Tagged: Boko Haram

Boko Haram: 75 NSCDC Personnel Killed In Borno In 2016 – Officials

The Borno Command of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps says 75 personnel of the command were killed while 15 were declared missing in action in the year 2016.   The Commandant of the Corps, Ibrahim Abdullahi, told journalists in a news conference that the officers were killed in separate attacks in Gwoza and Gamboru Ngala in the Boko Haram insurgency.   “We have alerted our sister agencies on the issues while the NSCDC national headquarters have assisted the families of the bereaved.” he said.   Abdullah noted that about 19 area offices belonging to the NSCDC across the...
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Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Attack On Nigerian University Of Maiduguri

The leader of Boko Haram Islamist terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the dawn attack on a mosque at the University of Maiduguri. The attack carried out by a 7-year old suicide bomber killed a university professor and 3 others.  Security forces said they foiled a third attack near the university by killing another suicide bomber strapped with a suicide vest.   Shekau released an audio in Hausa last night claiming they carried out the attack because the university was mixing "Islam with democracy."   He said "we carried out the University of Maiduguri Bomb at...
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Troops Arrest Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have continued their mop up operations around the Sambisa Forest area and its surrounding environment in Borno State.   On Wednesday, four suspected fleeing members of the Boko Haram Sect were arrested by Troops of 27 Task Force Brigade stationed in Bara, during one of their patrols to Madaki Village in Biu Local Government Area of the state.   According to the Army, the suspects were intercepted at the outskirt of the town alongside 100 concealed motorcycles, which were also recovered from them.   The Director Army Public Relation, Brig. Gen....
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The many tribulations of Nigerian journalists working in the shadow of Boko Haram – By Abang Mercy

“A 9-year-old boy, dressed for school, turns to say goodbye. Within the twinkle of an eye, a bullet from an AK47 rifle makes its way through his body. I watch him drop dead immediately. His crime? He wore a school uniform and was headed for school”. Sixty-three-year-old veteran journalist Ahmed Juba immediately breaks down in tears as he tries to recall all that had happened that fateful day. “That was when I knew this is war. I was headed to the office, running after a story, then I held back; I carried the lifeless body of Musa, a story was before me,” he said. Journalists from the front...
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Borno LG chairman Shettima is a ‘big supporter’ of Boko Haram – Army

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the arrest of Shettima Lawan, chairman of Mafa local government area of Borno state, describing him as a big supporter of Boko Haram. Lucky Irabor, theatre commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, said this at a news conference in Maiduguri, on Wednesday. He accused Lawan and his father of providing moral support for the sect. “All I can say is that the chairman is a big supporter of Boko Haram,” he said. “We heard that he harboured Boko Haram members along with his father. He kept the Boko Haram members because the father begged him to do so. “The chairman was...
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Army arrests Frenchman who repairs Boko Haram’s equipment in Sambisa

A French man, who was captured in Sambisa forest during the invasion of Boko Haram’s stronghold by the Nigerian soldiers, is currently in the custody of the army. According to Daily Trust, the suspect has been identified as a French citizen. Until his arrest, he specialised in repairing and unlocking armoured personnel carriers (APCs) and other fighting equipment of the insurgents. The newspaper said the man’s identity was being concealed by the federal government and military authorities for diplomatic reasons. “He was arrested along the Bama axis of the Sambisa forest and agreed to give...
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Primary School Kids donate N2.5 million sanitary kits to soldiers fighting Boko Haram

Pupils of Children International School, Lekki in Lagos State, at an emotional event on Monday in Maiduguri, Borno State, donated sanitary kits worth about N2.5 million to soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents in North-east Nigeria. The pupils raised the money for the items by forfeiting their lunch in appreciation of the troops’ sacrifices for the country. The contribution was coordinated by a Lagos based non-governmental organisation known as Volt Club, which conveyed the items to Maiduguri on behalf of the pupils. Leader of the delegation and Volt Club’s Head of Assesment, Bhila Khipani,...
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Boko Haram Now Disguising As Menial Workers, DHQ Alerts Nigerians

Defence Headquarters, Tuesday,warned Nigerians to to be wary of people entering their communities as menial workers, saying it was a new strategy employed by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists to get at their targets. In a statement, by Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar,its Director of Information, the Defence Headquarters insisted that the terrorists, in their desperation to get at their targets, have resorted to disguising as menial workers. The statement read: ”The Defence Headquarters wishes to alert members of the public of another antic being employed by the escaping Boko Haram terrorists that were...
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Adamawa State Government to ban use of Hijab over suicide attacks.

