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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 ...
We Are Determined To End Criminality, Violence In Nigeria – Babagana Monguno
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We Are Determined To End Criminality, Violence In Nigeria – Babagana Monguno

Apparently alarmed by the atrocities unleashed on the nation and its citizens by criminals, the Presidency on Friday vowed to do all within its powers to end the cycle of violence and restore peace and stability nationwide. This assurance came at the end of a crucial enlarged security meeting called at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Friday in the wake of rising security challenges in the land, which have threatened national unity and peace. Although the Presidency adjourned the meeting till Tuesday next week to take further briefings from concerned security heads and agencies, the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno, said in a terse statement made available to Vanguard that Nigerian security agencies were set to put a...
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 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 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...
Boko Haram Cuts off Network in Acting IGP’s Hometown
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Boko Haram Cuts off Network in Acting IGP’s Hometown

Residents of Geidam town in Yobe State, which is the hometown of Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba and the immediate former governor of the state Ibrahim Geidam, no longer have network on their phones as Boko Haram fighters have razed down masts belonging to Airtel and MTN in the town. Daily Trust reported that the attackers first struck on Friday evening but they took cover following air strikes from the military. Ali Maina, one of the residents told the publication that after the Air Force jet which hovered around the town left, the insurgents returned. Maina said;  “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 w...
Security Agents Kill IPOB Militia Commander and Others in Sting Operation
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Security Agents Kill IPOB Militia Commander and Others in Sting Operation

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and their counterparts from the Nigerian Army and DSS in a joint operation on Saturday, April 24, stormed the operational headquarters of Insurgents (IPOB Militias) in Awomama Village Oru East LGA of Imo State. According to police sources, the Insurgents are responsible for the attack on the Imo State Police Headquarters and the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service on 5th April 2021. They allegedly also carried out series of calculated, violent attacks on security personnel and formations in the southeast and South-South region of the country. According to the police, as the security forces approached the base of the insurgents, they came under rapid fire from the group. In a bold and clinical response,  the joint security force...
ISWAP Attacks Dikwa Town In Borno
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ISWAP Attacks Dikwa Town In Borno

Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) insurgents are currently attacking Dikwa town about 90 km east of Maiduguri, Borno State capital, Northeast Nigeria. HumAngle learned that ISWAP fighters have taken control of major access roads into Dikwa. The security situation in the garrison town is fluid and developing. This is at least the fourth attack by ISWAP targeting Dikwa town since January 2021. During the previous attack in March, insurgents dislodged troops, overran the town and destroyed parts of the United Nations humanitarian hub after a siege that trapped aid workers in a bunker. On Saturday, the UN announced the suspension of humanitarian operations in Dikwa and Damasak.
”Don’t be afraid of bullet. If you are not meant to die by bullet, it will never kill you”- Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi tells troops in the North East
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”Don’t be afraid of bullet. If you are not meant to die by bullet, it will never kill you”- Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi tells troops in the North East

The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, has asked troops fighting the insurgents in the North East not to be afraid of bullets and that they should be more daring in their fight against insurgents. Speaking during a morale-boosting visit to the troops in Maiduguri, Borno state over the weekend, Magashi, a retired Brig.-Gen. said what should be on the minds of the troops while battling insurgents should be to secure the country. “You should not be afraid of the bullet because it can even meet you in the house if it means you dying by it. But if you are not meant to die by the bullet, it will never kill you even at the heart of a war.” The minister assured them of the government’s readiness to improve on their welfare.  
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...
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 Insurgents Attack Yobe Community, Raze School and Health Care Center
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Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Yobe Community, Raze School and Health Care Center

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Katarko community in Gujba Local Government Council of Yobe State, razing a primary school and a healthcare centre located in the community. Boko Haram insurgents attack Yobe community, raze school and health care center Residents of the community say the insurgents stormed the community at about 5:30am on Tuesday March 16, when they were going to the mosque for prayers and started shooting sporadically in the air. The insurgents reportedly proceeded straight to the military formation in Katarko shooting sporadically and later set the base on fire Katarko community which is 18 kilometers south of Damaturu the state capital, has been under attack over 10 times. The state government or the state police command is yet ...
Boko Haram Kills 22 Herdsmen In Borno
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Boko Haram Kills 22 Herdsmen In Borno

