Army Jubilates As Seven Terrorists get killed, Eight Others Crippled by Own Bombs in Borno

  BORNO – The Nigerian Army has said that seven terrorists died when their vehicle stepped on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) they planted for troops in Lamba’a forest along Jakana-Mainok road in Borno. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, added that eight other terrorists were crippled by the IEDs. He said: ”the incident was a clear case that can be best described as a tactical boomerang as a Toyota Sam Sahara model belonging to the terrorists stepped on an IED they planted against troops in the area.’’ Iliyasu also disclosed that a syndicate that specialises in smuggling smoked fish [Read]

Leah Sharibu’s school shut down indefinitely following Boko Haram attack on Babangida

YOBE – Authorities of Government Girls’ Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, have decided to shut down the shut down the school indefinitely following the last weekend’s Boko Haram attack on Babangida town in Tarmuwa Local Government Area.  Babangida is about 50 kilometres from Dapchi. It was gathered that the decision was taken by the leadership of PTA of the school as a measure to safe guard the students from Boko Haram terrorists. Government Girls Science Technical College Dapchi is the girls’ secondary school where over 100 schoolgirls were abducted on February 19 2018 along with Leah Sharibu, who is still in Boko Haram captivity after her mates were released. [Read]

You Lied Against Me About Chibok Schoolgirls, All because I signed Anti-gay law – Jonathan fires back at Cameron

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says ex-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, is against him because he signed the Ant-Same sex Marriage Bill into law. Jonathan said this while reacting to claims by Cameron that he (Jonathan) prevented UK troops from rescuing some of the 276 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok, Borno State. Cameron, in his recently published memoir titled, ‘For the Record’, had claimed that a team of UK soldiers had located some of the Chibok girls but “Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, seemed to be asleep at the wheel. When he eventually made a statement, it was to accuse the campaigners of politicising the tragedy. And [Read]

Army Arrests IPOB Spiritual Leader, 27 Others

The Nigerian Army said on Thursday that its troops on Operation Mesa have arrested 27 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra and recovered an AK-47 rifle from one of them, Oliver Onyebunachi, in Imo State. According to the military, the IPOB members, who were 23 men and four women, were apprehended by troops of 144 Battalion, 82 Division, on October 1. The army noted that the IPOB members had a spiritual leader, Pa Michael Madumere, a 56-year-old, who hailed from the Ideator South Local Government Area of Imo State. The army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur [Read]

Buratai under fire as army chief seeks prayers to defeat Boko Haram

ABUJA – The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said terrorism and terrorist groups could not be eliminated alone by the military unless religious bodies and organisations in the country come to the ‘forefront of the spiritual battle.’ The army chief noted that the focus must be religious groups addressing the ideologies which fuelled the Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists activities. Buratai stated these on Monday in Abuja at a spiritual warfare seminar at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, with the theme, ‘Countering insurgency and violent extremism in Nigeria through spiritual warfare.’ The army chief, who was represented by the Chief of Administration, Maj. Gen. Sani Yusuf, [Read]

BREAKING: Samson Siasia’s 80-Yr-Old Mum Finally Regains Freedom From Kidnappers’ Den

BAYELSA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Madam Ogere Beauty Siasia, mother of former Super Eagle skipper and coach, Samson Siasia, has regained her freedom after spending over two months with her kidnappers. Reports just coming in from Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, on Sunday morning have it that the 80-year-old has been released by her abductors. Since she was taken away at dusk from her house, her famous son had been begging the kidnappers to release her as he did not have the huge ransom they were demanding. He also appealed to both the federal and state governments to come to his [Read]

INSECURITY: Suspected Terrorists Kill Six In Army Chief, Buratai’s Village

BORNO – Six people were killed on Thursday when their car hit a land mine planted by terrorists in Borno state, civilian militia sources said.  The commercial vehicle unknowingly struck the explosive, suspected to have been planted by terrorists targeting military patrols outside Kamuya village, southwestern Borno. Kamuya is the home village of Nigeria’s army chief, Lt-Gen, Yusuf Tukur Buratai and has been repeatedly targeted by terrorists “The car was heading to the state capital Maiduguri when it hit the landmine at about 9:00 a.m. (0800 GMT) and killed all six people on board,” civilian militia leader , Mustapha Karimbe , said. “The mine was no doubt planted by ISWAP [Read]

