Boko Haram militants killed seven Chad soldiers and wounded 15 in an overnight attack in which 63 “terrorists” were also killed, an army spokesperson told AFP on Monday. “The terrorists attacked our forces at midnight in Bohama … in the Lake Chad region,” Colonel Azem Bermandoa told AFP. In a statement, Bermandoa said
Paul Carsten Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers have been killed in recent months by Islamist militants who the president vowed to defeat when voted into power in 2015 - and the bloodshed has become a useful weapon for opponents aiming to topple him in coming elections. Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has been largely silent
Ola Lanre Nigerian military has named its fifth commander in less than two years to lead the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency, the army said on Saturday, a move military sources say was related to continued attacks by Islamists. The attacks could hurt President Muhammadu Buhari’s chances of re-election in Feb.
•Nabs killers of Kaduna monarch, maiwada galadima •Recovers cache of ammunition across states Godsgift Onyedinefu The Department of State Security Service (DSS) on Thursday announced the arrest of high profile kidnappers and crime suspects across Nigeria including a suspected Improvised Explosives Device (IED) expert for the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), Abbas
Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say, forcing a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the government has frequently claimed to have vanquished. The fatigued, ill-equipped government troops have reached breaking point, they said. The setback in
•Buhari condemns killing, vows to rescue Leah, others Jude Johnson The Boko Haram terrorists' faction loyal to the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) has killed one of the health workers kidnapped from Kala-Balge, Borno State, Saifura Khorsa, a midwife with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and have threatened to
Government officials have ordered thousands of displaced people to return to an unsafe area as pressure mounts to show progress in the war against Islamist groups ahead of a presidential election, according to sources familiar with the situation. Reuters report that those who have gone back say they only did so
Abdulkareem Haru The predominance of the cash economy is a major factor fuelling the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin region, a UN report has revealed. This was contained in the 22nd Report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team, pursuant to