Monday, February 17, 2020

Tag "Abubakar Shekau"

    No comment on  Shekau’s threat, says communications minister 

No comment on Shekau’s threat, says communications minister 

Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, says he has no comment on the threat issued by Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect.  Shekau, in a recent video, had asked his men to go after Pantami for threatening to block the communication lines of the sect members. The insurgent leader said Pantami might be killed by his men the [...]

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    Shekau threatens journalists, minister in new video, says Buhari is in big trouble

Shekau threatens journalists, minister in new video, says Buhari is in big trouble

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, has issued a threat to some journalists and Isa Pantami, minister of communication and digital economy. In a new video, the insurgent leader asked his men to go after Pantami for threatening to block the communication lines of the sect members. He reminded the minister that his group killed a famous Kano cleric in 2007, [...]

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    EXTRA: Shekau asks Borno people to repent and seek God’s face

EXTRA: Shekau asks Borno people to repent and seek God’s face

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, has asked the people of Borno state to repent and seek the face of God. In an audio he released on Sunday, the sect leader said there were a lot infidels among the people of the state which has come under serious attacks in the last decade. He also tackled Babagana Zulum, governor of [...]

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    Shekau denounces Nigerian pledge in new video

Shekau denounces Nigerian pledge in new video

Abubakar Shekau, factional leader of Boko Haram, has been seen in a new video reading the group’s ideology and the Nigerian national pledge, which he denounced as "shirk." Shirk, in Islam, is the sin of idolatry or worshiping of anyone or anything besides the singular God. In a report, Ahmad Salkida, an investigative journalist known to have access to the leadership of [...]

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    ‘Please, release my daughter’ — Chibok parent begs Shekau

‘Please, release my daughter’ — Chibok parent begs Shekau

Rachael Daniel, one of the parents of the abducted students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, has pleaded with Abubakar Shekau, the factional leader of Boko Haram, to release Rose Daniel, her daughter, who has been in captivity since 2014. She made the appeal on Sunday when parents of the abducted schoolgirls converged on Maiduguri, Borno state capital, in company [...]

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    Army places N3m bounty on Shekau

Army places N3m bounty on Shekau

The Nigerian army has placed a bounty of N3 million on Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect. In a statement on Thursday, Sani Usman, army spokesman, encouraged anyone with credible information that could lead to the arrest of Shekau to speak out. “Anybody with such credible information can either contact the military command and control centre, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, any military [...]

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    BBOG: Boko Haram not defeated until all Chibok girls are rescued — according to Buhari

BBOG: Boko Haram not defeated until all Chibok girls are rescued — according to Buhari

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement says the claim by the army to have defeated the Boko Haram insurgent group is a distraction. In a statement on Wednesday, Sesugh Akume, spokesman of the BBOG, said President Muhammadu Buhari made the rescue of Chibok girls and persons in captivity as the "benchmark" for defeating Boko Haram. The BBOG statement read: "This claim of [...]

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    I’m tired… it’s better to die and rest in paradise, says Shekau in new video

I’m tired… it’s better to die and rest in paradise, says Shekau in new video

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram insurgents, says he his tired of the "calamity" that has befallen his sect. Shekau said this in a video released on Wednesday. The Boko Haram leader called on his members to shoot any Nigerian "if he is deliberately against us". He said anyone who protects the interest of the country is their target. “I have no lengthy [...]

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    FILE: Each time army claims victory over Boko Haram, the militants inflict more terror

FILE: Each time army claims victory over Boko Haram, the militants inflict more terror

On Saturday, Rogers Nicholas, theatre commander of operation Lafiya Dole, announced that the Nigerian army had completely defeated Boko Haram insurgents. On Sunday, the insurgents -- in what now appears to be routine attacks any time army makes such a statement -- struck at Kala, a village in Borno state. Nicholas is not the first army officer to make the controversial statement in [...]

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    Army says Shekau is in a ‘terrible’ state of health

Army says Shekau is in a ‘terrible’ state of health

The Nigerian army says Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram insurgent group, is in a “terrible” state of health. The army said this a week after Shekau released a video where he taunted the military. In a statement on Monday, the army said the Boko Haram leader is “not much of a threat”. The statement issued by Sani Usman, army spokesman, said: [...]

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    ‘You can’t do anything’ — Shekau taunts military in new video

‘You can’t do anything’ — Shekau taunts military in new video

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, has appeared in the latest video released by the sect. In the video, Shekau who spoke in Hausa language boasted that the military had not been able to put his group in check. The militant leader also claimed responsibility for the fresh attacks in the north-eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. “We are in [...]

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    We might have killed Shekau’s wife, says air force

We might have killed Shekau’s wife, says air force

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says "human intelligence" has indicated that Fitdasi Shekau, wife of Boko Haram leader, appeared to have been killed in airstrikes on Durwawa settlement on the outskirts of Urga, near Konduga in Borno state. Olatokunbo Adesanya, director of public relations and information at air force headquarters, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. According to Adesanya, Fitdasi was [...]

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    Another Boko Haram suspect arrested in Ondo

Another Boko Haram suspect arrested in Ondo

Mohammed Basha, a Boko Haram suspect has been arrested in Akoko south east local government area of Ondo state.  This comes six days after Ibrahim Idris Abawo, popularly known as Idiko, who was number 165 on the wanted list of Boko Haram commanders, was arrested in the same area. Femi Joseph, public relations officer of the command, Basha was arrested while he was [...]

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    We’ve killed Shekau’s deputies, says army

We’ve killed Shekau’s deputies, says army

The Nigeria army says it has killed two Boko Haram commanders and deputies of Abubakar Shekau, a factional leader of the sect. Sani Usman, army spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, said the commanders - Afdu Kawuri and Abubakar Benishek - were killed in a successful military operation at Alafa in Borno. “This is in addition to Ba’Abba Ibrahim [...]

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    Boko Haram taunts army: Your 40 days over but we’re still in Sambisa

Boko Haram taunts army: Your 40 days over but we’re still in Sambisa

Boko Haram has taunted the Nigeria army, saying it is celebrating Sallah in Sambisa forest after the 40-day ultimatum issued for the capturing of Abubakar Shekau, its leader. In July, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, had given a 40-day ultimatum to his men to either capture or kill Shekau. But the deadline passed without any success. Shuaibu Moni, one of the [...]

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    We almost captured Shekau, says army as it extends deadline indefinitely

We almost captured Shekau, says army as it extends deadline indefinitely

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has commended Ibrahim Attahiru, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, for “coming very close” to achieving the directive to capture Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect. On July 21, Buratai asked Attahiru to lead the operation to capture Shekau dead or alive within 40 days. But from then until August 30 when the deadline [...]

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