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IDPs set to return to their homes in northeast storm Abuja's Unity Fountain, thank Buhari, Army

IDPs set to return to their homes in northeast storm Abuja's Unity Fountain, thank Buhari, Army

IDPs set to return to their homes in northeast storm Abuja's Unity Fountain, thank Buhari, Army
Boko Haram: UN urges FG to take proactive steps against sexual violence on female children

UN partners with FG against sexual violence by Boko Haram terrorists on female children

The United Nations has lent its support to the federal government in fighting sexual violence targeted on female children by Boko Haram terrorists. The UN raised its voice against the crime mostly committed against girls.

UN partners with FG against sexual violence by Boko Haram terrorists on female children
Just in: Presidency approves special funding for counter-terrorism war

Just in: Presidency approves special funding for counter-terrorism war

All Relevant Ministries, Department and Agencies are required to include in their annual budgets Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Tasks for implementation as identified in Part 3 of the National Action Plan.

Just in: Presidency approves special funding for counter-terrorism war
CAN rejects alleged recruitment of ex-Boko Haram members into Army, Police

CAN rejects alleged recruitment of ex-Boko Haram members into Army, Police

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has rejected alleged plan by the federal government to recruit former members of the Boko Haram terrorists group into the Nigerian Army and the police. They said the plan is condemnable.

CAN rejects alleged recruitment of ex-Boko Haram members into Army, Police
Senator gives locations of Boko Haram bases, urges Army to attack

Senator gives locations of Boko Haram bases, urges Army to attack

While reacting to the recent killings over the weekend in the outskirts of Damboa town in Damboa local government area of Borno state, Ndume who gave the name of the locations as the Damboa/Gwoza/ Chibok and the lake chad axis.

Senator gives locations of Boko Haram bases, urges Army to attack
Boko Haram attacked Borno with 11 gun trucks, Police confirms

Boko Haram attacked Borno with 11 gun trucks, Police confirms

The attack comes barely three days after suicide bombers attacked Damboa council area with Rocket Propelled Launchers and Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs which had claimed over 40 lives with 75 injured in the incident.

Boko Haram attacked Borno with 11 gun trucks, Police confirms
Opinion: Insurgency, Nigerian Army, ISIS and a June diary by Prince Ugo

Opinion: Insurgency, Nigerian Army, ISIS and a June diary by Prince Ugo

I was impressed at the fact that, another hard tackle in the raids of Boko Haram terrorists camps by Nigerian troop of 27 Task Force Battalion of Operation Lafiya Dole, in Yaridiri forest in Geidam LGA of Yobe state, shattered.

Opinion: Insurgency, Nigerian Army, ISIS and a June diary by Prince Ugo
Tight security in airports as FG alerts agencies amid fear of ISIS attacks

Tight security in airports as FG alerts agencies amid fear of ISIS attacks

Although it could not be ascertained whether other agencies copied in the memo have scaled up its screening process, the OSGF did not recommend any specific measures that should be taken to neutralise the threat.

Tight security in airports as FG alerts agencies amid fear of ISIS attacks
US condoles with Nigeria over Damboa attacks in Borno

US condoles with Nigeria over Damboa attacks in Borno

The United States has condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the attacks on the night of Saturday, June 16 in Damboa, Borno in Northeastern Nigeria by suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists, which claimed 32 lives.

US condoles with Nigeria over Damboa attacks in Borno
ISIS allegedly sneaking terrorists into Nigeria from Syria - Report

ISIS allegedly sneaking terrorists into Nigeria from Syria - Report

A report by a UK Newspaper, The Sun, claimed that Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a terrorist group in the Middle East, is sneaking terrorists to Nigeria from Syria to train terrorists for possible attacks in Britain.

ISIS allegedly sneaking terrorists into Nigeria from Syria - Report
Minister seeks support for Buhari to end killings

Minister seeks support for Buhari to end killings

The minister, Ibrahim Jibrin, who made the appeal while speaking with newsmen in Nasarawa, stressed that President Muhammadu Buhari is working hard to end the killings not only in the state but also across the country.

Minister seeks support for Buhari to end killings
Atiku reacts as female bombers hit Borno village, killed 31

Atiku reacts as female bombers hit Borno village, killed 31

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed sadness over the bomb blast at Abachari area of Damboa local government area of Borno state. Atiku gave his reaction via his Twitter account, @atiku, on Monday, June 18.

Atiku reacts as female bombers hit Borno village, killed 31
As Nigerians celebrate Sallah, fresh blasts, rockets attack hits Borno, kill 31 people

Breaking: 31 killed, many injured in fresh Borno blasts, rockets attack

The attackers were said to have launched their attacks only few hours after the chief of Army staff, Tukur Buratai, appealed to some of the internally displaced persons in the state to return to their communities.

Breaking: 31 killed, many injured in fresh Borno blasts, rockets attack
Buratai calls on IDPs to return to their communities

Your communities have long been liberated by our gallant troops - Buratai tells IDPs to return home

The internally displaced persons in Borno North have been called upon to return to their communities. The chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Buratai Tukur, urged them to return home because their communities are now safe.

Your communities have long been liberated by our gallant troops - Buratai tells IDPs to return home
Nigerian Air Force fighter aircraft neutralizes Boko Haram terrorists at Parisu, Takwala

Nigerian Air Force fighter aircraft neutralizes Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) unit, Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole on Friday, June 15, successfully neutralized some Boko Haram terrorists at Parisu and Takwala, both in Borno state in a recent operation.

