They are indeed fools: We want to reassure Nigerians that very soon insurgency and terrorism will become a thing of the past. Nigeria will continue to remain one united and indivisible entity.”

South East Governors have joined millions of Nigerians to condemn yesterday’s bomb blasts that rocked Emab Plaza in the Wuse 2 Area of Abuja, which claimed over 20 lives mostly traders. A statement by the Chairman, South East Governors’ Forum, Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia State, made available to newsmen in Umuahia yesterday, conveyed the…

50 Boko Haram terrorist suspects arrested in Enugu

Security agents today arrested a luxury bus conveying over 50 suspected members of Boko Haram at Obollo Afor in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State.The suspects were reportedly heading to different parts of South-East and South-South zones of Nigeria but this could not be confirmed.A team of national task force on small arms, ammunitions, and light weapons apprehended them in the early hours of today.

21 killed in fresh Abuja Boko Haram terrorist explosion

A third deadly explosion in the Federal capital territory, Abuja in two months, yesterday, exploded at a shopping mall, EMAB Plaza, adjacent BANEX Plaza, Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II, at 3. 50 pm. It killed no fewer than 21 persons and injured 17 others. The extremist Boko Haram sect claimed responsibility for the two explosions in April and May in Nyanya, a suburb of the capital.Yesterday’s blast occurred at the gate of the shopping mall.The quick intervention of soldiers saved the city from more blasts as they gunned down a suspect that was carrying another explosives-laden bag on a power bike. It was later defused by the police anti-bomb squad.

16 soldiers and scores of Boko Haram terrorist killed in Borno clash

No fewer  than 16 security operatives, including soldiers and dozens of suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists were reportedly killed Tuesday night, when insurgents attacked a military post in Bulabulin Ngaura in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.Bulabulin Ngaura is located south of Maiduguri, along the troubled Maiduguri-Biu Road, about 60 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital, which had witnessed series of attacks, road ambushes and killings by terrorists.One of the soldiers that escaped the attack told journalists in Maiduguri: “Some of my colleagues were abducted and many others escaped with bullet wounds. Dozens of Boko Haram insurgents who stormed our checkpoint at Bulabulin were also killed.

Car bomb goes off near Lagos tank farm killing four persons

A car laden with bombs yesterday exploded at the ever busy Folawiyo junction on Creek Road, Apapa, killing four persons, while several others were injured.Eyewitnesses told Vanguard that the car, a Mercedes-Benz 190, exploded around 8:30pm, after it was parked beside a fuel tanker heading into Folawiyo tank farm.Wreckage of the carThe explosion was said to have shocked residents of Apapa and its environs, which was also said to have affected two banks operating in the area, while many other buildings were also destroyed .

Mysterious snakes, bees attack Boko Haram terrorist in Sambisa Forest

Some members of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, arrested yesterday at Mairi ward behind University of Maiduguri by members of the Civilian JTF vigilante group, have confessed that most of them are fleeing the Sambisa Forest to areas across Borno State owing to what they believe is spiritual attacks from mysterious snakes and bees, which had killed many of their leaders. According to Kolo Mustapha, one of the arrested insurgents, “most of us are fleeing because there are too many snakes and bees now in the forest. Once they bite, they disappear and the victims do not last for 24 hours.“We were told that the aggrieved people who had suffered from our deadly mission, including the ghosts of some of those we killed, are the ones turning into the snake and bees.”

The Abia State House of Assembly has denied involvement in arrested 486 Boko Haram terrorist suspects

The Abia State House of Assembly has denied involvement of the state in the interception and arrests of the 486 suspected Boko Haram insurgents by soldiers in the state, while reportedly on transit to Port Harcourt, Rivers State.This Assembly’s reaction against the backdrop of the legal threat recently reported in the media by the Jigawa State House of Assembly on the Abia State Government, alleging that the state had a hand in the controversial arrests of the suspected militants currently undergoing military screening.

Nigeria Military issues red alert

Military officers and men were placed on red alert yesterday — no thanks to the increasingly daring moves of the deadly Boko Haram sect.Fears of likely infiltration or inducement of officers and men have made the military hierarchy to recall those on leave, The Nation learnt.Besides, the military has placed restrictions on Facebook networking by officers and other ranks. Military personnel have also been stopped from taking annual leave or travelling out of their official postings. All those who were earlier granted leave of absence have been ordered back to their duty posts. The directive may have caused apprehension in the system, but a source said it was nothing to worry about.

Gunmen Kill Over 20 In Fresh Southern Kaduna Attack

A senior Nigerian military officer has just confirmed to SaharaReporters that more than twenty people have died in a fresh attack by gunmen in the troubled southern Kaduna area.Earlier today, SaharaReporters had reported that at least 40 people were killed in three villages in the Sanga local government area of Kaduna State.According to our military source, the latest attack occurred in a village in the same area called Kobin.