Corruption cripples Nigerian military in the fight against Boko Haram says Transparency International

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The Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday condemned “in strong terms” the latest Transparency International (TI) report alleging massive graft in the defense procurement in the military in the last two years. ` In a press conference on Thursday, Defense Spokesman, … Read More

Multinational task force kills 31 Boko Haram terrorists

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The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Wednesday announced the launch of new operations to clear all remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists in its general Area of Responsibility (AOR) around the Lake Chad region. The operation, involving the MNJTF troops … Read More

Nigeria: UN experts call for reintegration of women, children liberated from Boko Haram

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Three United Nations human rights experts called on Friday on the Government of Nigeria to assist in the rehabilitation and reintegration of women and children who escaped or were liberated from Boko Haram captivity. “As the … Read More

Cameroon: France denies majority of France-made arms were seized from Boko Haram

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Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – The French embassy in Cameroon has strongly denied the allegations, made by the Chadian minister of Communications, Hassan Sally Ben Bakary, that 40% of the armed seized from Boko Haram fighters were made in France, according … Read More

Nigeria: Again, attack on key Nigerian city by Boko Haram repelled

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Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian military, backed by local vigilantes, succeeded on Sunday in repelling the second attack in as many weeks on the North-eastern city of Maiduguri by the terror group Boko Haram. After many hours of heavy exchange … Read More

Ban Ki-moon welcomes AU’s decision to combat Boko Haram

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New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the decision of the African Union (AU) to join forces to stop the advancement of the “murderous campaigns” waged by Boko Haram, stressing the importance of the continent’s collaboration … Read More

Dlamini-Zuma calls for collective African action against Boko Haram

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Member countries of the African Union (AU) must act now and collectively against the progressing threat of terrorism perpetrated by Boko Haram in West Africa, AU Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, said Monday at … Read More

Nigeria: Chibok, where nearly 300 girls were abducted, ‘captured’ by Boko Haram

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Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) – Chibok, the village in Nigeria’s North-east Borno State where nearly 300 girls were abducted more than six months ago, has now been captured by the insurgent group Boko Haram that abducted the girls, according to local … Read More

Nigeria: School girl freed by Boko Haram ‘pregnant’

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Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) – A school girl believed to have been set free by the insurgent group Boko Haram, which abducted over 200 girls in April, is ”pregnant and mentally ill”, the local media reported Friday, quoting Pogus Bitrus, the … Read More

Nigeria: Jonathan requests Senate approval for US$1 billion loan to fight Boko Haram

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, formally asked Wednesday for US$1 billion to equip the Nigerian military towards combatting Boko Haram activities in Nigeria. In a letter dated July 15, 2014, titled ‘Tackling On-going Security Challenges: Need for Urgent Action’ and addressed … Read More

Nigeria: Boko Haram releases four sick school girls

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Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s terror group Boko Haram has released, due to illness, four of the over 200 school girls it abducted in the northern town of Chibok almost one-and-a-half months ago. The release of the girls on Tuesday brings to … Read More

Nigeria: Boko Haram signals willingness to negotiate over abducted girls | Boko Haram signale sa volonté de négocier la libération des filles enlevées

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) – Nigeria’s terror sect Boko Haram signaled Monday its intention to negotiate the release of the over 200 school girls with the authorities, following the release of a new video by sect leader Abubakar Shekau. Shekau, … Read More

Ethiopia/AU: AU Commission Chair condemns girls’ abduction in Nigeria

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has totally condemned the abduction of over 200 schools girls in Nigeria by the Boko Haram terrorist group. Addressing the situation of the … Read More

Nigeria: Leader of protests on abducted girls ”arrested”

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Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The leader of the ongoing protest seeking government action to rescue the over 200 abducted school girls was arrested and detained by the police today, according to the Premium Times newspaper. The police reportedly picked up … Read More

Nigeria establishes new Army Division to fight Boko Haram

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Brigadier General Chris Olukolade By PANA Abuja, Nigeria – The Nigerian government has approved a new Army Division which will Monday take over counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations against the militant Islamic sect Boko Haram in the country’s North-East, Nigeria’s Defence Spokesman, … Read More