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Buhari ordered soldiers to kill Nnamdi Kanu – IPOB alleges

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered soldiers to kill its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. IPOB made the claim while maintaining that Buhari was “carrying on the jihad of his forbearer Uthman Dan Fodio propagated by Sir Ahmadu Bello.” This was disclosed in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful on Monday, the group said “they hate our people with a passion, they love killing us.” IPOB also alleged that Buhari’s planned visit to Anambra was part of a plot to rig the upcoming governorship election in the state. The statement reads, “This Jubril person coming in the name of Buhari, it should be noted, is also planning to visit Anambra State on Wednesday 15th November in order to put executive finishing touches to the APC rigging plot to...

US and Nigeria soldiers killed in ambush in Niger

Five soldiers from Niger and three U.S. Army Special Forces were killed while others were injured in an ambush on a joint patrol in southwest on Wednesday. A spokesman for the U.S. Africa Command confirmed the attack to Radio France International (RFI) by telephone. “We can confirm reports that a joint U.S. and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger,” the spokesman said. An official in the Western African nation’s Tillaberi region, Namatta Abubacar, told Niger TV that five Nigerien soldiers were among the dead. A statement issued by U.S. Africa Command said, “A joint U.S. and Nigerian patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger.” It added, “U.S. forces are in Niger to provide training and security assistance to the Nigerien armed forces including support for intel...

Turkey to detain 117 soldiers over Gulen links

Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants for 117 soldiers over alleged links to the U.S.-based cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating last year’s attempted coup, security sources said on Friday. Turkey says supporters of Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, who has lived in self-imposed exile in the United States since 1999, were behind the abortive putsch in which 250 people were killed. He has denied involvement. They said counter terrorism police in the western province of Izmir launched an operation early on Friday to detain the military staff, some of whom served in key units of the armed forces. The personnel facing arrest had been in phone contact with senior members of the cleric’s movement between 2010 and July 15 last year when the coup was launched, the sou...

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