• 38 Boko Haram fighters killed in south Niger – army

    38 Boko Haram fighters killed in south Niger – army

    Thirty-eight Boko Haram Islamist fighters have been killed during military search operations carried out by Niger and Chad troops in the Diffa region of southeast Niger this week, an official said on Friday.

    Two soldiers were lightly wounded in the action and “on the enemy side; 38 terrorists killed,” Niger defence ministry spokesperson Moustapha Ledru said on state television.

    Substantial quantities of weapons and munitions were also seized, Colonel Ledru added.

    The joint army operations took place between Monday and Wednesday around the […]

  • Military to rehabilitate ‘repentant’ Boko Haram fighters

    Military to rehabilitate ‘repentant’ Boko Haram fighters

    The Director of Defence Information, Defence Headquarters, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, on Thursday said the military will rehabilitate repentant Boko Haram members through its “Operations Safe Corridor.”

    Abubarka stated this at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja.

    He said the operation was to rehabilitate, reintegrate, empower and de-radicalise surrendered members of the sect.

    He said,“Nigeria being a signatory to United Nations conventions must comply fully with that portion of the convention.

    “Even if you arrest or capture an enemy or prisoner of war, […]