Category Archives: Boko Haram

Boko Haram Commanders And Physician Surrender To Nigerian Troops. Photos

Four Boko Haram terrorists who voluntarily surrendered to troops of Operation Lafiya Dole operating around Kumshe were yesterday handed over to the Headquarters Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, in Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri. The terrorists who claimed they are from the Abubakar Shekau faction comprised 3 men, one woman and 3 children.

Two of the men were Boko Haram Amirs (Commanders) , while the third man was a Boko Haram Medic, who provided medical treatments to wounded insurgents in the field. The only woman among them is a wife to one of the Amirs and held a position as one of the women leaders amongst the female terrorists , while the children, comprising two girls and a boy are offsprings of the surrendered terrorists.

Speaking during the handover, the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas stated that the foot soldiers of the Boko Haram terrorists group have been deceived and fooled by their leaders for too long, making them believe that they will be killed by the military, if they surrender to troops. He assured all insurgents who are willing to surrender that they will not be killed, but rather, will be deradicalized and rehabilitated in the Federal Government’s Operation Safe Corridor.

General Nicholas called on all Boko Haram insurgents to abandon the group’s meaningless and futile struggle and come out from their hideouts to voluntarily surrender to troops nearest to their location .

In a chat with journalists at the handing over of the insurgents, the Theatre Commander disclosed that as part of Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) activities earmarked for the celebration of the Nigerian Army Day for year 2018 (NADCEL), Operation Last Hold will be conducted in the North East theatre of operation during which Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) will be encouraged to relocate to their communities to resume farming activities .

He added that the Nigerian Army will provide security to the locals in their farming areas and also assist them in their farming projects.

The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai will flag off the project and encourage the IDPs to return to their farm lands. He called on well meaning Nigerians to support this initiative by providing farming implements and seedlings to the locals.

He further pleaded with the Bornu State Government to help sensitize and mobilise the locals on the initiative

Chobok Girls: Negotiations With Boko Haram Halted – Buhari Reveals.

Armed Fulani Herdsmen Arrested After Engaging Soldiers In A Fire Fight. Photos

Troops of 72 Battalion Special Forces on 7 April 2018 while on clearance operation in Gbajimba, Baka, Tomanyi, Iyode and Dogon Yashi made contact with armed herdsmen militias at about 1:30pm. The armed herdsmen militia on fighting one troop engaged them in a fire fight. In the exchange of fire, 1 militia herdsman was killed while 1 other with gunshots wounds and 3 others were arrested. 1 Ak 47 assault rifle was recovered after the encounter.

Additionally, at about 2:30pm, 2 other herdsmen engaged in destructive activities on farmlands were arrested at Chembe community. Earlier, Troops of the Battalion on patrol at Jatoaka town effected the arrest of 10 armed robbery suspects linked to an armed robbery incidence at about 4:15am. All the suspects have been handed over to the police.

In Taraba State, at about 12:30am to 02.30am, Troops of 101 Special Battalion conducted clearance operation along road Suntai-Muji-Kungana. During the clearance operation, troops encountered armed bandits who blocked the road and were harassing and dispossessing road users of their valuables. The bandits fled into the bushes on engagement by own troops. A search of the general area led to the recovery of a dane gun. The barricade was cleared and traffic restored.

Similarly, aggressive patrols continue to frustrate armed bandits and deny them freedom of action on road Abuja-Kaduna.

In another incidence, troops of 707 Special Forces Battalion mobile strike team in OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE, prevented the infiltration of troops defensive position by two female suicide bombers. A combined team of 707 Special Forces mobile strike team and 222 Battalion pressured the suicide bombers into detonating their suicide vests killing themselves. Troops remain alert to prevent attacks on civilian population.

Also, a BOKO HARAM Terrorist suspect surrendered to troops in sambisa forest. He is currently under going interrogation at 26 Task Force Brigade. He will be moved to join the de-radicalization program in due course

Dapchi Girls Abduction Scripted To Make Buhari Approve $1bn To Fight Boko Haram‎ – Aisha

Yesterday, it was revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of $1 billion to Nigerian Defence authorities for the purchase of security equipment to fight insecurity in the country.

Aisha Yesufu, co-convener of BringBackOurGirls, BBOG, advocacy group on Wednesday made fresh claims on why Boko Haram abducted some students of Government Girls Science Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State.

