Twenty-four killed as Boko Haram militants attack island in Cameroon

Around 300 suspected Boko Haram militants swarmed onto an island on Lake Chad in Cameroon’s far north on Sunday and killed 24 people, including 16 Cameroonian soldiers stationed at military outposts, officials said on Wednesday. The death toll in the district of Darak, about 1,000 km (600 miles) from the capital Yaounde, is one of… Read More Twenty-four killed as Boko Haram militants attack island in Cameroon

Dozens dead, several injured following Boko Haram attack in Adamawa State

At least 26 people were feared killed and several others injured in a suspected Boko Haram attack on Monday at the Madagali area of Adamawa State. Locals said suspected Boko Haram’s gunmen rode on motorcycles in large numbers into Kudakaya village in Madagali at about 7 p.m. The spokesperson of the police in the state,… Read More Dozens dead, several injured following Boko Haram attack in Adamawa State

Nigerian Air Force destroys hideout of insurgents in Borno State

The Nigerian Air Force says its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed a terrorists’ hideout. It also reportedly neutralised some terrorists at Kaicungul, a settlement about 100km North-west of Monguno, in Northern Borno. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in… Read More Nigerian Air Force destroys hideout of insurgents in Borno State

190 police officers abscond following deployment to Nigerian insurgency hotbed

In yet another tragic setback for Nigeria’s counter-terrorism war, at least 190 police officers have absconded from a training facility after being told they would be deployed in active combat against Boko Haram insurgents. The fleeing officers, who have now been declared wanted with potentially grave consequences if found, were amongst the 2,000 additional police… Read More 190 police officers abscond following deployment to Nigerian insurgency hotbed

Three soldiers, two police officers killed as Boko Haram militants ambush troops in Yobe

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said 13 of its soldiers and two police personnel died in a Boko Haram ambush on Monday. It said troops successfully repelled the insurgents in another attack at a military formation in Kukareta, Damaturu Local Government Area of Yobe on Monday. A statement by Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy director, Army… Read More Three soldiers, two police officers killed as Boko Haram militants ambush troops in Yobe

Twelve killed, dozens missing as insurgents attack soldiers in Borno State

At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in the northeastern state of Borno, three military sources said on Sunday, one of the largest known losses of life by the army in the last month. The army said it repelled the attack in which it said… Read More Twelve killed, dozens missing as insurgents attack soldiers in Borno State

Four dead, eight injured as suicide bombers attack mosque in Borno

No fewer than four persons were on Sunday killed and eight others wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. The attack comes barely four weeks after thousands of displaced persons were resettled in the community. Chairman of the Council, Mr Baba-Shehu Gulumba, confirmed the incident… Read More Four dead, eight injured as suicide bombers attack mosque in Borno

Two dead as Nigerian soldiers clash with Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

Troops of 3 Battalion on operation LAFIYA DOLE, on Friday, successfully repelled Boko Haram terrorists’ attack at Ngamboru Ngala, Borno State. One Boko Haram terrorist was killed during the encounter, while other members of the group fled following a superior fire power from the troops. Texas Chukwu, Army’s Director of Information, said one soldier lost… Read More Two dead as Nigerian soldiers clash with Boko Haram insurgents in Borno