Leaked Memo: Army Admits Soldiers Unwilling To Fight Boko Haram Terrorists • Lowers Academic Qualification For Recruitment

A sizeable number of soldiers in the Army are unwilling to engage in counter-terrorism and anti-banditry operations across the country, the Service has admitted in an internal memo dated August 6. The memo, which was sent to all Army divisions, units and establishments across the country, notified them about the review of minimum education qualification for enlistment into the service. Prior to this development, the minimum qualification, according to the NA Administrative Policies and Procedures 2015 (Revised), was four credits, including English in a sitting of Senior Secondary Certificate Examination…

Troops Kill Terrorists, Recover N2m

Troops of 153 Task Battalion and the Cameroonian Defence Forces deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole have killed 10 Boko Haram terrorists at Ngelkona in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno state. The troops encountered the insurgents today Saturday 2nd June 2018 at about 11.30 am while on a clearance patrol along Wulgo – Ngelkona general area. The terrorists, who were mounted on Horse back were overpowered by the troops in a fierce shoot out, as the gallant troops killed the insurgents and captured two AK 47 rifles from them. Other…

Only 15 Of Chibokgirls In Custody Of Boko Haram Still Alive – Salkida

Ahmed Salkida, a Nigerian journalist known for his rare insights into the working of Boko Haram group has sensationally revealed that only 15 out of the 113 Chibok schoolgirls believed to be in the custody of insurgent group are still alive. In a series of tweets this Saturday, April 14 which marks the fourth-year anniversary of the abduction of the over 200 girls from their school in Chibok, Borno State, Salkida said his painstaking investigations revealed that many of the girls died from cross fires and bombardments of the security…

CHIBOK GIRLS WILL NOT BE ABANDONED- PMB

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the parents of the school girls that were abducted from Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno State, that their daughters will never be forgotten or abandoned to their fate, despite four long years since they were taken away by terrorists. President Buhari joined the Borno State government, parents of the children and Nigerians in commemorating the fourth anniversary of the sad incident, praying that the event at the daughters’ school today will go well. The President urged the parents to keep their hopes alive on…

Boko Haram Insurgency And How To Curb Future Terrorism In Nigeria By Bin Zak

Boko Haram was an Islamic sect founded in 2002 by Mallam Mohammed Yusuf in Maiduguri, the capital of the North-eastern state of Borno. Its tenets were built on the “Khawarij sect” ideology, an Islamic group which emerged in the first century of Islam due to the leadership tussle that ensued between Ali and Muawiyah on who to succeed Caliph Uthman, the then Muslims’ president after his demise. The Kharijites( Khawarij members) were previously a rank in Ali’s army before they seceded owing to the latter objection to the diplomatic mechanism…

18 killed in Boko Haram attacks on army base, villages

Boko Haram killed at least 18 people and wounded scores in coordinated attacks overnight on a military camp and villages around the flashpoint Nigerian city of Maiduguri, which they also tried to infiltrate across a defensive trench, officials said Monday. The brazen operation — which unfolded around the very city where Boko Haram was born — turned the spotlight on the authorities’ struggle to quell the jihadists’ nearly nine-year-old offensive. Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base in the Cashew Plantation area at the entrance to the city with suicide…

Dapchi Schoolgirl: We Were Flown In Planes and Taken Over Rivers In Boats

More curious details about how the Dapchi schoolgirls were returned to their town by Boko Haram on Wednesday morning have emerged, with one of the girls telling a British newspaper, The Guardian, that they were flown in planes, and taken over rivers in boat by the terrorists. Hafsat Abdullahi phoned the British newspaper on Wednesday afternoon to say her 16-year-old sister Fatima, who had been taken, had been dropped off in Dapchi. She puts her sister on the phone. “It took us three days to get back to Dapchi,” said…

UN Secretary Announces Evacuation Aid Worker In Troubled Northeast Nigeria

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the evacuation of all humanitarian personnel and the temporary suspension of all humanitarian deliveries in Rann town, in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria. “All humanitarian personnel have been evacuated from Rann, and all humanitarian deliveries in the area have been temporarily suspended”. The body called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to apprehend and prosecute those who carried out the attack on Rann town. He condemned the killing of three aid workers in Rann, following an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on…

EU Condemns Dapchi School Attack

The European Union EU has condemned the recent Boko Haram attack on Government Girls Secondary School  Dapchi ,Bursari Local Government Area of Yobe State where One hundred and five girls got missing. In a statement by Press Officer of EU Abuja office, Modestus Chukwulaka , the EU extended its solidarity with the affected families and the people of Nigeria. EU said “Targeting children and abducting young girls as they seek to attend school is an attack on our common humanity.” The girls deserve freedom and a chance to shape their own future. The…

Dapchi Girls: Buhari is Emboldening, Not Degrading, Boko Haram By Farooq Kperogi

The abduction of innocent school girls in Dapchi, Yobe State, is yet another evidence of the falsehood about Buhari’s “success” in downgrading Boko Haram. I have called out these lies several times in the past at the cost of inviting smears and ad hominem attacks on myself. But I don’t care. It’s an insignificant price to pay for standing for the truth. Contrary to claims that his government has downgraded Boko Haram, Buhari is actually bolstering the group. For evidence, look at these facts: As a reward for releasing 84…