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Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, has called on people to support the military to fast track successful completion of the counter-insurgency operation in the northeast. Nicholas made the call when he visited troops in the frontline on Wednesday in Magumeri, Gubio ...
The statement reads :"A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), on 15 January 2018, successfully destroyed an emerging Boko Haram terrorists (BHT) vehicle workshop in the Sambisa general area. "Consequently, a NAF RPA was detailed to conduct armed reconnaissance in search of ...

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least four soldiers and a civilian in an attack on a military post in Niger's southeastern Diffa ... A hospital official said eight soldiers were injured in the ambush, which security officials said bore the hallmarks of past Boko Haram attacks.
That has not stopped Boko Haram's attacks, which target both civilians and the military. Two bombers struck a market in the Muna Garage area on the outskirts of Maiduguri late on Wednesday afternoon, the SEMA officials said. Muna Garage is the site of a camp for displaced people and a frequent target of ...
Nigeria's government set up a de-radicalization program in 2016 for arrested Boko Haram fighters who wanted to quit the group. The program houses ex-Boko Haram insurgents in a military-controlled facility where they participate in exercises to rehabilitate them. They are granted amnesty if they denounce ...
The United Kingdom is providing expert training to the Nigerian military in helping to develop the skills necessary to tackle the terror threat of Boko Haram in North East Nigeria. Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency began in 2009 and has killed at least 20,000 and forced more than 2.6 million from their homes.

Emergency Response Team (ERT) from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA) and Red Cross have already responded to the incident which occurred around Muna Garage along Mafa Dikwa road in Maiduguri.
Many were feared dead and others abducted, yesterday, in a fresh attack by Boko Haram insurgents on Pallam community in Madagali Local government Area of Adamawa State, local officials and residents have said. The attack came barely a week after the terrorists launched a similar attack on ...
A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), yesterday destroyed a Boko Haram workshop in the Sambisa general area. Air Vice Marshal, Olatokuno Adesanya, Director of public relations and Information, in a statement, said a NAF intelligence surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) ...
Kano - Boko Haram jihadists have killed nine people in two separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, militia members and local residents said on Tuesday, underlining the persistent threat to civilians. The first attack happened at about 11:00 on Monday when six people collecting firewood were shot dead in ...
Nigeria's military says it has released 244 "repentant" Boko Haram suspects who have undergone rehabilitation. The authorities say they have been de-radicalised and can re-enter society, but critics are sceptical about whether they have repented. The group, which includes women and children, has been ...
Nigeria's government set up a de-radicalization program in 2016 for arrested Boko Haram fighters who wanted to quit the group. The program houses ex-Boko Haram insurgents in a military-controlled facility where they participate in exercises to rehabilitate them. They are granted amnesty if they denounce ...
... it has ordered from Innoson Motor Manufacturing Company which it further configured fit for deployment into Operation LAFIYA DOLE theatre of operations," it said on its twitter account, @HQNigerianArmy. 'Operation Lafiya Dole', the joint military force fighting to rid the North East of Boko Haram terrorists.
Rebuild churches destroyed by Boko Haram, Onaiyekan appeals to FG ... MAKURDI--THE Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese, His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has appealed to the Federal government to rebuild all the churches destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast in the ...
About a dozen girls, some with faces covered, appear in the video, one of several released in recent days by Boko Haram, the Islamist group terrorizing northern Nigeria in a war that has spilled across borders and raged for nearly nine years. "We are the Chibok girls," one of the girls said in the video, ...
The Nigerian Air Force on Sunday in Kaduna took delivery of five new Super Mushshak aircraft purchased by the Federal government from Pakistan to fight the Boko Haram insurgency. With the new five aircraft, which were delivered to the NAF Base inaKaduna, 10 trainer aircraft have now been supplied ...
People started calling me Mama Boko Haram when insurgency was at its peak in Borno State and the insurgents were bulldozing Maiduguri, killing and maiming everybody in the process. It was during that period that I was invited to a women's conference where the participants pleaded with the terrorists to ...

