US approves Super Tucano attack planes for Nigeria to fight Boko Haram infidels

After years of foot-dragging, the US State Department has finally approved a $593 million sale to Nigeria of A-29 Super Tucano attack planes with associated parts, training, facilities and weapons. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered their certification of the foreign military sale to Congress, as required by law, on August 2, according to United […]

Troops rescue NNPC kidnapped Staff, recover corpses

Troops rescue NNPC kidnapped Staff, recover corpses The Army said it had rescued all the NNPC staff kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Borno on Tuesday. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, also said that the corpses of an officer, eight soldiers and a […]

Boko Haram suspects killed, tortured in custody – Amnesty Cameroun

Dozens of Boko Haram suspects have died in Cameroon custody, rights group Amnesty International said Thursday, with security forces brutally torturing them in the fight against the jihadist group. Though Boko Haram originated in Nigeria, the Islamic State-affiliated group has carried out frequent attacks in Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The NGO said it had found […]

Osinbajo Dares B’Haram, Arrives Maiduguri

Osinbajo Visits Maiduguri Hours After Boko Haram Attacks That Killed 18, Injured 24 Less than 24 hours after the deadly attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, defied the presumed security threat posed by the insurgents, and paid a one-day working visit to […]

Parents of Chibok schoolgirls face wait to be reunited

Eighty-two Nigerian schoolgirls who were released from Boko Haram captivity after more than three years face a wait to be reunited with their families, a town elder said on Wednesday. President Muhammadu Buhari (standing) speaking during a reception for the 82 Chibok girls. ABOVE RIGHT: A cross-section of the girls. BELOW RIGHT: Members of the […]

Some Chibok Girls Refused Rescue – Insist on Staying with the Terrorists

Olalekan Adetayo and Eniola Akinkuotu Leaders of Chibok community, under the aegis of Kibaku Area Development Association, have faulted a negotiator, Zannah Mustapha, for saying that some abducted schoolgirls refused to be part of a group of 82 girls freed at the weekend. The Chairman, Chibok Community in Abuja, Hosea Tsambido, told reporters in Abuja, […]

Triple suicide blasts hit Maiduguri

Three suicide bombings rocked the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Wednesday, killing one civilian militia member and injuring several others, security personnel told AFP. The bombings came two days after multiple suicide attacks near the strategic city that killed four members of the civilian joint taskforce (JTF) and injured two others. “There have been […]

Chibok parents: We regret voting for Buhari

Chibok parents: We regret voting for Buhari — 19th April 2017 From Molly Kilete, Abuja Tempers flared yesterday as security personnel prevented parents of the missing Chibok girls from accessing the Aso Rock Presidential Villa. The protesting parents who had gone to the seat of government to present their of displeasure over what they described […]

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 […]

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