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Kano,Zamfara,Others, Close IDP Camps As Inmates Re-Unite With Relations

Kano,Zamfara,Others, Close IDP Camps As Inmates Re-Unite With Relations

The various camps established for Internally Displaced Persons in Kaduna, Kano and Zamfara States, have been closed down following the reunion of the inmates with their families. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that more than 2,000 IDPs affected by Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, were in the various camps at different times. In Kano, Alhaji Ali Bashir, ... Read More »

Twin Bomb Blasts Rock Wedding Ceremony in Borno, 7 Feared Dead

Twin Bomb Blasts Rock Wedding Ceremony in Borno, 7 Feared Dead

7 people have been confirmed dead after twin bombs rocked a wedding ceremony at Tashan Alde in Hawul Local government of Borno state this morning May 29th. Many others were left  injured. Details later. Read More »

Spain Charges Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau With Crimes Against Humanity

Spain Charges Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau With Crimes Against Humanity

Spain’s state prosecutor charged the leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, with terrorism and crimes against humanity over a 2013 attack on a Nigerian town in which a Spanish nun was assaulted, court papers said. Spain has pioneered the use of universal jurisdiction, the concept that crimes against humanity can be prosecuted across borders, in instances ... Read More »

Nigerian Troops Nab Three Bomb Makers In Gombe

Nigerian Troops Nab Three Bomb Makers In Gombe

The Nigerian troops have arrested three suspected bomb producers in Gombe State, North-eastern part of the country. The Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, said in a statement on Thursday, that “A cordon and search operations conducted by troops in Gombe yielded the arrest of 3 bomb making experts”. He explained further that “the arrested persons are suspected ... Read More »

WATCH: Captured Video Shows Foreign Fighters In Boko Haram

WATCH: Captured Video Shows Foreign Fighters In Boko Haram

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Boko Haram: NEMA Deploys Additional Staff To Borno

Boko Haram: NEMA Deploys Additional Staff To Borno

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Monday that it had deployed more field workers to Borno to cater for the increased humanitarian needs due to Boko Haram insurgency. NEMA North East Coordinator, Mohammed Kanar stated this while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri. Kanar said that the deployment was to boost camp management in the state which had continued to ... Read More »

Thousands Of Foreign Currency Found On Dead Boko Haram Commander

Thousands Of Foreign Currency Found On Dead Boko Haram Commander

The Nigerian army says thousands of foreign currency was found on a Boko Baram leader killed during its operation in Dikwa, Borno state on May 23rd. Read the official statement and see the photos below… Thousands of Euro currency was found on the body of a terrorist commander after troops successfully repelled a terrorist on Mafa towards the border. The ... Read More »

Boko Haram Beheads 10 In Adamawa Village

Boko Haram Beheads 10 In Adamawa Village

Suspected Boko Haram sect members have slaughtered no fewer than 10 people in Kwamda- Kobla village in northern parts of Adamawa State. Chairman of Madagali Local Government Area in Adamawa State, Maina Ularamu, while confirming the incident to newsmen, noted that the gunmen raided several villages in the area during the weekend. According to him, the attackers did not shoot, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Attacks Borno Town

Boko Haram Attacks Borno Town

Boko Haram fighters killed several people and destroyed dozens of homes in a raid on a town in Borno state, local residents, a vigilante and the military said on Sunday. Scores of militants in trucks and on motorcycles stormed the town of Gubio, 95 kilometres (60 miles) by road north of the state capital, Maiduguri, on Saturday night. “Boko Haram ... Read More »

Grant Amnesty To Boko Haram – Northern Elders Tell Buhari

Grant Amnesty To Boko Haram – Northern Elders Tell Buhari

Some prominent northerners including the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Mohammed Uwais and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe and former Nigerian Ambassador to the United Nations, Ibrahim Gambari have asked the President -elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, rtd, declare amnesty for Boko Haram Insurgents when he takes over power on May 29. However, Second ... Read More »

Ahead Of May 29, Police Boss Beefs Up Security Around Key Installations Nationwide

Ahead Of May 29, Police Boss Beefs Up Security Around Key Installations Nationwide

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, has ordered that security be beefed up around key and vulnerable installations ahead of the 29th May inauguration. According to a statement issued by the Police Spokesman, Emmanuel Ojukwu, Zonal Assistant Inspector Generals (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CP) in States were specifically ordered to take steps to protect critical infrastructure like ... Read More »

Borno Seeks Support As 126 Babies Are Delivered At IDPs Camps Daily

Borno Seeks Support As 126 Babies Are Delivered At IDPs Camps Daily

Borno State government is seeking both local and international support to enable it cater adequately for persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in the state. This is because each of the 21 internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp records about six child births daily. This makes a total of 126 babies daily from the 21 camps. Alhaji Grema Terab, the executive ... Read More »

Boko Haram Attacks Plateau State, Kills 26 & Burns 45 Houses

Boko Haram Attacks Plateau State, Kills 26 & Burns 45 Houses

Suspected Boko Haram has invaded communities in Barkin Ladi local government of Plateau state killing 26 members of the community. The two communities attacked in two days are Inding village and Ropp village, both in Barkin Ladi local government. In the attack in Ropp village on Wednesday afternoon, nine members of the villages were burnt to ashes inside a room ... Read More »

Filmmaker Discusses Challenges While Covering War Against Boko Haram

Filmmaker Discusses Challenges While Covering War Against Boko Haram

Filmmaker Charles Emptaz talks about the challenges he faced while being embedded with the Chadian Army. Few journalists have managed to gain access to Boko Haram’s heartland in northern Nigeria. Those that have, usually embed with one of the regional armies fighting the armed insurgents under the umbrella of the African Union. Charles Emptaz and Marine Courtade were given access ... Read More »

Extend Niger Delta Amnesty Programme To North-East – Savannah Centre Conference

Extend Niger Delta Amnesty Programme To North-East – Savannah Centre Conference

Participants at the just-concluded two-day post-election conference on security and governance, organised by the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development have come up with a 25-point recommendation for consideration by the incoming government of President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari. Prominent among the recommendations was the call for the incoming government to replicate the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme which, it ... Read More »