Not all insurgents that surrendered are criminals -Zulum

Babagana Zulum, Borno State Governor, has said over 2,600 insurgents who surrendered are in custody but said not all of them are criminals. He also noted that over 100,000 people have been killed by terrorists in the North East alone over the 12-year-long conflict. Zulum said this after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday. He explained that many of those who surrendered were women and children who were forced to join the insurgents. He noted that many of them were trained to wield…

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Uniform-wearing gunmen invade NDA, kill two officers, abduct one

Army uniform-wearing gunmen, in the early hours of Tuesday, invaded the country’s military institution, the Nigerian Defence Academy, Afaka, Kaduna, killing two officers and abducting one. It was gathered that when the gunmen entered the NDA permanent site along Airport Road, Afaka, in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State around 1am, they came through a broken fence and caught the residents unawares. It was learnt that the gunmen, who headed in different parts of the premises, caught the officers on duty off guard because they were wearing military…

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Former Chad President Jailed For War Crimes, dies in Senegal

The former president of Chad, Hissene Habre, who was jailed for war crimes, has died on Tuesday in Senegal at the age of 79, Senegal’s justice minister said. Habre was said to have contracted COVID-19 at a clinic in the capital Dakar where he was taken 10 days ago from jail for medical reasons, Justice Minister Malick Sall, said. When his condition worsened, he was taken to Principal Hospital, where he died. Habre’s 1982-90 rule, which began with a coup, saw widespread killings by his infamous political police who rounded…

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