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Soldiers in gun battle with insurgents over ‘attempt to take over Borno town’

    Soldiers in gun battle with insurgents over ‘attempt to take over Borno town’

There was heavy gunfire in Dikwa, a town in Borno, on Monday, as insurgents attempted to take over the area. The attack on Dikwa comes nine days after a previous

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Troops recapture Borno town — after army chief’s 48-hour ultimatum 

    Troops recapture Borno town — after army chief’s 48-hour ultimatum 

The Nigerian army has recaptured Marte, an area in Borno state, from the hold of suspected members of the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP).  Mohammed Yerima, army spokesperson,

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Police: Unknown gunmen forcing Borno residents to flee to Yobe

    Police: Unknown gunmen forcing Borno residents to flee to Yobe

The Yobe police command says incessant attacks by “unknown gunmen” have forced residents of four local governments in Borno state to flee into Yobe communities. A statement by Dungus Abdulkarim,

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Mohammed El-Kanemi, Emir of Dikwa, is dead

    Mohammed El-Kanemi, Emir of Dikwa, is dead

Mohammed El-Kanemi, Emir of Dikwa in Borno state, is dead. Babakura Abba-Jato, the Borno commissioner for information, announced his death in a statement on Saturday. Abba-Jato said El-Kanemi, who is

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SPECIAL REPORT: How female IDPs are getting back their livelihoods

  SPECIAL REPORT: How female IDPs are getting back their livelihoods

BY TITLOPE FADARE When Liyatu Ayuba arrived at Durumi settlement in Abuja, after fleeing a Boko Haram attack in Gwoza,

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Troops ‘kill 3’ Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

  Troops ‘kill 3’ Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

Three Boko Haram insurgents have been reportedly killed in Tukunshe village, about 20 kilometres north of Maiduguri, the Borno capital,

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Zabarmari killing: Borno govt distributes cash, food items to 48 bereaved families

  Zabarmari killing: Borno govt distributes cash, food items to 48 bereaved families

A committee set up by Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has distributed N600,000 each to 48 families who lost

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‘Stop paying lip service to security’ — JNI hits FG

  ‘Stop paying lip service to security’ — JNI hits FG

The Jamatu Nasir Islam (JNI), an umbrella body for Muslims, has accused the federal government of paying lip service to

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Fayemi on insecurity: Military overwhelmed, governors frustrated

  Fayemi on insecurity: Military overwhelmed, governors frustrated

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says the military is overwhelmed in the handling Nigeria’s security challenges. Fayemi, who chairs

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‘I was only explaining military procedure’ — Garba Shehu clarifies comment on slain farmers

  ‘I was only explaining military procedure’ — Garba Shehu clarifies comment on slain farmers

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says his comment that the farmers killed in Borno state did not get military clearance to visit

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