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Igboho is on terrorism link but Gumi and his bandit brothers are not – Eedris Abdulkareem
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Igboho is on terrorism link but Gumi and his bandit brothers are not – Eedris Abdulkareem

Veteran singer, Eedris Abdulkareem, has reacted to claims made by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, that Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Ighoho, has a link with a convicted Boko haram sponsor. Abubakar made this allegation during a press conference in Abuja on Friday, October 22. Reacting to the development via his Instagram page this afternoon, Eedris opined that Kanu, Sowore, and Igboho have all been linked to terrorism but Islamic leric Sheik Gumi who has repeatedly made a case for an amnesty to be granted to bandits, hasn't been linked to terrorism. See his post below...
UK government warns citizens against travelling to 12 states in Nigeria
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UK government warns citizens against travelling to 12 states in Nigeria

The United Kingdom has warned its citizens against travelling to twelve states in Nigeria over insecurity issues. This was disclosed in a travel advisory published by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Citizens have been warned to stay away from these twelve states: Borno, Yobe, Bayelsa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Delta, Rivers, Cross River, Zamfara, and Adamawa states. The FCDO also advised its citizens against all but essential travel to Bauchi, Kano, Jigawa , Niger, Sokoto, Kogi within 20km of the border with Niger in Kebbi and Abia States respectively. Part of the advisory read: "Foreign nationals, including humanitarian workers, are likely targets for kidnap. Humanitarian hubs and humanitarian workers have been targeted during attacks in the...
Nigerian military finally confirms death of ISWAP leader, Abu Musab Al-Barnawi
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Nigerian military finally confirms death of ISWAP leader, Abu Musab Al-Barnawi

The Nigerian military has finally confirmed the death of vicious Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), Abu Musab Al-Barnawi. LIB reported in September that Al-Barnawi who is the son of Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf who was also killed by security forces in 2009, was killed in Borno state. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor confirmed his death on Thursday October 14, during the ministerial briefing organised by the presidential communications team at the Presidential Villa , Abuja. Irabor said; “I can authoritatively confirm to you that Abu Musab is dead. As simple as that. He is dead and remains dead." Al-Barnawi was announced as the leader of Islamic State (IS) militant group's West African affiliate, Boko Haram in 2016. Prior to this, late Abu...
FG waging full scale war against the Shiites, IPOB members and journalists and has continued to treat so called bandits with kid glove – Falana
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FG waging full scale war against the Shiites, IPOB members and journalists and has continued to treat so called bandits with kid glove – Falana

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has accused the federal government of treating bandits with kid gloves while waging a war on Shiites, journalists and IPOB members. Falana in a statement released on Sunday, October 3, said bandits are not different from Boko Haram insurgents who are regarded as terrorists. He accused the federal government of “deliberately refusing” to declare bandits as terrorists. His statement in part reads; “For reasons best known to the Federal Government the criminal elements who are currently involved in the brutal killing of innocent people and abduction of thousands of people including primary school pupils in the North West Zone are called bandits and not terrorists,” the statement reads. It is undoubtedly c...
Nigeria is a Failed State, Buhari has failed – Ozekhome
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Nigeria is a Failed State, Buhari has failed – Ozekhome

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has failed in his tripodal policies (economy, security and anti-corruption) through which he campaigned and won election in 2015. In his speech at a human rights lecture organised by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, with the theme: Nigerian School Children; Insecurity and Human Rights, held in Abuja, Ozekhome said policies of the present administration has impoverished Nigerians and insecurity has taken a different shape as Boko Haram, kidnappers, armed bandits have efficient and commensurate powers to match state actors like security forces. He also claimed that the present constitution was imposed by General Abdusalam Abubakar's government when they were going back to the ...
Nigeria at 61: Bad, selfish leadership causing Nigerians unnecessary pain – CAN
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Nigeria at 61: Bad, selfish leadership causing Nigerians unnecessary pain – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said it strongly believes that bad and selfish leadership over the years has caused what Nigerians are suffering for the past 61 years of the country’s independence. In a message, the CAN President, Rev. Dr Samson Ayokunle, explained that Nigerians are already suffering because they do not fear God, adding that today people are suffering from insecurity and other vices that make life very difficult for the common man. The CAN President noted, “We are already in the hands of the enemies because of our corrupt and sinful life. We are in pains of insecurity, inflation, unemployment, poverty is stirring many people in the face. Kidnappers and bandits do not allow us to rest.” He added that for the past years, bad and selfish leadership in...
Boko Haram: Nigerian troops kill 85 terrorists as 2,783 surrender – DHQ
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Boko Haram: Nigerian troops kill 85 terrorists as 2,783 surrender – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters on Thursday said, troops of the Joint Task Force (North East), Operation Hadin Kai eliminated 85 Boko Haram/Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), terrorists in one month. Brig-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, the Acting Director, Defence Media Operation, stated this in Abuja while providing an update on the military operations across Nigeria between September 2 and 30. Onyeuko also reported that a total of 2,783 terrorists and their family members surrendered to the troops as a result of the intensity of fire from artillery and air bombardment during the period as part of ongoing mass surrender by the Boko Haram members in Borno State. He said, “This feat was achieved at Daban Masara, north of Lake Chad in Kukawa LGA of Borno State, from where the criminal ...
Troops arrest high profile Boko Haram member on wanted list
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Troops arrest high profile Boko Haram member on wanted list