Yesufu claimed that the abduction of the girls was a move aimed at paving the way for President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of $1billion to purchase equipment for the fight against Boko Haram insurgency.

In a tweet, the activist, insisted that the abduction, release and refusal of Boko Haram to free Leah Sharibu was scripted.

 

She tweeted, “Dear Nigerian Citizens, this is what the recent heightened attacks by insurgents and killings have been about.“This is why Dapchi happened. This is why Leah Sharibu is still in captivity. This is why parents had to lose 5 daughters. All for some to make money.

BREAKING!! Boko Haram: Presidents Buhari Approves Release Of $1bn For Security Equipment

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Dapchi Schoolgirls; ‘Confusion Has Taken Over This Government – Ayo Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the conflicting statements from the Police on the return of the last Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, as another clear indication that “confusion reigns under President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.”

The governor said it was embarrassing that the IGP could come on national television to “deceive Nigerians” by giving information that he was not sure of.

Fayose was quoted in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka.

Fayose said, “If the IGP does not have correct information on activities of the Boko Haram insurgents at his fingertips, it goes to show the level of confusion that has taken over this their government and one can appreciate the position expressed by former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. T. Y. Danjuma, that Nigerians should take total responsibility for the security of their own lives and properties because, as it is, a government that is confused even at the level of its security agencies cannot protect its citizens.

“What the IGP said was unambiguous. He said on Channels Television loud and clear that he was scheduled to travel to Dapchi but shelved the trip so as not to jeopardise the release of Leah Sharibu.

“So, where is the misunderstanding and misrepresentation of what the IGP said? How can Dapchi residents’ anxious wait for the safe return of the already released girls be the reason for the IGP to say that he learnt the remaining girl will be released on Saturday?

“The IGP’s categorical statement on Saturday, that Sharibu was going to be released and the recant the following day was a further vindication of the United States government’s (assertion) that animosity between Nigeria’s security agencies and their unwillingness to share intelligence were hampering efforts at effectively combating the Boko Haram insurgency.”

BREAKING!! Tension As Boko Haram Terrorists Set To Storm Dapchi With Leah Sharibu

Boko Haram: US Finally Reacts To Release Of Dapchi Girls

Dapchi Girl: “We Were Flown Home By Boko Haram In Planes”

What The Christian Dapchi Girl, Leah Sheribu, Told Her Mum From Boko Haram Captivity Will Shock You

“The Dapchi Scam: Where Is Liya Sharibu” – Ex Minister Exposes Buhari (Must Read)

Exposed!! “Buhari Lied, See The Amount He Paid & How Boko Haram Fighters Were Swapped For Dapchi Girls”(Must Read)

Boko Haram Reveals Why Buhari Did Not Pay Them (Photo)

Freed Dapchi Girls Arrive Home & This Happened(Photos)

See The Faces Of The Dapchi Schoolgirls After Their Release By Boko Haram Today

Residents Hail Boko Haram Insurgents After Dropping Abducted Dapchi Girls. Photo

Residents seen hailing the Boko Haram terrorists who came to drop off the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls in Yobe State…. This happened as the Boko Haram insurgents returned the schoolgirls abducted from Government Girls Science Technical College in Dapchi town, Yobe state.

The Boko Haram terrorists reportedly returned the kidnapped girls this morning – in the same set of vehicles which they used in conveying them last month,” a resident said.

 

MURIC reacts to release of Dapchi schoolgirls, attacks Goodluck Jonathan

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has reacted to the release of the abducted secondary schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe State.

DAILY POST reported earlier that 105 of the abducted schoolgirls have been released with 5 of them reportedly dead.

Director of the group, Professor Ishaq Akintola, in a statement on Wednesday rejoiced with the parents, and commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Government and the Nigerian Army for the early return of the girls.

Muric, however, berated Goodluck Jonathan’s administration for its slow response to the abduction of Chibok girls in 2014.

The Muslim group also sympathized with the families of the five Dapchi schoolgirls who died in the attack.

According to the group, “Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan can now see the difference between action and inaction, between goodwill and bad faith and between lukewarm attitude and proactiveness.

“Chibok and Dapchi are now reference points in a tale of two Commander-in-Chiefs: one who turns the other cheek while his army turns and runs and another who takes immediate action and puts insurgents on the run.

“We therefore call on Nigerians to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari.