The insurgents also abducted some of the herders and went away with many cows. Members of the Boko Haram sect have killed 22 herders in Borno state. SaharaReporters gathered that the herdsmen were killed during the weekend in Monguno. President Muhammadu Buhari’s National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno is from Monguno. A resident of the community told SaharaReporters that the insurgents also abducted some of the herders and went away with many cows. “We have recovered 22 dead bodies, all of them brutally killed,” he said. Boko Haram has increasingly targeted farmers, herders and loggers, accusing them of spying and passing information to the Nigerian military. They have also been raiding herding communities, stealing cattle, a valuable commodity in the re...
Aisha Buhari Speaks On Abductions Of School Girls, Women
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Aisha Buhari Speaks On Abductions Of School Girls, Women

First Lady Aisha Buhari has lamented the continuous mass abductions of women and girls by bandits and insurgents, especially in the north. Aisha in a statement on the occasion of the International Women’s Day posted on her official Twitter handle @aishambuhari, said: “As a mother, I share the sorrow and agony of the victims and families”. “I am also not unaware of the impact that these abductions could have in reverting many successes we have hitherto achieved, especially in terms of girl-child education and early marriages.” She however called on all stakeholders to exert their different levels of influence towards bringing the mass abductions to an end. While appreciating efforts of women and girls in the fight against COVID-19, she noted the pandemic has had a huge impact ...
Professor Sagay Says All Nigerians Should Carry Arms
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Professor Sagay Says All Nigerians Should Carry Arms

One man, one gun; one woman, one rifle. The above, Professor Itse Sagay appears to be saying, might be the panacea to Nigeria’s seemingly untameable security crisis, as insurgents, bandits and other criminals continue to seize the country by the jugular. Given the worsening insecurity situation in the country, the Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay has called on the President, the National Assembly and all concerned authorities to empower every Nigerian to carry arms. It will help to make for a balance of terror, he insists, in the current situation whereby the country is gradually sliding into a Hobbesian state where life is brutish and where might is right, no thanks to the activities of kidnappers, bandits, terrorists and herd...
Army Declares 101 Soldiers Wanted, Freezes Bank Accounts
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Army Declares 101 Soldiers Wanted, Freezes Bank Accounts

At least three majors, three captains and six lieutenants were among those declared wanted for fleeing the insurgents last month in Borno. The Nigerian Army has ordered the immediate arrest of officers accused of deserting their posts during the Boko Haram on New Marte and Dikwa towns of Maidiguri. Military documents obtained by Peoples Gazette carried a list of 101 names, ranks and bank details of errant soldiers. Theatre Command Headquarters of “Operation Lafiya Dole” in Maiduguri requested that the Defence Headquarters freeze the listed accounts and apprehend the alleged deserters if found. “You are requested to declare the named officers and soldiers deserters WEF 19 Feb 21,” the document said. A spokesman for the Nigerian Army did not immediately return a request seek...
UN Confirms Boko Haram’s Attack on Aid Facilities in Borno
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UN Confirms Boko Haram’s Attack on Aid Facilities in Borno

The United Nations has confirmed Boko Haram's attack on its aid facilities in northeastern Nigerian town of Dikwa in Borno State. In a statement released on Tuesday March 2 by UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, it was gathered that the insurgents directly targeted the facilities. Kallon said the premises of several aid agencies and a hospital were reportedly set ablaze or sustained damage. The statement read; “The attack started last night and, as information is still coming through, I am outraged to hear the premises of several aid agencies and a hospital were reportedly set ablaze or sustained damage. “This violent attack will affect the support provided to nearly 100,000 people who are desperately in need of humanitarian assistance and protection."...
Apostle Suleman Begs Boko Haram not to Kill Abducted Borno Pastor
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Apostle Suleman Begs Boko Haram not to Kill Abducted Borno Pastor

