Minister receives 131 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon
Minister of Humanitarian Services, Disaster Management and Internally Displaced Persons, Sa’adiya Faruk, on Thursday received 133 Nigerian refugees who returned home from Cameroon. The refugees arrived Yola Airport aboard a Nigerian Air Force plane at about 5 pm local time. The refugees mostly women and children had fled to Cameroon at the height of Boko…
Boko Haram recaptures two local government areas in Borno
Suspected Boko Haram insurgents in gun trucks and motorcycles on Wednesday recaptured two Borno council areas, after torching the secretariat complexes and houses in Magumeri and Gubio towns. The insurgents simultaneously attacked the two council headquarters by 6.30pm, after performing their evening prayers in mosques with some residents. Magumeri and Gubio, 40 and 88 kilometres…
‘North holds the key to Igbo presidency in 2023’
Immediate past Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Joe Nworgu, in this interview with Southeast Bureau Chief, LAWRENCE NJOKU, examines the relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and Southeast among other national issues.
UN Calls for immediate release of Boko Haram captives, others
Head of United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), Mr Peter Ekayu said aid workers around the globe are honoured for risking their lives to save and improve that of others.
Female suicide bomber kills six in Chad: army officer
A female suicide bomber killed six people after blowing herself up in western Chad early Wednesday, a senior army officer said, in an attack attributed to Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists.
ISWAP claims killing of 15 soldiers on Sallah day
Islamic State has claimed its fighters killed 15 Nigeria soldiers during a clash in Ghoubio, Borno state, in northeast Nigeria. The terror group said it attacked the Nigerian troops on Sunday leaving about 15 soldiers dead, after which the insurgents seized five vehicles and different weapons and ammunition. The Nigerian military, however, said eight persons,…
NAF destroys Boko Haram command control centre in Sambisa Forest
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), yesterday, said the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has successfully destroyed a Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHT) Command and Control Centre in Dusula, on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno.
How Southeast is responding to growing insecurity
At no time, perhaps, in the wake of growing insecurity in the country, had the Southeast been challenged as it is presently. Since the rise in Boko Haram insurgency to the herders/farmers clashes in parts of the country