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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 […]

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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Rabat, Abuja Concerned Over Security Threat in Sahel

Morocco and Nigeria have expressed “deep concern over the persisting security threat particularly in the Sahel region”, says a joint statement issued following the official visit King Mohammed VI paid to Nigeria Dec. 1-3. During the visit, part of a royal African tour, the Moroccan Sovereign and President Muhammadu Buhari held “in a friendly and […]

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Cameroon: Boko Haram launches three deadly assaults

The Nigeria-based Islamist militants carried out raids in neighbouring Cameroon killing about 6 soldiers, local media Cameroonweb reported on Wednesday. “Between yesterday and today there were three attacks: in Darak, in Diguina and a thwarted kamikaze strike in the (camp),” said a senior army source who asked not to be named, referring to three places […]

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More than half of Boko Haram fighters are not Nigerians

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday told the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Mohammed Ibn Chambas that 60 per cent of Boko Haram fighters are not Nigerians. Mr. Buratai who was speaking in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State – the heartland of the Boko Haram insurgency, disclosed that […]

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Abubakar Shekau: Boko Haram ready for ‘war’ with Donald Trump

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram on Sunday night, reacted to the election of Donald Trump. In an audio message published on the group’s YouTube page, Shekau said they will “not be fooled by people like Donald Trump or anyone in the coalition who is fighting our brothers in Iraq, […]

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