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No Difference Between Bala Mohammed And Boko Haram – Yinka Odumakin
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No Difference Between Bala Mohammed And Boko Haram – Yinka Odumakin

Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday said there is no difference between Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed and Boko Haram insurgents. The governor had drawn the ire of Nigerians on Thursday when he said Fulani herders have no option but to carry AK-47 for self-defence because they were being attacked and killed by cattle rustlers. He also condemned South West, South-East Governors, and also Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State over the manner in which they were handling the farmers-herders clashes. He said: “The Fulani man is practising the tradition of trans-human, pastoralism, he has been exposed to the battery of the forests, the animals, and now, the cattle rustlers, who carry guns, kill him and take away his commonwealth – that is his cows – he ...
We Have Weakened Boko Haram – Defence Headquaters
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We Have Weakened Boko Haram – Defence Headquaters

The defence headquarters says Boko Haram insurgents are “weakened enemies” of the country and no longer have “sovereignty or authority” on any territory in the country. John Enenche, defence spokesman, stated this on Friday while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today. To commemorate the armed forces remembrance day, the presidency had said Boko Haram insurgents are weaker compared to 2015. “Boko Haram is much weaker today than in 2015, as attested to by the governor of Borno state on December 6, 2020,” Femi Adesina, presidentiaal spokesman, had said in a statement. Affirming the stance of the presidency, Eneche said as of 2015, Boko Haram had between 17 and 20 local government areas under its control. He said but those territories were recaptured under the lea...
Buhari Sees What Nigerians Don’t See About Service Chiefs – Garba Shehu
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Buhari Sees What Nigerians Don’t See About Service Chiefs – Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, says President Muhammadu Buhari has not succumbed to calls for the sack of the service chiefs because he sees what Nigerians do not see. Shehu said this when he featured on a Television Continental (TVC) programme on Sunday. In 2020, Nigeria witnessed a spike in killings by Boko Haram insurgents, bandits and kidnappers. To address the situation, the national assembly on at least four occasions asked the president to sack the service chiefs for poor performance. Other stakeholders such as the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) also said the military is overwhelmed and needs fresh ideas to stop the killings. But the presidency has instead insisted that the service chiefs will remain in office for as long as Buhari is satisfied with their pe...
Boko Haram Leader, Shekau Releases New Audio, Threatens Sheikh Gumi
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Boko Haram Leader, Shekau Releases New Audio, Threatens Sheikh Gumi

A factional leader of the Boko Haram insurgents, Abubakar Shekau, has released new audio, threatening the Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmed-Gumi, over his plans to take preaching to the enclaves of criminals in the bushes. Recall that the cleric during an interview with the BBC Hausa service had declared his intention to enter into the bushes to preach to the Fulani herders. According to him, the herders are now being used by the Boko Haram insurgents to perpetuate their terror through killings and kidnapping for ransom. The cleric stated that these criminal herders needed religious teachings in order to stop their criminality. But releasing16-minute audio on Tuesday, Mr Shekau warned the cleric against accusing the sect of using the herders for killings and kidnap...
Boko Haram: FG Will Determine Mercenaries’ Engagement —DHQ
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Boko Haram: FG Will Determine Mercenaries’ Engagement —DHQ

The Defence Headquarters says the decision to engage mercenaries to assist the military in defeating the Boko Haram insurgency is squarely for the Federal Government to take. It noted that the security forces cannot challenge the initiative, stressing that it was up to Nigerians and the government to contract the private army. Following the killing of over 43 rice farmers in Zabarmari, Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents last Saturday, Governor Babagana Zulum had demanded the engagement of foreign mercenaries to tackle the militants. Endorsing Zulum’s demand, the governors of North-East states said the thought of hiring mercenaries to fight Boko Haram should be taken seriously. But responding to a question from The PUNCH during the weekly briefing on the security operatio...
Insecurity: Resign Now, Northern Elders Forum Tells Buhari
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Insecurity: Resign Now, Northern Elders Forum Tells Buhari

