boko Haram militants were pushed back after an hourlong battle, Ibrahim Liman, a member of the militia force fighting the extremist group, told CNN. children
Environmental Rights Activist and Convener of Niger-Delta Self-Determination Movement, NDSDM, Ann Kio-Briggs, has warned the President Muhammadu Buhari's government against granting amnesty to Boko Haram members with resources from the Niger Delta. Opposing the plan, Kio-Briggs said ... children
Following various deterrent options put in place by the Federal Government to dissuade Boko Haram terrorists from their course of insurgency; the Nigerian military have spearheaded efforts to finding lasting solution to the menace of the terrorists. A statement issued on Sunday by Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu ... children
Messrs Yusuf Ibrahim and Solomon Nehemiah, two of the University of Maiduguri lecturers freed from Boko Haram captivity, have expressed gratitude to God for their freedom. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the federal government on February 10 announced the release of 13 persons abducted ... children
Abuja: Four female suicide bombers in their teens have blown themselves up near Maiduguri in Nigeria's restive Borno state, killing one other person, police say. "Thirteen (other people) were injured and were taken to a hospital, where they are responding to treatment," Edet Okon, Borno's police chief, said ... children
“The Fulani man said to them: 'So you are the missing girls that we've heard about on the radio.' He gave them a jerrycan filled with cow's milk and brought them back,” Hajara said. “Leah and her group weren't flogged. They [Boko Haram] said it was because they had suffered a lot while trying to escape.”. children
Nigeria's government is in talks with Islamist militant group Boko Haram about a possible ceasefire and the talks have gone on for some time, the ... FILE PHOTO: A Nigerien soldier walks out of a house that residents say a Boko Haram militant had forcefully seized and occupied in Damasak March 24, 2015 ... children
The Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said: “Giving amnesty to members of the Boko Haram is the height of impunity, insensitivity and audacious insult to the collective memory of thousands of Nigerians who were callously killed by Boko Haram. National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze ... children
The Nigerian Army has fired back at former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, for accusing it of romancing Boko Haram terrorists. The General, while speaking on Saturday at the maiden convocation ceremony of Taraba State University in Jalingo, warned Nigerians to ... children
The organization said the government should instead prioritise justice for the victims of Boko Haram and help them to rebuild and get on with their lives rather than pushing to remove accountability for the mass atrocities committed against millions of Nigerian women, men, children and the elderly, and ... children
Alban Toupo, commander of the Rapid Intervention Battalion, the Cameroon military unit fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in the border town of Kolofata, said 31 people, including 25 women, were arrested while transporting ammunition, food, material to fabricate explosive devices, torches, drugs and ... children
The Theatre Commander of the counterinsurgency operation in North-east Nigeria, Nicholas Rogers, said the military is aware that some local community leaders in Borno State have communication contacts with the outlawed Boko Haram group. Mr Rogers, a major general, said the local community ... children
LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's government said on Sunday the ultimate aim of its talks with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram was a permanent cessation of hostilities. Information Minister Lai Mohammed told Reuters in an email earlier that the government was in talks with the group, who have waged an ... children
Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, has been meeting more than 100 girls after their dramatic release this week by Boko Haram, a month after they were abducted from their boarding school dormitories in the town of Dapchi in the northeast. Buhari held the meeting at the presidential villa in the capital ... children
DAKAR, Senegal — Dozens of schoolgirls from the northern Nigerian community of Dapchi were returned early Wednesday morning, dropped off by the same group of Boko Haram militants who kidnapped them more than a month ago as they offered a stern warning to never go back to school again. children
After series of training, vocational skills acquisition, and rehabilitation courses, 95 former Boko Haram terrorists are set to be reintegrated into the Nigerian society. The repentant terrorists were trained by the Nigerian Army wing charged with the responsibility of Deracialising, Rehabilitation and ... children
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) operating in Borno State says it has provided free surgical care to 751 battle wounded patients in Maiduguri. Giving succor to victims of Boko Haram attacks, the health organisation said this is in line with its mandate of caring for victims of war and violent ... children
Fatima Abdu, 14, Zahra Bukar, 13, Fatima Bukar, 13 and Yagana Mustapha, 15, four schoolgirls of Government Girls Technical College, who escaped from Boko Haram attack when the militant group stormed their school in Dapchi, Yobe state, on February 19, nearly four years after a similar mass abduction ... children
Former Secretary to Oyo State Government, Barrister Sarafadeen Abiodun Alli, said the recent abduction of about 105 students in Dapchi, Yobe state and various attacks in the North Eastern part of the county have shown that President Muhammadu Buhari was only fighting political Boko Haram. According ... children
Reverend Emmanuel Morris, the Bishop of Anglican Communion, Maiduguri Diocese, took charge of the Diocese on October 22, 2017 after the demise of his predecessor, the Most Rev. Emmanuel Kana Mani, earlier in February. In this interview, Morris bares his mind on Boko Haram and other issues in the ... children
He took to his twitter page describing the act as cruel, appealing for safety of victims of attacks in IDP camps. He wrote “The Government and security agencies were blamed for failing to stop the abductions in Chibok; And now evasively, ghosts,unicorns,mermaids and other imaginative,illusive and ... children
At least four soldiers and two mobile policemen, who fled to Cameroon during an attack by Boko Haram on Rann, Borno State, have been rescued and returned to Nigeria by Cameroonian troops. Security sources told SaharaReporters that they were handed to Nigerian troops at Gamboru-Ngala. children
The Presidency said the directive became necessary to prevent the re-occurrence of the attack and abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls by Boko Haram. Gana was received on Saturday by the Commander of the Army's Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas at the headquarters of Military ... children
Aisha Wakil, better known as “Mama Boko Haram” has disclosed that members of Musab al-Barnawi faction of Boko Haram were ready to surrender. Recall that Wakil had on Friday disclosed Boko Haram's intention for the abducted Yobe girls. However, speaking with Tribune on Saturday, she stated that ... children
After suspected Boko Haram militants launched a brutal attack in the town of Rann in Nigeria's northeastern Borno State Thursday, killing several people including aid workers, Doctors Without Borders has pulled out of the town. The departure is sure to be a blow to the tens of thousands of displaced people ... children
These hastily discarded belongings are poignant reminders of the 110 girls who were abducted after armed Boko Haram militants stormed their school in Dapchi, northeastern Nigeria, last week. There were more than 900 girls studying at the Government Girls Science and Technology College boarding ... children


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