Showing posts with label Boko Haram. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Boko Haram. Show all posts

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Nigeria ‘Hires Mercenaries’ Against Boko Haram To Meet December Deadline

Nigeria has hired about 250 mercenaries from South Africa to help in its war against Boko Haram insurgents, a Turkish news agency has reported, quoting military sources.
President Muhammadu Buhari recently gave a December deadline to the military to end the insurgency in the north-east.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Wahabis Terrorist ISIL-affiliated Boko Haram sects claim responsibility for Abuja suicide attacks, share photos of the suicide bombers

Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants, who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, have claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb blasts in Kuje and Nyanya on Friday October 2nd killing 20 people with over 40 others injured.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Just in: Over 200 Boko Haram Terrorists Surrender To Nigerian Troops

It was revealed some minutes ago on twitter that over 200 Boko haram terrorist has surrendered to the nigeria troops in Banki town near Cameroon

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Photos: Troops clear more Boko Haram camps

Press statement below from the Nigerian army.
Advancing troops along Banki axis today afternoon cleared more terrorist camps and captured weapons, flags and improvised explosives (IEDs) making devices at Jangolori and Bulaburma villages. The recovered items have confirmed earlier intelligence that the terrorists often used corrugated metal roofing sheets and bathroom slippers in making improvised explosive devices which affects troops advance.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Army authorities send back pardoned soldiers to fight Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army has deployed 3,032 soldiers that were pardoned to fight Boko Haram insurgents.
These 3,032 soldiers are among the 5,000 dismissed soldiers who were sentenced to death for disobeying a direct order by their commandant to fight Boko Haram insurgents.

It's been reported that on Thursday, the soldiers had been sent to the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, following the completion of a two-week reorientation training programme organised for them at the Nigerian Army Training Centre, Kontagora, Niger State.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"Alleged B'Haram Member Disguised As Woman Was A Nigerian Soldier" - SR

Several months ago, as associates of former President Goodluck Jonathan pushed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the 2015 general elections, a video was released of an alleged Islamist terrorist caught in a woman’s dress. However, a video obtained by our correspondent revealed that the man presented to the Nigerian public as a Boko Haram insurgent is an enlisted Nigerian soldier serving at the time as a member of a multinational military task force operating in Nigeria’s northeast.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Boko Haram slit throat of 20 villagers in Borno state

Boko Haram members yesterday June 22nd stormed Debiro village in Hawul LGA of Borno state in trucks and motorcycles, burnt houses and slit the throats of 20 villagers.

A resident of the village who spoke to Sahara Reporters, on condition of anonymity said; 

"It was in the afternoon time when we started hearing gunshots and people were running helter-skelter, there was confusion everywhere, some were shot dead and many had their throats slit. We were helpless as our foodstuffs were carted away by the rampaging militants who later burnt down most of the houses in our village. I can't say tell you the correct number of people killed, but at least 20 people including women had their throats slit.''

Thursday, June 4, 2015

President Buhari renews his pledge to destroy Boko Haram

While addressing a press conference after his meeting with the President of Niger Republic, Mahamadou Issoufou, yesterday June 3rd, President Buhari renewed his vow to destroy Boko Haram.

"I renew my commitment to track Boko Haram into a corner, to destroy it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Boko Haram Makes Deadly Comeback With ISIL Help

The reports of Boko Haram’s comeback have raised speculations of a possible link between them and Islamic State terrorists.

Boko Haram, the Nigerian terror group has made a dangerous return with deadly attacks, female suicide bombers and the capture of a highly strategic town.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

I & my team underestimated Boko Haram – Pres. GEJ

In an interview with ThisDay, President Jonathan said he underestimated the strength of terror group Boko Haram when he assumed office as President but now believes that the leader of the sect will be arrested before the elections.

He said bad press & poor Public relations has negatively affected his government as people, including himself and his cabinet members are not up to date with the achievements of his government. Read the interview after the jump...

REVEALED: How Europe is funding Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, others

by Abiodun Awolaja With Agency Reports
EUROPEAN funding is a major factor for the continued proliferation of Al-qaeda, Boko Haram and other terrorist networks, an investigation by the New York Times has found out.
By paying ransom for kidnapped Europeans, Europe funds al-Qaeda’s global business across the globe.
Europe has, thus, become al-Qaeda’s cash cow. It purchases arms, trains and finances its members through these ransoms.

Ironically, even though they deny paying ransoms, it was found that European countries paid al-Qaeda and its direct affiliates at least $125 million in revenue from kidnappings since 2008, of which $66 million was paid in 2013.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Boko Haram Seizes Military Base in Borno

Suspected Boko Haram militants have seized a military base outside the Nigerian town of Baga near Lake Chad after engaging troops in a fierce battle that lasted several hours, witnesses said on Sunday.

