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NGO urges local, int’l aid workers to defeat Boko Haram’s scare tactics

NGO urges local, int’l aid workers to defeat Boko Haram’s scare tactics

*condemns killing of Saifura Khorsa A Non Governmental Organization, the Peace , Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Initiative, PRRI has urged local and International aid workers to put to an end Boko Haram scare tactics. The group also condemned in strong terms the killing by the dreaded Boko Haram sect of one its captive, Saifura Khorsa of

UN, Amnesty International, Red Cross condemn killing of abducted midwife by Boko Haram

Three international organisations, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Amnesty International (AI), and the International Committee for the Cross(ICRC) on Monday strongly condemned the killing of Saifura Khorsa by terrorist group, the Boko Haram. Khorsa, 25 year-old aid worker, who was on duty with the ICRC in Borno State, North

Octogenarians hold rally in Lagos, laud Buhari, Nigerian Army over efforts on war against insurgency

The ongoing war against insurgency took an emotional twist on Friday after a group of octogenarians took to the streets of Lagos to commend President Muhammadu Buhari for decimating the Boko Haram insurgency. The groups during a rally which kick-started from freedom park in Lagos and ended at Alausa Govt House witnessed thousands of the

Disregard Dark Forces Out To Derail Nigerian Army on Battle Against Terrorism, CUPS warns Nigerians

The Coalition of United Patriots and Statesmen (CUPS) has urged Nigerians to disregard dark forces desperately out to distract the Nigerian Army on its onslaught against Terrorism in the country The National Convener of the CUPS, Honourable Gabriel Agibi who briefed newsmen in Abuja today said Nigeria almost lost its respect as a sovereign nation

Buhari fires Seiyefa as DSS boss, appoints Bichi as new helmsman

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday removed Matthew Seiyefa as Director General (DG)of the Department of State Services(DSS). Seiyefa was appointed head of the agency in August in acting capacity by Vice President Yomi Osinbajo after firing then DG Lawal Daura for authorizing the invasion of the National Assembly by DSS operatives. President Buhari was in

Amnesty Int’l demands release of report into alleged armed forces abuses

Amnesty International on Monday called on the Nigerian government to immediately publish the report submitted by a presidential panel which investigated alleged human rights violations by the Nigerian armed forces. The seven-member judicial commission was raised in August 2007 by then-Acting President Yemi Osinbajo while President Muhammadu Buhari was on a lengthy vacation for an

Gudumbali attack: Troops’ superiority over Boko Haram shows confidence in Buhari’s leadership – Group

Coalition for Truth and Justice on Monday said the promptness with which troops of the Nigerian army responded and repelled the Boko Haram attack in Gudumbali inspires hope and confidence in the Nigerian army and it’s leadership to protect the country. The group in a statement signed by its national coordinator, Charles Timothy esq. said

Normalcy returns to Borno community, CJTF, locals confirm

Following Boko Haram’s latest strike in Borno State, some members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) and residents of the community say peace has been restored. Many people were reportedly killed after insurgents dressed in military uniforms carried out an attack in Gundumbali town in Guzamala Local Government Area. Local residents and witnesses had

Group commends troops’ gallantry in repelling Boko Haram at Gudumbali

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has commended the gallantry of the Nigerian Army repelling the remnants of Boko Haram, that had attempted to attack innocent civilians in Gudumbali. The group said the army continues to show commitment in its constitutional role of securing the territorial integrity of Nigeria, despite facing various challenges, from

Dalung asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports development, has asked the federal government to declare state of emergency in states experiencing incessant killings. Dalung said this is necessitated by the failure of the security agencies to end the attacks and bring the killers to book. Plateau, Zamfara, Benue and Taraba are among states where many

Raid on Clark’s home: IGP disbands Special Tactical Squad

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on Friday ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Special Tactical Squad(IGP-SIS) and the redeployment of all its members to other departments and formations of the police, a statement by police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, said. The statement said senior Officers attached to the Squad who were linked “with