Tag Archives: Boko Haram

Sanomi

Help comes for Ali Ahmadu, 6-year-old Chibok boy run over by Boko Haram

The Dickens Sanomi Foundation, DSF has offered to pay the $48,000 (about N14.6million) medical bill for Ali Ahmadu, a six-year-old boy from Borno State, who was run over by Boko Haram terrorists during their invasion of Chibok village three years ago. The offer would enable young Ahmadu travel to Dubai,…

A page of a diary kept by girls abducted from Chibok by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria are shown in this photo taken on August 16, 2017. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Chibok girls say kidnap by Boko Haram was ‘accidental’

The mass abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls from Chibok - the biggest publicity coup of Boko Haram's jihadist insurgency - was the accidental outcome of a botched robbery, say the girls who spent three years in their brutal captivity. The Chibok girls made the surprise revelation in secret…

Boko Haram militants [Photo: Independent.ie]

Boko Haram kills three Borno farmers, kidnaps one

Boko Haram insurgents have killed three farmers and abducted one at the Moloi area of Maiduguri. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident occurred on Tuesday when the insurgents attacked the farmers at a farm some few kilometres away from the village. A witness, Ali Alhaji, said that…

Lagos state on map

Lagos second least liveable city in the world — Report

Lagos is the least liveable city in the world after Damascus, a city in war-torn Syria, an annual survey has shown. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2017 Global Liveability Report, a decade of declines in the ease of living has now stabilised, although a number of cities have suffered…

PIC. 1.  MEN OF THE 115 TASK FORCE  THAT  RECAPTURED MUBI FROM INSURGENTS 

AT THEIR BASE IN MUBI, ADAMAWA STATE ON MONDAY (8/12/14)
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Nigerian soldiers ambush Boko Haram, kill 10 -‎ Official

At least 10 Boko Haram fighters were on Tuesday killed by soldiers of the Nigeria military during an ambush at a village near Maiduguri, Borno State, an official has said. According to the deputy director Army Public Relations at the 8 Task Force Division, Timothy Antigha, the operation was carried…

Bomb Blast in Maiduguri

Death toll rises in Konduga Borno suicide attack

No fewer than 45 of 82 victims of Tuesday’s market suicide bomb attack in Konduga, Borno State, have been transferred from General Hospital, Konduga, to State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri, authorities said. A doctor at the general hospital, who pleaded anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Wednesday that…

Adamawa on map

Hunters foil attack on Adamawa villages, kill Boko Haram commander

Local hunters said on Wednesday that they killed a Boko Haram leader and foiled attacks on two villages in Adamawa State. The hunters foiled the Tuesday night attacks by the insurgents on Bakin Dutse and Gadamayo villages in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State. According to local officials, the…

A cross-section of the newly introduced Mobile Strike Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, during their inauguration at Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri on Tuesday (15/8/17). The unit is one of the new approaches evolved to enhance military operations in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents in the North-East. 
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Nigerian Army launches special Mobile Strike Force to crush Boko Haram

In a renewed onslaught against Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east, the Nigerian Army has inaugurated a special mobile strike force. The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Ibrahim Attahiru, made the announcement on Tuesday at the inauguration of the force at Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri. He said the special strike force…

Adamawa on map

Many feared killed as Boko Haram attacks two Adamawa communities

Suspected members of the Boko Haram on Monday night attacked two Adamawa communities. Residents fled as the terrorists attacked Nyibango and Muduhu, both in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa. The attacks come a few days after a similar incident in a neighbouring Mildu village in the same local government. At least…

PIC.4. WOMEN FLEEING MAIRI VILLAGE IN KONDUGA LGA OF BORNO ON SUNDAY (7/2/16), AFTER 

FRIDAY’S BOKO HARAM ATTACK ON THE COMMUNITY.
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Boko Haram carries out ‘two-hour’ attack on Borno community, kills four – Witness

No fewer than four persons were killed in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Wanori-Amarwa community of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident occurred on Saturday at about 11:00 p.m. at a village along Maiduguri-Konduga Road. A witness, Idrissa Musa,…

IDP Camp

121 Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram return from Cameroon

The National Management Emergency Agency, NEMA, on Sunday said it had evacuated 121 displaced Nigerians from Cameroon. The Information Officer, NEMA North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said in a statement that the displaced persons were evacuated to Maiduguri. Mr. Ibrahim said that the displaced persons fled their homes in the wake of…

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar

Atiku begs rich Nigerians to help out-of-school children

Former Vice President and founder of American University of Nigeria (AUN) Yola, Atiku Abubakar, has made a passionate plea to Nigerians of means to support charity and humanitarian causes that will help in giving formal education to children who are out of school in the country.   Atiku Abubakar in…

