Tagged: Boko Haram

Why Military Is Yet To Defeat Boko Haram- Service Chiefs

Against the backdrop of recent deadly attacks carried out in some towns in Borno State by Boko Haram, the nation’s Service Chiefs have  opened up to the  leadership of the Senate why they have been  unable to successfully prosecute the insurgency war.  They complained of lack of funds to buy equipment and also, lamented the failure of the Federal Government to release funds appropriated for the prosecution of war in the 2015 budget.  These factors were revealed to the Senate leadership and disclosed  by the office of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki in a statement yesterday. The closed-door...
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FG Debunks Jonathan’s Weapons Claim On Fight Against Boko Haram

The Nigerian government has said that whatever weapons that were procured by the Jonathan Administration for the military to prosecute the war against terrorism were substandard and could not have been responsible for the string of successes recorded by the military in recent times. In a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, described as “unfortunate and unsubstantiated” the statement credited to former President Goodluck Jonathan attributing the recent successes in the war to the weapons bought by his administration that were delivered after he...
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Boko Haram: FG To Establish Trauma Centre In North East

Federal Government has concluded arrangements for the establishment of trauma centres in the North East and other areas affected by the Boko Haram crisis to treat victims before the end of this year. It will also set up healthcare centres/clinics in each of the ward areas of the federation in order to provide healthcare delivery services at the doorstep of the masses. Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewale, disclosed this yesterday when he led other senior health officials on a courtesy call on Governor Kashim Shettima at the Government House in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Professor Adewale...
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Boko Haram’s Plan To Attack Bauchi Uncovered

Security agencies are on the alert following intelligence reports of possible Boko Haram attack in Bauchi State. The insurgents, according to the intelligence reports, are planning to enter and strike Bauchi, having been pushed from their base in Sambisa forest by the renewed military onslaught. This was disclosed during a two-day workshop on the Roles of Private Guards in Curbing Insurgency in Bauchi State organised by the state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in collaboration with the state government. According to findings of intelligence gathering, the insurgents plan to...
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US Donates 24 Mine Resistant Vehicles Worth $11m To Nigerian Army

he United States will today donate 24 mine resistant armor military vehicles to the Nigerian army as part of its promises to aid Nigeria in it's fight against the dreaded terrorist group- Boko Haram. The vehicles worth $11m will be given to military officials at the Nigerian Army 9th Brigade Parade ground,Ikeja. A statement yesterday, by the Public Affairs Section of the US Consulate General Lagos, said: “The US is pleased to donate 24 Mine-Resistant, Armor-Protected (MRAP) vehicles valued at $11m to Nigeria’s military authorities. “The equipment donation represents part of the continuing US...
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Boko Haram: NGO Calls For Urgent Action To Save Female Suicide Bombers

A Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO), Girl-Child Rights Awareness Initiative in Africa, has called for urgent action against female suicide bombers in Nigeria. The group made the call on Tuesday in Osogbo through its Executive Director, Mrs Tope Awe while reacting to latest suicide bombings in Madagali, Adamawa and Maiduguri, the Borno capital, said that the situation required quick action to save the girl-child. According to her, the challenges facing the girl-child in the Northern part of the country is enormous to the extent that any other one like the present suicide bombing can be catastrophic. She...
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Army Kills Notorious Boko Haram Chieftain, Members In Borno

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its troops in Borno killed a notorious member of the extremist Boko Haram sect as well as two other members known for terrorising remote community in the North-east state. The spokesperson for the army, Sani Usman, a colonel, said the suspected terrorists were killed by personnel on ‘fighting patrol’. ?The statement said, ”As part of their determined efforts to rid the society of all known Boko Haram terrorists enclaves and hideouts, troops of 25 Task Force Brigade based on tip off conducted a fighting patrol along Damboa-Njaba-Bale road in Borno State. ”The troops...
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Buhari Denies Receiving $300,000 Compensation From Jonathan For Boko Haram’s Attack On Convoy

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to claims he received a compensation of $300,000 from former President Goodluck Jonathan after Boko Haram terrorists attacked his convoy in Kaduna last year. In a statement by Femi Adesina, his special adviser on media and publicity, Mr. Buhari said he received “nothing untoward, illegal or tending to corruption” from Mr. Jonathan before or after the attack. The statement reads, “Our attention has been drawn to reports making the rounds, especially on internet-based media, that President Muhammadu Buhari received $300,000.00 and up to five armoured SUVs from the...
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Buhari Blames Previous Administration For Inability To Tackle Boko Haram

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has blamed the previous government at all levels for what he called “abuse of trust in the purchase of equipment and other ammunition to fight the war against Boko Haram”. A situation, the President, said has cost Nigeria huge loss of lives and property. The President made this disclosure while addressing members of the House of Representatives, who he hosted to a presidential dinner at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa. President Buhari described as unfortunate, a situation where the Nigerian Army which defended Africa in peacekeeping operations, could...
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Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Kill 9 In Cameroon

9 people including three suicide bombers have been confirmed dead after the suicide bombers attacked Platari and Walasa quarters of Waza in Far North Cameroun yesterday night. Two of the suicide bombers detonated their bombs which killed them and 6 others while the third suicide bomber was killed before he could detonate his bomb.
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Be Careful With Hampers This Christmas – Police Warn Nigerians

