Soldiers arrest 2 Imams, 5 others in Aba over alleged suspected bombs

By OKEY SAMPSON, AbaTwo Imams and five other members of the Muslim community in Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State, were in the wee hours of yesterday, arrested by soldiers over alleged suspected bombs.According to the former Abia State Amirul-haj and deputy chairman of the Muslim community in Aba, Alhaji Musa Iheakaram, the soldiers,…

How Boko Haram Is Outsmarting US Efforts To Choke The Terror Group’s Financing

As the United States, Nigeria and others struggle to track and choke off its funding, Reuters interviews with more than a dozen current and former U.S. officials who closely follow Boko Haram, provide the most complete picture to date of how the group finances its activities.Central to the militant group’s approach includes using hard-to-track human…

2015: Don’t recontest, Rev Moses Iloh tells Jonathan

Ahead of the 2015 general elections a Christian cleric  and President, Eclectic Network, Rev Moses Iloh has asked President Goodluck Jonathan not to re-contest for the Presidency.In an open letter to the President, Iloh said it is begining to appear thatit is either  Jonathan is elected for a second term or there would be no…

Boko Haram terrorists Troops capture foreign mercenaries

Two foreign mercenaries and high calibre weapons have been captured by the military during an operation in Balmo forest in Borno State.The forest was described as a haven for terrorists’ bases.Troops also in another offensive killed over 44 Boko Haram insurgents in Kerenoa and adjoining communities and lost six soldiers while repelling attacks on the communities.

Tension as national conference begins debate on resource control

The national conference yesterday witnessed row at its plenary due to disagreements over the vexed issue of resource control.Another issue that brought tension to the plenary was state creation that came up again as the conference moved to adopt the votes and proceedings of last Thursday, with some northern delegates calling for reopening of debate on the issue.When the Conference Chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi, introduced the item on consideration of the minutes, a delegate from Sokoto State, Alhaji Muhammad Maigari, raised an observation, saying there were procedural errors in the proceedings of Thursday last week.

Troops kill 44 in raid on Boko Haram terrorists hideout

Troops have taken the battle to Boko Haram insurgents, destroying their bases in Balmo Forest, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said yesterday.Balmo is on the fringes of Sambisa Forest where over 200 Chibok girls are believed to be in captivity.The military also confirmed that 44 insurgents were killed in encounters with troops in Kerenoa.

Soldiers Dug Hole To Enter Boko Haram terrorists Kingpin’s Home In Kaduna-Military Source

A senior military officer at Nigeria’s Defense Headquarters in Abuja has shown a correspondent of SaharaReporters how soldiers in Kaduna, the capital of Kaduna State, had to dig a tunnel to gain entry into the home of a Boko Haram kingpin. The military operation took place last Sunday, said the source, who took our correspondent to the location.According to our military source, the Boko Haram operative died in an exchange of gunfire at his home located in the Kinkinau area of Kaduna town.

North fails to stop National Conference on new states

THE planned showdown between southern and northern delegates at the ongoing National Conference over reshaping the power configuration in the country, turned into an anti-climax, yesterday, after conference chairman, Justice Idris Kutigi ruled against reversion of positions adopted last week.The planned confrontation followed the mobilisation by Northern delegates for a repeal of the conference’s position on the creation of new states and local governments as a way of balancing the superiority enjoyed by the North.