Boko Haram

US To Support Boko Haram FIght With N1bn

The US says it will support a Multi-national Joint Task Force (MNJTF) being set up to fight Islamist group Boko Haram with $5 million (N994,749,874). According to US official Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Boko Haram “was not just a Nigerian problem”. Read more

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Troops Battle Boko Haram In Sambisa, Alagarno

Fighting is still going on in the Boko Haram camps in Sambisa Forest and Alagarno, LEADERSHIP learnt yesterday. A source close to the military told LEADERSHIP that the operation to completely rid the areas of any traces of the insurgents was still going on in those places and that there was a heavy exchange of gunfire. Read more

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Boko Haram gains new power by aligning with ISIS, say experts

By joining ISIS, Nigerian-based Islamic terror group Boko Haram has likely gained unprecedented power, resources and reach, according to intelligence experts. Boko Haram, which has driven some 3 million people from their homes in northeast Africa over the last five years, Read more

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850 Nigerian soldiers attacked by suspected Boko Haram insurgents

No fewer than 850 soldiers selected for a counter-terrorism course at the Nigerian Army Training Centre in Kontagora, Niger State escaped death miraculously on Sunday when they were ambushed by suspected members of Boko Haram militants. Four of them were however injured in the attack that occurred between Okene and Lokoja, Kogi State on Sunday night. Read more

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Boko Haram Captures Bara, Banki Towns In Yobe, Borno

Boko Haram terrorists have stormed an unguarded Bara town in Yobe and Banki town in Borno states without firing a shot; they seized and controlled the territory. Residents of the seized Banki town told the Hausa service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that no one was harmed in the takeover but everybody fled the troubled areas to Maiduguri and the neighbouring Cameroon. Read more

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Boko Haram Sponsor: Ihejirika, El-Rufai trade accusations

FORMER Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Minister, Malam Nasir El-Rufai and  immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd), Thursday, accused each other of sponsoring the deadly Boko Haram sect that has been terrorising many parts of northern Nigeria since 2011 with over 5000 people killed. El-Rufai kick-started the accusations on his Facebook page with a post that read: “Breaking News: Sheriff and Ihejirika Just Named

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Boko Haram: Soldiers disobey deployment order

A group of soldiers in the North East has been reported to be refusing to fight Boko Haram insurgents until they are better equipped. One of the soldiers, who requested anonymity, told the BBC that at least 40 of his colleagues would refuse orders to deploy. Wives of some soldiers recently demonstrated at the army barracks in Borno State to protest deployment of their husbands to fight the terrorists because, according to them, the Boko Haram group

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50 B/Haram, 30 soldiers killed in Pilka, Gwoza in one week

  No fewer than 50 Boko Haram members and over 30 soldiers were feared killed in an encounter around Pilka, Kirawa and Gwoza communities of Borno State in the last one week, reliable security source has confirmed. It will be recalled that following the military take-over of Damboa Council Headquarters which was captured by terrorists, suspected Boko Haram gunmen in their hundreds escaped from Damboa and Sambisa Forest where they invaded and

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Many killed as terrorists raze police station, churches, others in Maiduguri

MAIDUGURI — Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram sect members, yesterday, attacked the border town of Gwoza at dawn; setting ablaze the Divisional Police Station, council secretariat complex and other buildings. Continue Reading

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Troops kill 44 in raid on Boko Haram hideout

Troops have taken the battle to Boko Haram insurgents, destroying their bases in Balmo Forest, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said yesterday. Balmo is on the fringes of Sambisa Forest where over 200 Chibok girls are believed to be in captivity. The military also confirmed that 44 insurgents were killed in encounters with troops in Kerenoa. The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, in a statement in Abuja, said the encounters

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