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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Ndume raises alarm over Boko Haram resurgence in North-East

The Chairman of Senate Committee on Army and senator representing Borno-South, Ali Ndume, has raised the alarm over the resurgence of Boko Haram militancy in the north-eastern States of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. Senator Ndume disclosed this while briefing reporters on a Bill, which seeks to establish a Federal College of Education Gwoza, Borno State. The Bill, sponsored by him, has already passed second reading on the floor of the Senate. He, however, said the resurgence of Boko Haram activities should not stop the establishment of more educational institutions in…

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‘Boko Haram abducted Greenfield University students, not bandits’ – Sheikh Gumi

Prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has revealed that the students of Greenfield University, Kaduna, were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents. Recall that several students were abducted on April 18, when some gunmen attacked the school. The kidnappers have since killed five of the students and threatened to kill 17 of them still in captivity if a ransom of N100 million and 10 motorcycles are not delivered to them. Commenting on the issue when he featured on a television programme yesterday, the cleric said Boko Haram insurgents are beginning to…

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Army renames Operation to defeat Boko Haram

…From ‘Lafiya Dole‘ to ‘Hadin Kai’ ‘Operation Lafiya Dole‘, the codename for the military operation against Boko Haram, has been renamed: ‘Operation Hadin Kai‘ by the Nigerian Army. It was gathered that ‘Operation Hadin Kai’ is the third codename the military operation has attracted since inception. Recall that the immediate-past Army Chief, Tukur Buratai, had in 2015 changed the name from ‘Operation Zaman Lafiya‘ to ‘Operation Lafiya Dole‘, saying the decision signaled his determination to attain peace by force in the North-East. ‘Lafiya Dole‘ means ‘peace by force’. However, the Army spokesperson, Mohammed Yerima, in…

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Hold Senator Kashim Shettima responsible for worsening insecurity in North-East – Group

The North-East Peace Congress (NEPC) says ex-Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, should be blamed for the worsening insecurity in the region. According to the group, the Borno Central lawmaker championed the call for the removal of the immediate past Service Chiefs, a move it says has resulted in calamity. Since the retirement of the former military heads in January, the insecurity across the nation has deteriorated. From insurgency in the North-East, a new wave of kidnapping is the day’s order in the North-West and North-Central while secessionist has taken the…

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Recruitment drive: Boko Haram allegedly shares N20K to over 50 households in Yobe

Militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād have begun inducing residents of Gaidam, Yobe State, with cash gifts. According to reports, the group had shared N20,000 to well over 50 households as of Tuesday evening, with the hope to get some of them to join its ranks as militants. Recall that the Boko Haram had invaded the local government area on the evening of Friday, and have since then held sway over the…

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