Boko Haram waylay UN body, hijack rice for IDPs

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect on Friday, hijacked bags of rice which the World Food Programme (WFP) planned to distribute to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno state. WFP is the food assistance branch of the United Nations (UN) and the world’s largest humanitarian organisation addressing hunger. It has been distributing food items……

Bursted: Troops Raid Evolving Boko Haram Cell In Mokwa

Following confirmed information, troops of 31 Artillery Brigade Nigerian Army, on Thursday 25th May 2017, raided an evolving Boko Haram terrorists cell at Mokwa and its environs in Niger State. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman in Abuja on Friday. The raid and subsequent…

Why Niger Delta militants, Boko Haram became monsters –Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the reason the Niger Delta militants and the Boko Haram terrorist group became extremists and monsters was the failure of government to address issues that threw them up. Obasanjo stated this on Wednesday during a workshop in Abuja on the prevention of violent extremism. The former president who…

Obasanjo: We failed to tame Boko Haram until it became a monster

Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, on Wednesday, said the Boko Haram insurgency was not adequately addressed right from its infancy stage. Obasanjo said violent extremism often festers as a result of The post Obasanjo: We failed to tame Boko Haram until it became a monster appeared first on TheCable.

BOKO HARAM: 4.7m Nigerians at risk of starving to death -UN

A disturbing scenario has been created, indicating that Nigeria needs a minimum of $250 million food aid in 2017 to save about 4.7 million of its citizens, particularly from the northeast of the country, who starving to death. The Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) Abdou Dieng, an affiliation of the United Nations (UN…

DSS stalls trial of 7 Boko Haram leaders

The absence of the pros­ecution counsel on Tuesday stalled the trial of seven Boko Haram terrorists on trial at the Federal High Court, Abuja for abduction and murder of their captives. The defendants are Mohammed Usman (aka Khalid Al-Barnawi), Mohammed Bashir Saleh, Umar Mohammed Bello (aka Abu Az­zan), Mohammed Salisu (aka Datti), Yakubu Nuhu (aka…

Onaiyekan: Clerics inciting their church members to kill should be arrested

John Onaiyekan, a cardinal and Catholic archbishop of Abuja, says those who incite church members from their pulpits should be arrested. Onaiyekan said this while speaking at a workshop on The post Onaiyekan: Clerics inciting their church members to kill should be arrested appeared first on TheCable.

Barbaric! Boko Haram beheads four IDPs

Technically defeated terrorist group, Boko Haram are reported to have beheaded four internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Dalori-1 Camp of Maiduguri, Borno State They were reportedly beheaded while hunting outside the camp on Saturday. The four victims were on Sunday buried by their fellow displaced persons. Two other IDPs who were among a 12-man hunting……

BOKO HARAM: Security agents on high alert in Abuja

Security agencies in Abuja, have urged residents to be watchful, following recent threats by members of Boko Haram to bomb Abuja. To this end, an emergency security meeting, called at the instance of the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello has been held. Also, the security agents have vowed and expressed their readiness to combat all forms…

PHOTOSCENE: Tears of joy as 82 freed Chibok girls re-unite with parents

There were tears of joy as the 82 Chibok schoolgirls, freed following Federal Government and Boko Haram swap deal, reunited with their parents and relatives on Saturday. The girls were freed and brought to Abuja two weeks ago after the Federal Government allegedly released some of the terrorist group commanders. Since coming to Abuja, the…

Tears, ecstasy as 82 freed Chibok girls meet their parents

Tears of joy flowed ceaselessly on Saturday as 82 Chibok schoolgirls who were rescued two weeks ago reunited with their parents in Abuja. The 82 Chibok girls were also reunited with The post Tears, ecstasy as 82 freed Chibok girls meet their parents appeared first on TheCable.

Suicide bomber blown up while waiting to attack UNIMAID students

A suicide bomber was blown up on Saturday while lurking in the bush in a bid to attack a student gathering at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID). Ibrahim Mallam Abdulkadir, The post Suicide bomber blown up while waiting to attack UNIMAID students appeared first on TheCable.

REPORT: FG ‘paid 2m euros’ for release of Chibok girls

Part of the negotiation that led to the recent release of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls from Boko Haram custody was the two million euros paid to the insurgent group, BBC The post REPORT: FG ‘paid 2m euros’ for release of Chibok girls appeared first on TheCable.