Suicide bomber kills nine, militants attack Adamawa communities

A suicide bomber has killed nine persons in Garkida in Adamawa State while Boko Haram terrorists have attacked the Madagali area in the state in a renewed offensive by the insurgents in the liberated areas. Details of the attack remained sketchy at the time of filing this report but our correspondent reports that troops have… Read More Suicide bomber kills nine, militants attack Adamawa communities

Jonathan Rejects Foreign Troops In Fight Against Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday in Abuja urged the United Nations to focus more on helping Nigeria with the rehabilitation and reconstruction of persons and communities affected by terrorism in Northern Nigeria rather than deploying an international force to the country. Speaking at an audience with the Special Representatives of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa… Read More Jonathan Rejects Foreign Troops In Fight Against Boko Haram

Military To Liberate Sambisa Forest Before May 29 – Dasuki

The National Security Adviser in Nigeria (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), has expressed optimism that the military would reclaim Sambisa Forest from the Boko Haram terrorist group before the May 29 presidential hand-over date. Colonel Dasuki’s comment is coming on the first year anniversary of the abduction of over 200 secondary school girls from Government… Read More Military To Liberate Sambisa Forest Before May 29 – Dasuki

Nigerian Army retakes Damboa, Askira Uba, others from Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army on Friday said it has recaptured four towns from Boko Haram insurgents operating in the area. The towns include Bita, Izge, Yamteke and Uba in Askira Uba and Damboa Local Government Areas of Borno State. Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said troops of 3 and 7 division of the Nigerian Army, supported by… Read More Nigerian Army retakes Damboa, Askira Uba, others from Boko Haram

Kenya al-Shabab attack: Victims’ bodies sent to Nairobi

(BBC NEWS) The bodies of many of those killed by Islamist militants at a Kenyan university are being moved to the capital Nairobi for identification. At least 147 people died when al-Shabab militants stormed Garissa University in north-eastern Kenya, near Somalia. The mortuaries in Garissa have been unable to cope, and many of the students… Read More Kenya al-Shabab attack: Victims’ bodies sent to Nairobi

Buhari’s victory the will of God – Tompolotixc

A former Niger-Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, otherwise known as Tompolo, has described the victory of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, as the will of God. Tompolo’s statement comes less than 24 hours after another ex-militant, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, said he and his colleagues may be forced to return to militancy following President Goodluck Jonathan’s defeat. Tompolo, alongside… Read More Buhari’s victory the will of God – Tompolotixc

Gunmen storm polling unit, set materials ablaze in Bauchi

Some unidentified gunmen on Saturday stormed a polling unit in Bagurun Primary School of Darazo local government area of Bauchi state, firing gunshots sporadically into the air and forcing voters to scamper for safety. This is contained in a statement signed by the spokesman of the Bauchi State Police Command, DSP Haruna Mohammed, and made… Read More Gunmen storm polling unit, set materials ablaze in Bauchi

Boko Haram kills, ‘beheads with chainsaws’ 40 people to derail Nigeria elections

Militants from extremist group Boko Haram attacked several Nigerian towns, torching houses and fatally shooting those who fled before reportedly beheading some of the bodies with chainsaws. The string of terror attacks comes amid the presidential vote. At least 25 people were killed and more than 30 injured in the village of Buratai in Borno… Read More Boko Haram kills, ‘beheads with chainsaws’ 40 people to derail Nigeria elections

Two Chadian Army Helicopters Bomb Boko Haram Positions

Two Chadian army helicopters bombed Boko Haram positions on Sunday, killing several dozen militants near a village on the border with Niger, a senior Niger military official told Reuters. Niger and Chadian soldiers have been fighting the Islamist militants in a joint mission with Nigeria and Cameroon since March 2, in a bid to end… Read More Two Chadian Army Helicopters Bomb Boko Haram Positions

B’Haram can’t humiliate Nigerian Army again –COAS

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, has said the Nigerian Army will not be humiliated again in the battle against insurgency in the north-eastern part of the country. Minimah also said the challenges faced by the Nigerian Army revealed the resilience and perseverance of the Nigerian people. Minimah made the comments during… Read More B’Haram can’t humiliate Nigerian Army again –COAS

Nigerian troops dislodge Boko Haram, retake Bama after days of fighting

After days of intense fighting, Nigerian troops Monday afternoon finally flushed out Boko Haram militants from Bama in Borno State, defence authorities have said. “FLASH: Nigerian troops have this afternoon routed terrorists from #Bama in #Borno state. Mopping up operation is ongoing. #NeverAgain”, the defence headquarters tweeted. Bama, the second largest Local Government Area in… Read More Nigerian troops dislodge Boko Haram, retake Bama after days of fighting

France increases efforts in fight against Boko Haram

France is providing intelligence to  Nigeria and neighbouring Chad, Cameroun and Niger Republic, all of which are at war with Boko Haram. Paris says it has also reoriented its military efforts in the region to focus more on the fight against the terror sect. France specifically supports the Chadian offensive. About 30 French troops have… Read More France increases efforts in fight against Boko Haram

FG hires European mercenaries to fight B’Haram

There are indications that Nigeria has brought in hundreds of mercenaries from Eastern Europe to strengthen   its war against militant Islamic group, Boko Haram. The   Eastern European mercenaries have joined their South-African counterparts and Nigerian soldiers fighting the insurgents. According to Reuters, rumours about the use of foreign mercenaries   against the Islamist militant group   gained… Read More FG hires European mercenaries to fight B’Haram