Nigerian Army appeals to Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists for reconciliation

The Nigerian Army has begged Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists to seek forgiveness and reconciliation, saying soldiers and the public are not happy that people are dying. The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. A.A. Eyitayo, made the call at a feast organised for journalists by the Army at the weekend, in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Eyitayo, who is also the Commander of Sector 1, ‘Operation Hadin Kai‘, noted that the recent military onslaught against the insurgents dealt a decisive blow on the terrorists, leaving their remnants…

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North-East: Boko Haram/ISWAP free UN staff, nine others

Several humanitarian workers and civilians abducted during attacks on the North-East have been released by Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents. After more than five months, Abubakar Garba Idris, a senior Protection Assistant with the United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), who was abducted by the Islamic State of West African Province(ISWAP) on Maiduguri/Damaturu highway, has regained freedom. According to authentic humanitarian sources, Idris , who is popularly known as Alooma, is undergoing medical and military checks with troops of ‘Operation Hadin-Kai‘ in Maiduguri before he was reunited…

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Insecurity: “It’s time to end Boko Haram” – Al-Mustapha tells new Army Chief

…Says Nigeria will be great The former Chief Security Officer, (CSO) to Nigeria’s former Head of State, the Late Gen. Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha(rtd), advised the new Army Chief of Staff, (COAS), Major-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, to end the Boko Haram insurgency as soon as possible. According to Al-Mustapha, the new Army Chief must hasten the end of the insurgency, which had led to the massive destruction of lives and property. According to him, delaying the fight against Boko Haram will do Nigeria a disservice, saying, “the sooner we crush…

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Army troops repel Boko Haram attack in Borno, kill 10 terrorists

…Arrest 2 suspected fuel suppliers in Yobe The Nigerian Army says its troops of ‘Operation Hadin Kai’ have eliminated ten Boko Haram terrorists during an attempted attack on troops located in Rann, headquarters of Kala Balge local government area of Borno State. The Director, Army Public Relation, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement issued yesterday, said the feat was achieved barely hours into the tenure of the new Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya. Yerima said that the terrorists came in their numbers mounted on gun trucks and attempted…

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Army troops repel Boko Haram attack, kill 10 terrorists

The Nigerian Army says its troops of ‘Operation Hadin Kai‘ have eliminated 10 Boko Haram terrorists during an attempted attack on troops location in Rann, Headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State. The Director, Army Public Relation, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement on Saturday, said the feat was achieved barely hours into the tenure of the new Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya. Yerima said that the terrorists came in their numbers mounted on gun trucks and attempted to infiltrate the main entrance to the…

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ISWAP/Boko Haram clash consumes Shekau in Sambisa Forest – Report

Leader of the militant terrorist group, Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has been seriously wounded after trying to kill himself to avoid capture during a deadly clash between his men and those of his rival Islamic State-allied jihadists in the north of the country, the Islamic State West Africa Province, (ISWAP). Although, there has neither been any confirmation, intelligence sources said yesterday that the Boko Haram leader was ‘seriously’ wounded after the deadly clash.  According to another  situation report, the notorious terrorist leader was killed during the struggle for power between…

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ISWAP-Boko Haram Clash Consumes Shekau in Sambisa Forest-Report

Leader of Nigerian militant terrorist group, Boko Haram has been reportedly killed after a deadly clash between his men and those of the Islamic State West Africa Province, (ISWAP), intelligence sources have confirmed. According to a situation report by one of the intelligence services, the notorious terrorist leader must have been killed during the struggle for power between the Boko Haram and the ISWAP groups. The ISWAP, a splinter group of Boko Haram, which has grown in power and influence since it started operating from its territorial base on the…

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‘Religious extremism fueling violence in Nigeria – Former U.S. ‘ambassador’

Escalating bloodshed in Nigeria is fueled in part by religious extremism – and the United States must recognise this in order to achieve peace, says a former U.S. religious freedom ambassador. According to former Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, who was speaking on the violence in Nigeria, “This thing is going to blow upon us, as we would say: ‘bigger than Dallas’, if we don’t get in there and really start taking this seriously at this point”, on Wednesday. Recall that due to the scope of violence against…

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Boko Haram stage-managed donation of gifts to Borno, Yobe residents – Army alleges

The Nigerian Army has insisted that the viral photos showing members of terrorist groups — Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province — distributing Ramadan welfare packages to some residents of Borno and Yobe States recently were stage-managed. The army disclosed this in a statement signed by Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima, Director of Army Public Relations, yesterday. The military also debunked the report published by an online medium over the purported event, saying it was mere propaganda to distract Nigerians as the distribution never occurred. According to the army,…

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Suspected Boko Haram terrorists arrested in Kano – Army

Troops of the Nigerian Army on Saturday evening stormed a mosque suspected to be aBoko Haram terrorists enclave and arrested no fewer than 10 suspects. The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, said troops of 3 Brigade, Kano arrested 13 suspected terrorists located at Filin Lazio, Hotoro, in Kano metropolis following a successful operation. According to him, the mosque was said to belong to some men from Borno State who had fled the troubled North-East due to the Boko Haram insurgency. It was learnt that the troops took away some unidentified items from…

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