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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. ...
7 years on, more than 100 Chibok girls still missing
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7 years on, more than 100 Chibok girls still missing

Seven years after hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram jihadists in Chibok, northeast Nigeria, more than 100 are still missing, Amnesty International said Wednesday. Several more mass kidnappings of schoolchildren have occurred in northern Nigeria since Chibok, resulting in hundreds of schools being shut in a region where the literacy rate and school enrolment are already very low. On 14 April 2014, Boko Haram gunmen seized 276 girls aged between 12 and 17 from the Government Girls Secondary School in the remote town of Chibok in Borno state. "Although most escaped or were later released, more than 100 girls remain in captivity," Amnesty International said in a statement. There have been at least five mass abductions of schoolchildren in northern Nigeria since De...
2 Soldiers Who Tried To Capture A Boko Haram Spy Killed In Ambush
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2 Soldiers Who Tried To Capture A Boko Haram Spy Killed In Ambush

Two young Nigerian soldiers who attempted to capture a Boko Haram informant were killed by terrorists who ambushed them just as the aircraft of the Nigerian Airforce ( NAF) eliminated scores of ISWAP Boko Haram in five guntrucks in Damasak, Borno State. An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the young soldiers were killed when they wanted to apprehend a man suspected to be a spy for terrorists. “The young soldiers suspected the unarmed man who was seen leading terrorists to some warehouses. “Suspecting that the man was on a mission, rather than shooting him, the soldiers ran after him so that he could be caught alive. Unknown to them terrorists on an ambush with guntrucks opened fire on the two soldiers and the informant. “Luckily enough, ground troops with air support...
Damasak: UN Confirms Boko Haram Attack On Its Facility, Aid Services To Reduce
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Damasak: UN Confirms Boko Haram Attack On Its Facility, Aid Services To Reduce

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has confirmed an attack on its facility in Damasak, Borno State, on Saturday. The attack will force the UN to reduce its humanitarian operations in the area I am deeply concerned about recurrent reports of violent attacks by non-state armed groups putting the lives of civilians under risks. Last night and through the morning, a violent attack in Damasak town, in Borno State, was reported with three international aid partners’ facilities directly targeted, set ablaze, and sustained damage. I continue to be concerned about the safety and security of civilians and humanitarian workers. I strongly condemn the attack, as humanitarian aid operations and facilities are the lifeline for people affected by violence an...
Boko Haram Attacks Kwapre, Adamawa, Kills 5 People, Kidnaps Many Women
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Boko Haram Attacks Kwapre, Adamawa, Kills 5 People, Kidnaps Many Women

An Unspecified number of women have been abducted by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect who attacked a community in Adamawa State. The insurgents also killed five people, destroyed houses and other property and made away with belongings of residents, a source said. DAILY POST gathered on Saturday morning that the insurgents stormed Kwapre, a village in Hong Local Government Area of Northern Adamawa on Friday evening, shooting randomly and picking up the women. A source around the area, Innocent Geoffrey, told our correspondent on phone that the attackers were first thought to be herders out for vengeance attack, but later manifested their Boko Haram tendency, seizing the female residents they could lay their hands on, as residents scampered for safety. “Right now ,the...
OPC, IPOB Are Just Like Boko Haram – Dambazau
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OPC, IPOB Are Just Like Boko Haram – Dambazau

  The immediate past Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdul-Rahman Dambazau (rtd), on Friday said the O’odua People’s Congress (OPC) and the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are extremist groups like Boko Haram. Dambazau said this at Army War College in Abuja while delivering a lecture to participants of course 5/2021. He alleged that the two groups were sponsoring a new wave of extremism that could ignite ethnic conflict so as to achieve their aims of dividing the country. Dambazau said the Police have a critical role to play in quelling recent agitations across the country, “instead of leaving everything for the military”. “The two groups have been making efforts to ignite nationwide inter-ethnic conflicts through their violent attacks on northern resid...
NNPC To Construct Africa’s Largest Gas-Powered Plant In Maiduguri – Mele Kyari
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NNPC To Construct Africa’s Largest Gas-Powered Plant In Maiduguri – Mele Kyari

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it will build a gas-powered plant in Maiduguri, Borno State to address challenges in electricity supply to the area caused by incessant Boko Haram attacks NNPC Group Managing Director (GMD), Mr. Mele Kyari disclosed this on Friday during a courtesy visit to the Borno governor at the Maiduguri Government House. Mele who led other officials of the corporation, said such project was in line with the president’s cardinal principle to deepen gas consumption in the country. “Mr. President has declared this year a decade of gas. This means for the next 10 years, there will be significant gas entry into the north..So as a result of the challenges of power supply, in the state we saw the opportunity of supporting Borno State,”...
Proceeds Of Banditry, Kidnapping Used In Funding Boko Haram – El-Rufai
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Proceeds Of Banditry, Kidnapping Used In Funding Boko Haram – El-Rufai