So sad! Abducted Ondo varsity professor found dead inside bush

The remains of the abducted professor of Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Professor Gideon Okedayo, has been found. The university don was abducted by gunmen last week Thursday on Igara road in Akoko Edo, Edo state while travelling to his hometown. A source at the University confirmed to SaharaReporters that the dead body of the lecturer was found inside a bush. “It is sad. They have killed Prof. Okedayo. We learnt about his gruesome killing yesterday (Monday) night. We were called from the police station that they have found his dead body. “And they confirmed to us that he must have been murdered by his abductors. This is [Read]

Borno governor escapes death as Boko Haram fighters attack his convoy

MAIDUGURI – Boko Haram fighters opened fire on the convoy of Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, on Thursday night. Security sources said that the insurgents attacked the convoy at Konduga while Zulum was returning from a trip to Bama local government area. The incident was said to have happened around 9pm. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Zulum had visited Bayo, Kwaya Kusar, Askira Uba and Gwoza as part of his “familiarity and need assessment tour” of the 27 LGAs in the state. “Luckily the governor, his commissioners and other vehicle in the convoy escaped unhurt but the last vehicle which is an army gun truck was pelted with bullets,” [Read]

BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Abduct PDP National Youth Leader

ENUGU – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the National Youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Sunday Udeh-Okoye, has been reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen. He was said to have been kidnapped on Monday evening in his farm at Ohumagu, Agbaogwugwu in Enugu State. Details soon. [Read]

Blame Us If This Govt Fails, Says Defence Minister

KANO – The minister of Defence, Gen. Bashir Magashi, has said that as a key player in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, especially being entrusted with the responsibility of guarding and protecting the country for peace and tranquility to reign, Nigerians should blame him for the failure or otherwise of the federal government on security matters. Gen. Magashi stated this yesterday when he was honoured by a group, the Kano Concerned Citizens Initiative (KCCI). He asked “President Buhari to be rest and allow us now to take full responsibility of what happens in your government. “Nigerians should have full confidence in us and the government because we will be fair to [Read]

Stop Using Security Agencies To Silence Nigerians – Soyinka Tells Buhari

Professor Wole Soyinka has alleged that the Buhari-led administration is using security agencies to silence Nigerians. The Nobel Laureate made this claim at the unveiling of an art gallery in commemoration of his 85th birthday. Insisting that such move only shows that the government is afraid, Soyinka added that it also reduces those running the government, NEWS FLAKES NG gathers. “It is important to send strong message to this government and to the security services to stop trying to muzzle people when they come together to exchange ideas. “You’re reducing them as human beings and you’re also reducing yourselves as human beings, because it means you’re afraid to listen” he [Read]

BREAKING: Unknown gunmen kidnap Sokoto lawmaker

SOKOTO – Unknown gunmen have kidnapped member representing Denge/Shuni State Constituency at the Sokoto State House of Assembly, Aminu Magaji Bodai. A close relation of the lawmaker said that he was kidnapped by hoodlums around 1:15am between Dange and Bodai town on Thursday.   “I can confirm to you that my brother was kidnapped by yet to be identified persons.“His whereabouts is unknown yet and his abductors are yet to contact his family members.” When contacted, the State Police Command confirmed the abduction. The Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mohammed Sadiq Abubakar, who confirmed that the legislator was kidnapped said, “detail is still sketchy”. [Read]

BREAKING: Police Arrest Notorious Taraba Kidnap Kingpin, Wadume

JALINGO – Hamisu Wadume, a suspected kidnap lord in Taraba State, has been re-arrested, NEWS FLAKES NG has gathered from official sources. It was not immediately clear when and where Mr Wadume was taken into custody, but a source informed about the development informed our correspondent about it on Tuesday. Mr Wadume was sighted at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday. The police are expected to release a statement on his arrest later. Mr Wadume was the ‘high profile’ kidnapping suspect arrested by the police on August 6. He was being driven to Jalingo by the police team when soldiers opened fire on them along Ibi-Wukari Road, killing three [Read]

BREAKING: Police Seals-off Lagos venue where Soyinka is to speak on insecurity

LAGOS –  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the police have sealed off the venue of a symposium where Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, and other speakers where to address the state of insecurity in the country. The programme organised by a group known as Coalition for Revolution (CORE) was billed to hold at 46, Ibijoke street, Oluyole bus-stop, Oregun, Lagos. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, Affiong Affiong, a lawyer, and Femi Aborishade, an activist, has as its theme: “Democracy, State Repression and the State of insecurity in Nigeria”. When our source visited the venue on Monday morning, police vans [Read]