Borno: Boko Haram terrorists kills 12, abduct one

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists in military uniform have killed 12 persons and abducted one, in Gatamarwa and Tsiha communities, situated in Chibok local government area of Borno State. The latest attack came barely two weeks after the insurgents perpetrated a similar attack in Chibok, where they killed two persons and looted food stuff in some houses before settling them ablaze. The Police Public Relations officer, Borno State command, ASP Nahum Daso Kenneth, confirmed the attack saying 12 corpses were recovered. According to him, “The gunmen shot sporadically at the people in…

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FG resumes trial of suspected Boko Haram members

The Federal Government, yesterday, resumed the trial of suspected Boko Haram suspects. The trial is held at the ‘Kainji Prosecution Project Phase IV’, in Niger State. Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, (SAN), while speaking at the opening of the court session in Niger yesterday, said the first phase commenced in 2017, adding that the FG in the 2017 trial secured a total of 366 convictions, while 896 others were discharged for lack of evidence. Fagbemi also said 61 other cases were subsequently adjourned for…

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‘Nigeria faces relentless Boko Haram, ISIS attacks’ – US report

Nigeria faced persistent terrorism attacks in 2022, the U.S. Department of States has said in its latest 2022 Country Reports on Terrorism, (CRT). The report highlights the relentless attacks conducted by ISIS-West Africa (ISIS-WA), Boko Haram and Ansaru across the northern and central regions of Nigeria in 2022. The CRT report stated that, “ISIS-West Africa (ISIS-WA), Boko Haram and Ansaru continued attacks against Nigerian government and security forces and civilians across the northern and central regions of Nigeria, resulting in deaths, injuries, abductions, and the destruction of property. “As the…

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Borno: Boko Haram beheads 11 loggers 

No fewer than 11 loggers have been reportedly beheaded by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa local government area of Borno State. It was learnt that the incident occurred on Monday, near Bale, a remote village in Damboa lga. According to local vigilante sources, the bodies of the victims were recovered at the scene around 5 pm. He said, “Yes, six persons were recovered from the scene yesterday’s (Monday) evening and they were dismembered. They were found in a pool of blood, because all parts of their bodies were cut…

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Boko Haram top Commander, Abu Asad, eliminated in NAF airstrikes 

In a resounding victory for ‘Operation Hadin Kai’’s Air Component, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) executed a devastating air strike on a gathering of terrorists in a remote location within the Mandara Mountains killing a key terrorist figure, Abu Asad. The precision strikes according to the NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, targeted three zinc-roofed structures nestled among numerous trees, where over 100 heavily-armed terrorists had congregated, seemingly preparing for a significant offensive or a high-level meeting. The terrorists were observed engaging in lively discussions…

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Just In! Boko Haram ambushes Gov Buni’s escorts, kills police officer

Boko Haram ambushes Gov Buni s escorts kills police officer  Suspected Boko Haram fighters ambushed the security escorts of Governor Mai Mala Buni, of Yobe state, on Saturday, killing one policeman and injuring six others. The attack occurred along Jakana-Mainok expressway in Borno State. The security team had reportedly escorted the governor to Maiduguri for the 24th Convocation ceremony of University of Maiduguri, where Vice-President Kashim Shettima was conferred with a honorary doctorate degree. While the team returned to Yobe, Buni was said to have stayed behind in Maiduguri ahead…

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Borno: Over 60 Boko Haram, ISWAP fighters killed in fresh infighting

Scores of fighters from Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) groups have been reportedly killed during a renewed infighting in Borno. According to a counter-insurgency publication focused on the Lake Chad region, ‘Zagazola Makama’, some field commanders from both groups were killed during a heavy fight at Tumbum Ali Island, in Marte LGA around 2 p.m. yesterday. The publication said the fight was in retaliation for the massive killing of ISWAP fighters by the Bakura Buduma-led faction of Boko Haram after seizing most of their hideouts.…

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Borno: Again, Boko Haram slaughters 13 farmers

No fewer than 13 farmers have been killed while several others are missing, as suspected Boko Haram insurgents reportedly attacked rice farmers on their farms in Mafa local government area of Borno State on Sunday evening. It was gathered that the insurgents stormed rice fields and rounded up the farmers, who were harvesting their farm produce in Karkut and Koshebe general area, Mafa LGA, slaughtering them with knives. According to Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) sources, 13 dead bodies have been recovered, as search for missing people continues. A source…

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Insurgency: “Boko Haram may wipe Nigeria off the map” – Gov. Zulum raises alarm

Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has raised the alarm that the Boko Haram insurgency is threatening to consume the nation if the humanitarian crisis in the North-East region is not contained. The Governor stated this on Monday, while hosting the reconstituted management board of the North-East Development Commission, (NEDC), at the council chambers of the Borno State Government House in Maiduguri, the State capital. According to him, the continuous existence of Internally-Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in local government areas of the State is a potential time bomb, as they…

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“You’re not complete until you kill Boko Haram terrorists” – CDS tells troops

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Christopher Musa, has issued a directive to the Nigerian Army troops, emphasising the importance of actively seeking and eliminating Boko Haram terrorists before they threaten Nigerians. Musa conveyed this directive to the troops of ‘Operation Haɗin Kai’ during a gathering at the Maimalari cantonment, in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. He further urged the troops to engage with the insurgents pro-actively and not merely be present in the theatre of operations. Musa highlighted that a soldier who completes their duty without killing at…

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