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70 soldiers killed, Several others injured in Bokoharm attack

A Nigerian soldier who survived the deadly attack on a military base in the northern part of Borno State on Monday, said they suffered a heavy casualty due to lack of adequate weapons. The soldier, who managed to escape the attack alongside other injured troops, said at least 70 soldiers died in the attack. He said the corpses of the slain soldiers were yet to be evacuated days after Boko Haram took advantage of their lack of munitions to deal them a devastating defeat. The attack at Metele village in Guzamala local government area of the state happened on Monday evening. premium times broke the story on Tuesday detailing how rampaging Boko Haram insurgents overran a Nigerian Army battalion in Borno State on Sunday, killing the unit’s commander and dozens of soldiers. Military sources told PREMIUM TIMES that large cache of arms, ammunition, and military equipment were carted away by Boko Haram fighters during the attack on 157 Task Force Battalion in Metele, Guzamala Local


The online copy of a new book written by former President Goodluck Jonathan titled, ”My Transition Period” is fake, says the ex-president’s media aide. The book was launched on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. But soft copies of it in PDF, which have been shared on social media particularly WhatsApp, shows inaccurate information. According to a report by Punch, it was also learned that the soft copy has 254 pages while the real book is 194 pages, with some chapters missing from the online version. Jonathan’s media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, said the book was being pirated by mischief makers, adding that the former president would formally react to this development soon.

Governor Shettima denigrates Jonathan's book, Says its a mare fiction and elementary book of tales

The Borno state Governor , Shettima  has dropped a heavy criticism, denigrating Jonathan's recently lunched book  titled, " my transition hours " Shettima opined that the former president gave false account on the chibok girls abduction in his book Shettima who made this view known via a press statement issued by his media adviser, Isa Gusau, wondered how the former president could speak about the abduction when ”he had never believed any girl was abducted”.   Governor  Shettima  described the book as “elementary book of tales"  and also accused Jonathan for  lying about the issue of the Chibok school girls.  Aso Rock gathers that the book focused on the former president’s last days in office in 2015 and controversies regarding his eventual acceptance of defeat. Jonathan at the event also talked about the ‘intrigues’ trailing the abduction of the schoolgirls, as captured in his book. In Chapter 4 of the book, the former president reportedly blamed the