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Stamp out terrorism now, Buhari charges West African leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, tasked ECOWAS leaders not to allow terrorist groups destabilise the region. President Buhari, who joined other ECOWAS leaders for the special one-day Summit, which was also attended by leaders of Chad and Mauritania decried that terrorism has become a major security threat across the globe. He said: ‘’Our region

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NYT: Boko Haram Now Stronger, Well Armed with Sophisticated Drones

Controls 4 of 10 zones in northern Borno •Nigerian military demoralised, on defensive, as weapons, vehicles fall into disrepair •West African leaders agree billion-dollar anti-jihadist plan A report just published in The New York Times (NYT) has painted a depressingly grim picture of the Nigerian military in their battle against Boko Haram, claiming the terrorist sect has returned to the

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Police beef up security in Abuja as Shiites hold procession today

• Vow to treat march as act of terrorism • FG plotting to implicate IMN members, sect alleges • Abuja residents worried over possible violent clashes The Nigeria Police Force has beefed up security in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) ahead of today’s Ashura procession by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). The Guardian yesterday witnessed a deployment of police

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DHQ Panel Indicts Army Captain over Wadume’s Escape

Recommends further investigation on alleged gun running with suspect There are strong indications that the panel set up by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) to look into the circumstances surrounding the killing of police detectives by soldiers of 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba State, has indicted an army officer, Captain Tijani Balarabe, who allegedly ordered the killing of the policemen and civilians

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Borno Gov Blames Military’s Super Camps for Fresh Boko Haram’s Onslaught

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum,  has attributed the renewed onslaught by Boko Haram terrorist group to the decision of the military to establish “super camps.” The insurgents attacked Gubio and Magumeri Local Government Areas of the state last week, sacking residents as well as setting their houses and government secretariat on fire. Zulum slammed the much-touted new war strategy,

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NNPC Records 77% Rise in Vandalism of Its Pipelines

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday disclosed that it recorded a 77 per cent rise in cases of oil pipeline vandalism on its network of pipeline infrastructure across the country in June 2019. It said in a statement from its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, that records of the upsurge were contained in its

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