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Bandits are terrorists in reality – Senator Bulkachuwa
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Bandits are terrorists in reality – Senator Bulkachuwa

Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa has said that bandits are terrorists and carry out attacks that not different from those of known terrorist groups. The Senator who is one of the latest high-profile Nigerians to have joined calls for bandits and their sponsors to be tagged as terrorists, made the claim in an interview on Channels Television on Sunday night, October 3. Bulkachuwa said; “We gave them the name bandit probably to just soft pedal because terrorism in the international arena is regarded as the most heinous crime that any group of people can engage in. “They are terrorists in reality. What else are they? Anybody that does not allow people rest, what is he?”
Nigerian troops neutralise 85 terrorists
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Nigerian troops neutralise 85 terrorists

Troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have neutralised no fewer than 85 Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the North East. Also, the soldiers arrested 2,043 of the terrorists’ informants and logistics suppliers in the region, especially Zamfara State. Briefing newsmen on the sustained operational tempo in land and air offensives against terrorists and other criminal elements in the North East theatre of war, Defence Media Operations spokesman, Brig-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, noted that between September 2 and 30, 2021, the Armed Forces of Nigeria (SFN) sustained the upscale in the rate of operational efforts across various theatres in the country. He noted that the heightened activities yielded significant results in the various theatres. Acc...
Boko Haram: Nigerian troops kill 85 terrorists as 2,783 surrender – DHQ
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Boko Haram: Nigerian troops kill 85 terrorists as 2,783 surrender – DHQ

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

The Nigerian Army has confirmed terrorists and bandits attack on a joint military base in Sokoto State. LIB had reported that 15 personnel including an NSCDC personnel identified simply as 'Sule Monkey' died in the attack. In a statement on Monday, September 27, the Director of Defence Information, Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr, said troops eliminated scores of terrorists who attacked Forward Operation Base (FOB) at Burkusuma in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of the state. According to the statement, the failed attack, which took place around 5:30 am, September 26, 2021, in the remote border settlement with Niger Republic, was swiftly repelled by troops. Unfortunately, there were some level of casualty recorded on the part of own troops during the encounter. ...
We are not pampering repentant terrorists, we are only being humane – Nigerian Army
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We are not pampering repentant terrorists, we are only being humane – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian army has said that it is not pampering repentant terrorists who recently surrendered. Theatre commander of the north-east joint task force 'Operation Hadin Kai', Christopher Musa told newsmen that allowing repentant terrorists to surrender to troops without shooting them, is in line with international laws and best practices. Musa stated that providing food, shelter and other amenities for repentant terrorists is an act of humanity and to ensure that they are fit enough to go through the proper procedure. The Theatre commander also said they are sorting them out, and will be treating those who didn't play any part in attacks and those who took part actively seperately. He said; “I don’t know if people misunderstood humane treatment as being pampering, because if he...
US military chiefs apologize after finding out drone strike meant to kill ISIS-K terrorists killed 10 civilians including children in Kabul
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US military chiefs apologize after finding out drone strike meant to kill ISIS-K terrorists killed 10 civilians including children in Kabul

The United States military has come out to apologize after finding out that it's drone strike on a vehicle in August  killed 10 civilians including children who were not associated with ISIS-K terrorists. In the final week of the US' chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, ISIS K launched suicide bomb attacks in Kabul killing 11 US soldiers and over 90 Afghans. The US two days later claimed it had retaliated against ISIS-K using a drone strike against a vehicle that was loading bombs heading to the Kabul airport. The US military claimed it had killed at least one ISIS terrorist. But on Wednesday, September 15, an investigation by the NewYork times found out that the drone strike didn't kill any terrorist but rather two men who worked for a California based humanitarian agency...
Repentant insurgents that have blood on their hands should be prosecuted – Ndume
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Repentant insurgents that have blood on their hands should be prosecuted – Ndume

