‘Many’ Soldiers Killed, Injured As Boko Haram Invades Military Bases In Borno [READ MORE]

  Many soldiers were feared dead with dozens missing when suspected Boko Haram attacked military formations in the northern part of Borno State between Friday and Saturday night. The insurgents struck Gudumbali in Guzamala town on Friday at about 5:30pm, riding on military vehicles mounted with anti-aircraft guns. According to a source, the insurgents shot sporadically, firing RPGs towards the military base. “Many soldiers lost their lives; they were many,” the source said. “The Boko Haram terrorists came in large numbers, and although the troops initially stood their ground, they later they fled into bushes. We slept in the bush between Friday and Saturday morning. We got to Gubio yesterday. [Read]

INSECURITY: Buhari, Other Neighbouring Presidents Meet Over Boko Haram [READ MORE]

  Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is presently meeting with five heads of state and governments of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja to adopt a report on the Boko Haram insurgency. The meeting is a follow up to a similar meeting held in N’djamena, the Chadian capital, last month to review the security situation in the region and intensify efforts to curb insurgency. The meeting involves his Chadian counterpart President Idris Deby Itno, President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger Republic, and Prime Minister of Cameroon, Philemon Yang, who is representing President Paul Biya. In his remark during the opening ceremony, Buhari who is the chairman of [Read]

INSECURITY: Nigeria Retains Third Position In Latest Global Terrorism Ranking [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that as the Global terrorism index releases its 2018 ranking on Wednesday, Nigeria still retains its third position in the ranking. Recall that the giant of Africa has retained this shocking position since 2015. Meanwhile, recent reports from the Global Terrorism Index, that measures the impact of terrorism, shows that Nigeria comes immediately after Iraq and Afghanistan. The two countries have also retained their respective positions (first and second) since 2013. More Details Shortly!! See the report below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG:   [Read]

Again, Boko Haram Abducts 15 girls – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 15 girls overnight in a village near Toumour, southeastern Niger, the local mayor said on Saturday. Boukar Mani Orthe, the mayor of the town in Niger’s Diffa region near the border with Nigeria, said about 50 unidentified armed men seized the girls in a village about nine kilometres from the town centre. On Thursday suspected Boko Haram fighters killed eight people working at French drilling company Foraco’s water well site in Toumour. Boko Haram has been waging an insurrection since 2009 aimed at establishing an Islamic state in northeast Nigeria. It has launched repeated attacks into neighbouring Niger, Chad [Read]

Residents Flee Homes as Boko Haram attack village near Maiduguri – READ MORE

  Scores of civilians are fleeing their homes as Boko Haram insurgents attacked a community near Maiduguri, Borno state capital, a local source said. Residents of Polo area and Giwa Barracks are leaving their homes as a result of gunfire exchange near the area. Ba’ Modu, a resident of Polo told our source’s reporter that there is confusion in Bale Shuwari about 2 kilometers away to the area as a result. “We are running now, there is heavy gunfire going on at Bale Shuwari. As I am speaking to you, there is confusion everywhere, ” Modu told Daily Trust via Phone.   [Read]

Boko Haram strike again, kill 12 farmers in Maiduguri – READ MORE

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Boko Haram jihadists on Saturday hacked 12 farmers to death as they worked on their fields in the volatile northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, civilian militia told AFP. They came in two trucks and attacked the farmers with machetes outside Kalle, a remote village 17 kilometres outside the state capital Maiduguri, the birthplace of the Boko Haram movement. “They used machetes to kill their victims who were working on their farms,” militia leader Babakura Kolo said. “So far, we have recovered 12 dead bodies from the fields and nearby bush.” Three people were injured in the raids. The militants had guns but did not use [Read]

BOKO HARAM: Reps Call for Urgent Release Of Last Aide Worker, Leah

The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to speed up efforts for the urgent release of the remaining aide worker held by the Boko Haram insurgents, Alice Loksha, before it is too late. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the resolution came on Tuesday after Monday’s execution of another aide worker, Hauwa Liman, by the insurgents. The House also asked that Leah Sharibu, the last of the abducted Dapchi School girls still held, should be released urgently. Details later… [Read]

DAPCHI: Another British Man Takes To The Streets Of London To Stage Protest For The Release Of Leah Sharibu

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that two days after UK member of parliament, Tom Brake, held a protest in front of the Nigerian High Commission in the UK to bring attention to the #FreeLeah campaign, another British man took to the streets of London to stage a solo protest for the release of Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl who was kidnapped in February. Leah Sharibu was kidnapped from school alongside 118 other female students. Five of them died in captivity and the others were set free, but only Leah is still being held by the terrorists because she refused to renounce her Christian faith. The foreigner who was pictured staging a [Read]

INSECURITY: SGF inaugurates committee on peace commission

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, has inaugurated the committee on the establishment of a National Peace Commission with the acting Director General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Dr. Bakut Bakut as chairman. Mustapha, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Special Duties, Dr. Amina Bello said the National Economic Council recommended the establishment of the commission and peace agencies for states after reviewing the security situation of Nigeria in August 2017. The committee has three months to accomplish its task and submit reports. The IPCR Information Officer, Abu Michael said in a statement in Abuja on Monday that the NEC had identified [Read]

Buhari vows to fish out, punish politicians sponsoring violence in states

President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his promise to fish out and punish politicians who are deliberately instigating violence in some states as a way of seeking relevance in the country’s politics. Buhari said this on Friday in Monguno, northern part of Borno State while speaking as the Special Guest of Honour at the closing events of the 2018 Army Day celebrations which the army chose to stage in the one-time stronghold of Boko Haram terrorists, 136 kilometres from Maiduguri. The President repeated what he told Christian leaders on Thursday, that a solution is being found to the deadly clashes between farmers and herdsmen, and whosoever is found culpable will be [Read]