Updated: Boko Haram: Many Killed in Abuja Multiple Explosions

The dreaded Boko Haram Islamic militants announced their return to Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory, Abuja with multiple bomb explosions that left many dead, with pieces of human flesh littering the roadside in a suburb of Abuja, Nyanya. Explosives were said to have been detonated at the Jikwoyi Park, in the busy area located along Abuja-Keffi … Continue reading Updated: Boko Haram: Many Killed in Abuja Multiple Explosions

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How Nigerian Security Force Foiled Boko Haram Attack, Intercepted 19 High Calibre Bombs in Adamawa

Adamawa State Police Command has uncovered 19 high calibre bombs in a bush near Yola, the state capital. The State Commissioner of Police, Gabriel Adaji, who disclosed this at a media briefing at the weekend, said the bombs were busted in Hong local government area of the state, stressing that Boko Haram gunmen were planning … Continue reading How Nigerian Security Force Foiled Boko Haram Attack, Intercepted 19 High Calibre Bombs in Adamawa

France Owns Military Hardware Aboard Chad-bound Russian Plane Detained in Nigeria – Ambassador

The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jacques Champagne de Labriolle, has issued a statement about the Chad-bound aircraft detained by Nigerian authorities at the Aminu Kano Airport in Kano. In the statement, the ambassador admitted his country chartered the Russian aircraft to help it convey some military hardware from Bangui (Central African Republic) to Ndjamena (Niger). … Continue reading France Owns Military Hardware Aboard Chad-bound Russian Plane Detained in Nigeria – Ambassador

Boko Haram Insurgents Surrender, Plead for Clemency as Shekau Speculated Killed

Amid speculations that the leader of the Boko Haram Islamic militants, Abubakar Shekau was killed in a fierce battle with in Konduga, Borno State, the Defence Headquarters has disclosed that some Boko Haram terrorists have begun to surrender with their weapons voluntarily following relentless onslaught by troops. This is contained in a tweet on Sunday. … Continue reading Boko Haram Insurgents Surrender, Plead for Clemency as Shekau Speculated Killed

Nigerian Security Forces Probing Whether Boko Haram’s Shekau Killed

There have been wide speculations that the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau has died in a battle with security forces in Konduga, Borno State, North Eastern Nigeria. Hence, the Nigerian security agencies are reviewing information on the reported killing of the militant sect leader, a person familiar with the investigation said. The Nigerian armed forces … Continue reading Nigerian Security Forces Probing Whether Boko Haram’s Shekau Killed

Nigerian Troops Capture High-ranking Boko Haram Leader

Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DH) has disclosed that military operations in volatile North Eastern Nigeria has led to the arrested a top member of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Konduga, a community in Borno State. According to the DH, the high-ranking leader of the sect was captured on Wednesday during a battle that led to … Continue reading Nigerian Troops Capture High-ranking Boko Haram Leader

16 Killed as Cameroun Soldiers Rescue Vice Prime Minister’s Wife from Boko Haram

No Fewer than 16 Killed person were reported dead in military mission leading to successful rescue of the abducted wife of Cameroun’s Vice Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, who was kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect on Sunday alongside a traditional ruler of Kolofata town. According to BBC Hausa Service, 16 people died during the rescue … Continue reading 16 Killed as Cameroun Soldiers Rescue Vice Prime Minister’s Wife from Boko Haram

Jonathan Keeps Promise to Malala, Meets Parents of Abdocted Chibok Girls, 51 Escapee Girls

In line with his promise to visiting Miss Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who survived the Taliban attack in her country’s Swat Valley District, President Goodluck Jonathan has met with 51 Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from their abductors days after the extremist Boko Haram Islamic. Also at the closed-door meeting held at the Presidential Villa, … Continue reading Jonathan Keeps Promise to Malala, Meets Parents of Abdocted Chibok Girls, 51 Escapee Girls

Boko Haram in South-east: 2 Imams, 5 Muslim Leaders Arrested as Soldiers Continue Investigation

The search for suspects in the Abia bomb discovery, yesterday continued as Soldiers raided the Aba Central Mosque on Mosque Street at about 2.00 am. The deputy chairman of the Muslim community in Aba, Alhaji Musa Iheakaram revealed that the armoured men came with about seven Hilux vans and searched the Mosque for bombs they … Continue reading Boko Haram in South-east: 2 Imams, 5 Muslim Leaders Arrested as Soldiers Continue Investigation

Media Clampdown Will Continue –Army

The Nigerian Army has said that its routine security operation that led to the ongoing clampdown on the media will continue until it is satisfied. The Director, Defence Information, Maj.Gen. Chris Olukolade, said this on Tuesday while featuring on a programme, entitled Focus Nigeria on the African Independent Television, AIT. While admitting that the exercise … Continue reading Media Clampdown Will Continue –Army

