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Soldiers Destroy Boko Haram’s Gun Trucks
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Soldiers Destroy Boko Haram’s Gun Trucks

Troops of Operation Tura Takaibango in conjunction with the Air Task Force Operation Lafiya Dole have effectively destroyed 7 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists' gun trucks and decimated several unconfirmed number of the terrorists when they attempted to attack their location at the outskirts of Marte in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State. The gallant troops, based on reliable information about the attack, had positioned themselves in an ambush site where they tactically withdrew to, and awaited the arrival of the terrorists before they opened fire which led to fierce battle that resulted in the successes recorded as indicated above. The troops are still engaged in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists for further exploitation. The Army tricked them into an "empty b...
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...
Boko Haram: Nigerian Army To Deploy New Recruits To Sambisa Forest
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Boko Haram: Nigerian Army To Deploy New Recruits To Sambisa Forest

Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, has told new recruits that all of them will go to Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the Boko Haram terrorist sect in Borno State at the end of their training. He also informed the new recruits that there was no room for laziness and indiscipline in the Army, adding that they must make up their minds to serve Nigeria as soldiers. Buratai disclosed this during the final screening of 80 regular recruits held at Falgore forest in Tudun Wads Local Government Area of Kano State. “You must make up your mind that you’re ready to serve your country as a soldier and you should be ready,” Buratai said. “All of you will go to Sambisa at the end of your depot training. If you’re not ready to move to Sambisa and other parts of the country, a...
We Have Defeated Insurgency In Nigeria – DHQ
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We Have Defeated Insurgency In Nigeria – DHQ

The defence headquarters (DHQ) says the armed forces have ”checkmated” Boko Haram and their operations in the north-east. Despite claims that the insurgents have been decimated, some parts of the north-eastern region still come under attack. One of the most recent violent attacks by Boko Haram was at Zabarmari in Jere local government area of Borno state where more than 40 farmers were killed. But during an interview with NAN on Monday, John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations, said the federal government and the military since 2015 had checked the intensity of terrorist activities across the country — particularly in the north-east. He said the initial delay in tackling the menace made it gain momentum — Boko Haram taking over territories and setting up admini...
Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive
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Cameroon Says Boko Haram, Separatists On Offensive

Cameroon said Saturday that at least 22 people, including four soldiers, were killed in two Friday morning attacks – one by Boko Haram fighters on its northern border with Nigeria and the other by separatists fighting to create an independent English-speaking state in the country’s western regions. Officials warn of a new wave of violence and killing they say is being prepared by the separatists and Boko Haram terrorists. Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of Cameroon’s Far North region, says there was general confusion in the town of Mozogo when militiamen warned civilians about Boko Haram suicide bombers from neighboring Nigeria in their midst. He said some scared people fled into the bush, where they always go for safety, but many Nigerian suicide bombers were already hiding there. He...
We Will End Insurgency War This Year – Buhari
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We Will End Insurgency War This Year – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, gave timeline to round off the war against Boko Haram and bandits. The President said the counter insurgency war will be finished this year, 2021. He called for prayers for the Armed Forces of Nigeria to enable them end what they are doing. The President, who spoke during the Juma'at Prayer for the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration at the National Mosque, also assured that "this is a year of action and we will finish what we are doing." According to Buhari, who was represented by the Defence Minister, Major General Magashi Salihi, "what is happening in this country will soon be over. This year we will finish what we are doing; pray for us that we succeed." He said that the nation will continue to remember the heroic duties ...
Boko Haram kidnap Yobe District Head
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Boko Haram kidnap Yobe District Head

Thursday January 7 attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Geidam town of Yobe State, also led to the abduction of the district head. Eyewitnesses alleged that the terrorists looted goods before setting some shops ablaze. They also torched the house of a former chairman of a local government, Dr. Mulima Mato. Yobe police Command spokesman ASP Dungus Abdulkarim who said the police recovered a burnt Hilux vehicle containing two bodies, maintained that it could not be ascertained whether the deceased were Boko Haram members or not. Abdulkarim said the insurgents went to the general hospital and ordered the nurses to give first aid treatment to their colleagues, before they escaped. Following the attack, Governor Mai Mala Buni has ordered the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)...
Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Geidam Community in Yobe State
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Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Geidam Community in Yobe State

