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.
Jonathan Requests One Billion Dollar Foreign Bailout To Battle Boko Haram
Today, President Goodluck Jonathan pleaded with the Nigerian legislature for approval to borrow up to $1 billion, to help the military combat the Boko Haram insurgency.
The request, delivered via a July 15th letter titled “Tackling ongoing security challenges for urgent action”, appealed for further “government to government” funding to fight mounting security issues. “You are no doubt cognisant of the on-going and serious security challenges which the nation is facing as typified by the Boko-Haram terrorist threat,” Jonathan wrote the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Police Arrest Another Ranking Member Of Boko Haram
Following the massive onslaught by Security Forces on the activities of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, at the Balmo Forest Bauchi State, Police detectives attached to Bauchi State Police Command on Saturday, 12/7/2014 about 2pm have arrested one Mohammed Zakari, a male of 30 years old and senior member of the Boko Haram terrorists’ organization along Darazo-Basrika Road while fleeing from the intensive counter insurgency operations going on around the Balmo Forest.