Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a village in Adamawa, burning down a number of houses and looting several shops. The incident occurred in Kirchinga, Madagali Local Government Area of northern Adamawa, Monday evening. Local sources said that the insurgents got to Kirchinga in pickup vans and motorcycles about 4:00pm on Monday and carried out their destructive acts. The sources, however, commended soldiers who they said responded early enough to repel them. Commander of the troops in Madagali, Col. U.S Abdulsalam, confirmed the attack, saying, “Yes, there was an attack but it was repelled successfully.” Until the Boko Haram insurgents turned against Garkida in Gombi Local Government Area in February, Madagali and neighbouring Michika were- the two LGAs that the
Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, pleads with his fighters not to run away from battle after many of them were killed and weapons confiscated by the Chadian Army.In a sober voice, Shekau, who spoke in Hausa language, said, "People of Chad, leave us alone, this operation is not approved by the Qur'an. It is not the will of the Prophet Muhammed but if you want to continue, God will help us too because he is bigger than you."To my fighters, take heart. It is I, Abubakar Shekau, your leader." The battle at Kelkoua, bank of the Lake Chad, saw the killing of many Boko Haram terrorists while bunkers hiding key commanders where discovered and destroyed.Listen To The Audio Below... https://youtu.be/Z-Uwv-ToPzg
The Nigerian army says 19 Boko Haram insurgents were killed during an exchange of gunfire on Wednesday in Damboa local government area of Borno state. In a statement on Thursday, Aminu Ilyisu, army operations media coordinator, said the insurgents attempted to infiltrate the troops’ location from three different fronts in the early hours of Wednesday. He said the insurgents suffered “a crushing defeat’ in which over 19 of them were killed while others fled with various degrees of injuries. But he said three soldiers were killed in the attack while four others were wounded in action. He added that five AK-47 rifles, one general-purpose machine gun and one rocket-propelled gun tube were recovered from the insurgents. “A misguided attempt by some crimi
At least eight mobile policemen have been killed in Wednesday’s Boko Haram attack on Dapchi town in Yobe State. Channels Television confirmed this on Thursday during a visit to the town, the headquarters of Bursari Local Government Area of the state. The Acting Assistant Director of Army Public Relations of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, Lieutenant Chinonso Oteh, as well as the Police Public Relations Officer in Yobe, Dungus Abdulkarim, have confirmed the attack. Both men were, however, unable to give details of the casualties in the incident. The insurgents were said to have invaded the town in what appeared to be an attack targeted at security formations in Dapchi. They attacked the Divisional Police Headquarters and the Nigerian Army formation in the town, wh
A number of people were killed on Wednesday, when members of the Boko Haram terror group attacked Damboa in Borno State. Reports reveal that two women were killed by stray bullets, while some members of the Civilian JTF, and Vigilante group also lost their lives, when troops of the Nigerian army confronted and repelled the terrorists. Borno State governor, Professor Babagana Zukum applauded the Nigeria Army for its response to the Boko Haram attack on Damboa. The terrorists had on Wednesday evening attacked Damboa from all directions. However, following the quick intervention of the Nigerian Army, the terrorist group were repelled and many of them killed. Responding to the development in a tweet on his Twitter handle-@ProfZulum, the governor wrote: “Damboa: Thank you
lai The Minister of Information, Dr Lai Mohammed during a conference on the state of Insecurity in the country has said that members of the Boko Haram Sect have started targetting and attacking Christians and Christian towns in the country in a bid to incite a religious war among the 2 major religious groups in the country. Minister Lai Mohammed said that the Insurgent group seeks to exploit the highly emotive and divisive nature of religion in the country and use it to sow a seed of disunity and confusion. Also, saying that targetting of Christians still hasn’t stopped them from targetting Muslims too. He appealed to Nigerians not to allow the insurgents to cause discord amongst them, urging all Nigerians to join and support the military in the fight against ins
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has stated that the war against Boko Haram could not be won by military might due to series of indoctrination that have been carried out in the north for more than two decades. Buratai said that only 25 per cent of the war falls within the ambit of the military. The rest, according to him, is for the civil populace to handle. He made these declarations yesterday in Lagos during the 2020 Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Security Meets Business Dialogue. Buratai stated that: “We are fighting the mind. So, can the military fight the mind of the people? That is not the job of the military. Psychological operation is government- driven. Facility to reach the minds of the people is within the precinct
Unhappy with the level of insecurity in the North-East, a House of Representatives member from Borno State, Ahmadu Jaha has threatened to resign as a lawmaker. Jaha, who represents Damboa/Gwoza/Chibok, made the threat during Tuesday plenary of the Reps members. He accused the military in the troubled region of not doing enough, saying that they were busy creating super camps to protect themselves. He said because of the development that innocent civilians were always exposed to attacks by Boko Haram terrorists. According to him, soldiers rather than take the battle to the camp of the enemy only relax in the super camps and wait until Boko Haram attacks before coming to repel them. He said it was necessary that the security chiefs were sacked over supposed failure...
The Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District, Istifanus Gyang, has called on his colleagues to reject the bill seeking to establish an agency for the rehabilitation and reintegration of repentant Boko Haram insurgents and bandits. The lawmaker equally said the bill, which was mentioned and has passed first reading is not only uncalled for but “assaults the sensibility of Nigerians in view of the fact that most of the victims and communities affected by insurgency, banditry and violent attacks are still languishing from neglect and lack of the much needed government attention and intervention despite repeated calls”. Gyang disclosed this through his Special Adviser Media and Protocol, Musa Ibrahim Ashoms in Jos, the Plateau State Capital, saying the propose
???????????????????????????????????? The Federal Government of Nigeria has responded to a recent report by the Amnesty international about killing and burning of houses by the military. The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) had recently accused Amnesty International (AI) of a campaign of calumny targeting the Nigerian Military and deliberately supporting the callous acts of terrorism perpetrated by Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP). Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed warned that Amnesty International not to cast themselves in the league of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists. Amnesty International Nigeria had earlier slammed the federal government for failing to inves...