Geidam, the headquarters of Geidam Local Government Council in Yobe State, 185 kilometers away from Damaturu on Wednesday January 6 came under attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. Channels Television reported that the insurgents succeeded in attacking the community at 5 pm on Wednesday evening. A resident of the area, Idris Garba said although fighter jets have arrived, the suspected insurgents remained inside the town shooting sporadically.
Boko Haram: West Has Shown More Concern Than Rich Arab Nations – Governor Zulum
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Boko Haram: West Has Shown More Concern Than Rich Arab Nations – Governor Zulum

Governor Babagana Zulum says countries in the west have shown more concern for Borno people amid the Boko Haram insurgency than rich Arab nations. Zulum spoke on Tuesday in Maiduguri when he received the Palestinian Ambassador to Nigeria, Saleh Fheied Saleh. He said over the years, Borno received humanitarian support from Europe, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan and other countries. “They have demonstrated concern and have made efforts to support our traumatized citizens in many ways especially on food, medicals and livelihoods. “However, that level of concern never came from Arab countries with whom millions of Borno people share similarity in religion and culture. We have indigenous Shuwa Arabs in Borno, this shows how our histories are tied. “We ha...
Outside Maiduguri, Nobody is Safe in Borno – Dean of Borno Elders Forum, Prof Dikwa says
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Outside Maiduguri, Nobody is Safe in Borno – Dean of Borno Elders Forum, Prof Dikwa says

Prof. Khalifa Dikwa, Dean of Borno Elders Forum has raised an alarm of nobody being safe in Borno state except in the state capital, Maiduguri. Speaking in an interview on Channels Television, Dikwa stated that even when Boko Haram insurgents are not physically present, they psychologically disturbing the people. He said;   “Even if they (Boko Haram) are not physically there, they are psychologically there, disturbing the people. “From time to time, they ride their motorcycles, come and harass them to pay levies and so on. Outside Maiduguri, no even five kilometres, nobody is safe. And they can strike at any time.” Dikwa also alleged that the military did not heed to the advice of the Private Military Contractor (PMC) to man the country’s land borders after they ...
Boko Haram Terrorists In Military Uniforms Kidnap UN Staff In Borno, Abubaka Gaba Idrils ‘Alooma’
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Boko Haram Terrorists In Military Uniforms Kidnap UN Staff In Borno, Abubaka Gaba Idrils ‘Alooma’

Boko Haram fighters have abducted staff of United Nations (UN) along Damaturu - maiduguri road Born state. Held captive is Abubaka Gaba Idrils, aka Alooma, a senior protection Assistant with UN High Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR). The terrorist ambushsd vehicles conveying commuters near Matari village between Minok Jakana Highway. One of the them, Alooma was seized around 8.30.a.m on Saturday. A source told PRNigeria the terrorist, in military uniform, mounted a road block with three Hilux pickup trucks and motorcycles. The witness said", while searching the passengers, Idris attempted to throw away his ID card but one of the insurgents sights him. He was then asked to step down from the vehicle along with two other passengers, while the rest of the passengers were as...
Nigerians attack chief of Army staff, Tukur Buratai, for going to play golf despite worsening insecurity
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Nigerians attack chief of Army staff, Tukur Buratai, for going to play golf despite worsening insecurity

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has been attacked online by Nigerians for attending a Golfing program on Saturday, December 5, despite the worsening insecurity across the country.   Journalist, Oyewale Olalekan Adebare , shared the photo of the Army Chief on his Twitter handle and shared his dissatisfaction ''Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff Buratai tees off today in Abuja. Out there in the North East, Boko Haram is unleashing terror, while bandits are holding the North West & Central to ransom. In April, Buratai said he won’t return to Abuja unless BH is defeated.''Jafaar tweeted     Other Nigerians also expressed their displeasure. See their tweets below  
Boko Haram: Army Holds Seminar On Spiritual Warfare
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Boko Haram: Army Holds Seminar On Spiritual Warfare

