Tag Archives: Boko Haram

Dapchi Girls abduction: Coalition criticises Yobe Govt

Dapchi Girls abduction: Coalition criticises Yobe Govt

Nigeria’s leading anti-terrorism campaigner, the Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism, CATE, has condemned the recent comment by the Yobe State Government which blamed the recent abduction of School girls in Dapchi, Yobe State on the withdrawal of troops from the area. National President of the group, Comrade Gabriel Onoja in a press statement said it

UK foreign minister asks Buhari govt address Niger Delta issues

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari needs to address grievances in the Delta region where militants have been blowing up oil pipelines in a conflict that has become a “major concern”, a senior British official said on yesterday. The swamps of the southern Delta have been hit by a series of attacks on pipelines and other oil

No credible evidence linking Boko Haram’s weaponry to IS, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday that there was no credible intelligence linking Boko Haram’s source of weaponry to the Islamic State (IS) even as the former had pledged allegiance to the latter. Buhari said this while fielding questions from newsmen at the closing of the second Regional Security Summit in Abuja. The president said

Justice Uwais’ son killed in airstrike that took out ISIS senior leader

Ibrahim Uwais, son of former chief justice of Nigeria, Mohammed Uwais, was allegedly killed in an air strike by US-led coalition forces on a senior ISIS leader in Iraq on May 6, The Cable reports. Ibrahim Uwais, son of former chief justice of Nigeria, has been reported killed in an air strike by US-led coalition

Day after 10hour battle, Boko Haram ambushes Army GOC

Barely 24 hours after the Boko Haram terrorists launched a daring attack on the troops of 113 Battalion at Kareto, Borno State, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu narrowly escaped an ambush by the terrorists in Bama also in Borno State. A statement by Army spokesman, Col

Defence minister contradicts Buhari, says Boko Haram still controls two LGs

The Muhammadu Buhari administration appears to be speaking at cross purposes on the matter of the war on insurgency. With top administration officials including President Buhari himself insisting that the Boko Haram terrorist group was not holding onto any inch of Nigerian territory, Defence Minister, General Dan Ali (rtd), insists that two local governments are

BREAKING: Boko Haram leader finally advises members to surrender (video)

The video shows the leader of the jihadist group, Abubakar Shekau, surrendering and advising followers to follow suit. A video by the Leadership, shows the kingpin, Abubakar Shekau who was rumoured to have been killed, advising his followers to “surrender to save themselves”. Shekau in the video below appeared to have surrendered to constant bombardments