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Spain Charges Boko Haram Leader, Shekau With Crimes Against Humanity

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Spain’s state prosecutor charged the leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, with terrorism and crimes against humanity over a 2013 attack on a Nigerian town in which a Spanish nun was assaulted, court papers said. Reuters reports: Spain has pioneered the use of universal jurisdiction, the ... Read More »

Gov. Shettima Visits Bama Town, Commends Security Forces


The Federal Government and international donor agencies have been called upon to help rebuild communities destroyed by Boko Haram in Borno State. Governor Kashim Shettima, who made the call when he visited the ancient city of Bama, was visibly disturbed with the level of destruction in the town after it ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kills 43 In Five Hour Operation In Borno – Report

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No less than 43 people were killed in an attack that lasted five hours at the weekend when Boko Haram gunmen stormed the town of Gubio in Borno State, survivors told Reuters on Tuesday. Despite suffering heaving casualty following a sustained anti-insurgency campaign by the Nigerian military and allied forces ... Read More »

NEMA Deploys More Field Workers To Borno


The National Emergency Management Agency said on Monday that it had deployed more field workers to Borno to cater for the increased humanitarian needs due to Boko Haram insurgency. NEMA North East Coordinator, Mohammed Kanar, stated this while briefing journalists in Maiduguri. Mr. Kanar said the deployment was to boost ... Read More »

Catholic Bishops Reject Abortion For Impregnated Women Rescued From Boko Haram Camps


The Health Committee of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), has raised strong objections to the proposed abortion to be carried out on pregnant women rescued from the Boko Haram camps, saying what the women needed was special care and rehabilitation. Chairman of the committee and Auxiliary Bishop of ... Read More »

‘Four LGAs, Other Areas Still Under Boko Haram Control’

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A Nigerian journalist with links to the Boko Haram sect, Ahmad Salkida, has revealed that, contrary to reports by the Nigerian military that Sambisa Forest is the last stronghold of the terrorist sect, the group still controls vast territories in North-eastern Nigeria. Salkida took to his Twitter handle, contradicting claims ... Read More »

Only 6 Of 275 Females Rescued From Sambisa Forest Are Pregnant – NEMA


The Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Muhammed Sidi, has said that only six of the 275 females rescued from the Sambisa Forest in Borno are pregnant. Speaking at an interactive forum organised by a non-governmental organisation, 1 Nigeria Initiative, in Abuja on Sunday, Sidi said the ... Read More »

Troops Evade Landmines To Kill Boko Haram Fighters, Rescue 20 Women And Children From Sambisa


The Defence Headquarters on Saturday said scores of Boko Haram terrorists had died and 20 women and children had been rescued during a military operation in Sambisa forest in Borno, on Friday. This is contained in a statement by the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen Chris Olukolade. “Despite continuous encounter ... Read More »

Northern Elders Urge Buhari To Grant Amnesty To Boko Haram Insurgents

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Some prominent northerners including the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Mohammed Uwais, have asked the President -elect, Muhammadu Buhari to declare amnesty for Boko Haram insurgents when he officially becomes president on May 29. The Islamist sect group has killed over 10,000 people and has displaced millions in its ... Read More »

Borno Seeks Support As 126 Babies Are Delivered At IDPs Camps Daily


Borno State government is seeking both local and international support to enable it cater adequately for persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in the state. This is because each of the 21 internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp records about six child births daily. This makes a total of 126 babies ... Read More »

481 Elite Troops Deployed To North-East To Fight Boko Haram – Army


About 481 elite troops drawn from the Nigerian Army, Air Force, Navy and Police Force, completed a Special Forces training before they were deployed to fight Boko Haram in the North East. The Director, Army-Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, who made this known during a monthly press conference at the ... Read More »

We’re Tracking Sources Of Boko Haram Funding – Chief Of Defence Intelligence

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The Defence Intelligence Agency is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring it tracks the sources of funding for Boko Haram and terrorism in the country. The Chief of Defence Intelligence, Rear Adm. Gabriel Okoi, said the DIA was taking steps to track the funds being used to perpetrate acts of ... Read More »

Boko Haram May Be Hiding Chibok Girls In Sambisa Forest Bunkers – Borno Elder


Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State on Tuesday said there was general suspicion that Boko Haram insurgents were hiding abducted Chibok girls in bunkers in Sambisa forest. The governor, who was represented by Secretary of Borno Elders Forum, Dr Gubio Bulama, stated this while presenting a paper at a Post-2015 ... Read More »

Suicide Bomber Kills 9 In Adamawa Community


Nine persons were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber struck in Garkida, Adamawa State, The PUNCH newspapers has reported. The newspaper also said suspected Boko Haram gunmen attacked the Madagali area in the state in a renewed offensive in the liberated area but troops have responded to the situation ... Read More »

Woman Freed From Boko Haram Captivity Narrates How Terrorists Brainwashed & Prepared Girls For Suicide Missions


An insight by one of the women freed by soldiers from Boko Haram’s captivity has revealed how the extremists trained and prepared women and girls as suicide bombers. One of the freed women, Meriam, 36, who opened up on her harrowing experience while in the terrorists’ enclave, narrated how she ... Read More »

Military Cautions #BringBackOurGirls Group Against Hate Campaigns


The Nigerian military has cautioned the #BringBackOurGirls(BBOG) group and other advocacy groups against hate campaigns as they do not help in the ongoing Counter-Terrorism and Counter Insurgency (CT COIN) operations in the North-East. In a letter addressed to the leadership of BBOG on Sunday, Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. ... Read More »

#BBOG Campaigners Out To Ruin Targeted Military Officers’ Careers – DHQ


The Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, has said the general belief in military circles is that the Bring-Back-Our-Girls advocacy group have concluded plans to destroy the careers and reputation of a selected group of military officers in the country. Olukolade said specifically that the organisation, which has maintained ... Read More »

Military Says Marte Not Recaptured By Boko Haram


The Nigerian military has downplayed reports that a border town in Borno State has been recaptured by Boko Haram insurgents, saying it is a mere case of fleeing terrorists discovering a deserted town and deciding to shelter there. According to the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, Marte ... Read More »

Save Us From Dying, Restock ATMs With Cash, Borno Residents Cry Out To Banks


Maiduguri residents on Saturday appealed to the management of banks operating in the city to restock their Automated Teller Machines to allow more residents to access their money when in need. The residents’ appeal followed a 24-hour curfew imposed on the state capital by the 7 Division of the Nigerian ... Read More »

Borno Border Town Of Marte Falls To Boko Haram As Insurgents Kit 600 Women, Girls As suicide Bombers

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The Borno State border town of Marte, has again being seized by Boko Haram gunmen, security sources and government officials have confirmed. Security sources said the terrorists, most of whom had fled Sambisa forests and their other strongholds across Borno State, have now regrouped in Marte, which is 112km north ... Read More »