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Boko Haram insurgency may spread, Bishop warns

The Co-Chairman, Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, Bishop Sunday Onuoha, has warned that the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East may spread to Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba states. He said this could lead to the displacement of thousands of [...]

January 17, 2019 Boko Haram And Terror
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Boko Haram attacks military base in Borno

Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, setting fire to shelters for those made homeless by the conflict, military and humanitarian sources told AFP Tuesday. The attack in Rann, some 175 kilometres (110 miles) northeast of [...]

January 15, 2019 Boko Haram And Terror

Leave money on the table with Buhari in the room, you’ll find it when you return —Tinubu

The remains of the five crew members who died in the Nigerian Air Force Mi-35M Helicopter that crashed in combat on January 2 was laid to rest at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja on Tuesday. The helicopter crashed while [...]

January 8, 2019 Boko Haram And Terror

Boko Haram chief arrested in Lagos

A Boko Haram leader, identified only as Umar, has been arrested in Lagos. The Hope For NIgeria learnt that Umar was arrested by the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team on Thursday. A member of the team, who broke the news [...]

December 21, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Army holds private burial for 100 soldiers killed by Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army has organised a private burial for over 100 officers and soldiers killed during terrorist attacks on Nigerian Army 157 Task Force Battalion last month. Our correspondent was told by one of the widows of the officers that [...]

December 13, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

IGP Deploys 2,000 More Police Personnel To Fight Boko Haram

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has deployed 2,000 more police personnel to the North East to fight Boko Haram terrorists under the Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army. Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood, revealed [...]

December 3, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Buhari seeks review of strategy on Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged the Nigerian Army to come up with a new strategy in dealing with the contemporary security challenges facing the country. Delivering a keynote address at the opening of the yearly Chief of Army Staff Conference [...]

November 29, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Air Force neutralises Boko Haram in Talala, Borno

The Nigerian Air Force says the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has neutralised several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in air strikes it conducted at Talala in Borno, according to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). NAF Director of [...]

November 11, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

FG did everything possible to save Hauwa – Lai Mohammed

Boko Haram Executes Hauwa; Leah to live as slave The Nigerian Government has said it was shocked and saddened at the killing of another aid worker, Hauwa Mohammed Liman by Boko Haram on Monday, despite the actions taken by the [...]

October 16, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Again, Boko Haram threatens to kill Leah Sharibu — Mother

The mother of kidnapped 15-year-old Leah Sharibu, Mrs. Rebecca Sharibu, has pleaded with Federal Government to ensure her daughter’s release, as the Boko Haram captors have issued a threat that Leah would be killed by the second week of October, [...]

September 30, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Leah Sharibu’s mother, others sue IGP, AGF

Rebecca Sharibu, mother of the abducted Leah Sharibu, and others, have filed a N500million suit against the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) for their alleged failure to ensure the release of her [...]

September 26, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Islamic scholar, Ahmed, restates Boko Haram members are not Muslims

An Islamic scholar, Prof. Adam Okene Ahmed, has said that Boko Haram group, popularly known as Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Liddaawati Wal-jihad, does not represent the orthodox and mainstream Muslim and the religion of Islam. Ahmed, who spoke at the seventh [...]

September 6, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Nigeria, Germany, Norway, UN hold Conference on ‘Boko Haram’

UN hold Conference on ‘Boko Haram’: Nigeria, Germany, Norway, and the United Nations have converged on Berlin Monday for a “pledging conference on Boko Haram”. The Berlin Conference, holding from September 3 to 4, is jointly organised by the three [...]

September 3, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

PFN tasks FG, global christian community on Leah Sharibu’s rescue

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has urged the Federal Government and the global Christian community to ensure the rescue of the abducted Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu, from the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists. The President of PFN, Rev [...]

September 3, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Army denies sending troops to die in Boko Haram hands

The Nigerian Army has denied sending troops of Operation Lafiya Dole to deliberately die in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast. Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu, in a statement yesterday described as “false,” the allegation [...]