The Northern Elders Forum on Wednesday asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to resign. According to the group, the President has failed in the two critical areas of security and economy and as such has ‘nothing new to offer’ Nigerians. NEF Spokesman, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, stated this tonight on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme monitored by The PUNCH. He said it is disappointing that after over five years of being in office, Buhari still hasn’t delivered on the promises he made to Nigerians when he was first elected in 2015. Baba-Ahmed noted that Buhari had asked his predecessor, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, to resign in 2013 over growing insecurity in the country and so, it is not out of place to demand that he resigns over the same ...
Service Chiefs Will Remain As Far As Buhari Is Satisfied With Them – Garba Shehu
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Service Chiefs Will Remain As Far As Buhari Is Satisfied With Them – Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesman, says the nation’s service chiefs will remain in office as far as President Muhammadu Buhari is satisfied with their performance. Shehu, who featured during an Arise TV programme on Monday night, said the calls for the sack of the service chiefs are “out of place”. Parts of the country have seen a rise in attacks in recent months, communities in the north-west and north-central regions have been victims of bandits attacks while kidnappers are on rampage across some states. Over the weekend, Boko Haram insurgents struck in Borno state, killing more than 40 farmers in a community about 20 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital. As the growing security challenges renewed calls for the sack of the service chiefs, Buhari said he has gi...
Ohanaeze, Afenifere, NCF Ask Buhari To Honour Reps’ Summons
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Ohanaeze, Afenifere, NCF Ask Buhari To Honour Reps’ Summons

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo so­cio-cultural organisation; Pan-Yoru­ba socio-political organi­sation, Afenifere; National Consultative Front (NCF), and Prince Tony Momoh, chief­tain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have thrown their weight behind the House of Representatives, asking President Muhammadu Bu­hari to honour the House invi­tation following the killing of farmers in Borno on Saturday by Boko Haram Insurgents. The House of Represen­tatives on Tuesday resolved to invite President Buhari to appear before it to explain cir­cumstances surrounding the current state of insecurity in the North-East and other plac­es in the country. The members of the House of Representatives are representing their various constituents and they have right to invite the president to app...
US condemns killing of 43 farmers in Borno state
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US condemns killing of 43 farmers in Borno state

The United States has condemned the killing of 43 rice farmers in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents over the weekend.   The US embassy in a statement released on Monday November 30, stated that abhorrent attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States stands with the Nigerian government and people as they fight to defeat terrorism and work to bring the perpetrators to justice.   It read;    “The United States condemns in the strongest terms the November 28 violent attack in Borno, Nigeria. The United States offers our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed or kidnapped. “These abhorrent attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States stands with the Nigerian government and people as...
Buhari reacts to Zabarmari massacre, says the Armed Forces have been given the marching order to take the fight to the insurgents
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Buhari reacts to Zabarmari massacre, says the Armed Forces have been given the marching order to take the fight to the insurgents

President Muhammadu Buhari has again reacted to the killing of 43 rice farmers by Boko Haram insurgents in Zabarmari community of Borno state.   The Nigerian President in a statement released on Monday November 30, said the Armed Forces have been given the marching order to take the fight to the insurgents, not on a one-off, but on a continuous basis.   Buhari who described the massacre by Boko Haram in Zabarmari as senseless, barbaric, gruesome and cowardly, added that the federal government will be intensifying its cooperation with neighbouring countries on bilateral and multilateral levels, to ensure that there is no hiding place for the terrorists.   The statement read;   Nothing is more important than ensuring the security of lives and pro...
Zabarmari Massacre: 38 More Corpses Recovered On Monday, Army Stopped Us From Taking Photos — Eyewitness
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Zabarmari Massacre: 38 More Corpses Recovered On Monday, Army Stopped Us From Taking Photos — Eyewitness

About thirty-eight more corpses were on Monday recovered from the scene of Saturday’s onslaught on farmers by Boko Haram Insurgents in Borno State, sources told SaharaReporters. The deceased were slaughtered at a rice plantation in Kwashabe village, about 20 kilometres north of Maiduguri. The insurgents were also said to have destroyed the rice plantation after killing the farmers. The Defence Headquarters had claimed only 43 people were killed, but a source told SaharaReporters that the death toll had risen to 81 as 38 more bodies were recovered by search and rescue teams on Monday. He said, “The army restricted us from capturing the scene with our phones; they know what they are doing, and they know they will be exposed. Today alone, 38 bodies were recovered and it will cont...
Zabarmari: Zulum Leads Horrified Kinsmen To Bury 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram
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Zabarmari: Zulum Leads Horrified Kinsmen To Bury 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram

Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum was at Zabarmari early morning on Sunday, to lead kinsmen and other residents, still in shock, for the funeral of 43 farmers slaughtered by the Boko Haram insurgents. Though the victims lived in Zabarmari, a farming community in Jere Local Government Area, famous for rice cultivation and local processing, they were attacked on Saturday, at Koshebe village, a place in Mafa Local Government Area. Zulum, during his visit was told that death toll was yet to be fully ascertained. "Your Excellency, as you have seen here, 43 corpses were buried, but others have not been retrieved from the scene of the incident. Nobody can tell you the exact number of people killed. Some of the victims are still missing" a resident (name concealed,...
We Did Not Receive Any ‘Rescue Calls’ Regarding Attack On Borno Village – NAF
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We Did Not Receive Any ‘Rescue Calls’ Regarding Attack On Borno Village – NAF

