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Boko Haram Beheads Four Internally Displaced Persons

Boko Haram Beheads Four Internally Displaced Persons

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 […]

Boko Haram Threat – Security On High Alert in Abuja

Boko Haram Threat – Security On High Alert in Abuja

Following threats by Boko Haram to attack Abuja, security agencies in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, have declared their readiness to combat all forms of threat to lives and property by intensifying intelligence efforts, surveillance and raiding black spots within and around the city. The decision was taken, weekend, at an emergency meeting of FCT […]

82 Chibok girls reunited with families in Nigeria

82 Chibok girls reunited with families in Nigeria

A group of the “Chibok girls” freed from Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants have been reunited with their families. The 82 girls, who were part of a huge group kidnapped from their school in 2014, are in the care of security services in the capital, Abuja. Their parents travelled by bus through the night to meet […]

82 Chibok Schoolgirls Released in Swap for Detained Boko Haram Suspects

82 Chibok Schoolgirls Released in Swap for Detained Boko Haram Suspects

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” […]

Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau ‘Injured in Air Strike’

Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau ‘Injured in Air Strike’

Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau has been injured and one of his deputies killed in an air strike in northeast Nigeria, civilian and security sources told AFP on Wednesday. Two Nigerian Air Force jets bombarded fighters who had gathered for prayers in Balla village, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Damboa, on the edge of […]

How Boko Haram Commit ‘Grave Violations’ Against Children – UN

How Boko Haram Commit ‘Grave Violations’ Against Children – UN

Children in Northeast Nigeria continue to be brutalized as a result of Boko Haram’s insurgency in the region and the ensuing conflict, a UN report released on Thursday has said. The ‘Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Nigeria’, documented the impact on children of the severe deterioration of the security and […]

Boko Haram Attacks Borno Communities, Kidnaps 10 – Official

Boko Haram Attacks Borno Communities, Kidnaps 10 – Official

Suspected Boko Haram members attacked communities in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State kidnapping 10 people, an official has said. Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Borno, said the terrorists invaded Konduga and abducted four women and six youths. Mr. Abdullahi told the News Agency of […]

Fresh Drive to Rid Western Africa of Polio

Fresh Drive to Rid Western Africa of Polio

Polio eradication teams are preparing to vaccinate 116 million children in western and central African nations, especially Nigeria. The virus, which can paralyze victims, was stamped out in India in 2014. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) said Friday its teams were aiming to reach every child under five in 13 countries from Mauritania to […]

Amnesty International Under Fire As More Groups Demand Expulsion

Amnesty International Under Fire As More Groups Demand Expulsion

More groups have thrown their weight behind recent calls for the sack of Amnesty International from the country owing to its claimed disreputable role in the current fight against Boko Haram in the North Eastern Nigeria. This is even as leading human rights group, Save Africa and Restoration Agenda (SARA) has commended protesters who came […]

Focus On Cameroon in Boko Haram’s Latest Propaganda Video, Analysis

Focus On Cameroon in Boko Haram’s Latest Propaganda Video, Analysis

The latest video from hardline Islamist group Boko Haram has a specific focus on the militants’ operations in Cameroon, according to an expert on Boko Haram’s use of the media. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau appeared in a video obtained by news agencies last week and spoke for about 20 minutes criticising regional leaders. Shekau […]

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