A one day seminar on spiritual warfare organized by the Nigerian army has opened in Abuja with a call on army clerics to come up with stronger ideologies to counter the religious beliefs of terrorists groups ravaging the peace of the country. The seminar which is the second to be organized by the army which has as its theme “Insecurity in Nigeria: Repositioning Authentic Religious Narratives in the Information Spectrum”, took place at the Nigerian Army Resource Center, and attended by officers and soldiers of both the Protestant, Roman Catholic and Islamic chaplaincy of the Nigerian army. Declaring the seminar open, Chief Of Army Staff(COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, said the seminar is aimed at evolving narratives to defeat the ideologies of religious based terrorist gr...
Boko Haram: We’ll not help Nigeria again, Buhari rubbished us after Jonathan left – Mercenaries
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Boko Haram: We’ll not help Nigeria again, Buhari rubbished us after Jonathan left – Mercenaries

Days after North-East Governors urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use mercenaries to fight Boko Haram, the foreign military contractors earlier engaged by Nigeria have vowed never to return. The fighters took the battle to terrorists in Sambisa forest and other enclaves during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. Then, Nigeria covertly brought in ‘military-technical advisers’ regarded as mercenaries from South Africa and the former Soviet Union. Ahead of the 2015 general election, the hitmen day and night dealt Boko Haram severe blows. Regional security, defence and diplomatic sources were aware of the development. There was also a tacit confirmation by Jonathan that two companies were providing “trainers and technicians” to help Nigerian forces. Now, ...
Terrorism May Persist For Another 20 Years In Nigeria – Buratai
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Terrorism May Persist For Another 20 Years In Nigeria – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen.Tukur Buratai, has hinted that insurgency and terrorism may continue in Nigeria for another 20 years. Buratai made the remark on his verified Facebook handle few days after Boko Haram massacred rice farmers in Borno State. There is general misunderstanding of what insurgency and terrorism entail. There is likelihood of terrorism persisting in Nigeria for another 20 years. It only depends on the level of escalation and the appropriate responses by all stakeholders both civil and military authorities. Also by both local in international actors. Citizens responsibility is equally important and imperative. All must cooperate to contain the lingering insecurity. Let there be collective action and responsibility.
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...
Borno Massacre: Army Dismisses Boko Haram’s Claim
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Borno Massacre: Army Dismisses Boko Haram’s Claim

The Defence Headquarters has dismissed the claim by the Boko Haram terrorists that the recent massacre of rice farmers in Borno was retaliation for the arrest of one of them. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, said this while giving an update on the operations of the armed forces between November 26 and December 2 on Thursday in Abuja. The terrorist group had on Tuesday released a video claiming that the terrorists carried out the massacre in retaliation for the arrest of one of them by the farmers. They also claimed that the farmers had also given information on their movement in the area to the military. Enenche said the claim was the practice of the sect with the sole motive of instigating fear in the minds of the people to discourage them...
Zabarmari: Boko Haram Has Addressed Nigerians While Buhari Hasn’t – Aisha Yesufu
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Zabarmari: Boko Haram Has Addressed Nigerians While Buhari Hasn’t – Aisha Yesufu

Human rights activist and co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls Movements, Aisha Yesufu, has decried the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to address the country on the gruesome killings of at least 43 farmers in the Zabarmari area of Borno State. Yesufu on Twitter lamented that a Boko Haram leader from the Abubakar Shekau faction had addressed the country on Tuesday while the President has yet to make an address. She noted that this suggested that Nigeria had no leader. She said: The leader of the terrorist group has addressed the nation while the ruler of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria has yet to address the country. The terrorists know their leader has got their back. Nigerians have no leader. This hurts!
Boko Haram Attacks Are International Conspiracy To Split Nigeria – Army
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Boko Haram Attacks Are International Conspiracy To Split Nigeria – Army

The Nigerian Army has said that the Boko Haram attacks are an international conspiracy to “cut Nigeria to size” and to destabilise the peace of the country. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, stated this, claiming that there are some international paymasters sponsoring Boko Haram.Musa stated this in an article he shared on social media and with journalists. The army spokesman said, “The recent killing of our people on a rice farm in Borno State was unexpected, inhuman, cowardly, dastardly and sadistic cruelty by the Boko Haram terrorists. There is no normal human being that will take pleasure in such inhuman massacre of defenceless and armless civilians, working on their farms; but that is the nature of terrorism and those who sponsor it. “There is an ...
Reno Omokri Blasts Northerners Attacking Davido For Not Speaking Up Against #ZambarmariMassacre
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Reno Omokri Blasts Northerners Attacking Davido For Not Speaking Up Against #ZambarmariMassacre

