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How Boko Haram Was Defeated In Their Headquarters, Gwoza

How Boko Haram Was Defeated In Their Headquarters, Gwoza

As Nigerian soldiers search for missing girls, townspeople are fearful the jihadists won’t be gone for long. Ali Hassan should be happy to return to Gwoza, his hometown, following the news on Friday that it had been retaken from the jihadist group Boko Haram by the Nigerian military. But Hassan remains unfazed. Like many displaced persons taking refuge in Maiduguri, the ... Read More »

Women Give Birth In Bush While Fleeing Boko Haram Attack

Women Give Birth In Bush While Fleeing Boko Haram Attack

Two pregnant women gave birth to babies in the bush Sunday morning while fleeing from suspected Boko Haram insurgents that attacked Gunti Gumi village of Alkaleri Local Government area in Bauchi state. An eye witness, Malam Bala Kurba, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the insurgents stormed the village, forcing the residents to take to their heels. “The ... Read More »

#NigeriDecides2015 : Bauchi Results Will Not Be Affected By Boko Haram Attacks, Says INEC

#NigeriDecides2015 : Bauchi Results Will Not Be Affected By Boko Haram Attacks, Says INEC

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Bauchi State, Hamman Tukur, has said that Saturday’s attacks on some polling units in Darazo, Kirfi and Alkaleri towns will have no effect on election results. Reacting on Sunday to the attacks by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram, Mr. Tukur noted that the attacks took place when polls had closed in ... Read More »

Two Killed In Boko Haram Attack In Gombe

Two Killed In Boko Haram Attack In Gombe

At least two people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack on polling stations in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, residents and an election official told AFP. The attacks happened in the villages of Birin Bolawa and Birin Fulani in the Nafada district of Gombe state, which has been repeatedly targeted by the Islamists. An election official, who requested anonymity, ... Read More »

BREAKING: Tweep Reports Boko Haram Attack On Electoral Officials

BREAKING: Tweep Reports Boko Haram Attack On Electoral Officials

A tweep, @JanguzaArewa, shared on his twitter handle that boko haram fighters have launched an attack on electoral officials in Birnin Fulani and Nafada Town, Gombe State. Read tweet below. Read More »

Nigerian Troops Capture Gwoza From Boko Haram Men

Nigerian Troops Capture Gwoza From Boko Haram Men

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We Will Liberate Gwoza From Boko Haram By Friday- Jonathan

We Will Liberate Gwoza From Boko Haram By Friday- Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday expressed the confidence that Nigerian troops will liberate Gwoza from members of the Boko Haram sect latest on Friday. Once that feat is achieved, he said it would not take the nation more than one week to clean up. Jonathan spoke while granting audience to a group of international election monitors who paid him a ... Read More »

At Least 7000 Persons Flee Bama Town

At Least 7000 Persons Flee Bama Town

At least 7000 persons have been evacuated from Bama town of Borno State in north-east Nigeria. The evacuees, mostly women and children fled from the Boko Haram after months of torture and near death experiences. They have now found temporary shelter in make shift camps few kilometers away from Maiduguri, the capital city. Bama was taken over by the militant ... Read More »

Gwoza Escapee Says Women & Girls Are Trapped, Read Full Account Of The Story

Gwoza Escapee Says Women & Girls Are Trapped, Read Full Account Of The Story

A 38-year-old woman (names withheld), who escaped from Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, Monday, said yesterday that hundreds of women kidnapped by Boko Haram sect were still trapped and kept in various houses in the town. She said since the insurgents captured the town, many women and young girls, numbering over 100, had been relocated from Sambisa Forest, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kidnaps Another 400 Young Women

Boko Haram Kidnaps Another 400 Young Women

In the face of claims by the Presidency and military that they’ve defeated Boko Haram, the terrorists have kidnapped more than 400 women and children from the northern Nigerian town of Damasak that was freed this month by troops from Niger and Chad. “They (insurgents) took 506 young women and children (in Damasak). They killed about 50 of them before ... Read More »

Shekau Still Alive – Woman Held Captive By Boko Haram

Shekau Still Alive – Woman Held Captive By Boko Haram

One of the nine women who broke walls to escape from their captors in Gwoza town of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State has revealed that Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram, is still alive. Chatting with newsmen in Maiduguri,she said “Shekau, who was thought to have been killed many times by the Nigerian security forces, is very ... Read More »

MUST READ: How I Escaped Marrying a Boko Haram Fighter

MUST READ: How I Escaped Marrying a Boko Haram Fighter

Boko Haram entered Sabon Gari village about 7 p.m. We heard gunshots. The shots sounded like thunder, so the children were jumping and smiling and singing, “Let the rain come, let the rain come.” But I realized it was not thunder. Boko Haram fighters were everywhere. We saw them on the motorbikes shooting and burning houses. All night, the sound ... Read More »

How I Escaped From Boko Haram

How I Escaped From Boko Haram

Babagana was just 16 when Boko Haram militants invaded his town, slaughtered his parents, and abducted the local children. It was midnight when Babagana crept out of the Boko Haram hideout that had been his home for three days. Once he made his escape, he walked through the forest for hours before he found help. Like the other boys conscripted ... Read More »

Chadian Helicopters Bomb Boko Haram on Nigeria-Niger Border, Says Niger Army

Chadian Helicopters Bomb Boko Haram on Nigeria-Niger Border, Says Niger Army

Two Chadian army helicopters bombed Nigerian Boko Haram positions on Sunday, killing several dozen militants near a village on the border with Niger, a senior Niger military official told Reuters. Niger and Chadian soldiers have been fighting the Islamist militants in a joint mission with Nigeria and Cameroon since March 2, in a bid to end Boko Haram’s six-year insurgency ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Military Not Afraid To Take Over Gamboru Security

Boko Haram: Military Not Afraid To Take Over Gamboru Security

The Nigerian military has disputed comments attributed to unnamed officials Chadian military officers the former were “afraid” to take over the security of Gamboru in Borno State. This follows its recent liberation by troops from Chad. “There are lots of false information and irresponsible comments being attributed to some foreign sources, which we want to avoid,” read a statement from the ... Read More »