Amid the controversy trailing the rehabilitation and reintegration of repentant Boko Haram insurgents into the society, Senator representing Borno south, Ali Ndume has said repentant terrorists who have blood on their hands should be investigated and prosecuted. Ndume said this after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja on Saturday September 4. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army stressed that the former insurgents cannot be let off the hook just because they have surrendered. According to Ndume, a person who surrendered has an advantage and cannot just be summarily convicted. The senator said such people will be given the right to go to court and declare their innocence or otherwise. He said; “My stance on this has not changed, only that maybe peop...
5,890 terrorists have so far surrendered to troops – Defence Headquarters says
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5,890 terrorists have so far surrendered to troops – Defence Headquarters says

No fewer than 5,890 terrorists have surrendered to troops in the Northeast following the intensive bombardment of their hideouts. Acting Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Brig-Gen. Ben Onyeuko, who made the disclosure at the bi-weekly briefing on the ongoing operations across theatres, said five hundred and sixty-five of the surrendered Boko Haram terrorists, comprising three Commanders, four Amirs, five Nakibs and others have been handed over to the Borno Government in Maiduguri, for further management after thorough profiling. According to the Onyeuko, the development followed a sustained onslaught on insurgents waging a blood-letting campaign against the Nigerian State. He sought continuous support by members of the public, in a bid to win the war and, consequently, restor...
What Buhari has done to bandits is worse than declaring them terrorists – Garba Shehu
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What Buhari has done to bandits is worse than declaring them terrorists – Garba Shehu

Presidential aide, Garba Shehu has dismissed claims of preferential treatment in the handling of matters concerning bandits and other people posing threats to the nation’s stability in the Northern region of the country. Shehu who was asked in interview with BBC Pidgin on Saturday August 28, why the Federal Government had not declared bandits and criminal herdsmen, "terrorists" or outlawed them just as it proscribed IPOB, alleged that what the Buhari-led administration has done to bandits is worse than declaring them terrorists. He said that while there is a subsisting order by the President to shoot any bandit on sight, there is no such order against the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Shehu said; “What the Buhari administration has done to the arms-wielding b...
“Things will never have gotten this messy under Trump” Businessman Wale Jana hails Donald Trump as “one of the greatest presidents of the US”
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“Things will never have gotten this messy under Trump” Businessman Wale Jana hails Donald Trump as “one of the greatest presidents of the US”

Nigerian businessman, Wale Jana, a firm supporter of Donald Trump, has said the former US President would have handled the crisis in Afghanistan better than the current US President. He took to Instagram to ask what exactly people found wrong with Trump. Jana then added a screenshot of a comment from a former US military officer condemning how Biden has handled the Afghanistan situation.   He followed the screenshot with a caption that reads: "I will not stop saying it and I won’t let all of you rest. What exactly was wrong with Trump? The Africans will say “he made immigration difficult, he wanted to chase us out of America” imagine a million Afghans rushing to Nigeria how would you feel? Yet that’s exactly what happens in the US! 1 million immigrants come in ever...
Soldier Injured as Troops Repel Boko Haram attack on Yobe community
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Soldier Injured as Troops Repel Boko Haram attack on Yobe community

  An attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Yobe State on Wednesday August 25, was repelled by troops of the Nigerian Army. A soldier who got injured during the gunfight with the insurgents who stormed Babbangida, the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area of the north-eastern state, is currently receiving treatment. Channels Television reported that a reliable military source said the troops succeeded in recovering one Toyota van out of the three the attackers came with. A resident Audu Yakubu, said that the attackers came in three Toyota vans and drove straight to the military base. Yakubu said; “Some villagers had earlier alerted us that they saw strange faces around the Babbangida axis. "So on sighting them coming, we all ran into the bush for s...
Not all surrendered ‘insurgents’ are criminals – Gov Zulum claims
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Not all surrendered ‘insurgents’ are criminals – Gov Zulum claims