The attention of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has been drawn to a publication in an online platform alleging that it “did not respond to calls for support when suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Takulashi Village in Shikarkir Ward, Chibok Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State in the morning of Sunday, 1 November 2020”; an information which the report alleges it obtained from supposed “military sources”. The NAF wishes to state that there is absolutely no iota of truth in the spurious allegations. Indeed, we ordinarily would not have responded to such baseless, unfounded allegations but for the need to set the record straight as well as reaffirm the NAF’s unflinching commitment to ensuring the security of Nigeria and Nigerians, wherever they may reside in the Country. For ...
You Have Failed us- Northern elders tell President Buhari while Lamenting the High Rate of Insecurity in the North
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You Have Failed us- Northern elders tell President Buhari while Lamenting the High Rate of Insecurity in the North

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has issued a statement criticizing Buhari for failing to tackle insecurity in Northern Nigeria. In a statement released on Sunday, Ango Abdullahi, convener of the forum, said the issue of insecurity in the north is getting worse by the day. He added that the constant attacks by bandits and Boko Haram insurgents are indications that the Buhari administration "has failed woefully" in keeping citizens safe. The statement reads: "Northern Elders Forum (NEF) is alarmed at the rising insecurity of communities and their properties in the North. Recent escalation of attacks by bandits, rustlers and insurgents leave the only conclusion that the people of the North are now completely at the mercy of armed gangs who roam towns and villages at will, wreakin...
Jubilation As Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Monguno
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Jubilation As Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Monguno

Residents of Monguno town could not hide their joy after military repelled an attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to wrecked havoc on the town on Saturday, sources said. According to a reliable source, residents came out to show appreciation after troops successfully repelled the attack. “Everyone is happy now, there is celebration everywhere; the troops has done brilliantly today. There is relief now. “There was panic few hours ago but now we are fine and safe. The streets are filled with people celebrating the victory of the military over evil people,” a staff with an International Non-Governmental Organisation, INGO disclosed. A security source also confirmed the development that the attack has been brought under control with the help of air bombardment. The source noted that ...
Criminals killing people in Borno, Katsina are taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions – Buhari
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Criminals killing people in Borno, Katsina are taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions – Buhari

President Buhari has said that criminals responsible for the killings and destruction of properties in Katsina state and Borno state are taking advantage of the restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the states. The President said in the nationwide speech he gave this morning to celebrate this year's Democracy Day. He, however, gave an assurance that the security agencies have swung into action with a view to bringing the assailants to justice. “I regret recent sporadic incidents with the tragic loss of lives in Katsina and Borno States as a result of criminals taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions. Security Agencies will pursue the perpetrators and bring them to swift justice. I must implore state and local governments to revamp their intelligence as...
Soldiers In Fierce Gun Battle With Boko Haram At Borno Military Base
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Soldiers In Fierce Gun Battle With Boko Haram At Borno Military Base

Troops of the Nigerian army stationed in Mainok, Borno state, are currently in a gunfight with suspected Boko Haram insurgents. A source told Our Agency that the insurgents came into the village around 7pm, shooting sporadically. “They went straight to the military base and for about an hour now, they have been in a gunfight with the troops,” he said. In February, seven soldiers were reportedly killed when the insurgents attacked the village. More to come…
Profile Of Ibrahim Gaidam, Senator Who Introduced ‘Repentant Boko Haram Bill’
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Profile Of Ibrahim Gaidam, Senator Who Introduced ‘Repentant Boko Haram Bill’

The Senate on Thursday introduced a bill to establish an agency to de-radicalise repentant Boko Haram insurgents. The bill christened “National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalization and Integration of Repentant Insurgents in Nigeria (Est, etc) Bill, 2020” was sponsored by former Yobe Governor, Senator Ibrahim Geidam, representing Yobe East Senatorial District. Profile of Senator That Introduced The Bill For Creation Of Boko Haram Agency in Nigeria Ibrahim Gaidam is a Nigerian politician and the incumbent Senator of Yobe State East District l, Nigeria since June 2019.[1] He was the immediate past governor of Yobe State, succeeded by the Former APC National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni on 29 May 2019. Ibrahim Gaidam was born on 15 September 1956 in Bukarti v...
Goodluck Jonathan Justified – Omokri Reacts As Borno Residents Boo Buhari
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Goodluck Jonathan Justified – Omokri Reacts As Borno Residents Boo Buhari

