Nigerian Armed Forces

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Sep 15th, 2014
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By CNA The militant Islamic group Boko Haram has surrounded Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, according to local leaders who charge that the national government is not doing enough to combat the group. “The insurgents have rendered impassable almost all the roads leading to Maiduguri,” the Boko ...
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Jul 15th, 2014
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by Obinna Akukwe This is a passionate pea to world leaders viz Obama, Hollande, Merkel, Putn, Jinping , Ban Ki Moon and other leaders to do something urgent before the Boko Haram Jihadists gang-rape to death the over 250 school girls abducted in Chibok in April and another set of teenagers and young ...
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Jul 8th, 2014
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By Kallys Albert Sr. Based on my own personal recollections, some families, parents and I, regard the military as an institution embodied with discipline, enlarged union, commitment and drive, while others perceive it as a chastisement ground. Perhaps this later perception derives support from the ri...
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Apr 17th, 2014
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by Eyenisong Ibibio By now the sponsors and promoters of the Islamic group known as “Boko Haram” would have seen the futility of their ambition if the aims were to seek relevance and attention or to achieve outright political power levers. Boko Haram has become a monster, an uncontrollable monster th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 24th, 2014
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A killing of insurgents in northern Nigeria may have actually been a heinous attack on local young men merely rounded up and detained, according to a New York Times account. By John Campbell, On March 14, insurgents labeled “Boko Haram” attacked the Giwa Barracks, a major army facility in the norther...
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Jan 29th, 2014
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by Osita Ebiem “We are…calling on Muslims in this part of the world to be well prepared because, very soon, we would launch a full scale war between the Muslims and the Christians.” – Abubakar Shekau declared in February, 2011. In the interest of those who might believe differently, the a...
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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...
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Jan 3rd, 2013
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KANO, Nigeria — Nigerian soldiers have killed five gunmen believed to belong to the Islamist group Boko Haram while losing a soldier and a policeman during a gunbattle in the country’s volatile northeast, the military said on Thursday. Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, the military spokesman in Maiduguri, t...
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Dec 19th, 2012
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President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said that the country is more important than personal, religious and ethnic differences, urging Nigerians to rise above individual differences and promote values that bind the country together. Speaking at the emblem appeal launch for the 2013 Armed Forces Remem...
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Oct 2nd, 2012
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While the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, GCFR and the commander in chief of the Armed Forces, was giving his Independence Day address on NTA, the head of the terrorist leadership Mujahdeen Abubakar Shekau, Supreme Commander of the Jammatu Ahlis Sunnati Ludawati Wahl Jihad aka ...