Reno Omokri has taken to his Instagram page to tackle Nigerians from Nothern Nigeria who came online to bash Davido for not speaking against the Zambarmari massacre. Over 40 farmers were slaughtered by Boko Haram members in Borno state last weekend. Northerners took to Twitter to bash the singer for not speaking against the attack. Reacting to the bashing Davido received, Reno Omokri asked the Northerners to leave Davido alone. According to him, the singer isn't their problem. His post reads: ''Leave @Davido alone. His job is to make the world a happier place. And he is exceptionally good at it. If you guys harass General @MuhammaduBuhari the way you have harassed this young man this year (we remember #EndSARS), perhaps #ZabarmariMassacre and other killings would not have ...
Boko Haram Gives Reason For Killing Farmers In Zabarmari, Issues New Warning
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Boko Haram Gives Reason For Killing Farmers In Zabarmari, Issues New Warning

Abubakar Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram, Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, has released a new video in which it claims responsibility for killing 78 farmers in Zabarmari area of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria on Saturday. HumAngle reported that the migrant farmers from Sokoto State, North-western Nigeria, were tied and slaughtered by the terrorists. The terrorists had also burnt the farm they were cultivating after beheading them one after another. In the new released three minutes 37-second video, titled “رسالة جديدة” (a new message), Boko Haram accused the farmers of arresting one of its members and handing him to the Nigerian military. “You think you can nab our brother and hand him to soldiers and live in peace,” a masked commander of the group asked in the vi...
Zambarmari Massacre: Senate President, COS, Others Pay Condolence To Borno
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Zambarmari Massacre: Senate President, COS, Others Pay Condolence To Borno

Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, Chief of Staff to the president, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu and other high level officials paid condolence visit to the people of Borno State on Monday, following the recent Boko Haram killing of 43 farm workers in the state. Garba Shehu disclosed this on his Twitter handle. He wrote: "A team of high level officials representing the Executive and Legislative arms of government was in Maiduguri on Monday to deliver a message of condolence and solidarity with the government and people of Borno State following the recent Boko Haram killing of 43 farm workers. The Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan spoke for the team and the Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari represen...
UN Withdraws Claim That 110 Farmers Died In Borno Boko Haram Attack
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UN Withdraws Claim That 110 Farmers Died In Borno Boko Haram Attack

The United Nations on Monday recanted an earlier claim that 110 farmers were killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Zabarmari community, Borno State. Local media had published a report on Saturday quoting officials of the Borno State government saying at least 43 farmers lost their lives in an attack by insurgents on a rice field. On Sunday, the Borno governor, Babagana Zulum, had during a mass burial of the deceased farmers, told journalists that 43 farmers were killed. Later on Sunday evening, the UN issued a statement which quoted the head of the UN System in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, saying that at least 110 farmers were killed in the said attack. The UN version of the death toll from Koshobe rice field went viral. In the initial UN statement, signed by Eve Sabba...
Governor Zulum Recommends the Use of Mercenaries to Defeat Boko Haram
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Governor Zulum Recommends the Use of Mercenaries to Defeat Boko Haram

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has recommended the recruitment of foreign mercenaries by the federal government to help in ending the Boko Haram war. The previous Goodluck Jonathan administration utilised foreign mercenaries, including South Africans, against Boko Haram; mainly in the build-up to the 2015 general elections. The mercenaries are believed to have contributed to the successes the military recorded in the few weeks leading to the 2015 general election. The Buhari administration, however, jettisoned the use of mercenaries, promising to equip and empower the Nigerian military to defeat the insurgents. Mr Zulum made his suggestion when he received a federal government delegation that visited the state to commiserate with the people of Borno over the Saturda...
“Boko Haram Killed 43 People” – John Enenche Counters United Nations’ Claim Of 110 Farmers Killed In Borno
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“Boko Haram Killed 43 People” – John Enenche Counters United Nations’ Claim Of 110 Farmers Killed In Borno

Nigerian Defence Headquarters' Director of Information, Maj. Gen. John Eneche has countered the United Nations' claim of 110 people being killed over the weekend in Borno. It was reported earlier that United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon said no fewer than 110 farmers were killed in Saturday, November 28 attack on rice farms in Zabarmari community in Borno state. Reacting to this in an interview on Channels Television today November 30, Eneche stated that what the military have so far counted with the locals is 43 bodies. He noted that the military is still searching for dead bodies, while also admitting that some people ran into the bush during the attack. He added that while there is a possibility of the death toll rising, he is however hopeful t...
43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm – Garba Shehu
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43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram Didn’t Have Clearance To Farm – Garba Shehu

