The caretaker chairman of Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, Alhaji Habib Kekeno, on Tuesday, announced that the military would reopen Maiduguri/Baga Road on December 24 following relative peace in the state.
Kekeno, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Maiduguri, the state capital, said the council had completed all the arrangements to reopen the road.
NAN recalled that the Maiduguri/Baga Road, was closed in November 2014, by the military after Baga suffered five major […]
Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, has charged troops in the northeastern counter-insurgency operation against Boko Haram to prepare for a final showdown.
Buratai said any more attempts to allow the war against the insurgency drag further into 2017 will worsen the violence in the region.
“Either we succeed in clearing the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists or we continue to live in perpetual circle of their atrocities in the northeast,” Buratai said in a message to troops, stressing […]
The Senate Majority Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, has said people from Boko Haram affected areas have learnt unforgettable lessons, realised their mistakes and would never allow such to happen again.
Ndume, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola, Adamawa State on Saturday, said members of the affected communities who were forced to leave their villages and towns are now anxious to return home and were ready to fight back.
NAN reports that the Senate Majority leader was in […]
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Friday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on emerging security challenges in the state arising from the increased influx of Boko Haram insurgents into Falgore forest in the state.
Ganduje while reacting to questions from State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said “I came to brief Mr President on the security situation in Kano especially on the fallout from the North Eastern part of this country in […]
Mr. Hassan Mustapha, the Coordinator on HIV/AIDS in Borno, has said no fewer than 5,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in 27 camps in Borno are currently living with HIV/AIDS.
Mustapha stated this during an interview with newsmen in Maiduguri on Thursday.
He said that most of the patients were women who were rescued from captivity in Boko Haram camps.
The coordinator, however, said that some of those affected were not effectively accessing antiretroviral therapy because of stigmatization.
He lamented that many of them had […]
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said that troops have commenced advancing into Sambisa Forest, one of the major enclaves of Boko Haram terrorists.
Buratai disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja while unveiling packs of bottle water provided through private initiative in appreciation of troops fighting the terrorists in the region.
According to the Army Chief, the advancement is an onslaught to finally flush out remnants of insurgents from the forest and rescue all those abducted in that area.
Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has revealed that the government is currently negotiating with Boko Haram insurgents for the release of the remaining abducted Chibok girls.
Recall that the insurgents recently released 21 of the abducted Chibok girls after two years in captivity.
Adesina made the disclosure shortly after delivering lectures at the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information, NASPRI, annual media workshop for Defence Correspondents and Commanding Officers.
On the sponsors of Boko […]
The Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Gabriel Olonisakin says the Defence Headquarters has identified lapses that have resulted to failures in the joint operations of the nation’s military in prosecuting the war against Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.
He stated that after reviewing some past and ongoing joint operations of the Armed Forces, the Defence Headquarters identified the gaps in the planning and execution of joint operations. He, however, refused to disclose the faulty areas.
The Defence chief, who […]
According to reports, the United States, US, Embassy in Nigeria has warned of an imminent Boko haram attack in Abuja.
The US embassy in an emergency message urged its citizen’s resident or doing business in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, to be security cautious.
The mission said information available at its disposal points in the direction of Boko Haram as the possible attackers.
According to the embassy, the attackers’ likely targets would be hotels frequently visited by Westerners.
It, however, disclosed that there is […]
Boko Haram jihadists have raided three villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing five people and setting fire to several homes and fields, residents told AFP on Thursday.
Armed members of the extremist group on Wednesday sped into the villages of Huyum, Sabongarin Huyum and Wasada on motorbike, killing five villagers and looting their property before setting fire to their homes and farms, witnesses said.
“The armed men arrived at 16:00 and for four hours they held us all hostage,” Huyum resident Bala Jonah […]
It was gathered that the Nigerian Army Wednesday launched an operation tagged: ‘Operation Rescue Finale’ targeted at rescuing the remaining Chibok schoolgirls from Boko Haram insurgents.
The military revealed that the assault operation would finally free the girls abducted on April 14, 2014.
Addressing a press conference in Maiduguri wednesday, the head of the counter-insurgency operation in the North-east (Operation Lafiya Dole), Major General Lucky Irabor said the military was more determined than ever to free the remaining Chibok girls.
He noted that […]