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has revealed that not all the insurgents who surrendered to Nigerian troops are criminals. The governor, while briefing the State House Correspondents shortly after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, said over 2,600 surrendered insurgents are now in custody. According to him, many of those who recently surrendered are women and young children who were forced to join the terrorists and trained to wield AK-47 rifles. Governor Zulum said the surrendered person would be subjected to the existing laws of the country. He, however, explained that the insurgents would be taken care of, saying they “will not be left behind.” The governor disclosed that the surrendered insurgents would be trained for reintegration, stressing that...
Ganduje Presents Staff of Office to Buhari’s in-law as Emir of Bichi
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Ganduje Presents Staff of Office to Buhari’s in-law as Emir of Bichi

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has presented a staff of office to Nasiru Bayero, the Emir of Bichi. The presentation was done two years after Bayero was appointed as Emir of Bichi after Kano emirate was split into five. President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented at the event by his Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, described the creation of additional emirates in the state as historic and innovative. He said; “Your turbaning at a providential time like this in the history of our country when the prevailing social and socioeconomic conditions have created an opportunity for emerging leaders to display their qualities and work earnestly for continued peace and unity. “Your father, my friend the late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, was a symbol of unity, not only w...
Benue Government Faults FG’s Plan to review 368 Grazing sites
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Benue Government Faults FG’s Plan to review 368 Grazing sites

The Benue State government has kicked against federal government's plan to review 368 grazing sites in the country. In a statement released on Friday August 20 by Governor Samuel Ortom's spokesperson, Terver Akase, after President Buhari approved constitution of a committee to review ‘with dispatch’ the 368 grazing sites across 25 states in the country, the presidency was accused of being bothered about animals and their safety and deploying all machinery and arsenals of government to impose grazing reserves and cattle routes on Nigerians, at a time when insecurity has reached an all-time high with hundreds being killed by armed herdsmen, bandits and other terrorists. The presidency was also accused of trying to plunge the country into avoidable crisis. The statement read;  “We ...
Afghanistan President Flees Country as Taliban Seize US made helicopters and Advance to Kabul in final onslaught
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Afghanistan President Flees Country as Taliban Seize US made helicopters and Advance to Kabul in final onslaught

Afghanistan President, Ashraf Ghani has left the country as the Taliban prepare its last and final offensive into capital of Kabul. Government officials, one from former President Hamid Karzai’s office and another an aide on the Afghan security council, told The Associated Press that Ghani departed the country on Sunday, August 15. Ghani left along with his National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib and a second close associate. The escape of Ghani comes after the Taliban captured US made helicopters and Russian made planes in preparation of an attack on Kabul, the country's capital of 3 million people that houses the government and foreign embassies. The Taliban said it would further enter Kabul on Sunday night after spending hours on the city’s outskirts. R...
NANS asks FG to declare bandits as terrorists
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NANS asks FG to declare bandits as terrorists

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has asked the federal government to declare bandits who are kidnapping students in the northern part of the country, as terrorists. The student body which maintained that anyone with propensity to kidnap and kill the students in large number should be declared as terrosrsits to any nation, also called for increased security in schools. NANS also announced that it has resolved its factional crisis, which sprang up recently with the emergence of a splinter group, led by one Abdumajid Oyeniyi that was challenging the leadership of the national president, Sunday Asefon. Asefon who addressed journalists in Ado Ekiti, recalled meeting with prominent Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi over kidnap of school children in the Northern r...
Nigerian Army Welcomes 28 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters after they Surrender in Borno
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Nigerian Army Welcomes 28 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters after they Surrender in Borno

The Nigerian Army has said that 28 members of Boko Haram and the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) as well as their families surrendered to troops of 151 Task Force Battalion under 21 Special Brigade in Borno State. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, July 21. He said the terrorists, who were fleeing aerial and artillery bombardments, surrendered to troops and that the terrorists and their families were taken in at the outskirts of Aza and Bula Daloye villages in the Bama Local Government Area of Borno state by troops of the battalion. “The arrested suspects comprised of 11 adult male terrorists, five adult females and 12 children. The troops also recovered 27 rounds of 7.62 mm (special) amm...
Bandits go on Rampage in Zamfara after their leader’s father was arrested
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Bandits go on Rampage in Zamfara after their leader’s father was arrested

