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Boko Haram’s Shekau reappears, criticises Cameroon ‘lies’

Boko Haram’s elusive leader has made his first appearance in months, claiming responsibility for a spate of suicide bombings and rejecting claims that scores of his fighters have been killed. Abubakar Shekau spoke for nearly 20 minutes of a 27-minute video on Friday, in a trademark pose in front of …

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Nigeria’s ex-President rejects claims he refused UK help to rescue Chibok girls

Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, says he didnot refuse an offer by the British government to help in the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls in 2014. A statement by his spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, said then President Jonathan did not rebuff the UK’s offer but rather personally sent correspondence to …

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Nigeria: Suicide bomb attack destroys 3 fuel trucks in Borno

Multiple explosions rocked the outskirts of Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri early on Friday, killing three suicide bombers, the emergency service and police said. The blasts on Damboa road in the restive city were triggered when one of the bombers detonated his explosives, Ibrahim Abdulkadir, of the National Emergency Management …

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Nigerian musician Innocent Idibia donates $11,000 to UNHCR for humanitarian efforts

Nigerian music icon, Innocent Idibia – known by his stage name Tuface, has donated 3.5 million naira to the UN refugee office in the country. He has also disclosed that a charity concert will be held in June to help raise more funds. The funds which come up to over …

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Niger: Terrorist attack kills 15 soldiers

Fifteen soldiers were killed and 19 wounded in a attack by “terrorist elements” in western Niger, authorities said Thursday. “A Niger army patrol was attacked by terrorist elements at 15:00 GMT north of Tilwa (on Wednesday). We have 15 dead and 19 wounded in our ranks,” said Colonel Toure Seydou …

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Nigeria: 2 soldiers dead and many injured over Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army on Thursday evening foiled a Boko Haram attack that targeted Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in the country’s north-east. The attack according to local media sources was two-pronged. The face-to-face combat between the army and insurgents before the detonation of three suicide bombs. Six suspected Boko …

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