President of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide Apostle Johnson Suleman has appealed to Boko Haram insurgents not to kill Borno pastor Bulus Yikura they abducted. The cleric was abducted by the insurgents on Christmas eve last year during an attack on Pemi village in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State. Taking to Twitter, Suleman pleaded with the insurgents to spare Yikura’s life, adding that Christians are not the insurgents’ enemies and wrote on how some certain Muslims were saved by Christians many years back. He said: “I appeal to Boko haram not to kill Pastor Bulus Yikura..have mercy on him like the Abyssinian Christians had mercy on the first Muslims and saved them from the Quraysh. “Christians are not your enemies. Plssss,let Pastor Yikura go..”
Boko Haram Attack Travelers along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway, Kidnap Young man, Newly-wed bride, Others
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Boko Haram Attack Travelers along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway, Kidnap Young man, Newly-wed bride, Others

Dozens of travelers, including a young man and his two relatives were abducted in separate attacks launched by suspected Boko Haram insurgents along the Maiduguri/Damaturu highway. It was gathered that the insurgents ambushed commercial vehicles plying the highway on Friday afternoon, February 26 and forced many passengers into the forests. The abductions took place between Mainok and Jakana axis in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, around 3:30 pm. One Wadzani Waxax said that his younger brother identified as Ijey as well as two relatives were among the travelers abducted during the attack. A newly-wed bride and all the passengers in three vehicles, who accompanied her to Damaturu were also kidnapped by the insurgents. According to a family source, only an el...
If Trump could order the military to rescue one kidnapped American citizen in Nigeria, Buhari has no excuse not to act decisively and rescue Pastor Yakuru – CAN
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If Trump could order the military to rescue one kidnapped American citizen in Nigeria, Buhari has no excuse not to act decisively and rescue Pastor Yakuru – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately order the military to rescue Pastor Bulud Yakuru from the Boko Haram terrorists who had given him a one week ultimatum before it is too late. LIB reported earlier that the Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram which kidnapped Pastor Yakuru on December 24, 2020 after an attack at Pemi Village in Borno State, gave the federal government a one week ultimatum to negotiate his release, and this one week ultimatum will end on Wednesday March 3. The Christian group in a statement issued by its President, Samson Ayokunle on Saturday February 27, said Buhari has no excuse not to act decisively and rescue Pastor Yakuru if Trump could order the military to secure the release of one kidna...
Insecurity: Buhari Rules Out Amnesty For Bandits, Insurgents
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Insecurity: Buhari Rules Out Amnesty For Bandits, Insurgents

A meeting of the Governors of the 19 Northern States, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, Chief of Staff to the President, Prof . Ibrahim Gambari, the Inspector -General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , Director General of the Department of State Service , Yusuf Bichi , as well as the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, held in Kaduna on Thursday . The Sultan of Sokoto , Alhaji Saad Abubakar III led traditional rulers from all parts of the north to the meeting which held at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House . Other attendees at the high powered meeting were northern lawmakers from both chambers of the National Assembly represented by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ahmad Idris Wase , who stood in for the Senate President , Ahmad Lawan , ...
Update:10 Dead, 47 Injured in Fresh Boko Haram Attack on Maiduguri
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Update:10 Dead, 47 Injured in Fresh Boko Haram Attack on Maiduguri

Ten persons have been confirmed dead and 47 others injured in the fresh attack carried out by Boko Haram members in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Tuesday night, February 23. The insurgents stormed the city launching 10 rockets. Among the dead were nine boys playing football at Gwange, when rockets landed in the area. The state governor, Babagana Zulum, last night visited the hospital where the dead and the injured were evacuated shortly after the incident occurred. He was told that 10 people were killed in the explosions that rocked the city and 47 others injured.  
Many Feared Dead As Shekau-Led Boko Haram, ISWAP Clash
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Many Feared Dead As Shekau-Led Boko Haram, ISWAP Clash