Villagers and travellers in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara state were reportedly abducted by bandits on a rampage on Friday July 16. The attacks were carried out two weeks after the arrest of notorious bandit leader, Turji's father in Kano, with his whereabout still unknown. Daily Trust reported that about 150 persons have been taken hostage by the group in the last 24 hours by the bandits who also sacked Kurya, Keta, Kware, Badarawa, Marisuwa, Maberaya villages. It was further learnt that the bandits’ leader vowed that if his father would be stopped from performing the upcoming Sallah at home, he would also ensure that many other people spend the period without their families. A source who was at the meeting told the publication that Turji had sent a warning to ...
“What a country” – Femi Fani Kayode reacts after Bandits abducted babies from a hospital in Kaduna
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“What a country” – Femi Fani Kayode reacts after Bandits abducted babies from a hospital in Kaduna

The recent activities of bandits in Kaduna state is becoming more disturbing. It was gathered that bandits in large numbers stormed the residential quarters of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre in Zaria, Kaduna State on Sunday and abducted babies, nurses and security guards. The report also said the bandits engaged officers from a nearby police station in a fierce gun battle before they escaped with their victims. Reacting in shock over the news, former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode wrote on Twitter:  "Babies abducted from a hospital by terrorists in Kaduna? What a country!" Femi Fani Kayode screamed.
Fallout of activities associated with terrorists have collectively heightened insecurity in the greater part of Africa – Moguno
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Fallout of activities associated with terrorists have collectively heightened insecurity in the greater part of Africa – Moguno

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd) has said that terrorism remains the greatest threat to human existence. Speaking at the ongoing Second United Nations High-Level Conference of Heads of Counter-Terrorism Agencies of members states, convened by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Moguno said fallout of activities associated with terrorists have collectively heightened insecurity in the greater part of Africa with serious economic, social and political implications for its people. According to the NSA, terrorism has continued to manifest itself as a vicious and relentless global threat, recognising no border, nationality and all religions. He said; “I can say with total con...
Soldiers and terrorists killed in fierce battle in Borno
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Soldiers and terrorists killed in fierce battle in Borno

A fierce battle at Bula, Yobe axis of Banki in Bama Local Government Area of Borno state has led to the death of some terrorists and soldiers. An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the insurgents had attempted to attack a military formation, leading to a gun battle with men of 21 Armoured Brigade Bama under Operation Hadin Kai which lasted for two hours. Channels Television reported that the terrorists based in Sambisa forest stormed their target from different directions with about six gun trucks, but withdrew in disarray with a large number of them suffering fatal injuries. The source said; “The terrorists withdrew in disarray with a large number of them suffering fatal injuries, leaving behind several weapons and ammunition including anti-aircraft gun barrel, AK 47 r...
IPOB/ESN members killed and beheaded their chief priest in Imo – Police
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IPOB/ESN members killed and beheaded their chief priest in Imo – Police

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB and Eastern Security Network ESN have allegedly killed and beheaded their chief priest identified as Paschal Okeke of Umudim Ukwu Orji Awomama in Oru East LGA of Imo State. A statement released by CSP Michael Abattam,  the media adviser to the state Commissioner of police, states that the incident happened on June 25 during a raid on the ESN's camp. He said that large sums of money were given to the deceased with promises of invisibility for the secessionist members and decimation by the Police troops. ''They shot him, decimated his remains, excised the head, and burnt the body and his house for the futile efficacy of the charms he had given the group over time and the colossal failure  to protect them from Police bullets.''Abattam st...
ISWAP Commander’s errand boy chews his SIM cards after being nabbed in Borno market
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ISWAP Commander’s errand boy chews his SIM cards after being nabbed in Borno market