El-Rufai disclosed this while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Sunday Politics’ programme. The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai says money realised from banditry and kidnapping is being used to fund the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East. El-Rufai disclosed this while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Sunday Politics’ programme. He said gunmen are targetting his state because the government refused to give them money and negotiate with them. “Bandits and kidnappers are targetting Kaduna State because we refused to give them money and negotiate with them. “The solution to our security problem is partly state police and we are working on that. No civilised society sits back when its sovereignty is challenged. The first thing to do is to wipe ou...
Zulum Misses Boko Haram Ambush, As Terrorists Attack Borno Relief Committee
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Zulum Misses Boko Haram Ambush, As Terrorists Attack Borno Relief Committee

Boko Haram would have been recorded today (Friday), as the terrorists ambushed a convoy of Borno State Resettlement and Relief Committee officials. The Relief Committee, made up of mostly commissioners and other top government officials, were coming from Baga town after routine distribution of relief items to Internally-Displaced Persons, IDPs, when they were ambushed along Maiduguri-Gajiram-Monguno Road at Jigalta village of Guzamala Local Government Area. Recall that Governor Zulum and his entourage spent a night in Monguno last Tuesday, distributing relief items. However, the governor joined up with his colleagues in Abuja for the inauguration of the newly-elected President of the Niger Republic. He directed the Committee to proceed to troubled Baga for the same exercise...
Nigeria Air Force Dismisses Video Released by Boko Haram Members Claiming it Brought Down the Missing Fighter Jet
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Nigeria Air Force Dismisses Video Released by Boko Haram Members Claiming it Brought Down the Missing Fighter Jet

The Nigerian Air Force has dismissed claims by Boko Haram sect that its members brought down the missing Alpha jet on Wednesday, March 31. The sect members today, April 2, released a video claiming responsibility for bringing down the jet. However, in an interview with newsmen, the Director Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said the viral video could be clips from a previous incident and that the force will not be going into speculations based on the videos released. “We have seen some videos but there is nothing that has proven that the aircraft in those clips belongs to us, or have you seen a Nigerian Air Force aircraft number or the body of Air Force pilot or have you seen any Air Force uniform until we get all these details ou...
We Shot Down Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet & Killed Pilots – Boko Haram
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We Shot Down Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet & Killed Pilots – Boko Haram

NAF lost radar contact with an Alpha Jet conducting a routine mission on Wednesday evening in the Sambisa forest area of Northeast Nigeria. This is what happened to the jet... Boko Haram faction led by Abubakar Shekau released a video on Friday showing the downing of a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet which exploded mid-air. The seven minutes 30 seconds-long video showed the Alpha Jet flying low over a battlefield arena with multiple Boko Haram fighters engaging in fierce and uncoordinated firefights. The insurgents could be seen firing what was likely a heavy machine gun (anti-aircraft gun) towards the combat aircraft. Then the footage of a fireball explosion could be seen, as the Alpha Jet headed rapidly towards the ground. Fighters subsequently moved to the are...
Boko Haram Kill One, Loot Foodstuff In Borno LG
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Boko Haram Kill One, Loot Foodstuff In Borno LG

Suspected armed members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect on Wednesday invaded the Azir community in the Damboa Local Government Area of Borno state killing one resident with scores injured. The insurgents also looted foodstuff and livestock without confrontation, after setting ablaze some residential houses. Azir is about a 15km drive south of Damboa and is the only settlement with resilient people along the 100km Damboa – Biu road, as over 10 settlements were Displaced and remained ghost communities for over five years. Some fleeing residents who spoke to our Correspondent on phone said, “We are currently taking refuge in Damboa with no shelter and food despite this harsh harmattan weather. “The insurgents wreaked havoc on our community without confrontation and we managed...
Missing Jet: Chief Of Air Staff, Air Marshal Amao Lands In Maiduguri
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Missing Jet: Chief Of Air Staff, Air Marshal Amao Lands In Maiduguri

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to supervise the search for the missing fighter plane that disappeared from radar last night. He has been briefed and all search and rescue tools have been activated in the North-east theatre of operations in order to ascertain the whereabouts of the fighter plane. The CAS, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, @CAS_IOAmao, arrived Maiduguri this morning and was briefed on ongoing search and rescue efforts in connection with the missing Alpha Jet aircraft. He also urged pilots, engineers & technicians to remain undeterred & resolute in their commitment to ensuring that peace returns to the North East. Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Public Relations Director NAF It was earlier reporte...
NGOs Withdraw Workers As Boko Haram Plans Massive Attacks On Borno, Yobe
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NGOs Withdraw Workers As Boko Haram Plans Massive Attacks On Borno, Yobe

