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Today's Headlines: Boko Haram Kills About 30 Soldiers In Borno; Insecurity Will End Soon Says Buhari

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Breaking: Boko Haram kills about 30 soldiers in Borno

Dozens of military troops who were on their way to Maiduguri on Friday were ambushed by suspected members of Boko Haram linked to ISWAP group, reliable Sources told Vanguard.

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The incident according to Sources took place between Marte- Dikwa council areas, when the insurgents fired Rocket Launchers at military trucks which culminated into sporadic shootings, killing troops who are being conveyed from Marte Local Government Area to Maiduguri.

Marte about 180km north from Maiduguri remained one of the council areas of Borno that is not fully occupied by civilian population, as most of its people are displaced and taking refuge in Monguno, and some parts of Maiduguri environs.

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Initially reliable source told our Correspondent that 16 soldiers lost their lives in the ambush, but it was later learnt on Saturday evening from another source that “about 30 soldiers were killed with others sustained gunshot injuries”.

Insecurity Will End Soon, Says President Buhari

Support by the United States of America has made a great difference in Nigeria’s efforts to stamp out terrorism within its borders, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.

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Meeting Friday in New York with Her Excellency Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of America to the United Nations, the President indicated that America’s support was a morale booster to the military, and people of Nigeria in general.

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With supply of the Super Tucano aircraft purchased from America, and other helicopters on the way, President Buhari in a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said ending the security challenges in Nigeria was only a matter of time.

Chikun LG poll: PDP chieftain decries low turn out voters in Kaduna

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Kaduna State, Adamu Bature, has noted that something urgently needs to be done in the country to awaken the political consciousness of Nigerians in coming out to vote during elections.

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Speaking to DAILY POST in Kaduna on Saturday on the low turn out experienced in most polling units during the chairmanship and councillorship poll in Chikun Local Government Area, the PDP chieftain lamented that the development has shown that Nigerians were no longer interested in the democratic process of electing elective officers to positions in the country.

DAILY POST went round in most of the polling units in Chikun and discovered that there was serious low turn out of electorate.

Buhari departs New York for Abuja [PHOTOS]

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed New York for Abuja, Nigeria, after participating at the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA.

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Buhari left New York on Saturday, a day after he delivered his country’s address to the world body.

The president is expected to arrive in Nigeria on Monday.

News about his departure was broken by Sunday Aghaeze, his photographer.

Recall that in his speech to UNGA 76, the Nigerian leader focused on the recent trend of an unconstitutional takeover of power in West Africa and called on the world to show its disapproval.

Buhari also warned that the democratic gains of the past decades in West Africa ‘‘are now being eroded’’ due to these negative trends.

Embattled IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu clocks 54 in DSS custody

Embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Saturday, clocked 54 years old in the custody of the Department of State Services.

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Many IPOB loyalists have since flooded social media with congratulatory messages to Kanu, who was born on September 25, 1967, at Afaraukwu, Abia State.

The secessionist leader is a holder of Nigerian and British passports. He had earlier jumped bail in June 2018 before leaving for the United Kingdom though he said that he fled because his life was no longer safe in Nigeria.

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