• New leader for Boko Haram portends danger – Ekhomu

    New leader for Boko Haram portends danger – Ekhomu

    The Federal Government has been advised to consider the appointment of a new leader for Boko Haram, Sheikh Abu Musab Al-Barnawi as a very serious and dangerous development in the ongoing war against terrorism and insurgency.

    President of Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria, (AISSSON), Dr. Onah Ekhomu, said in a statement that the strategic leadership appointment should be considered a direct threat from ISIS.

    Consequently, the Federal Government should urgently direct the intelligence agencies, the military, law enforcement […]

  • ISIS ‘appoints’ new leader for Boko Haram

    ISIS ‘appoints’ new leader for Boko Haram

    The Islamic State (IS) says its terror affiliate in Nigeria, Boko Haram, has appointed a new leader.

    According to a report by BBC, Abu Musab al-Barnawi was announced as the new leader of Boko Haram in the latest issue of an IS magazine.

    Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram’s former leader, last spoke through an audio message released about a year ago.

    In the message, Shekau said he was alive and had not been replaced as was being speculated among Nigeria’s security agencies.

    The purported new […]

  • US releases $13m for Boko Haram victims in North East

    US releases $13m for Boko Haram victims in North East

    The United Nations humanitarian agency, has released $13 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund, CERF, to provide life-saving assistance to 250,000 persons in North-east of Nigeria that have just become accessible.

    This brought the total CERF support to more than $70 million.

    $27 million was allocated in March 2015 to assist more than 1.6 million Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, refugees, returnees, and host communities in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

    An additional $31 million was provided in early 2016 to help 700,000 […]