INDEPENDENCE DAY BOMBING : OKAH, SON TESTIFY IN COURT

Alleged mastermind of the Independence Day bombing in Abuja, Charles Okah yesterday testified alongside his son before a Federal High Court in Abuja. Okah, who was arraigned with Obi Nwabueze over the attack, which killed 12 persons, were on June 1 ordered by Justice Ibrahim Auta to open their defence. Okah, while testifying, tendered the ECOWAS Passport of his younger brother, Henry Okah, which was admitted in evidence. Also, his son, Owoebi Charles Okah, tendered documents of his academic fees Visual Arts at the Kansas University in USA. He said…

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JUDGE WITHDRAWS FROM TERRORISM CASE AS DEFENDANTS ALLEGE BIAS

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, disqualified himself from further presiding over the trial of eight defendants  accused of acts of terrorism, hostage taking and murder of a total of nine expatriates. Justice Tsoho, in a bench ruling, withdrew from the case and ordered the file to be returned to the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdu Kafarati, for reassignment to another judge. This followed the allegation by six of the eight defendants that the judge was…

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TERRORISM CHARGE: KANU GOES INTO HIDING

Our Correspondents The founder of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and top leaders of his group have gone into hiding following Friday’s declaration by the Nigerian Army that IPOB and other Pro-Biafran groups were terrorists organisations. Investigations by SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday revealed that Kanu and his top lieutenants had ‘disappeared’ from his country home in Afaraukwu near Umuahia and other places he frequently visited. His father, Eze Israel Kanu, is the traditional ruler of the town. Some IPOB members, who spoke on conditions of anonymity explained that…

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WANTED ISIS COMMANDER ARRESTED IN KANO

Security information has revealed that an IS commander in charge of the West African region affiliated group whom had planned to unleash coordinated attack on Muslims during the recent Sallah Celebration has been apprehended. According to information made available to BBC by DSS Husseini-Mai Tangaran the commander has mapped out plans to attack Kano, Kaduna, Yobe, Borno, Bauchi, Niger and FCT Abuja during the recent sallah festive period. According to the DSS,  Husseini master minded the attack on Kano central mosque in 2012 during a Friday prayer session during which…

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MANY FEARED DEAD IN FRESH ADAMAWA ATTACK

Abbas Jimoh, Ruby Leo, Isiaka Wakili & John Chuks Azu Many people were feared dead yesterday in a fresh attack by Boko Haram Islamists in Ghumbili community in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The attack came few days after a similar incident in neighbouring Mildu village in the Local Government, where seven people were killed by the insurgents. Confirming the attack, Chairman of Madagali Local Government Council, Mr Yusuf Muhammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the attack lasted from 11 p.m. on Wednesday to 3…

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FEARS OVER BOKO HARAM RESURGENCE

Nigerian soldiers prepare to head off in search of Boko Haram militants outside Maiduguri, in northeast Nigeria, in March 2016.PHOTO:AFP • Country Has Capacity To Fight B’Haram, Other Criminalities, Says DHQ • NAF Deploys Additional Forces And Equipment To North East • Army Refuses To React To Video Of Abduction Of UNIMAID Lecturers By Boko Haram • 14 Killed In Dikwa, Borno State, Bomb Blast  On at least four occasions in the past, the Nigerian military has repeatedly claimed it had killed the leader of the dreaded Boko Haram sect,…

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DEATH TOLL IN BOKO HARAM AMBUSH NOW 69, WITH FEARS NUMBER COULD INCREASE

At least 69 people are known to have died in a Boko Haram ambush of an oil exploration team in northeast Nigeria, as three men kidnapped by the jihadists made a video appeal. Experts said the attack — Boko Haram’s bloodiest this year — underscored the persistent threat it poses, despite government claims the group is a spent force. “So far the death toll stands at 69,” said an aid agency worker involved in the recovery of bodies after the attack in the Magumeri area of Borno state on Tuesday.…

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BOKO HARAM RELEASES VIDEO OF CAPTURED NNPC WORKERS AND UNIMAIDUGUIRI STAFF

The Islamist Boko Haram terrorists have released a video footage of the staff members of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and some academics from the University of Maiduguri which they abducted on Tuesday. In the video sent to Channels TV, “but which has not been independently verified, three men who said they were in the employ of the University of Maiduguri, appealed to the government for help.” The abducted men in the video “Two of the men said they were lecturers in the Geology Department of the University and gave…

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SEE THE NNPC CONTRACT STAFF AND UNIMAID STAFF WHO WERE ABDUCTED BY BOKO HARAM YESTERDAY

Yesterday, the dreaded Boko Haram sect reportedly ambushed oil exploration workers and security operatives between Magumeri and Gubio local government areas of Borno State. Reports say 10 academic and technical staff from the geology department of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) were among those said to have been abducted on Tuesday. Security operatives and some members of the civilian JTF, numbering up to 30, were also reported to have fallen into the trap of the terrorists. Source; https://www.nationalhelm.co/2017/07/boko-haram-ambushes-oil-workers-abducts-unimaid-staff.html

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FATHER AND SON WHO ARE BOKO HARAM MEMBERS ARRESTED, SEE PICS

Four Boko Haram terrorist including a father and his son were arrested on Monday 24th July 2017, by troops of 233 Battalion, 27 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE. The troops with the support of the vigilantes on routine patrol arrested the 4 fleeing Boko Haram terrorists at Kurnari village and Nayinawa, outskirts of Damaturu, Yobe State. Two Boko Haram confirmed escaping Boko Haram terrorists, Bukar Waziri, aged 25 years and Mammade Lawan, aged 20 years, were from Buk, while father and son, Muhammadu Damina, aged 40 years and Isah Muhammadu…

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