“We charge FG to ensure adequate protection for all the schools in the insurgency zone. Defeated, frustrated, bankrupt and hungry, Boko Haram is looking for ways of embarrassing FG, sourcing for food and ransom money. We must never be caught napping again.

“However, we are saddened by the loss of five of the girls. We sympathise with their parents and pray that Allah will grant them Aljannah Firdaus.

“We also pray that Almighty Allah will give the parents the strength to bear the loss.”

Wanted Boko Haram Terrorist, Others Arrested By Soldiers In Borno. Photos

Troops of 23 Brigade on Operation LAFIYA DOLE on 20 March 2018 have arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Bubayi Isa from Panama village, Gunda District, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State following a tip off.

Further investigation reveals that Bubayi is the 37 suspect on the list of Boko Haram Terrorists suspect published by Army Headquarters.

Others arrested with him are Muhammad Buba and Abdullahi Abubakar from the same area while Yakubu Abdullahi hails from Sabon Gari Gado in Bayo Local Government Area also of Borno State.

The suspects were arrested in Kalaa village in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

The suspects have also confessed of belonging to a Boko Haram Terrorists group and their various involvement following a preliminary investigation by the troops.

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Dapchi abduction: How security forces allowed Boko Haram to abduct schoolgirls – Amnesty

Global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, AI, has revealed that Nigerian security forces got advance warnings that a convoy of Boko Haram fighters was heading towards Dapchi, a town where 110 schoolgirls were abducted by terrorists on February 19 in an assault similar to the infamous Chibok girls’ abduction of April 2014.

 

It claimed that no fewer than five calls were put across to security forces between 2pm and 6:30pm on that fateful day of the abduction of female pupils from Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.

In a report on the incident released yesterday, Amnesty International said the first call was made to the Nigerian Army Command in Geidam, 54km from Dapchi, informing them that Boko Haram fighters had been seen at Futchimiram heading to Gumsa, a village about 30km from Dapchi.

However, the evidence documented by the international group shows that the military did nothing to stop the insurgents.

“The sighting of an armed convoy at Futchimiram immediately sparked several phone calls to alert authorities. Sources who informed the military commander in Geidam at 2p.m. report that he responded to them by saying he was aware of the situation and was monitoring it.

“At about 3pm, the convoy arrived in Gumsa, where they remained till 5pm. People in Gumsa called Dapchi villagers to warn them that Boko Haram fighters were on their way. One villager who received such a call said he informed a police sergeant who promised to notify the Dapchi Division Police Officer (DPO).

“At about 6:30pm, when residents were heading to the mosque for evening prayers, Boko Haram members entered Dapchi. Witnesses said Boko Haram fighters asked for directions to the military post, the local government office and the girls’ school,” the report said.

Amnesty learnt from an eyewitness that approximately 50 Boko Haram fighters stormed Dapchi in a convoy of nine vehicles with Arabic inscriptions on them. The vehicles included seven Land Cruiser trucks, one Hilux and a Canter truck.

A police source in Dapchi also told the group that on sighting them, police officers fled because they feared that the Boko Haram fighters would overpower them. According to victims and eyewitnesses interviewed by AI, Boko Haram left Gumsa for Dapchi at about 5pm, arriving at about 6:30pm.

“They left Dapchi at about 7:30pm in the direction of Gumsa, where villagers say they arrived at about 9p.m. During the attack, army officials both in Geidam and Damaturu were again alerted. The military only arrived in Dapchi shortly after Boko Haram left. Villagers in Dapchi and Gumsa said a military jet arrived about one hour after Boko Haram left Dapchi,” read the report.

AI lamented that in spite of the several distress calls, the Nigerian military neither took effective measures to stop the abduction nor made serious efforts to rescue the girls after they were taken by Boko Haram fighters.

The Director, Amnesty International in Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, maintained in a statement that the Nigerian authorities have failed in their duty to protect civilians, just as they did in Chibok four years ago.

While describing the inaction as, “inexcusable security lapses”, Ojigho said, “Evidence available to Amnesty International suggests that there are insufficient troops deployed in the area, and that an absence of patrols and the failure to respond to warnings and engage with Boko Haram contributed to this tragedy. The government’s failure in this incident must be investigated and the findings made public and it is absolutely crucial that any investigation focuses on the root causes.”

