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.

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…

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…

Boko Haram terrorists shouldn’t divide Nigeria

Northern delegates at the on-going National Conference, under the auspices of Northern Delegates Forum, NDF, yesterday told Nigerians not to allow Boko Haram insurgency to divide the nation, describing the banning of registration of citizens by President Goodluck Jonathan as a good development.A statement signed by the NDF’s spokesman, Anthony Sani, reminded Nigerians that the current challenges should not redefine the country’s togetherness.

4 killed, 7 injured as Anambra, Kogi clash again over oil wells

Four persons from Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State were yesterday murdered and seven others seriously injured in a renewed clash between the people of Aguleri and Echeno/Odeke in Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State.Since the discovery of oil in the Omambala River basin, the two border communities have been laying claim to the oil deposits.

President Jonathan meets Chibok schoolgirls parents

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday met with some parents and 51 escaped schoolgirls of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, exactly 99 days after the abduction incident.Over 200 girls were abducted by the deadly Boko Haram sect from the school premises since April 14. The meeting was held behind closed doors at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa.Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani Girl-Child Education Campaigner, after meeting with President Jonathan last week Monday said that the President had promised her that he was ready to meet with the parents and the escaped Chibok schoolgirls.