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Boko Haram insurgents disguised as soldiers kill 142 in northeastern...
Posted On 09/22/2013 10:56:08 by lagosadmin
The insurgents, suspected to be from Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, also burned scores of homes and buildings in the assault and left corpses littering the roadside.The motivation behind the assault was not immediately clear, but Boko Haram members have repeatedly carried out revenge attacks against residents over the emergence of vigilante groups that have formed to assist the military.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Widows of Slain Soldiers Receive N12 Million Compensation - Vanguard
Posted On 09/03/2013 06:56:20 by lagosadmin
Lagos — Emotions ran high, yesterday, at the 81 Division Headquarters of the Nigerian Army, Victoria Island, Lagos, as widows of military personnel killed by members of the Boko Haram sect last month in Maiduguiri, Borno State were presented a cheque of N1 million each. The widows, numbering 12, majority of whom were between 20 and 30 years, including their children, broke down in uncontrollable tears,[Finish Article ]... Read More

Gunmen kidnap Lebanese man in south Nigeria, wound three soldiers -...
Posted On 07/09/2013 10:56:14 by lagosadmin
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Nigeria: Gunmen Abduct Three Soldiers, Kill Another in Midnight Yobe...
Posted On 06/29/2013 05:56:12 by lagosadmin
"The attack was a bad one because a soldier was killed and the terrorists kidnapped three other soldiers to an unknown destination," he said on Friday. "Some of our search team are combing within and outside the neighborhoods of Potiskum for the missing soldiers. A helicopter gun ship had been deployed from Maiduguri to join in the search team this morning," he added.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Nigeria says 14 Militants, 3 Soldiers Killed in Latest Fighting - VOA -...
Posted On 05/19/2013 19:56:05 by lagosadmin
It was only last Tuesday that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan ordered the immediate deployment of thousands of soldiers to the north to fight Boko Haram, a militant group that has been blamed for thousands of deaths in the past four years.  But as of Sunday, the military says 24 Boko Haram members have been killed and another 85 captured in the offensive. VOA could not independently verify the military claims because roads to affected areas are blocked and communications networks ar... Read More

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