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DSS Arrests 14-Year-Old Boko Haram Spy At Abuja Airport


The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested a fourteen-year-old boy, Sulaiymon Abdulraman alias Sunday Ajayi, who was working for the Boko Haram sect at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The suspect, a native of Kogi State, was arrested by the DSS in liaison with Aviation Security while controlling ... Read More »

Troops Uncover Major Bomb-making Factory, Arrest Terrorist Leader, Two Others

Boko Haram

Troops of the 25 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian Army have uncovered a major bomb-making factory and arrested a terrorist leader and two others, the Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, has said. Usman, a colonel, described the finding as “an unprecedented feat” in the fight against the extremist ... Read More »

Buhari Commends Military Over Boko Haram Fight


President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigerian military for the increased attack on Boko Haram insurgents. He urged them to maintain the momentum until they are totally defeated and the North-East liberated. President Buhari commended the military when Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Alhaji Ismaila Aliyu, and his team, paid the ... Read More »

We’ll Meet Buhari’s Deadline On Ending B/Haram Insurgency –DHQ

Rabe Abubakar

The Defense Headquarters (DHQ) yesterday assured Nigerians that the military will attain the December deadline given by President Muhammadu Buhari for ending Boko Haram insurgency in the country. The DHQ spokesman, Colonel Rabe Abubakar gave the assurance when he held a meeting with the editorial team of Media Trust Limited, ... Read More »

500 Days: Ambode Optimistic About Safe Return Of Abducted Chibok Girls


Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has expressed optimism that the search for the over 200 Chibok school girls kidnapped on April 14, 2014 will end in the safe return of the girls back home. Speaking when members of the Bring Back Our Girls Campaign Group, under the auspices of the ... Read More »

Southern Leaders Decry Buhari’s Lopsided Appointments, Increasing Insurgency

Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly

Eminent leaders from the southern part of the country under the auspices of Southern Nigeria Peoples Assembly (SNPA) yesterday faulted appointments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing them as lopsided. They also lamented the rising activities of Boko Haram terrorists. The leaders, who complained about what they called ... Read More »

Army Arrests Impostors, Boko Haram Fuel Supplier In Maiduguri


The 7-Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, in Borno State, yesterday said it arrested some impostors and a man who supplies petrol to Boko Haram insurgents in their hideouts. A statement signed on behalf of the Nigerian Army by Colonel Tukur Gusau, said the Division arrested Alhaji Baba of Gwange ... Read More »

Nigeria, Benin Republic Agree To Strengthen Security Cooperation

Boni Yayi and Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria and Benin Republic on Tuesday in Abuja agreed to contribute toward strengthening security in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram. President Muhammadu Buhari said at a joint press briefing after a closed door meeting with President Boni Yayi of Benin Republic that they discussed economic cooperation between the two ... Read More »

Olonisakin, Other Regional Military Chiefs Meet In Chad To Deploy 8,700 Soldiers To Fight Boko Haram


Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin has visited Chad Republic where he joined other regional military chiefs to deliberate on agreement to accelerate the deployment of the 8,700 strong Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to end Boko Haram insurgency in the region. The Chiefs of Defence Staff from the ... Read More »

FG Promises To Complete Bombed UN Building In Six Months

UN Building

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory, Engr. John Chukwu, today assured the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Mr. Ban ki-Moon, on Federal Government’s commitment to the completion of the UN building that was bombed in August 2011. Chukwu gave the assurance after laying of wreath in honour of the ... Read More »

Service Chiefs Leading Troops To Battle Against Boko Haram Biggest Morale Booster – APC


The All Progressives Congress has hailed the Service Chiefs for showing what it described as leadership by example by ‘personally’ leading the ongoing “stepped-up fight” against Boko Haram. The governing party viewed the development as a breath of fresh air in the counter-insurgency battle. The party said this in a ... Read More »

UN Calls For Release Of Chibok Girls


The United Nations (UN) has called for the unconditional release of the abducted Chibok girls 500 days after they were kidnapped from their school by Islamist sect Boko Haram. The girls were abducted from their school in Chibok community, Borno State on April 14, 2014. Addressing State House Correspondent after ... Read More »

UN Sec-Gen. Demands Unconditional Release Of Chibok Girls

Ban Ki-Moon-Buhari

The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, on Monday demanded the unconditional release of the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls abducted in Borno State April 2014 and other abductees of the Boko Haram sect. Ban Ki-Moon made the call while addressing State House correspondents shortly after holding a closed door meeting ... Read More »

Boko Haram Has Been Reduced To A Bunch Of Marauders, Says Army General


The former Commander, Army Corps of Engineers, Major General Sarduarna Davies, has said that the Nigerian Army has reduced Boko Haram to a group of wanderers and bandits. He made the assertion at the corps headquarters in Bonny Camp, Lagos, while handing over to his successor, Major General Edmund Obi ... Read More »

Chief Of Air Staff Coordinates Air Strike Against Boko Haram Transport Trucks


Two trailers suspected to be carrying logistics support to members of the Boko Haram Terrorist sect have been intercepted and destroyed by the Nigerian Air Force. An Augusta helicopter of the Nigerian Air Force, which was on an armed reconnaissance mission around the Nigeria-Cameroon border, carried out the strike. According ... Read More »

Soldiers Storm Kaduna Govt House To Protest Sack


A group of sacked soldiers facing disciplinary action by the Nigerian Army for abandoning the battlefront in the Northeast, on Friday besieged the Kaduna State Government House to protest what they described as unfair treatment meted against them by the army authorities. The soldiers, who stormed the Government House at ... Read More »

Chief Of Army Staff Urge Nigerians To Support Fight Against Boko Haram By Offering Information

TY Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has solicited for the cooperation of all Borno residents and citizens of Nigeria in ending Boko Haram insurgency by providing credible information on the “hideouts and modus operandi” of the terrorists. According to him, the sect members have refused peace to reign ... Read More »

Boko Haram Landmines Kill 2 Soldiers As Army Liberate Borno Town


The Nigerian Military has liberated Gudumbali town in Guzamala local government area of Borno State from Islamist sect Boko Haram. According to a statement released on Friday in Abuja by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, the attack on the town was carried out by troops of ... Read More »

Troops Rid More Town Of Boko Haram In Borno


The Nigeria Army has said troops of the 7 brigade on operation Zaman-Lafiya Dole in the northeastern part of the country have cleared Gudumbali town in Borno state of Boko Haram terrorists. The army spokesperson, Col. Sani Usman, in a statement Friday, said the troops on continued offensive operations, entered ... Read More »

Nigeria Working To End Boko Haram Insurgency As Soon As Possible – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is convinced that the end of the Boko Haram insurgency was in sight as Nigeria and her allies intensify the war against the terrorist group. Speaking in Abuja on Thursday at an audience with Mr Mousa Faki Mahamat, Chadian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special ... Read More »