Troops rescue 95 hostages from Boko Haram enclaves in Borno

The Nigerian Army said on Monday that troops have neutralised three Boko Haram terrorists in different clearance operations in the northeast and rescued 95 hostages from them. Its Director of Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa said in a statement that among those rescued are children and women who are largely being used for farming during the raining season. The statement reads:”in continuation of the ongoing clearance operations tagged “Halaka Dodo” within Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE, the troops of 112 Task Force Battalion and 22 Brigade in collaboration with members…

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Ethical Journalism Network 5-Point Test For Hate Speech

TURNING THE PAGE OF HATE: A MEDIA CAMPAIGN FOR TOLERANCE IN JOURNALISM When it comes to hate speech, journalists and editors must pause and take the time to judge the potential impact of offensive, inflammatory content. The following test, developed by the EJN and based on international standards, highlights questions in the gathering, preparation and dissemination of news and helps place what is said and who is saying it in an ethical context. STATUS OF THE SPEAKER How might their position influence their motives? Should they even be listened to…

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‘How Fulani herdsmen rescued us from kidnappers den’ –Journalist Recounts Experience

A Nigerian journalist simply identified as Adenrele on his social media account has recounted how he and others were rescued from kidnappers den in Ondo state by some Fulani herdsmen. The journalist took to social media to share his experience saying he was travelling along the Owo-Ifon Road in the state when they ambushed by some hefty men who didn’t in any way look like herdsmen. Read the rest of the story below; “Let me share a kidnap story we experienced two days ago in Ondo state. Listen folks, I…

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Bandits Kill 34 People in Zamfara

At least 34 people have been killed after suspected bandits attacked three villages in Shinkafi local government of Zamfara State. The attacks were reported to have taken place on Friday. The affected villages are Gidan Wawo-Katuru, Tungar Kaho-Galadi, and Kyalido-Katuru. A source told TheCable that the attackers, who came on motorcycles, set many houses on fire and shot at those within their sight. Mohammed Shehu, police public relations officer (PPRO) in Zamfara, confirmed the attack but said normalcy had been restored in the villages. “In order to forestall future occurrence…

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Army kills 9 key Boko Haram “social media personalities”

By NAN The Nigerian Army on Monday said it killed nine ”social media personalities” of the Islamic State for West African Province(ISWAP)Col. Sagir Musa, Army Director Public Relations, who disclosed this in a statement, said the annihilation of members of the Boko Haram media team further confirmed that the Nigerian Army has decimated the group and they no longer have freedom of action. He gave the names as: ”Abu Hurayra al-Barnawi, Ali al-Ghalam al-Kajiri, Abu Musab Muhammed Mustafa al-Maiduguri, Abu Abdullah Ali al-Barnawi, and Abu Musa al-Camerooni. ”Others are Ahmed…

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President Buhari condemns attacks by bandits in Sokoto

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday expressed deep shock and sadness over the death of scores of people during Saturday’s banditry attacks in three communities in Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State. A statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Sunday, said the President had since been briefed about the incident while arrests had so far been made by the Police. He condoled with Gov. Aminu Tambuwal and the people of the State over the tragic incident. The President condemned…

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Boko Haram attacks military bases in Borno, steal arms: sources

AFP Boko Haram jihadists have carried out multiple attacks on military bases in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, overrunning three of them and stealing weapons, security sources said Monday. army, sources from the military and militia said. There were no immediate details on casualties. In the latest incident, on Sunday, the insurgents made a failed attempt to seize a base in the town of Dikwa following a predawn attack. “The terrorists attacked troops in Dikwa around 4:00 am (0300 GMT) but the attack was repelled without casualty on our side,” a military…

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Security Forces repelled ‘Boko Haram’ attack on worshippers in Borno

By NAN [FILE] Troops of the MNJTF in conjunction with national forces over the last few days have continued to inflict human and equipment casualties on Boko Haram. Photo/Twitter/HQNigerianArmyNigerian security forces on Saturday repelled attack by ‘Boko Haram’ insurgents in Sajeri community of Maiduguri metropolis in Borno. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the insurgents launched the attack targetting worshippers who were observing midnight Ramadan prayers (Tahajjud) in Sajeri ward in the outskirt of Maiduguri. A Competent security source who prefered anonymity told NAN that the insurgents stormed the…

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ETSU NUPE DONATES LAND FOR NSCDC TRAINING SCHOOL

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu played host to the Etsu Nupe, His Royal Highness Yahaya Abubakar who was on a courtesy visit to the Headquarters of the Corps in Abuja. Gana in his welcome address acknowledged the roles and contributions of the Royal Father to the Corps from inception, as one of the pillars behind the success of the Corps, as well as the land donated for the building of training school in Bida Niger State, the goodwill to the Corps…

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Police apprehends 24 suspected bandits, kidnappers in Kogi

Kogi Police command, on Thursday arrested 24 persons suspected to be kidnappers, armed robbers and bandits. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Hakeem Busari, stated this on Thursday in Lokoja, while briefing newsmen. He said that four persons – Adamu Hassan, Umar Salihu, Ibrahim Musa, Usman Abubakar and Muhammed Bello – suspected to be herdsmen were arrested on a tip-off by operatives of “Operation Puff Adder”. Busari said that the police had received distress calls and other information that the suspects were behind series of kidnapping on Obajana-Kabba…

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