Saturday, June 23, 2018

Tag "boko haram"

    ‘Mostly children’ killed as suicide bombers strike in Borno (updated)

‘Mostly children’ killed as suicide bombers strike in Borno (updated)

Not less than 20 persons have been killed by suicide bombers in an attack in Damboa local government area of Borno state.TheCable learnt the attack was carried out on Saturday by suspected Boko Haram members.It was gathered that the attackers struck in Abacahri village, along Damboa/Chibok road, while the residents were returning from the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.Many were also said to [...]

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    Air strikes ‘kill’ Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

Air strikes ‘kill’ Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

The Nigerian air force says it has killed some Boko Haram insurgents at Parisu and Takwala, both in Borno state.Olatokunbo Adesanya, NAF spokesman, said in a statement on Saturday that the operation was conducted on Friday through air strikes.“The mission followed the discovery, by NAF Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, of activities of Boko Haram terrorists in the two [...]

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    ‘My Twitter account has been blocked’ — Salkida raises the alarm

‘My Twitter account has been blocked’ — Salkida raises the alarm

The Twitter account of Ahmad Salkida,  a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the Boko Haram sect, has been blocked.The journalist disclosed this in a statement he issued on Tuesday.Describing the social media platform as his "place of work" and "most important tool", Salkida said he hopes he would not be denied the avenue to report the [...]

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    Army: N2m recovered from Boko Haram camp as 10 insurgents die in shootout

Army: N2m recovered from Boko Haram camp as 10 insurgents die in shootout

The Nigerian army on Saturday said it killed 10 Boko Haram insurgents during an operation at Ngelkona in Ngala local government area of Borno state.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director public relations, operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement released in Maiduguri.Nwachukwu said the operation was conducted by troops of 153 task force battalion with the support of the Cameroonian defence forces [...]

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    VIDEO: Odinkalu urges Nigerians to mourn victims of killings on Monday

VIDEO: Odinkalu urges Nigerians to mourn victims of killings on Monday

Chidi Anselm Odinkalu, human rights lawyer, has called on Nigerians across the world to mourn those who have been killed in recent times.Odinkalu, a former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), said the government has neglected the dead.He called on Nigerians to participate in the #NationalDayOfMourning organised by the Civil Society Joint Nigeria Crisis Action Committee (JN-CAC) on [...]

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    Humanitarian crisis in north-east has become an industry, says Shehu Sani

Humanitarian crisis in north-east has become an industry, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says the humanitarian crisis in the north-east "has turned into an industry".He said the crisis in the region is now a source of money for government officials as well as local and international organisations.Shehu said this on Thursday while speaking at the launch of a new report by Amnesty International detailing how internally displaced [...]

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    Amnesty: Soldiers raping women in IDP camps… thousands starving to death

Amnesty: Soldiers raping women in IDP camps… thousands starving to death

Thousands of women and girls who survived Boko Haram violence in the north-east are being abused by the Nigerian security forces, according to Amnesty International (AI).In a report unveiled in Abuja on Thursday, the organisation said investigations showed how women, young girls and children were “raped and starved to death” by soldiers in various internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps.The report [...]

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    Worshippers nab suicide bomber inside Yobe mosque

Worshippers nab suicide bomber inside Yobe mosque

The Nigerian army says some civilians foiled a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Gujba local government area of Yobe state, on Sunday.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, public relations of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri, Bono state.He said the female suicide bomber (pictured) was caught while trying to detonate the bombs on her body.“What [...]

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    15 insurgents killed as army rescues 49 hostages

15 insurgents killed as army rescues 49 hostages

The Nigerian army says it has killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 49 persons held hostage by the group.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, public relations, operation Lafiya Dole, said this occurred in separate encounters between the insurgents and troops in the Lake Chad basin.In a statement on Thursday, Nwachukwu said some of the insurgents were killed on Tuesday in villages [...]

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    ‘Mount pressure on FG over my daughter’s release’ — Leah Sharibu’s father begs media

‘Mount pressure on FG over my daughter’s release’ — Leah Sharibu’s father begs media

Nathaniel Sharibu, father of Leah, the only Dapchi schoolgirl still in Boko Haram custody, says the federal government is yet to contact his family regarding Leah's situation.He is, therefore, appealing to Nigerians — the media, in particular — to “put pressure on the government” to ensure the release of his daughter.Sharibu made the appeal during an interview on RayPower 100.5 [...]

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    Leah Sharibu marks 15th birthday in Boko Haram custody

Leah Sharibu marks 15th birthday in Boko Haram custody

Imagine celebrating your birthday — as a 15-year-old — surrounded by insurgents in a far away hideout; maybe inside a cave. No cakes, no candle lights nor birthday songs. Just terror and fierce faces threatening you to denounce your religion to regain freedom.That is the sad story of Leah Sharibu whose continued captivity in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents [...]

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    Army: We’ve just rescued over 1,000 Boko Haram captives

Army: We’ve just rescued over 1,000 Boko Haram captives

The army says it has rescued over 1,000 people who were captured by the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.Texas Chukwu, spokesman of the army, said this in a statement on Monday.He said the victims, comprising women and children were set free from Malamkari, Amchaka, Walasa and Gora villages of Bama local government area of Borno.Chukwu said the men captured were forced to [...]

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    My sons in the bush will surrender, says ‘Mama Boko Haram’

My sons in the bush will surrender, says ‘Mama Boko Haram’

Aisha Wakil, better known as ‘Mama Boko Haram’, says members of the Boko Haram insurgent group will surrender to the federal government.Wakil said this on Saturday during a fundraising for Complete Care Aid Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), she founded.The NGO caters for victims of insurgency in the north-east.Referring to the insurgents as her sons, Wakil said they would come [...]

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    Boko Haram bombers ‘caught praying ahead of suicide mission’

Boko Haram bombers ‘caught praying ahead of suicide mission’

Four Boko Haram insurgents were sighted rendering prayers around the University of Maiduguri, ahead of an attack in the metropolitan city.A military source disclosed this to TheCable, saying it happened on Thursday.The source said four teenagers were seen seen lying down as dead bodies while an elderly man conducted the ritual.He said the military was tipped off following the arrest of [...]

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    Buhari has done a great job on security, says Trump

Buhari has done a great job on security, says Trump

US President Donald Trump says President Muhammadu Buhari has done "a great job" in securing Nigeria.He said this during a joint press conference with Buhari on Monday in Washington DC.The president is currently on an official visit to the US.While responding to a question initially directed at Buhari about convincing him (Trump) to retain US military presence in Nigeria, Trump [...]

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    Lai: Under Jonathan, Boko Haram strolled into Abuja at will

Lai: Under Jonathan, Boko Haram strolled into Abuja at will

Lai Mohammed, minister, says four years ago, Boko Haram insurgents strolled into Abuja, the nation's capital, at will.Former President Goodluck Jonathan was in charge of the country during that period.Speaking with journalists after a tour of major media houses in the US, Mohammed said the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has defeated Boko Haram.He said residents of Maiduguri, capital of [...]

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