A high profile Boko Haram member, Yawi Modu, has been arrested by troops of Operation Hadin Kai, OPHK. Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, said the Boko Haram member who has been on the security wanted list was arrested during a recent raid on terrorist hideouts in parts of the North East. In a statement on Thursday, Nwachukwu said the troops of Sector 2, OPHK, arrested Modu and his cohorts along Damboa-Wajiroko road. Nwachukwu disclosed that during the operations in Damboa and Gashua Local Government Areas of Borno and Yobe States, the troops also raided Boko Haram’s Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, materials hub.
US is ready to help Nigeria identify Boko Haram sponsors – US Ambassador says
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US is ready to help Nigeria identify Boko Haram sponsors – US Ambassador says

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, said her country is prepared to partner with Nigeria to identify the sponsors of Boko Haram and extremism in the country. Speaking during a media briefing in Abuja on Monday, August 30, she said partnering Nigeria to identify sponsors of Boko Haram was something the U.S. was very eager to do. She added that she had had at least three conversations in the last two months on this subject, but said she would not go into details. She said: "That is something we are very eager to partner Nigeria on. I have had at least three conversations in the last two months on this subject. I won’t like to go into details. "I hear people making the analogy with Afghanistan a lot, it does not match up. When you listen to what President Bi...
Boko Haram kills 16 soldiers in Niger Republic
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Boko Haram kills 16 soldiers in Niger Republic

A military post in southern region of Niger Republic have been attacked by hundreds of Boko Haram fighters, who killed 16 soldiers and left nine injured. The country's defence ministry in a statement on Wednesday August 25, said 50 attackers from the group were killed in the resulting combat in the West African country’s Diffa region and significant quantities of weapons were recovered. The military outpost was set up near the village of Baroua after residents who had fled violence in the area were repatriated to their village last July after five years. Boko Haram and its breakaway faction known as the Islamic State in West Africa Province have launched scores of attacks in Niger since the extremists started their insurgency in neighboring Nigeria in 2009. More than 6,000 ...
Soldier Injured as Troops Repel Boko Haram attack on Yobe community
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Soldier Injured as Troops Repel Boko Haram attack on Yobe community

  An attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Yobe State on Wednesday August 25, was repelled by troops of the Nigerian Army. A soldier who got injured during the gunfight with the insurgents who stormed Babbangida, the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area of the north-eastern state, is currently receiving treatment. Channels Television reported that a reliable military source said the troops succeeded in recovering one Toyota van out of the three the attackers came with. A resident Audu Yakubu, said that the attackers came in three Toyota vans and drove straight to the military base. Yakubu said; “Some villagers had earlier alerted us that they saw strange faces around the Babbangida axis. "So on sighting them coming, we all ran into the bush for s...
Ganduje Presents Staff of Office to Buhari’s in-law as Emir of Bichi
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Ganduje Presents Staff of Office to Buhari’s in-law as Emir of Bichi

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has presented a staff of office to Nasiru Bayero, the Emir of Bichi. The presentation was done two years after Bayero was appointed as Emir of Bichi after Kano emirate was split into five. President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented at the event by his Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, described the creation of additional emirates in the state as historic and innovative. He said; “Your turbaning at a providential time like this in the history of our country when the prevailing social and socioeconomic conditions have created an opportunity for emerging leaders to display their qualities and work earnestly for continued peace and unity. “Your father, my friend the late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, was a symbol of unity, not only w...
Army Arrests Boko Haram Supplier in Yobe
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Army Arrests Boko Haram Supplier in Yobe

Nigerian Army troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force under Operation HADIN KAI have arrested one Yusuf Saleh, a suspected Boko Haram fertilizer supplier. He was apprehended at Bayamari village in Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State. Troops went after him following credible intelligence, according to Army spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu. Thirty eight 50kg bags of urea were recovered from Saleh, who is being interrogated by investigators. The government had banned urea because terrorists use it to make Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). Nwachukwu commended officers and men for their vigilance and swift response in arresting the suspect. The spokesman assured Nigerians of Army’s determination to totally root out the Boko Haram/Islamic State...
Treat repented Boko Haram fighters like brothers — MURIC tells FG
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Treat repented Boko Haram fighters like brothers — MURIC tells FG