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to trending video of Borno residents booing President Muhammadu Buhari. In the viral video, it was reported that hundreds of Borno residents booed Buhari and his entourage on arrival in the state on a “sympathy visit”. The resident shouted “Ba ma so, ba ma yi” in Hausa language which means “We don’t want, we are not interested” in English. They booed Buhari’s convoy as they passed. The President arrived Maiduguri following the killing of 30 persons in Auno by Boko Haram insurgents. The terrorists stormed the village at about 9:50 pm on Sunday and abducted some persons. Omokri, sharing the video on his Twitter page inferred that the actions of Borno residents had vindicated Goodluck Jonathan. Acc...
Boko Haram Cannot Strike Without Your Cooperation – Buhari To Borno Leaders
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Boko Haram Cannot Strike Without Your Cooperation – Buhari To Borno Leaders

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Wednesday told the residents of Borno State that the Boko Haram insurgents or any of their factions cannot carry out attacks on the people without the supports of some of the locals. Buhari, who was said to be in the state to sympathise with the government and people of the state over the Boko Haram insurgents’ attack which claimed many lives at Auno in Konduga Local Government Area, noted that the fight against insurgency could not be achieved without good intelligence and support of the people. He said, “Boko Haram or whatever they are cannot come to Maiduguri or its environs without the local leadership knowing, the local leadership is in charge of security in their own respective areas. “With my understanding of our ...
‘There Is War’ – Paul Enenche Condemns Killings Of Christians In Nigeria (Video)
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‘There Is War’ – Paul Enenche Condemns Killings Of Christians In Nigeria (Video)

Dr. Paul Enenche, the Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, DIGC, has bemoaned what he described as war of attrition going on in Nigeria. The fiery preacher during a communion service in the church on Wednesday, decried the level of insecurity in Nigeria, particularly the killings of Christians by those he described as anti-Christ. Speaking on the topic, There is War and monitored by IDOMA VOICE, Enenche, a trained medical doctor, lamented the abduction and eventual murder of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Chairman in Michika, Adamawa State, Rev. Lawan Andimi by Boko Haram insurgents. He also faulted some Christians who have decided to look the other way because of material things they tend to get from government of the day. He challenged other Christi...
We Will Defeat Boko Haram With Civil War Experience – Buhari To EU
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We Will Defeat Boko Haram With Civil War Experience – Buhari To EU

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Friday in Abuja said security forces in the country are capable and competent in winning the fight against Boko Haram insurgents in the country. He said with the 30-month civil war experience of Nigeria's military, it is capable of handling the crisis rocking the North-East. Buhari said this while receiving Janez Lenarcic, the European Union Commissioner for Crisis Management in the State House, Abuja. The President said, “If we were capable to fight a 30-month civil war and reorganised our country, I wonder why people are thinking that Nigeria cannot do it. “We have the experience of the civil war. I could recall the role of the military, the army, each commander had in his pocket how to behave himself and how to all...
Stop Acting Like Opposition Party, Presidency Slams CAN
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Stop Acting Like Opposition Party, Presidency Slams CAN

The Presidency on Friday descended heavily on the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), stating it has been acting and reacting more like an Opposition Party on national issues. CAN, in reaction to the beheading of its chairman in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa, Rev Lawan Andimi on Tuesday by Boko Haram insurgents, lampooned the federal government for the growing attacks on Christians in parts of the north. The Christian group castigated President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing the administration of colluding with terrorists to target Christians. Reacting to the accusations, the Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in his debut weekly column titled From The Inside on Friday described CAN’s reactions as divisive and unworthy of a Christian group. Adesina, a Pastor w...
608 Repentant Boko Haram Insurgents Currently Undergoing Rehabilitation
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608 Repentant Boko Haram Insurgents Currently Undergoing Rehabilitation

The military authority says no fewer than 608 repentant Boko Haram insurgents are currently undergoing De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) Programme by Operation Safe Corridor (OSC) at Malam-Sidi, Gombe State. Brig:- Gen. Musa Ibrahim, Commandant DRR Camp OSC made this known when the Managing Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC), Mr Mohammed Alkali visited the camp on Saturday. He said 14 of the repentant insurgents were foreigners from Cameroon, Chad and Niger Republic. Ibrahim said: “From inception, we received 893 out of which 286 graduated and were returned to their respective states and countries for reintegration’’. He said the personnel in the camp were working diligently with the mandate of OSC in conformity with international best pr...
Boko Haram Is Attacking People And You Are Collecting N1,000 Per Car – Zulum
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Boko Haram Is Attacking People And You Are Collecting N1,000 Per Car – Zulum

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, came down hard on soldiers manning Damaturu-Maiduguri road in the state on Monday afternoon. Zulum was on his way to Jakana, a community where Boko Haram insurgents struck on Saturday when he ran into a long queue of vehicles at one of the checkpoints. The governor, who apparently had been briefed that the security operatives were extorting people, alighted from his vehicle and walked straight to where some of the soldiers were. “I’m going to report all of you in this unit… nobody can tolerate this. Boko Haram is attacking people and you are here collecting N1000 per car,” he said. One of the soldiers tried to calm the governor down, saying he would look into the case but Zulum fired back, saying: “But we saw them.” See the video be...
US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor – Eeben Barlow
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US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor – Eeben Barlow

Speaking in an interview with Al Jazeera, Eeben Barlow said President Buhari did not have any choice but to end the contract to rescue the Chibok girls because he came under pressure from the US – a country he said sponsored the then All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate’s campaign in 2015. Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state in 2014. So far, 112 of the girls are still held captive by the insurgents. Fifty-seven were lucky to escape while 107 were released in batches in Swiss-coordinated negotiations. In the build-up to the 2015 elections, the President Goodluck Jonathan administration made some successes in combating Boko Haram but after the Buhari administration came on board, the momentum went down temporarily....
Boko Haram Kidnaps CAN Chairman In Adamawa, Lawan Andimi
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Boko Haram Kidnaps CAN Chairman In Adamawa, Lawan Andimi

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly abducted The Rev Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika in Adamawa State following an attack on Thursday. The district head of Michika, Ngida Kwache, made the disclosure while receiving the state deputy governor, Crowther Seth who visited the area on Saturday. “The pastor was abducted the day Boko Haram attacked our community. He was last seen when the suspected insurgents forced him into a Toyota Hilux. Since then, we have not heard from him or his abductors,” he said. In separate appeals, three district heads, Ngida Kwache, Bello Ijeidi and Lawan Luka, representing Michika, Gulak and Koppa respectively, called for more troops in the communities located around Sambisa forest. The deputy governor reass...
Policeman Caught Supplying Tramadol To Boko Haram
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Policeman Caught Supplying Tramadol To Boko Haram

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Yobe said it had arrested a policeman and a drug trafficker (names with held) who allegedly connived and supplied 59kg of prohibited Tramadol tablets to Boko Haram insurgents in Gwoza, Borno State. NDLEA state Commander, Mr. Reuben Apeh, while addressing newsmen in Damaturu, said the suspects were arrested on November 7. Apeh said the drug trafficker had confessed to buying the prohibited substance from an unnamed Customs officer in Lagos. “He confessed hiring the policeman to convey the drugs to Maiduguri before proceeding to Gwoza to supply suspected terrorists. “He claimed that the drugs were part of consignments seized by the Nigerian Customs during its operations in Lagos, and were sold to him at the cost of N6m, while the ac...
NAF Bombard Boko Haram’s Meeting Venue In Boboshe, Borno, Many Killed
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NAF Bombard Boko Haram’s Meeting Venue In Boboshe, Borno, Many Killed

Boko Haram insurgents suffered a major casualty on Sunday when the Nigerian Air Force jets bombarded their meeting venue in Boboshe, Borno State, it was learnt. According to a statement signed by the Director Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Ibikunle Daramola, scores of Boko Haram fighters were killed in the air raid. According to the statement made available to journalists, “the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has decimated a location at Boboshe on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State, being used by Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) as a meeting venue. “The attack was conducted following successive days of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, coupled with Human Intelligence reports, that established that a bui...
Nigerian Army arrests Samuel Chukwudon, alleged logistics supplier to Boko Haram
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Nigerian Army arrests Samuel Chukwudon, alleged logistics supplier to Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the arrest of a suspected Boko Haram insurgents’ logistic supplier and seized a car stacked with motorcycle used tyres in Borno State. Brig.Gen. AK Ibrahim, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, paraded the suspect at the Gubio Super Camp in Maiduguri where he disclosed that the suspect, Samuel Chukwudon, was arrested on September 27, by a joint team of troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) and personnel of the Nigeria Custom Service (NCS), while travelling along Baga-Monguno Road. He said that the troops seized items which included a car, 136 used motorcycle tyres, 200 new tubes and a number of rubber gum. “The arrest is based on the subsisting ban on motorcycle in the theatre of operation due to the security challenges. We know ...
Boko Haram Cut Women’s Ears Off In Cameroon (Disturbing Photo)
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Boko Haram Cut Women’s Ears Off In Cameroon (Disturbing Photo)

