Tag: Boko Haram

Scores feared dead as insurgents attack Adamawa community

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members have attacked Danga, a community in Adamawa State in the early hours of Wednesday. An eyewitness, Hella Michael, who spoke to reporters, said one of the community’s civilian vigilantes who attempted to repel the insurgents were among those killed during the attack. “As[Read More…]

ISWAP-Boko Haram appoints new commanders, imposes taxes in Borno

Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) has reshuffled its leadership and appointed a governor for parts of Borno.  The development which was contained in a Sunday report by PRNigeria was after the Interim Council held an emergency meeting which was attended by Wali (Leaders), Qa’ids (Chiefs),[Read More…]

Boko Haram has killed 350,000 persons across the north-east region- UN Report

A latest report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has revealed the terror group Boko Haram has killed about 350,000 people in the northeast region.  The Thursday report which was released in partnership with Nigeria’s Ministry of Finance outlined the adverse effects of the terror acts of the group[Read More…]

Nigerian troops kill 20 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

The Nigerian Army has disclosed troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force North-East, Operation HADIN KAI, in conjunction with the Air Task Force took the battle to a Boko Haram Terrorists/Islamic State West Africa Province (BHT/ISWAP) camp in Lamboa forest killing over 20 fighters. The director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen.[Read More…]

New Boko Haram video confirms leader Shekau’s death

A video from the Islamist terror group Boko Haram has been published, confirming the death of its leader, Abubakar Shekau. Last month, a rival faction ISWAP had claimed Shekau had been killed during a confrontation with its fighters. The Federal government have not commented on the claims. This video adds[Read More…]

‘We are not happy people are dying’ – Army begs Boko Haram, ISWAP to surrender

The Nigerian Army has begged Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists to seek forgiveness and reconciliation, saying soldiers and the public are not happy people are dying. The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. A.A. Eyitayo, made the call at a feast organised for journalists by the army[Read More…]

Boko Haram abduct over 12 travellers in Borno

More than 12 travellers have been abducted by terror group while commuting on a Borno highway on Wednesday morning. NewsWireNGR gathered that the insurgents laid an ambush at a bend between Mainok-Jakana along Maiduguri-Damaturu road at about 9am Wednesday. According to an eyewitness, Malam Isa, a commercial driver who spoke[Read More…]

US State Department has said ISWAP will not get the $7 million bounty it placed on Abubakar Shekau

The US State Department Thursday said the Islamic State in West Africa Province will not get the $7 million bounty it placed on Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect – the statement issued follows multiple reports from local media that Shekau has been killed. Nigeria’s military is investigating[Read More…]

Breaking: Police on red alert as Boko Haram plots to attack Abuja

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has raised the alarm that members of Boko Haram terrorists are planning to carry out an attack on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the Plateau State capital, Jos. Baba, however, put the commissioners of police in both places on red alert, saying intelligence[Read More…]

ISWAP fighters capture Sambisa forest; kills Boko Haram leader, Shekau

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, is dead, HumAngle is reporting. According to the news platform, the incident occurred on Wednesday evening following the invasion of the terror group’s stronghold in the Sambisa forest area by a column of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters. ISWAP, which had broken away[Read More…]