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Boko Haram Retakes Border Town From Army

Boko Haram Retakes Border Town From Army

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have forced hundreds of soldiers to flee Marte, a border town along the shores of the Lake Chad, a local official and witnesses said Friday. “The terrorists, numbering over 2,000, appeared from various directions on Thursday and engaged the soldiers in Kirenowa town and adjoining communities in Marte,” said Imamu Habeeb, a local community leader. “They fought ... Read More »

Troops Retreat From Sambisa Forest After Landmines Kill Soldiers, Vigilantes

Troops Retreat From Sambisa Forest After Landmines Kill Soldiers, Vigilantes

Nigerian troops were forced to retreat from Sambisa Forest as they took the battle to the stronghold of Islamist sect Boko Haram, after a landmine blast killed one soldier and three vigilantes. The Military said on Wednesday that soldiers were conducting offensives “in some forest locations” in the area after it was announced last week that the operations were imminent. ... Read More »

Boko Haram Runs Out Of Arms, Ammunition, Says Escapee

Boko Haram Runs Out Of Arms, Ammunition, Says Escapee

Remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists have run out of arms and ammunitions, as the Nigerians military intensifies attack on Sambisa Forest, an escapee and military sources have revealed. This is even as the Director Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade confirmed to newsmen in Abuja that ground troops with support from airstrikes have stormed sambisa forest combing terrorists from ... Read More »

Chad’s Army Rescues 43 Boko Haram Child Soldiers In Nigeria

Chad’s Army Rescues 43 Boko Haram Child Soldiers In Nigeria

Col. Azem Agouna, Chadian Army Spokesman, said on Wednesday that they have repatriated 43 children, who had been kidnapped by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram and forced to become child soldiers. He said in N’djamena that the children, who are aged 12 and older and are Chadian nationals, were found in the Nigerian town of Damasak, in North-Eastern Borno. Damasak was ... Read More »

War Against Boko Haram Captured, Watch How Nigerian Army Invaded Bama

War Against Boko Haram Captured, Watch How Nigerian Army Invaded Bama

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Boko Haram Leader, Shekau Shuns TIME 100 Gala

Boko Haram Leader, Shekau Shuns TIME 100 Gala

As expected the leader of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, who was named among the 100 Most Influential People in the world by Time Magazine, did not attend the Gala 100 held in New York. The event held at Lincoln Center, New York was put together to celebrate the 100 influential people in the world. His selection drew criticism ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kill 2 Soldiers, Injure 7 In Baga

Boko Haram Kill 2 Soldiers, Injure 7 In Baga

Two soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram rocket attack on a military vehicle in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga, residents told pressmen on Tuesday. Six other soldiers and a civilian vigilante were critically injured when their vehicle hit a mine planted by the Islamists just outside the town in Borno state on Sunday, they added. Boko Haram seized ... Read More »

Jonathan Rejects Foreign Troops In Fight Against Boko Haram

Jonathan Rejects Foreign Troops In Fight Against Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday in Abuja urged the United Nations to focus more on helping Nigeria with the rehabilitation and reconstruction of persons and communities affected by terrorism in Northern Nigeria rather than deploying an international force to the country. Speaking at an audience with the Special Representatives of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and Central Africa, Mohammed Ibn ... Read More »

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari: We Will Stop Boko Haram

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari: We Will Stop Boko Haram

When Boko Haram attacked a school in the town of Chibok, in northeastern Nigeria, kidnapping more than 200 girls, on the night of April 14, 2014, the people of my country were aghast. Across the world, millions of people joined them in asking: How was it possible for this terrorist group to act with such impunity? It took nearly two ... Read More »

New York’s Empire State Building Lit In Red & Purple In Honour Of Chibok Girls #Photo

New York’s Empire State Building Lit In Red & Purple In Honour Of Chibok Girls #Photo

  The world remembers OUR CHIBOK GIRLS which is …Wonderful! Read More »

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army Acquits 57 Soldiers, Sentences 15

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army Acquits 57 Soldiers, Sentences 15

Reports reveal that a special court martial of the Nigerian Army has discharged and acquitted 57 soldiers who were accused of losing their weapons as well as embarking on absence without official leave, AWOL, in the course of the war against Boko Haram insurgents. The court martial, which sat at the Army Headquarters, AHQ, Garrison in Abuja, however convicted 15 ... Read More »

How We Will Stop Boko Haram- Muhammadu Buhari

How We Will Stop Boko Haram- Muhammadu Buhari

WHEN Boko Haram attacked a school in the town of Chibok, in northeastern Nigeria, kidnapping more than 200 girls, on the night of April 14, 2014, the people of my country were aghast. Across the world, millions of people joined them in asking: How was it possible for this terrorist group to act with such impunity? It took nearly two ... Read More »

3 Girls Who Escaped From Boko Haram’s Mass Abduction Have A Wonderful Message For The World

3 Girls Who Escaped From Boko Haram’s Mass Abduction Have A Wonderful Message For The World

Al Jazeera spoke with the girls, who were abducted along with more than 200 of their classmates before jumping off of the trucks of their kidnappers. The three girls are now attending college at the University of Nigeria in Yola. When asked if they want to go back to their hometown of Chibok, all three girls say yes. “I want some ... Read More »

Boko Haram: My Administration Will Resume Training Agreement With US – Gen. Buhari

Boko Haram: My Administration Will Resume Training Agreement With US – Gen. Buhari

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari says his administration would welcome the resumption of a military training agreement with the United States as part of efforts to end Boko Haram insurgency in the country. The training agreement had been halted by the administration of President Goodluckk Jonathan when it could not meet its part of the deal. The agreement required Nigeria to provide ... Read More »

Buhari On Boko Haram, Says PDP Humiliated Nigeria

Buhari On Boko Haram, Says PDP Humiliated Nigeria

President -Elect General Muhammadu  Buhari (rtd.) at the weekend spoke to newsmen in his home town, Daura, Katsina State after casting his vote on a number of issues. Excerpts… There have been reports that you promised to end Boko Haram within two months, but your media team reacted saying you never said so. We want you to use this opportunity ... Read More »