By CHRIS EKEKE, Abuja Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state on Monday revealed statistics of deaths and material losses suffered by the state due to the Boko Haram insurgency. Mr. Shettima gave the data at the annual Murtala Mohammed memorial lecture held at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja. The governor, in a paper entitled, “ManagingRead More
Suspected Boko Haram militants have seized Sasawa town in Yobe State, located about 30 kilometres from Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, northeast, Nigeria. According to agency reports, the community fell on Sunday after fierce battle with the Nigerian troops. Villagers said the terrorists stormed the community in a convoy of vans andRead More
he Nigerian Air force has deployed 390 of its personnel as part of its contribution to the Joint Task Force, fighting the northeast counter-terrorism war. They are to relieve another set of 390 of their colleagues upon completion of a six months operation which commenced on Friday, with the land armyRead More
Reports say gunmen believed to be Boko Haram extremists on Saturday attacked a convoy of motorists along the Maiduguri-Biu highway which was recently secured by the military. Unconfirmed reports said seven people were killed in the attack. However, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, told Channels TelevisionRead More
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said: “We urge relevant parties to stay cool-headed, to attach importance to the interests of the people and country, to appropriately resolve the political crisis through dialogue and political consultation and to maintain peace and stability." China has a growing diplomatic and business presence in Africa andRead More
Eagle-eyed vigilante in Madagali, participating in the fight against insurgency in the North-East Nigeria, have successfully repelled an attack from Boko Haram insurgents by killing seven of the terrorists and seized a machine gun from them. The success was recorded in Sabon Gari area over the weekend, barely two days afterRead More
Nigerian Army: 1,250 Boko Haram suspects who do not have any link with the insurgency group regain freedom.
The Nigerian Army has confirmed that it has released 1,250 Boko Haram suspects who have been adjudged not to have any link with the insurgency group. This was announced by Brigadier-General Victor Ezugwu, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 division of the Nigerian Army on Monday, when he was visited byRead More
The Nigerian Army has arrested two council officials in Borno state, with alleged links to Boko Haram insurgents.
The Nigerian Army has confirmed the arrest of two council officials in Borno state, with alleged links to Boko Haram insurgents. Maj.- Gen. Lucky Irabor, The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, made the confirmation during a news conference at the headquarters of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Maiduguri The council officialsRead More
The Police Command in Abuja says it has begun raid operations to identify Boko Haram sect members that might have infiltrated the Federal Capital Territory. The operations follow the dismantling of the insurgents’ stronghold in Borno State, the Sambisa forest and the subsequent arrest of a suspected terrorist in the nation’sRead More
Army Spokesman, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, says Sambisa forest is now under the control of the Nigerian army. He said ahead of the new year, the army is working out modalities to take complete possession of the vast forest which served as the headquarters for Boko Haram terrorists. Speaking in an interview,Read More