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Boko Haram: Amosu Warns Air Force Recruits Against Careless Utterances

Chief of Air Staff-Air Marshal Adesola Amosu

As four hundred and eighty four personnel were on Friday admitted into the Nigerian Air Force, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu, warned them to guard their utterances and remain vigilant in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency. The Air Chief stated this in his address during the ... Read More »

Boko Haram Slaughters 12 During Army Rescue Operation in Borno

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Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members on Friday reportedly killed 12 persons near Gwoza, in Borno State. A witness, whose parents were killed in the attack, said the gunmen struck after the soldiers had moved one set of people from the hills around Gwoza, where they had been taking ... Read More »

How We Turned the War against Boko Haram Around – Minimah


The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, has revealed how the Nigerian military was able to turn the tide against the Boko Haram insurgents within the space of six weeks, having not been able to achieve that couple of years back. Speaking in a special interview with select ... Read More »

US To Buhari: We’ll Support You To Recover Chibok Girls

Muhammadu Buhari

The United States has expressed its readiness to support President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to rescue the more than 200 girls seized by Boko Haram militants from Chibok school in Borno State on April 14, 2014. American Vice President, Joe Biden, renewed the assurance in a telephone chat with Buhari in Abuja ... Read More »

Military’s Focus Now On Location Of Abducted Chibok Girls – FG

Nigerian Troops

Intelligence has indicated that present military operation in the North East is focused in the area where the kidnapped Chibok girls are believed to be held, Mr Mike Omeri has said. Omeri, the Coordinator of the National Information Centre, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja at a news conference while ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: Buhari Won’t Repeat Jonathan’s Mistakes – Saraki


The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday blamed the inconsistencies of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration for the failure to rescue the 219 female students of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. Saraki, who stated this in Abuja, lamented that the girls would ... Read More »

Boko Haram: My Administration Will Resume Training Agreement With US – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari says his administration would welcome the resumption of a military training agreement with the United States as part of efforts to end Boko Haram insurgency in the country. The training agreement had been halted by the administration of President Goodluckk Jonathan when it could not meet its ... Read More »

Sambisa Forest Will Be Liberated By May 29 – Dasuki


The National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has assured that on or before the tenure of President Goodluck Jonathan ends on May 29, the Nigerian military would liberate the dreaded Sambisa forest, where some of the Chibok girls are suspected to be held in captivity. He gave the ... Read More »

FG Still Committed To Rescuing Chibok Girls – Okonjo-Iweala

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Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, on Tuesday expressed the government’s commitment to ensuring the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls, one year after they were taken from their school by Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Okonjo Iweala made the pledge at a meeting with representatives of the Chibok ... Read More »

#BringBackOurGirls: Putting A Face To Nigeria’s Greatest Tragedy

Bring Back Deborah Solomon: "We are ALL human beings, all brothers and sisters, fathers and sons yet we so often find excuses to forget that"- Brian Meyer. Source: Brian Meyer

As the world marks the one year anniversary of the kidnap of the Chibok schoolgirls, one artist reminds us of the actual faces of the tragedy, which is often remembered by numbers and hashtags. Nearly 300 teenage girls were kidnapped on the 14th of April, 2014, from their school in ... Read More »

Chibok Girls Alive And Well; Last Seen With Boko Haram In Gwoza – Report


More than 50 of the girls abducted by terrorist group Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno State, a year ago, were seen alive three weeks ago, a woman has told the BBC. According to the woman whose name was not published by the British online news platform, the girls were seen ... Read More »

I Cannot Guarantee Rescue Of The Chibok Girls But My Govt. Will Try Its Best – Buhari


President-Elect, Mohammadu Buhari says as much as he wants the abducted Chibok girls rescued, he cannot assure that his government when sworn-in will be able to do so. “As much as I wish to, I cannot promise that we can find them,” Buhari was quoted to have said in a ... Read More »

Boko Haram Forces 800,000 Children To Flee From Nigeria And Region

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Tomorrow makes it a year since more than 200 girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Borno State, northeast Nigeria by Islamist group Boko Haram. While hopes are kept alive that they will one day be reunited with their families, several children are still being forced to leave their ... Read More »

Boko Haram Invades Borno Village, Kills 20


Gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram members, on Thursday, stormed a remote village near Askira Uba, Borno State, killing at least 20 people. Narrating their tale of survival, some lucky escapees said the insurgents invaded Dile village at 2 a.m. in several vehicles, burning houses and killing anybody in ​sight. ... Read More »

UN Launch N35bn Appeal For Boko Haram Refugees


The United Nations, Thursday, launched an appeal for $174 million (N35 billion) for almost 200,000 Nigerians who have fled the country due to brutal attacks by Boko Haram jihadists. “Displaced people in north-eastern Nigeria and across borders are in a very dramatic situation,” Liz Ahua, west Africa representative for the ... Read More »

Photos: Heartbreaking Drawings By Borno Children Who Were Victims Of Boko Haram Attack


Some children have escaped an attack by Boko Haram in Kwajafa, Borno state, north east Nigeria. While they made it alive to neighbouring Chad, they left with them horrific images that might have created wounds in their hearts, which only time would be able to heal. According to UK’s Daily ... Read More »

Nigerian Troops Sack Boko Haram From Alagamo Forest


The Nigerian Military on Tuesday morning sacked Boko Haram terrorists from the Alagamo forest in Borno. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman. “This morning, troops of the Nigerian Army along with support from the Nigerian Air Force, cleared the ... Read More »

Soldiers, Civilians Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Borno Community


Dozens of civilians and soldiers were on Tuesday killed when terrorist group, Boko Haram, struck again in a community in Borno State, a Nigerian military source has informed Sahara Reporters. According to the source, some members of the terrorist group arrived in the town of New Marte in a convoy ... Read More »

Borno Solicits Support For Rehabilitation Of Boko Haram Victims


Hajiya Mairo Bunu, the Borno Accountant-General, on Monday appealed to donor agencies to mobilise support for the rehabilitation of victims of Boko Haram insurgency in the state. Bunu made the appeal when she presented some relief materials to Gov. Kashim Shettima for the victims. She said the Boko Haram insurgency ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kills 25 In Fresh Borno Village Attack


Suspected members of terrorist group Boko Haram, on Sunday invaded Kwajaffa community of Hawul Local Government Area of Borno state, killing 25 residents in the predominantly Christian village. According to a Vanguard source, the gunmen also set many houses, shops and a local church ablaze. The terrorists who were more ... Read More »