Boko Haram terrorists Battle Called A ‘Tough Fight’ By The U.S. State Department

The Islamic militant group, Boko Haram is believed to have been behind the shooting down of the Nigerian Air force helicopter that was on a training mission around Borno state, according to reports by the International Business Times, and Catholic World, including local daily claims.Nigeria’s military helicopter ‘take down,’ coupled with the recent take-over of the town of Damboa, in the Borno State, was called part of ‘a tough fight’ by Marie Harf, the U.S. State Department Deputy Spokeswoman. Her comments came Wednesday during the department press briefing in Washington, monitored by a SaharaReporters correspondent.

Army chief on why military can’t stop Boko Haram terrorists

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen. Kenneth Minimah  said yesterday that the military has not been able to quell Boko Haram insurgency because military personnel were not trained to fight unconventional war like Boko Haram.Minimah spoke at the 9 Brigade, Ikeja Cantonment. He was addressing a troop of 280 soldiers as part of his ongoing familiarisation tour.He said that while military personnel were trained to fight known enemies from opposing camps, Boko Haram members are enemies within, whose singular mission is to die, not fight.

Boko Haram errorists kill 5 in Damboa, blow up Nigeria-Cameroon link bridge

Barely three days after the Damboa attacks and killings, suspected Boko Haram gunmen attacked the town again and shot dead five residents before fleeing into the forest in Toyota Hilux vehicles and motorcycles.A 78 year-old resident, who refused to flee since the last deadly attack, explained that five masked gunmen attacked the locations where Boko Haram had earlier hoisted their flags, which were later removed, and began to shoot.

BREAKING: Scores feared dead as bomb blast rocks Kaduna

Report reaching DailyPost indicates that an explosion just occurred in central Kaduna, killing no fewer than 39 people.The blast occurred Wednesday afternoon along Isa Kaita roads.Premium Times reports that the explosion is believed to have been targeted at the convoy a prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, who was on his way to the Square.A…

Tired and worn out by B’Haram’s activities Army Chief Admits War on Terror is Not a Day’s Fight

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Kenneth MinimahChiemelie EzeobiAs the war on terrorism rages, the Nigerian Army yesterday expressed its preparedness and readiness to battle the insurgents to a stop, adding that the war on terror is not a one day’s fight.The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah, made this disclosure…

B/Haram forces 2m people to flee to Bauchi – Yuguda

by Isiaka WakiliGovernor Isa Yuguda has said that the Boko Haram insurgency has forced two million displaced poeple into Bauchi State.Yuguda was speaking to State House correspondents yesterday shortly after President Goodluck Jonathan met with the parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.The governor said the crisis had been a major challenge in Bauchi because it…

North gets 60% of British support to Nigeria —Uk Envoy

BRITISH High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Andrew Pocock, has said 60 per cent of British government’s donation to Nigeria goes to the northern part of the country.“Indeed, 60 per cent of the British development assistance that we put into this country comes into the Northern Nigeria,” Pocock said, adding that this was because the United…

Cameroon villagers live in terror of Nigeria’s Boko Haram

YAOUNDE (AFP) – In the villages that line the border with Nigeria, even those charged with protecting Cameroonians from Boko Haram fighters fear the fall of darkness.“When night falls, we tremble. We don’t sleep,” said a Cameroonian policeman from a far-northern border town, on condition of anonymity.The Nigeria-born Islamist group has stepped up raids into…