REVEALED: How Babangida Started Religious Crises In Nigeria – Confab Delegate

Former Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida has been accused of starting religious crises in Nigeria. This accusation was made today by DR Maryam Abdullahi, a delegate representing Civil Society Organisation, CSO, while making her contribution to the debate on the report of the conference Committee on Religion, during plenary at the on-going National Conference … Continue reading REVEALED: How Babangida Started Religious Crises In Nigeria – Confab Delegate

Emir Of Kano Dies

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero is dead. Sources said he died on Friday morning after suffering a stroke. The burial ceremony in accordance with Islamic rites will be held later today, by 4 pm. It was learnt that the Emir returned from a medical check up abroad less than a fortnight ago. The … Continue reading Emir Of Kano Dies

Massive Explosion Rocks Gombe State Government House

Reports say, Thursday, a massive explosion has rocked the Gombe State Government House. The Police, Fire Department and Military men are already at the scene and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, even as eyewitnesses say the bomb blast could be heard all over the northern city. A senior security source told … Continue reading Massive Explosion Rocks Gombe State Government House

TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 28TH MAY, 2014 ON THE FAILED ATTEMPT TO IMPLICATE MUSLIMS IN A BOKO HARAM ‘ATTACK’ ON A CHURCH IN OSUN STATE

Distinguished Muslim Leaders, Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Gentlemen of the Press, As-Salaam Alaykum, I welcome you all to this World Press Conference. The need for this briefing is informed by a curious development in Osun State. ATTEMPT BY A PASTOR IN OSUN STATE TO IMPLICATE MUSLIMS IN BOKO HARAM ‘ATTACK’: You are all aware … Continue reading TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 28TH MAY, 2014 ON THE FAILED ATTEMPT TO IMPLICATE MUSLIMS IN A BOKO HARAM ‘ATTACK’ ON A CHURCH IN OSUN STATE

Anger Over Insurgency: Villagers Arrest Boko Haram gunmen, Kill Scores

Residents of Kalabalge village in Borno State displayed gallantry on Tuesday when they foiled another deadly attack by Boko Haram by killing many of the attackers. The villagers captured ten of the terrorists alive, witnesses and security officials told DailyPost. It was learnt that the gunmen had in their usual manner attempted to attack Kalabalge … Continue reading Anger Over Insurgency: Villagers Arrest Boko Haram gunmen, Kill Scores

Dokubo Asari Begins #AntiBringBackOurGirls Campaign, Insists Chibok Abduction is Fake

Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, the founder of the militant Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force, which gave birth to era of armed struggle against the Nigerian state in the oil-rich South-southern region, has flagged off #AntiBringBackOurGirls Campaign. The acclaimed freedom fight has consistently maintained that the abduction of Government Girls Secondary School girls, Chibok in Borno State, … Continue reading Dokubo Asari Begins #AntiBringBackOurGirls Campaign, Insists Chibok Abduction is Fake

Muslim rights group rejects forced conversion of Chibok schoolgirls

A Muslim rights group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has rejected the conversion of kidnapped students of Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State, to Islam, urging the Federal Government to dismiss Shekau’s offer of exchange of Boko Haram prisoners for the abducted girls. The group in a press statement signed by Director, Professor … Continue reading Muslim rights group rejects forced conversion of Chibok schoolgirls

Northern Elders Council Unites with Jonathan, Commends Military on Anti-terrorism Fight

The Northern Elders Council has declared support for President Goodluck Jonathan, the Armed Forces and other security agencies, in the fight against terrorism, especially efforts at rescuing the abducted girls. Spokesman of the Council, Mr Yusuf Mamman, stated this at a news conference on Monday in Abuja. Mamman urged Nigerians to stop politicising terrorism, especially … Continue reading Northern Elders Council Unites with Jonathan, Commends Military on Anti-terrorism Fight

Nigeria Rejects Boko Haram Prisoner Swap For Abducted Schoolgirls

The federal government on Monday rejected conditions set out by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage by the Islamists. Asked if the government would reject the suggestion by Shekau in a new video that the girls may be released once Nigeria frees all militant prisoners, Interior … Continue reading Nigeria Rejects Boko Haram Prisoner Swap For Abducted Schoolgirls

Boko Haram Offers to Swap Kidnapped Nigerian Girls for Prisoners

The leader of the Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram has offered to release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters last month in exchange for prisoners, according to a video seen on YouTube. About 100 girls wearing full veils and praying are shown in an undisclosed location in the 17-minute video in which … Continue reading Boko Haram Offers to Swap Kidnapped Nigerian Girls for Prisoners