Nigerians have been warned to be careful with hampers this Christmas season.The security alert was issued by the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, on Monday,cautioning Nigerians to be extra alert while receiving gifts during the Yuletide season so as to avoid receiving explosive-laden hampers as gifts. In a statement signed by the Force Spokesperson, Acting, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, Arase warned against the use of fireworks such as “bangers” and other explosives as they could further heighten the fear of insecurity during the festive season. The statement said, “The IGP also enjoined...
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Boko Haram Attacks Niger Village, Kills 18

Eighteen people were killed and 100 homes torched in an attack in the dead of night by Boko Haram fighters on a village in southeastern Niger, local authorities told said on Thursday. "The toll is 18 dead, 11 hurt, almost 100 homes burned down" in the village of Wogom late Wednesday, the mayor of the nearby town of Bosso, Bako Mamadou. A humanitarian worker said the Islamists came from Nigeria and crossed the Komadougou Yobe river, the border between Niger and Nigeria. Armed jihadists and suicide bombers from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist group have staged repeated attacks since February in Niger's...
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Wanted Boko Haram Commanders Arrested In Yobe

Nigerian Army said it had so far arrested three senior members of Boko Haram insurgents on the wanted list in Yobe State. The Army headquarters recently made public 100 names of some Boko Haram members on its wanted list and urged the public to help the army locate the notorious insurgents. Briefing the media in Damaturu, Yobe State capital, commandant of the 27th Task Force Brigade, Colonel Dahiru Bako, said one of the suspects was arrested in Jakusko Local Government Area, while the remaining two were nabbed in Damaturu. The commander said the current onslaught on the militants within the state and the...
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UN Condemns Yola Attack

United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, on Thursday condemned Tuesday’s bomb attack in Yola, Adamawa, North-East of Nigeria, which claimed many lives and left others injured. …

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Senegal To Ban The Full-Face Veil Amidst Growing Terror Threat

Following the arrest of four imams accused of having ties to Boko Haram terrorist group, Senegal plans to ban women from wearing the full-face Islamic veil in public in an attempt to curb terrorism. The move announced on Tuesday, November 17, by Interior Minister Abdoulaye Daouda, prohibits women from wearing burqas where only their eyes can be seen. Daouda says the law is not anti-Islamic as Senegal is a Muslim majority nation instead he says it's a question of national security. Boko Haram has used suicide bombers hiding their explosives beneath loose clothing to carry out scores of attacks in...
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Rebuilding What Was Broken: The Future Awards Africa Dreams Big For Mubi, Yola And Chibok

The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) team intends to visit 100 African cities in one year as part of events leading up to its 10th anniversary. The tour, they say, will help re-focus attention on the issues faced by young Africans, emphasize how members of their “global brain trust” across the world have solved these issues and then set up hubs of past winners, nominees, partners and volunteers in each city they visit to help solve the problems. The early cities visited by the TFAA team received blasé responses from the watching public. Enugu, Banjul, Ibadan, Akure, Port Harcourt and Kano are all important...
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Troops Clear Nine Boko Haram Strongholds In Borno

Troops of 115 Task Force Battallion under 28 Task Force Brigade have, in a major boost, cleared nine more Boko Haram terrorists strongholds around Lassa axis of Borno State. A statement by a military spokesman, Colonel Tukur Gusau, said the troops cleared Lassa, Muthavo, Dagu Kumabza, Isge, Unworo Zangore, Kilekasa And Pumpum while on clearance operations between November 3 and 5. During the offensive, four Boko Haram terrorists met their waterloo in the hands of gallant troops of the Nigerian Army. Some of the terrorists fled, abandoning their weapons. The military spokesman said they left seven den...
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No Boko Haram Inmates In Ebonyi- Gov. Umahi

Gov. Dave Umahi, has dismissed media reports that Boko Haram members relocated from Ekwulobia Prisons in Anambra State were transferred to Ebonyi State. Umahi’s Chief Press Secretary, Emma Anya, yesterday disclosed how the governor made dramatic phone calls based on the re­ports only to find out that the news was false. “We read with utter dis­gust, stories by two na­tional dailies that there was panic in Ebonyi State over rumoured transfer of some Boko Haram inmates from Ekwulobia Prisons in Anam­bra to Abakaliki Prisons. “His Excellency, the Gov­ernor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, is...
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Troops Clear More Boko Haram Camps, Kill 30, Rescue 338 Captives (Viewer Discretion)

Troops of 28 Task Force Brigade Nigerian Army deployed at Bitta and Pridang carried out a successful raid on suspected Boko Haram terrorists camps at Bulajilin and Manawashe villages along Bita and Damboa road at the fringes of Sambisa forest yesterday. The troops were able to killed 30 Boko Haram terrorists. The unit also rescued 338 persons that were held captive by the terrorists in the enclaves. The rescued persons which comprised of male 8, female 138 and children 192, have since been evacuated to Mubi. Troops also recovered arms and ammunitions during the raid operation which include 1 General Purpose...
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