I can make Shekau, others surrender: Ex-Boko Haram commander
A 32 year-old former Boko Haram Commander, Rawana Goni, has appealed to the Nigerian military authorities to allow him make a phone call to the elusive leader, Abubakar Shekau and at least 137 other terrorists to make them surrender. Goni, who is undergoing rehabilitation at a military detention camp in Maiduguri, said this in an…
Federal Government must ensure Leah Sharibu’s release, CAN Insists
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), yesterday, said it was worried, surprised and disappointed that not all the girls were rescued and, indeed, that one of them was left behind...
Army refutes report on suspension of offensive to aid Shekau’s escape
The Nigerian Army on Friday said troops movement under Operation Deep Punch II was temporarily halted in line with military plan and strategy and in view of the exigencies of time.
Buratai charges troops to get Shekau dead or alive
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has again charged troops to capture Abubakar Shekau, the factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorists group, alive or dead.
“Army is not aware of Shekau’s whereabouts”- Kukasheka
The Nigerian Army on Friday dismissed as “misleading” reports indicating that the Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, escaped to Cameroon. Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, the Director, Army Public Relations, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri that the army was not aware of the whereabouts of the fugitive Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau. Kukasheka said…
Nigerian Army places N3m bounty on Abubakar Shekau
The Nigerian Army Thursday said it has placed a N3-million reward on information that could lead to the arrest of 'fugitive' Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. Shekau, the army said, is on the run, disguised as a woman after his Sambisa hideout was bombarded by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole. "The Nigerian Army will…
Shekau on the run, disguised as woman, Nigerian Army says
The Nigerian Army Tuesday claimed that the factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorists, Abubakar Shekau is on the run disguising as a woman in different hijabs. The Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen Sani Usman said in a statement on Tuesday that credible information from surrendered insurgents indicated that the factional leader of the…
Shekau pledges to continue attacks days after Nigeria claims defeat
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau released a video Tuesday pledging to continue attacks days after Nigeria's military repeated that the jihadist group had been defeated.
Suicide blast kills 14 in mosque
Fourteen worshippers were killed Wednesday when a suicide bomber attacked a mosque on Nigeria's border with Cameroon, civilian vigilantes told AFP.