Boko Haram insurgents reportedly attacked the Kalagari community, a border village in northern Cameroon near Nigeria and did the unthinkable to the women's ears in the village, Reports have it that members of the deadly sect sliced off the ears of women, who apparently had been helping by passing information to the Cameroonian and Multinational Joint Task Force, set up to degrade the insurgency. The women were part of a vigilante group set up by the community, but when the Boko Haram militia came, they outnumbered the local forces and dealt with their women, Cameroon-info reports. Cameroon.-info.net that reported the latest brutality by the insurgents said they have stepped up their attacks in Cameroon in recent times. On June 9, 16 Cameroon soldiers were killed in an attack i...
FG Vows To Secure Leah Sharibu’s Release
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FG Vows To Secure Leah Sharibu’s Release

The Federal Government yesterday vowed to ensure the release of Leah Sharibu who was abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in 2018. President Muahmmadu Buhari who gave the assurance said all the girls abducted by the insurgents would be reunited with their families soon. President Buhari who was represented at the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) parade at the Ikeja Cantonment, by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said that the government would not relent in its fight against the insurgents. He commended the Nigerian Army for ensuring that no territory of the country was taken by the Boko Haram terrorists, pointing out that in the earlier part of 2015, 17 local governments were in the hands of the terrorists. “We must and will continue to demonstrate the political will an...
Obasanjo’s Claim Of Fulanization & Islamization Is Reckless & Unpatriotic -MSSN
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Obasanjo’s Claim Of Fulanization & Islamization Is Reckless & Unpatriotic -MSSN

PRESS RELEASE OBASANJO'S CLAIM OF 'FULANIZATION' AND 'ISLAMIZATION' AS THE BASIS FOR 'BOKO HARAM' INSURGENCY, KIDNAPPING AND BANDITRY, IS RECKLESS UNPATRIOTIC AND UNCALLED FOR On Saturday, the 18th day of May, 2019, a former head of State and former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was a guest speaker at the second session of the Synod of Anglican Dioceses held at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's Anglican Church, Oleh in Isoko Local Government of Delta State. Speaking on the topic: "Mobilizing Nigeria's human and natural resources for national development and stability", Chief Obasanjo claimed that "FULANIZATION and ISLAMIZATION of West Africa" is now the main reason for 'boko haram' insurgency, kidnapping and banditry. In his words, the former president said: "...
Is Securing 2nd Term More Important Than Nigeria’s Security? -Atiku Asks Buhari
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Is Securing 2nd Term More Important Than Nigeria’s Security? -Atiku Asks Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari has failed lift the morale of soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents. In a statement on Wednesday, Abubakar criticised Buhari over his absence at the funeral of five air force officers who died in a helicopter crash while providing support to troops in the north-east. They were buried at the national military cemetery in Abuja on Tuesday. The former vice-president said Buhari’s failure to attend the funeral is “part of a pattern of unpatriotic behaviour demonstrated” by him. “At a time when the morale of our soldiers should be lifted up as they face the difficult task of defeating the terrorists who are threatening our national security, I find it most regrettable ...
Serious Negotiations Ongoing With Boko Haram For The Release Of Leah – Senator
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Serious Negotiations Ongoing With Boko Haram For The Release Of Leah – Senator

The senator representing Yobe East in the National Assembly, Bukar Ibrahim, has said “very serious negotiations” are ongoing to ensure the release of Leah Shabiru. Leah is one of the schoolgirls abducted from Dapchi, Yobe State by Boko Haram insurgents on February 19. The insurgents later returned all the girls (apart from five who died), but held onto Shabiru. Leah was reportedly not released with others because she refused to renounce her Christian faith. Speaking on the floor of the Senate on Thursday, Ibrahim said Shabiru would be released “not far from now.” “I want to reassure the distinguished senators that very serious negotiations are going on and I believe not far from now, she would also be released,” he said. Moving a motion earlier, the senator representing...
‘No Big Boy For Bush’ – Nigerian Soldier Shares Photos Of How He Sleeps In The Bush
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‘No Big Boy For Bush’ – Nigerian Soldier Shares Photos Of How He Sleeps In The Bush