The Presidency, today on Monday stated that the 43 farmers that were killed by Boko Haram on Saturday did not have military clearance to be on the rice farms when the attack happened. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in an interview with the BBC on Monday. He said while not blaming the victims for the incident, the truth must be said. Shehu said, “The government is sad that this tragic incident has happened. 43 or thereabout of innocent farm workers, most of them had their throats slit by a heartless band of terrorists. People need to know what it is like in the Lake Chad Basin area. “Much of those areas have been liberated from Boko Haram terrorists but there are a number of spaces that have not been cleared for t...
Zabarmari Attack: Villagers Provide Information To Boko Haram – Major General Enenche
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Zabarmari Attack: Villagers Provide Information To Boko Haram – Major General Enenche

John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations, says some residents of Borno state sabotage the efforts of the military by providing information on its movement and activities to Boko Haram. Enenche said this on Monday while answering questions on the killing of 45 farmers at Zabarmari in Jere local government area of Borno state by the insurgents when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television. He said information gathered from the attack showed that some of the insurgents were already cohabiting with the villagers before the attack. Asked how the military had no prior intelligence on the attack, Enenche said the army needs information from locals to aid its operation. “That has been our worry. It’s a concern to us. You need a guide, you need i...
Zabarmari massacre: Governors question security architecture after 43 farmers were killed by Boko Haram insurgents
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Zabarmari massacre: Governors question security architecture after 43 farmers were killed by Boko Haram insurgents

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum has reacted to the killing of rice farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents.   NGF Chairman and Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi who described the killing as “obnoxious, wicked, unwarranted and morally reprehensible”, added that it raises serious questions on the general security situation in the country and around the capability of the nation’s security architecture.   Noting that the forum would “collectively review these issues” at its next meeting to forge the way forward, Fayemi further stated that Boko Haram has been carrying out attacks each time it seems the situation is getting under control.   He said;   “This sad narrative raises serious questions on the general security situation in the country a...
#ZabarmariMassacre: Photos of the rice farmers slaughtered by Boko Haram in Borno
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#ZabarmariMassacre: Photos of the rice farmers slaughtered by Boko Haram in Borno

More than 43 farmers from Zabarmari, a farming community in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State were slaughtered by Boko Haram terrorists.   The incident happened on Saturday, November 28, at Koshebe village, in Mafa Local Government Area while the victims were working in a rice field.   One Mohammed Chiroma from Borno State, shared photos of the victims being recovered from the massacre scene. The photos shows that most of the farmers were beheaded.   The victims were buried on Sunday morning, November 29.
Pres. Buhari Condemns Killing Of 44 Farmers By Boko Haram In Borno
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Pres. Buhari Condemns Killing Of 44 Farmers By Boko Haram In Borno

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has condemned the killing of farmworkers in Borno State. The PUNCH had earlier reported that Boko Haram fighters killed at least 43 farm workers and injured six in rice fields near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Saturday. Reacting in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President expressed grief over the killing of the farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari, in Jere Local Government of Borno State, describing the terrorist killings as insane. The statement was titled, ‘President Buhari Condemns As Insane, Boko Haram Killing Of Farmers in Borno State.’ The statement quoted Buhari as saying, “I condemn the killing of our hardworking farmers by terrorists in Borno State. ...
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,...
Boko Haram reportedly beheads 43 farmers in Borno
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Boko Haram reportedly beheads 43 farmers in Borno

Suspected Boko Haram members have reportedly beheaded 43 farmers in Borno state.   According to HumaAngle, the attack happened on Saturday evening, November 28 in Zambarmari, a community that is less than 20km from Maiduguri, the state capital.   ''Boko Haram beheads 43 farmers in one of the most horrific mass murders in the history of the insurgency. HumAngle learned the barbaric incident happened this evening in Zabarmari, less than 20 km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The bodies of the 43 victims, all of whom had their throats slit, arrived Zabarmari. Residents, however, insisted they would not be buried until the state governor saw their bodies. Zabarmari is located in Jere LGA, approximately 20 km from the garrison city of Maiduguri.''   K...
Almajiris are vulnerable to the influence of Boko Haram insurgents – Governor Zulum
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Almajiris are vulnerable to the influence of Boko Haram insurgents – Governor Zulum

