Tag Archives: Boko Haram

Boko Haram Attacks Borno Again Hours After Buhari’s Condolence Visit

Several Borno State residents fled their homes Wednesday evening following an attack by Boko Haram at Jiddari-Polo area, near Maiduguri, the state capital, Daily Post reports. Videos captured by eyewitnesses on social media show people of different ages trekking and driving inward the city centre, away from the violence. The fresh battle occurred a few…

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President Buhari Booed By Borno Residents During Condolence Visit

On Wednesday, a large crowd of Borno residents expressed their dissatisfaction with the upsurge in Boko Haram attacks in the state by booing the President Muhammadu Buhari during his condolence visit. A circulating video captured the President and his convo as they drove from the Maiduguri International Airport to the centre of the cit were the North-Eastern…

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Boko Haram Strikes Again Killing 30 In Borno, Many Houses And Vehicles Burnt

According to circulating reports, suspected Boko Haram insurgents in gun trucks have attacked Auno, a village near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, killing over 10 people and destroying 18 vehicles. This was confirmed by the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, who spoke to journalists at the headquarters operation Lafiya Dole Maiduguri…

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Buhari Inducts Three Combat Helicopters To Address Insurgency

President Muhammad Buhari has inducted three attack helicopters, two Augusta 109Ps and one Mi-171E to enhance the war against the Boko Haram insurgency. According to Ripples Nigeria, the President during the introduction on Thursday in Abuja, also vowed that the Federal Government would do everything to tackle insecurity. President Buhari further promised that the government…

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Federal Government Demands Apology From Obasanjo Over Boko Haram Comment

The Federal Government of Nigeria has demanded that the former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo issue a public apology over his comments imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and ISWAP. Also, the Government asked him to withdraw the statement it described as deeply offensive and patently divisive. It said such indiscreet comments are far below…

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Politicians Aiding Boko Haram, Other Security Threats – Buratai

The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has stated that the threat by the Boko Haram sect is real and is being aided by Politicians, amidst other insecurities. Speaking on Wednesday when the chairman house of representatives committee on the army visited him in Maiduguri, Borno state, Buratai blamed some politicians for fuelling insecurity,…

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Boko Haram Fighters Earn N1m Daily While Nigerian Soldiers Get N1000

A member of the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNI), Dr. Sidi Ali Mohammed, yesterday disclosed that Boko Haram fighters receive $3000 (an equivalent of N1,080,000 daily) as allowance, while Nigerian soldiers get a paltry N1000. According to a report by Guardian, he spoke during the presentation of International Monetary Fund (IMF) Sub-Sahara Africa’s…

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