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Cameroon: RFI’s correspondent sentenced to 10 years in prison

Cameroonian journalist and correspondent with Radio France International’s Hausa service, Ahmed Abba, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for “non-denunciation of terrorism” and “laundering of the proceeds of terrorist acts”. The military tribunal also sentenced him to pay a fine of over $90,000 (55,726,325 CFA francs) or face five extra years in prison […]

Nigeria: Security services foil Boko Haram attack on American and British embassies

Nigeria Department State Services (DSS) on Tuesday arrested five suspects who had allegedly concluded plans to attack the United States and United Kingdom embassies in the West African terror-stricken nation. According to the DSS, The Islamist militant group, Boko Haram suspects were arrested in Yobe state on March 22 gave details of the plot and […]

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US plans arm deal with terror-stricken Nigeria

United States government is planning to sell up to a dozen ground attack aircraft to Nigeria’s air force in a deal that could be worth up to $600 million, Reuters reported Monday. The deal according to Reuters will help the West African most populous nation in its fight against the Islamic-state affiliated group Boko Haram. […]

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UN Security Council adopts historic resolution against Boko Haram

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution this weekend providing for greater support to strengthen the capabilities of the regional multinational force that is trying to defeat Boko Haram insurgents and Islamic State extremists in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. The council indicated that the regional troops need logistical, mobility and communications assistance […]

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About 5,000 Boko Haram hostages rescued

Regional joint security forces have rescued over 5,000 Boko Haram hostages in a week-long operation, dubbed Thunder 2, in mountains along the Nigeria-Cameroon border, official said. “The hostages freed consisted mostly of women, children and elderly people,” Cameroon’s Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary told a news conference. According to him, 21 Boko Haram suspects had […]

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Niger: Jihadists kill 15 in patrol ambush

Jihadists have ambushed a Niger’s army patrol on Thursday, killing 15 soldiers and wounding 19, the West African nation’s Defense Ministry said. The attack occurred in North of Tilwa, an area near the border with Mali where violent Islamists have been seeking to expand their reach. “A search operation is underway to neutralize the terrorists,” […]

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1000 Days after Chibok Abduction, President Buhari still Hopeful”

Rights campaigners and parents of abducted Chibok school girls, on Sunday observed the 1000th day anniversary since the 276 girls were abducted from a school in the country’s northeast by Boko Haram fighters. In  his message to commemorate the 1000th day of the kidnapping,  Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari said he remained committed to ensuring the […]

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Chad closes border with chaotic Libya

Chad has closed its border with Libya and pledged to deploy troops to the area in order to prevent militant fighters fleeing conflict in its northern neighbor from crossing the border. While announcing the new measure on Thursday, Chad’s Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacke has indicated that “some isolated groups have converged towards the south […]

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Nigeria: Officials Arrested over Links to Boko Haram

Two local government officials suspected of having links with terrorist group Boko Haram have been arrested in northern Nigeria, the army announced on Wednesday. One of the officials is the chairman of Mafa Local Government Area in Borno. He was arrested by the army for accommodating Boko Haram members. “We heard that he harbored Boko […]

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Nigeria: Boko Haram’s Fortress to Become Military Training Ground

Nigeria’s army on Monday disclosed that from next year they will begin training exercises in the fallen stronghold of Boko Haram terrorists, the Sambisa Forest in northern Nigeria. The Army last weekend dislodged Boko Haram insurgents from the last enclave in the Sambisa forest located in the formerly restive northeast – home to the seven […]

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