Governor Babagana Zulum has outlined the need to completely overhaul the Almajiri system.   Speaking on Thursday November 26 at the third northeast Governors’ forum meeting in Yola, Adamawa State, the Borno state Governor said they might end up dealing with an army of perhaps untrainable youths who inadvertently become vulnerable to the influence of social misfits like kidnappers and bandits and even terror groups like the Boko Haram insurgents unless the Almajiri system is overhauled.   Zulum said;   “Another issue, which unquestionably needs to be urgently tackled is the almajiri phenomenon and its associated challenges, which are increasingly having a telling effect on the overall socio-economic development of the society. “Unless the almajiri system is...
Governor Zulum Hails UAE For Convicting Boko Haram Sponsors, Messages Buhari
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Governor Zulum Hails UAE For Convicting Boko Haram Sponsors, Messages Buhari

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has expressed excitement over the conviction of alleged Boko Haram sponsors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Zulum said he was glad that for the first time in 11 years, there appeared to be a headway on tracking some financiers of the sect. The governor lamented that Boko Haram had killed thousands of citizens, displaced millions, and damaged private and public properties worth billions of Naira. In a statement on Tuesday by his spokesman, Isa Gusau, Zulum urged President Muhammadu Buhari to set up a multi-stakeholder committee to follow up on the UAE findings. He noted that such intelligence if authenticated, be used to expand search on other Boko Haram sponsors within and outside Nigeria. Zulum suggested that team members be drawn...
Boko Haram: N2.2bn Spent On Prayers In Nigeria & Saudi Arabia – EFCC
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Boko Haram: N2.2bn Spent On Prayers In Nigeria & Saudi Arabia – EFCC

An EFCC investigating officer, Mr Adariko Michael, on Tuesday alleged that N2.2 billion was spent on prayers in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia to win the war against insurgency in the country. Michael was giving evidence as the first prosecution witness (PW1) in the trial of retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser (ONSA) to President Goodluck Jonathan in the alleged two billion dollars arms deal fraud. Others charged with Dasuki are a former General Manager with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Aminu Baba-kusa, Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital Limited. The EFCC charged them with 32 counts bordering on misappropriation, criminal breach of trust, dishonest release and receiving various sums of money before Justice Husseini B...
Reno Omokri berates Nigerians for attacking Rahama Sadau over her backless dress but turn a blind eye at ”thieving politicians”
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Reno Omokri berates Nigerians for attacking Rahama Sadau over her backless dress but turn a blind eye at ”thieving politicians”

Reno Omokri took to his Twitter handle to berate Muslims who attacked actress Rahama Sadau over her backless dress but turn blind eye at thieving politicians.   Reno in a post shared on his Instagram page, shared photos of women from other muslim countries and wrote; ''Dear Nigerians, These are Muslim women from Egypt, Pakistan and Lebanon. Is what Rahama Sadau did really so bad? Stealing is against Christianity and Islam, yet our politicians steal and we celebrate them. We even named a stadium after the world’s biggest thief. In that same state, they voted for a governor seen on camera receiving bribes in dollars. Should we not direct anger at them rather than Rahama? How do we look to the world if we leave Boko Haram, bandits, killer herdsmen, and 13 million out of schoo...
Missing Plateau Pastor Appears In New Boko Haram Video
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Missing Plateau Pastor Appears In New Boko Haram Video

Reverend Polycap Zango, a pastor with the Church of Christ in Nations, Jos, Plateau State, who went missing while travelling to Gombe State for a conference, has appeared in a new video saying he was abducted by the Islamic State West Africa Province. Zango said he was in the custody of the insurgents alongside two other Christian women, who were also abducted. In the video, the cleric is seen seated behind a prayer mat and says he was abducted on Monday, October 2020. He said, “My name is Reverend Polycap Zango and I am a pastor at COCIN LCC Wild Life Park, Plateau State, Nigeria. “On October 19, 2020, I was travelling for a conference in Gombe when I was abducted by Boko Haram insurgents who caught me on the road. “Right now I am with them. “I am appealing to the go...
Policeman and six Boko Haram insurgents killed in Yobe gunfight
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Policeman and six Boko Haram insurgents killed in Yobe gunfight