Fierce battle between Abubakar Shekau-led Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has broken out in the terrorists’ camps leading to the killing of several of their fighters. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Yerima said the incident which took place in a border area between Nigeria and the Niger Republic was revealed by Al Thabat, an al-Qaida affiliated media outfit. He said that Al Thabat, in a statement, said Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad, commonly known as Boko Haram, killed ISWAP insurgents in the village of Sunawa on the Nigeria-Niger border. According to him, the battle occurred after ISWAP abducted dozens of women linked to Boko Haram.
Schools’ Abduction, Boko Haram’s Plot to Discourage Western Education – Lawmaker
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Schools’ Abduction, Boko Haram’s Plot to Discourage Western Education – Lawmaker

A member of the House of Representatives in Ekiti State, Hon. Ibrahim Olanrewaju, has said the preponderance of abduction of pupils in schools in the northern part of the country was an evil plot by Boko Haram insurgents to discourage Western education in Nigeria. The lawmaker spoke in Otun Ekiti, Moba Local Government area of Ekiti State, on Saturday, while distributing materials worth over N500 million to his constituents as dividends of democracy. Speaking about the abduction of students in Chibok, Kankara, Dapchi and Kagara in Niger State by suspected bandits, Olanrewaju said it was a mischief by insurgents to whittle down education in the Northern part of the country. “What Boko Haram means is that Western education is a sin. They wanted to discourage people from going to...
Boko Haram Allegedly Hoist Flags in Some Parts of Borno
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Boko Haram Allegedly Hoist Flags in Some Parts of Borno

Some suspected members of Boko Haram have reportedly hoisted their flag in parts of Marte local government in Borno State. Military sources told Channels Television that the insurgents attacked the local government within the week and neighbouring Dikwa local government on Friday February 19. They were however repelled in Dikwa by a combined effort of the air component and ground forces of Operation Lafiya Dole in a battle that lasted hours. It was gathered that the attack dislodged many residents of Dikwa who fled into bushes to take refuge. The insurgents also laid an ambush for the reinforcements deployed from the theatre command headquarters located in Maiduguri. While the casualty figure for the attack is still unknown, it is however coming barely two months after the ...
Boko Haram reportedly abducts three Customs officers in Yobe
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Boko Haram reportedly abducts three Customs officers in Yobe

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly abducted three officers of the Nigeria Customs Services in Yobe state. The Nation reports that the officers were abducted during an attack on Geidam town by the insurgents on Wednesday, February 10.   “Honestly we are all in a very sad mood with what happened to our colleagues in Geidam. We are with them in prayers,” a custom officer who spoke with our correspondent in confidence because he is not mandated to do so. The spokesperson of the state police command,  Dungus Abdulkarim, refused to comment on the abduction but he confirmed the attack in Giedam. “My men on the ground informed me that the attack was repelled by the Army ground troop with Airforce support. The information I got was that there was no casualty in the at...
Boko Haram attacks Geidam in Yobe
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Boko Haram attacks Geidam in Yobe

Report reaching DAILY POST indicates that Boko Haram elements are currently attacking residents of Geiram Local Government Area of Yobe State in the northeast Nigeria. A staff of one of the NGOs operating in Geidam, told our correspondent that the terrorists are currently attacking Gaidam town with heavy exchange of gunfire with troops. “We are at home but the sound of gunfire and heavy weapons are flying as if it would take off the rooftops on buildings,” he said. Gaidam is about 182km from Damaturu, the Yobe state capital. According to previous reports, Geidam has been attacked four times this year by Boko Haram insurgents. The attack today is coming few hours after the Chief of Army staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru visited troops formation in Ngamdu, promising that N...
Boko Haram Kills 2 Policemen and 1 CJTF Member as Service Chiefs Visit Maiduguri
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Boko Haram Kills 2 Policemen and 1 CJTF Member as Service Chiefs Visit Maiduguri

