The Nigerian military has said that it has rescued 5,235 persons held hostage by Boko Haram insurgents from October to November 2016, through its “Operation Finale”, adding that it has alos recovered weapons and killed several insurgents across various locations of the North-east.
Major General Lucky Irabor, Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this at a press briefing held at the headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole, at Maimalari Cantonment Maiduguri, yesterday, explaining that due to the ferocity of the attack […]
It was gathered that the House of Representatives moved on Tuesday to prescribe tougher penalties for terrorism, including “a maximum of life imprisonment.”
A person, who facilitates the escape of a suspect held for an act of terrorism also faces a life prison sentence.
Sponsors of terrorism face the penalty of life imprisonment as those who commit the act itself.
Under the new law in view, planning a terror act is punishable even when the act is not committed eventually.
The provisions were contained […]
According to reports. the firepower of the Multinational Joint Task Force ground troops and joint air operation during the Operation GAMA AIKI forced a massive defection of remnants of the Boko Haram Terrorists.
Sustained offensive operations and blockage of logistics supply routes made the terrorists’ locations untenable; as a result, BHT and their families abandoned their locations and surrendered with their arms to the nearest locations of the ground forces in the operation areas.
The recent wave of mass defection took place […]
According to reports, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has inaugurated a workshop on online tracking of terrorists and fraudsters by police investigators, stating that the Force on its own cannot eliminate cyber-crime without the support of the citizens.
He noted that the police would need to work hand in hand with the Cyber-crime Advisory Council Office, the international community and Information and Communication Technology firms to find solutions to cyber-crime in the country.
Speaking at the two-day cyber-crime and forensic investigation […]
According to reports, the Federal Government has said that the release of 21 Chibok girls on Thursday was not a product of swapping of Boko Haram terrorists in detention.
Rather, the Federal Government said it was a product of intense negotiation.
The position of the Federal Government was stated on Thursday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at a news briefing.
Mohammed confirmed the earlier stated position of the Presidency that the release of the girls involved negotiations by […]
Troops arrested no fewer than 12 fleeing suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Thursday, Colonel Sani Usman, the acting Director of Army Public Relations, has said.
Usman in a statement on Friday in Abuja said all the arrested suspects had been handed over to Joint Investigation Committee for further action.
He added that 18 cows were recovered from them and handed over to the Cattle Market Committee for screening and identification and subsequent hand over to their […]
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE with assistance of Civilian JTF, have arrested three suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorists group.
The suspects include Abba Go Dallagio, Abba Fanned and Alhaji Nwariye. During preliminary investigation they claimed that they entered into Maiduguri through Mafa with about 200 cows for sale at Maiduguri cattle market.
The suspects further stated that they are part of logistics elements of the Boko Haram terrorists group that assist in selling cows for the insurgents.
They further added that […]
Troops on Wednesday morning came across some elements of Boko Haram terrorists at Bulabulin in Borno State.
The troops engaged the terrosits in a fire fight that lasted for an hour.
The troops killed nine Boko Haram terrorists and wounded several others.
They also captured two AK-47 rifles, two Hand Grenades, one Improvised Explosive Device, five Jerrycans of Premium Motor Spirit and nine motorcycles.
However, the troops hand held radio was badly damaged during the encounter.
The troops, a statement said, would continue the clearance […]
According to reports, the Army on Thursday said it killed Fifteen insurgents in a fierce battle between its troops and Boko Haram terrorists in Abadam village, Borno.
In a statement issued by Col. Sani Usman, acting Director Army Public Relations in Abuja, the army, however said it lost two soldiers during the fight.
Usman said the terrorists launched attacked on troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Multinational Task Force at about 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, which lasted for two hours.
He said while […]
According to reports, the Nigerian military has rescued 43 abducted persons and recovered 500 cows from fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in Mafa, Borno State.
The military operation for the mission was carried out on Sunday morning after eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists abducted some cattle rearers and livestock at gunpoint at Dalakalari general area, Mafa Local Government Area.
Some well meaning people informed the military who swung into action and pursued the terrorists.
The terrorists, sensing danger, ran and abandoned the livestock just […]
The Nigerian Army on Monday raised the alarm concerning members of the Boko Haram terrorist group disguising as mad men.
This was also as the Army announced the killing of a female suicide bomber at a checkpoint in Borno State.
These were contained in a statement in the early hours of Monday by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sani Usman.
The statement reads in full: “On Sunday 11th September 2016, evening, a suspected female suicide bomber was seen approaching troops check […]