Showing posts with label Boko Haram. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Boko Haram. Show all posts

Monday, October 6, 2014

Nigeria Deserves Explanation From France On Terrorism, Nigerian Civil War, Bakassi Dispute, Oil Theft & B'Haram

Nigeria Deserves Explanation From France On Terrorism Due To Its Involvement In The Nigerian Civil War, The Bakassi Dispute, Oil Theft And Recently The Translation Of Boko Haram Video By The French Media

by Musa BelloENDS
On 30th May 1967, after months of tensions in Nigeria, a separatist group dominated by (one of the country’s three major ethnicities based primarily in the eastern region), declared its secession from the state of Nigeria and established the independent Republic of Biafra. The refusal of the Nigerian government to recognize Biafra’s independence marked the beginning of a civil war that would last until January 1970.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

3 Boko Haram members sentenced to 25 years each

The Federal High Court in Lagos today Tuesday September 30th sentenced 3 Boko Haram members to 25 years imprisonment each, The Nation reports.

However, journalists were not allowed to cover the judgment. Only lawyers in the prosecution and defence teams were allowed in court.A source, who witnessed the verdict, but craved anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter, told reporters that the fourth defendant was acquitted.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Boko Haram looting our armoury – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has said that it was aware that members of the outlawed Islamist sect, Boko Haram, were in the habit of looting its armoury. The military authorities stated that they were making efforts to secure all armouries in its various formations across the country.
Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, made the disclosure during his first real-time Twitter chat which held on Sunday night.

I'll Crush Boko Haram — Jonathan

PRESIDENT Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, yesterday, at the South-south Unity Party of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), held in Benin-City, vowed that his administration will crush Boko Haram exactly the way it fought Ebola virus disease.

The President also boasted that the PDP will recapture Rivers and Edo states in 2015 and 2016, insisting that the entire South-south must return to the PDP as it were in 1999.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Boko Haram: Scores Killed As Members Fight for Leadership

There seems to be trouble in the camp of the Boko Haram as they have turned the gun on themselves over succession

Reports emanating from the camp of the dreaded Islamist insurgent sect, Boko Haram, has it that there is serious infighting amongst members over who should take over the leadership position of the group with the apparent death of the leader, Abubakar Shekau, in the fierce gun battle that ensued between the terrorists and the Nigerian Military in Konduga, Borno State, with scores killed in the process.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Boko Haram killed 13,000 Nigerians In Five Years - President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan says the Boko Haram sect has murdered no fewer than 13,000 Nigerians. Describing the trend as “unacceptable,” he challenged the international community to put in more efforts to stop the global menace of terrorism. Speaking at a high level meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York, United States of America, Jonathan said terrorism has had destructive effects on the country in the past five years.

FG to rehabilitate surrendered Boko Haram members [Photo]

Days after over 160 Boko Haram members surrendered to the Nigerian Army, the Federal Government  said it will soon begin the process of rehabilitating and re-radicalising them.
According to The Nation,Coordinator of the National Information Centre Mr. Mike Omeri,told reporters 
"Efforts are ongoing to rehabilitate and re-radicalise the Boko Haram members, who have surrendered their arms in the last one week. Religious leaders, indigenes and the school system will be involved in the rehabilitation....(continue)....The Federal Government has a zero tolerance for terrorism. The armed forces will remain strong, undaunted and motivated in the performance of their duties.Nigerians are advised to support the fight, it will not last forever and I believe it will soon end.”

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

10 more Boko Haram commanders surrender and how Shekau was killed —Military

ANOTHER set of 10 terrorists, on Monday, surrendered to the Nigerian troops at Kawuri, Borno State, with their catche of arms and ammunition.
According to a statement on the Twitter handle of the Defence Headquarters, operations were ongoing in Konduga and its environs.

#FreeOurSoldiers: We'll name Boko Haram collaborators in military hierarchy if...

Aggrieved soldiers warn

JUNIOR officers of the Nigerian Army have threatened to expose senior military officers who collaborate with the Boko Haram insurgents in protest of the death sentence passed on their colleagues  by the military martial court that tried them for mutiny.  
According to our source, Nigerian soldiers are fiercely proud of their exploits and anything that makes them lose face must be dealt with squarely. This according to him was responsible for the alleged mutiny which led to the court marshalling of some of their colleagues. Our source, a serving soldier who pleaded anonymity said that the unfortunate uprising leading to the attack on the vehicle of the General Officer Commanding the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army, General Ahmed Mohammed was as a result of poor tactics in the field.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Photos: Ten members of Boko Haram surrender to Nigerian troops

 10 Boko Haram members surrendered to Nigerian troops yesterday September 21st at Kawuri in Borno state, just a day after 5 members surrendered. Many weapons were recovered from the terrorists. 

Defence HQ denies Cameroon military's claim in recent fights against Boko Haram

The Defence Headquarters has denied claims by Cameroonian military to be mixed up in fight Boko Haram recently, especially in Konduga Borno state in which a major victory contrary to the sect group was recorded. In line with the Nigerian Defence, all fights against Boko Haram in Kondura and other border towns were carried out by Nigerian troops.

