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Boko Haram insurgents now conceal bombs in attractive objects – DHQ; arrests 5 out of 100 ‘most wanted’ terrorists

Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has alerted the general public that the Boko Haram insurgents have resorted to concealing bombs in attractive objects. Director of Defence Information, DDI, Colonel Rabe Abubakar, who disclosed this, Wednesday, in Abuja at a media briefing, also revealed that after the military has so far arrested five …

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Italian police, EFCC arrest 3 more Nigerians for internet fraud

An operation which brought together 750 police officers from the Italian, Spanish, Polish, English, Belgian, Georgian, Turkish and Cameroonian police, with the support of Europol and Interpol, and with the coordination of Eurojust, has led to the arrest of three more Nigerians involved various degrees of fraudulent activities across Europe. …

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$2.6bn arms procurement scandal: Stop playing politics with serious issues — Jonathan advises Pres. Buhari

Former Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has for the first time waded into $2.6 arms procurement scandal which has seen the arrest of former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki, advising the Federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari to desist from ‘playing politics with serious issues.’ Jonathan who said his …

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Boko Haram: Army clarifies reports of casualties; re-groups for Sambisa attack

The Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, has confirmed earlier reports which claimed that Nigerian troops suffered heavy casualties attempting to storm the epicentre of the Sambisa forest in Borno in the push against the Boko Haram insurgents, Thursday. The troops ‘had slight setback within the week. …

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Kano terror attacks: NEMA confirms 19 dead; Buhari urges vigilance; as U.S denounces ‘callous terrorist acts’

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed 19 fatalities from  Wednesday’s twin suicide bomb attacks at the Farm Centre, a popular mobile phone market in Kano city, just as it said over 100 people received various degree of injuries in the attack which occurred in the afternoon. Two female …

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Commandos storm Bamako hotel attacked by Islamists, dozens freed; ‘attackers spoke with Nigerian accent’ — Witnesses

Malian commandos stormed a luxury hotel in Bamako, Friday after Islamist gunmen took 170 people including many foreigners hostage in the capital of the former French colony, which has been battling rebels allied to al Qaeda for several years. Dozens of people were reported to have escaped or been freed, …

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Nigeria Air Force pounds Sambisa forest; -Destroys Boko Haram logistics…No soldiers missing – Commander

BY ABDULLAHI ISAH, MAIDUGURI The Nigeria Air Force has said that the air component of Operation Lafiya Dole is intensifying the bombardment of terrorists’ locations in the Sambisa forest and its environs to bring to an end the Boko Haram insurgency that has bedeviled the North-East geo-political zone of the …

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Deputy senate leader, Ekweremadu escapes assassination attempt

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, reportedly escaped an assassination attempt, Tuesday, according to a statement by his Special Media Assistant, Mr. Uche Anichukwu. “The attempt occurred at about 10:00am between Apo Flyover and Dantata Construction Company’s yard, close to the Old Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Headquarters …

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