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has appealed to the federal government and the Nigerian army to treat Boko Haram insurgents who surrendered as brothers. The group in a statement released by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Thursday August 19, also said that these Boko Haram insurgents and ISWAP fighters who are surrendering should be resettled and trained in vocations that can enable them to cater for themselves and their families in future. The statement partly read; “Boko Haram insurgents and ISWAP fighters who are surrendering should be resettled and trained invocations that can enable them to cater for themselves and their families in future. Quick and meaningful resettlement will encourage the remaining insurgents and fighters to embrace peace. “MURIC also app...
Battling insecurity in one corner of the country doesn’t make Nigeria failed state – Lai Mohammed
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Battling insecurity in one corner of the country doesn’t make Nigeria failed state – Lai Mohammed

Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has said that Nigeria cannot be called a failed state because it is battling insecurity “in one corner of the country”. The Minister said this during an interview on ‘Focus on Africa’, a programme on BBC. Mohammed who maintained that  the current administration has "pinned” Boko Haram to a “very small area”, added that Nigerians should appreciate their effort given that Taliban fighters took over power in Afghanistan in a few weeks. He said;   “In the north-east, we are facing the challenge of the Boko Haram, which is purely an ideologically driven terrorist group. What is happening in Afghanistan presently is a good pointer. It shows that a movement driven by ideology is very difficult to overcome. The US, having spent 20 ...
Afghanistan: ”If you are a Nigerian and you supported Joe Biden, start praying hard that Boko Haram and ISWAP do not ever knock on the gates of Abuja or take Nigeria”- FFK
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Afghanistan: ”If you are a Nigerian and you supported Joe Biden, start praying hard that Boko Haram and ISWAP do not ever knock on the gates of Abuja or take Nigeria”- FFK

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has asked Nigerians who supported President Joe Biden during the US presidential elections to start praying that Boko Haram and ISWAP members don't come knocking on the gates of Abuja or take over Nigeria, just as the Taliban have taken over the reins of affair in Afghanistan. FFK said this while sharing his thoughts on the recent happenings in Afghanistan. In a post shared on his Instagram page, FFK opined that the US President should have opted for ''tactical withdrawal'' of US forces in Afghanistan instead of the "capitulation he embarked upon." He claimed that if former U.S. President, Donald Trump was still in power, such a thing would never have happened. His post reads; ''There is a difference between a tactical withdrawal an...
Boko Haram Surrender: It is difficult to accept killers of one’s Parents – Governor Zulum
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Boko Haram Surrender: It is difficult to accept killers of one’s Parents – Governor Zulum

Governor Babagana Zulum has commented on the recent surrendering of Boko Haram insurgents to Nigerian security forces. Addressing military officers and community leaders in Bama and Gwoza, the Borno state Governor stated that accepting Boko Haram has the risk of seriously offending the feelings of victims with the potential of civil rebellion, as it quite difficult for one to accept killers of his or her parents, children and other loved ones. In the statement released by his spokesperson Isa Gusau, Zulum also added that not accepting the terrorists could lead to “an endless war”. He said; “Accepting Boko Haram has the risk of seriously offending the feelings of victims with the potential of civil rebellion. “No one would find it easy to accept killers of his or her parents,...
Boko Haram fighting force has been grossly depleted – DHQ
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Boko Haram fighting force has been grossly depleted – DHQ

  The Defence Headquarters has said fighting force of terrorist group, Boko Haram has been grossly depleted. Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko who made the disclosures during the bi-weekly media parley at the Defence Headquarters, said this is as a result of an offensive launched by troops. He said the intensity of these operations has yielded tremendous results as evidenced in the number of casualties and massive surrender of terrorists in Buni Yari, Gorgore, Baga and Monguno Towns as well as Maiduguri – Baga Road, Maiduguri – Damboa Road and Bula Yobe – Darel Jamel Road. Onyeuko also disclosed that a total of 80 insurgents were arrested while 51 were nuetralised and 30 kidnap victims rescued within th...
Falana demands arraignment dates of detained 800 Boko Haram suspects
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Falana demands arraignment dates of detained 800 Boko Haram suspects

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) has demanded for an update on the arrest of 800 Boko Haram suspects from Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN). The demand was made in a Freedom of Information request titled ‘Request for Information on Prosecution of Arrested 800 Boko Haram Suspects', which was signed by Sam Ogala on behalf of Falana and Falana chambers on August 5, 2021. The law firm which demanded for when the Boko Haram suspects would be arraigned in court, said the information should be provided within seven days in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011. The statement read;   “In April, 2021, the governors expressed their reservations over the delay in the trial of the ter...
Abducted Chibok schoolgirl returns home and reunites with her family
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Abducted Chibok schoolgirl returns home and reunites with her family

