Tag Archives: Boko Haram

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Boko Haram: Cameroonian authorities shut mosques, Islamic centres

Cameroonian authorities have ordered all mosques and Islamic centres to be shut in northern parts of the country. The decision was said to be part of a set of measures intended to increase security after several terror attacks in the region, triggered by the country's war on Boko Haram. In…

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Boko Haram can no longer confront Nigerian soldiers – Major General

The Boko Haram insurgents can no longer confront Nigerian soldiers in a battle in any part of the country, a senior army official has said. Nasir Muazu, a Major General, stated this in Akure on Saturday at the closing ceremony of the Nigeria Army Inter Brigade Competition. “I just came…

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Governor Geidam condemns Damaturu attack, puts death toll at 19

The Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Geidam, has condemned Saturday’s suicide attack in Damaturu the state capital where a 10-year-old girl blew herself up at the entrance of a Sunday market. The spokesperson of the police in the state, Toyin Gbedegesin, had earlier told reporters that 15 people lost their…

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Scores of Boko Haram insurgents killed on Dikwa-Maiduguri road

Scores of terrorists have been killed on Dikwa-Maiduguri road, PRNigeria, an organisation that circulates statements for Nigerian security agencies, has said. The agency reports that Nigerian troops have increased the tempo of their onslaught against terrorists in the area, killing many. It said this feat was achieved through a combined…

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Buhari embarrassed Nigeria in America, PDP says

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari embarrassed Nigeria by his actions and utterances during his recent four-day state visit to the United States of America. The spokesperson of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, who addressed a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, said Mr. Buhari's…

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UPDATE: How 10-year-old suicide bomber killed 15 people in Damaturu

The police in Yobe have confirmed that the suicide bomber who killed 15 people in an explosion in Damaturu, Yobe State, was about 10 years old. The police spokesperson, Toyin Gbadegeshin, who addressed journalists in Yobe, said the girl detonated the explosive device at the gate of the market, killing…

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Breaking: Suicide bomber kills 14 in Yobe market

A suicide bomber has killed 14 persons and injured at least 47 others after she detonated her Improvised Explosive Vest, IED, at the entrance of a crowded market in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State. A journalist based in the city informed PREMIUM TIMES that the bomber, believed to be…

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Nigerian military “recaptures” Dikwa from Boko Haram

The Nigerian military on Friday recaptured Dikwa town in Borno State following a collaborative effort between the army and the air force, the spokesperson for the air force, Dele Alonge, said. He said a combination of the air force's alpha jet and surveillance aircraft jointly destroyed three ambush points heavily…

Ayo Fayose, Ekiti state governor.

Buhari “selective” in anti-corruption fight — Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption fight as selective. He said on Friday in Ado-Ekiti that the president's decision to restrict his probe to Goodluck Jonathan's administration showed that the fight against corruption would be slanted towards a witch-hunt. The governor's views were contained…

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria

Boko Haram plotting to bomb homes of VIPs, not VP Osinbajo – Presidency

The militant group, Boko Haram, is planning to bomb the homes of VIPs, and not the residence of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the VP’s office said Thursday. The clarification came after media reports quoted the presidency’s initial claim that Mr. Osinbajo’s home was targeted. The vice president’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande,…

FILE PHOTO: An attack on Gombe motor park in October 2014

30 killed in Gombe bomb explosions

By Auwal Umar About 30 people lost their lives and 67 others injured by multiple bomb explosions that occurred at Dadin/Kowa and Dukku motor parks of Gombe State Wednesday, a Red cross official has confirmed. Abubakar Yakubu, who is the Secretary, Red Cross Society , Gombe State, told journalists that…

File Photo: A recent bomb blast in Gombe, at a Bus Station.

BREAKING: Multiple explosions hit Gombe again, many feared dead​

Three explosions have rocked Gombe, the capital of Gombe state, a week after twin blasts killed 50 people at the city's central market. A PREMIUM TIMES correspondent said a high casualty figure was expected in Wednesday's attack. ​ The first two explosions occurred at a busy motor park.​ ​The blasts,…

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Police recover ammunition from insurgents’ wrecked car

The Police Command in Yobe State has recovered “four bombs, two improvised explosives, six mortar bombs, a machine gun and two Ak47 rifles” inside a Toyota Highlander wrecked by insurgents, an official said. The Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Markus Danladi, said this as he displayed the ammunition to journalists…

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Boko Haram leaders can help Nigeria reclaim Chibok girls​ –​ Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday in Washington that the leaders of Boko Haram could help the Nigerian Government reclaim the abducted Chibok girls through negotiations. Mr. Buhari, however, said that the government would have to establish who the real leaders of the sect were before it could enter into…

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai

Boko Haram attacks home of new Army chief, kills 2

Suspected Boko Haram militants burned down houses, including the family home of Nigeria's new army chief, in Buratai, Borno State, on Tuesday. The attack came two days after the chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, vowed to compel the insurgents to beg for peace. Mr. Buratai was not present at…

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No corrupt APC member will escape justice — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday vowed to bring to justice any corrupt Nigerian, whether the offender is a member of his party, All Progressives Congress, or highly placed. The president said this in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. Mr. Buhari said there would be no sacred cows in the…

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Video: Buhari backs talks for girls if Boko Haram ‘can deliver’

In an exclusive interview during his visit to America, Muhammadu Buhari speaks with Christiane Amanpour about terrorism, corruption, and his meetings with Obama. https://youtu.be/fKNE0EMp4-I

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Boko Haram: Nigeria borrows $2.1 bn from World Bank to rebuild North-East

The Federal Government has obtained a $2.1 billion credit from the World Bank to rebuild the North-East zone devastated by the jihadist group, Boko Haram. President Muhammadu Buhari announced this in Washington DC, United States, Wednesday. Mr. Buhari is currently in the U.S. on a four-day official visit where he…

Scene of Nigerian Ground Troops that Recapture Baga (5)

We will make Boko Haram beg for peace – Nigeria’s Army Chief

Nigeria's new Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Sunday said under his command, Boko Haram would either beg for peace or face the wrath of highly motivated and combat ready soldiers.  The Borno State-born Major General, who took over command of the nation's army last week, said he was…

Scene of Nigerian Ground Troops that Recapture Baga (4)

Nigerian soldiers remove bombs from Damaturu-Biu road

The Nigerian military announced on Sunday that it has cleared Damaturu-Biu road of mines and explosive devices. Sani Usman, the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, in a statement said the road was cleared by a team of Nigerian Army Special Forces, Explosives Ordinance Devices with support from Nigeria Police…

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Boko Haram: IBB, Abubakar drum support for Buhari

Two former Heads of State, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Friday urged Nigerians to support the government in its efforts to win the war against insurgents. The two former leaders made the call after joining others to perform the two Rakaah Eid-el-Fitri prayers at the Minna Eid-el ground. Mr.…

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“Jonathan squandered PDP’s fortune” – former Senator, Abba-Aji

Muhammed Abba-Aji, who once served as an adviser on National Assembly matters to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says he has left the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because the former president squandered the fortune of the former ruling party. Mr. Abba-Aji, who formally joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in…

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Over 40 people die in twin blast in Gombe — Witnesses

Auwal Umar Over 40 people were killed and many injured at Gombe central market following a twin bomb blast in on Thursday evening. A witness, Babangida Adamu, told PREMIUM TIMES that the thunderous blasts caused several traders to scamper for safety. He said the number of dead bodies he saw…

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Blasts rock Gombe market​

Two bomb blasts have occurred inside Gombe main market, popularly known as "Babban Layi". A witness informed PREMIUM TIMES that the blasts went off simultaneously at about 5:30 pm. He also said high casualty figure wa​s ​expected because the market was full with shoppers preparing for Eid El Fitr Sallah…

From Left: Chief Of Air Staff, Avm Sadique Abubakar; Chief Of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Iba; Chief Of Defence Staff, Maj.-Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief Of Defence Intelligence, Avm Morgan Riku And The National Security Adviser (NSA), Retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Mongunu, During Their Meeting With President Muhammadu Buhari At The Presidential Villa In Abuja On Monday

Nigerians urge service chiefs to end insurgency

As Nigeria battles insecurity arising mainly from insurgency, some Nigerians in Lagos have urged the newly appointed service chiefs to justify their appointments by ensuring adequate security of lives and property. The Lagos residents, including security experts, said on Thursday that the service chiefs should jointly rid the country of…