“We lost two soldiers to Boko Haram terrorists who attacked Alpha Company location…” a military officer in Banki said on condition of anonymity. Continue reading Boko Haram kills two soldiers in NE Nigeria: security sources
“Many vehicles managed to turn back, however two soldiers were killed and two other civilians. An unknown number of party supporters were kidnapped along with their vehicle. Continue reading Boko Haram attacks governor’s convoy in Nigeria: security sources
“Boko Haram infiltrated our base in Ngwom yesterday (Friday) at around 6:50 pm (1750 GMT) in which we lost three soldiers,” a military officer in Maiduguri told AFP. Continue reading Boko Haram kills three troops in Nigeria base attack
“The weapons are being smuggled from Libya to their factions in Nigeria and Mali,” the WSJ report quoted an arms smuggler in Niger named Yusuf as saying.
“They want their own country,” he added.
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According to Isa Gusau, the Director of Press to Governor Shettima, these hunters and vigilante members are carefully nominated, approved by community leaders and sent for screening and training by the Directorate of State Services (DSS) to ensure they have no links to the terrorist networks. Continue reading Borno Hunters to the Rescue
“The attack was successfully repelled and the terrorists were pushed back,” said the officer, who asked to remain anonymous as he was not authorised to speak to the media.
There were no reports of casualties.
Continue reading Boko Haram attacks military bases in NE Nigeria: sources
“Luckily the gunmen met stiff resistance from the soldiers,” said Karimbe from the town of Biu, some 30 kilometres (18 miles) away. Continue reading Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram strike near army chief’s home
The region became a hotbed of extremism after chaos engulfed Libya in 2011, followed by an Islamist insurgency in north Mali and the rise of Boko Haram in Nigeria. Continue reading Burkina army chief sacked as jihadist attacks continue
“They entered Baga unchallenged. Boko Haram fighters had not been staying the night in Baga since they learnt soldiers were preparing to launch a massive attack.” Continue reading Nigerian troops retake Baga after Boko Haram attack