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, on Saturday, August 7 in Maiduguri, the state capital, received Ruth Ngladar Pogu, one of the over 200 schoolgirls abducted seven years ago at a Government Secondary School in Chibok. Recall that Boko Haram members had attacked the school towards midnight on April 14, 2014, and abducted the students. A statement released from the governor's office, said Ruth, alongside someone she was said to have forcefully been married to during her captivity, surrendered themselves to the Nigerian military on July 28, 2021, at a location in Bama. Under Governor Zulum’s supervision, security and government officials kept the development secret and used the last 10 days to contact her parents and the association of parents of the missing schoolg...
Boko Haram/ISWAP have resorted to cheap propaganda after defeat to Nigerian troops – Army
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Boko Haram/ISWAP have resorted to cheap propaganda after defeat to Nigerian troops – Army

The Nigerian Army has said that members of the Boko Haram sect have resorted to cheap propaganda in order to seek relevance after suffering serious defeat in the hands of the troops. Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Army Public Relations Officer a statement on Friday noted that in recent times, a good number of these terrorists have surrendered to troops in different locations across the theatre, a trend he said is an indication that they are losing the capacity to remain in the fight. He said, “The Terrorists have resorted to video propaganda in order to seek relevance after the Nigerian troops sustained and well coordinated military bombardments from both Land and Air Components of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK). “This sustained operation has exerted so much pressure on the terro...
Some Indians in Nigeria to harvest human parts – Oluwo alleges
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Some Indians in Nigeria to harvest human parts – Oluwo alleges

Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, has raised an alarm on the presence of some Indian nationals in Nigeria allegedly moving around to purchase human parts. The Osun monarch claimed that the foreigners are luring some youths into the alleged crime with as much as N5 million to get human beings for their parts. Oba Akanbi, who made the revelation at a public function in Abuja, lamented that several youths have allegedly keyed into the heinous crime for the love of money, leading to sudden increase in ritual killings across the country.The monarch pleaded with parents to keep adequate watch on their children and young ones. “Ritual killings have become prevalent in Nigeria today and consume more innocent souls than Boko Haram and banditry even in world war one and two...
Horror! Boko Haram Fighters Ambush Nigerian Soldiers Escorting Borno APC Party Chieftains
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Horror! Boko Haram Fighters Ambush Nigerian Soldiers Escorting Borno APC Party Chieftains

According to a report by SaharaReporters, dozens of Boko Haram and their Islamic State West African Province fighters ambushed a military convoy along Gubio/Damasak highway in the northern part of Borno State on Saturday. An unspecified number of soldiers reportedly sustained injuries in the attack and utility vehicles belonging to the troops taken away after a gun battle. The soldiers reportedly ran into the ambush at Kareto while travelling to Gubio in Borno State to pick up members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for their ward congress scheduled to hold in Damasak. The soldiers were supposed to accompany the politicians from Abadam to Damasak, venue of their ward congress. Kareto is the hometown of Bukar Gana Kareto, representative of Kukawa/ Guzamala/Abadam/ Mobbar ...
Boko Haram and ISWAP fighters Surrender to Troops
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Boko Haram and ISWAP fighters Surrender to Troops

Troops of 202 Battalion have taken custody of eight Boko Haram Insurgents and their families, comprising 10 adult females and 22 children, who surrendered to troops at Ruwaza village in Bama Local Government Area of Borno state. In a similar development, troops of Forward Operational Base (FOB) operating along Bocobs- Bama road have arrested 20 Boko Haram fighters and their families, who surrendered to troops at Nbewa village, also in Bama Local Government Area of Borno state. The surrendering families of the insurgents comprised 15 adult females and 26 children. The suspects all surrendered to the troops, during clearance operations in the areas on 29 July, 2021 following ongoing intense clearance operations by troops in the general areas. The children among the surrende...
Troops Chase Boko Haram Terrorists Out Of Yobe Town
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Troops Chase Boko Haram Terrorists Out Of Yobe Town

An attack by Boko Haram terrorists in Geidam, a town in Yobe State was repelled by troops on Wednesday evening. The terrorists reportedly retreated after being overpowered by troops who acted on a tip-off. Governor Mai Mala Buni has now commended the security operatives for the bravery during the attack. A statement released by his media aide, Mamman Mohammed read; “It is heart warming that, although the enemy withdrew, the soldiers gallantly pursued them and cleared an ambush mounted on their way. “The government and people of Yobe state appreciate this act of bravery to secure the general area and allow the people of Geidam to continue celebrating the Sallah festivities peacefully.” Buni also called on people of the state to always volunteer useful and timely information t...
Catholic Priest who was kidnapped by Boko Haram reportedly regains freedom
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Catholic Priest who was kidnapped by Boko Haram reportedly regains freedom

Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Elijah Wada who was kidnapped by Boko Haram last month has reportedly regained freedom. The Nation reported that Wada was kidnapped on June 30, 2021, along Biu/Damboa road, which he mistakenly followed on his way to Damaturu, Yobe State. The publication reported that they were told by "reliable sources" that the priest regained freedom last Thursday evening, July 8. An official in the Diocese who is not authorised to talk to the media, told The Nation; “The news of the freedom of our brother is true. We thank God for his life. We are grateful to God for the cheering news." It is not clear how the priest was released but there are different narratives on the incident. While others alleged the Diocese paid the ransom for his release, others said the R...
Chibok school Girl Bags Accounting Degree Seven Years after She was Abducted by Boko Haram Members
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Chibok school Girl Bags Accounting Degree Seven Years after She was Abducted by Boko Haram Members

Mary Katambi who was among the 276 girls abducted by Boko Haram members in 2014, has just bagged a degree in Accounting from the American University of Nigeria (AUN). Recall that in April 2014, the sect members stormed the Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Chibok in Borno state, and abducted the female students. Mary was one of the lucky few who managed to escape from the sect members. Former Vice President and founder of the University, Atiku Abubakar, took to his social media platforms to share photos of Mary at the graduation ceremony. Posting photos of himself with Mary and the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina, Atiku wrote; “Mary Katambi, I’m proud that seven years after your release from Boko Haram captivity, you’ve beaten the odds...
Boko Haram/ISWAP Appoint Governor For Borno
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Boko Haram/ISWAP Appoint Governor For Borno

Terrorist groups, Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) have announced a new political move. The terrorists have now appointed a governor for parts of Borno. According to PR Nigeria, the terrorists, who have accepted the leadership of Abu Musa Al Barnawi, son of Mohammed Yusuf the Boko Haram founder, appointed the governor under a new leadership restructuring by an Interim Council. The group appointed a separate leader for ISWAP. The governor, according to a report by PR Nigeria, was identified as Abba-Kaka. He is the governor of Tumbumma, with jurisdiction over Marte, Abadam, Kukawa, Magumeri and other areas of the Lake Chad region. Abba-Kaka will work with Abubakar Dan-Buduma as the Operation Commander, Timbuktu Triangle. Abba-Kaka’s gover...
Boko Haram, bandits different from Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB — Gov El-Rufai
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Boko Haram, bandits different from Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB — Gov El-Rufai

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has given his opinion on how Boko Haram insurgents and bandits are different from the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. El-Rufai, speaking to BBC Pidgin on Friday, said that Boko Haram and bandits do not have a recognised and centralised leadership. He said Kanu is a visible and central leader who has called for the dissolution of Nigeria. El-Rufai was responding to questions from Nigerians on why bandits and terrorists in the North were not treated the same way agitators in the south are treated. DAILY POST reported that the Governor also expressed delight at the capture of Nnamdi Kanu. “I was very happy when Nnamdi Kanu was arrested) because, first he jumped bail, jeopardising his sure...
NAF bombards Boko Haram, ISWAP leaders, guards during meeting
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NAF bombards Boko Haram, ISWAP leaders, guards during meeting

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets bombarded Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province members (ISWAP) at the Lake Chad axis. The coordinated airstrikes destroyed strongholds of the sects’ commanders and their guards. Intelligence exposed areas targeted including camps in Sabon Tumbu, Jibularam and Kwalaram. An officer told PRNigeria the spiritual base and training camps around the fringes of Lake Chad were destroyed. “Their leaders, including Ali Chakkar and other top ISWAP commanders, were holding a meeting when the attacks were launched. “The precision-guided airstrikes coordinated by the Air Task Force Command resulted in the killing of very large numbers of ISWAP and Boko Haram terrorists.” NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet confirmed the operation. ...
Six killed as Troops foil Boko Haram attack in Borno town
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Six killed as Troops foil Boko Haram attack in Borno town

An attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Sunday June 20, was foiled by troops of Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) of 152 Battalion, Kumshe in Borno State. Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu said the insurgents tried to infiltrate the camp on four gun trucks and several motorcycles through the northern part of the troops’ deployment but were met with fierce fire by the highly alert troops, resulting in the instant killing of six terrorists. Nwachukwu said the troops who remained dogged and sustained heavy gunfire on the terrorists during the encounter, routed and forced the terrorists to flee in total disarray, leading to the capture of six AK 47 Rifles, one handheld grenade, assorted...
Boko Haram gets new commander following death of Abubakar Shekau
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Boko Haram gets new commander following death of Abubakar Shekau

