Thursday, August 1, 2019

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    DSS ‘arrests’ Boko Haram spiritual leader

DSS ‘arrests’ Boko Haram spiritual leader

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has arrested the "spiritual leader at a Boko Haram cell in Kano", as well as other insurgents plotting to carry out attacks in some states.A statement signed on Monday by Tony Opuiyo, its agent, said the secret police also disclosed that it rounded up some members of kidnapping gangs in Benue, Akwa Ibom and Calabar [...]

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    DHQ confirms arrest of Shekau’s right-hand man

DHQ confirms arrest of Shekau’s right-hand man

The Nigerian defence headquarters has confirmed the arrest of Khalid Albarnawi, a top leader of the Ansaru sect which recently reunited with Boko Haram.He is regarded as the most influential member of Nigeria’s terror network with contacts to other Jihadi groups in north Africa and the middle east.Rabe Abubakar, defence spokesman, confirmed the development to TheCable on Sunday.“Yes, it is true. He has [...]

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    DSS ‘arrests’ Shekau’s right-hand man in biggest catch made by Nigeria so far

DSS ‘arrests’ Shekau’s right-hand man in biggest catch made by Nigeria so far

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known for his access to top Boko Haram commanders, says the Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested Khalid Albarnawi, a top leader of the Ansaru sect which recently reunited with Boko Haram. Ansaru, which was established in 2012, was a splinter group of Boko Haram.Albarnawi, who is regarded in counter-terrorism circles to be "as important as Abubakar Shekau", was reportedly [...]

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    Fear of ‘Ansaru factor’ hampers rescue of Chibok girls as military locates hostage site

Fear of ‘Ansaru factor’ hampers rescue of Chibok girls as military locates hostage site

Efforts by security agencies to rescue hundreds of schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity are being hampered by fears that another militant group, Ansaru, may be involved.Ansaru (pictured), also called Jama’atu ansaril muslimina fi biladis Sudan (Vanguards for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa), are known to harm their hostages at the slightest indication that they are about to be [...]

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    THE INSIDER: Is this the Sudanese university radicalising Nigerian militants?

THE INSIDER: Is this the Sudanese university radicalising Nigerian militants?

Security agencies are getting worried about the possible role of Sudanese universities in the radicalisation of Nigerians linked to Boko Haram.The most recent example is that of Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, who allegedly masterminded the April 14 Nyanya bombing which claimed 75 lives.Ogwuche studied Arabic at Sudan's International University of Africa, which has also trained over 1,000 Nigerians in the last 10 [...]

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