A policeman and six members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have reportedly been killed in a gunfight in Yobe state.   Spokesman for the State Police Command, Dungus Abdulkarim told Channels Television that they are still gathering more information to give a definite number of casualties.   It was however gathered that the gunfight ensued after an evening attack by the insurgents on Babban Gida community,  the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State.
#ENDSARS: ‘Send SARS to Borno to terrorize Boko Haram terrorists’ – Reno Omokri
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#ENDSARS: ‘Send SARS to Borno to terrorize Boko Haram terrorists’ – Reno Omokri

Former aide to former Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan and author, Reno Omokri, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to send  operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, F-SARS of the Nigeria Police Force to Borno state to help in combating terrorism rather than "harming innocent Nigerians." According to Omokri, Buhari should stop 'rehabilitating Boko Haram terrorists' but instead rehabilitate Nigerians by sending SARS to Borno State to face the deadly terrorists who have been terrorising Northern Nigerians for over a decade. According to Omokri, since "SARS operatives already know how to terrorise," they would be able to fight Boko Haram terrorists. He tweeted on Sunday afternoon October 4; “General @MBuhari, stop rehabilitating Boko Haram. Rehabilitate Nigerian...
Nigerian Army colonel dies after Boko Haram ambush in Borno
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Nigerian Army colonel dies after Boko Haram ambush in Borno

A Nigerian Army colonel has died after an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.   Colonel DC Bako and some soldiers were attacked, on Sunday, September 20, when their vehicle was ambushed near Damboa, about 85 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital. He was until his death the commander of 25 Task Force Brigade in Damboa   Spokesman of the Nigeria Army, Sagir Musa, who confirmed the death in a statement on Monday September 21, said the colonel died in a military hospital where he was receiving treatment after the ambush.   “Operation LAFIYA DOLE wishes to intimate the general public of the demise of one of our gallant and finest war heroes Col DC Bako," ''It could be recalled that the professional, gallant senior officer who always led...
WAEC conducts exams in Chibok 6 years after abduction of schoolgirls
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WAEC conducts exams in Chibok 6 years after abduction of schoolgirls

Chibok Local Government of Borno State is now participating in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) for the first time in 6 years.   The Borno local government is now participating in the examination after over 200 schoolgirls were abducted in the area by Boko Haram insurgents on April 14, 2014. Following the abduction of the schoolgirls, the Federal Government had closed down schools in the area.     The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army confirmed the reopening of schools in the local government, and it was further learnt that the Government Girls’ Secondary School Chibok has been converted into a mixed school.   Abdul-Khalifa Ibrahim, acting general officer commanding (...
Boko Haram Can Invite El-Rufai To Their AGM – Yinka Odumakin
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Boko Haram Can Invite El-Rufai To Their AGM – Yinka Odumakin

Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere has hailed the leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) for withdrawing the invitation of Governor Nasir El- Rufai of Kaduna state as one of the speakers at its forthcoming 2020 Annual General Meeting. Odumakin in his latest article titled ‘ El- Rufai and The Wages Of Sin’ said like the NBA, no decent Nigerian should give El-Rufai any platform to speak to Nigerians. He wrote “The NBA has continued what I advocated that Nigerians to continue to do when the late Kashamu peers wanted to shut former President Olusegun Obasanjo up for grafting the proper epithet for the late serial fraud. Boko Haram can invite El-Rufai for their session but let no decent Nigerians give him their platforms”. El-Rufai was one of the f...
Boko Haram Terrorists Take Over Borno Community, Kill Many, Hoist Flag
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Boko Haram Terrorists Take Over Borno Community, Kill Many, Hoist Flag

Boko Haram insurgents have again attacked Kukawa town in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, killing many civilians, who returned to the community last week, military sources have told SaharaReporters. The Nigerian Army had some weeks ago claimed it embarked on clearance operations within Baga and Kukawa in Northern Borno with a view to enabling a safer environment for returning residents. SaharaReporters gathered that the insurgents also hoisted their flag in the town. A resident of Kukawa, who spoke with our correspondent, said apart from those killed, several others were left with serious bullet injuries. “The terrorists have again taken over Kukuwa, even with a statement by the army to our people that the town was safe some weeks ago. Why will the army have no...
Abubakar Shekau Condemns Kano Death Sentence Of Yahaya Sherif Aminu
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Abubakar Shekau Condemns Kano Death Sentence Of Yahaya Sherif Aminu

