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One dead, 30 houses Destroyed In Another Plateau Attack

One dead, 30 houses Destroyed In Another Plateau Attack

A fresh attack, late Monday night, at Rotsu village of Irigwe Chiefdom in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, has left one person dead and about 30 houses razed. This came as the Operation Safe Haven said it will investigate the purported involvement of its personnel in Nkyie Doghwro village attack, where 29 persons […]

US lawmakers Meet Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara Over North-East Crisis

US lawmakers Meet Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara Over North-East Crisis

As the humanitarian crisis thrown up by eight years of Boko Haram war lingers, a congressional delegation from the United States of America, USA, is meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and other senior federal government officials on the way forward. Among the issues of particular interest to the U.S. officials will be the fight against […]

Six Killed In Suicide Attack In Maiduguri

Six Killed In Suicide Attack In Maiduguri

At least six persons were killed in a suicide attack in Maiduguri wednesday. Confirming the death toll to THISDAY, a hospital source said six corpses were brought to the hospital from the scene of the attack. He said: “Six corpses were brought from Muna garage area where a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device.” Some […]

Suicide Bombers Kill 27, Wound 83 In Borno

Suicide Bombers Kill 27, Wound 83 In Borno

A Boko Haram suicide bomber on Tuesday killed at least 27 people and wounded 83 in Borno State, local sources told AFP. A female bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in the village of Konduga near Maiduguri, the epicentre of the conflict between government forces and the Islamist Boko Haram insurgents, […]

Troops Kill Scores, Destroy Boko Haram Bomb Factory

Troops Kill Scores, Destroy Boko Haram Bomb Factory

Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east Monday killed scores of the terrorists and destroyed a bomb factory owned by the sect. Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, explained that troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, Operation Lafiya Dole, sprang an ambush on the suspected Boko Haram terrorists […]

Boko Haram Releases Video Of 10 Women Abducted From Military/Police Convoy

Boko Haram Releases Video Of 10 Women Abducted From Military/Police Convoy

A video showing 10 distraught women, believed to be the ones kidnapped in a raid by the militant group on a military/police convoy in Borno State some weeks ago, has been received by SaharaReporters Following the incident, which took place a few kilometres outside Maiduguri, on Damboa Road, the Nigeria police refuted claims by Boko […]

23 Killed In Maiduguri Terrorists Attack

23 Killed In Maiduguri Terrorists Attack

Multiple suicide attacks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Tuesday claimed 23 lives, the state Police Commissioner, Damien Chukwu revealed wednesday. Those killed were 19 persons, including 12 members of the Civilian JTF, and the four suicide bombers who carried out the attacks. The commissioner, who briefed journalists at one of the scenes of […]

Boko Haram Beheads Four IDPs

Boko Haram Beheads Four IDPs

Four internally displaced persons, IDPs, in Dalori-1 Camp of Maiduguri, Borno State, have been beheaded by the Boko Haram, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. They were reportedly beheaded while hunting outside the camp on Saturday. The four victims were on Sunday buried by their fellow displaced persons. Two other IDPs who were among a 12-man hunting troop […]

82 Chibok Girls Get Released In Exchange For Prisoners

82 Chibok Girls Get Released In Exchange For Prisoners

Nigerian authorities have said 82 Chibok schoolgirls have been released into military custody in the north of the country. The girls have received medical attention and are to be flown to Abuja to meet the president. A military and a civilian militia source in Banki, near the Nigerian border with Cameroon, said “at least 80” […]

Rise in Boko Haram Child Suicide Bombers ‘Alarming’ – UNICEF

Rise in Boko Haram Child Suicide Bombers ‘Alarming’ – UNICEF

An “alarming” number of children, most of them girls, have been used by Boko Haram as suicide bombers in the first months of 2017, UNICEF said Wednesday. The Islamists have increasingly been using children to attack crowded markets, mosques and camps for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria and the broader Lake Chad region. Experts […]