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Boko Haram Kills 74 Men, 20 Children For Refusing To Join Sect

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Terror group, Boko Haram, yesterday, slaughtered 74 men and 20 children at Njaba Village in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State for refusing to join the insurgents, reports have said. Although there was no official confirmation from either the police or military authorities, residents of both Damboa and Chibok ... Read More »

Chibok Girls Are Still Alive; We Will Get Them Back – Jonathan

Jonathan on AIT

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, assured parents of the abducted Chibok girls and all Nigerians that the girls were still alive and that the government was doing everything possible to rescue them. “We promised that we must get the girls. The good story is that they have not killed them because ... Read More »

Elderly Men Studying The Holy Quran Killed By Boko Haram

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Members of the terrorist group Boko Haram have been gathering in the northeast town of Gwoza, now said to be the group’s headquarters. They killed residents who were unable to flee, a senator and witnesses told reporters on Thursday. According to a female resident who fled Gwoza and spoke to ... Read More »

Ex-Army Chief, Agwai Warns Against Military’s Involvement In Partisan Politics

Martin Luther Agwai

A former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Gen. Martin Luther Agwai (rtd), has cautioned the military to steer clear of partisan politics if they are desirous of overcoming the war against the Boko Haram and other security challenges. He also said change in leadership had become inevitable in the country. ... Read More »

Foreign, Local Media Collaborating To Bring Nigerian Military To Disrepute, Says DHQ


Buoyed by its recent wave of successes against Boko Haram, the Defence Headquarters Wednesday promised not to relent until every part of the country is finally rid of insurgency. At a press conference in Abuja, the Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade said “we are conscious that the ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Surrender Or Be Killed – Chadian President Tells Shekau

Abubakar Shekau

President Idriss Deby of Chad said Wednesday he knew where the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, was hiding out and vowed that the leader of the insurgent group will be killed if he fails to surrender. “It is in Abubakar Shekau’s interest to surrender, we know where he is. If ... Read More »

Why Boko Haram War Is Taking Long – Clark


Former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, Wednesday adduced reasons why the war against Boko Haram insurgents still lingers. The frontline Ijaw leader, a staunch supporter of President Goodluck Jonathan, said the military for some time, was prevented from launching full blown attack against the terrorists in the North-East. ... Read More »

Why We Suggested Shift In Dates Of Elections – Military


The military, yesterday, explained why it suggested that the election dates be shifted, clarifying that its advice had no political undertone. According to the military, the reason for its suggestion for a shift was to enable it take delivery of the long awaited weapons with which to tackle terrorists in ... Read More »

Son Of Former CJN Reportedly Joins ISIS

Mohammed Uwais

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mohammed Uwais has declined to comment on the report by a US-based online news platform, THEWILL, that his son had joined the terrorist group, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Speaking with Vanguard over the phone on Wednesday, Uwais, neither confirmed nor denied the ... Read More »

Atiku Commends Nigerian Military For Dislodging Boko Haram From Strongholds In N/East


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has commended the Nigerian military for its recent successes in reclaiming most of the territories previously seized by the Boko Haram sect. The Nigerian military has in the past two weeks recorded major success in the counter-insurgency war as it has dislodged the terrorists from ... Read More »

Jonathan Promises To Ensure Human Rights Are Not Abused In Boko Haram War


President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that the Nigerian military would ensure human rights are not abused in the ongoing war against Boko Haram in Nigeria’s northeast. Jonathan made the commitment, yesterday, when he received in audience the new South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Noh Kyu-Duk. “We are sticking to ... Read More »

No Human Rights Violations In Counter-Insurgency Operations — Jonathan

GEJ-South-Korean Ambassador

President Goodluck Jonathan said Tuesday in Abuja that utmost care was being taken by the Federal Government to avoid collateral damage to the lives and properties of civilians as the military intensifies its ongoing offensive against Boko Haram. Speaking at an audience with the new South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, ... Read More »

Photos: Boko Haram Video Shows Two Men Accused Of Spying Being Beheaded

Boko Haram released a video on twitter yesterday showing the beheading of two men they accused of being spies for the Nigerian police. The two men, identified as Dawoud Muhammad & Muhammad Awlu, were led by Boko Haram militants to a forest where they were made to kneel and confess ... Read More »

Troops Kill 73 Insurgents Disguised As Herdsmen In Borno

Nigeria Deaths in Detention

No fewer than 73 Boko Haram insurgents, disguised as herdsmen with the intention of invading Konduga town in Borno State, were yesterday killed by troops from the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army. This is just as a suicide bomber, who drove a Volkswagen Golf car, was also shot dead ... Read More »

Military Recaptures Yobe Communities From Boko Haram

French soldiers in operation Serval in Mali

The Defence Headquarters, Monday, said troops were dominating operations in Kukawa, Geri, Gujba in Yobe to dislodge terrorists from their hideouts in the communities. “Troops are dominating operations in Kukawa, Geri, Gujba in Yobe, to rid the terrorists on Sunday,” a statement posted on the Defence Headquarters’ website said. According ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Ribadu Commends Jonathan, Nigerian Security Forces, Says Change Of Govt’ll Negatively Affect Anti-Terror War


Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has said that change of government at times of war is counter-productive, adding that Nigerians must vote for President Goodluck Jonathan to consolidate the gains recorded so far. Ribadu, who spoke at the weekend in Mubi, ... Read More »

Pray For Defeat of Boko Haram, Jonathan Urges Easter Pilgrims


President Goodluck Jonathan has urged prospective Easter Christian pilgrims to pray for peace in the country and the total defeat of Boko Haram militants. The President, represented by the Anambra Governor, Willy Obiano, gave the advice at the launch of the 2015 Easter Pilgrimage to Israel, Greece and Rome on ... Read More »

Mob Sets Suspected Female Suicide Bomber Ablaze In Bauchi


A suspected female suicide bomber, who was targeting the ever-busy Muda Lawal market in Bauchi State metropolis, has been set ablaze by an irate mob. The mob were said to have carried out jungle justice on the lady after she refused to subject herself to a routine stop and search ... Read More »

Why We Started Six Weeks’ Countdown To Recue Of Chibok Girls – BBOG


The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) advocacy group has stated that the six weeks countdown which it started, was a monitoring initiative to help it follow actively developments about the counterinsurgency/rescue operations as conveyed by the federal government The group in a statement signed by one its co-convener, Dr (Mrs) Oby Ezekwesili in ... Read More »

Military Strikes More Boko Haram Targets


The military continued its impressive onslaught against terrorist group Boko Haram as it continued to recapture all territories occupied by Boko Haram fighters. Troops, who were on cordon and search, along Djimitillo-Damaturu Road, Yobe State engaged in fierce battle, at the weekend, with fighters suspected to be members of the ... Read More »