September 1, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

In video, abducted Leah Sharibu pleads for rescue

From captivity, Leah Sharibu, one of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls, yesterday pleaded for an urgent intervention by President Muhammadu Buhari to facilitate her rescue. The development came months after the Federal Government in May this year dismissed an insinuation that [...]

August 28, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Army troops slay 3 Boko Haram terrorists, recover weapons in Borno

The Nigerian Army says its troops have slayed three Boko Haram insurgents while on fighting patrol in Kukawa in Baga Local Government Area in Borno on Sunday. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, disclosed this in a statement [...]

August 27, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Jonathan govt secured release of Chibok girls but didn’t publicise it – Reuben Abati

Reuben Abati, former special adviser on media and publicity to then President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday disclosed that former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki prevented the immediate past government from publishing the release of some Chibok girls abducted by [...]

August 16, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

UN reveals what makes Buko Haram sect stronger

The United Nations (UN) has revealed that cash economy is a major factor fuelling the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin region. This was contained in the 22nd Report of the [...]

August 16, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

UN speaks on Boko Haram attacks, terrorism in Nigeria, Central Africa

The United Nation Security Council has raised concerns over the security and humanitarian situation caused by the Boko Haram terrorists and other armed groups in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad. In a presidential statement, the 15-member body regretted that Central African [...]

August 11, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Boko Haram: New Army commander, Gen Abba Dikko takes over

Major General Abba Dikko has assumed office as commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, the Army operation against Boko Haram. This followed a major shake-up by the Nigerian Army. Dikko took over from Major General Rogers Nicholas in a brief ceremony on [...]

August 1, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Buhari deploys 1,000-strong security force, fighter aircraft after Zamfara bandits

The federal government has assembled a 1000-strong military force, comprising the army, air force, police and the civil defence to launch fierce attacks on the bandits terrorising villages and towns of Zamfara State. Bandits suspected to be cattle rustlers have [...]

July 30, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Army repels terrorist attack in Yobe

Troops of 233 Battalion of the Nigerian Army at the weekend killed scores of Boko Haram insurgents in a fierce gun battle while repelling an attack on a military patrol team at Sasawa community in Yobe State. Sasawa is a [...]

July 23, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

UN deputy chief regrets girls’ grooming as suicide bombers

UN deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has decried the use of young girls by Boko Haram terrorists as suicide bombers. Mohammed spoke in Bol, Chad, after talking to Halima Adam, one of the girls groomed for suicide mission, but now fighting [...]

July 7, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Two female bombers die in Borno military market blasts

The Borno State Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, yesterday said two female suicide bombers died while attempting to infiltrate the military Mammy Market of 333 Artillery on Wednesday night in Maiduguri. According to him, the first suspect was shot by soldiers [...]

June 22, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

New Boko Haram video shows Shekau leading insurgents in Eid prayers

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to Boko Haram’s leadership, has claimed that the insurgents observed Eid prayers over the weekend. In a tweet on Monday, Salkida posted a collage of images showing the insurgents praying, led by [...]

June 18, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Nine years after Boko Haram, peace returns to Borno council areas

The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, has said no council area is under the control of Boko Haram, as returnees have commenced farming and fishing activities in liberated communities. The six emirs that migrated to neighbouring [...]

June 17, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Shekau’s mother forced to flee home after Boko Haram attack

Falmata Abubakar, the mother of Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram, was a victim of her son’s terror attack. Hope For Nigeria earlier published the lamentation of Ms Abubakar over her son’s terror activities. In the story, based on an interview [...]

June 16, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

CSOs say Boko Haram cashing on humanitarian crisis

Coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) on human rights and conflict resolution in Nigeria has debunked the recent report by the Amnesty International (AI) accusing the security forces of raping and starving internally displaced persons (IDPs) to death in the [...]

May 28, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Shiites flay, distance selves from Boko Haram

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, has flayed and distanced itself from the activities of the Boko Haram sect, insisting that they share nothing in common. The group was refuting an insinuation by former United States [...]

May 14, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror