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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 »

Recent Spate Of Bombings Ploy By Boko Haram To Distract Security Agencies – DSS


The Department of State Services has said the recent spate of bomb attacks recorded in Yobe, Kano, Borno and Plateau States was a ploy by Boko Haram insurgents to distract security forces. The service however, stated that the sustained air raids and intense combat operations by the military on Boko ... Read More »

Jonathan Confident Troops Will Recover All Territories Taken By Boko Haram


President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed confidence that Nigerian troops will continue the impressive gains against Boko Haram and recover more occupied territory from the terrorist group. Jonathan said this at an audience with the outgoing French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jacques Champagne De Labriolle. He noted that the officers and men ... Read More »

#VictoryForNigeria: Troops Reclaim More Territories In Yobe, Adamawa

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The Nigerian military has recorded more successes in the war against insurgency, following its routing of Boko Haram insurgents from Bara, Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State. In a series of tweets via its official handle @DefenceInfoNG, the Defence Headquarters said Bara was reclaimed after two days of “intense ... Read More »

Granting Boko Haram Amnesty Will Be Unfair To The System, Says Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said that he would not grant amnesty to the dreaded Boko Haram sect that has claimed responsibility for the death of over 15,000 Nigerians and displaced millions of others since 2009. Buhari said this while responding to ... Read More »

Jonathan Promises To Reward Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram In Borno, Adamawa, Yobe


President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday in Mubi, Adamawa State and Baga, Borno State applauded Nigerian troops for proving their mettle once again through the rapid recapture of territories formerly held by insurgents in the country’s North-Eastern states. Consequently, he assured soldiers that they would be duly rewarded for their bravery and ... Read More »

Blasts Kill 17 In Jos


About 17 people were killed, Thursday, when a twin blast hit two motor parks along Bauchi Road in Jos, the Plateau State capital. The blasts were said to have occurred at about 6pm when residents were returning to their houses during an evening rain. The bombers were said to have ... Read More »

ISIS Plans To Radicalize Nigerian Youths Schooling Abroad – FG

Isis fighters parade through Raqqa

The Federal government, yesterday, raised alarm over alleged plan by Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) to radicalise Nigerian youths schooling abroad using social media, among other sources. The FG therefore called on parents and guardians to monitor their wards closely. This was disclosed by the Coordinator of the ... Read More »

Borno: 18 Killed As Suicide Bomber Hits Biu


A suicide bomber, Thursday, blew himself up at a crowded bus station in Biu, in Borno state, on Thursday, leading to 18 deaths, AFP reports. However, another bomber was shot dead by soldiers before he could detonate his explosives. “At least 18 people, including three women, died… and several others ... Read More »