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High-profile Boko Haram member arrested at senator’s home

MAIDUGURI (Codewit) – Nigerian authorities said Friday they had arrested an alleged high-profile member of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram at the home of a senator in the violence-torn Nigerian city of Maiduguri. The statement from a military task force in Maiduguri did not name the senator and provided few other details. There have been […]

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Nigeria: Three Boko Haram suspects killed in failed mosque attack

MAIDUGURI — Three suspected Boko Haram members who allegedly came from Bama council area, Saturday evening, and stormed the El-Amin Daggash Mosque in Government Reserved Area in Maiduguri, Borno State with the intention of killing Islamic cleric, Modu Mustapha, while preaching during Tafsir (Ramadan preaching), were lynched by angry mob. Our correspondent gathered that the […]

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Boko Haram: HRW Warns against Amnesty for Killers

Global watchdog, Human Rights Watch (HRW), has cautioned the federal government’s  Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North against granting amnesty to members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, who have committed serious human rights violations, including extra-judicial killings. Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Committee and the Minister of Special […]

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Man Hands over Boko Haram Son to JTF

 A 60-year old Maiduguri based businessman, Friday, turned in his son, a member of the deadly Boko Haram sect, to the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Restore Order. It was gathered from a source within the family that the son before departing from the family house few days ago had threatened to kill his father. […]

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Terrorism: Nigeria seeks Japan’s co-operation

ABUJA—Minister of State for Defence, Erelu Olusola Obada, has solicited the cooperation of Japan, on terrorism and other security challenges confronting the country. Speaking while inaugurating the Japanese government funded participants hostel for Peace Support Operation, PSO, courses at National Defence College, NDC, the minister noted that both countries had been strategic partners on other […]

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Dialogue Committee: Proscription of Boko Haram, Ansaru Won’t Foreclose Our Work

The proscription of Boko Haram and Ansaru will in no way halt the work of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North. This is just as the National Assembly and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Wednesday threw their weight behind the proscription of the two terrorist groups. Speaking […]

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Boko Haram Attacked Bama With Army Uniform.

"let the human right organizations come to Bama and see the genocide committed by Boko Haram and tell us whether those they killed have no right to live” – Army. The insurgents usually wear military uniforms to attack homes, shops and business premises… “Instead of people to appreciate our efforts they always condemn us, now […]