Nigerian Senator Says Boko Haram Took Over Bama, Killed Two Of His Nephews
Senator Zanna told SaharaReporters today that the sect overwhelmed Nigerian troops, took over Bama and had been driving around in armored tanks and military pickup in the second largest town in Borno State.
The senator stated that the insurgents killed two of his nephews named Babagana Mala Zanna, 28, and Yusuf Mala Zanna, 20, after finding them in his brother’s house in Bama early this morning.
Suspected insurgents belonging to the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, yesterday attacked the towns of Dikwa and Marte in Borno, with the Emir of Dikwa escaping death by fleeing to Maiduguri, the state capital.
A close aide of the emir told SaharaReporters that the heavily armed insurgents stormed Dikwa and Marte, arriving in several sports utility vehicles and motorcycles. He said the residents of the towns fled into the bush at the sight of the invading militants who chanted “Allah is Great!” as they advanced. The source said the Emir of Dikwa, Muhammad Masta Ibn El Kanemi, was among those who took to the bushes to hide and escape. The Emir was later seen in Maiduguri today.
El-Rufai Names Modu Sheriff And Ihejirika As Boko Haram Sponsors And “Kingpins”
Posting the statement to his Facebook and Twitter pages, the former minister cited Australian hostage and crisis negotiator Stephen Davis, who alleged the above duo were key elements of the insurgency on Arise News.
Nigerian Military Claims Repatriated Soldiers On Their Way To Another Mission To Combat Boko Haram
The Nigerian military, in a statement today, claimed that the absconding 480 Nigerian soldiers who fled to Cameroon during a clash with Boko Haram have returned, and will be sent on another another counter-insurgency mission.
Close To 500 Nigerian Soldiers Flee To Cameroon To Avoid Confrontation With Boko Haram
Cameroonian gendarmes had disarmed the Nigerian soldiers, officials from the West African nation told a correspondent of the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) today.
Cameroonian officials have confirmed that at least 480 Nigerian soldiers are now in the protective custody of the neighboring country’s gendarmes after they crossed into Cameroon earlier today to escape from Boko Haram insurgents who have launched a massive offensive.
The Nigerian Government Is A Greater Threat To Its People Than Boko Haram By Udoka Okafor
Corruption is a disease that has infiltrated the fabric of my country, Nigeria. It has become a way of life. Corruption exists, not simply at the human level, but at an institutional level as well. Our political climate and sociocultural narrative is fundamentally shaped by corruption.
Corruption manifests itself in different ways, both on a micro and a macro level. Policemen collecting bribes is just one of these said manifestations of corruption in Nigeria.
Nigerian Troops Battle To Retake Gwoza As Boko Haram Kills 20, Kidnaps Women
Nigerian troops have massed around Gwoza to retake the town from members of the Islamist group, Boko Haram, military sources have disclosed. The battle for control of Gwoza rages as reports emerged that Boko Haram insurgents today killed 20 people in Doro Baga in Kukawa local government area of Borno State. The residents of the embattled village also disclosed that the militants kidnapped several women in an early morning raid.
Boko Haram Working To Seize Kano, Kaduna, Niger, Kogi And Nasarawa States—Says Intelligence Source
A high-level Nigerian security source told SaharaReporters that Nigeria’s intelligence agencies have received “credible reports that Boko Haram has developed an ambitious plan to overwhelm and take over Kano, Kaduna, Niger, Kogi and Nasarawa states.”
The source said the Islamist terrorist group plans to carry out its design by intensifying its bombings and choosing locations that would yield high casualty figures.
“We Are Legitimately The Children Of Anger,” Interview with Chude Jideonwo
While in New York on his book tour, Chude Jideonwo, CEO of Red Media Africa stopped by the Sahara Reporters Studio to speak about the reliability of Nigerian youths and Nigerian leaders. He also discussed the folly of looking at Boko Haram as a conflict outside of religion.
Boko Haram Battle Called A ‘Tough Fight’ By The U.S. State Department
The Islamic militant group, Boko Haram is believed to have been behind the shooting down of the Nigerian Air force helicopter that was on a training mission around Borno state, according to reports by the International Business Times, and Catholic World, including local daily claims.
Nigeria’s military helicopter ‘take down,’ coupled with the recent take-over of the town of Damboa, in the Borno State, was called part of ‘a tough fight’ by Marie Harf, the U.S. State Department Deputy Spokeswoman. Her comments came Wednesday during the department press briefing in Washington, monitored by a SaharaReporters correspondent.