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Troops rescue 29 women, 25 children from Boko Haram in Borno

Troops of 22 Brigade, Operation LAFIYA DOLE in collaboration with local vigilantes have continued moving into the hinterland on clearance operation to destroy Boko Haram terrorists. Consequently, on the 11th of May 2019, troops effectively cleared Ma'allasuwa and Yaga - Munye villages in Borno State. No encounter with...

Boko Haram sponsored not by Nigerians but outsiders, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said Boko Haram insurgents were being sponsored by forces outside Nigeria. He said the military needed a lot of money for purchase of gadgets, spare parts and arms to completely wipe out the terrorists. Buhari spoke during a live presidential town hall meeting tagged, “The Candidates”...

Boko Haram No Longer Controls Any Part Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Boko Haram insurgents no longer control any part of the country. He said this on Sunday, in Beijing, China, while stating some of the successes of his administration, as he addressed some Nigerians residing in the country. The President attributed the successes to operations of...

General public should not panic and remain at home, says Army

The Nigerian Army said on Friday that residents of Maiduguri are to disregard rumours of Boko Haram pretense, and that there is no need to panic. It further said that "security situation in Maiduguri is under control" and residents are to remain at home and be vigilant. The short statement was...

Dapchi girl’s mother laments, says I can’t sleep over Leah’s detention

Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of the Dapchi girl who is yet to be released by the Boko Haram insurgents, has said she has lost her sleep over her Leah's abduction and that she nearly had heart attack when 107 girls were released but her daughter was detained. “It’s not...

Dapchi: Buhari speaks on the Christian girl not released by Boko Haram

Following the release of 105 Dapchi school girls out of 110 that were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents, President Muhammadu Buhari has stated his committment to securing the freedom of the remaining. “President Buhari is conscious of his duty under the constitution to protect all Nigerians, irrespective of faith, ethnic...

Shekau’s doctor’s wife surrenders to Nigerian troops

Rabi Abu-Yasir, Wife of the doctor of Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram terrorist group, on Sunday surrendered to the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole during the ongoing clearance operation to route out remnants of the insurgents. The information was divulged by the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, while...

Boko Haram insurgents have been defeated— Army

Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), on Sunday declared that the Boko Haram insurgents have been defeated by troops in the northeast. Buratai made the declaration at a special service to commemorate the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, held at ST Bartholomew’s Military Church, Maimalari Cantonment,...

Boko Haram: Over 700 farmers, fishermen regain freedom

The Nigerian Army has says more than 700 farmers, fishermen and members of their families who were hitherto held by Boko Haram terrorists as farm workers have fled the various islands in Lake Chad to Monguno. "The exodus of the former Boko Haram abductees is not unconnected to a follow...

Nigerian Army captures Boko Haram terrorist, recovers weapon

Troops of 202 Battalion of 21 Brigade Nigerian Army in Conjunction with elements of Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs) on Operations LAFIYA DOLE, in furtherance of clearance and blockade Operation DEEP PUNCH 2, on Saturday 25th November 2017, cleared Boko Haram terrorists' enclaves in Abusuriwa, Newchina, Bonzon, Usmanari, Goyayeri, Shitimari,...

Boko Haram kills three soldiers in Borno raid

At least three soldiers were killed and another six others were wounded in a Boko Haram raid in northeast Nigeria, the military said on Sunday, in the latest attack in the restive region. Recruits undergo training at the headquaters of the Depot of the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna State...

Hunters intercepts suspects Boko Haram cattle rustlers in Borno

Sequel to recent security challenges posed by Boko Haram terrorists in cattle rustling to raise funds for their criminal activities, hunters from Gur village in Biu Local Government Area (LGA), Borno State in conjunction with hunters from Damaturu at about 2:48pm on Thursday 23rd November 2017, intercepted suspected Boko...

Buhari orders military crackdown on banditry in Zamfara, orders new measures to check terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesdady ordered a military crackdown on bandits operating in rural communities in Zamfara State, following fresh attacks on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local Government Areas. To enable the army carry out this new mandate, the President has approved the request of the Minister of...

Army repel Boko Haram terrorists attack at Gulak, neutralise 3 female terrorist

Troops of Nigerian Army of 28 Task Force Brigade of Operation Lafiya Dole on Monday repelled Boko Haram Terrorists attack in Gulak, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State. According to the Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Kukasheka Usman, the troops fought gallantly to repel the terrorists who...

Boko Haram: How Airforce killed Shekau’s wife, others during air strikes

According to reports by the Nigerian Air Force yesterday, Mallama Fitdasi, wife of shadowy Boko Haram leader, Shekau, was killed in a air strikes while in their hideout in Durwawa, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. Deploying Russian attack helicopter, Mi-17 and Mi-35, the Nigerian Air Force bombed the...

Nigerian Army denies being ambused by ISIS

The attention of the Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole has been drawn to a news article published online by Almardanews.com (AMN), in which one Chris Tomson claimed ISIS had in an ambush against Nigerian Army convoy, executed 30 soldiers on Friday afternoon. It is very pertinent to state here, that contrary to...

Army explains why UNIMAID staff kidnapped by Boko Haram are yet to be rescued

The Defence Headquarters has explained that the inability of the military to rescue lecturers, oil workers and women in Boko Haram enclave was because the terrorists were using the distraught captives as human shield. It said the military cannot apply full force to free the captives because doing so would...

How Nigerian troop ambushed Boko Haram terrorists, killed two [PHOTOS]

Information from Nigerian Army says 2 Boko Haram members were killed after the terrorists were ambushed on September 22. The statement released by the director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, reads: "On Friday 22nd September 2017, based on confirmed information, 202 Battalion, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, dispatched 2 ambush teams...

Boko Haram attack Adamawa community, killed 7

Boko Haram insurgents have taken over Mildo community in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, killing seven people. A resident of Mildo in Maiduguri, Usman Usmana, on Wednesday told Daily Post that, he received a call from home last night with a sad news of the unfortunate incident in his...

Boko Haram commander nabbed in FCT

Boko Haram deputy commander, Seth Yakubu, has been arrested by police at Gwako Village in Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory. The insurgent who 20 years old hailed from Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, was nabbed at about 11.30am on Sunday after a tip-off, the FCT Commissioner...

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