Burkina Faso army says 32 'terrorists' killed in two operations
The Burkina Faso army said on Sunday it had killed 32 "terrorists" in two operations in the north of the country after an attack on a patrol. One soldier was killed in the operations...
The relevance of ECOWAS should be reconsidered
Any talk about development strategies by the President Muhammadu Buhari is deception and a recycling of the same foolery that he has been peddling since 2003, only to focus war against Muslim minority groups, with particular reference to Boko Haram and the Shiites
Army thwarting Boko Haram’s devious quest in North East, says commander
The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, has declared that the dream of the Boko Haram sect to establish a caliphate in the North East had met a brick wall in the past decade, as the military keeps neutralising 50 terrorists monthly.
Army launches ‘operation identify yourselves’ to track fleeing terrorists, others
The Operation Lafiya Dole yesterday launched ‘Operation Identify Yourselves’ aimed at tracking and arresting fleeing terrorists and criminals from the North East region.
‘Foreign media promoting Nigeria’s break-up’
Center for International and Strategic Studies (CISS) has accused foreign media of propagating falsehood with the sole aim of tearing the country apart. The think-tank dedicated to conflict research in developing countries asserted this after examining the Boko Haram insurgency, exploring the possible factors behind its continuous existence.
Erdogan accuses dismissed pro-Kurdish mayors of serving 'terrorists'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday defended his government's decision to remove three pro-Kurdish mayors from office and accused them of serving "terrorists", in comments published in the official Anadolu news agency.
Algeria army arrests five on suspicion of planning 'attacks'
The Algerian army has arrested five suspects for planning "attacks" against anti-government demonstrations that have swept the North African country since February 22, the defense ministry said on Sunday.
Borno: NAF destroys insurgents’ hideouts in Gobara, Bakassi
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed terrorists’ hideouts and killed some fighters at Gobara and Bakassi in Borno. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, added that the operation was…
US poised to tighten sanctions on Iran over terror financing
The United States is set to increase pressure on Iran for failing to head off funds to terrorists, threatening new sanctions if Tehran fails to comply, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday. Amid rising tensions in recent days after Iran shot down an American drone, President Donald Trump early Friday appeared to preview the tougher…
Sabotage, others behind fresh setbacks in anti-insurgency war, says Buratai
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has attributed the latest round of operational setbacks in the fight by the Nigerian Army against the Boko Haram sect to sabotage, low morale and lack of commitment on the part of officers.
Ethnic nationalities vow to set up militia against killer herdsmen, Boko Haram terrorists
The Ethnic Nationalities Defence Organisation (ENDO) at the weekend cautioned all minority ethnic nationalities in the country to immediately set up self-defence militia to defend their lands and territories against Boko Haram terrorists and killer herdsmen. In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, its President, David Maiyami, Director Information and Strategy, Freedom Musa and Director…
Army kills seven suspected terrorists in Borno State
Troops of 22 Brigade, 7 Division of Nigerian Army, in collaboration with Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), have killed seven suspected terrorists in Borno. Army spokesman, Col. Sagir Musa, in a statement on Friday, in Maiduguri, said exchange of fire in the axis resulted in the extermination of seven Boko Haram insurgents. “Seven AK-47 rifles…