This is one of the reasons why we need to encourage our military men. A gallant soldier battling the Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast – has revealed how he sleeps in the bush. According to Idowu Adewale, he prefers to sleep in a trench than to sleep on a mattress because there is ‘no big boy in the bush’. The brave army personnel shared pictures of himself ”chilling” in his space while staying alert in order to be alive. Below is what he shared on Facebook; I prefer to sleep inside the trench than to sleep on a big Mouka form bcuz Jungle don’t no Big man, Be alert stay alive, no Big boy for Bush. Life of a Soldier in the Bush. JunGleBoi Death… Machine…*GoToJunGleAndBecomeAFullMan* *StayAliveBeAlart*  
‘Overstay Is Killing Us’ – Soldier Deployed To North East For 2 Years Now Cries Out
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‘Overstay Is Killing Us’ – Soldier Deployed To North East For 2 Years Now Cries Out

A yet to be identified Nigerian soldier has called on the Nigerian army to consider and rotate soldiers due to increasing mortality rate of troops. The army officer who has been in the northeast region for two years now, revealed that overstay of gallant soldiers in the region, makes their morale weak in the battlefield. The soldier however, urged the army authorities to give their deployment to the northeast a duration so that fresh hands can come and fight against Boko Haram insurgents. The plea was shared online by the Nigerian Army Depot in Zaria, Kaduna state. Read below; Morning admin, with heavy heart and grieve in my heart I am writing to you for assistance. I am in north east ( Borno State). This is my two years in this operation and what I experience on first of ma...
Dapchi School Attack: Escaped Girl Makes Shocking Revelations
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Dapchi School Attack: Escaped Girl Makes Shocking Revelations

Some of the schoolgirls who escaped from the Boko Haram insurgents during the attack on the Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, have told their stories.   DAILY POST reported that dozens of school girls from Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS Dapchi were abducted by insurgents who storm the town Monday evening with heavy gunfire. Speaking to TheCable, a 16-year-old Amina Abubakar Mohamadu, said the Boko Haram insurgents came on soldiers’ uniform. According to her, they were deceived, adding, “They were wearing soldiers’ uniforms and they said ‘Come, come, we are here to rescue you.’ “I even stepped my leg into the car, but my elder sister called and said, ‘can’t you see that Allahu Akbar is written on their car,’ that was how I r...
Troops Kill 5 Boko Haram Insurgents, Cleared More Enclaves In Sambisa Forest
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Troops Kill 5 Boko Haram Insurgents, Cleared More Enclaves In Sambisa Forest

Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri, that the troops also cleared various enclaves of the insurgents. Nwachukwu disclosed that the troops under Operation DEEP PUNCH II had cleared insurgents’ hideouts at Agapulawa; Amuda, Nyawa and Attagara in Sambisa Forest. He said troops killed the five insurgents at Tchikide and Chinene in the Lake Chad region. Nwachukwu said that two soldiers were killed and two others wounded when an insurgents’ Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) vehicle hit their military vehicle. He said that the wounded soldiers were evacuated to a military medical facility for treatment. “In continuation of the “On Tuesday 28, February, 2018; troops successfully cleared and dismant...
Benue Killers Could Be Boko Haram, Libyan Rebels – Senator
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Benue Killers Could Be Boko Haram, Libyan Rebels – Senator

A lawmaker has said that suspected herdsmen responsible for the attacks in Benue state and other parts of the country could be defeated Boko Haram insurgents or displaced Libyan soldiers. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Abu Ibrahim (APC, Katsina South), said this while speaking with journalists on Thursday as he called for thorough investigation. He added that normal Fulani herdsmen are not known to possess sophisticated weapons. “We have to seriously investigate this. A normal Fulani man is not known to carry AK47. The security agencies should probe whether the defeated Boko Haram insurgents were involved; whether the Gaddafi phenomenon has spilled over to Nigeria. “It should be considered whether displaced Libyan soldiers had a hand in what happened be...
Soldiers Kill Two Female Suicide Bombers, Arrest One In Borno
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Soldiers Kill Two Female Suicide Bombers, Arrest One In Borno

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have killed two female suicide bombers who tried to carry out an attack on Gamboru Ngala town, in Borno State. The soldiers also arrested a third female suicide bomber who tried to penetrate the town with explosives at about 6. 45 a.m. on Tuesday. According to a statement by Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, troops deployed to Gamboru averted “what would have been a major devastating suicide attack’ by three female Boko Haram insurgents. The Statement reads, “Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed around Gamboru Ngala have successfully averted what would have been a major devastating suicide attack carried out by three female Boko Haram terrorists against innocent citizens in Gamboru town in Gamb...
Wife Of Boko Haram’s Factional Leader, Mamman Nur, Killed — Army
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Wife Of Boko Haram’s Factional Leader, Mamman Nur, Killed — Army