Wida Kachalla, an “errand boy” to Modu Sulum, a notorious commander of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has reportedly been nabbed in a Borno market.   Kachalla who is a native of Murguba Settlement, a stronghold of the terrorists in the North East was nabbed after troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Borno State killed Sulum.   PRNigeria reported that troops from FOB Ngamdi, led by acting Commander 154 Taskforce Batallion, Major DY Chiwar arrested the suspect at Benisheikh Market in Borno.   Two mobile phones were recovered from the suspect who was arrested alongside an ISWAP logistic supplier.   In a move to conceal sensitive information, Sulum was said to have chewed up his SIM cards during the arrest.   Intelligence Op...
Six killed as Troops foil Boko Haram attack in Borno town
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Six killed as Troops foil Boko Haram attack in Borno town

An attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Sunday June 20, was foiled by troops of Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) of 152 Battalion, Kumshe in Borno State. Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu said the insurgents tried to infiltrate the camp on four gun trucks and several motorcycles through the northern part of the troops’ deployment but were met with fierce fire by the highly alert troops, resulting in the instant killing of six terrorists. Nwachukwu said the troops who remained dogged and sustained heavy gunfire on the terrorists during the encounter, routed and forced the terrorists to flee in total disarray, leading to the capture of six AK 47 Rifles, one handheld grenade, assorted...
Plateau Pastor Regains Freedom after 7 Months in Boko Haram Captivity
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Plateau Pastor Regains Freedom after 7 Months in Boko Haram Captivity

Rev. Polycarp Zongo, a pastor at COCIN Wild Life Park Jos, Plateau State, has regained freedom seven months after he was kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Gombe State. The cleric was among several humanitarian workers and civilians released by the terrorists on Monday, June 14 in Maiduguri, Borno State. Rev. Zongo on Tuesday, June 15, recounted his experience during a prayer session held at the COCIN RCC Garki, Abuja. He, alongside two Christian women, were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists on October 19, 2020. In a video released by the sect two weeks after the kidnap, the pastor explained how he and the two unnamed women were kidnapped while travelling from Jos to Gombe State for a conference. "On Monday, 19 October 2020, I was traveling to Gombe for a church...
War is knocking on our door, every ethnic group is now arming themselves – Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode
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War is knocking on our door, every ethnic group is now arming themselves – Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has raised an alarm of Nigeria plunging into another "war." In his speech at Nigeria's 2023 Presidential Transition Inter-Ethnic Peace Dialogue that was held recently at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, the former minister stated that many ethnic groups are "tuning out". He further explained that this means that ethnic groups in the country are now arming themselves ahead of another war. FFK who insisted that majority of Nigerians especially youths are no longer interested in restructuring but now talking about secession, stressed that there is need to acknowledge this, talk about it and also ensure that these groups don’t go into the mode of enforcing separation through use of arms. He also said that the policies of the present admini...
Three soldiers injured as troops kill ISWAP terrorists
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Three soldiers injured as troops kill ISWAP terrorists

Several ISWAP Terrorists have been killed troops of the Nigerian Army under the Operation Hadin Kai in Dikwa town, Borno State. Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima said the gallant troops decisively dealt with the terrorists who were attempting to infiltrate the town on Tuesday June 8. The terrorists reportedly came into the town in five gun trucks, motorcycles and foot. They were however, met with superior fire power by troops in conjunction with air bombardment by Air Task Force. The statement read; “The marauding terrorists were thoroughly vanquished forcing them to withdraw in high state of confusion abandoning their truck, guns and ammunition. “During the encounter, six members of the terrorists groups were neutralized, several others wer...
How is asking to leave Nigeria considered a declaration of war? Rapper Eldee asks as he defends IPOB’s demand
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How is asking to leave Nigeria considered a declaration of war? Rapper Eldee asks as he defends IPOB’s demand

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

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state has described the murder of Ahmed Gulak' as senseless and wicked, saying it was calculated to Instigate the Northerners against the Igbos. The former Presidential aide was murdered on his way to catch a flight at Sam Mbakwe International Airport. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state openly condemned the greusome murder in a statement titled ; Ahmed Gulak; A Killing Too Senseless and Wicked. In his words he said, "The killing of the former presidential aide is calculated to instigate Nigerians against each other, particularly northerners against the igbos living outside the South-East. We must confront the enemies of the people with a view to neutralizing them. This is definitely not the time for political correctness. Banditry should no...
Seven IPOB Members Killed in Rivers State – Army
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Seven IPOB Members Killed in Rivers State – Army

