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MOGADISHU, April 7, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A woman helps her child to wash her hands as a preventive measure against coronavirus, at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Mogadishu, capital of Somali, April 6, 2020. (Xinhua/Hassan Bashi)

Boko Haram attacks Nigerian military base

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Terror group Boko Haram has attacked a military base in Nigeria's northeastern town of Kukawa, local media reported on Wednesday. An unspecified...
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WHO moves to fight COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria’s restive state

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The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are moving rapidly to help Borno, Nigeria's restive northeast state in the fight against COVID-19, following confirmation...
TOPSHOT - A member of the Nigerian Armed Forces Sniper Unit wearing a ghillie suit takes part in an exercise during the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) military demonstration held at General Ao Azazi barracks in Gwagwalada on April 17, 2018. - The African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) is a weeklong seminar held in Nigeria, bringing together land forces from across Africa to discuss and develop cooperative solutions and improve transregional security and stability. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

At least 47 soldiers killed during Boko Haram ambush in Nigeria

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At least 47 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush by suspected Boko Haram fighters in the country's northeast region, according to defense sources...
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Nigeria confirms Boko Haram leaders, fighters killed in airstrikes

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Nigeria's Defense Headquarters on Friday said several Boko Haram leaders and fighters have been killed in a successful air interdiction mission by Nigerian forces...
TOPSHOT - A member of the Nigerian Armed Forces Sniper Unit wearing a ghillie suit takes part in an exercise during the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) military demonstration held at General Ao Azazi barracks in Gwagwalada on April 17, 2018. - The African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) is a weeklong seminar held in Nigeria, bringing together land forces from across Africa to discuss and develop cooperative solutions and improve transregional security and stability. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigeria says Boko Haram attack repelled

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Nigerian forces repelled an attacks by Boko Haram militants in the northeast state of Borno, the military has said in a statement. ...
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Nigerian troops commended over gallantry in Yobe, Borno on Christmas Day planned attacks

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The Coalition of Human Rights and Monitoring Groups in Nigeria (CHRMGN) has hailed the Nigerian troops for displaying sheer gallantry to abort proposed attacks...
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Despite Insecurity fears, voting sees record-high turnout across Borno, Yobe

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Braving security threats, voters in Borno, swamped voting locations across the state on Saturday morning, locking in almost 2.2 million votes and showing their...
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Viewpoint: Borno, Boko Haram and A Failed State

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Social psychologists have established that massive youth unemployment and the failure of leadership at any level to secure a prosperous future for its upcoming...

Boko Haram bomb kills 4 soldiers in Borno

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Four Nigerian soldiers have been killed by planted by Boko Haram operatives.The explosion which happened on Friday, 30th June, 2017 has been confirmed by...
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Nigeria to reopen major roads in restive Borno

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The Nigerian government Sunday said it would formally re-open two major roads in the restive Borno State following the total defeat of Boko Haram...
Women and children that had earlier been kidnapped by Boko Haram militants are seen after been rescued by Nigerian troops in Borno State, Nigeria, Sept. 15, 2015. According to Nigeria's Army Spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the rescued women and children were freed from Boko Haram's bondage during an operation on Tuesday morning. (Xinhua/Dare Sholarin)

Nigeria: plans to protect children in northeast

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Over a hundred thousand families in conflict-hit northeast Nigeria have been reached so-far with food and nutrition support in a US$20 million (£16.1m) multi-year...
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10 Boko Haram rebels slayed in NE state of Nigeria

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Maj-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, said this at a news conference in Maiduguri, the state capital. Irabor added...
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NE Nigeria explosion leaves five dead

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A soldier and four civilians were confirmed dead after a commercial tricycle operator unknowingly stepped on the explosive device suspected to have been planted...

Borno State After Boko Haram Is Defeated

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The news releases from Nigeria’s military are beginning to talk about clearing out “remnants” of Boko Haram. While this in no way implies a...
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Spokesman confirms the death of 40 terrorists in a military swoop

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The West African country's Army spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said in a statement reaching Xinhua that the terrorists also lost a number of...
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UNWFP rolls out program aim at supporting 45 thousand IDPs in Nigeria

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Abdulkadir Ibrahim, a regional spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the program is meant to cover 45,000 households. He said Ertharin Cousin,...
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Nigeria’s troubled Borno State fights to prevent influx of illegal foreigners

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Usman Zannah, the state Commissioner for Local Government and Emirate Affairs, stated this when the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Comptroller in the state, Jacob...
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No less than 12 killed in NE Nigeria suicide assault

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Hassan Chibok, a rescue team leader, said 12 lifeless bodies were found during rescue operation but the death toll might increase afterwards. The number...

Troops kill prominent Boko Haram leader in Nigeria

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A statement from the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said the suspected terrorists were killed following operations by the army to...
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Nigerian military chief says war against insurgency on course

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Buratai gave the assurance on Wednesday when he visited a military location at Gajigana in Magumeri area of restive northeast Borno, which was recently...
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Nigerian army rescues 20 abducted persons in restive state

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Speaking to reporters in Maiduguri, the state capital, Col. Tukur Gusau, a military spokesperson, said the rescued persons, including 14 children and...
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Nigeria launches mobile classrooms for IDPs in restive Borno

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The project was to provide children the opportunity to acquire basic education in a standard environment, Chairman of the Presidential Initiative for the North-East,...

Nigerian troops recapture Baki from Boko Haram

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Army spokesperson Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement several militants were killed and several others captured alive. Seven Boko...

Religious minorities unhappy with President Buhari appointments

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Something very uncommon has been happening in Nigeria for a very long time. Before now, many things went wrong in Nigeria?s governance. But while the...

Nigeria?s Military Sweep across More Terrorist Camp in Borno

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Nigerian troops on Friday entered and cleared more terrorists camps in the northeastern state of Borno as offensive operations against Boko Haram continued in...

Elders demand apology for Boko Haram deaths

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It came with great relief, reading the Press Statement by the Borno Elders Forum, demanding an apology from ex-President Goodluck Jonathan ?over the death...
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Nigerian president calls for settlement of workers’ late payments

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday informed all the state governors in the country to settle all unpaid workers' salaries in their respective states....
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Boko Haram cause more attrocities, kills 43, burns down three villages

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?Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Tuesday killed at least 43 people and burnt down three villages in Borno State, Agence France Presse (AFP) quoted...

Borno Senator Is Dead

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A senator representing Borno Central Senatorial District, Ahmed Zannahas also passed on. Zanna, 59, passed on at his residence in Abuja, Saturday afternoon after...

Boko Haram takes back an important town in Borno

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Boko Haram Islamists have recaptured the strategic town of Marte in northeastern Nigeria?s restive Borno state, a regional official said early on Saturday. ?It...