Tag: Boko Haram

Nigeria Military Says 70 Killed In Battle With Boko Haram

(Reuters) Nigeria’s military said on Tuesday it had killed 50 Islamist rebels as they tried to cross the border into Cameroon, engaging them in a battle on Monday in which 15 of their own troops and five civilians also died. Nigerian forces have stepped up a military offensive in the[Read More…]

Jonathan Meets Security Chiefs Over Boko Haram Bama Attacks

President Goodluck Jonathan Friday met with security chiefs after the Boko Haram surprise attack in Bama that led to the temporary capture of Army Barrack in the area. The Islamic insurgents had in a surprise pre-dawn attack in Bama, Borno state temporarily captured Military Barracks and engaged soldiers in a[Read More…]

Again, Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Bama Barracks In Borno State

Scores of suspected Islamist gunmen stormed a military barracks in northeast Nigeria on Friday, spraying gunfire on the troops inside before torching the compound, the army and residents said. The military has reportedly deployed fighter jets and ground forces in pursuit of the gunmen, presumed to be Boko Haram Islamists,[Read More…]

Boko Haram Kingpin, Kabiru Sokoto Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Friday sentenced one of the top leaders of the radical islamic sect Boko Haram to life imprisonment. Kabiru Abubakar Dikko popularly known as Kabiru Sokoto the mastermind of the 2011 Christmas day bombing, in Niger State, was sentenced over the St. Theresa’s Catholic[Read More…]

Dr Junaid Mohammed, Blood Has Been Flowing In Nigeria Since May 2010 By Ndiameeh Babangida Babreek

“The new nation called Nigeria should be an estate of our great grandfather Othman Dan Fodio. We must ruthlessly prevent a change of power. We use the minorities in the north as willing tools and the south as a conquered territory and never allow them to rule over us and[Read More…]

Plateau Police Command Bans Fire Crackers ‘Knockouts’ Ahead Of Christmas

The Plateau Police command has placed a total ban on the use of fire crackers, popularly called knockouts and fireworks ahead of the Christmas celebration In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), DSP Felicia Anslem Wednesday, the command called on parents to warn their children to[Read More…]

Open Letter To Junaid Mohammed & His Fellow Shariyalanders: Re 2015 Bloodshed & Civil War

By Chinweizu Read There’ll be bloodshed if Jonathan runs warns Junaid Mohammed December 1, 2013 ‘Read Supporters of SNC asking for Civil War- Junaid Mohammed  December 6th, 2013 ————————————————-   Here is my three-point rejoinder to Junaid Mohammed and his threats: 1] The issue isn’t whether or not President Goodluck[Read More…]

The NSA Says Al-Qaeda Has Infiltrated Nigeria Security System

The National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, (retd.) has said that international terror organisation, Al Qaeda, has made it’s way into Nigeria’s security system. The NSA’s statement was contained in a keynote address read on his behalf by Ambassador Layiwola Laseinde, who represented him at a workshop for counter-insurgency organised[Read More…]

Nigerian Military Officials Suspected To Have Aided Boko Haram Airforce Base Attack

Following the series of attacks on the Nigerian Air Force Base and some Nigerian Army locations in Maiduguri this week, Military authorities are currently investigating the possibility of moles within its ranks. A source tells Nigeria’s Thisday Newspaper that there was an expansive investigation by different structures and units of[Read More…]

300 Displaced In Maiduguri Barrack Attacks

The National Emergency Management Agency, North East Zone, on Wednesday confirmed that 300 people were displaced during the Dec. 1 insurgent attack at some military formations in Maiduguri. The confirmation is contained in a statement signed by Information Officer of the agency, Mr Abdulkadir Ibrahim, and made available to newsmen in Yola. “NEMA has carried[Read More…]