Tag Archives: Boko Haram

President Muhammadu

Buhari condemns Boko Haram attack on Yobe Church

President Muhammadu Buhari has received with sadness, news of the dastardly bomb attack at a church on the outskirts of Potiskum, Yobe State, earlier today. President Buhari deeply regrets the unfortunate loss of lives in the attack and commiserates with all those who lost loved ones in the incident which…

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Boko Haram: Nigerian Army mulls court-martial of more soldiers

Despite convicting dozens of soldiers in the past year to various punishment, including death. for crimes such as mutiny and indiscipline, the Nigerian Army says more soldiers could still be punished. The Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah, on Sunday said the Nigerian Army would continue to set up court-martial…

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HIS  FIRST PLENARY SESSION  AT THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY (10/6/15).

Nigeria will not succumb to terrorism – Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has again expressed concern over mass killings and bombing of churches and mosque by Boko Haram insurgents in the North East. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Turaki Hassan, on Sunday, Mr. Dogara said the motive of the terrorists was…

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Gunmen storm Zamfara communities, kill 30

At least 30 people have been reported dead following fresh attacks by gunmen in Birnin-Magaji local government area of Zamfara, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Chairman of the council, Muhammad Gusami, said on Sunday that the attacks took place in Kokeya and Chigama villages in the area. Mr.…

Nigerian army searching for missing Chibok school girls

Nigerian troops recover vehicle loaded with bomb

The Nigerian military on Saturday said a jeep full of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) was among the weapons recovered by troops conducting cordon and search operations after suicide bomb attacks on Zabarmari Muna, near Maiduguri. The spokesperson for the military, Chris Olukolade, a major general, said the jeep, was recovered…

Willy Obiano, Anambra State Governor

Transfer of Boko Haram Suspects: Anambra governor assures residents of peaceful resolution

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has reassured that he is handling the recent "transfer" of Boko Haram suspects to Ekwulobia prisons in the state, with utmost seriousness. This is contained in a statement signed by James Eze, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, in Awka, on Saturday.…

Boko Haram is suspected in the attack.

INVESTIGATION: How children from rich Nigerian families help finance Boko Haram

On Saturday, 4 October, 2013, Bauchi, capital of Bauchi State, was experiencing an unusually cold weather. At the Old GRA, a suburb of the city, Ismaila Gambo, a 21-year-old with a neatly trimmed beard got up at dawn and headed to a nearby mosque for his morning prayers. He wore…

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Boko Haram: EU condoles with Nigeria over Borno killings

The European Union has sent a message of condolence to Nigeria and the people over Thursday’s killing of over 145 people in the north-eastern state of Borno by the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram. The Nigeria High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the…

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Buhari: We’re winning fight against Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, said Nigeria is progressively winning the war against Boko Haram under the auspices of Multinational Forces with neighbouring countries. The remarks followed Tuesday and Wednesday's attack in Kukawa and Monguno local government areas of Borno State, where at least 145 people were killed by suspected…

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PDP Condemns Borno Attacks

The Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, on behalf of members of the party nationwide has condemned continued terror attacks, particularly the mindless killing of over 145 Nigerians in Borno state on Thursday. The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, on…

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Police confirm 10 dead in Thursday’s multiple blasts in Borno

The Police in Borno on Friday confirmed the killing of at least 10 persons after Thursday's multiple suicide attacks in some parts of the State. Aderemi Opadokun, the Commissioner of Police, confirmed this to journalists in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Mr. Opadokun said the suicide attack occurred at Malari…

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Chad seizes suspected Boko Haram weapons cache in N’Djamena

Chadian security forces, announced that they have seized a large weapon cache including guns, rockets and ammunition in a house in N'Djamena occupied by suspected members of the Boko Haram. The officials said the weapons, buried under the courtyard of the house in the eastern neighbourhood of Guinebor, were destined…

When Boko Haram attack villages, they raze it.

