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Boko Haram: We’ll Prevail In A Little While, Says Minimah


The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Kenneth Minimah, on Wednesday assured Nigerians that the Boko Haram insurgency would soon be a thing of the past. Minimah said that the security agencies would address the Boko Haram security challenge very soon. Speaking while delivering the guest of honours speech at ... Read More »

Adamawa Imposes 24Hrs Curfew On Mubi, Others As Soldiers, Residents Flee From Boko Haram

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Inspite of the existing state of emergency and purported ceasefire deal between the Federal Government and Boko Haram, the terrorists, yesterday, overran Mubi, the commercial nerve centre and second biggest town in Adamawa State as well as other neighbouring towns and villages, killing many residents who were unable to escape. ... Read More »

Gunmen Storm Borno Town, Kill Three, Burn Down Police Station, Over 200 Vehicles


Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Monday invaded Kukawa town, the headquarters of Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, setting ablaze the Kukawa police station, government lodge and other public buildings in the town and over 250 vehicles. The insurgents, according to a resident of Kukawa, Mallam Abor Kanembu, invaded ... Read More »

Police Mobile Force Training College Attack: 30 Policemen Still Missing – IG


The Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, on Tuesday, said about 30 policemen were still missing following the recent attack on the Nigeria Police Mobile Force, Gwoza Training Camp, Borno State BY Boko Haram gunmen. He made this known while speaking with State House correspondents shortly after a ... Read More »

Release Of Chibok Girls: We’re Keeping Our Fingers Crossed, Says FG

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The Federal Government on Tuesday said negotiations with the Boko Haram sect, which led to a recent ceasefire agreement, is still ongoing. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Muhammed Adoke (SAN), disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of a meeting convened by President Goodluck ... Read More »

Mopol Training School Attack: 30 Policemen Still Missing – IGP


Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr Suleiman Abba, sai about 30 policemen were still unaccounted after more than two months of Boko Haram terrorists attack on their training facility in Gwoza, Borno state. Abba who spoke with state house correspondents yesterday however said that one of the policemen that ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kills Again In Borno, Torches Police Station

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Attacks by suspected Boko Haram terrorists continued on Monday despite ongoing truce talks, with police station, government lodge and other public buildings and over 250 vehicles set ablaze in Kukawa town, the headquarters of Kukawa local government area of Borno State. “The insurgents burnt down the Kukawa Divisional Police station ... Read More »

S/West CAN Faults Hasty Announcement Of Ceasefire Deal, Insists On Christian Gov In Lagos


The Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the South-West, Archbishop Magnus Atilade, has faulted the hastiness with which the Federal Government announced the purported ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, saying that time was not yet ripe for it. Atilade, who is the founder, Christian Welfare Initiative (CWI), also ... Read More »

Signs FG Is Negotiating With The ‘Wrong’ Boko Haram – University Don

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Islamic scholar, Professor Dauda Mohammed Bello of Adamawa State University has expressed doubts over the genuineness of the ceasefire the deal announced by the federal government on October 17, warning that the government may be dealing with a wrong group. “When I listen to the representative of the Boko Haram ... Read More »

Boko Haram Kills Again In Borno


Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect has killed five people in an attack on market in Miringa, a village in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State. The attack which occurred around 2pm on Sunday also left several people injured. A ward councillor in Biu town ... Read More »

Boko Haram Ceasefire: Nigerians Expect Chibok Girls Return This Week


Nigerians may this week welcome the schoolgirls who were abducted by the Boko Haram on April 14 from their Government Secondary School, Chibok Borno State. The federal government had about a fortnight ago announced that it has agreed a ceasefire with the Islamist sect. Series of attacks following the announcement ... Read More »

Boko Haram Abducts 30 Boys And Girls In Borno


Despite ongoing truce talks between the federal government and the Boko Haram group, about 30 boys and girls have been abducted in Nigeria’s northeast by suspected members of the terror group, according to a local village chief. “The insurgents … grabbed young people, boys and girls, from our region,” said ... Read More »

Army Kills 39 Boko Haram Fighters In Cameroon


Thirty-nine Boko Haram fighters have been killed in clashes with Cameroonian troops, according to the defence ministry. Four civilians were also killed in Friday’s fighting in the far north of Cameroon near Nigeria, AFP reports. The Islamists in their latest attack targeted the village of Glawi, where they killed four ... Read More »

Shaky Ceasefire: Northern Elders Forum Caution Borno Govt On Reopening Schools


The plan by Borno State Government to re-open public schools in the state next month has been greeted with apprehension by Parents, teachers and other concerned stakeholders. They warned that the continued violence in spite of a purported ceasefire agreement between the Federal Government and Boko Haram showed that it ... Read More »

Ogbe Promises To Declare Jonathan A National Hero If He Brings Back Chibok Girls


Former National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Audu Ogbe has vowed to declare President Goodluck Jonathan a national hero if the ongoing truce talks with the Boko Haram could yield fruits and the abducted Chibok girls released. “Finally, the truce which government says is coming. If ... Read More »

Military Raises Doubt Over Ceasefire, Fears SImultaneous Attacks Across The North


Military sources have disclosed that intelligence gathered indicate that Boko Haram was plotting deadly attacks across Nigeria’s north, raising doubts among military ranks about the ceasefire the federal government said it agreed with the sect. “We are in receipt of intelligence reports heralding simultaneous attacks across the north with the ... Read More »

Ango Abdullahi, Coomasie Say FG, Boko Haram Ceasefire Deal Gimmick To Return Jonathan In 2015

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Two prominent northern leaders have described the recently announced ceasefire agreement between the Federal Government and the Boko Haram group as a political gimmick to return President Goodluck Jonathan to office by 2015. Making their positions known on the ceasefire deal, Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and former Inspector ... Read More »

Boko Haram Reportedly Kidnaps 60 Women And Girls, Pays Bride Price


Despite the widely reported truce talks between the federal government and terror group Boko Haram, 60 women and girls have been kidnapped from two towns in north-east Nigeria, reports have said. According to Agence France-Presse, residents of Wagga said that suspected Islamist gunmen went door-to-door looking for young women and ... Read More »

More Ceasefire Doubts Rise As Bomb Blast Kills 5 In Bauchi


At least five people have been killed in Bauchi state after a bomb exploded at a bus station, Reuters reports, citing Police sources. “Five persons burned beyond recognition were certified dead, while 12 others sustained various degrees of injuries,” according to a statement by Bauchi police spokesman Haruna Mohammed. “The ... Read More »

Reps Approve Jonathan’s $1bn Loan For Military Hardware, Reveal Nigeria Will Pay N30bn As interest


The House of Representatives on Wednesday joined the Senate in approving $1 billion (N165 billion) for President Goodluck Jonathan to purchase military hardware for the fight against extremist group, Boko Haram. The lawmakers however warned that Nigeria will pay additional N30 billion to service the credit in seven years. The ... Read More »

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