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Boko Haram Kills 33, Abducts 100 In Borno


Boko Haram militants have killed about 33 people and kidnapped at least 100 following an attack Gumsuri Village in Borno State, a survivor told the BBC. According to him, the insurgents suspected to be Boko Haram members seized young men, women and children from the village on Sunday. News only ... Read More »

CDS Urges Nigerians To Have Faith In Military’s Capability To Defeat Boko Haram

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The Chief of Defense Staff, Alex Badeh, on Wednesday assured Nigerians that the Nigerian Armed Forces will win the war against Boko Haram. Speaking at the Presidential Villa after a breakfast meeting between service Chiefs and President Goodluck Jonathan, the CDS also assured that elections will hold in all parts ... Read More »

54 Soldiers Sentenced To Death For Refusing To Fight Boko Haram

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The General Court Martial sitting at the Army Headquarters Garrison in Abuja has sentenced 54 soldiers to death after they were found guilty of mutiny. 59 soldiers had been arraigned before the court martial on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy to commit mutiny and mutiny. Four of them were ... Read More »

Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Kills 10, Abducts 2 In Borno

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Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terror group, yesterday, killed 10 people and kidnapped a young woman with her two- year old child, in an ambush laid for motorists in Madari village, Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, A driver, Mallam Abor Modu, who escaped the ... Read More »

Boko Haram Leader, Shekau, Releases New Video; Threatens To Attack Emir Sanusi


Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has threatened to attack the Emir of Kano, Muhummadu Sanusi II, in reaction to the emir’s call on Nigerians to be prepared to arm themselves in defence against the terrorist sect. In a new video released weekend, Shekau said his group does not consider the ... Read More »

France Urges Closer Regional Collaboration Against Boko Haram


France’s defense minister called on Nigeria and its neighbours on Monday to set up a military liaison committee so as to better coordinate their response to the growing regional threat posed by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Reuters report: Nigeria’s Boko Haram fighters have stepped up their attacks across ... Read More »

DSS Parades Gov. Shettima’s Aide, 6 Fake Boko Haram Members


The Department of State Services (DSS), yesterday, paraded a former aide to Borno State Governor, Kassim Shettima, Junaid Idrissa Khadi, and other six fake Boko Haram members, who served as accomplice to the self acclaimed Australian negotiator for Boko Haram, Mr. Steven Davis. Spokesperson of the DSS, Marilyn Ogar, while ... Read More »

Senator Calls For Obasanjo’s Probe Over Alleged Fraudulent Activities

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Former Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Rowland Owie, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to investigate the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo over alleged fraudulent activities during his tenure. Owie accused the former President of being the architect of the problems being suffered by ... Read More »

Yobe Further Relaxes Curfew In Damaturu


Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State on Monday relaxed the curfew in Damaturu, the state capital, following a botched attempt by the terrorist sect, Boko Haram, to take over the Government House and other parts of the capital about a fortnight ago. The governor, had in response to the attack, ... Read More »

Countdown To Chibok Girls’ Release Helps No One – Okupe


The Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe has described the Chibok girls issue as one of profound national tragedy. He also discouraged the countdown to when the girls will be rescued, saying “you cannot put a tenure to what you must endure” “When you ... Read More »

Boko Haram Insurgency Will Soon End; Help Is On The Way – Sanusi


Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II has expressed optimism that Boko Haram insurgency will soon end in Nigeria, as help is nigh. “I say help is on the way. Terror must and will be defeated,” the monarch wrote on twitter yesterday, in a message believed to be referring to former ... Read More »

Army Reaffirms Commitment To Win War Against Boko Haram

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The Nigerian Army has reaffirmed its determination to win the ongoing war against the Boko Haram insurgents. Acting Brigade Commander, 23 Armoured Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Yola, Col. Aba Popoola, stated this on Saturday, while decorating three senior officers of the brigade recently promoted. Popoola said that the battle ... Read More »

Why Nigeria Has Not Won War Against Boko Haram – Oritsejafor


The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor says Nigeria has not been able to win the war against Boko Haram insurgency due to pretense by some Nigerians and refusal to speak the truth. “Nigeria is fighting against truth. We hate truth, we hide truth and ... Read More »

Boko Haram Are Not Muslims – ACF Chairman


A former Inspector General of Police and Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie has said time was ripe for power to shift to the north. He also declared that Boko Haram are not Muslims, while criticising the government’s handling of insurgency in the country. “They are ... Read More »

Together We Will See The End Of Boko Haram – Buhari


Former Head of State, Gen Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) and flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has condemned the bomb attacks in Kano and Jos. He noted stated that no religion would sanction such barbaric act. “I condemn, unreservedly and with every strength in me, the recent terrorist attacks ... Read More »

U.S Condemns ‘Senseless’ Jos, Kano Bombings

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The United States has condemned this week’s bomb attacks in Kano and Jos, describing the incidents as unfortunate. Suspected suicide bombers had attacked a market in Kano earlier in the week, while several others died in a similar attack in Jos, the capital of Plateau State, on Thursday. The U.S ... Read More »

Boko Haram Attacks Made Nigeria Second Most Dangerous Place On Earth In November

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Over 5,000 people have been killed by jihadist in just one month, according to an investigation by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service and King’s College, London. Iraq was the most dangerous place to be in November, with 1,770 deaths in 233 attacks, ranging from shootings to suicide bombings. ... Read More »

Jonathan Blames Saboteurs For Inability Of Govt To Win War Against Boko Haram Insurgency

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President Goodluck Jonathan, Friday, said the federal government’s war against Boko Haram has been undermined by saboteurs. “One of our greatest challenges and I have to thank you for observing that one-minute of silence in their honour, is this security challenge,” Jonathan told a delegation of Nollywood stars under the ... Read More »

Emir Of Mubi Returns Days After Military Dislodge Boko Haram


Emir of Mubi, Adamawa State, Dr. Abubakar Isa Ahmadu, Friday, returned to his palace amid cheers from residents, after two months’ exile caused by Boko Haram attacks. The insurgents had invaded the commercial town, burning down the Mubi International Market along with several churches before renaming it as Madinatul Islam ... Read More »

Boko Haram Attacks Will Not Stop Elections From Holding Nationwide – Jonathan


Boko Haram attacks are increasing daily and insurgency spreading like wild fire in Nigeria’s north, but President Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians that elections will hold all over the country in 2015. According to him, his administration was putting all necessary security measures in place to enable the Independent National ... Read More »