Some serving and retired military generals have thrown their weight behind the Department of State Services (DSS) which cleared former chief of army staff, Lt. General Onyeabo Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd) of alleged funding of the Boko Haram terrorists.They described the allegation as one of the diversionary tactics of the gang and vowed to end the terrorism.
A former Minister of Petroleum, Prof Tam David-West,
LAGOS (AFP) – Christians in northeast Nigeria are paying a heavy price at the hands of Boko Haram, even if they are not being targeted specifically by the militants in their bloody quest for an Islamic state.Several towns in the northeastern states of Yobe, Borno and Adamawa have been attacked in recent weeks, sending thousands…
By Soni DanielAmid the dust raised by his allegation linking a former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, and an erstwhile Chief of the Army Staff, Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika, with the sponsorship of Boko Haram, an Australian negotiator, Dr. Stephen Davis, at the weekend, gave insight into how Abubakar Shekau hijacked the…
Abuja – President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday in Abuja called on Nigerians to pray for the nation’s security forces to enable them to contain insecurity in the country.Jonathan made the call at the inauguration of the “Citadel and Towers”, the new complex of the House on the Rock Church, Abuja.Represented by the Minister of Agriculture,…
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Abia State chapter, have urged Igbo people living in the North to stop fleeing the region because of Boko Haram, urging them to stay back and defend themselves.They spoke in reaction to the alleged selective killings of Christians, non-Muslims, and Southerners resident by the Boko Haram insurgents.
The Defence Headquarters has ordered a fresh security beef up in Maiduguri, following alleged dropping of fliers by Boko Haram of a planned invasion of the city.Giwa and Maimalari barracks, both of which the insurgents threaten to target, have been fortified and movement restricted to only those legitimately living there.The military and other security agencies have also been placed on the alert in the 18 Local Government Areas of Borno State largely unaffected by the insurgency.
The Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Ethics and Values, Dr. Sarah Jibril, yesterday, called on retired military generals in the country not to ‘sit-downlook’ but go to dislodge the occupation of Gwoza and Bama in Borno State by the insurgents.
The fundamentalist Islamic sect, Boko Haram, has seized five North-Eastern towns in five days killing hundreds and leaving thousands of residents fleeing for safety as it continues its quest to establish a caliphate in the country.
Nigerian troops this afternoon raided the hideout of Boko Haram in Kawuri, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State in the country’s troubled North-East.“Over 50 terrorists died this afternoon as troops raided their hideout in Kawuri before setting out on a planned attack on Konduga,” Defence Headquarters tweeted this evening.