Some members of the Boko Haram terrorists group have hijacked a commercial bus and kidnapped about 20 passengers on board in Maiduguri, Borno state capital city. Witnesses said between 10 and 20 passengers were abducted.
Bomb explosions have never been heard in other parts of Northern Nigeria like Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Bauchi, and Gombe states among others, where insurgents had made steady and unstoppable ingress by early 2015.
A Nigerian man has shared a heartbreaking story about his brother who is a soldier. The man cried out on Twitter about how his brother is being treated unfairly while serving his country at the Cameroon border.
The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Mashal Sadiq Abubakar, has blamed unpatriotic Nigerians over the funding of some terrorist groups in the country. Abubakar made the allegation at the inauguration of Small Arms Shooting Range.
Nigeria has resolved to embark on massive religious education in the northeast to create awareness on the dangers of the insurgency, a menace that had led to the death of more than 20,000 people in the country since 2009.
Some suspected Boko Haram terrorists have killed 18 farmers and kidnapped nine women in western region of Chad, authorities said, part of a wave of violence that has spread from neighbouring Nigeria across the region.
Nigerian troops sustained strikes on insurgents at unexpected locations and hideouts, which rattled and shattered their coherence, making it impossible to recuperate from injuries and freely regroup to plot fresh atrocities.
Jason Warner, Assistant Professor at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, a United States' elite military academy, said Boko Haram started the use of female suiciide bombers after the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls.
Mohammed Kaita who was displaced from his hometown in northern Borno said he lost his mother to the ordeal. Kaita also narrated how his two wives were abused right in front of him. Speaking Amina Bula said she lost her husband.
We went through various training in the camp. During the course of our induction training, I was selected to be trained on bomb making technique, bomb detection as well as identifying and demobilising explosives.
Mansur Dan-Ali, the defence minister in Nigeria, has urged citizens not to panic over reports that the Islamic State (IS) fighters were coming into the country by allegedly training some people ahead of possible attacks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A commissioner in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in Akwa Ibom, on Sunday, June 10, declared 59 persons alleged to be ring leaders and sponsors of insecurity within Ukanafun and Etim Ekpo local government areas of the state.
Pope said Islam does not have anything doing with terrorism adding equating Islam to the terrorism is “foolish. He said this in an interview with an Italian local newspaper when the body of Pope John XXIII returns to his home.
Survivors of Boko Haram attacks, particularly women and girls, who live in IDP camps in the northeast, have narrated how Nigerian and Cameroonian security officials who were supposed to be protecting them, maltreated them.
It is instructive to state that the ICC needs to consider the petitions of agencies and organizations against the act of Boko Haram and IMN along with ascertaining the number of civilians affected by the military intervention.
Speaking to journalist in Abuja, the executive director of CATE, Gabriel Onoja however, said an independent analysts as well as peace and conflict resolution practitioners on the field shows that the terrorist remain defeated.