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Boko Haram bomber kills self

A female suicide bomber in Buni Yadi, Yobe killed herself and injured three others when a bomb wrapped on her exploded in the early hours of Friday. An eye witness, who declined to be identified, said the incident occurred during the dawn prayer time at Fulatari ward of Buni Yadi. Newsmen gathered that the injured persons had been taken to hospital and were in stable condition. Buni Yadi, a former stronghold of Boko Haram insurgents was reclaimed by Nigeria’s military in 2015 and currently has army formations, including a military training institution. Col. Kayode Ogunsanya, the spokesman of 3 Division, Nigeria army could not be reached for comments as his phone was switched off. NAN

Mama BokoHaram Appeals to Albarnawi to Release Dapchi Girls

With a strong conviction that the Abu Musab Al-Barnawi-led faction of Boko Haram might be responsible for the abduction of Dapchi School Girls, a respected North-East human rights activist, popularly called Mama Boko Haram, Barrister Aisha Alkali Wakil has appealed to the abductors to release the young female captives. Aisha Wakil Aisha Wakil, a former member of the Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the northern region of Nigeria under the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan, had, in previous efforts, brought military officers and Boko Haram Commanders together during negotiations. She was also credited to the release of some abductees from the Boko Haram sect via phone calls to the leadership, including some Chibok girls. Speaking to ...

The return of Boko Haram: Like Chibok, like Dapchi

…The complicity that aided the terror group By Jide Ajani Making recklessly unrealistic, sometimes shallow and often deliberately false assumptions about members of the  Jama’atu Ahliss-Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, also known as Boko Haram, appears to be the reason the tragedy of the terror organisation has lingered  for this long.  And until the present administration disembarks from its voyage of deception, propaganda and pettiness,  the much touted serial killing of Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram (who is still alive any way), and the technical or total defeat of the group (as claimed by President MuhammaduBuhari and  his men)  will continue to pour faeces on the faces of the C-in-C and his military commanders – this was the same mistake made by former  Presi...

Boko Haram hits Chad, Cameroon, kills 7

A day after attacking Dapchi Girls School in Yobe, Nigeria, Boko Haram terrorists killed five civilians and two soldiers in Cameroon and Chad. This screengrab taken on August 8, 2016 from a Boko Haram video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows Boko Haram’s shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau as he appeares in a new video vowing to fight on, shrugging off an apparent split in the hardline jihadist group blamed for thousands of deaths since 2009.“I… Abubakar Ash-Shakawy (Shekau), the leader of Jama’atu Ahlissunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, made it a duty for myself (to fight) Nigeria and the whole world,” Shekau said in the video released on August 7, 2016, using the group’s name since it declared allegiance to the so-called Islamic State. Vanguard “...

Court frees 475 Boko Haram suspects, okays their rehabilitation

By Ikechukwu NnochiriABUJA – A total of 475 detained Boko Haram suspects, were on Friday, released by the Federal High Court sitting at Wawa Cantonment in Niger State and sent to their state governments for proper rehabilitation. 43 surrendered Boko Haram terrorists moved to de-radicalisation centre The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, who made this disclosure via a statement he issued on Sunday, said the suspects were freed after the prosecution failed to establish any link between them and the Boko Haram sect. He noted that the suspects were arrested and detained on the basis of information that they either belonged to the proscribed terrorist group, or that they concealed vital information that would have helped s...

Breaking: Many killed in Boko Haram suicide bomb blast in Borno

Many people are confirmed dead on Friday night after Boko Haram suicide bombers struck a market in Borno State, newsmen report. Details later

DHQ completes re-orientation of 95 repentant Boko Haram combatants

Maj.-Gen. Bamidede Ashafa, the National Coordinator of Operation Safe Corridor, has said that the programme has concluded the deradicalisation of the first batch of 95 surrendered Boko Haram combatants. Ashafa made the development known in Yola on Thursday when he briefed Gov. Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa on the programme. He said the programme, a multi-agency committee inaugurated in 2015 by the Chief of Defence Staff,  Lt.-Gen. Gabriel Olanishakin, had captured the profiles of the combatants. He said the committee collaborated with National Identity Management Commission and profiled them for future identification. The coordinator said the combatants were given sound medical diagnosis and their DNA obtained. Ashafa said while the Nigerian Prison Service was engaged in ...

Sambisa Forest has become too hot for Boko Haram, says Lai Mohammed

Buhari govt rescues 30,000 people from Book Haram By Joseph Erunke ABUJA-THE federal government said Tuesday that it has secured release of 30,000 people from the grip of Book Haram terrorists in less than three years of its assumption of office. : Minister for Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed briefing journalists on the prosciption of all activities of the Independent People of Biafra at the Presidential villa, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adehsida The government said of the over 200 school girls abducted by the terrorists in the last administration, over 100 have since regained their freedom through its intervention, saying it was working towards seeing the free release of the remaining others. Minister of Information and Culture,Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this in his open...

FG resumes prosecution of Boko Haram suspects

ABUJA—The Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has ordered the resumption of prosecution of suspected Boko Haram insurgents detained in various locations of the country. Justice Binta Nyako and some Boko Haram suspects Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the AGF, Comrade Salihu Othman Isah, who disclosed this in a statement, yesterday, said the second phase of the trial would commence at Kainji detention facility in Niger State today. According to him, the resumption of trial arose from the conclusion of investigation of over 1000 suspects as ordered by the court during its proceedings of October 2017 by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice. He explained that it was expecte...

How UNIMAD lectures, 10 policewomen were released by Boko Haram

Jihadist group Boko Haram has released 13 hostages, including a group of oil explorers and policewomen, that it held captive for more than half a year, the Nigerian presidency said on Saturday. Some of the UNIMAID geologists brought to Maiduguri dead, some still missing The three oil explorers are lecturers from Maiduguri university, in northern Borno state, who were kidnapped while searching for oil in July last year. Their exploration team was ambushed by Boko Haram in an attack that killed at least 69 people, one of the bloodiest assaults of 2017. A group of 10 women were also released, including police officers and civil servants, who were kidnapped near Maiduguri in June. Police initially denied the kidnapping until Boko Haram released a video weeks later showing ...

How many times shall we defeat Boko Haram?

WE need to apply great caution in our attitude to the war on terror. Terrorism being waged by Boko Haram and other Islamist groups in the North East of Nigeria is asymmetrical warfare. There is no formal drawn battle line, and the enemy feels free to attack “soft targets” such as innocent citizens and their property. For conventional armies all over the world, defeating terrorism is never an easy task. It took 25 years for the Sri Lankan authorities to defeat the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, LTTE, in 2006. Since the announcement of that famous victory, calm has returned to that country. That is what “victory” means. But here in Nigeria, the term “victory” has been bastardised on the altar of politics. The Nigerian military under former President Goodluck Jonathan,...

Boko Haram: before we rejoice

By Ochereome Nnanna OVER the past weekend, the Nigerian Army announced it had “completely defeated” Boko Haram, the Islamist insurgents wracking the North East, especially Borno State. Did I hear you say “again?” That was exactly what fell out of my mouth when the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafia Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas, surrounded by his troops, made this announcement that ought to set off celebrations throughout Nigeria. Before I go on, let me reflect briefly on the way an elated Governor of Borno State, His Excellency Kashim Shettima, put it at a Townhall he held for the military and security agencies at the Government House, Maiduguri. He declared: “Interestingly, these accomplishments were made possible by an Igbo from Mbaise, Imo State. The Operat...

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