Tag: Gwoza

Military Rescue Kidnapped Victims In Gwoza, Borno State

The Nigerian military on Monday said troops of Operation Lafiya Dole fighting insurgents in the North East killed nine terrorists during a clearance operation in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State. The coordinator Defence Media Operation (DMO) Major General John Enenche in a statement said acting on credible intelligence[Read More…]

Despite Losing Her Children During Boko Haram Attack, Self-Taught Midwife Is Keeping Other Women And Their Babies Alive

by Al Jazeera  Outside a zinc-roofed shack on the fringes of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, Dada Nguru, a self-taught midwife, hangs a large sugar sack that has been ripped open out to dry. Earlier that day, she had laid a woman on it as she delivered her baby boy. Hours later,[Read More…]

22 Girls, Women ‘Abducted’ By ‘al-Barnawi Faction’ of Boko Haram In Gwoza And Bama

22 girls and women have been abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from two Borno villages, The Guardian reports. The first attack took place on Thursday, in Pulka, a town between Gwoza and Bama. 18 girls were said to have been abducted in Pulka. “Boko Haram fighters from Mamman Nur camp arrived in[Read More…]

Nigerian Troops Finally Storm Boko Haram Fortress, Sambisa Forest

by Musa Abdullahi & Agency Reports At last, Nigerian forces backed by warplanes invaded Islamist group Boko Haram’s last known stronghold, the Sambisa forest, on Wednesday, in an effort to finally defeat their six-year-old insurgency, two military sources said. Armies from Nigeria and neighbours Chad, Niger and Cameroon have in[Read More…]

Abducted Chibok Girls Seen Alive In Gwoza

More than 50 of the girls abducted by Boko Haram last year were seen alive three weeks ago, a woman has told the BBC. She saw the girls in Gwoza town before the Boko Haram militants were driven out of there by regional forces. Boko Haram sparked global outrage when[Read More…]

As Cordon & Search Continues In Gwoza, Women & Elderly Found Locked Up Rescued; Another Bomb Factory Found

by Musa Abdullahi A number of women, the elderly and children who were locked up by fleeing terrorists in Gwoza have been freed by troops as cordon and search along with mopping up operations continue in the town. In a statement issued by Chris Olukolade, Major General, Director Defence Information says the freed[Read More…]

Nigerian Military Takes Over Boko Haram Caliphate

By Tahiru Sheriff The epicenter of Boko Haram, a local community where the deadly group declared as their Caliphate has been re-captured by the Nigerian Military. This was made public during a press briefing by the spokesperson for the Nigerian Military General Chris Olukolade, at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.[Read More…]

Presidency Certain Of Military Reclaiming Gwoza, Latest Friday

By Chris Nomjov President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Goodluck Jonathan has informed Nigerians and the international community that the military would reclaim Gwoza, Boko Haram’s supposed headquarters, “latest by Friday”. President Jonathan disclosed this on Wednesday while addressing to a group of international observers, who are currently in[Read More…]

Citizens Asked To Flee Town, As Boko Haram Ready Gwoza Battle Ground For Showdown With Multinational Joint Task Force

By Chris Nomjov Boko Haram fighters are preparing in mass at their headquarters in the northeastern Nigerian town of Gwoza, Maiduguri, Borno State for a showdown with Multinational Joint Task Force, residents and an intelligence officer told The Associated Press. A woman, who has been trapped in the town since[Read More…]

“Executed In Front Of Their Wives” Boko Haram Kills Elderly Men Studying The Koran In Gwoza

by Musa Abdullahi Boko Haram militants have been amassing in the northeast Nigeria town of Gwoza, believed to be the group’s headquarters, killing residents who were unable to flee, a senator and witnesses said Thursday. A female resident who fled Gwoza on Tuesday and requested anonymity said the insurgents rounded[Read More…]