A military base and a police check-point in Borno State were reportedly attacked by Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday January 31, same day the newly appointed service chiefs arrived Maiduguri on an operational visit. Daily Trust reported that two policemen and one member of Civilian Joint Task Force were killed during the attack which occurred at the checkpoint along Maiduguri / Gubio highway by 12:30pm on Sunday. A security source said the insurgents burnt one utility vehicle and made away with another after they displaced the security personnel stationed at the joint checkpoint. The source said; “The incident occurred at outskirts of Magumeri and Chabol, we have reported that two police officers and a member of cjtf have lost their lives in the ambushed." Top CJTF member, Ba...
Update: Nigerian Soldier who was Killed During Fight with Boko Haram Recently got Married
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Update: Nigerian Soldier who was Killed During Fight with Boko Haram Recently got Married

On Sunday, January 31, LIB shared the sad story of a Nigerian soldier, Usman Abdullahi, who was recently killed while fighting Boko Haram. He was killed alongside four other soldiers during a gun battle with the insurgents in Dikwa, Borno state on Friday, January 29. New details revealed that Usman recently got married. He had his wedding in Lagos on January 27, 2020.   "I received the news of Usman's death with deep shock. He just got married on December 27, 2020. I attended the wedding here in Lagos. Though he wasn't in attendance physically because he was on duty, his family members and friends were all here and left with the wife to Borno State that same day. I still spoke with him last week and told him to take care of his wife. It's just so sad. He was so jo...
Boko Haram kidnap Yobe District Head
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Boko Haram kidnap Yobe District Head

Thursday January 7 attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Geidam town of Yobe State, also led to the abduction of the district head. Eyewitnesses alleged that the terrorists looted goods before setting some shops ablaze. They also torched the house of a former chairman of a local government, Dr. Mulima Mato. Yobe police Command spokesman ASP Dungus Abdulkarim who said the police recovered a burnt Hilux vehicle containing two bodies, maintained that it could not be ascertained whether the deceased were Boko Haram members or not. Abdulkarim said the insurgents went to the general hospital and ordered the nurses to give first aid treatment to their colleagues, before they escaped. Following the attack, Governor Mai Mala Buni has ordered the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)...
Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Geidam Community in Yobe State
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Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Geidam Community in Yobe State

Geidam, the headquarters of Geidam Local Government Council in Yobe State, 185 kilometers away from Damaturu on Wednesday January 6 came under attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. Channels Television reported that the insurgents succeeded in attacking the community at 5 pm on Wednesday evening. A resident of the area, Idris Garba said although fighter jets have arrived, the suspected insurgents remained inside the town shooting sporadically.
Outside Maiduguri, Nobody is Safe in Borno – Dean of Borno Elders Forum, Prof Dikwa says
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Outside Maiduguri, Nobody is Safe in Borno – Dean of Borno Elders Forum, Prof Dikwa says

Prof. Khalifa Dikwa, Dean of Borno Elders Forum has raised an alarm of nobody being safe in Borno state except in the state capital, Maiduguri. Speaking in an interview on Channels Television, Dikwa stated that even when Boko Haram insurgents are not physically present, they psychologically disturbing the people. He said;   “Even if they (Boko Haram) are not physically there, they are psychologically there, disturbing the people. “From time to time, they ride their motorcycles, come and harass them to pay levies and so on. Outside Maiduguri, no even five kilometres, nobody is safe. And they can strike at any time.” Dikwa also alleged that the military did not heed to the advice of the Private Military Contractor (PMC) to man the country’s land borders after they ...
Buhari reacts to Zabarmari massacre, says the Armed Forces have been given the marching order to take the fight to the insurgents
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Buhari reacts to Zabarmari massacre, says the Armed Forces have been given the marching order to take the fight to the insurgents

President Muhammadu Buhari has again reacted to the killing of 43 rice farmers by Boko Haram insurgents in Zabarmari community of Borno state.   The Nigerian President in a statement released on Monday November 30, said the Armed Forces have been given the marching order to take the fight to the insurgents, not on a one-off, but on a continuous basis.   Buhari who described the massacre by Boko Haram in Zabarmari as senseless, barbaric, gruesome and cowardly, added that the federal government will be intensifying its cooperation with neighbouring countries on bilateral and multilateral levels, to ensure that there is no hiding place for the terrorists.   The statement read;   Nothing is more important than ensuring the security of lives and pro...
Zabarmari Attack: Villagers Provide Information To Boko Haram – Major General Enenche
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Zabarmari Attack: Villagers Provide Information To Boko Haram – Major General Enenche

