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Members of the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN receive the news of the passing away of Nigeria's Ambassador to the US, Prof Adebowale Adefuye with heavy hearts. However we are thankful to God that not only was he a believer, he lived a life worthy of praise to his maker.
Ambassador Adefuye was a true Nigerian patriot, an envoy par excellence, a notable scholar, an exemplary family man and an incredibly good-spirited human being. He would be sorely missed.
Adeebowale Ibidapo Adefuye, a historian who served as Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States, has died in Washington, DC, SaharaReporters just learned.
Authorities said on Friday that a boy, 14, had been arrested for spying on security procedures at Abuja's airport.
Security forces are working to prevent "any possible attack and to ensure adequate security at the airports" in response, the agency said.
It said agents are still searching for militants who were directing the boy.
Long before the Islamist militant group Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls from Chibok in April, Abba Aji Kalli watched his country descend into madness. Kalli lives in Maiduguri, a city of more than one million and the capital of Borno State, just 80 miles from Chibok, in Nigeria’s impoverished northeast. For months before the girls were taken, refugees flooded into Maiduguri, fleeing almost-daily Boko Haram raids on nearby villages. The militants arrived on motorcycles and Toyota Hilux trucks, sometimes in the middle of the night, sometimes in broad daylight, destroying homes and businesses and killing villagers. By May, a month after the kidnappings, the rebels were coming closer, striking surrounding villages and towns. Maiduguri could only be next.
Troops of the 26 Task Force Brigade of 7Division, Nigerian Army in Gwoza, Borno State yesterday evening engaged Boko Haram terrorists fleeing Sambisa forest following the aerial bombardment by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).This was disclosed yesterday in a statement signed by the Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman.
Usman said that the military decisively dealt with the fleeing terrorists in seven pick-up vans and some motorcycles mounted with assorted weapons such as rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) and anti-aircraft guns, adding that the attack led to the death of many of the insurgents.
Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) members arrested another 8 terrorist in the southern part of Borno State yesterday, a Civilian JTF leader Yohana Bitrus Siad told SaharaReporters.
According to him the terrorists were arrested in the remote village of Mussa in Askira-Uba Local Government Area (LGA).
Nigeria’s army said late on Sunday that it rescued 178 people held by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria’s Borno state, the heartland of the insurgency.
Boko Haram has been waging a six-year insurgency in the north-east of Africa’s biggest economy in an attempt to establish an Islamist state adhering to strict sharia law.
Abuja – Nigerian troops have cleared explosives the Boko Haram insurgents had planted along the Gwoza-Yemtek road in Borno State.
The military said the development was a continued march of making the North-east region of the country free of insurgency and insurgents’ attacks.
Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Department, 7 Division, Nigerian Army Colonel Tukur Ismail Gusau, announced the breakthrough.
WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday offered strong support for Nigeria's new president, Muhammadu Buhari, saying he had a "clear agenda" for defeating the militant Islamist group Boko Haram and was working to root out corruption.
Speaking as he greeted Buhari on his first visit to the White House since his election in March, Obama said the two leaders would discuss ways to cooperate against the group, which has wreaked havoc in parts of the West African country.
Obama told reporters in the Oval Office that Buhari has integrity and "a very clear agenda in defeating Boko Haram extremists of all sorts inside his country."
The Boko Haram insurgents can no longer confront Nigerian soldiers in a battle in any part of the country, a senior army official has said.
Nasir Muazu, a Major General, stated this in Akure on Saturday at the closing ceremony of the Nigeria Army Inter Brigade Competition.
“I just came back from the North East and I can comfortably tell you that Boko Haram cannot and I repeat cannot take any offensive attack against Nigerian Forces, that one is for sure,” the General Officer Commanding 2 Mechanized Division of the Nigerian Army said.