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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".
Boko Haram Fighters are Still Occupying Geidam – LG Chairman
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Boko Haram Fighters are Still Occupying Geidam – LG Chairman

Hon. Ali Kolo, Chairman of Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State has disclosed that Boko Haram insurgents are still occupying Geidam community. Kolo told newsmen that 72 hours after the town was invaded by Boko Haram, thousands of his people were still trapped and had been infiltrated by the sect members. The LG Chairman who disclosed over 2,000 people who were displaced in the invasion are currently taking refuge in neighbouring Yunusari Local Government Area, also revealed that the insurgents killed two people yesterday morning, including a teacher with Kawuri Primary School, Mallam Baba Tazira. ThisDay reported that Kolo also stressed that there was no truth in the report by the military that the attack had been repelled
Boko Haram Hoists Flag In Kaure, Niger State
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Boko Haram Hoists Flag In Kaure, Niger State

Boko Haram terrorists have hoisted their flag in Kaure village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello disclosed this when he visited the Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) Camp at the IBB Primary School near the Palace of Emir of Minna. The primary school was hurriedly turned to IDP camp following the sacking of nearly 5000 villagers from their ancestral homes in Shiroro and Munya Local Government Areas. Bello said, “I am confirming that there are Boko Haram elements around Kaure in Shiroro local government of Niger state. They have taken over the territory, they have installed their flag.”
Mainok: Nigerian Army Confirms Death Of Officer, Soldiers in Boko Haram Attack
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Mainok: Nigerian Army Confirms Death Of Officer, Soldiers in Boko Haram Attack

PRESS RELEASE MAINOK: COAS APPLAUDS TROOPS OF OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE FOR THEIR RESILIENCE AND DOGGEDNESS On Sunday 25 April 2021, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Mainok, Borno State, came under multi-directional attacks by Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists mounted on unconfirmed number of Gun Trucks as well as foot soldiers with possible intent of establishing a phantom caliphate in the town. The terrorists were held by the gallant troops of 156 Task Force Battalion until the arrival of reinforcement teams from 7 Division, Special Army Super Camp Ngamdu and Army Super Camp 4, Benesheik. During the fire fight which lasted several hours, the gallant troops tactically lured a number of the terrorists into a killing zone within their camp where the Air Task Force of Operation L...
Negotiating With Boko Haram Will Save Nigeria N1.2trn –  Dr Nnamdi Onochie
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Negotiating With Boko Haram Will Save Nigeria N1.2trn – Dr Nnamdi Onochie

A former Nigerian diplomat has told the Federal Government to embrace negotiated settlement option to save Nigeria about N1.2 trillion being spent annually to defeat Boko Haram. Foreign policy expert, Dr Nnamdi Onochie, gave the advice on Monday in Abuja while speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on the sudden death of President Idris Deby of Chad. Mr Deby, a key ally of France in the fight against jihadists in the Maghreb, died in battle in southern Chad on April 19, throwing his nation into fresh political uncertainty. Mr Onochie argued that Deby’s death and the unfolding succession crisis in Chad would compound issues for Nigeria, in its bid to crush Boko Haram insurgents. Nigeria has been fighting Boko Haram since 2009 in a bitter conflict that has c...
Boko Haram In Charge Of Geidam 72 Hours On, Kills Primary School Teacher, Others
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Boko Haram In Charge Of Geidam 72 Hours On, Kills Primary School Teacher, Others

The Executive Chairman, Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State, Hon Ali Kolo, exclusively said, 72 hours when armed group of Boko Haram invaded the town, thousands of his people are still trapped and mingling with the sect members, even as he said, the terrorists slaughtered two people on Sunday morning including Kawuri Primary School Teacher, Mallam Baba Tazira. This is even as over 2,000 people who were displaced by the invasion are currently taking refuge in neighbouring Yunusari Local Government Area. Kolo said since the Boko Haram invasion three days ago when he was away for official engagement, he couldn’t find his way to Geidam as the town is under the total control of Boko Haram. He, however, denied military reports claiming that the attack have been repelled, insisti...
Boko Haram Attacks Mainok Community in Borno state
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Boko Haram Attacks Mainok Community in Borno state

Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday April 25, attacked Mainok community in Borno state. Mainok which is the headquarters of the Kaga Local Government Area, is located on the Maiduguri – Damaturu Highway and is 55 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the state capital. Eyewitnesses told Daily Trust that houses were set on fire by the insurgents who also broke into shops.  It was also learnt that the insurgents were seen in a convoy of between 15 and 20 vehicles near Mainok town on Sunday afternoon. The Nation reported that because of the attack, the highway was closed for about four hours, causing heavy traffic from both sides of Maiduguri and Damaturu. Many commuters were almost caught breaking their fast in the gridlock before the road was reopened. Some of the drivers who passed t...
Isa Pantami: The Nigerian Minister Haunted By His Extremist Views – BBC
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Isa Pantami: The Nigerian Minister Haunted By His Extremist Views – BBC

Nigeria's presidency says it "stands behind" an embattled minister facing calls for his resignation after extreme Islamist views he held in the past recently came to light. Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, and also a renowned Muslim cleric, expressed views sympathetic to groups such as al-Qaeda and Boko Haram. In one sermon from the 2000s he said he considered al-Qaeda founder, Osama Bin Laden, a better Muslim than himself, and in another, he said he was happy when infidels were massacred. Recordings of him expressing these views began circulating on social media last week, leading to calls for his resignation or sacking by President Muhammadu Buhari. But in its first reaction since the saga began, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said the mini...
Governor Buni Seeks Special Military Intervention For Geidam
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Governor Buni Seeks Special Military Intervention For Geidam

Following the deadly attack by suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram who held away for more than 24 hours, Yobe state Governor, Hon Mai Mala Buni has sought special military intervention to safeguard Geidam and other communities bordering Borno state to the North. The governor who commiserated with the people of Geidam over the sad incident of the Boko Haram attack on the town said efforts were being intensified to curb the incessant attacks. These were contained in a press statement signed by Director General Press Affairs and Media to the governor, Mamman Mohammed which was made available to our Correspondent on Saturday evening. “His Excellency, Hon Mai Mala Buni has sought for special military intervention to safeguard Geidam and other communities bordering Borno state t...
Boko Haram Cuts Off Network In Geidam, Yobe; Hometown Of Acting IGP
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Boko Haram Cuts Off Network In Geidam, Yobe; Hometown Of Acting IGP

Many residents of Geidam town in Yobe State no longer have network on their phones as Boko Haram fighters have razed the masts of Airtel and MTN in the town. Geidam is the home town of the Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba and the immediate former governor of the state, Ibrahim Geidam. The attackers first struck on Friday evening but they took cover following air strikes from the military. Ali Maina, one of the residents, said after the Air Force jet which hovered around the town left, the insurgents returned. He added that “they wreaked havoc on the town this morning. We can see buildings burning and they forced several shops opened carting away food items. “We are more frightened this time around, because we don’t know their mission. We are cut off ...
4,000 Fighters Desert Boko Haram – Institute For Security Studies (ISS)
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4,000 Fighters Desert Boko Haram – Institute For Security Studies (ISS)

Over 4,000 Boko Haram fighters have deserted the extremist group, signalling a huge shrink in the rank of the terrorists, a report by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has said. According to the report, the deserters from the four Lake Chad Basin countries (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) are leaving for various reasons which include safety concerns. Boko Haram and other terror groups have terrorised the Lake Chad Basin countries for over 10 years. The unending terror war has displaced thousands of nationals of the four countries. The crisis has also crippled economic activities in the once booming fish market in the region. Thousands of people have been kidnapped by the terrorists and many killed. Why fighters are deserting According to the 28-page repor...
Boko Haram Attack Geidam, Yobe State; Hometown Of Acting IGP
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Boko Haram Attack Geidam, Yobe State; Hometown Of Acting IGP

