Re-evaluating the Boko Haram Conflict – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Abuja, Nigeria | October 27, 2016 –  My piece today was first published by Brookings’ Institution on its blog on February 29 2016 (https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2016/02/29/re-evaluating-the-boko-haram-conflict/). I have edited it for space.   I decided to republish it following a report by the Premium Times of October 26 2016 that the Army has […]

Chibok girls: Freed students reunite with families

Twenty-one schoolgirls who had been kidnapped by the Islamist group Boko Haram in the Nigerian town of Chibok have been reunited with their families. In an emotional ceremony in the capital Abuja, one of the girls said they had survived for 40 days without food and narrowly escaped death at least once. It is unclear […]

Picture & List of the 21 Chibok girls released by Boko Haram

Saharareporters has obtained the full names of all the 21 Chibok girls released by Boko Haram today in a deal carried out by the Nigerian Department of State Security (DSS) and supported by the Swiss government. 1. Maryam Usman 2. Jummai John 3. Blessing Abana 4. Lugwu Sanda 5. Comfort Habila 6. Maryam Basheer 7. […]

7 soldiers killed by Boko Haram

Seven Niger soldiers were killed and eight others wounded in two separate attacks by Boko Haram Islamists over the past week, the army has said. The two attacks took place in the southeastern Diffa region near the border with Nigeria, according to a military statement released late on Tuesday. Five of them were killed in […]

Ex-US envoy warns Lagos, Kano against Boko Haram attacks

Bayo Akinloye A former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has warned that Boko Haram terrorists will likely regroup, becoming more radical, violent and may attack Kano and Lagos states. The former diplomat noted that the division in the terrorist group might not degrade its ability to launch deadly attacks. Campbell said, “It should […]

We need credible information to rescue Chibokgirls – Buhari

By Levinus Nwabughiogu – ABUJA—To successfully rescue the abducted Chibokgirls, the government needs credible information on their exact location and the cooperation of relevant persons, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari (2nd L) and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (L) listen to coordinator of the Bring Back Our Girls group Oby Ezekwesili (C) . File […]

DSS arrests Boko Haram ‘spiritual’ leader in Kano

File photo By Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Department of State Services said on Monday that it has arrested one Mudahsiru Jibrin, who it described as  the spiritual leader of Boko Haram cell in Kano. It claimed that preliminary investigation conducted revealed that the suspect was also the mastermind of the shooting of some students at […]

B’Haram sacks Borno village, kills scores

Fidelis Soriwei and Kayode Idowu Boko Haram insurgents has sacked Shawa, a village in Askira Local Government Area of Borno State, the leader of the youth vigilance group in the area, Istifanus Apagu, told one of our correspondents on the telephone. Apagu said on Monday that the insurgents who came to the village on bicycles, […]

Chibok girls: Uproar as Buhari shuns protesters

N200 The TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016 VOL 40 NO. 21,251 www.punchng.com Page 7 Page 24 Page 14 Herdsmen kill RCCG pastor in Kaduna FG wants Islamic bank funds to rebuild N/East Page 23 Page 4 How to access WhatsApp on your computer The Punch Newspapers @mobilepunch @+Punchng1 • Buhari Chibok girls: Uproar as Buhari shuns […]

Chibok girls: Many killed, 40 married off, Boko Haram claims

Chibok girls: Many killed, 40 married off, Boko Haram claims Chris Agbambu – Abuja with Agency Report Monday, August  There was confusion on Sunday as the Boko Haram sect released a video showing that the abducted Chibok girls had been killed by air strikes launched by the Nigerian Air Force on their locations. The Abubakar […]

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