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By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 28th, 2013
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Two separate attacks by suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect has left at least 25 members of the Civilian JTF in Dawashi Village of Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, a border town with Niger and Chad Republic residents and officials said on Tuesday. Some five members of volunte...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 21st, 2013
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  Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau | credits: saharareporters.com The Defence Headquarters appears not to have authorised the release of the statement announcing the feared death of the dreaded leader of the Boko Haram Islamic sect, Abubakar Shekau, on Monday. Emerging trend and investigation ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 13th, 2013
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JTF | credits: File copy Operatives of the Joint Task Force have arrested four suspected members of the Boko Haram insurgents at Gonori town in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State Investigation conducted by our correspondent revealed that the four suspected insurgents were arrested during a hou...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 10th, 2013
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Twelve soldiers and seven policemen were killed in recent attacks in Borno by suspected members of the Boko Haram, the commander of the military Joint Task Force (JTF), Major General Jah Ewansiah, has said. The military had last week denied that up to a dozen officers were killed in the Malumfatori a...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 27th, 2013
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SUSPECTED Boko Haram gunmen killed a member of the Borno Vilgilance Youth Group (BVYG) and wounded another at Mainok village of the state on Friday. BVYG members were conveying two suspected members of the sect to Maiduguri when they fell into an ambush at about 6.35pm. Mainok is 58 kilometres west o...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 9th, 2013
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Barely hours after President Goodluck Jonathan left the Borno State capital; multiple explosions were reported to have hit the city of Maiduguri. Witnesses say they heard loud blasts, in Jajeri ward of Budum town, the heart of the insurgency shortly after President Goodluck Jonathan ended his trip th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 17th, 2012
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THE Joint Task Force (JTF) has denied reports that the Boko Haram Islamic sect was planning to attack Maiduguri metropolis and other parts of Borno State. Speaking Monday in Maiduguri, JTF’s spokesman, Lt. Col Sagir Musa said that the alleged planned attack was false. Musa added: “There is absolutely...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 4th, 2012
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My five days in Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria – the epicentre of violence perpetrated by the armed group, Boko Haram – was fraught with danger. I had been trying to get access to report from the city for over a year. I had been told that I needed clearance from the head of NigeriaR...
By benim
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Jan 18th, 2011
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Nigeria’s army says its soldiers have been given permission to shoot to kill to maintain order in the city of Jos. “We are ordered to protect civilians and quell violence by any means necessary,” military spokesman Capt Charles Ekeocha told the BBC. A series of killings and bomb att...