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US joins war against Boko Haram, Ansaru

After years of diplomatic patchwork and foot-dragging, the United States, yesterday, formally declared war on Boko Haram, classifying the Nigerian-based Al Qaeda affiliate, a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). The declaration would make Washington mobilize resources and intelligence to combat the ninth deadliest terrorist group in the world. A statement issued by the US State Department,…

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Gunmen kill 2 soldiers, 2 civilians in Rivers

No fewer than four persons were reportedly killed by suspected gunmen in Rivers State in the early hours of yesterday along Agip/Saipen area of Port Harcourt. The victims include two soldiers and two civilians. Daily Sun gathered that the bandits caught the soldiers unaware, as they tried to escape through Nkpordiagha waterfront, in Rumuolumeni community…

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Gunmen sack 7 communities in Benue, kill 25 •JTF averts suicide attacks in Kano/Abuja, kills 5 insurgents, loses 2 men

Many injured in Osun communal clash weekend, with many others injured and communities numbering seven completely sacked in one of the incidents. In Benue State, not less than 25 people were feared dead in a renewed clash between Fulani mercenaries and Agatu gamers in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State. The clash, which an…