Boko Haram terrorists are planning a series of attacks on communities in Borno and Yobe states. According to a military source, non-governmental organisations working in the area have been informed and have started withdrawing their workers from the two states. “They (Boko Haram terrorists) have been quiet for some time now due to the pressure from troops of Operation TURA TAKAI BANGO. But the intelligence report we got recently showed that both the Abubakar Shekau-led faction and ISWAP (Islamic State in West Africa Province) are planning massive attacks on different communities in both Yobe and Borno. “We have informed all operational commanders to stay alert; all NGOs and humanitarian workers have also been informed. Some of the NGOs have started withdrawing their workers bu...
Nigerians In UAE Are Financing Boko Haram Terrorists – Garba Shehu
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Nigerians In UAE Are Financing Boko Haram Terrorists – Garba Shehu

The Presidency has stated that its investigation revealed that some Nigerians in the United Arab Emirates were transferring money to the Boko Haram terrorists and financing their criminal activities in the country. The Presidency added that Bureau de Change operators are also in the chain of sending money to terrorists as they were the domestic agents. President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Mr Garba Shehu, stated this while appearing on Channels Television, adding that some Nigerians had already been arrested in connection with the financing of Boko Haram. Shehu said investigation was ongoing and the details would be shocking to Nigerians when they were made public to Nigerians. He said, “It is shocking to any Nigerian that places of worship and farmland are places where kil...
Governor Zulum Shares ₦325m and Food to 100,000 Households in Monguno
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Governor Zulum Shares ₦325m and Food to 100,000 Households in Monguno

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum is in Monguno where he supervised the distribution of N325 million and variety of food to over 100,000 households displaced by Boko Haram and denied access to farmlands, businesses and other means of livelihood. Monguno is the most populated part of northern Borno, within Nigeria’s portion of the Lake Chad region, which has faced the most severe attacks from Boko Haram in recent years. Displaced households from local government areas: Kukawa, Marte, Ngnazi and Guzamala currently stay at government controlled camps in Monguno town. Zulum departed Maiduguri to Monguno by road Monday, passed the night, and following day, supervised distribution of cash and food items. Thousands of bags of food grains, sugar and wrappers were...
Nigerian Soldier, Hussaini, Killed In A Boko Haram Ambush In Zamfara
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Nigerian Soldier, Hussaini, Killed In A Boko Haram Ambush In Zamfara

A young Nigerian soldier identified as Hussaini has been killed in a Boko Haram ambush in Zamfara State. His childhood friend, Emmanuel Mathew shared photos of the deceased on Facebook, with the captions; "Hussaini, my childhood good friend Died why now, is to early for you to live the battle field now, but GOD knows the best, May Allah accept your shortcoming" "You die protecting your dear country You die protecting your good people You die as Hero You carry ur nation on your shoulder You survive maiduguri But you die in boko haram ambush in zamfara state, trying to secure the region Your memory will live forever RIP"
Report Of Leah Sharibu’ Second Baby Heartbreaking, Say Parents
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Report Of Leah Sharibu’ Second Baby Heartbreaking, Say Parents

Leah Sharibu’s parents, Nathan and Rebecca, have described as “heartbreaking rumours” reports that their daughter had given birth to a second baby in Boko Haram captivity. Demanding that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), bring back their daughter with or without children, the traumatised parents said it was a big shame that the Buhari regime had abandoned their daughter. Leah was one of the 110 female students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, who were abducted on February 19, 2018, by Boko Haram terrorists. While others were released by the terrorists following negotiations, Leah, then 14, is still being held captive for reportedly refusing to renounce her Christian faith. The Convener of the United States-Nigeri...
Boko Haram’s Resilience Is Unprecedented – Chadian President, Idriss Deby
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Boko Haram’s Resilience Is Unprecedented – Chadian President, Idriss Deby

The President of Chad Republic, Idriss Itno, on Saturday lamented the impact of Boko Haram around Lake Chad basin, describing the sect as evil. Itno said this while answering questions from State House correspondents after a meeting he had with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He lamented that the sect’s activities had so far affected four countries of the Lake Chad basin. He said a situation where the Multinational Joint Task Force embarks on just one operation in a whole year also contributed to the difficulty in defeating the terrorists. Itno, however expressed optimism that with the new strategies being deployed and new officers with fresh ideas being assigned to take over commands at both national and regional leve...
Boko Haram Blows up Power Tower, Throws Maiduguri into Darkness again
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Boko Haram Blows up Power Tower, Throws Maiduguri into Darkness again

Boko Haram terrorists have blown up a power tower in Maiduguri, plunging the capital city into darkness again barely three days after electricity was restored. The terrorists had struck power installations thrice to keep the city in the dark in January. Channels Television reported that it took power authorities almost two months to repair the damage inflicted in January as the insurgents laid land mines, which injured officials of the Transmission Company of Nigeria when repairs commenced. However after electricity was restored on Wednesday March 24, the insurgents launched another attack on a power tower in the city.

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