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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

Boko Haram: Troops prepare for major operation in Northeast

Boko Haram: Sequel to Nigerian Army’s resolve to ensure that the ongoing Operation Last Hold in the North East achieves the desired result, additional troops and heavy equipment have been earmarked to be deployed. A statement from Texas Chukwu, Brigadier [...]

April 28, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

We have not decimated Boko Haram yet – Primate Okoh insists

The Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev Nicholas Okoh, has insisted that Boko Haram has not been decimated as claimed. He called on the Nigerian government to rather take certain steps to document the insurgency problems, so that [...]

April 7, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Boko Haram has not been decimated, Okoh insists

The Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev Nicholas Okoh, has insisted that Boko Haram has not been decimated, as being claimed by government, and called on government to take certain steps to document the insurgency problems, so that [...]

April 7, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Military expresses readiness to permanently make Boko Haram go extinct

Following various deterrent options put in place by the Federal Government to dissuade Boko Haram terrorists from their course of insurgency; the Nigerian military have spearheaded efforts to finding lasting solution to the menace of the terrorists. A statement issued [...]

April 2, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Fasehun’s OPC demands freedom for Leah, rejects amnesty deal for B’ Haram

The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Leah Sharibu, the only girl left in Boko Haram captivity from the 110 students of the Government Girls’ Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, recently abducted by [...]

April 2, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Dapchi residents recount Boko Haram invasion, reveal why they stoned Governor Gaidam

A senior sudent of the Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi has said she will not return to the school even after Boko Haram returned nearly all 110 students kidnapped from the school. Rakiya Adamu who is in SS2, was [...]

March 27, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Dapchi schoolboy freed by Boko Haram a ‘Pure water’ vendor

Here is the face of the Dapchi schoolboy, a pure water vendor captured by Boko Haram on 19 February, along with 111 schoolgirls. The boy came to the Dapchi Girls Secondary Science and Tech College to sell pure water, when [...]

March 26, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Dapchi: Rebecca, mother of Christian schoolgirl reveals message from daughter

Dapchi: Mrs Rebecca Sheribu, the mother of Leah, the Christian schoolgirl held back by Boko Haram for refusing to renounce Christianity has revealed the message her daughter sent her from captivity. Rebecca said her daughter sent a message to her [...]

March 23, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Dapchi school girls: What Boko Haram told parents after releasing their daughters

Parents of abducted Dapchi school girls who were released on Wednesday by Boko Haram, say the insurgents spoke to them before leaving the community. The terrorists spent almost one hour in Dapchi, after returning 105 of the girls . Kachalla Bukar, who [...]

March 22, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

DSS negotiated release of Dapchi school girls – Military

DSS negotiated release of Dapchi school girls: The Defence Headquarters has said the Military was not involved in the negotiations leading to the release of 105 girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in Dapchi, Yobe state. Acting Director of Defence [...]

March 22, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Dapchi residents wave as Boko Haram convoy leaves town

Boko Haram members on Wednesday freed dozens of abducted Dapchi school students. The fully armed sect members who returned the girls moved into the town in a number of vehicles. A photo showing the convoy leave the community has emerged. [...]

March 22, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

No ransom paid for 101 Dapchi girls released, Presidency says

Negotiations through a back-channel led to the release of 101 Dapchi girls and a boy, the Nigerian government said Wednesday. The girls were among the 110 snatched by suspected Boko Haram insurgents from their School on February 19. They were [...]

March 22, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Military, police, PDP differ over Amnesty report on Dapchi schoolgirls

Dapchi schoolgirls: The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has dismissed the Amnesty International (AI) report indicting security forces over the abduction of the 110 students of Government Girls Secondary Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi, in Yobe State by Boko Haram terrorists. The global [...]

March 21, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Dapchi schoolgirls: We have no faith in Buhari’s promises – Parents

Some parents of the 110 Dapchi missing schoolgirls have expressed their lack of faith in President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise during his visit that the girls would be rescued. Hope For Nigeria reported that President Muhammadu Buhari last week Wednesday visited [...]

March 18, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Dapchi schoolgirls: I responded better than Jonathan – Buhari

Dapchi schoolgirls:  President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said his administration’s response to the February 19 abduction of 110 students of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi , Yobe State was better than the response of the last administration to [...]

March 15, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Buhari promises return of kidnapped schoolgirls

Buhari promises return of kidnapped schoolgirls: Nigeria’s president, in a visit to the country’s troubled northeast, on Monday predicted success in what he described as relentless efforts to release more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. The jihadists are [...]

March 15, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Aisha Buhari, UN scribe, others demand rescue of Dapchi girls

Calls for the immediate rescue of the 110 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Dapchi, Yobe State, featured prominently as Nigeria celebrated International Women’s Day yesterday. The President’s wife, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, summed up the pleas with the charge: “Leave [...]

March 9, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror

Finally, Police speak on Boko Haram attack; disclose death toll

The Borno state commissioner of police, Damian Chukwu, said on Thursday that six soldiers and four policemen were killed in Rann, a remote local government headquarters where Boko Haram attacked last week. The figure quoted by the commissioner of police [...]

March 9, 2018 Boko Haram And Terror