The Nigerian army has said that it killed seven members of the Eastern Security Network, the military arm of secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) during a clearance operation on Thursday May 27. Army spokesman, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima said on Saturday May 29 that the IPOB members were killed after it stormed a “terrorist enclave” located at Agbomchia Forest along Pipeline Road Ogali/Komkom Boundary between Eleme and Oyigbo LGA’s of Rivers State. Various items including arms and ammunition were also recovered by security forces who also destroyed the camp and arrested 5 other suspects. The statement read; “Troops of 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt and 29 Battalion in conjunction with operatives of Nigerian Police, DSS, and NSCDC on Thursday, 27 M...
Philippines Set to take Delivery of 2 War Helicopters
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Philippines Set to take Delivery of 2 War Helicopters

The Philippines is expecting the delivery of two of the six T129 attack helicopters it bought from Turkey, an official of the Department of National Defence said on Tuesday May 25. Arsenio Andolong, the spokesperson of the ministry said in a statement that two more units are due for delivery in February 2022, while the remaining two are expected to be delivered in February 2023. According to Andolong, the defence department purchased the six helicopters for a total contract price of 269.38 dollars from Turkish Aerospace Industries through a government-to-government procurement deal signed last year. Andolong said the acquisition of the six attack helicopters would boost the Philippine military’s capability to fight terrorists. “It will bring more airborne firepower to our a...
”All you see is shopping malls, event centers and hotels located in the villages of the former service Chiefs”- Senator Shehu Sani
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”All you see is shopping malls, event centers and hotels located in the villages of the former service Chiefs”- Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani has touched on Nigeria's defence and military lacking adequate weapons and equipment. In a tweet posted on his handle this morning, Senator Sani wrote; ''For years, the Government pumped trillions into Defence and the military remains without adequate weapons and equipments to fight the terrorists;All you see is Shopping Malls,Event Centers and Hotels; And Universities located in the villages of the former service Chiefs.''
Army responds to alleged Boko Haram, ISWAP ‘Ramadan gifts’ to Borno, Yobe residents
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Army responds to alleged Boko Haram, ISWAP ‘Ramadan gifts’ to Borno, Yobe residents

The Nigerian Army says reports of Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province sects’ “Ramadan gifts” to residents of Borno and Yobe States were false. Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, Director of Army Public Relations said the article cited the 2019 report of International Crisis Group “which tended to pour encomiums on the terrorists’ recruitment system since breaking away from the Abubakar Shekau’s faction”. The spokesman, in a statement on Thursday, noted that there was no mention of any specific location where the alleged distribution took place. Yerima said analysis by the Army’s established that there was nothing substantial about the claim, except “a hurriedly packaged piece of propaganda meant to distract the populace away from the recent defeats being su...
Nine terrorists killed in foiled attack in Maiduguri – Nigerian Army
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Nine terrorists killed in foiled attack in Maiduguri – Nigerian Army

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

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal government is not clueless as to finding a lasting solution to handle the alarming rate of insecurity in many parts of the country. In a statement released, Lai Mohammed who had a press conference in Lagos on Friday, May 11, said the Federal government knows where different kidnappers with their victims but they are only being careful on how to attack them so as not to put the victims in harm's way. “It is no longer news that our dear nation is facing security challenges. However, I have read comments saying the Federal Government is overwhelmed and doesn’t have a clue as to how to tackle the challenges. Some have even gone as far as suggesting a truncation of the democratic order, a clearly treasonable sta...
Curfew in Rivers state to now be enforced from 7pm to 6am daily
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Curfew in Rivers state to now be enforced from 7pm to 6am daily

The curfew imposed in Rivers state will now be enforced from 7pm to 6am daily with effect from tomorrow May 11, and until further notice. Governor Nyesom Wike gave the directive in a state-wide broadcast on Monday May 10.  He said the curfew is a step towards enhancing the collective safety of the state, following last Friday’s attack on security formations across the state which led to the death of seven police officers. Wike said; “As a further step towards enhancing our collective safety, we have reviewed the existing night curfew across the twenty-three local government areas which will now start from 7pm and end at 6am until further notice from tomorrow 11th of May 2021. “Security agencies are hereby directed to note the new curfew time, ensure strict compliance and effe...
Two Chibok girls graduate from US university, 7 years after escaping Boko Haram
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Two Chibok girls graduate from US university, 7 years after escaping Boko Haram

Former students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state, Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu have graduated from Southeastern University in the United States after escaping from Boko Haram terrorists in 2014.   While Bishara graduated with a degree in social work, Pogu earned her degree in legal studies and graduated on April 30.   Recounting how they escaped from the terrorists after being kidnapped alongside 276 schoolgirls, the duo said they escaped by jumping off the truck while being driven away from their community by the terrorists.   Recounting their ordeal, Bishara told GMA3;   “I remember thinking about what my mum would do at that moment then I prayed. I just remembered a voice in my head saying ‘jump out’. I knew I was going ...
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....
Al Qaeda Promises ‘War on all Other Fronts’ Against US as Joe Biden begins Withdrawal of Military Troops
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Al Qaeda Promises ‘War on all Other Fronts’ Against US as Joe Biden begins Withdrawal of Military Troops

Two al Qaeda operatives  have reportedly warned that a war “on all other fronts” will continue against the United States unless all its forces are “expelled from the rest of the Islamic world.” This comes as the Biden adminstration has started the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, 20 years after the US invaded the country following the 9/11 Twin Tower attacks. US President Biden in April announced a full removal by Sept. 11 and this weekend marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden being killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, by US Navy SEALs. However, Osama's terrorist network claims its fight against America will not end anytime soon — with two al Qaeda members telling CNN that “war against the US will be continuing on all other fronts unless they are expel...
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...
Insecurity: FG To Partner With China To Secure Nigeria From Bandits, Terrorists
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Insecurity: FG To Partner With China To Secure Nigeria From Bandits, Terrorists

The federal government of Nigeria has reached out to China over the insecurity situation in the country. According to the minister of police Affairs, Mohammad Maigari Dingyadi, Nigeria is ready to partner with China to enhance the security of the country. He stated this during a courtesy visit by the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Cui Jianchun to the Ministry Headquarters in Abuja. In a statement made available, the minister said as a result of Nigeria's security situation, there is a need to work with the Asian country. The minister said with the support of international communities, Nigeria should be able to solve these problems. Meanwhile, the minister lamented the poverty and unemployment situation facing the country. He said the FG is doing everything to ...
Another Executed Greenfield University Student Identified As Shaheed Abdulrahman
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Another Executed Greenfield University Student Identified As Shaheed Abdulrahman

Shaheed Abdulrahman has been identified as one of the two students of Greenfield University newly executed by terrorists of Kaduna. Abdulrahman was also from Kaduna state. Abdulrahman was the fourth slain student out of five to be identified so far. This is one of the boys that was kidnapped from Grienfield University and was killed by bandits today His sister sent me this video and ask me to post so you all can help pray for him. Please don’t pass without praying for him. May Allah azza wajal forgive his shortcomings
Doctored Videos Against Me Coming – Pantami
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Doctored Videos Against Me Coming – Pantami