As part of efforts to reduce suicide attacks, the Adamawa State government may temporarily review the use of hijab in troubled areas in the state.   This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mallam Ahmad Sajoh on Sunday in Yola.   Sajoh said the decision was taken at the emergency security meeting over the Friday’s twin bomb blasts in Madagali market.   He said Governor Bindow met with stakeholders to discuss the decision.   He also said those who attacked madagali on Friday were in hijab.   “We also resolved in the...
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Soldiers, Policemen Arrested For ‘Raping, Sexually Exploiting’ Women Displaced By Boko Haram

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Ibrahim Idris, said two policemen, three army personnel, one prison official, one Air Force personnel, a staff of Borno Ministry for Agriculture and two members of the Civilian JTF have been arrested for sexually abusing women and girls displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency. A report published in Human Rights Watch, in October, detailed how government officials abused and raped women living at IDP camps in Borno State. The report documented sexual abuse, including rape and exploitation, of 43 women and girls living in seven internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in...
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Nigeria University reconciles Christians, Muslims divided by Boko Haram

The American University of Nigeria (AUN) on Tuesday took a major step to reconcile residents of Mubi Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Mubi is one of the local government areas in Nigeria’s North-east zone that Boko Haram insurgents overran and occupied for months in 2014. During the crisis, the relationship between Christians and Muslims in the town said to be one of the largest in the state, was seriously strained. But through its Peer-to-Peer Challenging Extremism campaign tagged, #IAmABeliever, the AUN brought members of Christian and Muslim self-protection groups together for training...
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30 Boko Haram Insurgents Killed in Unsuccessful Highway Ambush

As the military offensive continues in the North-east, about 30 suspected members of Boko Haram were believed to have met their waterloo in the hands of Nigerian troops, when they attempted to ambush a convoy of local government officials and travellers along Bama road after Nguro-Soye in Borno State. Troops from 121 Task Force Battalion, Pulka were escorting local government officials from Pulka to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, when the incident occurred on Saturday morning, according to reports. The Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Gwoza Local Government Area, Hon. Saeed Salisu Sambo, who was in the...
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Suicide Bomb Attack Kills 2 At Motorpark In Maiduguri

At least two persons were, on Wednesday night, killed in a suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.   An electronic message sent to newsmen by the Police Public Relations Officer of the Borno State Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police Victor Isuku, said the attack occurred at Muna Garage.   "About 2106hrs of 23/11/2016, an explosion occurred at Muna Garage along Gamboru-Ngala Road, Maiduguri. Two persons including the suicide bomber died on the spot," the message stated.   It added that a Mercedes-Benz car with registration...
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Boko Haram Places Massive Order For Sex Enhancing Drugs, STDs Treatment Drugs

Nigerian troops fighting the terrorist Boko Haram group in the north-east state of Borno on Sunday intercepted two suspected members of the sect believed to be on a mission to procure drugs for libido enhancement, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and other illnesses. A military insider said that the two men were intercepted by men of the 112 Task Force Battalion as they tried to cross from Anadawa village to Minari on motorcycle. The troops, who mounted a roadblock at Kasasewa village, trailed the suspected terrorists to Anadawa and quickly opened fire on them after realising they were fully...
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How I was captured, forced to marry Boko Haram terrorist – Cameroonian

It was a few minutes after midday, and the sun was already blazing at the Dalori-1 camp for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. At this time of the day, usually, only the trees can provide the much-needed cool to wade off dehydration. The displaced children had to shift their play from the burning grounds to the cool shades of the cascading Neem trees. So was the case for the elderly inmates who had to also move out of their tarpaulin shelters. Young men were spotted in various locations chatting away; some had already dozed off, apparently helped by the...
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BREAKING: Bomb explosion rocks Maiduguri.

Reports reaching DAILY POST have it that an improvised explosive Device, IED, exploded this morning behind the Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri, Borno State.   As at the time of filing this report, information on the attack is sketchy and there have been no reactions from both the Army and the camp of Boko Haram insurgents.   It is, however, not clear if any causality was recorded.   Army Spokesman, Sani Usman, has not been briefed yet on the attack, but will get back to our reporter with details.   Details later…
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Boko Haram has dragged Borno 50 years back – Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima has said Borno State has been dragged 50 years back because of attacks on lives and property by the Boko Haram terrorist group. The governor disclosed this yesterday in Abuja while presenting a request to the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the recognition of Borno State University. He revealed that a total of 5,335 classrooms and other academic buildings were destroyed by insurgents in 512 primary schools, 38 secondary schools and two tertiary institutions in the state. According to him: “Borno State has been taken 50 years backward, no thanks to the vicious...
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Cameroon Military Court Jails Men Who Joked About Boko Haram

Amnesty International has condemned the 10 years imprisonment  imposed by a Military Court in Cameroon  on three young men,  Fomusoh Ivo Feh, and his friends Afuh Nivelle Nfor and Azah Levis Gob – who were convicted of ‘non-denunciation of terrorist acts’ following a  trial in Yaoundé. Samira Daoud, Amnesty International Deputy Regional Director for West and Central Africa said Fomusoh Ivo and his two friends should never have been arrested in the first place, as they were simply exercising their right to freedom of expression. “Instead of being in school like their friends, these three young...
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