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Borno Leaders Using Boko Haram To Loot Public Funds – Bolori Reveals


Mallam Kaka Bolori, a candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the Borno Central Senatorial election slated for later this year believes some leaders in Borno State may not want Boko Haram insurgency to end anytime soon due to the platform for looting that it presents. “I think it ... Read More »

Chibok Girls Alive; Carrying VVFs, Pregnancies – Escapee


Many of the 200 girls of the Government Secondary School, Chibok abducted on April 14, 2014, may be alive and holed up in the Lake Chad region of the North-East. Sources disclosed to Saturday Vanguard that the girls who were relocated from the initial Sambisa Camp of the terrorists, following ... Read More »

Northern Governors Set Up Committee To Unmask Boko Haram Sponsors

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The Northern States Governors’ Forum has set up a committee to identify the sponsors of the Boko Haram sect and ensure their prosecution. Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, who inaugurated the committee in Kawo, Kaduna State on Friday, also said the days of the ... Read More »

DHQ Warns On Cluster Bombs


The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has warned Nigerians living in the North-East and any other parts of the country to be on the lookout for cluster bombs sometimes called scatter bombs as the Nigerian Army engineers serving in Adamawa State have recovered some caches of these bombs in the contested areas ... Read More »

Geidam Residents Say Fleeing Boko Haram Insurgents May Have Been Intercepted By NAF Jets, Troops


Nigerian Air Force jets and military vehicles may have intercepted fleeing Boko Haram militants, who invaded Geidam town in Yobe state on Wednesday night, Daily Trust reports. It was learnt that reinforcement troops started arriving Geidam, which is the hometown of the Yobe Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam, at about 5am ... Read More »

Army Repels Attack On Yobe Barracks, Kills Over 100 Boko Haram Insurgents


The Nigerian Army in the early hours of Wednesday killed over 100 Boko Haram insurgents after they made attempts to attack 120 Task Force Battalion troops, located at Goniri, Yobe State. A statement by the army spokesman, Sani Usman, however, said during the encounter, seven soldiers lost their lives while ... Read More »

Army Arrest Boko Haram Financier


Nigerian troops have arrested one Mohammed Maina, alleged to be a suspected financier and stimulants’ dealer for members of the terrorists group, Boko Haram. Maina was arrested in Bama, Bama Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State. The Boko Haram financier, who hails from Shuari village in Bama Local Government ... Read More »

Army To Expose Boko Haram Sponsors Soon


The Nigerian army said it has begun investigations into some names of suspected Boko Haram sponsors in connection with recent suicide bombings in Maiduguri and plan to expose them soon. The commander, Operation ‘Lafiya Dole’ which means “Peace By Force”, Maj.-Gen. Yushau Abubakar, gave this hint while speaking with the ... Read More »

Carry Out Detailed Investigation Of Boko Haram’s Source Of Weapons, TUC Tells FG


The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has advised the Federal Government to carry out detailed investigation of the sources of arms for the Boko Haram sect and step up intelligence gathering in order to stamp out insurgency in the country. The Congress in a statement signed by its President, ... Read More »

Abuja Blasts: DSS Has Become Inefficient Under Daura – PDP


The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday blamed the leadership of the Department for State Security (DSS) over last Friday’s multiple suicide bombings in Abuja, saying the agency is not in full grip of Nigeria’s security intelligence. In a statement signed by the party’s acting national chairman, Uche Secondus, the ... Read More »

Dialogue With Boko Haram Will Never Be On Bended Knees – Presidency


President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that his administration will not beg the Boko Haram sect group for dialogue. He stated this late Saturday night through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. Speaking when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s 10pm News, Adesina maintained that ... Read More »

Several Dead In Twin Suicide Bombings In Niger’s Diffa


Two suicide bombings have left five civilians and a policeman dead in Niger, according to a humanitarian worker.”There were 10 deaths in total: a policeman, five civilians and the four suicide-bombers,” said the source, based in the southeastern city of Diffa where the blasts occurred on Sunday.”Apparently, the assailants , ... Read More »

Abuja Bombings: Don’t Limit Probe To Boko Haram, NLC Urges Security Agencies


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has advised Nigeria’s security agencies to look beyond Boko Haram in their investigation of the recent suicide bombings that rocked Kuje and Nyanya areas of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. In a statement yesterday, NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba said: “Our security agencies should not ... Read More »

Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Abuja Attacks

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Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for twin bomb attacks on Kuje and Nyanya, on the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. The group confirmed this in a message posted on social media on Sunday evening. The claim of responsibility on Twitter was signed by Islamic State in West Africa Province, ... Read More »

Don’t Succumb To Terrorists’ Blackmail – Atiku Urges Nigerians


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on Nigerians not to despair and give in to terrorists’ blackmail, saying the Boko Haram insurgents’ aim was to paralyze the country with fear and force Nigerians into submission. In a statement from his media office in Abuja, Atiku said the recent bomb ... Read More »

Residents Around Alao Dam Raise Alarm Over Boko Haram’s Plan To Flood Maiduguri


Residents living near Alao dam, the only source of Borno State capital, Maiduguri’s drinking water, have raised alarm that Boko Haram insurgents are trying to break the dam. The dam, which is critical to the survival of the northeastern city of Maiduguri, is located along Maiduguri-Bama road after University of ... Read More »

Despite Abuja Bombings, End To Boko Haram Insurgency In Sight – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday reiterated his administration’s commitment to rid the country of extremism and eradicating violence. He made the remark while speaking in Abuja after he was briefed by a fact-finding team he sent to the parts of the Federal Capital Territory, which came under suicide bombings on ... Read More »

This Young Man Tweeted About Bomb Blasts In Abuja A Day Before It Happened

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,I pray for Nigeria: their will be a Bomb blast in Abuja &Lagos, boko haram is going to attack and kill police_army &_Navy their evils: — chima okoro63 (@chimaokoro63) October 1, 2015 A twitter user who has his location as Biafra and tweets about Biafra as well as retweet anti-President ... Read More »

Breaking News: Bomb Blasts Hit Abuja


Suspected Boko Haram members have reportedly detonated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at the Kuje market and a Police station, about 40 km south west of central Abuja. A resident told Information Nigeria that she heard gunshots shortly before heavier sounds were heard. According to her, if she was right about ... Read More »

SERAP Urges Buhari To Probe How Over N80bn Of Boko Haram Victims’ Support Funds Was Spent


A civil society organisation, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to launch a probe into how over N80bn support funds meant for the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency was spent. The group, which made this demand in its Independence Day message, said ... Read More »