Ndume rates Unimaid best for its stance against terrorism

November 8, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume ( APC Borno South) ,  has described University of Maiduguri (Unimaid) as one of the best for its resilient stance  against terrorism in the hay days of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgency. Ndume stated this Wednesday when a delegation of the Vice Chancellor of the university led by Prof. Adamu Umar Dzivama presented an award Read More

No community in Borno under Boko Haram control – Zulum

October 28, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

…Says security has improved by over 85% Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state Friday reiterated that no community in the state that is still under the control of Boko Haram insurgents The governor said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He said the security Read More

Zulum okays 4 months for construction of 1,000 Darajamal, Mayanti houses 

October 19, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has approved the construction of first phase of 1,000 resettlement houses at Darajamal and Mayanti communities in Bama local government area.  The houses and social infrastructures are to be completed within 4 months, the governor directed.  Zulum gave the approval on Wednesday during an assessment visit. Both communities are to benefit from 500 houses Read More

Investigate attempted Boko Haram attack on Atiku, Frank challenges FG

July 24, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

…Demands security beef up around ex-VP A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has called on the Federal Government to urgently investigate attempted Boko Haram attack on the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Frank also asked the Federal Government to beef up security Read More

FG seeks UN support for areas impacted by terrorism in Lake Chad

June 23, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The federal government has called on the United Nations and Development Partners to strengthen support towards the implementation of the regional strategy for stabilisation, recovery and resilience of Boko Haram affected areas in Nigeria and other countries of the Lake Chad Basin. The national coordinator, National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Rear Admiral Yem Read More

Troops neutralise 51 terrorists, arrest 63 in 2 weeks

June 2, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday said troops of Operations Hadin Kai in the North East and Hadarin Daji in the North West have neutralised 51 Boko Haram terrorists and others in the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), as well as bandits. The military high command also said troops arrested 63 terrorists in different theatres. Director Defence Media Operations Major General Musa Read More

CITAD advocates non-kinetic approach to tackling Boko Haram insurgency

May 12, 2023 Paul Okah 0

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has said that the federal government should consider peace approach rather than kinetic approach in tackling insecurity, especially Boko Haram insurgency in the North East. While presenting a book Friday in Abuja, titled Boko Haram: Community Perceptions of Dialogue and Reconciliation in Northern Nigeria, the co-editor and Executive Director of CITAD, Engr. Read More

Foundation, displaced children urge Nigerians to drop differences, embrace peace 

April 9, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

To mark this year’s international day of sports for peace and development, a Non-Governmental Organisation on the aegis of Arm the Child Foundation and some internally displaced children in Abuja have urged all Nigerians to drop their ethnic and religious differences and embrace one and other. The United Nation recognises April 6th annually as International Day of Sports for Peace Read More

Insecurity: Civil Defense boss raises alarm over new ‘dangerous group’ in Nigeria 

December 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has revealed the presence of ‘a dangerous group’ in Nigeria causing mayhem. Audi made the revelation Wednesday at the NSCDC headquarters in Abuja, during the opening ceremony of the last Commandant General conference for the year 2022 with zonal commanders and state commandants of the Read More

Shettima left legacy of great leader in Borno, not Boko Haram – Fani-Kayode

November 3, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Aviation Minister Femi  Fani-Kayode, has defended the former governor of Borno state and the Vice Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Kashim Shettima over allegation of being a terrorists’ commander. Fani-Kayode described Senator Shettima as “a refined, decent and godly man, who simply want to help his nation and ensure we move forward as a people.” Read More

Chronicling the Nigeria Police

September 22, 2022 Admin III 0

The police are the closest authority to the public and this is to guarantee peace and curb any breach of public disorder and for the protection of lives and property. The police and their stations are spread all around the intersections of this country but that doesn’t deter kidnappers, Boko Haram, and other criminal elements from disturbing the peace and Read More

CSO hails Nigeria Military over defeat of Boko haram, banditry

September 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Civil Society Organisation, Northern Youth Network, has commended the Nigerian military for the tremendous successes it has recorded in the renowned determination to put an end to the activities of ISWAP/BokoHaram, banditry and criminality in the country in the past one month. The Convener of the group, Mallam Abdulrahman Ahmed, sent the commendation in a press release at the Read More

Insurgency: 61,000 Boko Haram suspects held in North-east – FG

July 12, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has reveal that the country was on the path to totally defeating Boko Haram terrorists and other criminals ravaging the country, saying that about 61,000 of them have been arrested, especially in the north-east. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, revealed Tuesday when he paid a surprise visit to the Kirikiri Maximum and Medium Security Custodial Centres Read More

Boko Haram/ISWAP incursions: Implications on political transition

July 7, 2022 A. A. Gadzama 0

President Muhammadu Buhari and the gallant men of the armed forces, including military intelligence, the State Security Service and the police have endeared themselves to the people of the North-east by the way they stopped the insurgents’ daring reign of terror and virtual take-over of this part of the country some years ago. It will be recalled that the attacks Read More

Kuje prison attack: Heads to roll as security personnel comb 100 kms radius

July 7, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has directed that full investigation be carried out over the Tuesday’s night attack on the Kuje Maximum Prison facility where all the Boko Haram terrorists and other high profile criminals escaped. The government directed that the investigation be briefed, also declared that “If any complicity is established, that appropriate actions would be taken.” The terrorists attack led Read More

Zulum in Egypt, discusses Boko Haram at high-level forum on Africa

June 22, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

On invitation, Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum is currently in Egypt where he addressed participants at the third edition of Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development which held, Tuesday, in Cairo. The Aswan Forum was launched in February 2019 by the Egyptian government in its capacity as the Chairman of the African Union (AU) and Champion of Read More

Of banditry and a shared sovereignty

June 12, 2022 Hassan Gimba 0

Last week, they attacked an estate within Abuja. Gunmen, bandits, Boko Haram, those who “drag” sovereignty with Nigeria, attacked Genuine Estate, within the vicinity of Gwarimpa, Nigeria’s (some accounts say south of the Sahara’s) largest housing estate. They did this undisturbed and calmly, between 1 and 4am on Sunday. The police said it was a robbery attack. Residents, however, said Read More

13 months after Niger governor’s alarm: Boko Haram, Ansaru abandoned Sambisa for Kaduna forests – El-Rufai

May 20, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state Governor Nasir el-Rufai has proposed the clearance and relocation of Katari, Rijana and Akilibu communities along the Kaduna-Abuja highway, saying they harbour criminals and informants. He also raised the alarm that the Boko Haram and the Ansaru elements in the Sambisa forest of the North-east have now shifted base to Kaduna forests. The governor’s red alert came after Read More

Assessing impact of voluntary surrender

April 26, 2022 Admin III 0

In this report by SADIQ ABUBAKAR, the impact of voluntary surrender by Boko Haram fighters in Borno is examined. Insurgency has consistently impacted on the socio economic and political activities of Borno state for over a decade with attendant killings of people apart from the wanton destruction of public and private property worth billions of naira. It prompted several calls Read More

Time to adopt the Zulum option

February 8, 2022 Admin III 0

The appeal, for the umpteenth time, by Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state for the federal government to engage mercenaries to prosecute the ongoing war against insecurity, deserves a listening ear as well as a proactive action. The governor, whose state is the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east, surely knows where the shoe pinches and his Read More