Boko Haram has reportedly gotten a new commander, following the death of its leader Abubakar Shekau.   The Jihadist group confirmed the death of Shekau in a video message from its presumed new commander, Bakura Modu also known as Sahaba.   Modu urged his faction’s commanders to remain loyal despite the loss of their commander.   The video provided to AFP by a source close to Boko Haram and confirmed to be Bakura Modu by another local source, showed that the fight against insurgency is far from over.
Plateau Pastor Regains Freedom after 7 Months in Boko Haram Captivity
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Plateau Pastor Regains Freedom after 7 Months in Boko Haram Captivity

Rev. Polycarp Zongo, a pastor at COCIN Wild Life Park Jos, Plateau State, has regained freedom seven months after he was kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Gombe State. The cleric was among several humanitarian workers and civilians released by the terrorists on Monday, June 14 in Maiduguri, Borno State. Rev. Zongo on Tuesday, June 15, recounted his experience during a prayer session held at the COCIN RCC Garki, Abuja. He, alongside two Christian women, were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists on October 19, 2020. In a video released by the sect two weeks after the kidnap, the pastor explained how he and the two unnamed women were kidnapped while travelling from Jos to Gombe State for a conference. "On Monday, 19 October 2020, I was traveling to Gombe for a church...
Coming generations must not bear the brunt of the mess that we created – Pastor Tunde Bakare
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Coming generations must not bear the brunt of the mess that we created – Pastor Tunde Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare, General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church has called on Nigerian leaders to ensure that coming generations don't bear the brunt of the mess they and those before them created. In his speech at a Democracy Day dialogue organised by the Canada chapter of PTB4Nigeria, Bakare said coming generations must not be burdened with tackling Boko Haram, insurgency in the south-east, banditry, kidnapping, or the farmer-herder crisis He added that they should not have to exclaim "Up Nepa" or march on the streets against police brutality or the inability of the government to prevent or resolve the abductions of hundreds of schoolboys and girls. The cleric said; “Let me reiterate that it is our responsibility as present-day nation builders to ensure nationa...
How is asking to leave Nigeria considered a declaration of war? Rapper Eldee asks as he defends IPOB’s demand
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How is asking to leave Nigeria considered a declaration of war? Rapper Eldee asks as he defends IPOB’s demand

Rapper Eldee has defended IPOB's demand of secession of the South-East region of the country from Nigeria. The rapper who wondered why asking to leave Nigeria is considered a declaration of war, stated that such claim is like forcing a wife to stay in a marriage she no longer wants and threatening her with physical abuse for asking to leave. Eldee also asked if Boko Haram and other self-declared terrorists have not done enough to be "treated in a language they understand".
ISWAP finally Confirms Death of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau
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ISWAP finally Confirms Death of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

The Islamic State West Africa Province has confirmed that Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau is dead. In an audio recording obtained by news agencies, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) said Shekau died detonating explosives on himself after a battle between the two groups. A voice said to be that of ISWAP leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi, was heard saying that Shekau "killed himself instantly by detonating an explosive" after being hunted down and offered a chance to repent and join the ISIS-linked group. He added that "Shekau preferred to be humiliated in the afterlife than getting humiliated on earth." The audio statement is ISWAP’s first confirmation that its arch rival in the Lake Chad region has been killed. It is also speculated to be an end of a violent rivalry...
Falz Reacts to Buhari’s Tweet of Treating Those who are too Young to Understand what Occurred During the Civil war in ‘Language they will Understand’
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Falz Reacts to Buhari’s Tweet of Treating Those who are too Young to Understand what Occurred During the Civil war in ‘Language they will Understand’

Rapper Falz has reacted to President Buhari's tweet of treating those who are too young to understand what occurred during the civil war in a "language they will understand". The President had triggered an outcry after he tweeted; "Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand." Reacting to this, Falz asked if he has treated Boko Haram with the “language they understand”. The rapper who further stated that Buhari tweeted "rubbish", also asked the treatment given to kidnappers and bandits by the President he said "goes to London today and Paris tomorrow". He tweeted; Wh...
As far as Boko haram is concerned, Nigeria is a safer place today than it was in 2015 – Garba Shehu
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As far as Boko haram is concerned, Nigeria is a safer place today than it was in 2015 – Garba Shehu

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu has said that as far as Boko Haram is concerned, Nigeria is a safer place today than it was in 2015 when they took power. Shehu said this when asked if Nigeria is safer compared to 2015 when his principal took over, on a Channels Television programme. He also claimed that the current issues in the country are new challenges which have been mostly subdued. The presidential spokesperson said; “As far as Boko Haram terrorism is concerned, Nigeria is a safer place today than it was in 2015 when he took power. “New challenges have come up, farmers-herders clashes, and killings in certain sections of the country, much of those have been subdued. “We have been confronted with sabotage of oil installations in the south-south that have been...
Abubakar Shekau allegedly dies as Boko Haram and ISWAP members clash in Sambisa forest
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Abubakar Shekau allegedly dies as Boko Haram and ISWAP members clash in Sambisa forest

