Boko Haram: Military hands over 86 child fighters to Borno govt.

By Sumaila Ogbaje The Defence Headquarters has disclosed that Operation Safe Corridor (OPSC) of Nigerian Military has handed over 86 Boko Haram child fighters to Borno State Rehabilitation Centre in Bulumkutu. The Acting Director of Defence Information, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement on Thursday, said that the fighters voluntarily surrendered to troops of Operation […]

Islamic group challenges Buhari on remaining Chibok girls

By Henry Oladele An Islamic group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to redouble efforts in securing the release of the 112 Chibok girls still in Boko Haram’s captivity. The MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola. who made the appeal in a statement issued in Lagos, said the abduction was a […]

Atiku Demands Inquiry Into Secret Burial Of Soldiers As …DHQ Denies Report

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has demanded the setting up of a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the reported burial of 1000 fallen Nigerian soldiers in a secret mass grave. He also wanted another panel of inquiry to determine the true state of the war against terror in the country. In a statement personally […]

Probe ‘Secret Burial’ Of 1,000 Soldiers By Insurgents, Atiku Dares Buhari …Military Denies Existence of Secret Grave Yard

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the reported secret burial of 1,000 Nigerian soldiers killed by Boko Haram and ISWAP. In a statement he signed yesterday, Atiku said that the Wall Street Journal’s report on the matter was saddening, adding that the attempt […]

25 Soldiers, 40 Jihadists Die In Fresh Boko Haram, Military Battle

Fierce clashes between a regional force and IS-affiliated fighters in northeast Nigeria left 25 soldiers and at least 40 jihadists dead, two military sources and a militia leader said yesterday. Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province group launched a dawn attack on Monday against a base near the town of Baga on Lake […]

Presidency reacts as CNN reporter Isha Sesay debuts book on Chibok girls

British Sierra Leonean journalist and lead reporter CNN Africa, Isha Sesay, in her first book titled Beneath the Tamarind Tree, explores the ISIS-affiliated terrorist group Boko Haram’s 2014 kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from the northern Nigerian town of Chibok. Sesay broke the story and followed it for years. For two years, 219 of the girls remained […]

Boko Haram fighters kill another army commander

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a military location at Kareto village in the Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State, killing the Commanding Officer of 158 Battalion, and an undisclosed number of soldiers. The acting Director, Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Col Sagir Musa, had yet to reply a text message sent […]

4 suspected Boko Haram members arrested in Edo

Edo State Police Command has arrested four suspected Boko Haram members in the state. The suspects, who are also said to be members of the robbery and kidnapping gangs terrorising Kogi and Edo states, were planning coordinated attacks against police formations in Edo State. This was disclosed yesterday in Benin, the capital of the state, by […]

BREAKING: Panic in Maiduguri over heavy firing

Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri Maiduguri residents have been thrown into panic following heavy firing heard in different locations in the capital early today. Scores of residents around 1000 Housing Estate and those along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road are fleeing their homes as heavy sounds like multiple bomb explosions were heard in the area between 6:18am and 6:35am. Military jet […]

Has Nigeria Forgotten Leah Sharibu? – By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye | Lagos, Nigeria | Feb. 23, 2019 –  As President Muhammadu Buhari, the commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, moves from one state to another, campaigning for a second term despite nearly four years in office which has been widely adjudged a horrendous failure, a 15-year old, tender, innocent girl called Leah […]

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