Tag: insurgency

‘Consider using private defence contractors to fight insurgency’ – Reps advise Buhari

The House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently consider the use of private defence contractors for targeted security operations to combat insurgency and terrorism. This was among the 19 recommendations made by the Special Committee on National Security. The report of the Committee laid before the House[Read More…]

Fredrick Nwabufo: South-east insurgency and the coming refugee crisis

What fuels an insurgency? The combustible mixture of ideology and ignorance. If a clump of uninformed people has an ideology they can die for, they will do the illogical for it. The intercourse of ideology and ignorance does not follow logic. Insurgency ignites and thrives in the residence of seductive[Read More…]

ISWAP linked Boko Haram terrorists numbering 100 attack Niger State communities

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have attacked Gurmana, old Gurmana, and Ashirika communities in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State. An eyewitness told Channels Television that the armed men numbering over 100 stormed the communities at about 10:00 am on[Read More…]

Nigerian Military says Governors remarks accusing soldiers of extortion can affect fight against Boko Haram

The Nigerian army says the accusation of extortion by Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, against soldiers can reverse the gains recorded by the troops fighting Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east. Aminu Iliyasu, army operations media coordinator, in a statement said the army would investigate the allegations, but that[Read More…]

Nigeria’s President Buhari Says Libyan Fighters are responsible for Boko Haram attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed the continued Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria to Libyan fighters. Buhari said this during a bilateral meeting with President of Cote d’Ivoire, Alhassan Quattara, on the margins of the 56th ordinary session of the Economic Community of West African States. Buhari, according to a statement[Read More…]

I’m Happy My Daughter Didn’t Denounce Christ – Father of ‘Only Dapchi Girl Speaks

Nata Sharibu, the father of the only student of Federal Government Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state who is yet to be freed, says Boko Haram insurgents decided not to release his daughter because she refused to denounce Christ. Mr Sharibu speaking on RayPower FM shortly after the Dapchi[Read More…]

Parents of Dapchi, Abducted Nigerian Girls Plan to Join Bring Back Our Girls campaign

Parents of schoolgirls newly abducted in northeastern Nigeria plan to join the Bring Back Our Girls movement that gained global prominence in a bid to win freedom for their girls, a community leader said on Friday, Reuters News Agency reports. Islamist militant group Boko Haram is suspected to have kidnapped[Read More…]

“You Have Seen What We Did in the University of Maiduguri” – Boko Haram Mocks the Nigeria Army

Boko Haram has taunted the Nigeria army, saying it is celebrating Sallah in Sambisa forest after the 40-day ultimatum issued for the capturing of Abubakar Shekau, its leader. In July, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, had given a 40-day ultimatum to his men to either capture or kill Shekau.[Read More…]

A Top Member of Boko Haram ‘Surrenders’

A top member of the Boko Haram insurgent group, Bulama Kailani Mohammed Metele, has surrendered to 145 task force battalion, 5 brigade troops at Damasak. Sani Usman, army spokesperson made this known on Saturday in Maiduguri. He said that Metele, from Tumbun Bera in Borno, belonged to Mamman Nur’s faction[Read More…]

Boko Haram Islamists Overwhelm Soldiers, Raid Two Borno Communities

Boko Haram Islamists have raided a town in restive northeast Nigeria, looting food supplies and burning homes after overwhelming troops, residents told AFP on Thursday. The attack late on Wednesday happened in Magumeri, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) northwest of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri. It came after a lull[Read More…]