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Boko Haram: Ihejirika fires back at El-Rufai

29 August 2014, 12:48

Former Chief of Army Staff, General Onyeabor Azubuike Ihejirika has replied former Minister of FCT, Nasir El Rufai on his allegation that the former army chief was one of the chief sponsors of the Boko Haram sect.

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Suspected Boko Haram insurgents target church in Adamawa

28 August 2014, 18:40

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed church members and taken over the parish rectory of the Catholic Church in Madagali in Adamawa State.

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Boko Haram: Jonathan meets security chiefs

28 August 2014, 14:39

In an effort to curb the activities of the Boko Haram sect, President Goodluck Jonathan again met behind closed doors with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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'50 000 members in Boko Haram camp'

28 August 2014, 12:33

A Nigerian journalist said to be close to the Boko Haram sect, Ahmad Salkida,, has revealed that there are over 50 000 members in the Boko Haram camp.

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Jonathan, Obasanjo meet over Boko Haram

28 August 2014, 11:22

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan, held a closed-door meeting following high rate of insecurity in the country, occasioned by the Boko Haram insurgency.

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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Chibok parents make ultimate sacrifice to end Boko Haram

28 August 2014, 09:04

The blessed parents of Nigeria’s 234 abducted Chibok Angels have made the ultimate sacrifice to end Boko Haram terror in Nigeria and rescue the nation from the reign of the devil.

Minister donates to terror victims in Borno homeland

28 August 2014, 09:04

The Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, has donated food and other relief material to thousands of people displaced by the Boko Haram in his homeland in Borno State.

Boko Haram is the real devil in Africa

28 August 2014, 10:04

What I have to say is that Boko Haram is real Devil in Africa. It is evident that both are real pals just like God and Devil who conspired to destroy the "innocent" Job in Bible.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

APC concern as terrorists take control of local towns

27 August 2014, 09:03

The main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has decried the reported increasing seizure of Nigerian towns by the terrorist group, Boko Haram.

Fleeing soldiers return to Nigeria

27 August 2014, 12:59

There were indications that the 480 Nigerian soldiers who fled to Cameroon during a fierce gun battle with Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State had returned to Nigeria

Cameroon kills 27 Boko Haram militants

27 August 2014, 17:29

Cameroon's army has killed 27 members of Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram near a northern town, state radio said.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Shettima calls for calm over Boko Haram’s `caliphate’

26 August 2014, 09:00

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno advised residents of the state to remain calm following alleged proclamation of Islamic State in Gwoza by Boko Harm insurgents.

Police make breakthrough in search of missing officers

26 August 2014, 09:00

Police reported seven of the 35 officers recently declared missing after the attack on the Gwoza training camp of the Nigeria Police Mobile Force (PMF) in Borno State had been rescued.

Increasing Boko Haram victims worry NEMA

26 August 2014, 17:01

The National Emergency Management Agency has said it is worried about the increasing number of internally displaced persons in the North-East region of the country.

Boko Haram seizes villages and towns

26 August 2014, 19:00

Boko Haram attempted to blow up a bridge on the Nigerian border with Cameroon after overrunning a town and sending residents and soldiers fleeing.

Soldiers who fled into Cameroon head home

26 August 2014, 21:22

Soldiers, who witnesses said fled into neighbouring Cameroon during a clash with a large number of fighters of Boko Haram, handed over their weapons to Cameroonian authorities and were on their way back to Nigeria.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Boko Haram: Seized town part of Islamic caliphate

25 August 2014, 08:07

Boko Haram's leader says that a northeast town seized by the insurgents earlier this month has been placed under an Islamic caliphate.

Military denies terrorists have taken control of Gwoza

25 August 2014, 09:12

The Military has dismissed the declaration by terrorists they had taken control of the Islamic caliphate in Gwoza, a town in Borno State.

Army will launch offensive in North-East

25 August 2014, 10:04

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah has said the army will soon launch a massive military offensive to end insurgency in the North-East.

Security forces 'scared of Boko Haram'

25 August 2014, 13:09

The Chibok community Chairman in Abuja has accused both local and international security forces of being afraid to engage Boko Haram.

Thousands flee to Cameroon after Boko Haram attack

25 August 2014, 16:02

A Boko Haram attack on a border town in northeast of the country forced thousands of people to flee, in a fresh assault indicating the militants' growing ability to strike at will.

Curfew imposed in Adamawa council

25 August 2014, 17:16

Adamawa State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Madagali Local Government Area of the state.

Boko Haram claims it is Islamic Caliphate

25 August 2014, 20:29

Boko Haram said it controls the northeastern city of Gwoza and has added it to an Islamic state that it claims it has established in the country.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

35 Police 'missing' after Boko Haram raid

24 August 2014, 09:40

Thirty-five Nigerian police officers deployed to a training academy in the remote northeast are missing after a Boko Haram attack on the facility earlier this week, a spokesman said.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Britain to send fighter jets to locate Chibok girls

21 August 2014, 12:46

The Royal Air Force of Britain has concluded plans to send three fighter jets to help in searching for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.