Suspected members of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have reportedly caused the death of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the dreaded Boko Haram, officially known as Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah Lid Da’wah Wa’l- Jihad (JAS) during a fierce battle between the rival groups in their Sambisa Forest hideouts on Wednesday, May 19, Vanguard reports. According to the report, sources say hundreds of ISWAP fighters invaded Sambisa with heavy gun trucks during the week hunting for Shekau. It was revealed that Shekau was not actually or directly killed by ISWAP, the splinter rival group, but blew himself up and committed suicide when ISWAP attempted to capture him (Shekau) alive, during a gun duel. The report states that although there was no official statement or confirmation on the de...
Nine terrorists killed in foiled attack in Maiduguri – Nigerian Army
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Nine terrorists killed in foiled attack in Maiduguri – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian army has disclosed that nine terrorists were killed in the foiled attack carried out by Boko Haram terrorists in Maiduguri yesterday, May 11.   Army spokesperson, Mohammed Yerima in a statement on Wednesday May 12, said that the terrorists were countered by combined gallant troops in conjunction with the police, youth vigilante and hunters.   While nine were killed, others escaped with gunshot injuries.   ''Troops of Operation HADIN KAI on Tuesday, 11 May, 2021, foiled attempts by Boko Haram terrorists to attack an outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno State. The terrorists, who tried to advance from Aldawari axis, attempted to attack soft targets along Jiddari Polo, were countered by combined gallant troops in c...
Army Arrests Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists in Kano
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Army Arrests Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists in Kano

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists were on Saturday evening, May 8, arrested by soldiers in Hotoro North in Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State. A resident, Malam Muhammed Amadi told Daily Trust that soldiers arrived the newly moved-in house situated at Filin Lazio of the area by 9:15 pm and whisked away some occupants of the apartment. Amadi said the arrest was made without any resistance from the suspects and no single arm was fired during the operation that ended in less than 30 minutes. Another resident told the publication that the residence where the suspects were arrested had been a centre of concern to many residents, adding that it had become a joint for migrants from the north-east especially Borno State. He said; “The flamboyant lifestyle of the people an...
ISIS and Al-Qaeda Planning to Penetrate Southern Nigeria, US warns
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ISIS and Al-Qaeda Planning to Penetrate Southern Nigeria, US warns

The United States has warned that Al-Qaeda and ISIS  are planning to penetrate Southern Nigeria. The US also said Al-Qaeda has started penetrating the north-western part of Nigeria. In a media briefing seen by TheCable, Dagvin Anderson, Commander of the US special operations command, Africa, said Al-Qaeda is also expanding to other parts of West Africa. Anderson said the US will continue to partner with Nigeria in sharing intelligence. "We have engaged with Nigeria and continue to engage with them in intel sharing and in understanding what these violent extremists are doing," he said. "And that has been absolutely critical to their engagements up in the Borno state and into an emerging area of northwest Nigeria that we’re seeing al-Qaeda starting to make some inroads in....
Bauchi government confirms that Boko Haram has infiltrated four local councils
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Bauchi government confirms that Boko Haram has infiltrated four local councils

Bauchi State Government has confirmed the infiltration of four Local Government Areas by Boko Haram.   The state government which spoke after the vandalisation of a telecommunication mast in Gamawa, said the influx of people from neighboring Yobe where a recent attack by Boko Haram in Geidam community occurred, has made the affected LGAs vulnerable to terrorists.   Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Sabiu Baba who addressed newsmen after  an emergency meeting between the Governor and head of security agencies, said the suspected terrorists had the intention of blocking communication in preparation of attacks points to imminent danger.   Baba revealed that five people have been arrested in connection with the mast vandalisation, and also identified the...
Boko Haram fighters invade four Bauchi LGAs
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Boko Haram fighters invade four Bauchi LGAs

The Bauchi State Government has said Boko Haram fighters have invaded four local government areas of the state that share a border with Geidam, Yobe State which was recently attacked and taken over by the insurgents. The Secretary to the Bauchi State Government, Sabiu Baba, disclosed this at a press conference after an emergency security council meeting held at the Government House, Bauchi on Monday and presided over by governor Bala Mohammed. According to Saidu, the four local governments are Zaki, Dambam, Darazo, and Gamawa. He said the sect members have launched an attack on a communication mast belonging to the Mobile TeleCommunication Network and carted away some of the properties. “There was an emergency security council meeting of Bauchi State this afternoon and the meeting ...
Niger Communities Negotiate With Boko Haram, Pay N20m, Buy N500k Bike For Them
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Niger Communities Negotiate With Boko Haram, Pay N20m, Buy N500k Bike For Them

