Boko Haram terrorists bombers kill 40 at football viewing centre

No fewer than 40 people were last night killed in a bomb blast at a football field in Mubi, Adamawa State. French News Agency AFP reported the death toll, citing a police source.“There has been a bomb explosion at a football field this evening and so far more than 40 people have been killed,” an officer in the town said.The bomber struck the town of Mubi in the evening, said Emmanuel Akinyele, a church pastor.

Cameroun soldiers kill 40 Boko Haram militants

Cameroun security forces at the weekend killed no fewer than  40 Boko Haram militants in clashes in the country’s far north, state radio said yesterday shortly after the release of two Italian priests and a Canadian nun suspected to have been held by the Islamist group.A Cameroun Presidency source confirmed the clashes, which took place west of the town of Kousseri, in the region bordering Nigeria and Chad. Cameroun, which has been criticised by Nigeria for not doing enough to fight Boko Haram, deployed some 1,000 troops in the far north last week as it steps up the fight against the Islamist militants

Military unaware of foreign mediator

The military’s hands are tied in rescuing the abducted Chibok girls because their abductors have placed them “tactically” in the face of attack, sources said yesterday. A top military source told The Nation that the girls cannot be rescued without heavy casualties.The source, who spoke in confidence, insisted that the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, was correct in saying that the girls have been located.

219 Chibok girls’ ordeal, by Australian negotiator

SOME of the over 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls have painted a picture of life in Boko Haram custody.Referring to a video said to have been seen by it, The Mail on Sunday  yesterday claimed that eight girls spoke in the footage. The girls, dressed in their pale blue gingham school uniform, were said to have pleaded for release.The video, which the paper described as “heartbreaking”, was said to have been shot in a jungle clearing a month after the girls’ abduction.

Jonathan can’t be trusted anymore denies amnesty offer to Boko Haram

By JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE Abuja…Decries Emir’s killing The Presidency has denied that President Goodluck Jonathan declared amnesty for members of Boko Haram.Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, said this while addressing State House correspondents yesterday said that there was nowhere in the Democracy Day speech that President Jonathan mentioned amnesty…

No Elections In Biafraland: 2015, We’re strongly behind Jonathan –MASSOB leader, Uwazuruike.

By Geoffrey Anyanwu, AwkaAgainst a publication yesterday by the National Director of Information of Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Comrade Uchenna Madu, that President Goodluck Jonathan should forget victory in 2015 election because of the unresolved strike by polytechnics and colleges of education in the country, the movement yesterday said…

Jonathan didn’t believe girls were abducted — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said President Goodluck Jonathan’s failure to immediately order the rescue of the over 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram, spoilt the chances of rescuing them.In an interview with Bloomberg TV, which was aired on Saturday, ex-president said that the President did not believe the pupils were truly abducted until after…

Nnamdi Kanu, Director of Radio Biafra addresses crowd at Enugu during the memorial day

War veterans from different parts of the South-East and in the Diaspora have threatened to pull out from Nigeria if their benefits were not paid.They issued the threat at Hill Top Ngwo, near Enugu where they gathered to commemorate the May 30 anniversary of Biafran fallen heroes. Speaking at the event, Executive Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu regretted the non-payment of benefits due to Biafran soldiers saying “it is a continuation of the same injustice that led them to try to extricate themselves from this Lugard creation called Republic of Nigeria”.Kanu warned that the indigenous People of Biafra would commence what they called a new wave of freedom