Soldiers mutiny to be investigated

21 August 2014, 15:01

The Nigerian Army is to institute a military board of inquiry to investigate the alleged revolt by soldiers rejecting deployment to Gwoza and Dalwa Village in Damboa

Several killed in Borno Police College attack

21 August 2014, 15:01

Several trainees of the Nigerian Police training college in Gwoza, Borno State were feared dead when Boko Haram insurgents attacked the college.

Boko Haram takes over another town

21 August 2014, 18:05

Boko Haram has seized control of Kano, the latest to fall into Islamist hands in the crisis-hit region, witnesses and a local official said.

Refugee camps swell in Adamawa State

21 August 2014, 21:31

The number of people that have sought refuge in the camps that NEMA has established in Adamawa State has soared to over 11 000.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Boko Haram and the US elusive presence

20 August 2014, 10:04

It's becoming unacceptable that even with the support of American security operatives, Boko Haram attacks are still increasing.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Issues in General Buhari’s so-called assassination attempt

19 August 2014, 15:00

The news about the terrorist attack in Kaduna State reportedly targeted at Muhammadu Buhari, came to me, and perhaps many other Nigerians, as a big surprise.

APC wary of disaster if Borno leader is arrested

19 August 2014, 17:04

All Progressives Congress (APC) alleged a plan by the Department of State Services to arrest its Borno State Chairman, Ali Abubakar Dalori, saying this could worsen the political volatility in the troubled state.

Monday, 18 August 2014

'Defection to PDP is based on national interest'

18 August 2014, 11:34

A former governor of Borno, Ali Modu Sheriff, said that his decision to defect from APC to the PDP was based on 'national interest'.

Attempt to bomb Lagos NAMA office foiled

18 August 2014, 16:44

A suspected Boko Haram member was arrested at the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA office in Lagos over an attempt to bomb the office.

PDP criticises Northern Elders over ultimatum to Jonathan

18 August 2014, 17:22

The PDP has lashed out at the Northern Elders Forum over the October ultimatum given to President Goodluck Jonathan to secure the release of the over 200 schoolgirls held hostage by Boko Haram.

10 dead in Boko Haram attacks: witnesses

18 August 2014, 19:31

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed 10 people who had fled their homes to escape repeated attacks by the insurgents, after hunting them down in a nearby village, witnesses said.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Chad frees Boko captives at border

16 August 2014, 08:49

Chadian soldiers have killed most of the Boko Haram insurgents and set free most of the captives from the recent abduction.

Abati denies issuing statement on Chibok schoolgirls

16 August 2014, 16:58

Presidential Spokesman Reuben Abati disowned a press release from his e-mail account earlier which said that President Goodluck Jonathan had revealed the location of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.

Friday, 15 August 2014

100 young men abducted by Boko Haram

15 August 2014, 10:24

Reports have claimed that Boko Haram have abducted approximately 100 men from Doron Baga in Borno State during an attack.

'Don't politicise Chibok girls abduction'

15 August 2014, 11:33

A youth group said the abduction of over 200 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno by Boko Haram sect is a security issue which should not be politicised.

UK condemns latest Boko Haram kidnappings

15 August 2014, 19:31

The UK's minister for Africa condemned the abduction of over 100 people in Nigeria and pledged continued United Kingdom support in fight against Boko Haram.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Boko Haram kill 20 in Borno community

14 August 2014, 16:08

Members of the Boko Haram sect killed 20 people in Doro Baga in Kukawa local government area of Borno State.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Military wives block Boko Haram deployment

13 August 2014, 07:55

Military wives in Maiduguri have taken to the streets, burning tyres to prevent their husbands being sent to fight Boko Haram.

President Jonathan: Please act now!

13 August 2014, 08:55

More security agencies need to be deployed in order to curb the fight against terrorism.

'Emir of Gwoza is alive'

13 August 2014, 11:10

The Emir of Gwoza in Borno, Mohammed Timta, who was declared missing when Boko Haram insurgents invaded his domain last week, is alive.

Chibok girls: Jonathan dismisses northern elders' threat

13 August 2014, 14:45

President Goodluck Jonathan has played down the threat by the Northern Elders Forum to forget the northern support in the 2015 presidential election unless the abducted Chibok girls are rescued.

400 000 people internally displaced by northeast terror

13 August 2014, 20:06

The terror crisis in the northeastern region of the country has internally displaced more than 360 000 people since the beginning of the year, the National Emergency Management Agency.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Emir of Gwoza escapes terrorists camp

12 August 2014, 13:00

Emir of Gwoza, Muhammed Timta, alongside some other Borno residents abducted by Boko Haram have escaped from the camp of the insurgents after a downpour.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Women decry use of teenage girls for suicide bombing

11 August 2014, 12:28

Women in Kano State have expressed concern over the use of teenage girls by Boko Haram to carry out suicide bomb attacks.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Boko Haram victims perched on mountain starving

10 August 2014, 10:27

Hundreds of people who escaped a Boko Haram attack on in the north Saturday fled to a nearby mountain and said they were without any food.

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