Dapchi Girls : Parents Speak After Buhari’s Visit

Herdsmen: Nigeria is in the Middle of a War – Orji Kalu Explodes in Igbere

The former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has told president Buhari to take a realistic step in order to stop the rampaging Fulani herdsmen from killing innocent citizens in the country.

Orji Uzor Kalu equally said that he believes that Buhari will definitely do something about the Boko Haram terrorists and  Fulani herdsmen in the country because fighting Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen is like fighting a war.

Herdsmen attack: Police confirm death of two officers in Benue

The Benue State Police Command has confirmed a report that two of its officers were killed during a fire exchange with herdsmen at Tse Orogbo in Nyiev Council Ward, Guma LGA of Benue State.

recall that the attackers engaged policemen in a gun duel near a primary School before killing two of the officers 24 hours before the president visited the state.

 

Confirming the incident to DAILY POST Monday night, the command’s PRO, ASP Moses Yamu, said the sad development would not deter his men from doing their job.

He said, “The Benue State Police Command regret to announce the death of two of its Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs).

“They met their death in the hands of some armed bandits, while on confidence building patrol at Orogbo Village in Guma LGA on 11th March 2018 at about 1400hrs.

“The bandits who escaped into the forest in the area, shall be apprehended and brought to justice. The Police will not be dettered by the loss and the general public is thus assured of our renewed commitment to the war against all acts of criminality. We will continue to count on the partnership of the good people of the State in this regard, please.”

Dapchi: Parents Occupy NASS, Demand Probe And Recovery Of Abducted Daughters

BREAKING!! Boko Haram Commander Freed In Chibok Girls Swap Deal Resurfaces, Issues Threat (Photos)

Boko Haram Commander Freed In Chibok Girls Swap Deal Resurfaces, Issues Fresh Threat Against Nigeria

‘Overstay Is Killing Us’ – Soldier Deployed To Borno For 2 Years Now Cries Out. Photos

A Nigerian soldier who has been in the northeast region for two years now – has called on the army authorities to consider and rotate soldiers due to increasing rate of deaths of troops. According to him, overstay of gallant soldiers in the region – makes their morale weak in the battlefield.

The soldier urged the army authorities to give their deployment to the northeast a duration so that fresh hands can come and fight against Boko Haram insurgents.

The plea was shared online by the Nigerian Army Depot in Zaria, Kaduna state. Read below;

Morning admin, with heavy heart and grieve in my heart I am writing to you for assistance. I am in north east ( Borno State). This is my two years in this operation and what I experience on first of march this year since my two years in this operation I have never seen it.

For I know in war front care is prerequisite but this one that happened make me thinking because I realize the cause of the rampart death is overstay of soldiers in north east.

This is what I observed in the front line, It makes the morale of troops weak in the battle field, the strength to fight terrorist is lost and the hope is gone. For I am saying this due to my experience, for I can remembered when we first come the moral of troops was so strong that we do pushed this people without fear or thinking behind but as time goes on that’s how tidiness started,

No morale, men become weak and that’s the beginning of our problem in the battlefield.

Please my short plead is that let Nigerian Army make this operation just like other operation where soldiers are been rotated, at least let there be a rotation even if it take one three times to come.

I wish this my cry go far to reach the right destination. Please let the operation have duration please overstay is killing us. Thanks admin for your effort towards my cry!!

Atiku reacts to Mambilla attack, calls for justice

Former Vice president, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the attack on Mambilla, which left many dead on Sunday.

 

About 20 persons were reported killed and 300 cows stolen, following a fresh outbreak of ethnic violence on the Mambilla Plateau in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State, on Sunday.

The former Vice president expressed sadness at the increasing rate of violence in Mambilla

He urged security agencies to ensure that culprits were brought to book in order to avoid a repeat of the same incident.

“It breaks my heart that the Mambilla has lost its serenity to violence and avoidable deaths.

“It is important that we bring culprits to justice else others will be emboldened to thread the same path as the resurgence of violence in Mambilla has shown,” Atiku tweeted.

Man Escapes With Arrow In His Back After Attack By Fulani Men. Graphic Photos

An armed Fulani attack on some farmers at Nyiwa Village in Mambilla on Thursday, 1st March 2018 sparked off a spiral of herdsmen-farmers clashes across some villages in western Mambilla Plateau in Sardauna LGA, Taraba State of Nigeria.

