Nigerian Troops Rescue Women and Children Kidnapped By Boko Haram | Sahara Reporters
The Nigerian Army today said it has rescued several women, and children held hostage by Islamist militant sect, Boko Haram.
Brigadier Chris Olukolade stated that on May 22, 2013, during operations to rid the Bama area of terrorists, the Nigerian military raided Boko Haram camps where they rescued nine women and children being held hostage.
What Happens After (During) the State of Emergency? By Ogaga Ifowodo
Many who have quite rightly praised President Goodluck Jonathan’s declaration of a state of emergency in the north-eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe — strongholds of Boko Haram’s wasting war against a secular Nigeria — will be forgiven for doing so in apparent relief that the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces is a vertebrate after all.
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Members of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North heard today in Kano that compensation has yet to be paid to the families of the 40 officers killed in a Boko Haram attack on January 20, 2012.
A total of 192 persons, including security personnel from the Department of State Security Services (DSS), Immigration and Customs, were killed.
Some Nigerian Soldiers Help Boko Haram - Lt. General Ihejirika
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Azubuike Ihejirika, today revealed that some soldiers have been interacting with Boko Haram insurgents and divulging vital secrets of the army’s military operations.
The military said it was acting on directives by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) announced in Abuja on Tuesday that it would release some persons detained in connection with terrorist activities.
The Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Chris Olukolade, said in a statement that the decision to release the suspected terrorists was based on the directives of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Dr. Ango Abdullahi
Middle Belt Dialogue (MBD), has accused the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) of protecting Boko Haram, stating that the only concern of the Forum is how to grab power in 2015.
In a statement issued at the weekend by its spokesperson, Rima Shawulu Kwewum, MBD criticized the NEF for faulting the State of Emergency declared by President Goodluck Jonathan in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, adding that the NEF speaks not for them but for Muslims and their political interests.
Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State
Boko Haram Crackdown: Yobe Too Declares Dusk -To-Dawn Curfew
By SaharaReporters, New York
In a statement issued on behalf of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam by his Special Adviser on Media, Alhaji Abdullahi Bego, the government said that the curfew would commence from 6pm to 6am daily throughout the state.
Of State Of Emergency And Criticisms By Chiechefulam Ikebuiro
The menace of the Boko Haram is not news to everybody. This is a sect that wants the impossible. Nobody even know what they want. They cannot claim to be fighting against westernization because If they were they would not be using westernized weapons as well as using Youtube etal to communicate with journalists as rightly said by Professor Pat Utomi. This is a sect that for flimsy excuses kill,maim and destroy innocent lives.
Nigerian army anti-terrorism Joint Task Force
The Nigerian Army yesterday formally commenced air and ground hostilities against Boko Haram under emergency regulations in thick forests in Sambisa, Borno State in an area the sect was reported to have used as a recruiting and training base.
A senior military officer source told SaharaReporters under conditions of anonymity that the soldiers attacked the area and dislodged the sect members who fled the heavy military onslaught.
Boko Haram Attack On Police, Army Barracks And Prison In Bama ‘The Biggest,’ Security Sources Say
Today’s brazen attack on military, prison and police formations in Bama in Borno is perhaps the biggest yet by Boko Haram militants, security sources have said.
The audacious assault by the sect also targeted banks in the city.
Boko Haram militants struck a police and army barracks today on Bama and Bankai in Bporno state killing several police officers and civilians.
The army claimed the attack on their barack in Bama was repelled by soldiers guarding the facility.
Shettima Ali Monguno
Unknown gunmen in Maiduguri, believed to be members of Boko Haram, this afternoon kidnapped respected elder statesman, 87-year old Alhaji Shettima Ali Monguno at the Mafoni Jumaat Mosque after he performed Friday prayers.
Conflicting Death Tolls In Nigeria Violence-Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera has obtained evidence that the number of people killed in recent fighting between Nigerian security forces and an armed group in the north could be far higher than officially reported. The Nigerian Army is standing by its claim that no more than 36 people died when its soldiers fought with Boko Haram fighters in Borno State.