The Nigerian military on Saturday said the wife of Mamman Nur, the factional leader of Boko Haram, was among those killed when troops attacked the group’s location in the Lake Chad region. The announcement came hours after the military declared Mr. Nur had been “fatally injured” during an operation. The military did not explain how Mr. Nur was identified. The State Security Services, SSS, had in September 2011 placed a N25 million bounty on Mr. Nur, blaming him for a car suicide bombing at the UN building in Abuja that year. Since then, Mr. Nur has continued to evade the Nigerian security while still being active in the command hierarchy of the Boko Haram. In 2014, Mr. Nur broke away from the Abubakar Shekau command and midwifed the formation of AbuMussab Albarnawi faction o...
No Civilian Killed In Boko Haram Attack On WFP’s Convoy – Army
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No Civilian Killed In Boko Haram Attack On WFP’s Convoy – Army

The Nigerian Army on Monday denied the killings of civilians in an attack coordinated by the Boko Haram insurgents against the World Food Programme (WFP’s) trucks on Saturday. Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, gave the clarification in a Short Service Message (SMS) to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri. Nicholas said that the troops escorting the trucks had killed six insurgents and recovered weapons. He explained that there were no civilian casualties in the attack, adding that he was at Dikwa when the incident occurred. “There was an ambush but the soldiers killed six Boko Haram insurgents and recovered weapons. No civilian was killed. “I was in Dikwa that Saturday and this happened while I was within,” Nicholas said. Ho...
Boko Haram Insurgents Must Be Swiftly Brought To Justice – UN
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Boko Haram Insurgents Must Be Swiftly Brought To Justice – UN

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Tuesday’s Boko Haram attacks in Borno, saying the perpetrators should be “swiftly” brought to justice. A female bomber had blown herself up at a market in Konduga, a village near Maiduguri, killing 27 persons. In a separate attack, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the gates of an internally displaced person (IDP) camp, injuring many. In a statement issued by Stéphane Dujarric, Guterres’s spokesman, the secretary-general called for the prosecution of those responsible for the “senseless” attacks. He also condemned similar terror attacks carried out in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. He called for “those responsible for these repeated heinous acts in Nigeria and neighbouring countries to be swiftly brought to jus...
US Approves Super Tucano Attack Planes For Nigeria
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US Approves Super Tucano Attack Planes For Nigeria

After years of stalling, the US State Department has finally  approved a $593 million sale to Nigeria of A-29 Super Tucano attack planes with associated parts, training, facilities and weapons.The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered their certification of the foreign military sale to Congress, as required by law, on August 2, according to United Press International.The twelve A-29s, are expected to be  used by Nigeria to combat the  Boko Haram insurgents and other extremist groups. They will also serve to counter smuggling and other trafficking in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea.The DSCA has determined that U.S. security interests are served by assisting Nigeria in its counter-insurgency operations and that the A-29 sale will not significantly alter the military bal...
FG To Rebuild Sukur World Heritage Site Destroyed By Boko Haram
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FG To Rebuild Sukur World Heritage Site Destroyed By Boko Haram

The Director-General of the commission, Malam Yusuf Usman, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja. The National Commission for Museum and Monuments says it is exploring ways to rebuild the Sukur world heritage site in Adamawa State destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014. The Director-General of the commission, Malam Yusuf Usman, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja. Usman said that efforts were also on to address conservation challenges at Osun-Osogbo Grove in Osun State. He said: “Provisions have been made in the 2017 budget to address the conservation challenges of the Sukur site and Osun-Oshogbo sacred grove. These are both national monuments. “Secondly, UNESCO has also made ...
Man Killed By Boko Haram In Maiduguri
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Man Killed By Boko Haram In Maiduguri

According to a report by Rariya,Mr. Hassan pictured below was one of the victims killed during Boko Haram insurgents attack in Maiduguri. May his soul RIP!
Soldier Onah John Ali Killed By Boko Haram In Borno
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Soldier Onah John Ali Killed By Boko Haram In Borno

A young Benue-born soldier, Onah John Ali has been killed by members of the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State. gathered that Onah was among the victims of the bomb blast,which ripped through the city of Maiduguri on Thursday. Confirming the ugly incident, Tom Vera National Vice Chair lady of Idoma Culture and Tradition, a social cultural group described the demise of Ali as sad and unfortunate. She prayed God to give the family the fortitude to bear irreparable loss. Ali was a former student of Army Day Secondary School Lokoja, Kogi state.