John Enenche, coordinator of defence media operations, says some residents of Borno state sabotage the efforts of the military by providing information on its movement and activities to Boko Haram. Enenche said this on Monday while answering questions on the killing of 45 farmers at Zabarmari in Jere local government area of Borno state by the insurgents when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television. He said information gathered from the attack showed that some of the insurgents were already cohabiting with the villagers before the attack. Asked how the military had no prior intelligence on the attack, Enenche said the army needs information from locals to aid its operation. “That has been our worry. It’s a concern to us. You need a guide, you need i...
Zabarmari massacre: Governors question security architecture after 43 farmers were killed by Boko Haram insurgents
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Zabarmari massacre: Governors question security architecture after 43 farmers were killed by Boko Haram insurgents

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum has reacted to the killing of rice farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents.   NGF Chairman and Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi who described the killing as “obnoxious, wicked, unwarranted and morally reprehensible”, added that it raises serious questions on the general security situation in the country and around the capability of the nation’s security architecture.   Noting that the forum would “collectively review these issues” at its next meeting to forge the way forward, Fayemi further stated that Boko Haram has been carrying out attacks each time it seems the situation is getting under control.   He said;   “This sad narrative raises serious questions on the general security situation in the country a...
Almajiris are vulnerable to the influence of Boko Haram insurgents – Governor Zulum
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Almajiris are vulnerable to the influence of Boko Haram insurgents – Governor Zulum

Governor Babagana Zulum has outlined the need to completely overhaul the Almajiri system.   Speaking on Thursday November 26 at the third northeast Governors’ forum meeting in Yola, Adamawa State, the Borno state Governor said they might end up dealing with an army of perhaps untrainable youths who inadvertently become vulnerable to the influence of social misfits like kidnappers and bandits and even terror groups like the Boko Haram insurgents unless the Almajiri system is overhauled.   Zulum said;   “Another issue, which unquestionably needs to be urgently tackled is the almajiri phenomenon and its associated challenges, which are increasingly having a telling effect on the overall socio-economic development of the society. “Unless the almajiri system is...
‘This is sad’- Nigerians react to photo of little boy drawing a gun on the wall in Yobe
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‘This is sad’- Nigerians react to photo of little boy drawing a gun on the wall in Yobe

Nigerians are currently reacting to this photo of a little boy in Damaturu, Yobe state drawing a gun on the wall.   Yobe has been one of the hotbeds of insurgent attacks in NorthEast Nigeria.   Kano-based lawyer, Bulama Bukarti, shared the photo online with the caption, ''My NCE teacher, Lawan Cheri, saw this boy drawing this on the wall of a neighbour in Damaturu. This tells you everything about the experiences of the children in the northeast. To stop transgenerational trauma, survivors must be properly treated and community healing promoted.''     See reactions from other Nigerians below
Policeman and six Boko Haram insurgents killed in Yobe gunfight
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Policeman and six Boko Haram insurgents killed in Yobe gunfight

A policeman and six members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have reportedly been killed in a gunfight in Yobe state.   Spokesman for the State Police Command, Dungus Abdulkarim told Channels Television that they are still gathering more information to give a definite number of casualties.   It was however gathered that the gunfight ensued after an evening attack by the insurgents on Babban Gida community,  the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State.
Police Rescue Soldiers Kidnapped by Boko Haram
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Police Rescue Soldiers Kidnapped by Boko Haram

