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Photos: President Buhari meet with rescued Chibok girl

Pres. Muhammadu Buhari meet with Ali Amina, the only rescued Chibok girl from the over 200 girls kidnapped by militants group, Boko Haram two years ago, from a Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State. The president also met with her baby, her mum and others at the President Villa, Aso Rock, in Abuja this afternoon.   Watch the video clip here Share ...

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Husband of rescued Chibok girls claims he surrendered because of hunger, ill health

The husband of the Chibok girl who was rescued on Wednesday, has reportedly revealed he surrendered himself due to hunger and ill health. The man, Mohammed Hayatu, according to Channels Television, is said to be one of the Boko Haram commanders also known as ‘Amir.’ He allegedly escaped and surrendered himself, his wife, Amina Nkeki Ali, and their baby to members ...

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Rescued Chibok girl handed over to Governor Shetima

The Nigerian military has handed over the rescued Chibok schoolgirl, Amina Ali, to Borno State Governor, Kashim Shetima. Ali, who was rescued yesterday along with her four-month-old baby, was handed over to the governor by at the Government House in Maiduguri by the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Brig. Gen. Victor Ezugwu, a statement by the Army said. The statement ...

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Six Chibok girls are dead – Rescued Chibok girl says

One of the missing schoolgirls abducted by the fighters of the Boko Haram Islamic sect from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, on April 14, 2014,  Amina Ali Nkeki, has been found, the Nigerian Army has said. Activists also told the BBC that Amina was found by a vigilante group on Tuesday in Sambisa Forest, close to the border with ...

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MNJTF kills 675 Boko Haram Militants, arrests 566 others, rescue 4,950 hostages In 5 months

While assessing its effort in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency, the Multi-National Joint Task Force, MNJTF, has recounted that in the past five months, no less than 675 militants were killed within the period, while 566 others were arrested, just as troops rescued 4,690 hostages. Addressing the ongoing 2nd Regional Security Summit in Abuja on Thursday, MNJTF Commander, Major ...

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Nigeria looks to China for more weapons for anti-Boko Haram war

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, yesterday disclosed that the federal government was discussing with China and other friendly countries for the supply of required arms and equipment needed to finish the ongoing war against Boko Haram. Onyema disclosed this yesterday during a media chat in Abuja at the ongoing 2nd Regional Security Summit with the Theme: “Consolidating Collective ...

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DHQ dismisses reports of granting amnesty repented Boko Haram members

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has dismissed media reports making the round that the Nigerian Army granted Amnesty to 800 repented Boko Haram insurgents. On Monday, a report had quoted the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Sani Sidi, as saying that about 800 repentant members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, have been introduced to vocational skills’ training ...

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Boko Haram: US to sell warplane to Nigeria

The United States is considering selling Nigeria ground attack planes to help fight Boko Haram rebels, officials said Friday, despite concerns over the local military’s human rights record. Nigeria’s Western allies have vowed to assist the West African giant in its fight against the brutal Islamist group, but have been cautious of providing arms to troops regularly accused of extrajudicial ...

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Troops begin ‘Operation Crackdown’ in Sambisa

Military chiefs yesterday met in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to reappraise the ongoing anti-insurgency war in Sambisa Forest —believed to be the last stronghold of the Boko Haram insurgents. Yesterday’s meeting was presided over by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Gabriel  Abayomi Olanisakin. It was attended by Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai and Chief of ...

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Boko Haram: Nigeria, Chad, others set up Regional Intelligence headquarters in Abuja

The Federal Government on Friday signed an agreement with the Regional Intelligence Fusion Unit, to set up its operational headquarters in Abuja, as part of strategies to better combat Boko Haram. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama signed the agreement on behalf of the government while the RIFU Coordinator, Denis Minitya, a Cameroonian, signed on behalf of the agency. ...

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