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Explosions, shooting in Kano as troops and militants clash

Explosions, shooting in Kano as troops and militants clash

by Adeola Balogun The Kano metropolis was wracked with violence this morning after multiple explosions and gunshots were heard in an area of the city. The shelling of ammunition was evidence...

 

Boko Haram: Troops intensify search for alleged local financier

Boko Haram: Troops intensify search for alleged local financier

 by ‘Jola Sotubo The efforts to nip the terror of Boko Haram in the bud are heating up as security troops are reportedly hot on the trail of a businessman suspected of providing the finances...

 

#InCaseYouMissedIt: FG deploys troops to Nasarawa after Ombatse cult attack

#InCaseYouMissedIt: FG deploys troops to Nasarawa after Ombatse cult attack

by Oge Okonkwo The Federal Government has ordered an immediate deployment of troops to Nasarawa State, as members of the dreaded Ombatse ethnic militia continue to threaten the peace and security...

 

State of Emergency: Troops, fighter jets deployed to restive northeast

State of Emergency: Troops, fighter jets deployed to restive northeast

by Isi Esene Following the enactment of an emergency situation in three states in Nigeria including Yobe, Adamawa and Borno by President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday, the military has undertaken...

 

John Campbell: Is the upsurge in violence in Northern Nigeria connected to Mali?

John Campbell: Is the upsurge in violence in Northern Nigeria connected to Mali?

by John Campbell As for the attempted assassination, the emir of Kano has become a controversial figure. He is a potential target from a number of different quarters. High profile, violent killings...

 

Analysis: Seriously, what are Nigeria’s soldiers doing in Mali?

Analysis: Seriously, what are Nigeria’s soldiers doing in Mali?

by Sylvester Awenlimobor With Nigeria currently facing a seemingly unending war against Islamic militants in the North, there is a fear that with its military personnel a bit decimated…...

 

Here we go again: Explosion in Kogi kills 2 soldiers

Here we go again: Explosion in Kogi kills 2 soldiers

by Vincent Ehiabhi Abuja bombings An IED has killed two soldiers and injured five others, Saturday in Okene, Kogi state. An army spokesman added that they were part of the contingent set to be...

 

Mali conflict: Nigerian troops lead West African contingent

France has increased its troop strength in Mali to 1,400 to help fight militant Islamists in the north, the French defence minister has said. Close to 200 Nigerian troops are also due to arrive...

 

Fear grips Kano residents as police defuse explosive devices

Fear grips Kano residents as police defuse explosive devices

by Isi Esene There was panic in Kano yesterday with the discovery of several high-calibre Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) behind a popular bakery along Rijiyar Zaki quarters of the northern...