Boko Haram: 145 killed in Borno villages

Boko Haram terrorists have killed at least 145 villagers in Borno state in separate attacks carried out within this week. On Tuesday night, the terrorists launched a nocturnal attack on two sister villages of Mussaram-1 and Mussaram-II in Monguno local government, according to sources, where they rounded up all the…

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Boko Haram kills scores in Borno villages

Boko Haram terrorists have, in separate attacks carried out within this week, killed scores of villagers in Borno state. On Tuesday night, Boko Haram terrorists launched a nocturnal attack on two sister villagers of Mussaram in Monguno local government, according to sources, where they rounded up all the men in…

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria

Boko Haram: Osinbajo visits Adamawa, says insurgents will be defeated

As part of his visit to Boko Haram-ravaged areas, Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday visited at Yola, the Adamawa state capital, where he met with internally displaced persons. The vice president assured the IDPs that the Boko Haram insurgency will come to an end. Mr. Osinbajo was scheduled…

Nigeria's Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, visits Maiduguri

Two suicide bombers kill selves as VP Osinbajo visits Maiduguri

Two suicide bombers, male and female, today blew themselves up outside a village in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, at the time the vice president of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbanjo, was visiting the city, witnesses and security sources said. VP Osibanjo arrived Maiduguri at about 10:45 am. He was in to…

Senator Ali Ndume

Court approves Senate Leader, Ndume’s application to travel for hajj

An Abuja Federal High Court on Tuesday granted an application by the Senate Majority Leader, Ali Ndume, who is charged with links to Boko Haram, to allow him travel to Saudi Arabia for the lesser Hajj. Mr. Ndume was arraigned after he was implicated by a member of the Boko…

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Fola Adeola resigns as deputy chair of Boko Haram victims’ support committee

Fola Adeola, the Deputy Chairman of the committee on the Victims Support Fund has resigned, PREMIUM TIMES has learned. The fund was set by the immediate past administration to pool resources and provide support to victims of Boko Haram insurgency and other similar clashes. Mr. Adeola, a former Vice-Presidential candidate,…

Boko Haram is suspected in the attack.

Suicide bombing kills 11 people in Chad

The Chadian Public Security Minister, Abderahim Hamid, said police raid on suspected members of the Boko Haram sparked a suicide bombing on Monday in N'Djamena that killed six suspects and five police officers. Mr. Hamid said three other police officers were injured in the bombing in N'Djamena. He also said…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari condemns latest Boko Haram attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned in the strongest language the latest terrorist attacks on Borno and Yobe communities by the Boko Haram bandits. In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the president said he was deeply touched by these mindless incidents of…

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Boko Haram: Mubi Poly reopens, begins lectures Monday

The Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State, closed in October, 2014, in the wake of Boko Haram invasion of the town, has re-opened for academic work, the Director of Information and Protocol, Philip Ndalamu, has said. Mr. Ndalamu said this in Yola on Sunday, saying lectures would commence Monday. “We reopened…

Nasir El-Rufai

5 Northern Governors meet on border security

The governors of the five states bordering the Kamuku Forest, where series of criminal activities have sprung for years, have moved to prevent the place from becoming a breeding ground for terrorists. The five governors of Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Zamfara, and Kebbi met in Kaduna on Saturday to brainstorm on…

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15 Boko Haram fighters killed, 20 arrested in Niger

Fifteen Boko Haram fighters were killed and 20 others arrested by the Nigerien Defense and Security Forces (FDS) during clashes that occurred between June 18 to 23 in Niger's Diffa region near the Nigerian border. An official source said Wednesday that following the attack carried out on June 17 in…

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Borno govt. denies appointing Chibok School Principal commissioner

The Borno State government on Thursday denied an online media report that principal of Government Secondary School (GSS) Chibok, Asabe Kwambura, has been appointed a commissioner by Gov. Kashim Shettima. Ms. Kwambura was in charge of the Chibok school in April 14 when Boko Haram stormed the school and abducted…

Barack Obama

U.S. condemns recent Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria

The United States Government has condemned the latest Boko Haram onslaught in North East Nigeria which has led to the death of at least 40 people. In a statement by John Kirby, Department of State Spokesperson, Wednesday, the U.S. government said those responsible for the deaths must be held accountable.…