REMNANTS of Boko Haram fighters who were battered in Friday’s ill-fated attack on the Giwa Army Barracks, Maiduguri, yesterday regrouped on the outskirts of the city for a fresh onslaught on the same military facility, but again met with defeat.Troops who were on a cordon and search operation at Kayamla and Alu Dam discovered the insurgents.A clash soon ensued.Many of them were killed with sources putting the death toll on the side of the insurgents at close to 80
Barely four days after suspected Fulani herdsmen struck in Benue State killing 37, three villages in Kaduna State, yesterday, suffered another attack, allegedly by Fulani herdsmen in which about 200 were feared dead.The attacked villages in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State were reportedly razed.The fresh attack came just as explosions rocked Maiduguri, Borno State capital, the scene of Friday’s assault by insurgents that claimed scores of lives, yesterday.Also, yesterday, Tse Ortom – Adorogo in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, home town of the Minister of State for Trade and Investment and Supervising Minister of Aviation, Dr Samuel Ortom, was
This is not the best of times for the people of Benue State who have been traumatized by attacks from people
An Igbo group, Njem Igbo Movement has said it determined to emabark on a revolution against selfish Igbo leaders who have betrayed the people of the Igbo race.The group in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Paschal Egoigbo, its South-West coordinator, Remigus Nwabugo and the National Secretary, Onuoha Mariaceline said it is embarking on…
The Leader of the Biafra Zionist Federation (BZF), the group which claimed responsibility for last weekend’s attack on the Enugu State Government House, has vowed to stage another attack –this time with a well armed team. Ben Onwuka also warned against any attempt to arrest him as a result of the activities of his movement,…
The 24-hour curfew imposed on Maiduguri and its environs following the deadly clash between Boko Haram terrorists and the military which led to loss of many lives has done little to deter members of the sect from their mission of destruction. The army had Friday foiled a daring attack on Giwa Barracks, and had dealt…
He has made sterling contributions towards building the Nigeria nation. In 1976, Dr. Uma Oke Eleazu was appointed Director/Coordinator of the National Policy Development Centre (Think Tank), a post he held until the body was transformed into the present National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos and became its pioneer Director of Research.He was a member of the 1979 constitution drafting committee. He was also a member of the committee that drafted the 1999 constitution and in 2006 he also served on the committee set up by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to look in to the constitution.
President Goodluck Jonathan has called for greater cooperation between Nigeria and neighbouring countries in the fight against terrorism.Speaking yesterday at an audience with a Special Envoy of President Paul Biya of Cameroon, Mr. Emmanuel Sadi Rene, who delivered a special message from the Cameroonian leader, Jonathan said that Boko Haram and other criminal groups that operate in the countries’ border regions must be seen as a common threat to them all.The president said that Nigeria and its neighbours must take urgent action to harmonise their strategies and efforts to rollback the menace of Boko Haram and other violent criminal gangs that operate between their borders.“The issue of Boko Haram remains worrisome. If it is not properly handled, it could affect the security of
As controversy continues to trail the alleged unremitted $20 billion,
Acts of bravado exhibited by hundreds of Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to rescue some of their detained members inside the military barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, yesterday led to the killing of scores of the terrorists during the ill- fated mission/ attack.Reliable sources said that the suspected terrorists succeeded in freeing some of the detainees but the victory was short-lived as most of them were later killed or re-arrested by troops who were joined by fighter jets from the Air Force to overpower the invaders.