Residents of 65 communities in Niger State have resorted to negotiating and signing a peace deal with Boko Haram to avoid future raids by the insurgents, FIJ can exclusively report. This development came few days after the terror group displaced over 5,000 villagers from their ancestral homes in Shiroro and Munya local councils. Abubakar Bello, the Governor of Niger had admitted that Boko Haram had hoisted its flag after taken over many communities in the state. Although Muhammad Yerima, the Nigerian Army spokesman, said he was unaware of Boko Haram’s incursion into Niger State, Wasiu Abiodun, the police spokesperson in the state, said he could not dispute Governor Bello’s claim about the influx of the terrorist group into the state. “The executive governor is the chief secur...
Boko Haram Releases Pictures Of Armoured Tanks, Operation Vehicles Captured From Army
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Boko Haram Releases Pictures Of Armoured Tanks, Operation Vehicles Captured From Army

Militants belonging to the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād, have displayed different models of armoured tanks and operational hilux vehicles the group captured from Nigerian soldiers. According to ISWAP in a statement sighted by SaharaReporters, the vehicles were captured on Sunday when the group attacked a Nigerian Army location at 156 Battalion in Mainok area, Borno state. The group also claimed to have killed many soldiers. SaharaReporters had reported how the gunmen attacked the military camp. The terrorists who came in no fewer than 15 gun trucks also burnt down the military base. The insurgents on the statement displayed photographs of two b...
Senators Jittery Over Fears Of Boko Haram Attack On Abuja
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Senators Jittery Over Fears Of Boko Haram Attack On Abuja

Senators on Tuesday expressed the fear that the Boko Haram insurgents may overrun the nation’s capital, Abuja, because of the attacks the deadly group had launched on neighboring states. On Monday, the Governor of Niger State, Sani Bello, revealed that Boko Haram terrorists had taken over about 50 communities in the state. Bello said the terrorist group is just some two hours away from Abuja. As a way of addressing the issue, Senate resolved to send its leadership to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari. But no date has been fixed for the meeting. The decision of the Senate followed a motion, moved through a point of order by Musa Sani from Niger State, tagged, “Activities of bandits and Boko Haram terrorists in Niger State”. After a long debate, the Senate resolved that t...
Geidam: ISWAP Shares N20,000 Per Household In New Recruitment Drive – HumAngle
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Geidam: ISWAP Shares N20,000 Per Household In New Recruitment Drive – HumAngle

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters have begun inducing residents of Geidam, Yobe State, with cash gifts while hoping to get some of them to join its ranks as militants. HumAngle learnt that the Boko Haram splinter group had shared N20,000 to well over 50 households as of Tuesday evening. The terror group had invaded the Local Government Area on the evening of Friday, April 23, and has since held sway over the territory, defying attempts by the Nigerian military to recapture the place. The insurgents destroyed private and public properties, including telecommunications facilities, but refrained from harming civilians, especially Muslims. They also hoisted their flag and distributed propaganda leaflets inviting residents to join their group. “My people are...
‘Are You A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing?’ – Remi Tinubu To Smart Adeyemi
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‘Are You A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing?’ – Remi Tinubu To Smart Adeyemi

Remi Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central, on Tuesday, tackled Smart Adeyemi, her All Progressives Congress (APC) colleague from Kogi west, over the latter’s comment on Nigeria’s security challenges. In recent weeks, the country has witnessed a spike in criminal activities, from Boko Haram insurgency to banditry and kidnapping. Sani Bello, Niger governor, said on Monday that Boko Haram has hoisted its flag in a Shiroro LGA of the state. Contributing to a motion on the situation, Adeyemi said the country is facing the worst instability since the civil war. “This is the worst instability we are facing. In fact this is worse than the civil war,” he said. But Tinubu interrupted him, asking: “Are you in PDP (Peoples Democratic Party)? Are you a wolf in sheep’s clothing?...
Boko Haram Invades Gwoza in Borno state
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Boko Haram Invades Gwoza in Borno state

Boko Haram insurgents are currently attacking residents in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno state. The extremist group stormed the community on Monday evening, April 26, shooting sporadically as residents fled into the mountains for safety. Security agencies are currently exchanging fire in an attempt to repel the attack. Gwoza is the home town of Senator Representing Borno South, Ali Ndume who is also the Chairman senate committee on the army. Senator Ndume confirmed the attack to Vanguard. He told the publication that a "group of armed insurgents are currently attacking my home town Gwoza".

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