The embattled leader of Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lid Da’awati Wal Jihad otherwise known as Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has released 11 minutes audio in which he faulted the death sentencing of a man accused of blasphemy in Kano State. Yahaya Sherif Aminu was sentenced to death by hanging in Kano State for insulting Prophet Muhammad in a song he shared on WhatsApp in March. “We heard about something sad happening in the state where people think they are Muslims, even though they are practicing disbelief,” Shekau stated. “A singer opened his mouth and uttered unkind words against the Prophet (PBUH). It was said he was arrested and sentenced to death by hanging. “According to some people, he can appeal the judgement. But what brought this if the sentence is godly?” Shekau was...
Boko Haram Fighters Are Scavengers Desperate For Food – Buhari
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Boko Haram Fighters Are Scavengers Desperate For Food – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east as “mere scavengers desperate for food”. Speaking at a virtual meeting in the presidential villa on Tuesday, Buhari said the service chiefs had done their best but they need to develop in terms of intelligence gathering. The meeting was attended by the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, heads of defence, security, intelligence agencies, and members of the security committee of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF). Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff; Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff; Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, and Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, chief of naval staff, were in attendance. The president expressed concern over insurgents’ access to small weapons despite border closure. “These...
A Northern Governor Is The Commander Of Boko Haram – Obadiah Mailafiya
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A Northern Governor Is The Commander Of Boko Haram – Obadiah Mailafiya

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Obadiah Mailafiya has revealed that a northern governor is the commander of dreaded terror sect, Boko Haram. Mailafiya, who was interviewed on Radio station, Nigerian Info, made the disclosure while speaking on the current crisis rocking Southern Kaduna. He stated that the information was gotten from former high commanders of the group who have repented. When asked if the government was unwilling or unable to protect the people of Kaduna, Mailafiya said; "In fact, its is not only unable, it is unwilling and we have good reason to feel that they are part and parcel of the killers let me make some revelations to you" "How will a government just say it is revenge killings and so on, then you leave it there because it is...
Repentant Boko Haram Members are not Absorbed into Army – Presidency
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Repentant Boko Haram Members are not Absorbed into Army – Presidency

The Presidency has countered claims of repentant Boko Haram members being absorbed into the Nigerian Army.  In a statement released by President Buhari's spokesperson Garba Shehu today August 5, it was emphatically stated that the de-radicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration of violent extremists of the Buhari administration code named “Operation Safe Corridor,” follows an established example from countries with similar experiences, and is supported academically and materially by the European Union and the United Nations. The Presidency further stated that the programme does not have a place for hard boiled, ideologically hardened terrorists. It only admits, after careful scrutiny, repentant fighters that were captured and forced to bear arms in the first in...
Police Rescue Soldiers Kidnapped by Boko Haram
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Police Rescue Soldiers Kidnapped by Boko Haram

Two soldiers kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents along Auno road in Borno state have been rescued by policemen. PR Nigeria which cited a security situation report, said some soldiers who were on patrol suffered an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Monday July 13. The insurgents who allegedly killed two soldiers in the attack, abducted others and also went away with their gun trucks. However after a gun battle with the Counter-Terrorism unit of the Nigeria police, two soldiers were rescued and one gun-truck and rifles were recovered. The report read; “At 14.30 hrs of July 13, 20120, an army patrol team was attacked by Boko Haram along Auno road and killed two soldiers and kidnapped others while carting away two of the military’s gun trucks, AK 47Rifles and unspecified number...
Reps Probe Mass Resignation of Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram
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Reps Probe Mass Resignation of Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram

House of Representatives members have decried the mass resignation of soldiers deployed to fight Boko Haram. 350 soldiers who were deployed to fight Boko Haram in the North-East region of the country had applied to resign from military service, citing loss of interest as their reason for resigning. Speaking during Tuesday's plenary, the chief whip, Mohammed Monguno said the mass resignation is huge blow on the military’s fight against insurgency and could pose serious risks to the society especially if the resigned personnel are without jobs. He also disapproved the chief of army staff's assent to the soldiers’ request of being voluntarily disengaged without making effort to address their grievance which he said includes loss of morale, unimproved allowances and mass casualtie...