BOKO HARAM: BORNO MONARCH RETURNS HOME AFTER 5 YEARS

Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri A Borno monarch and  Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Mohammed Idrissa Timta sacked from his palace by Boko Haram five years ago has finally returned to his palace. The palace was once named the headquarters of the insurgents’ caliphate. Timta returned to the hilly town, located along Nigeria-Cameroon border, some 135 kilometres South-East of Maiduguri, Borno State on Sunday amid funfare and excitemement. The monarch, who recalled how he escaped being murdered by Boko Haram during a siege on his palace on August 14, 2014, said he fled into the…

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EMBASSY ACCUSES LWAH SHARIBU’S MOTHER OF LYING AGAINST NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT

Nigerian embassy, Washington, D.C. The Nigerian embassy in Washington, D.C., has frowned at a recent event in the U.S. capital where some “victims’’ of terrorism and farmers/herders conflict in northern Nigeria made “false” claims against the Federal Government. The event, which was a panel discussion tagged “Insecurity in Nigeria: Eyewitnesses Speak’’, was hosted by The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based conservative think tank, on June 11. The embassy’s reaction came in a letter signed by Mr Mohammed Suleiman, the Senior Counsellor/Head of Chancery, on behalf of the Nigerian Ambassador to the…

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BOKO HARAM TAKES OVER NIGERIAN NAVY BASE AROUND LAKE CHAD

The video showed some members of the terrorist group jubilating in one of the ships belonging to the Nigerian Navy in Lake Chad. They shot into the air as a sign of victory, chanting “Allah Akbar” (God is the greatest). Four of the naval officers captured alive were made to introduce themselves while being recorded before they were eventually executed by the terrorist group. Three of the naval officers introduced themselves as Ebirek Adewale with official number X12907, Muhammed Muhammed, and Aliyu Adamu, an excavator operator. The fourth naval officers…

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BOKO HARAM TO ATTACK FOUR MORE BORNO COMMUNITIES SOON, REPORTS REVEAL

There are strong indications that the Boko Haram terrorist group might attack four communities in Borno very soon. The communities highlighted for major attacks by Boko Haram and Islamic State (IS) in West Africa are Damasak, Mallam Fatori, Magumeri, Gubio. The alert has come a few days after a series of attacks by the terrorist group in Borno, including an attack on a Nigerian military base in Gajiram that led to the death of five soldiers. One of the attacks by the Boko Haram sect led to the killing of…

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FEMALE CORPER ABDUCTED BY BOKO HARAM REGAINS FREEDOM, SEE PIX

Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri A female corps member kidnapped early this year by the Boko Haram has been released from the insurgents’ captivity. Halima Umar, a serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member was abducted around Gwoza in the south eastern part of Borno early in January by Boko Haram, the military said. She was rescued after days of military operation and synergy with some partners, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Brig Gen Abdulmalik Bulama Biu disclosed. https://www.sunnewsonline.com/breaking-kidnapped-female-corps-member-released-from-bharam/

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DONT USE FORCE ON BOKO HARAM, BORNO GOVERNOR PLEADS WITH FG

The Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to explore other options rather than the use of force against Boko Haram insurgents. Zulum was reacting to Boko Haram fighters backed by the Islamic State West African Province earlier attack on least four Nigerian Army bases, raising concerns among the troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East. The army had lost a yet-to-be-ascertained number of soldiers when Boko Haram fighters attacked its bases in the Mobbar, Damasak, Monguno and Gajiram areas of Borno State. Zulum, who met…

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BISHOP REVEALS HOW FACTION OF BOKO HARAM PROVIDES SERVICES FOR THEM IN BORNO AND TAXES THE PEOPLE IN RETURN

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna Diocese, Most Rev. Mathew Ndagoso-Manoso, has lamented the lack of government presence in some communities in Borno State, saying that some communities depend on Boko Haram for essential services. Ndagoso-Manoso spoke at a church service conducted at the Our Lady’s Parish in Kaduna to mark the beginning of the Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests’ Association. The AGM, holding at the Catholic Social Centre in the state capital, has the theme, ‘The Imperative of Good Governance for a Secure…

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BOKO HARAM ATTACKS MILITARY BASE KILLS FIVE SOLDIERS SEIZE WEAPONS

least five soldiers were killed on Monday evening when Boko Haram terrorists attacked a military base in Monguno, Borno state. The attack which follows a series of attack in Borno State since June 12 happened at about 6 pm on Monday. Military sources told SaharaReporters the insurgents stormed the Base with about 30 utility vehicles, heavily armed and operated unhindered before reinforcement arrived. Before they were engaged by Nigerian military reinforcements, the terrorists carted away arms and ammunition while setting the base ablaze. A military source who confirmed the torching…

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NAF DISCOVERS NEW BOKO HARAM CAMP IN BORNO

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Nigerian Air Force’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft has discovered a new camp of the Boko Haram terrorists in the Sambisa Forest region of Borno State. The NAF aircraft, which located the camp on Sunday, thereafter called for an alpha jet to attack the buildings. The air force said on Monday that scores of Boko Haram terrorists were killed in the bombings, while the structures in the new camp were also destroyed. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said in…

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HOW SUICIDE BOMBERS BLEW UP 30 FOOTBALL LOVERS, OTHERS IN BORNO

Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist group. Boko Haram attack Borno, set imam, family members, others ablaze Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38 kilometres (24 miles) from the Borno state capital Maiduguri, where football fans were watching a match on TV. “The death toll from the attack has so far increased to 30. We have over 40 people injured,” Usman Kachalla, head of…

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