Tension, as U.S. moves to name Boko Haram sponsors

…’Nigeria needs any available help’ – Security experts Some concerned Nigerians have expressed doubts about the willingness of the Federal Government to embrace the offer by the United States government to help and identify the sponsors of Boko Haram, which has waged an insurgency war on Nigeria in the last 12 years. Some security experts, former diplomats, and leaders of some socio-cultural/civil society organisations in the country have said embracing the proposal was the best option for the country at this point, but were skeptical about President Buhari’s disposition to…

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Borno: Residents Flee As Boko Haram Terrorists Overrun Military Base

Residents of Rann in Kalabalge local government area of Borno State on Monday  fled their homes after suspected Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists attacked a Military base in the area. Rann, headquarters of Kala-balge LGA in northern Borno, had witnessed series of attacks from marauding terrorists who usually storm the town to loot food items distributed to resettled Internally Displaced Persons ( IDPs) in the area. According to fleeing residents, the fighters who came in large number allowed civilians pass while trapping humanitarian workers in the town. A credible…

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Boko Haram, ISWAP: ‘Repentant terrorists may take over Nigerian govt.  like Taliban’ – Arewa youths

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, (AYCF), has warned that Boko Haram insurgents may replicate what the Taliban did in Afghanistan here in Nigeria. AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima said Boko Haram insurgents may take over the Nigerian government like the Taliban did in Afghanistan. Speaking exclusively with DAILY POST, Shettima faulted the decision of the Federal Government to rehabilitate repentant Boko Haram members. He warned that reintegrating them into society could be dangerous because they may regroup and attack again.

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Army arrests Boko Haram fertiliser supplier in Yobe

Nigerian Army troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force under ‘Operation Haɗin Kai’ have arrested one Yusuf Saleh, a suspected Boko Haram fertilizer supplier. He was apprehended at Bayamari village in Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State. Troops went after him following credible intelligence, according to Army spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu. Thirty-eight 50kg bags of urea were recovered from Saleh, who is being interrogated by investigators. The government had banned urea because terrorists use it to make Improvised Explosive Devices, (IED). Nwachukwu commended the officers and men for…

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Why FG can’t prosecute repentant insurgents – Lai Mohammed

By Ishaku Yohanna With Agency Report The Federal Government has admonished “naysayers” to stop spewing negative and false narratives around Boko Haram members who are surrendering in droves in the North-East. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed gave the admonition in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Washington. NAN reports that no fewer than 1,000 Boko Haram fighters and their families have handed themselves over to army units in recent weeks in the southern Borno towns of Konduga, Bama, and Mafa. The minister berated those who…

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‘Treat repentant Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists like brothers, train them’ – MURIC urges Buhari

The Muslim Rights Concern group, (MURIC), has joined Borno State governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, in appealing to the Buhari-led administration and the Nigerian Army to do everything possible in assisting the state government in resettling and reintegrating Boko Haram insurgents and ISWAP fighters who are surrendering. MURIC’s appeal was contained in a statement released by its Director, Professor Is’haq Akintola, on Thursday. The Islamic group urged the Federal Government and the Nigerian Army to treat the returning Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists like brothers newly found, adding that they should…

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“All prisoners must be released if Boko Haram fighters are freed” — ACF to Buhari

The Arewa Consultative Forum, (ACF), has given President Muhammadu Buhari two options on whether or not repentant Boko Haram fighters should be freed or put on trial. According to a statement issued to newsmen in Kaduna yesterday, the Forum’s National Chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said the Buhari government’s rehabilitation program is greatly flawed because it has failed to grant justice to victims of those being rehabilitated. Ogbeh, a former minister, said the fact that members of the group claim to have repented, does not mean crimes were not committed, and…

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Borno: Additional 1,081 Boko Haram insurgents, senior commanders, families surrender in Bama

Another 1,081 Boko Haram terrorists along with some senior commanders and their families have surrendered to troops of ‘Operation Hadin Kai‘ after sustained military land and air bombardments of their enclaves and hideouts in the North-East region. Confirming this in a statement yesterday, the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu said more arms and ammunition were also recovered from the surrendering terrorists. It emerged that discontent as a result of internal skirmishes, coupled with overwhelming famine, internal and health challenges as well as untold hardship has made life unbearable for…

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Boko Haram Chief bomb expert, commanders, families surrender to military

…More arms and ammunition recovered Following the recent escalation of offensive operations coupled with non-kinetic efforts by troops of its ‘Operation Hadin Kai’, which yielded massive surrendering of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province, (ISWAP), terrorists in the North-East, the chief bomb expert of the terrorist group, known as Musa Adamu a.K.a Mala Musa Abuja, and his second-in-command, Usman Adamu a.k.a Abu Darda, along with their families and followers have also finally surrendered to the troops in Bama LGA of Borno State. According to a press statement…

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Insurgency: Boko Haram kills 1,868 security operatives in two years — Report

It has emerged that no fewer than 1,868 members of security forces may have been killed in the North-East by Boko Haram between 2018 and 2020. This is contained in a report published by UK-based Tony Blair Institute for Global Change,  titled: ‘Violent Extremism in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from the Rise of Boko Haram’.  According to the report, the three years were said to be the deadliest for security agents on the frontline of the fight against terrorists. The figure for the three years is said to be almost equal…

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