BOKO HARAM ATTACKS MILITARY BASE IN BORNO, MANY SOLDIERS KILLED, WOUNDED

Insurgents in Nigeria’s north-east have attacked yet another military base in Borno State, killing, wounding and displacing soldiers. The Boko Haram thugs drove yet unconfirmed number of trucks into Gubio Local Government Area at about 5:30 p.m. on May 19, PREMIUM TIMES learnt from military sources. They attacked a camp housing the Nigerian Army 5 Brigade and the 159 Task Force Battalion, leaving at least one soldier killed and three others injured. Six soldiers were still missing as of Tuesday night, two days after the attack, sources said. But soldiers…

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BOKO HARAM, HERDSMEN FIGHTING TO ISLAMISE NIGERIA, AFRICA – OBASANJO

Theophilus Onojeghen Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented the deadly activities of Boko Haram and herdsmen in the country. According to him, the challenges have grown beyond what Nigeria alone can tackle following the groups’ collaboration with the Islamic State West African Province fighters. Obasanjo said, “It is no longer an issue of a lack of education and employment for our youths in Nigeria which it began as, it is now West African Fulanisation, African islamisation and global organised crimes of human trafficking, money laundering, drug trafficking, gun trafficking, illegal…

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BUHARI STRENGTHENED BOKO HARAM BY PAYING RANSOM- OBASANJO

Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former President who spoke at the 2nd session of the Synod held at the Cathedral Church of St.Paul’s Anglican Church, Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, stated that Buhari’s government strengthened Boko Haram by paying ransoms.The former President who warned that every insecurity situation in Nigeria must be taken seriously and be addressed at once without favouritism or cuddling, spoke on the topic, “Mobilizing Nigeria’s human& natural resources for national development and stability”. Admitting that Boko Haram and herdsmen acts of violence were…

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WHY BOKO HARAM, BANDITS AND FULANI HERDSMEN ATTACKS ARE INTERLINKED

Senator Iroegbu    Security experts, analysts and researchers have called on the Nigerian Government to take calculated but urgent steps to investigate the root causes of rising transhumance-related violence in Nigeria, especially the northern part of the country. To this end, a recent detailed research indicated a possible link between Boko Haram terrorism, Fulani herdsmen attacks, banditry and kidnappings in parts of Nigeria. This was the outcome of the research work by United States based Nigerian scholars, intelligence analysts and security experts entitled ‘Terrorist Attacks and Transhumance Violence: The Case…

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SHUWA COMMUNITY IN ADAMAWA UNDER BOKO HARAM SIEGE

The Shuwa village which is seven kilometers away from Michika both in the northern senatorial district in Adamawa is under a serious bombardment by Boko Haram insurgents. According to an account of an eye witness, the attack has placed the people of Michika and environs under great tension, as many are seen to be running for dear lives. While the people of Duhu and Gulak community have deserted area for fear of imminent attack, houses, shops are seen to be razed down by the heinous activities of the Boko Haram…

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EDO POLICE ARRESTS 4 BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS

Police in Edo State on Thursday said they had arrested four suspected members of Boko Haram who escaped into the state after perpetrating heinous crimes in neighbouring Kogi State. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Mohammed DanMallam, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Benin. DanMallam said that the suspects were nabbed on a tip-off in their hide-out in Afuze, Edo North Senatorial District. He said that on interrogation, one of the suspects confessed to having killed 40 of his victims, while another confessed to…

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ARMY BURIES OFFICERS KILLED BY IMPROVISED DEVICE IN BORNO, SEE PIX

The Nigerian Army has laid to rest the remains of the patriotic officer and two soldiers who paid the supreme sacrifice while on clearance operations along Mauli-Borgozo axis on Monday, May 13th. The late Lieutenant Colonel Yusuf Ibrahim Aminu was the Commanding Officer (CO), of 154 Task Force Battalion Borgozo. He was on a clearance operation along Mauli- Borgozo when his vehicle climbed on a buried Improvised Explosive Device which detonated resulting in losing his life and that of 2 other soldiers while others were wounded in action. Commiserating with…

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IF LEAH SHARIBU WERE ZAHRA BUHARI, WOULD SHE STILL BE IN CAPTIVITY?

By Fredrick Nwabufo… A man, with bloodied “babariga” and with head cocked down, perched emotionlessly in the driver’s seat of a Land Cruiser jeep at Kurmin Kare village along Kaduna-Abuja express way in the searing afternoon of April 29. He was the driver of Mohammed Abubakar, chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC). He was nameless, and he suffered the most terrible fate. He was the first casualty of the kidnappers, who abducted his employer and daughter. But Abubakar and his daughter regained freedom less than 24 hours after…

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LEAH SHARIBU TURNS 16 TODAY IN BOKO HARAM CAPTIVITY

Leah Sharibu, celebrates her 16th birthday on Tuesday in a state of despair. She has been held captive by the Boko Haram for over 400 days as she refused to denounce her Christian faith. The insurgents refused to set her free when her mates were released. Sharibu was abducted on February 19, 2018 along with 111 other girls from Government Girls Science & Technical Secondary School Dapchi, in Yobe State. As the world joined in celebrating her birthday, a former Minister of Aviation and PDP spokesperson in the 2015 general…

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BOKO HARAM KILLS 4 IN BORNO IN FRESH ATTACK

Kayode Idowu Boko Haram, on Saturday, morning killed four persons on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State. Our correspondent learnt that the casualties were among the five people abducted by the insurgents at Njimtilo. It was learnt that the insurgents, who also stole food items from Njimtilo, later shot them dead, leaving the fifth abductee, Abdullahi Kabir, with gunshot wounds. Speaking to our correspondent, Prophet Sunday Solomon, founder of Bethel Assembly International, Maiduguri, said the insurgents stormed the compound where he resided at Njimtilo at about 12.25am. He said when…

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