Insurgency: 28 Boko Haram, ISWAP members, families surrender in Borno

The Nigerian Army has said 28 fleeing members of Boko Haram and the Islamic State for West African Province, (ISWAP), as well as their families, had surrendered to troops of 151 Task Force Battalion, under 21 Special Brigade, in Borno State. The development comes as the Theatre Commander (TC) Joint Task Force North-East ‘Operation Hadin Kai‘, Major-General Christopher Musa, charged troops in the theatre of operations to dominate their areas of responsibility against Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province, (ISWAP), terrorists, in order to ensure the total return of normalcy and…

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24-yr-old, Bakura Modu, emerges as new Boko Haram leader

A 24-year-old, Bakura Modu, has emerged as the new leader of Boko Haram, which controls the Lake Chad region and the Sambisa forest in Borno State. The emergence of Modu is coming a month after the reported death of its erstwhile leader, Abubakar Shekau, who was allegedly killed after a clash between his men and fighters of the Islamic State West Africa Province, (ISWAP). Recall that reported that on 19th May, Shekau detonated a bomb and killed himself when he observed that the ISWAP fighters wanted to capture him alive.…

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ISWAP fighters invade Borno community, burn military camp, vehicles

Terrorists, suspected to be members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province, (ISWAP), have razed a military formation in Kwamdi village, Damboa local government area of Borno State. It was gathered that the terrorists overran the formation on Tuesday evening and carted away weapons belonging to the military during a gun duel. The fighters were said to have stormed the area on 10 utility vehicles, burnt down one Armoured Personnel Carrier, (APC), as well as a gun truck. According to a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF),…

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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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Borno: “We’ve eliminated 50 ISWAP terrorists, foiled suicide bomb attack” – Army

The Nigerian Army said its troops have foiled an attack on Damboa local government area (LGA) of Borno State by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists. It said the terrorists had launched “a futile attack” in the town with armoured personnel carriers and 12 gun trucks all mounted with anti-aircraft guns, as well as locally fabricated armoured-plated vehicles loaded with explosives and motorcycles. In a statement issued by the Director Army of Public Relations, Brig. Gen, Mohammed Yerima, the army said the troops destroyed the locally fabricated armoured-plated…

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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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Yobe: Troops eliminate 21 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Gaidam

The Nigerian Army says its troops of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’, on Friday, eliminated 21 Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the border town of Gaidam, in Yobe State. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said that troops also recovered a gun truck and other assorted weapons from the encounter. He said the troops, who are currently conducting ‘Operation Tura Takaibango’ engaged the terrorist when they attacked the strategic border town on Friday, destroying three communications masts and looting some…

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Three soldiers killed, 171 others missing as ISWAP attack military base in Yobe

Members of the ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorist groups, have attacked the Kumuya military base in Yobe State, allegedly killing three soldiers and destroying heavy equipment during the operation. The terrorists reportedly struck on Friday, when some special forces of the 27 Task Force Brigade, deployed at BunijGari had gone out on clearing patrol in the axis. It was gathered that the terrorists, aided by local informants and sympathisers, stormed the Kumuya community, attacked ‘harmless’ villagers and the military base, destroying heavy military equipment. During the attack, the terrorists were said to…

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