• Nigerian soldiers withdraw from border town after Boko Haram attack

    Nigerian soldiers withdraw from border town after Boko Haram attack

    Nigerian Army troops stationed at a border town in Borno State have withdrawn from their location after a Boko Haram attack on Monday evening, the army spokesman said in a statement.

    Monday’s attack on Gashigar, on the border with Niger left thirteen soldiers wounded and an unknown number missing.

    Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman said the attack was a “temporary setback” carried out by “remnants of Boko Haram” that forced the soldiers to ‘withdraw from the location’.

    Usman said an operation was in […]

  • Shettima relocates to town hit by Boko Haram insurgency to supervise reconstruction

    Shettima relocates to town hit by Boko Haram insurgency to supervise reconstruction

    Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State said on Wednesday he had relocated to Bama, one of the communities worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency in the state, to supervise its reconstruction.

    Shettima made the statement at a reception organised for him by Colonel Adamu Laka, the Commander of the 21 Armoured Brigade in Bama, headquarters of Bama Local Government Area.

    He said he took the decision to mobilise human and material resources for the reconstruction of the town.

    Shettima said: “We are […]

  • Troops reclaim town, captured by Boko Haram amid heavy gun fight – Army

    Troops reclaim town, captured by Boko Haram amid heavy gun fight – Army

    Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, have captured Mallam Fatori in northern Borno after a fierce battle closely covered by air operations.

    According to a statement signed by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, on Wednesday, the town was captured under “Operation Gama Aiki” of the Operation Lafiya Dole.

    Usman said that the troops killed several of the Boko Haram terrorists in the resulting encounter, who subsequently withdrew “to a vantage position”.

    ‪”However, the terrorists […]

  • Wow! See the Town Where People Use Fire to Catch Fish at Night (Photos+Video)

    Wow! See the Town Where People Use Fire to Catch Fish at Night (Photos+Video)

    Fishermen have been seen using a rather unconventional method to catch fish and it is quite fascinating.

    Fishermen in Taiwan have been catching sardines with the help of fiery stick held over the edge of a boat for hundreds of years.

    The fish are so attracted to the light that they jump out of the water and into the nets of the fishermen.

    Fire fishing is as simple as it is mesmerizing.

    According to reports, fishing boats head out to sea during the night, […]