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Over 400 Boko Haram fighters and affiliates arrested

LAGOS, Nigeria —Reports from Maiduguri, a terrain raptured in the Boko Haram’s insurgency operation, say Nigerian soldiers have apprehended more than 400 people linked to the Boko Haram extremist group thumping on the islands of Lake Chad. These include fighters, wives and their children. Military authorities say a two-week operation led to the of arrests of several Boko Haram fighters and affiliates in recent months in northeast Nigeria. The operation included air and ground offensives targeting insurgents’ locations, according to Col. Onyema Nwachukwu. The military arrested 167 Boko Haram fighters, 67 women and 173 children who were relatives of...

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Nigeria to increase investments in renewable energy

LAGOS, Nigeria — The Nigerian government on Wednesday, December 13 said it targeting increased investments in the renewable energy sector to promote industrialization of the most populous country in Africa, according to Nigeria’s minister of science and technology Ogbonnaya Onu. “The federal government will initiate legislative and judicial framework that will enhance utilization of the sector,” Onu said. Renewable energy, Onu added, could be used in the energy mix to create jobs, reduce poverty and help raise the standard of living for rural residents in the country. The minister noted that the level of renewable energy exploitation for the generation...

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Two teenage girl suicide bombers killed 4 people Nigeria’s north

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Northern Nigeria LAGOS, Nigeria–The Nigerian town of Gwoza, in the country’s north, was attacked by two teenage girl suicide bombers, killing at least four people, officials said. The spokesman for the Military Command and Control Center in Maiduguri, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Tuesday said that the attack was carried out Monday evening. He said local defense forces noticed the girls and shot one, detonating her vest and killing only her. The spokesman said the other girl managed to gain access to the crowded residential area in Borno state and detonated herself, killing four others. The colonel...

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Boko Haram killed Six Nigerian soldiers in ambushes

LAGOS, Nigeria —Reports from Nigeria revealed that at least six soldiers were killed in two separate Boko Haram ambushes in northeast Nigeria. Military and civilian militia sources said the attacks occurred on Monday. Military sources also confirmed that on Sunday four troops were killed and 12 injured when their convoy was attacked near Damboa, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. Prior, two soldiers were killed in the same area on Saturday according to authorities. The attacks took place days after the military replaced the officer commanding the troops battling Boko Haram following a stream of attacks,...

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UN calls N.E.Nigeria’s humanitarian emergency as “most severe”

LAGOS, Nigeria––The United Nations on Monday declared the humanitarian emergency condition in the twitchy Nigeria’s North-East region as among the most severe in the world. The Humanitarian Coordinator of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Edward Kallon, who issued the UN statement in Maiduguri, the Borno capital on Monday, said humanitarian needs in the region persist and are vast. The UN has apportioned 13.4 million U.S. dollars for Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) to upkeep over 1 million people in need of dire life-saving aid in the war-ravaged region, said Edward Kallon. Kallon said 8.5 million...

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