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Dlamini-Zuma says she’s deeply horrified by Boko Haram

Dlamini-Zuma says she’s deeply horrified by Boko Haram

Nigeria must accept it cannot defeat Boko Haram fighters alone and work with regional armies in a new multinational force, the United Nations envoy for the Sahel region said on Wednesday. More than 13 000 people have been killed and more than one million made homeless by Boko Haram violence since 2009. Earlier this month Nigerian security officials ruled out ... Read More »

#PhotoNews: Into the Lives of Baga Survivors

#PhotoNews: Into the Lives of Baga Survivors

Lying on his side, Moussa Zira shows the gaping wound where the bullet entered his thigh the night Boko Haram came to his village near the now devastated northern Nigerian town of Baga. He pretended to be dead before escaping in a dug-out canoe across Lake Chad to a refugee camp. He is still in terrible pain and has a ... Read More »

Boko Haram: How Vigilantes Helped Repel Maiduguri Attack

Vigilantes joined Nigerian security forces in fighting to blunt a Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri, the capital of northeastern Borno state, after the Islamist insurgents gained access to the city. The army was doing a ’’mopping-up operation’’ after regaining control of Maiduguri and the town of Konduga, about 20 miles (35 kilometers) away, Major-General Chris Olukolade said in a statement ... Read More »

Boko Haram Releases About 190 People

Boko Haram Releases About 190 People

Boko Haram released about 190 captives, who returned to their community in the northeast state of Yobe between Friday and Saturday, while other people were still being held, local and state officials said. “The people will be presented to the government tomorrow (Sunday) for assistance as their houses were set ablaze when the insurgents attacked the village, Katarko in the ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Claims Rare Victory Against Boko Haram

Nigerian Army Claims Rare Victory Against Boko Haram

The militant group Boko Haram attacked a major Nigerian city early Sunday in what appeared to be its most ambitious attempt to gain territory. But Nigeria’s military drove back the insurgents with an air and ground attack, killing about 200 fighters, according to military officials. It was a rare victory in the country’s fight against the militant insurgency. Boko Haram attacked ... Read More »

#PhotoNews: Boko Haram Training Shoeless Children

#PhotoNews: Boko Haram Training Shoeless Children

Photos circulating on social media shows little children holding real guns in combat posture. It has been rumored to be photos from Boko Haram concentration camp, where they train children. Some of the children are seen without shoes, while some with rubber flip flops. None were wearing boots… See photos below: Read More »

Boko Haram Militants Attacking Maiduguri Since Last Night- Sahara Reporters

Boko Haram Militants Attacking Maiduguri Since Last Night- Sahara Reporters

Nigerian northeastern based Boko Haram insurgents began coordinated massive attacks on Maiduguri and Monguno townships since 8PM Nigerian time after massing around villages in the area for several days , according to several sources. Security sources told SaharaReporters that the militant Islamist group began the onslaught on Maiduguri coming from different directions with its largest contingent coming through Damaturu road. The insurgents have ... Read More »

Boko Haram Strikes as US Secretary of State Visits

Boko Haram Strikes as US Secretary of State Visits

Boko Haram fighters on Sunday overran a strategic town in northeastern Nigeria and seized a military base, as Secretary of State John Kerry pledged further US support against the militants. The Islamists captured the town of Monguno in Borno State, which lies about 125 kilometres (80 miles) north of the state capital Maiduguri, which was targeted in a simultaneous dawn ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Army Set for Final Onslaught

Boko Haram: Army Set for Final Onslaught

The Nigerian military has finalized plans to conduct a “once and for all comprehensive operations” towards the elimination of Boko Haram terrorists in parts of the North East to the boarders of neighbouring countries. International media and satellite images suggest that areas presently under Boko Haram occupation could already be as large as Belgium. Competent sources disclosed to PRNigeria in ... Read More »

Chibok: What Really Happened Last April

Chibok: What Really Happened Last April

Despite coming from a poor home in the desperately poor village of Jajeel in Borno State, Hannatu Ishaku, 16, always had big dreams. As early as when she was 10, she promised herself that she would be the first lawyer from her village, something that made her parents happy. Today, however, her parents’ happiness has evaporated because Hannatu’s bold dream ... Read More »

Nigeria To Recall Troops On Foreign Missions To Fight Boko Haram

Nigeria To Recall Troops On Foreign Missions To Fight Boko Haram

Nigeria is considering recalling its soldiers on peacekeeping missions in foreign countries following the need for “troops surge’’ in operational areas in the North-East. Mike Omeri, the Coordinator, National Information Centre, stated this on Thursday in Abuja at a news conference. The coordinator explained that this was one of the positions of the country at a meeting held between it and ... Read More »

Cameroon raid frees German hostage held by Boko Haram

Cameroon raid frees German hostage held by Boko Haram

Cameroon said Wednesday its forces have freed a German hostage kidnapped six months ago in Nigeria by Boko Haram, as African leaders appealed to the United Nations for support in fighting the Islamist militants. “A special operation led by Cameroonian armed forces along with security services of friendly nations succeeded this night (Tuesday) in freeing Nitsch Eberhard Robert, a German ... Read More »

Shekau Burns Nigerian Flag, Calls Buhari an Infidel (Watch Video)

Shekau Burns Nigerian Flag, Calls Buhari an Infidel (Watch Video)

In a full 35:59 minutes video, self acclaimed leader of Boko haram, burnt the Nigerian flag and hoisted the black boko haram flag. In the video, Shekau predominately spoke in Arabic but revealed in Hausa that the massacre in Baga is just the tip of the iceberg. He mocked president Jonathan and called APC presidential candidate, General Buhari, an infidel. ... Read More »

I Followed God’s Instruction, Shekau Claims Baga Massacre

I Followed God’s Instruction, Shekau Claims Baga Massacre

Boko Haram has claimed a massive attack feared to be the worst in its six-year insurgency and threatened Nigeria’s neighbours, as talks began for a regional response to the militants and fears grew of further violence. The confirmation from Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau came as no surprise after multiple eye-witness accounts of the attack on Baga, which is thought ... Read More »

There Is No Corruption In The Nigerian Army -Defence Headquarters

There Is No Corruption In The Nigerian Army -Defence Headquarters

The defence headquarters has dismissed the allegations against the Nigerian Armed Forces that it is callous, insensitive, corrupt and incompetent. Defence spokesperson General Chris Olukolade, who stated this yesterday via his Twitter handle @GENOlukolade, while responding to questions from his followers with the hashtag #DefenceNGspeaks, insisted that the army’s men were patriotic and committed to the fight against terror. He ... Read More »