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Police recover 46 explosive devices from residential building in Okene – Daily Trust

Police in Kogi on Monday announced the recovery of 46 Improvised Explosive Devices, and the arrest of a suspect from a residential building during an overnight operation.

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The Boko Haram terror chief who came back from the dead

Two years ago, Nigerian security officials thought they had killed Imam Abubakar Shekau. But the leader of the Boko Haram Islamist group is alive and has released a new video threatening the Nigerian state. Wearing a camouflage flak jacket over a pristine white shirt, flanked by two Kalashnikov rifles, the leader of the Nigerian Islamist […]

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Police disappear as #BokoHaram brings terror to the streets

When a city of over 9 million people comes under almost daily assault, the police would normally step up their presence. But not in Kano. In the biggest urban centre in northern Nigeria a new Boko Haram insurgency has inflicted a steady drumbeat of violence since carrying out the deadliest attacks in its history. The […]

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A Critical Appraisal of the Boko Haram Insurgency

Note: This is not an attempt to justify the Boko Haram insurgence which I and many other Muslim maintain is a transgression of the limits set by Islam. It is rather an attempt to understand the genesis behind the violent orgies perpetrated by the group that is claiming innocent lives by the day, preventing peaceful […]

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