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Police Need N12.7bn To Fight Insurgency, Rebuild Stations

Solomon Arase

The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has said that the Nigeria police need at least N12.7 billion to fight insurgency and rebuild the 56 stations, formations and facilities destroyed by the Boko Haram in the Northeast. Arase said this during an interactive session with the Haliru Jika-led House Committee on ... Read More »

US, UNICEF, P&G To Donate Relief Supplies To IDPs In Borno

IDP camp

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria will, tomorrow, November 27, join the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to donate hygiene products and personal care items provided by Procter & Gamble, a U.S. corporation, to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno State. U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle and Borno State ... Read More »

Defence Minister Assures Nigerians, “Activities Of Boko Haram Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past”

Mansur Dan-Ali

The Minister of Defence, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Mansur Dan Ali (retd.), has re-assured the nation that the activities of Boko Haram insurgents would soon be brought to an end. Delivering an address at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Mando, in Kaduna State after commissioning projects for the Training Command, the minister ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Buratai Seeks Strong Collaboration With DSS, Police, Others


The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, on Tuesday said that in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s December deadline for stamping out Boko Haram, more equipment and troops have been deployed to the Northeast. Addressing officers and men of 130 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Okuku, ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Army Uncovers Smear Campaign Plot, Arrests Two Officers

T.Y Buratai

The Nigerian Army said it has arrested two soldiers with intent to launch a smear campaign against the Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Tukur Buratai and the ongoing war against Boko Haram. The Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said in a statement yesterday that the army is also a prime ... Read More »

Army Arrest Two Officers On Suspicion Of Sabotage


Two army officers have been arrested for acts suspected to be meant to sabotage the military’s fight against terrorism. A statement by Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman titled Alert On Impending Smear Campaign By Some Disgruntled Elements said preliminary indications established that the Nigerian Army and Chief of Army Staff ... Read More »

Seven Killed As Suicide Bomber Attacks IDPs Camp In Borno

suicide bomb vest

A suicide bomber has killed at least seven people in a transit camp in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) sources, the explosive was reportedly detonated by a female suicide bomber evacuated to the capital city alongside other displaced persons from Dikwa local ... Read More »

Military Tactics Alone Cannot End Boko Haram Insurgency – Onaiyekan


The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, at the weekend advised that there must be somebody who can talk to Boko Haram militants. He noted that only military strategy cannot end the crisis. Speaking in Abuja at the 2015 Catholic Television of Nigeria (CTV) dinner with the cardinal said: ... Read More »

Army Arrests Three More Wanted Boko Haram Kingpins In Yobe


The Nigerian Army has arrested three more Boko Haram kingpins declared among the most 100 wanted suspects. The 27 Task Force Brigade Commander, Col. Dahiru Bako, disclosed at a news conference in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital yesterday. He said one of the suspects was arrested in Jakusko while two others ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Chad Yet To Deploy Troops To MNJTF – Defence Chief

Chief of Defence Staff-Gabriel Olonisakin

With the December deadline set by President Muhammadu Buhari for Boko Haram to be wiped out, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Olonisakin, yesterday said Chad was yet to deploy troops in certain areas of operations designated for the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF). The MNJTF is a ... Read More »

Nigerian Air Force Hit “Mass Gathering” Of Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno


The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, on Thursday said the air component operation of “Operation Lafiya Dole” hit a “mass gathering” of Boko Haram terrorists at Wulge area of Borno State. The air component commander of the theatre operation, “Operation Lafiya Dole”, Isiaka Amao, said this while briefing journalists in Maiduguri ... Read More »

Senegal Considers Veil Ban As Boko Haram Fear Escalates


Senegal is considering banning the full-body veil worn by some females in the Muslim-majority country. The proposal by the government in the West African nation comes as Senegalese security services questioned at least six religious leaders over alleged links to armed groups. “The full veil is not a religious affair and ... Read More »

Army, Police Arrest Two More Wanted Suspected Terrorists


Troops of 101 Task Force Battalion, 7 Division Garrison of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday arrested yet another wanted Boko Haram terrorists’ leader, the spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, has said. The suspect, who gave his name as Abubakar Sadiq, works as a guard to one Muhammad Daggash, and ... Read More »

30 Killed, 80 Injured As Blast Hits Yola


No fewer than than 30 people were killed on Tuesday when a bomb blast hit packed crowds in Yola, northeast Nigeria, just days after President Muhammadu Buhari visited and declared that Boko Haram were close to defeat. The explosion happened at about 8:20 pm in the Jambutu area of the ... Read More »

Breaking News: Bomb Blast Hits Yola


A blast has occurred at Kasuwan Gwari along Jimeta bye-pass close to Tipper park, Jambutu, Yola, the Adamawa State capital, believed to have been an improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated by suspected Boko Haram members. According to Vanguard, an eyewitness, said the explosion occurred close to the main vegetable market in ... Read More »

Another Wanted Boko Haram Kingpin Arrested By The Army


Another suspected member of the Islamist sect Boko Haram has been arrested. The suspect identified as Mr John Trankil is one of the 100 most wanted leaders of the group whose photographs were recently published by the Nigerian Army. He was arrested by troops of the 7 Division Garrison of ... Read More »

Troops Arrest Another Terrorist Kingpin, Discover Boko Haram IEDs Factory In Borno


The Nigerian Army said it arrested another suspected Boko Haram terrorist kingpin, Mr John Trankil, at Kasuwar Shanu area of Maiduguri metropolis yesterday. The Media Coordinator, Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Tukur Gusau, said this in a statement in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Monday. “Troops of 7 Division Garrison ... Read More »

ICC Cites Eight War Crimes Against Army, Boko Haram

Boko Haram killed

Indications emerged on Saturday that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is citing the Nigerian Army for two possible war crimes in the ongoing war against Boko Haram. Also cited for six war crimes is the terrorist sect, which has been responsible for over 10,000 deaths and displacement of million others ... Read More »

Military Has Reduced Boko Haram’s Strengths – Atiku


Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said even though there is persistent insecurity in some parts of Nigeria, the military has dealt a devastating blow to the once dreaded Boko Haram sect. Abubakar also said the economic crisis in the country was coming at the worst possible time, but ... Read More »

Planned Boko Haram Attack In Southwestern States “Baseless Rumour” – DHQ

Boko Haram

The Defence Headquarters has dismissed reports that the Boko Haram sect was planning to attack some South-Western states of Nigeria. This is contained in a statement released to newsmen in Abuja on Saturday by the acting Director of Defence Information, Col. Rabe Abubakar. Abubakar said the report was baseless, unfounded ... Read More »