Overwhelmed Jonathan calls for international action against Boko Haram

By JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, AbujaPresident Good­luck  Jonathan  in Washington DC, has called for more  ef­fective global action and implementation of all exist­ing international protocols against terrorism and vio­lent extremism.He made the call while presenting Nigeria’s position at the US-African Leaders Summit,  demanding a more effective international sanc­tions regime against countries, organisations and individuals that sponsor terrorism…

BEGGERS AND NO-GIVERS: Too early to send experimental Ebola drug to Africa – Obama

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama said Wednesday it was too soon to send experimental drugs for the treatment of Ebola to West Africa, which has been hardest hit by the deadly outbreak.Obama said affected countries should instead focus on building a “strong public infrastructure,” adding: “I think we have to let the science…

Confab report ready — Kutigi

Captain Sule on his wedding day in November 2013 Insurgents belonging to the dreaded Islamist group, Boko Haram, have killed Captain Benjamin Sule, a Nigerian army officer who just wedded eight months ago. A close military friend of the late Captain Sule told SaharaReporters that Boko Haram gunmen killed the young, newly wed officer in…

Boko Haram Kills Nigerian Army Captain, Eight Months After His Wedding

Captain Sule was killed in a battle launched by Boko Haram fighters against our troops between Saturday and Sunday,” said his military friend who is based in the Ikom Barracks in Cross River State.by SAHARA REPORTERS, NEW YORK Captain Sule on his wedding day in November 2013 Insurgents belonging to the dreaded Islamist group, Boko…

Boko Haram kill 10 in northern Cameroon

Militants with suspected ties to Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have killed 10 people in a raid on a remote village in north Cameroon, police say.Nine bus passengers and a soldier were shot dead after coming “face-to-face” with heavily armed militants in Zigague, they add.The son of a local chief was kidnapped in the attack,…

Ebola now national emergency – zoo’s Health Minister

LAGOS — FOLLOWING the death of the matron that was one of the primary contacts of the late American-Liberian, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, who died recently of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in Lagos, Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has described the presence of Ebola in the country as a national emergency. UNITED KINGDOM, London :…

Boko Haram terrorists Kill 100, Seize Another Major Northeast Town

The terrorists’ capture of Gwoza represents the second time that Boko Haram would seize a major town from Nigerian troops. Boko Haram militants had killed Emir of Gwoza two months ago on his way to attend the burial of the Emir of Gombe.  Two sources, including a high-level security official, have disclosed to SaharaReporters that heavily armed insurgents belonging to the extreme Islamist sect, Boko Haram, today descended on Gwoza, a town in Borno State, killing at least 100 residents before seizing the town. Our sources said the attack began early at dawn, with Boko Haram easily taking over the town by the late morning (Nigerian time).

I butcher human beings in 2 minutes, says Boko Haram chief killer

The Chief Butcher of the Boko Haram sect, Zakari Mohammed Ardo, yesterday, gave a chilling description of how the terrorist group used to slaughter people they capture, saying it only takes him two minutes to butcher victims and enemies condemned to death.Ardo, who had been reported in some media (not Vanguard) as having escaped from Police custody, said the group’s butchering committee was made up of five persons of which he is the chairman, pointing out that the other members will hold down the already tired victim while he cuts off the head.Speaking through an interpreter in Kanuri, the ‘Chief Butcher’ who claims to be 30 years old and from Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State,  said: “I joined the Boko Haaram group two years ago. Before I was arrested, I have slaughtered five people.”

Chibok girls: Govt knows where they are – President Jonathan

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has called for effective international assistance in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency in some parts of the country and rescue of the over 200 girls of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State,  kidnapped 115 days ago.The President also insisted that the government knew the whereabouts of the girls.According to him, the Federal Government is encouraging intermediaries who have offered to persuade the Boko Haram terrorist group to release the girls.