Two soldiers kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents along Auno road in Borno state have been rescued by policemen. PR Nigeria which cited a security situation report, said some soldiers who were on patrol suffered an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Monday July 13. The insurgents who allegedly killed two soldiers in the attack, abducted others and also went away with their gun trucks. However after a gun battle with the Counter-Terrorism unit of the Nigeria police, two soldiers were rescued and one gun-truck and rifles were recovered. The report read; “At 14.30 hrs of July 13, 20120, an army patrol team was attacked by Boko Haram along Auno road and killed two soldiers and kidnapped others while carting away two of the military’s gun trucks, AK 47Rifles and unspecified number...
Boko Haram Attacks Military Barracks in Borno
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Boko Haram Attacks Military Barracks in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents on Monday July 13, attacked 333 Artillery Barracks in Maiduguri, Borno state. The barracks said to be a short distance from the Nigerian Air Force base in the ancient city, was attacked by 11:20pm. TheCable reported that the insurgents had attacked some parts of the town before heading to the barracks which they surrounded. Tajudeen Umar, a Maiduguri resident told the publication that loud explosion roused him from sleep. He said;   “We are under serious attack in this city. Sounds of gunshot and bombs from different direction. I can’t tell precisely where this is from but the sounds are clear."   Military sources who reportedly confirmed the attack, said soldiers responded immediately but the insurgents had already surrounded the barrac...
Nigerian Army has no Right to Declare any Citizen Wanted- Court rules
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Nigerian Army has no Right to Declare any Citizen Wanted- Court rules

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ruled that the Nigerian army has no powers to declare any citizen wanted. She gave the ruling today July 13 while delivering judgement in a suit filed by a Nigerian activist in diaspora, Issa Perry Brimah against the Nigerian Army. Brimah filed the lawsuit after the Nigerian Army in January 2019, said it was working with INTERPOL to declare him wanted for raising funds for troops and vigilantes fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east. Brimah had launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to provide food for the soldiers prosecuting the war against insurgents in the North East. The Nigerian Army however kicked against his gesture, describing it as a fraudulent venture he, Brimah, embarked upon to “ostensibly...
Femi Adesina Lacks Respect for Elders – Arewa Youths Blast Buhari’s aide for attacking Ango Abdullahi
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Femi Adesina Lacks Respect for Elders – Arewa Youths Blast Buhari’s aide for attacking Ango Abdullahi

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina over his comment against the Northern Elders’ Forum. AYCF called on Adesina to stop what it termed insults and unguarded words against NEF’s convener, Prof. Ango Abdullahi. Recall that Abdullahi had accused Buhari of failing in his responsibility of protecting people of the North, following several attacks by bandits and insurgents. The NEF convener had cried out that the North was at the mercy of criminals who are constantly terrorizing them. Responding, Adesina described NEF as mere irritant and featherweight. The presidential spokesman said NEF lacked good leaders However, AYCF berated Adesina for attacking NEF’s leadership, stressing that Buhari’s ...
Femi Adesina Blasts Ango Abdullahi for Saying President Buhari has Failed the North
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Femi Adesina Blasts Ango Abdullahi for Saying President Buhari has Failed the North

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari has slammed Ango Abdullahi and the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) following a statement in which they criticized President Buhari for allegedly failing to tackle insecurity in Northern Nigeria. The group had said in its statement that the issue of insecurity in the north is getting worse by the day. They stated that the constant attacks by bandits and Boko Haram insurgents are indications that the Buhari administration "has failed woefully" in keeping citizens safe. Adesina who reacted to the statement, maintained that the presidency will continue seeing the forum as nothing more than Abdullahi. He described the group headed by the Former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as "a mer...
Nigerian Army repels ISWAP attack in Borno state
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Nigerian Army repels ISWAP attack in Borno state

The Nigerian Army says it has repelled attacks by the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Monguno town in Borno state. The insurgents stormed the village in the early hours of today June 13 while many residents were fast asleep. They shot sporadically into the air causing many to flee their homes. Security forces stationed in the village however engaged the sect members in a gun battle as the insurgents invaded the town in large numbers. This attack comes days after the insurgents killed over 60 persons in some communities in Gubio Local Government Area of the state.
Boko Haram Releases new Video Showing the Execution of a Soldier and a Police Officer
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Boko Haram Releases new Video Showing the Execution of a Soldier and a Police Officer