Editor's Note: Boko Haram is one of the most violent, and least understood, militant groups in the world. Despite this bloody record, many counterterrorism policymakers and analysts misrepresent the group's history and ambitions. Alexander Thurston, my colleague at Georgetown, has an awesome new ...
Kano - Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 20 loggers, militia members and residents told AFP on Friday, in the latest attack against civilians in northeast Nigeria. The attack happened on Monday when gunmen on motorbikes opened fire on a group of loggers collecting firewood at Kaje village, near ...
Ordinarily there ought to be no controversy or eyebrows raised by the recent decision of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) to approve the withdrawal by the Federal government of the sum of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to effectively finish off Boko Haram as a potent fighting force.
Boko Haram will soon release videos of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls and some women abducted from a police convoy in Borno State, according to Ahmad Salkida. Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the sect, disclosed this via twitter, quoting sources. The schoolgirls were ...
A lawmaker has said that suspected herdsmen responsible for the attacks in Benue State and other parts of the country could be defeated Boko Haram insurgents or displaced Libyan soldiers. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on police Affairs, Abu Ibrahim (APC, Katsina South), said this while ...
Since the start of the year, Nigerians have been served bloody reminders that Boko Haram is no longer the country's biggest internal security threat. States in Nigeria's middle belt have been rocked by attacks from suspected Fulani herdsmen in a new wave of violence which primarily stems from disputes ...
Members of the Boko Haram insurgent group are reportedly holding a soldier hostage along the Lake Chad Basin. Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the sect, disclosed this, quoting a source. Lake Chad falls in the boundaries of four African countries -- Niger, Chad, ...
11 January 2018 - The security situation in West Africa and the Sahel remains of grave concern, the United Nations envoy for the region said Thursday, warning that while there had been progress on the political front over the past year, there had also been a worrying upsurge in Boko Haram attacks. "Following a notable ...
YAOUNDE - Four people were killed and two others kidnapped in separate overnight attacks in the far north of Cameroon, blamed on the Islamist group Boko Haram, sources told AFP on Thursday. Three of the victims were "slaughtered" in Kolofata, a town which borders Nigeria and that has seen a spate ...
Kashim Shettima to assess the rebuilding of the liberated town once over-ran by Boko Haram insurgents, the Brigade Commander 21 Armored Brigade, Brigadier General G.B Audu informed that Bama is largely safe but still faced with the challenges of farmlands littered with landmines by Boko Haram ...
The UN Deputy Secretary General, Amina Muhammad, on Wednesday in Maiduguri, laid wreath in remembrance of soldiers who lost their lives in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east. Mrs. Muhammad, accompanied by Zainab Ahmad, the Minister of State, Budget and National ...
YAOUNDE, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- At least three people were killed in an attack Wednesday night in Cameroon's Far North region, with the terror group Boko Haram suspected of being behind it, local sources told Xinhua Thursday. The attack occurred in the Kolofata subdivision in the north, bordering the ...
THE last yuletide came with horrendous killings and attacks across the country. The Fulani herdsmen wrote the preamble and also provided the footnotes. Between both extremes, the Boko Haram, as expected, made bold appearances while cultism was readily available to spice it all. Lest we forget, fuel ...
According to him, criminals such as the Boko Haram, might be hiding under Fulani herdsmen to unleash terror in some communities in the country. "We should be careful in the way we see the killings in some parts of the country so that we can have a better understanding of dealing with the problem.
Niamey - A total of 141 civilians in Niger were killed, kidnapped or wounded by the Boko Haram jihadist group last year, a sharp fall compared with 2016, the UN said on Wednesday. The toll in 2016 was 227 after 214 in 2015, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says its Mi-17 Helicopter has suffered a mishap while undertaking a mission in the ongoing counter-insurgency operation in the North-east. The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, AVM Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed this in a statement on ...
The Nigeria army has revealed that Boko Haram has recruiters all over the country, especially in the Northeast, adding that the group's clearing house for such recruitment is at Potiskum in Yobe State. Potiskum, a local government in Yobe state about 234 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Boko Haram ...
