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Whoa! African Governments, Not Religion, are Pushing Their Young People into Extremism

Nigerian Army repels several Boko Haram attacks

Africans who didn’t sing the national anthem as a child are more likely to be recruited into violent extremist groups. Those living in the periphery of their country with less access to education and health services are more vulnerable, as are those with less involved parents. Exposure to state violence, not religious ideology, is a better predictor of radicalization. These ...

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How Nigerian Army, Airforce Conquered Boko Haram Terrorists inside Sambisa Forest [VIDEO]

A video clip of fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists from Camp Zairo, Sambisa Forest following Air bombardment and takeover of their camp by the Nigerian troops has been provided by the Nigerian Army to further prove that the Army has indeed won the battle. Army Spokesman, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman confirmed the authenticity of the video. Camp Zairo in the Sambisa ...

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BREAKING: How 21 Missing Chibok Girls Were Freed

The Nigerian government has given an insight into the negotiations that led to the release of 21 Chibok school girls, Premium Times reports. A confirmation the girls had been freed came Thursday morning. The girls –nearly 300 – were abducted by the extremist sect Boko Haram on April 14, 2014, from a secondary school in Chibok. Some 50 of the ...

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Borno Governor Leaves Government House, Relocates to Another Town

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Wednesday temporarily moved his office to Bama, a town badly destroyed by the Boko Haram. The governor did that as part of commencement of the reconstruction of the liberated communities. Mr. Shettima, who arrived Bama on Wednesday afternoon, said the destroyed city, the third largest in the state, would from Wednesday become the ...

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US to Buhari: This is How You Can Defeat Boko Haram

United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, said yesterday that the use of force alone cannot end insurgency. Rather, he said the Federal Government should seek reasons Boko Haram terrorists are attacking NIgerians. Condemning insurgency, Kerry said: ‘Boko Haram boasts of no agenda more than to burn schools and places of worships.’ They also kill and maim people, especially ...

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BREAKING: Nigerian Army Says It Has Injured the Leader of Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force says it has injured the so called Boko Haram leader,  Abubakar Shekau, with many other members feared dead. This was revealed in a press statement made available by Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations.  In what one could describe as the most unprecedented and spectacular air raid, we have just confirmed that as a ...

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Boko Haram Detainees Will Now Be Swapped for Chibok Girls

Indications emerged Friday that the Federal Government has concluded plan to swap the Chibok girls with some Boko Haram members detained at various prisons across the country. It was gathered that as part of the moves, security agencies had started conducting a fresh profiling of the Boko Haram detainees in line with a directive of the Federal Government. Punch quoted ...

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Buhari’s ‘Achievements’ is Nothing if the Economy is Not Fixed

United Capital, a financial and investment services firm, says the modest gains made in battle against Boko Haram could be lost if the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration does not fix the economy. The investment banking firm also said the naira, based on current realities and projections will eventually settle at 360 to a dollar at the interbank market, by the ...

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You Must Release Me from Illegal Detention and Offer Public Apology, Dasuki Tells FG

Detained former National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has dragged the federal government before an Abuja high court to formally challenge his incarceration in the custody of the Department of the State Service (DSS) since December last year without trial. Dasuki in the fresh legal action is praying the court to order his immediate release from the ...

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More Than 1000 Boko Haram Suspects Held in Horrific Conditions, Some Tortured to Death

More than 1,000 people, many arrested arbitrarily, are being held in horrific conditions and dozens are dying from disease and malnutrition or have been tortured to death, as part of the Cameroonian government and security forces crackdown on Boko Haram, Amnesty International revealed in a new report published today. The report Right cause, wrong means: Human rights violated and justice ...

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