Tagged: Boko Haram

Damaturu IDP camp records 22 marriages, 81 deliveries in 20 months

No fewer than 22 marriage contracts were sealed and 81 babies delivered in the past 20 months at the Pompomari Internally Displaced Persons camp in Damaturu,  Executive Secretary, Yobe Emergency Management Agency, Musa Jidawa , has disclosed. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu on Saturday that the camp, established in March 2015 for IDPs from villages in Gujba Local Government Area displaced by insurgents, also recorded 18 deaths during the period under review. Mr. Jidawa, who is also the Secretary of the State Committee on Resettlement and Rehabilitation of IDPs, said the camp...
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Sheriff Sues Borno State Over Boko Haram Comments

Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has sued the Borno state government after being recently accused of having knowledge about Boko Haram. Addressing newmen on Monday, on Sheriff's behalf in Abuja, the deputy national chairman for his People Democratic Party-led faction, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh announced that Sheriff has sued the Borno State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, ?Barrister Kaka Shehu Lawan?. He said in Suit No. FCT/HC/CU/2494/2016, Barrister Lawan and three other persons are the defendants. ?"It is on record that when Sheriff was Governor of Borno State, he suppressed and completely routed the...
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Army hands over 316 rustled cows to Borno government.

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday handed over 316 cows suspected to have been rustled by the Boko Haram terrorists to the Borno Government for upkeep. Col. Mustapha Anka, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Department, handed over the cows to Alhaji Kakashehu Lawan, the Commissioner for Justice at a ceremony in Maiduguri. Anka explained that the cows were arrested as part of investigation into alleged large scale rustling by the Boko Haram terrorists. He said that the hand over followed a directive from the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 division of the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Victor...
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Military Releases List Of 55 Wanted Boko Haram Suspects

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin, has released a banner containing photographs and names of 55 suspected Boko Haram terrorists wanted for various attacks and terror activities in the northeast where the military is currently prosecuting a war against the insurgents. He launched the latest batch of the terrorist suspects on Monday in Maiduguri, bringing the total number of those declared wanted by the military since last year to 155. The Army had late last year published the first set of 100 suspected members of the terrorist sect, Boko Haram wanted by the Nigerian state, and...
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Many feared killed, several injured as Nigerian soldiers, Boko Haram battle in Borno

A yet unknown number of Boko Haram fighters were reported killed and several others injured in northern Borno on Saturday as Nigerian soldiers engaged the terrorists in intense gunfight.   The battle, sources said, began after Boko Haram fighters attacked troops of the 119 Task Force Battalion stationed in Kangarwa.   The Nigerian troops gallantly fought back, killing an unknown number of the attackers and injuring several others.   Nine soldiers were however injured in battle, our sources said.   On Saturday, a patrol team from Baga which went to evacuate the...
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No Mercenaries Involved In Fight Against Boko Haram- Military

The military said yesterday that it had both the capacity and capability to defeat the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists in the North East, and so would not engage mercenaries to achieve such feat. In a statement from the Defence Headquarters, DHQ, released by the Acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, the military insisted that it had the ability to clear the remnants of the terrorists from the area without seeking any assistance of mercenaries. It said the statement was in response to a media report that it was considering the engagement of mercenaries in its prosecution of the...
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Zahra Buhari, mother shed tears as Col. Abu-Ali is laid to rest.

Zahra Buhari, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari, has revealed that she never attended a burial ceremony until Monday when the remains of Abu Ali, the brave soldier killed by Boko Haram, were interred. Ali, alongside six officers brought down in the line of duty, was buried at the National Cemetery, Abuja, on Monday. The other soldiers who died in the attack were Muazu Ibrahim, Hussani Jafaru, Bassey Okon, Chukwu Simon, Salisu Lawal, and Patrick Paul. Even, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, could not fight back tears when he read the funeral oration at the gravesides of the...
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Soldiers kill two Boko Haram insurgents in Borno shootout.

Troops of 8 the Task Force Division of the Nigerian Army on Thursday intercepted a group of suspected Boko Haram insurgents allegedly on a mission to loot logistics supplies in surrounding villages. Colonel Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations Department, made the disclosure in a statement issued to newsmen in Maiduguri, Borno State. Usman said that the troops were patrolling the Monguno-Brimari Road when the incident occurred. The statement said: “On sighting the patrol, the insurgents engaged the troops in a shootout that lasted for about 15 minutes before they were overpowered by...
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Report Claims Nigerian Security Officials Are Sexually Exploiting Women, Girls Displaced By Boko Haram

Government officials and other authorities in Nigeria have raped and sexually exploited women and girls displaced by the conflict with Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The rights group said in a statement that the government was not doing enough to protect displaced women and girls and ensure that they have access to basic rights and services or to sanction the abusers, who include camp leaders, vigilante groups, policemen, and soldiers. Human Rights Watch said in July, it documented sexual abuse, including rape and exploitation, of 43 women and girls living in seven internally displaced persons...
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VP Osinbajo to deliver lecture on Boko Haram at Harvard University

The Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will continue the global campaign against Boko Haram insurgency in a lecture he would deliver at the Harvard University, Boston, in the U.S. on Thursday. A statement issued by the Vice President’s spokesman, Mr. Laolu Akande, on Thursday, said the lecture at the Harvard’s “Nigeria in the World” seminar is at the invitation of the university. It added that Prof. Osinbajo would be talking on “Destroying Boko Haram and the Rebuilding of Nigeria’s North-East”. Akande said Osinbajo would highlight the progress made by the Buhari presidency in degrading Boko...
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Released 21 Chibok Girls Reunite With Their Parents. See Emotional Photos.

The 21 Chibok Girls released on Thursday, October 13th by the deadly Boko Haram Sect after over two years in Captivity have finally reunited with their parents. The 21 Chibok Girls who are currently receiving treatment at a government facility in Abuja, met with their parents for the first time since April 13th, 2014. See more photos below.  
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Read About The Women Who Love & Miss Their Boko Haram Husbands

 A few dozen women sit on mats in the shadow of a neem tree. Their giggles rise with the hot dusty air as they sketch elaborate designs on their hands with henna. Some of the women wear abayas; others wear short-sleeved blouses with long skirts and hijabs. They talk about their children, their hair, what they will cook that evening after breaking their Ramadan fast. After a while, the conversation turns to their husbands. "Oh, my husband, I love him so much," says Aisha the Amira. The flamboyant 25-year-old flings her head back as she laughs. In a flowing gown and a tall, majestic head wrap, she...
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Boko Haram ‘Kills’ Chibok Girl’s Father In Borno Village

Lalai Nkeki, the father of Kauna, one of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, has been killed by Boko Haram. Hosea Tsambido, Chairman of the Chibok community in Abuja, told TheCable that Nkeki was killed at Kubumbalah, a village near Chibok, last Monday when insurgents attacked some villages in Borno State, killing at least eight other people and hoisting their flag. The Nigeria army, though countered the report that some persons were killed in the attack. “Kauna’s father, Nkeki, was killed in an attack at Kubumbalah, near Chibok two days ago by Boko Haram,” Tsambido said in a telephone...
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Insane Shekau must release Chibok girls unconditionally – Army

The Nigerian Army has described the controversial factional leader of Boko Haram terrorists, as mentally ill and unstable person whose end is near, despite issuing threats in the latest video. The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, in a statement yesterday, said the video clip is a mere propaganda and sign of desperation for a man who was reported to have been “Fatally wounded” in military air strike. “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a video clip released by the so-called Abubakar Shekau faction of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists group this...
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Army Rescues 43 People From Boko Haram, 500 Cows

The Nigerian military has rescued 43 abducted persons and recovered 500 cows from fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in Mafa. The military operation for the mission occurred Sunday morning after eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists abducted some cattle rearers and livestock at gunpoint at Dalakalari general area, Mafa Local Government Area. Some well meaning people informed the military who swung into action and pursued the terrorists. The terrorists, sensing danger, ran and abandoned the livestock just before Panamri village. The troops were able to rescue 43 persons and 500 cows taken by...
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Seven Niger Soldiers Killed By Boko Haram

 Seven Niger soldiers were killed and eight others wounded in two separate attacks by Boko Haram Islamists over the past week, the army has said. The two attacks took place in the southeastern Diffa region near the border with Nigeria, according to a military statement released late on Tuesday. Five of them were killed in an ambush on Monday morning carried out by "members of the Boko Haram terrorist group" which also left six others wounded. In an earlier incident on September 8, two soldiers were killed and another two wounded when their patrol vehicle went over "an improvised explosive device", the...
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How Boko Haram Lures Youths, Pupils With Interest-Free Loans

New reports by an international aid organisation, Mercy Corps, have revealed how Boko Haram insurgents use informal micro credit schemes and promises of safety to recruit hundreds of youths and pupils as fighters.   The beneficiaries, the reports funded by the Ford Foundation added, received amounts ranging from N10,000 to N1m in order to buy motorcycles, restock their trading stores and grow their small-scale businesses.   The reports, presented on Thursday in Lagos, also highlighted how repression from the military and access to interest-free finance, among others, had perpetuated...
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Buhari Agrees To Swap Boko Haram Prisoners For Chibok Girls

Nigeria’s President has again renewed his commitment to the rescue of the Chibok girls, saying government will not give up in the search.   Commenting on this via Twitter on Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari paid glowing tributes to the military for their efforts in the war against insurgency in Nigeria’s northeast.   The President also said he is willing to swap Boko Haram prisoners for the Chibok girls.   But that is on condition that they are able to list those they want released and then come out to discuss with the Federal Government.   He says the Federal...
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