A Nigerian military intelligence source has told SaharaReporters that the top Boko Haram figure killed in a recent operation was one Bashir Mohammed, leader of the Islamist sect’s Uye camp.
Cameroonian authorities yesterday released a photo of a dead man they identified as Abubakar Shekau, the loquacious and attention-seeking leader of the terrorist group that has launched deadly strikes in Nigeria’s northeast zone as well as Cameroon.
Nigerian Army Sees Recent Victories Over Insurgents As Turning Point
“We are now doing more in terms of providing soldiers with the weapons and logistics to battle these Boko Haram people and crush them,” said a colonel, who is based in Maiduguri. He added, “You can see from what happened in Konduga that, once our troops have the equipment they need, it’s a matter of time before we deal with Boko Haram.”
Troops Capture Boko Haram Leader, Kill 60 Insurgents In Konduga
Military sources informed PRNigeria that the terrorists’ leader whose name is still being kept a secret was captured after the second but more fierce battle waged by the insurgents to capture the town following their earlier routing by the military.
When The Wicked Reign, The People Suffer By Ola’ Idowu
If we had righteous men ruling over the nation, the solution would have been to reach out to Cameroon and block the easy passage of Boko Haram to that country. When we caught off their weapon supply through Chad, the borders of Nigeria/Cameroon should be well patrolled to stop Boko Haram from moving in and out of that country.
Nigerian Army Repels Boko Haram, Kills Hundreds Of Militants In Konduga
For the second time in as many weeks, Nigerian troops today routed Boko Haram insurgents at Konduga, Borno State. Two security sources told SaharaReporters that the soldiers killed hundreds of the Islamist insurgents who were attempting to surge towards Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Gen. Ihejirika In A Secret Meeting With Pres. Jonathan
Accused of being a Boko Haram sponsor, Gen. Azubike Ihejirika storms Aso Rock for a secret meeting with President Jonathan. He meets the president enjoying the defection of Nuhu Ribadu to the PDP; it’s literally music to the president’s ears. The president asks Ihejirika pointed questions about his role as army commander; the two bicker and banter. The president suggests ways for Ihejirika to escape the scrutiny as a Boko Haram sponsor, but he cannot get the general to smile until he puts something on the table. Find out what he put on the table.
Obasanjo’s Son, Shot By Boko Haram, In Stable Condition
Lieutenant Colonel Adeboye Obasanjo, the son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was shot in the thigh yesterday by Boko Haram insurgents at Baza near Mubi in Adamawa State is in stable condition, according to Doyin Okupe, a senior special assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan. In a brief tweet today, Mr. Okupe, who is a medical doctor by training, said he had just spoken to the former’s president son and described him as being in stable condition.
President Jonathan “Meeting Haram” With Alleged Boko Haram Financier, Former Borno Gov. Ali Modu Sheriff In Chad
The Commander-In-Chief of Nigeria’s Armed Forces, President Goodluck Jonathan met up with former Borno State, Governor Ali Modu Sheriff in Chad yesterday. The meeting and the attendant pleasantry has shocked many observers, recently an Australian negotiator; Stephen Davis revealed that Mr. Sheriff is one of the key sponsors of the deadly Boko Haram sect currently ravaging Nigeria.
Former President Obasanjo’s Son Shot In Mubi By Boko Haram
Boko Haram militants attacked a platoon led by the son of former Nigerian president Obansanjo, shooting him today. He sustained serious injuries to his legs, and was being transported to the hospital at the time of this report.
Adeboye Obasanjo, an army engineer, was a Lieutenant Colonel at the 3rd Division in Jos, Plateau State.
Maiduguri: 12,000 Civilian Volunteers Demand Permission From Government To Go After Boko Haram
Some of the ex-servicemen, who had served in the military, the police, and with the SSS, said today that they wished to join youths in the civilian joint task force (JTF) to stop Boko Haram’s incessant attacks and recent string of triumphs over demoralized Nigerian soldiers based in the violence-ravaged northeast of Nigeria.