According to reports gathered EbonyiDaily, the initial attack at Nyiwa village which happened on 1/3/2018, started after the Fulani militia shot dead two Mambilla men in their farmland at Nyiwa community.

The Fulani herders had destroyed the fence around the farm the previous day which the farmers quickly and peacefully repaired. The Fulani allegedly destroyed the fence for a second time within a space of about 24 hours. When the farmers returned to the farm and were about to re-erect the fence, the Fulani gunmen, allegedly led by the said Maigari Gagarau and brother opened fire on them from a nearby bush in which they had laid in ambush, killing two farmers instantly.

The head of one of their victims was further macheted to pieces by Maigari’s team. They subsequently shot dead two other Mambilla men. As the alarm of this gruesome killings went round the village, residents scampered about in panic, some rushing to attempt to rescue those trapped by the attack. These people, however, similarly came under the same gunfire.

The villagers inevitably clashed with these armed herdsmen in the farm resulting in further casualties.

Ebonyidaily gathered , these Nyiwa killings sparked off a wave of fighting between herdsmen and farmers in the area. Nevertheless, the Nyiwa attack by the herdsmen turned out to be the head of a series of coordinated attacks organized and executed by the Fulani leaders, which quickly spread to other villages such as Yerimaru, Kasalasa, Ngesoo, Yelwa and the Mambilla Escarpment Road.

Reports of Fulani mercenaries arriving Maisamari, Nguroje and Gembu on Saturday, 3 March 2018 were rife by evening of that day. Some of these were allegedly lodged at the residences of certain Miyetti Allah leaders, Ardo Juli and Ardo Ali in Nguroje, according to the Sardauna stakeholders forum.

The Fulani mercenaries alongside their local militia began action around Yelwa with the slaughter of a Mambilla woman from Takam Village, east of Maisamari on Saturday, 3 March 2018. She was daughter-in-law to a certain Late Nasamu of Takam. The woman was returning from market when the Fulani mercenaries caught up with her and slaughtered her like a ram. Local residents pursued and neutralized 4 of her killers, while others escaped.

The following day, Sunday, 4 March 2018, an group of heavily-armed Fulani mercenaries left Maisamari and entered Yelwa in a convoy akin to regular army deployments. These heavily-armed mercenaries selected Mambilla houses in Yelwa shooting men, women and children and burning down the houses.

All non-Fulani people in Yelwa, particularly, the Mambilla and Kaka, were invariably affected. Several girls have been reported missing, having been abducted by these ruthless invaders.

Dapchi attack: CDHR condemns abduction, calls for restructuring of Nigeria

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights has called for the restructuring of Nigeria, describing it as a trite demand which “requires all the will and commitment necessary.”

The civil rights organisation acknowledged what, it said, was the crucial need to review the structure of the Nigerian state, its governance and political process.

While condemning the abduction of 110 female students of the Government Science Technical School, Dabchi in Yobe State by Boko Haram militants, the CDHR said it was “a direct violation of their right to education and all other rights provided under the Child Rights Act.”

The resolutions, according to a communique issued on Sunday by the National Publicity Secretary of CDHR, Peter Ekine, were taken after its National Executive Committee meeting held on Saturday in Lagos.

He said, “The NEC acknowledged the crucial need to review the structure of the Nigerian state, its governance and political process. As an ideal federal state, it is apparent that political power is heavily concentrated at the centre. The NEC therefore considered the aspirations of Nigerians for restructuring and CDHR agreed that the call for restructuring is trite and requires all the will and commitment necessary.

“The NEC also commiserated with the families of all the victims of insurgency in the North-East. NEC, on behalf of CDHR, urged the security agencies to step up their activities and ensure the safe rescue of all the girls and all citizens in captivity of the insurgents; let “Dapchi Girls” not turn to another “Chibok girls”!

“The NEC also condemned all cases of extrajudicial killings by state agents in different parts of the country, particularly the recent cases in Edo and Rivers States. NEC condoled with the families of the victims.

“The NEC condemned the senseless murder of four UN aid workers in Rann, Borno State, North-East Nigeria, on Friday, March 2, 2018. The NEC also condemned the abduction of one of the aid workers who is critically ill at the moment. The NEC commiserated with the United Nations and the families of the murdered and kidnapped workers. The NEC was certainly disturbed about the effect this could have on humanitarian services to displaced persons.”