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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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Nigerian Officials ‘Sexually Abused Girls’ – HRW

A report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the personnel of the Nigerian Police Force, Army, vigilante groups and camp leaders of raping young girls and women in various internally displaced persons camps. The report released on Monday said 43 women and girls were sexually abused in seven internally displaced camps (IDP) in Maiduguri, […]

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Boko Haram to Release 83 Chibok Girls

A faction of the terror group Boko Haram has reportedly expressed its willingness to negotiate the release of 83 more Chibok girls after freeing 21 of the more than 200 abductees last week, the government said in a statement. The part of Boko Haram under the control of Shekau said the rest of the kidnapped […]

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Nigeria: Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Girls

Twenty one Chibok girls have been released on Thursday by the insurgent group Boko Haram, the presidency said. According to president Buhari’s official spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu, the release of the girls was the result of negotiations between the government and Boko Haram. The talks were facilitated by the International Red Cross and the Swiss […]

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Trial of RFI correspondent starts again in Yaoundé

The trial of a Cameroonian journalist and RFI correspondent, Ahmed Abba began again in the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé, local media reported. The Director of the Paris–based radio and lawyers have requested the release of the journalist who is standing trial for alleged complicity with the Islamist group Boko Haram. Ahmed Abba, who is a local […]

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