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Troops Kill 11 Boko Haram Terrorists Near Cameroon Border

A group of terrorists attempting to escape into Cameroon through Taraba and Gumti in Adamawa State have come under heavy fire from troops on patrol of the area in the ongoing counter-terrorism campaign,Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters has said. Defence Spokesman,Major General Chris Olukolade said in a statement that the suspected terrorists who had been trapped as a result of ongoing offensive by troops along ...

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More Weapons Captured As Troops Abort Attacks On Bama, Ngurosoye -DHQ

Troops on patrol during the weekend dislodged a band of terrorists who were about to attack some settlements in the outskirt of Bama and Ngurosoye,the Defence Heaquarters,DHQ has said. “ About 18 terrorists died in the encounter. 16 burnt AK 47 rifles were found in the debris while 5 Pickup vehicles, 7 Gulf cars and one Hillux truck were destroyed. A total of 75 villagers were screened and released in the c ...

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Wazobia FM Staff,Akas Baba Kidnapped in PortHarcourt

A broadcast journalist, Mr Anthony Akatakpo has been kidnapped in PortHarcourt.Mr Akatakpo popularly known as Akas Baba is a staff of Steam and Globe Broadcasting and Communications Limited, owners of of Cool FM, Wazobia FM and Nigeria Info.Akas Baba works specifically with Wazobia FM PortHarcourt. He was kidnapped early Thursday after being beaten and shot in the leg by the kidnappers, an official statemen ...

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One Massacre Too Many –By Aminu Tambuwal at special session for terror victims

BEING TEXT OF AN ADDRESS BY THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RT. HON. AMINU WAZIRI TAMBUWAL, CFR, ON TUESDAY, 11TH MARCH, 2014, ON THE “DAY OF MOURNING” SPECIAL SESSION OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO REMEMBER STUDENTS AND OTHER NIGERIANS KILLED THROUGH TERRORISM My dear Honourable colleagues, 1. I welcome you back to the Plenary Session of the House of Representatives. In the last two weeks, vario ...

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Jonathan approves shake up in aviation ministry

The Federal Government has announced a major shake up in the Ministry of Aviation.A statement by Mr Sam Nwaobasi, special assistant (Media) to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation announced new heads for FAAN,NAMA,NCAT,and NCAA among others. The statement said Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President of has approved the re-organization in the Ministry of Aviation thus:“Engr. Saleh Dumona (Directo ...

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Police Service Commission promotes 1, 402 officers

The Police Service Commission today Wednesdayapproved the promotion of Mr. Adeola Adeniji Adeleke from the rank of CP to AIG as well as 1, 401 other Police officers to various ranks. A statement by Ferdinand U. Ekpe,Asst Director (Press and Public Relations) said those elevated from the rank of Deputy Commissioners to Commissioners are: Abdul Bube, Abubakar Marafa, Dan Bature, Karma Hosea Hassan, Augustine ...

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Rivers Crisis: IGP Orders Thorough Investigation

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar has ordered a full scale investigation into the incident, last Sunday, in Rivers State, where the Police have been alleged to have shot Senator Magnus Abe with rubber bullets. A statement by Force Spokesman,CSP Frank Mba said in a bid to ensure a speedy probe of the incident, a special team of investigators from the Force CID, headed by CP Idris Umar Farouk, ...

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(Updated)FCTA Urges National Defence College To Move Out Of Abuja City

The FCT Administration has urged the National Defence College, Abuja to complete and move to their permanent site along the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway (Airport Road) within two years. The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed CON made the call when the Commandant of the College, Rear Admiral Patrick Agholor paid him a courtesy call in his office at Area 11, Garki I District, Abuja on Friday. Th ...

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Over 165 Terror Suspects To Be Released On Presidential Directive

Over 165 persons apprehended in the course of military operations on terror in three states in the North-East are to be released from custody in compliance with Presidential directive,Director,Defence Information,Major General Chris Olukolade said in a statement on Friday . The statement added that the suspects are those earlier recommended for release by the Joint Investigation Team, (JIT) set up by the De ...

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Military Kills 56 Terrorists At Alafa Forest ,7 Others On Lake Chad Islands

Nigerian security forces have launched ground and air operations on terrorists locations in the Forest at ALAFA, about 21km from Bama, Borno State,a statement by Major General Chris Olukolade ,director defence information said. He disclosed that “over 56 terrorists died in the ensuing intensive fight over the weekend. Two soldiers were wounded in the operation which is meant to track fleeing terrorists.” “A ...

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