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28 Dec 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent working visit to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, was eventful and richly rewarding in many ways.
4 Dec 2021
Suspected jihadists fired two rockets on the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, hitting two homes near the airport and an air force base, without causing casualties, residents said.
18 Nov 2021
Hundreds of Nigerian Boko Haram jihadists who are being held in a camp after surrendering to the military rioted on Wednesday to demand the right to slaughter cows for meat, sources said. The riot prompted residents in the northeast city of Maiduguri to lay siege to the camp, wielding swords, daggers and clubs, and threatening…
17 Jun 2021
Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group has confirmed the death of its chief Abubakar Shekau, who sources say died during infighting with a rival Islamic State-allied faction, according to a video message from its presumed new commander. In the short video in Arabic, top Boko Haram commander Bakura Modu, also known as Sahaba, urged his faction's…
7 Jun 2021
Abubakar Shekau, the Nigerian leader of the Boko Haram jihadist group, was once rejected by the Islamic State group (IS) for being too radical.
4 Jun 2021
For years, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was a dreaded figure in Nigeria's insurgency, terrorising local communities with attacks, bombs and kidnappings.
23 May 2021
The Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), yesterday, appointed Abu-Musad Albarnawy to replace the late Abubakar Shekau that died last Wednesday in Borno.
21 May 2021
In the 12 years since Nigeria's jihadist insurgency erupted in the northeast, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has been reported dead several times, only to reappear.
21 May 2021
Some residents of Maiduguri, Borno have expressed delight over media reports on the alleged death of a Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau.
21 May 2021
The leader of Boko Haram terrorists group, Abubakar Shekau, has reportedly ‘died’ in a bloody clash with Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Sambisa Forest.
20 May 2021
Nigerian Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has been seriously wounded after trying to kill himself to avoid capture during clashes with rival Islamic State-allied jihadists in the north of the country, two intelligence sources said Thursday.
5 Aug 2020
The Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram has released a video showing members claiming to be from Niger State. A footage seen by The Guardian Nigeria shows about 100 persons praying Eid in the heart of a bush before showing three fighters sending Eid greetings in Hausa, English and Fulfulde. "It is we the Jamahatu…

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