Nigerian Air Force fighter aircraft neutralizes Boko Haram terrorists in Borno
Mother of Boko Haram leader Shekau, Fatimata Abubakar, speaks out for the first time, says she does not know if he is dead or alive (photo)

Mother of Boko Haram leader Shekau, Fatimata Abubakar, speaks out for the first time, says she does not know if he is dead or alive (photo)

Falmata Abubakar, the mother of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has reportedly spoken for the first time since her son became terrorist, leading ferocious attacks on communities and towns in the north-eastern part of Nigeria.

Mother of Boko Haram leader Shekau, Fatimata Abubakar, speaks out for the first time, says she does not know if he is dead or alive (photo)
After outburst by Shekau's mother, traditional warrior writes open letter to Boko Haram commander

After outburst by Shekau's mother, traditional warrior writes open letter to Boko Haram commander

The President re-organized the Nigerian Military and appointed an experienced soldier and fighter, Lt. General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and leader of the counter-insurgency operations in Nigeria.

After outburst by Shekau's mother, traditional warrior writes open letter to Boko Haram commander
We commend Nigerian Army for the success it has recorded in keeping Nigerians safe from Boko Haram - Group

We commend Nigerian Army for the success it has recorded in keeping Nigerians safe from Boko Haram - Group

Speaking to journalists in Maiduguri on Thursday, June 14, the national cordinator of CATE, Gabriel Onoja, said the group was pleased with the ongoing onslaught by the Nigerian Army against Boko Haram terrorists.

We commend Nigerian Army for the success it has recorded in keeping Nigerians safe from Boko Haram - Group
13 homes destroyed, properties looted as Nigerian soldiers clash with Boko Haram terrorists

13 homes destroyed, properties looted as Nigerian soldiers clash with Boko Haram terrorists

At least, 13 houses were destroyed while properties have been looted as members of the Boko Haram terrorists allegedly attacked in Kaya village, Madagali local government area of Adamawa state. The military repelled the attack.

13 homes destroyed, properties looted as Nigerian soldiers clash with Boko Haram terrorists
After attacks by Boko Haram bombers, police urge Maiduguri residents to be more vigilant

After attacks by Boko Haram bombers, police urge Maiduguri residents to be more vigilant

Residents of Maiduguri, Borno stat, have been urged by the state police command to exercise more vigilance while going about their daily businesses. This is coming after suicide bomb attacks rocked Maiduguri on June 9 and 11.

After attacks by Boko Haram bombers, police urge Maiduguri residents to be more vigilant
Panic as 3 reportedly die in early morning Maiduguri bomb blast

Panic as 3 reportedly die in early morning Maiduguri bomb blast

Security and resident sources confirmed that the blast occurred at popular Baga Road area, precisely at Barka Da Zuwa junctions in Maiduguri about 01:35 hours when a male bomber blew himself up and killed two civilians.

Panic as 3 reportedly die in early morning Maiduguri bomb blast
Just in: Boko Haram bomber takes own life in failed attack on major Maiduguri market

Just in: Boko Haram bomber takes own life in failed attack on major Maiduguri market

The Borno command of the Nigeria Police Force, on Sunday, June 10, confirmed that tragedy was averted when a bomber heading to the market mistakenly detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) killing himself alone.

Just in: Boko Haram bomber takes own life in failed attack on major Maiduguri market
Viral video of Nigerian soldiers from Anambra fighting Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest

Viral video of Nigerian soldiers from Anambra fighting Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest

A video of Nigerian soldiers reportedly from Anambra, speaking Igbo as they journey through Sambisa Forest, a Boko Haram stronghold, in search of leader of the extremist group, Abubakar Shekau, has gone viral on the internet.

Viral video of Nigerian soldiers from Anambra fighting Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest
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Boko Haram is a terrorist organization with its roots in northeastern Nigeria, linked to insurgency stemming from north Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

"Boko Haram" is a Hausa name which translates roughly as "Western education is forbidden", while the real Arabic name translates as "The Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad".

The sect was founded in 2002 by the late Mohammed Yusuf who was captured and executed by the Nigerian security forces in 2009. Until the government clamped down on the sect’s activities in 2009, the operations conducted by the sect were more or less peaceful. Since Abubakar Shekau, a former deputy to Yusuf’s era, violent attacks have escalated in terms of both frequency and intensity.

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The sect seeks to establish a "pure" Islamic state ruled by Sharia, putting a stop to what it deems Westernization. It proposes that interaction with the Western world is forbidden, and also supports opposition to the Muslim establishment and the government of Nigeria.

The group is known for attacking Christians, Muslim clerics and government targets, as well as for bombing churches, mosques, schools and police stations. The group is also notorious for kidnappings.

The violence linked to the Boko Haram insurgency has resulted in an estimated 20,000 deaths between 2002 and 2015.

On November 13, 2013, the United States government designated the group a terrorist organization. On May 22, 2014, the United Nations Security Council added Boko Haram to its list of designated al-Qaeda entities, bringing "funding, travel and weapons sanctions" against the terrorist group.

On the same day Boko Haram was officially declared a terrorist group affiliated to al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. International sanctions including assets' freeze, travel ban and arms embargo are imposed against the Islamist extremist group.

It was reported in August 2013 that Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, had been shot and deposed by members of his sect, but he survived.

He has taken responsibility for the April 2014 kidnapping of over 200 school girls in Chibok, Borno state, Nigeria.

Funding sources for Boko Haram are not certain, but is believed to be partially funded by bank robberies and by other Islamist groups.

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