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists are currently attacking Geidam, the headquarters of Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State and hometown of the acting Inspector-General of the Police, Baba Alkali. Premium Times’s correspondent could hear sounds of heavy gunfire as he spoke on the phone with a source in the town on the development. “I cannot talk now, I am sure you are hearing the sound of gunshots. Let’s talk when the situation is calm,” the frightened resident of the town said. The last time the insurgents attacked Geidam was on February 9, barely 24 hours after the new chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, visited troops after his appointment. Premium Times reported that three Customs officers were abducted by the insurgents during that attack. A source revealed th...
The Identities Of BDC Operators Arrested For “Transferring Funds To Boko Haram” –
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The Identities Of BDC Operators Arrested For “Transferring Funds To Boko Haram” –

Last month, Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant To The President On Media and Publicity, said the Federal Government had arrested some Bureau De Change operators who were facilitating transfer of money to Boko Haram terrorists. He had said some Nigerians transferring money to the sect from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were working with the BDC operators. “Bureaus de change are facilitating money to terrorists. We have already worked with the UAE. Convictions have been achieved of Nigerians who are transferring money to Boko Haram terrorists and this also happens domestically. And I tell you that by the time we finish this investigation, the shocking details will surprise many Nigerians,” Shehu had said. Daily Trust had earlier reported that dozens of persons have bee...
Boko Haram: President Buhari Happy With Troops Performance – Defence Minister
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Boko Haram: President Buhari Happy With Troops Performance – Defence Minister

The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, has commended the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole combating insurgents in the north-eastern part of the country, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari appreciates their performance. Magashi made the commendation on Sunday while addressing the troops at the headquarters of the Theatre Command in Maiduguri. “Let me begin by thanking you all with the work you have been doing. “The job you have been doing is highly appreciated by our Commander in Chief of the Armed forces, President Muhammadu Buhari and he said we should come here and talk to you to continue with the effort,” Magashi said. The minister who noted the injuries and lost of lives by some personnel in the course of the assignment, assured them that thei...
Before I Fled Boko Haram’s Den, Many Chibok Schoolgirls Were Pregnant – Escapee
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Before I Fled Boko Haram’s Den, Many Chibok Schoolgirls Were Pregnant – Escapee

A student of the College of Business and Management Studies in Konduga, Juliana Christopher, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram, has said she saw many Chibok girls in the insurgents’ camp. He added that many small girls were either pregnant or nursing children belonging to the insurgents. Christopher, in an interview with The PUNCH, said he spent three weeks in Boko Haram camp after the insurgents, who were dressed in military uniforms, stormed her school in Borno State and abducted her. She explained that after she and her colleagues were kidnapped by the insurgents, they took them into the forest, where she saw other victims who were pregnant and nursing babies of the Boko Haram insurgents. She said, “On reaching their camp, we met many young girls there and the whole place ...
Terrorism Financing: Dozens Arrested In Nationwide Crackdown
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Terrorism Financing: Dozens Arrested In Nationwide Crackdown

Dozens of persons have been arrested by security agents in an ongoing nationwide crackdown on suspected financiers and collaborators of Boko Haram and other criminal groups in Nigeria. This is coming five months after Daily Trust exclusively reported jailing of six Nigerians in the United Arab Emirates over allegations of terrorism financing. The ongoing inter-agency operation is being led by a top intelligence officer, with an army general leading a task team comprising military personnel and staff from intelligence services. Multiple sources informed Daily Trust that the closely-guarded operation is being coordinated by Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), in collaboration with the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and the Central ...
Secessionists Will Be First To Run Away When Problem Starts – Lai Mohammed
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Secessionists Will Be First To Run Away When Problem Starts – Lai Mohammed

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, on Sunday said that secessionists will be the first to run away when any problem starts. The minister assured the Federal Government was working hard to improve national security and prevent all secession tendencies. Mohammed, who spoke on Sunday in Lagos when he appeared on Bond FM radio programme, “Ibi Abasede”, urged Nigerians not to listen to promoters of secession. “Those who support separation and secession will be the first to run away when any problem starts. “We should not listen to them as many of them have about four passports of other countries,” Mohammed said. Speaking specifically on issues around security, Mohammed said that Federal Government’s efforts in that respect necessitated the Town Hall...
UN Suspends Operations In Dikwa, Damasak After Boko Haram Attacks
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UN Suspends Operations In Dikwa, Damasak After Boko Haram Attacks