The Cameroonian military had earlier in a statement claimed to have killed the person considered to be the impersonator late leader of the sect group, Abubakar Shekau.

Boko Haram Agrees To Release 219 Chibok Girls in Swap Deal

TheNation reports that the two parties have asked their representatives to go back to their leaders on the new swap deal proposal.

Prior to the latest agreement at the talks in Abuja, which was witnessed by some officials of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Boko Haram had insisted on a piecemeal release 
of the girls, with priority given to 30 married Christians among them. The Federal Government also offered to release six of the 18 sect leaders in detention.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Boko Haram: Shekau impersonator killed by Nigerian troops?

The Nigerian military may have recorded a major victory in the war against Boko Haram as the man suspected to be mimicking late Abubakar Shekau in recent videos from the sect, may have been killed during the September 17th battle in Konduga, Borno state.

A senior military source said "it is getting more certain that the terrorists' commander who has been mimicking Shekau in those videos is the one killed in Konduga on September 17."

Sources at the image making company of the Nigerian government, PRNigeria, say the death of the man believed to be the leader of the group is responsible for the scattering of the sect members in different independent locations in neighboring countries.

Friday, September 19, 2014

War on Boko Haram: Things’ll Change By Next Month — Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan promised yesterday that by next month, the security challenge posed by members of the Boko Haram sect who have engaged in massive killing and wanton destruction of property would change drastically. This is just as the troops have killed 60 of the insurgents.

Speaking yesterday at the 66th National Executive Committee, NEC of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, President Jonathan who admitted that the nation’s greatest challenge was that of insecurity, stressed that what obtains presently in Nigeria has gone beyond terror, but plans to secede where members of Boko Haram want to install their own leadership.

Boko Haram: Jonathan, Northern Traditional Rulers Meet Behind Closed Doors

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday night met with traditional rulers from the North led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III, to discuss ways of ending the spate of killings in the region. The meeting which started at about by 9:25pm and took place at the First Lady’s Conference Room, also had in attendance the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, Minister of Information, Labaran Maku and other Presidential aides. Northern traditional rulers had on Wednesday met in Kaduna to discuss the Boko Haram crises and the economic in the North.

Very graphic: See pics of Boko Haram militants killed by Nigerian troops

Just received these exclusive but very graphic photos of Boko Haram members killed by the Nigerian troops at Konduga in Borno this week. The pic above is the newest CS/VP3 MRAP which was recently purchased. It aided in the victory of the soldiers within the insurgents. 
but warning biko, it's super graphic...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Again, Troops Wipe Out Scores Of Boko Haram Fighters In Konduga

Ngerian military appears to have finally recreated themselves and are daily dealing heavy blows on Boko haram terrorists operating in the North East parts of Nigeria.

Recent recovered ammunition by Nigerian troops in Konduga

Monday, September 15, 2014

War on Terror: Boko Haram ambushes soldiers in Kogi

About 850 soldiers shortlisted for a counter-terrorism course at the Nigerian Army Training Centre in Kontagora, Niger State narrowly escaped death when they were ambushed by suspected members of the outlawed Boko Haram islamist sect.

 Four of them were however seriously injured in the incident which took place at a location between Okene and Lokoja, Kogi State on Sunday night. A security source said on Monday that the soldiers were men of the 322 Artillery Battalion, and the Fourth Brigade Garrison, Ekeunwa, Benin in Edo State. The PUNCH learnt that the 850 soldiers were expected to give fillip to the ongoing counter-terrorism operation in Borno and Adamawa states on completion of the counter- insurgency course.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

After 150 Days: Boko Haram ‘Agrees To Release Some Chibok Girls’

According to reports, the Boko Haram sect has agreed to release some of the abducted girls on one condition The Nation Newspaper reports that Boko Haram has agreed to release some of the abducted 219 Chibok girls after a secret negotiation between a government delegation and a Boko Haram commander . The leadership of the sect is said to have demanded the release of 18 of its key members in exchange for some of the schoolgirls.

Heavy shelling as Nigerian troops attack Boko Haram to reclaim Michika.

Nigeria’s military launched ground and air offensives against Boko Haram to recapture the northeastern town of Michika that fell to the jihadist militants over the weekend, witnesses said on Wednesday. Hundreds of troops aided by military jets have been pounding Boko Haram positions in Michika in Adamawa state since Sunday, residents of nearby towns and villages told AFP.

“We have been hearing thunderous explosions from bombs dropped by military jets on Michika,” said a Christian priest in Chibok, 20 kilometres (13 miles) from Michika.  Chibok was the scene of a mass abduction by Boko Haram of more than 200 schoolgirls in April.
“The sounds of explosions are more intense at night when flashes of exploding bombs can be seen from Chibok,”
said the priest, who asked not to be named.


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