Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "Abubakar Shekau"

    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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    40-day ultimatum over but army still looking for Shekau

40-day ultimatum over but army still looking for Shekau

On July 21, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, gave his men a 40-day ultimatum to capture Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect.In a statement which Sani Usman, army spokesman, issued on his behalf, Buratai directed Ibrahim Attahiru, theatre commander of operation Lafiya Dole, to use all arsenal at his disposal to find Shekau.“Today, Friday 21st July, 2017, the chief [...]

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    Two Boko Haram factions ‘willing to cooperate with FG to defeat Shekau’

Two Boko Haram factions ‘willing to cooperate with FG to defeat Shekau’

Abdulkadir Abubakar, a former Boko Haram commander, has said he's ready to help the military facilitate the arrest of Abubakar Shekau.He said two factions of the insurgent group are ready to cooperate with the federal government to defeat Shekau.The Boko Haram commander was arrested by the military in Gujba local government area of Yobe state in June.Speaking from his cell, [...]

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    You are not safe, Shekau warns Maiduguri residents

You are not safe, Shekau warns Maiduguri residents

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, has threatened to carry out fresh attacks in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.The ancient city has come under repeated attacks from the sect in the last one month.In a video obtained by Sahara Reporters, Shekau vowed to deal with the people living in Maiduguri "because of their association with infidels"."You are finished, [...]

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    Defence spokesperson: We have evidence that Shekau has been killed… but there are many Shekaus

Defence spokesperson: We have evidence that Shekau has been killed… but there are many Shekaus

John Enenche, a major general and defence spokesperson, says the Nigerian military has evidence that Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader has been killed, but adds that there are many Shekaus.Speaking in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, Enenche said Boko Haram has been defeated but total peace can never be achieved in the northeast -- like [...]

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    Seven killed as Boko Haram raids Adamawa village

Seven killed as Boko Haram raids Adamawa village

At least seven were killed after suspected members of the Boko Haram sect attacked Midlu village of Vapura ward in Madagali local government area of the state on Wednesday.The community hosts Sukur World heritage site which was destroyed by the insurgents in 2014.Ahmad Sajoh, commissioner for information and strategy, confirmed the attack to reporters in Yola, the state capital.He said [...]

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