SSS operatives

SSS claims arrest of 18 suspected kidnappers, top Boko Haram commander

The State Security Service (SSS) said it had arrested 18 suspected members of notorious kidnap gangs operating across the country. The suspects include: Haliru Hassan, Usman Abdulkadir, Yusuf Saidu, Abubakar Shuiabu, Abubakar Suleiman, Uzairu Bawa and Sani Abubakar. A statement by an operative of the service, Tony Opuiyo, said the…

Nigerian Army

Tension in Maiduguri as soldiers search UN building for arms

Residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, woke up to a disturbing news about soldiers invading a United Nations building. The soldiers, according to PREMIUM TIMES checks, were there in search of arms that were allegedly smuggled into the building by UN officials. The building invaded by the soldiers is…

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai [Photo credit: Naij.com]

Economic impact of Boko Haram in Nigeria’s North East now $9billion — Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, says the economic impact of Boko Haram activities in the North East is estimated at $9 billion (N274.5b). Mr. Buratai, represented by Peter Dauke (major general), General Officer Commanding, 81 Division, Lagos, made the assertion on Thursday at the first annual conference of…

Another non-functional hospital overgrown with weed

Boko Haram destroyed 267 hospitals, clinics in Borno – Commissioner

At least 267 hospitals and primary healthcare centres were destroyed in Borno State by Boko Haram, the state commissioner of Health, Haruna Mshellia, has revealed. The destruction affects 248 primary health care centres and 19 general hospitals, he said. The state has 48 general hospitals of which most are in…

Adamawa on map

Many feared killed, 60 homes burnt in fresh Adamawa attack

Many people were feared dead on Thursday in a fresh attack by Boko Haram Islamists in Ghumbili community in the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa. The attack comes a few days after a similar incident in a neighbouring village in the Local Government, known as Mildu, where seven people…

Cross section of IDPs

UN Security Council calls for disbursement of Oslo fund to Nigeria, others

The UN Security Council on Wednesday called for the disbursement of the funds pledged for the North-east Nigeria at the Oslo Conference on Boko Haram in February. The 15-member council, in a statement, expressed grave concern about the threat of famine facing some 20 million people in conflict-affected North-east Nigeria, Yemen,…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

APC Chairman Oyegun condemns hate speeches, blames losing politicians

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, has described perpetrators of hate-speeches, images and songs as worse than Boko Haram. He said "disgruntled elements out to destroy democracy" in Nigeria over the outcome of the last general elections were responsible for the development and called…

IDP Camp

Boko Haram: 56, 000 orphans register for new Borno mega schools

At least 56, 000 children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency have been registered for enrollment in 20 mega schools the Borno State government is building, officials have said. The government said the children would remain under its care even after other displaced persons might have returned to their communities.…

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Boko Haram: Northern governors donate N360 million to Borno, ECOWAS $1 million

Some governors of northern states on Tuesday paid a visit to the war-ravaged Borno State where they donated N360 million towards addressing the humanitarian challenges in the state. Governors Aminu Masari of Katsina, ‎Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto and Bindow Jibrilla of Adamawa arrived Maiduguri on a…

IDPs

Boko Haram destroyed one million houses, 5,000 classrooms, N1.9 trillion properties in Borno – Official

The Borno Government on Tuesday said about 1 million houses and public structures were destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in the 27 local government areas of the state. The insurgents also destroyed properties worth over N1.9 trillion in the past six years. Yerima Saleh, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Rehabilitation,…

Boko Haram militants [Photo: Independent.ie]

Boko Haram kills 31 fishermen in Lake Chad

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno on Tuesday confirmed that Boko Haram insurgents had killed 31 fishermen at Baga in Kukawa Local Government Area of the state. Mr. Shettima made the confirmation at the presentation of relief materials donated to the state by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS,…

Boko Haram militants [Photo: Independent.ie]

Two soldiers, 13 Boko Haram members die in battles in Adamawa, Borno – Nigerian Army

Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole neutralised over 13 terrorists on Saturday in various areas in Borno and Adamawa during clearance operations. The army spokesman, Sani Usman, who confirmed this in a statement, said 12 were neutralised when the troops laid ambushed for them at Miyanti-Banki junction in Borno and…

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Soldiers kill two Boko Haram members – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it killed two suspected Boko Haram terrorists in an ambush along Alagarno forest axis in Borno. The Army Director of Public Relations, Sani Usman, disclosed this in a statement. Mr. Usman, a brigadier general, said that the operation was carried out by troops of…