Boko Haram welcomes new service chiefs to Maiduguri with strike

ON a day the newly-appointed service chiefs paid their first official visit to Borno State to assess the security situation, members of the Boko Haram sect invaded Chabal and some communities in Magumeri Local Government Area of the state, killed two policemen and abducted two others. The terrorists, it was gathered, also seized two operational […]

Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Boko Haram weaker now than in 2015 – Presidency

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja As the country marks the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Friday, the Presidency has declared that the activities of Boko Haram insurgents have been weakened compared to what obtained in 2015. This is even as it said that more than 2,403 criminals, including terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and criminals of other sorts, were […]

We’ll shame, disgrace terrorists in 2021 – Buratai (Easier said than done. Empty boast)

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says the Nigerian army will shame and disgrace the Boko Haram and the Islamic States for West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists in 2021. Buratai gave the assurance at a sit-out night to usher in the 2021 New Year at the TY Buratai Institute for War and Peace, […]

Scores killed as jets bombard ‘heart’ of Sambisa forest

By Okodili Ndidi, Abuja Boko Haram terrorists suspected to be responsible for recent attacks in parts of Borno and Adamawa States have been killed at the ‘S’ Region in the heart of the Sambisa forest. The air interdiction conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, was carried out after series of Intelligence, […]

Katsina school attack: FG in breach of 1999 Constitution – PDP

From Agaju Madugba, Katsina The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina State has described the recent abduction of some 333 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, as an indication of a breach of certain provisions of the 1999 Constitution regarding the primary responsibility of government. ‘The security and welfare of the people shall be the […]

Katsina governor says abducted all boys have been released

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has confirmed the release of all the abducted students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State. Masari, who gave the confirmation on Thursday in Katsina, said the students released were 344. The governor added that the government had already sent vehicles to convey the children to Katsina, […]

Teachers threaten nationwide strike over Katsina schoolboys abduction

Friday Olokor, Abuja The Nigeria Union of Teachers has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike following a continued threat to the lives of its members and students. The organisation, therefore, called on government at all levels to ensure adequate security and 24-hour surveillance around schools in order not to escalate the disruption of the […]

Pope Francis condemns Borno massacre, Anglican knights task FG

From Paul Osuyi, Asaba Pope Francis has condemned the killing of farmers in Borno state, Nigeria. Speaking during his virtual weekly general audience, yesterday, the Pope commiserated with families of the slain farmers and prayed that the “hearts of those who commit such horrors” would be converted. “I want to assure my prayers for Nigeria, which […]

Farmers murder: NAF kills insurgents in Sambisa Forest —Official 

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja  The Nigerian Air Force jets have reportedly killed several insurgents and also bombed the dwellings of their leaders at two settlements in Borno State. The Defence headquarters said the air raids were undertaken on Monday after credible intelligence reports and series of aerial surveillance missions indicated that “some of the Boko Haram […]

Insecurity: House divided over motion to summon Buhari

By Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The House of Representatives was thrown into a rowdy session Tuesday over a motion to summon President Muhammadu Buhari over the spate of insecurity in the country, particularly the killing of 43 farmers in Borno State last Saturday by insurgents. Trouble started when an All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker from Borno State, […]

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