THE embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, on Monday raised the alarm that some unnamed persons were planning to release some doctored videos against him. Pantami, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja by his media aide, Uwa Suleiman, said the move was the next stage of the forces against him. There had been calls for the resignation of the minister after his controversial comments on the activities of terrorists emerged on social media. Although the minister had renounced the comments and insisted that he made them out of immaturity in the past, many Nigerians still insisted that he should resign or be sacked. But on Monday, Pantami through his aide said, “We are in receipt of credible intelligence that the same forces, who have ...
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.”
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...
Buhari’s Government Now Employer, Defender Of Terrorists, Bandits – Fayose
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Buhari’s Government Now Employer, Defender Of Terrorists, Bandits – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has described as appalling, the present situation of Nigeria, where the Presidency has become the employer and defender of Boko Haram terrorists and armed bandits. The former governor, who also called on Nigerians to restrict their movements to avoid falling victims of terrorists, who have taken over the entire country, expressed concern that nowhere is safe in the country. Fayose said in a statement on Sunday, by his Media Aide, Lere Olayinka, that the issue of Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has further exposed the government’s hypocrisy and complicity, adding that “it is saddening and worrisome that spokesmen of the president were the ones going from one media house to another to defend someone who openl...
Geidam Attack: Army Inflicts Heavy Casualty On ISWAP Terrorists, Recovers Weapon
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Geidam Attack: Army Inflicts Heavy Casualty On ISWAP Terrorists, Recovers Weapon

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) currently conducting Operation Tura Takaibango inflicted heavy casualty on Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) Terrorists in Geidam the Headquarters of Geidam LGA of Yobe State. The terrorist attacked the strategic border town 23 April 2021 destroying three communications masts and looting some shops in the process. However, troops stationed at the town supported by the Air Component of OPLD mounted a hot pursuit and closed up with the terrorists killing 21 of them in the process. The gallant troops successfully recovered a gun truck with an anti aircraft gun mounted on it, eight AK 47 rifles with ten magazines as well as two Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs and five chargers. Other items recovered are; over a thousand rounds of...
‘You Should Try it, it is Pleasant”- Writer Ayo Sogunro responds to Man who Accused him of Being Gay
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‘You Should Try it, it is Pleasant”- Writer Ayo Sogunro responds to Man who Accused him of Being Gay

Writer Ayo Sogunro responded to a Nigerian man who accused him of being gay. It started when Ayo on his Twitter handle, mentioned that Nigerians will unite to condemn queer people than condemn government officials.  He wrote; ''I woke up thinking of this again. Nigerians will unite to condemn a queer person simply for being queer than unite to condemn a confirmed terrorist sympathiser who has been implicated in a murder. Not the worst homophobes and transphobes suddenly pretending Nigerians are united supporters of the LGBT community. The jokes write themselves on this app. Since many are now suddenly forgetful: LGBT people tried to make a visible stand during End SARS, Nigerians resisted. A man went to Abuja on hunger strike against the SSMPA last month. Nigerians dragged hi...
Kemi Adeosun’s Forgery Worse Than Pantami’s Comments On Terrorists – Garba Shehu
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Kemi Adeosun’s Forgery Worse Than Pantami’s Comments On Terrorists – Garba Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, Garba Shehu, said certificate forgery involving Kemi Adeosun, former Finance Minister, is worse than Isa Ali Pantami’s views on terror groups. Shehu made the remark on Friday when he appeared on Channels TV. Adeosun was forced to resign in 2018 after over her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate said to have been forged. Pantami, the Communications Minister, expressed views in support of Al-Qaeda and Taliban during his lectures in the 2000s. The Islamic preacher explained his views had changed but a there are calls for his resignation. The presidency, however, dismissed the demand. Shehu said in the case of Pantami, “you are probing the thoughts, what is called ‘McCarthyism’; you search the inner recesses of t...
Terrorists In Charge Of Buhari’s Government – Pastor Adewale Giwa
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Terrorists In Charge Of Buhari’s Government – Pastor Adewale Giwa

Leader of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa says there can never be progress in Nigeria’s security architecture unless President Muhammadu Buhari identifies some terrorists in his administration. Giwa, who was addressing his members on the state of the nation in Akure on Sunday, said Buhari’s government was surrounded by terrorists. This, according to Giwa, has further stopped the All Progressives Congress from making headway in tackling terrorism. He said, “Please, pray to God to expose terrorists in this government. They dress like politicians, act like politicians, talk like politicians, but at the corner of their rooms, they are terrorists. They have kept us in the dark for a long time, but God is exposing them. Have you seen where darkness drives aw...

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