According to AFP, a local resident Usman Danssubdu told them after fleeing to neighbouring Chad following Saturday's raids:
"They (the militants) overwhelmed the troops and forced them to abandon the base which the gunmen took over."
The base is used by the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), which was established in 1998 to battle cross-border crime but whose mandate was expanded to fighting Boko Haram when the
Islamist group emerged. The force is made up of troops from Nigeria as well as Niger and Chad.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Is President Jonathan Relocating Family To United Kingdom Because Of Boko Haram?

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is not winning the war against Boko Haram. An indication of his fears were confirmed with his recent visit to his kids earlier relocated from the British International School, Lekki, Lagos to London last month. Close aides of the President announced he was going to the United Kingdom without details on his mission last week.

Close sources hinted his recent visit to the United Kingdom was to see his children who he might not see in the next few months of the electioneering campaign. On his visits were some of his close relations to ensure a family re-union.

I cried like a baby when Boko Haram attacked Kano college – Lecturer recounts ordeal

 A lecturer at the Federal College of Education, FCE, Kabuga, Kano, Chief Christian Ojimba, in a recent interview with Vanguard recounted the ordeal he and some of his students went through when Boko Haram members visited their school on September 17th, an attack that lasted 45minutes. Below is what he said...

"It was a very serious attack and an unexpected one. Before the attack on our school, Boko Haram terrorists had attacked Kano State Polytechnic inside the city centre, with the new strategy of using female and male teenagers, who they arm with bombs. In broad-day light on Wednesday, September 17, our school, the Federal College of Technology, Kano, was attacked.
That day, I didn’t have lectures, but, in my usual way, I had to go to school, because I am very friendly with my students.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Boko Haram victim in search of his wife and seven children

A 40 year old identified as Matthew Zira, (pictured above) says he's searching for his wife and seven children after members of Boko haram invaded their village in Michika LGA of Adamawa state on September 7th. A distraught Matthew narrated his ordeal to The Nation. Read what he said below..

Monday, November 10, 2014

Chris Okotie asks President GEJ to focus on tackling Boko Haram more than his re-election

Rev Chris Okotie took to his Facebook page to address the Boko Haram horrific advance in some parts of Northern Nigeria, asking President Jonathan to pay more attention to the menace and advised him to sack all his generals and advisers. Find his incisive piece below...

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Idriss Deby: The President For Boko Haram

In the release of a handful of Chinese hostages and the wife of the deputy Prime minister of Cameroon, abducted by Boko Haram terrorists this year, the President of Chad was reported by a most reputable New York based editorial, SaharaReporters, to have been pivotal. Idriss Deby of Francophone Chad “by virtue of his relationships with top Boko Haram terrorist commanders” helped Francophone Cameroon “negotiate” the release of the abductees in a deal in which both nation’s apex leaders were directly involved and that had Boko Haram given $400,000 and unbelievably, according to the accurate and confirmed editorial report that first leaked the status of the deal, Idriss and Biya of Cameroon gave Boko Haram sophisticated arms and ammunition and ensured the safe transfer of these weapons to the fighting Boko Haram terrorist commanders in the field. (SaharaReporters; 10/11/14; and Serious Allegations of Cameroon, Chad Arming Boko Haram Is Act of Terror and War –ENDS; 10/12/14)

Time for Plan B as Nigeria’s Defense Chief Cannot Protect His Own Village from Boko Haram

Boko Haram terrorists swore to pin their flag atop the house of Nigeria’s defense Chief, Air Marshal Alex Badeh. Thursday Boko Haram lived up to their pledge capturing Vintim, the defense Chief’s town and violating his home.
This as the Army Chiefs and President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan publicized a preposterous claim of a ceasefire agreement with the terrorists, clearly completely being taken for a ride by the terrorists, the Office of National Security, the Minister of defense and whoever else has been involved in their tactical and operational decision making.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Just in: Boko Haram Agrees to ceasfire !

Nigeria's military says it's agreed a truce with Islamist militant class Boko Haram - and says the schoolgirls the class has abducted will undoubtedly be released. Boko Haram started worldwide dislike half a year ago by abducting a about  200 schoolgirls.
More details later !

FG meets with representatives of Boko Haram in Chad to discuss Chibok Girls

 Voice of America and Channels TV is reporting that the Nigerian government has met with reps of Boko Haram in Chad or Saudi Arabia to discuss the missing Chibok girls, their release and possible ceasefire. See more tweets after the jump...