A retired military officer, Colonel Hassan Stan-Labo, on Thursday said herdsmen attacks in states might be worse than the Boko Haram insurgency. Speaking on Thursday during his appearance on Channels Television's politics Today, the Security Expert advised the Federal government to act before the ...
A seemingly resurgent Boko Haram has accelerated its attacks and is creeping back into villages it once occupied. Some internally displaced persons (IDPs) have gone home only to have to flee again. While the government retains control of urban areas once occupied by Boko Haram, after dark the ...
Sources told AFP the loggers, mostly in their twenties, had left the town of Gamboru on the border with Cameroon on Tuesday morning to fetch firewood in a Boko Haram hotspot. "All 31 have not been seen since yesterday and it is obvious they were seized by Boko Haram," said Umar Kachalla, a militia in ...
The reason for their planned attack according to the clip include, misinforming the public about their operation, lies, dishonouring their prophet, 'Mohammad', among others. Full transcription below: "This is a message from the public awareness department of the Jamatu Ahlis sunnah lil daawati wal jihad, ...
While many would prefer money, cash distribution in Maiduguri, a former stronghold of the Boko Haram movement, is fraught with risk. Around two million people are believed to have been forced from their homes since 2009 when the armed group launched their rebellion. The UN has called the situation "one of the world's ...
A leader of the militant group Boko Haram has released a video claiming it carried out a series of attacks in north-east Nigeria over the Christmas period. Abubakar Shekau, the head of one of Boko Haram's three factions, declared the group active and operational a day after the Nigerian president said the ...
The Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, was wrong in his justification of government's intention to take $1bn from the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram. The minister could recall that since the incoming of this administration, Nigeria has recorded more deaths arising from all kinds of internal ...
California joins Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Nevada in legalizing cannabis. More than 700 people being held by the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram have escaped captivity. Nigerian army spokesman Col Timothy Antigha told the BBC that they had fled to several islands in the country's ...
At least 5,247 Muslims have been killed in the Boko Haram violence in seven local government areas of Adamawa in the past five years (2013 to 2017). This was disclosed by the Adamawa State chapter of Muslim Council. The council, which comprises all Islamic organisations in Adamawa, said it ...
Abuja - 1 January 2018: More than 700 people held by Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country have escaped captivity, the Nigerian army ... Boko Haram terrorism group had conducted most of the terror attacks in Nigeria for years, which killed more than 20,000 people and displaced more ...
primate Nicholas Okoh of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion has called on Nigerians to be optimistic about Boko Haram crisis, unempolyment issues facing the country in the New Year. Primate Okoh in his New Year message, said the year 2018 will be better for Nigerians if they learn not to be be ...
Magadali residents die in Boko Haram bomb attack. On January 1, 2018 11:41 pmIn News by ... A truck exploded in a huge fireball killing at least 15 people on July 1 in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the latest attack in a city repeatedly hit by Boko Haram Islamists. AFP PHOTO A source said that the bomb was ...
At least five soldiers were killed by fleeing Boko Haram fighters at Kanama, headquarters of Yunusari local government area of Yobe State on Saturday evening. 30 soldiers are also reportedly missing in the dastardly attack lunched on Nigeria troops at the remote northern town in Yobe. However, the ...
Yola--Adamawa State chapter of Muslim Council has said no fewer than 5,247 Muslims lost their lives in Boko Haram attacks that affected seven of the 21 local government areas of the state since 2012. The body in a report on the crisis by its Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Magaji and Secretary General, ...
The Nigerian army says more than 700 people held by Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country have escaped captivity. An army spokesperson, Col Timothy Antigha, said they had fled several islands in Lake Chad and arrived in the town of Monguno, in Borno State. There has been no ...
YAOUNDE, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed in an attack by suspected members of terror group Boko Haram on Sunday morning in Cameroon's Far North region, local sources told Xinhua. A suicide bomber and a civilian were killed in the attack that occurred in the locality of Bia, said the ...


 

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