UPDATED: At least 230 killed in Mogadishu suicide attack

Death toll in the massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday has risen to at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the ...

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BOKO HARAM MENACE: Nigeria, others to get $54m support from US

Boko Haram battle police in Kano

Speaking at a symposium organised by the United States Institute of Peace, Thomas Shannon Jr, US Under Secretary for Political Affairs, disclosed that US Government has said it will give 54 million dollars in addition to humanitarian assistance to Nigeria, ...

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Fleeing Boko Haram commander arrested in Ondo

The military authorities have announced the arrest of Idris Babawo, a top commander of the Boko Haram sect. Information released by Sani Usman, army spokesman, indicates that the Ondo police command captured Babawo in the state. Usman said Babawo, who also ...

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Suicide bombers attack Borno kill 15

Not less than 15 people were killed on Monday when two suicide bombers struck civilians receiving aid in Borno state, a rescue worker and a member of the civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) have reported. “There were twin suicide explosions ...

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Military declares IPOB terrorist group

The defence headquarters has branded the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a “militant terrorist organisation” and urged parents to dissuade their wards from joining the group. In a statement in Abuja on Friday, John Enenche, the director, defence information, restated ...

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PANDEF reminds army of how Boko Haram started, warns against operation in the south-east

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has reminded the Nigerian army of how the Boko Haram insurgency started and warned against replicating it through the ongoing ‘Operation Python Dance 2’ in the south-east. The group gave the warning in reaction to ...

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Jonathan didn’t tackle Boko Haram because he didn’t believe it was a serious issue – Obasanjo

A former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in an interview with BBC in Lagos on Monday, said the reason ex-President Goodluck Jonathan did not fight the Boko Haram insurgents early enough is that the latter did not believe it ...

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Chibok boy, Ahmadu paralysed by Boko Haram flies to Dubai for treatment

A six-year-old boy from Chibok, in Borno state, Ali Ahmadu, who was overrun and paralysed by Boko Haram insurgents’ motorcycles in 2014, has been flown abroad for corrective spinal cord surgery. Dickens Sanomi Foundation, a charity group based in Abuja, ...

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COAS orders deployment of troops in south-east to stop ‘violent’ agitations

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai, has ordered the deployment of troops in the south-east to quell “violent” secessionist agitations. Speaking on behalf of Buratai at a news conference on Friday, DD Ahmadu, army chief of training and ...

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Army reportedly kills two deputies to Boko Haram leader Shekau killed

Two Boko Haram commanders and deputies to Abubakar Shekau, a factional leader of the terror group, were killed in successful military operations at Alafa in Borno on Sallah day, an official has said. The Army spokesman, Sani Usman, said in ...

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