• Written by OLATOKUNBO ADESANYA
  • Category: Press Release

Nigerian Airforce on top gear to find abducted Dapchi girls

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed additional air assets, including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, to the Northeast in a renewed effort at locating the missing Dapchi girls.

Before now, following confirmation of reports that some of the girls were yet to be accounted for, the NAF had deployed some ISR platforms and helicopters to search for and possibly locate the missing girls as well as the rogue Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs).

Although these search

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  • Written by SK Usman
  • Category: Press Release

COAS visits troops at the frontline

In his bid to further boast troops morale and see things for himself, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General TY Buratai along with some Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquarters and Commanders, undertook operational visit to troops locations in the north east with specific emphasis on Sambisa forest on Saturday 17th February 2018. His first port of call was Bitta, where he was received by the General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander, Sector 1

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  • Written by SEGUN ADEYEMI
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FG confirms 110 missing Dapchi girls, steps up rescue efforts - Official

The Federal Government has confirmed that 110 students of the Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State, are so far unaccounted for, after insurgents believed to be from a faction of Boko Haram invaded their school on Monday (19 Feb. 2018).

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the figure after a meeting between a Federal Government Delegation and representatives of key stakeholders, including the state government, the college, the

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  • Written by Nicholas Rogers
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Nicholas updates public on Lafiya Dole operations

LIVE PRESS BRIEFING ON ACTIVITIES OF OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE BY MAJOR GENERAL ROGERS NICHOLAS THEATRE COMMANDER ON WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2018

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PRESS BRIEFING

1. I am delighted to welcome you to the monthly update on the activities of Operation LAFIYA DOLE. Over the past one and a half months, our troops have remained resilient, dauntless and focused on the Counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in the North East. A review of the activities within this period

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  • Written by ABDULLAHI BEGO
  • Category: Press Release

JUST-IN: Yobe govt announces rescue of missing girls by Nigerian troops

IMPORTANT PUBLIC INFORMATION UPDATE ON GGSTC DAPCHI STUDENTS

The Yobe State Government hereby informs the public that some of the girls at Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) whose school was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists last Monday have been rescued by gallant officers and men of the Nigerian Army from the terrorists who abducted them.

The rescued girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army.

We will provide more details about their number and condition in due

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Again, ICRC facilitates release of 13 abducted persons, including UNIMAID lecturers

10 February, 2018

Nigeria: ICRC facilitates hand-over of 13 released persons

Abuja/Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today facilitated the handover -- from the armed opposition to the Nigerian military -- of 10 women police officers and three university professors.

This operation in north-east Nigeria, with the ICRC acting as a neutral intermediary, was carried out at the request of the parties to the ongoing armed conflict.

“We are so pleased that these 13

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