Following attacks on some of its assets and staff by Boko Haram insurgents, the United Nations has suspended humanitarian operations in Dikwa and Damasak both in Borno State, North-East Nigeria. UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator In Nigeria, Edward Kallon, made this known in a statement on Saturday, titled, ‘Statement On Un Operations In North-East Nigeria’. Kallon said, “I am deeply concerned about the recent attacks on humanitarian operations in Dikwa and Damasak, affecting humanitarian assets and personnel. “We have temporarily suspended operations in these areas in order to safely relocate humanitarian staff and are closely monitoring the situation. “We intend to resume operations as soon as possible, so that civilians affected by the conflict continue to receive the ...
65,000 People On The Run In North-East After Boko Haram Attack – U.N.
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65,000 People On The Run In North-East After Boko Haram Attack – U.N.

Up to 65,000 people in northeastern Nigeria are on the run after an attack by armed groups on Wednesday in which 8 people were killed and at least a dozen injured, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday. "Following the latest attack on Wednesday 14 April, the third in just seven days, up to 80 per cent of the town’s population —which includes the local community and internally displaced people— were forced to flee," Babar Baloch of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a Geneva briefing. Local officials and a resident said on Wednesday that suspected Islamists attacked the northeast Nigerian border town of Damasak, killing at least eight people and causing hundreds to flee to neighbouring Niger.
18 killed, 21 injured in Boko Haram attack in Damasak, Borno
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18 killed, 21 injured in Boko Haram attack in Damasak, Borno

At least 18 persons have been confirmed dead and 21 injured after Boko Haram terrorists attacked Damasak town, in Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno on Tuesday, April 13. Governor Babagana Zulum, who disclosed this on Friday, April 16, during his visit to Damasak, said robust measures were being put in place to avert future attacks on the community by the insurgents. Zulum, who was in the town from Thursday to Friday, traveled alongside Senator Abubakar Kyari representing Borno north, who hails from Damasak, and a member of House of Reps representing Mobbar, Guzamala, and Abadam, Bukar Gana Kareto and some officials. As part of measures, the governor held operational meeting with soldiers and other security forces after which he presented 12 security vehicles which incl...
Boko Haram’s Take-Over Of Damasak Is A Blatant Misinformation – Nigerian Army
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Boko Haram’s Take-Over Of Damasak Is A Blatant Misinformation – Nigerian Army

The reports in a section of the media that Boko Haram terrorists have overran and in control of Damasak town is blatant misinformation. There was an attack by the terrorists sometime yesterday but they were effectively repelled by own troops. As we speak, troops are in total control of the general area and as can be seen in the attached video, the Commander of 5 Brigade, Brig Gen SS Tilawan, is driving round the town earlier this afternoon to assess the general situation following the cowardly attack by the terrorists who sneaked in from the northern flank yesterday in active collaboration of some local informants. The Nigerian Army wishes to assure residents of Damasak and adjoining communities to remain calm as mop operation by the troops are ongoing to flush out the remnant of...
Damasak: Boko Haram Recaptures Mobbar, Borno LGA, Scores Feared Dead
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Damasak: Boko Haram Recaptures Mobbar, Borno LGA, Scores Feared Dead

Suspected members of Boko Haram on Tuesday evening invaded Damasak, the headquarters of Mobbar local government area of troubled Borno state and wreaked havoc without confrontation. This time around, the armed insurgents razed down the Divisional Police Command, schools, shops and residential houses as they hoist their flags in strategic locations. Last Sunday, a group of insurgents invaded Damasak and killed three soldiers, while 6 innocent civilians were killed by an airstrike while participating in a naming ceremony. The insurgents also razed down most humanitarian hubs and facilities as they looted medical consumables at the General Hospital Damasak. Damasak is a border community with the Niger Republic north and is about 180 km drive from Maiduguri, the state capital. ...

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