Boko Haram has released a new video showing the execution of a Nigerian soldier and policeman. SaharaReporters reports that the video dated Thursday, June 11, 2020, was made by a branch of Boko Haram that has sworn allegiance to the Islamic State West Africa. The video showed the two security officers, kneeling in a field, and introducing themselves before two masked men pointed guns at them. The officers said they were on a trip from Maiduguri to Monguno when they were ambushed and abducted by the insurgents whom they described as “Tilafa army”. “I am 13NA/70/8374 Lance Corporal Emmanuel Oscar, I was captured by Tilafa’s along Maiduguri to Monguno,” the soldier said.   The policeman who spoke in Hausa language, said “My name is Yohanah Kilus, I am a policeman, my rank...
Boko Haram Deceived Us With Religious Sermon Before Killing 80 – Borno Survivor
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Boko Haram Deceived Us With Religious Sermon Before Killing 80 – Borno Survivor

One of the persons who witnessed the attack on Faduma Kolomdi village in Gubio local government area of Borno state on Tuesday has narrated how the insurgents deceived villagers before they struck. The survivor, who spoke when Babagana Zulum, governor of the state, visited the village on Wednesday, said 81 residents were killed, 13 persons injured and seven others, including village head, were abducted. “The insurgents in gun trucks and armored tanks, came around 10am. They operated for about six hours and left around 4pm,” he said. “They gathered us and said they wanted to deliver religious sermon to us. They asked us to submit whatever arm we had. Some villagers gave up their dane guns, bow and arrows. “The insurgents pretended as if they were there for any violence. Sudd...
Afghan Reporter Killed As Govt Says It Is Ready For Taliban Dialogue
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Afghan Reporter Killed As Govt Says It Is Ready For Taliban Dialogue

A roadside bomb killed a television journalist in Kabul on Saturday, soon after a top Afghan official appointed to lead peace talks with the Taliban said his team was ready for the long-delayed dialogue. The insurgents denied responsibility for the blast, which targeted a minibus carrying 15 employees of private television channel Khurshid TV. The explosion, which claimed the lives of a reporter and a driver, punctuated an overall reduction in violence that has followed on from a three-day ceasefire the Taliban instigated May 24. Just hours before the blast, Afghanistan’s former chief executive Abdullah Abdullah, who has been appointed to head talks with the Taliban, said his team was positioned to start dialogue. Abdullah credited the general lull in violence for setting the t...
Soldiers Have Killed 1,015 Boko Haram Terrorists Since April – Buratai
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Soldiers Have Killed 1,015 Boko Haram Terrorists Since April – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has revealed that troops have killed 1,015 Boko Haram insurgents since April 4 till date. The COAS disclosed this while hosting troops of Operation Lafiya Dole at an Eid-El-Fitr luncheon at Military Control and Command Centre in Maiduguri. Buratai who revealed that artillery airstrike and blockage operations conducted by troops at the Tumbuktu Triangles around Sambisa has been greatly successful, further disclosed that some notable encounters since the commencement of the operation include that of Buni Gari, Gaidam, Minok, Dapchi, Baga, Dikwa, Awulari, Ajiri, Pulka, Ngoshe, Alafa and different parts of Sambisa Forest as well as Gajiganna. He also said that a total of 84 high ranking members of Boko Haram logistics and informants were arre...
Defence Headquarters Confirms Death of two Nigerian Soldiers and 3 Boko Haram Members in Ambush
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Defence Headquarters Confirms Death of two Nigerian Soldiers and 3 Boko Haram Members in Ambush

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has disclosed that two soldiers were killed in an ambush lauched against troops by Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday May 17. The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, John Enenche said three members of the terrorist group were also killed in the ambush which occurred when troops of Combat Team 1, Operation Kantana Jimlan were on patrol along Buni Yadi – Buni Gari axis of Yobe State. Eneche said soldiers encountered multiple Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and a Boko Haram ambush which occurred eight kilometres ahead of Buni-Gari in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe. He further revealed that three soldiers sustained injuries as a result of the IED explosion. The Defence Headquarters spokesperson added; “Three terrorists were neutralis...

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