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10 Killed, 60 Injured in Boko Haram Attack On Maiduguri

10 Killed, 60 Injured in Boko Haram Attack On Maiduguri

Nine of the dead were young boys hit by a bomb while playing football at Gwange ward. At least 10 persons have now been confirmed killed and about 60 injured when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Tuesday evening. The governor of the state, Babagana Zulum, confirmed the attack. The military had, in a […]

Crush the Insurgency Now, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs

Crush the Insurgency Now, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military service chiefs to be decisive in dealing with terrorists and ending the insurgency in the North-east without further delay. Buhari has also justified the extension of the Kano-Katsina-Jibiya rail line to Maradi in Niger Republic, saying the project, when completed, will boost trade between Nigeria and Niger Republic, […]

SADC Tackles Moza Insurgency

SADC Tackles Moza Insurgency

SADC countries are closely monitoring the improving security situation in Mozambique and mapping out strategies to ensure insurgency activities in northern parts of the country are tackled appropriately. This emerged at an Extraordinary Sadc Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation Summit held in Maputo yesterday, which was attended by President Mnangagwa (immediate-past Troika chair) […]

6 Nigerians Convicted in UAE Over ‘Boko Haram Funding’

6 Nigerians Convicted in UAE Over ‘Boko Haram Funding’

Six Nigerians have been convicted by an Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over alleged funding of Boko Haram, investigations by Daily Trust reveals. Two of the convicts, Surajo Abubakar Muhammad and Saleh Yusuf Adamu were sentenced to life imprisonment while the remaining four, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan, AbdurRahman Ado […]

Boko Haram Attacks Humanitarian Workers, Three Feared Killed, Two Reportedly Kidnapped

Boko Haram Attacks Humanitarian Workers, Three Feared Killed, Two Reportedly Kidnapped

Three people were feared killed on Sunday when suspected members of the Boko Haram attacked humanitarian workers in Borno State. Two others were also reportedly kidnapped by the insurgents, sources told PREMIUM TIMES. The insurgents carried out the attack along the Maiduguri-Monguno road. Credible sources within the UN system in Maiduguri, Borno State, confirmed the […]

Women And Al-Shabaab’s Insurgency In Somalia

Women And Al-Shabaab’s Insurgency In Somalia

What’s new? Women form an important social base for the Islamist Al-Shabaab insurgency in Somalia. Some help it recruit, generate funds and carry out operations. These understudied realities partly explain the insurgency’s resilience. Why does it matter? Understanding what Al-Shabaab offers Somali women, despite its brutal violence, patriarchal ethos and rigid gender norms, and, in […]

Bombers Attack Kpanche Community In Kogi State

Bombers Attack Kpanche Community In Kogi State

No fewer than 16 persons have been reportedly killed in the Sunday attacks on Kpanche and other communities in the Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi State. The traditional ruler of Mozum community in the area, Alhaji Khalid Bukar, who put the number of casualties at 16, told newsmen in Lokoja that the attacks started […]

UN Condemns The Brutal Attack Of Civilians In North East, Nigeria

UN Condemns The Brutal Attack Of Civilians In North East, Nigeria

The UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Yassine Gaba, has strongly condemned the deadly combined attack which took place Sunday April 1 near Belle Village, on the outskirts of Maiduguri. According to local sources, at least 34 civilians lost their lives in this attack and some 90 others were injured. “The recent weeks have […]

Schoolgirls Abducted As Boko Haram Attacks Yobe Town

Schoolgirls Abducted As Boko Haram Attacks Yobe Town

Fleeing members of Boko Haram last night attacked Dapchi town in Bursari Local Government Area of Yobe State. Details of the attack were still sketchy as at the time of filing this report, but THISDAY confirmed that the insurgents carted away foodstuffs. However, the rumoured abduction of scores of schoolgirls from Government Girls Secondary School […]

Mali Vows to Stabilize Militant-Hit Region Before Elections

Mali Vows to Stabilize Militant-Hit Region Before Elections

Mali will deploy additional troops to its central region in a bid to halt an escalation of Islamist militant attacks as pressure mounts to stabilize the West African nation before elections later this year. “Our biggest concern is the security of central Mali,” Security Minister Salif Traore said Monday in an interview in the capital, […]

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