(NIGERIA) JUST IN: Boko Haram Report: Residents of Dikwa town in Dikwa local government area of Borno State on Monday said not less than 40 #IslamicState of West Province, ISWAP fighters were killed in 13 hours of battle with military #AceNewsDesk report

Boko Haram: ‘Troops kill over 40 terrorists in Dikwa: Sources among residents say the gunfight started on Sunday evening 18th April 2021 and ended on Monday morning 19th April 2012’ government are all happy whenever unbelievers are being killed: Minister Pantami,” by Idris Ibrahim, People’s Gazette, April 14, 2021 (thanks to Imam Tawhidi):

Maina Maina: 19, 2021:

Now we know why the Buhari government has promised to destroy the Boko Haram jihad group many times over the last few years, but has actually done little or nothing to oppose the group or impede its jihad against Christians in any meaningful way.

Isa Aliyu Pantami, President Muhammadu Buhari’s communications minister, once declared that he was always a happy man towards the massacre of those he considered infidels.

“We are all happy whenever unbelievers are being killed,” Mr Pantami said. “But the Sharia does not allow us to kill them without a reason.”

“Our zeal (hamasa) should not take precedence over our obedience to the sacred law,” he added.

Mr Pantami’s comments were contained in three audio recordings of his teachings in the 2000s, when he took extreme positions in support of the brutal exploits of Al Qaeda and Taliban elements who were on a campaign to obliterate the West and conquer other parts of the world.

He made the remarks while responding to audience questions about his views on Osama Bin Laden during a lecture about the Taliban. Mr Pantami said of Mr Bin Laden, the late Al Qaeda leader responsible for bringing down the World Trade Centre in an attack that claimed over 3,000 lives in 2001: “I still consider him as a better Muslim than myself.”

Mr Pantami’s comments were translated by Professor Andrea Brigaglia, an African expert at Naples University in Italy. Nigerian scholar Musa Ibrahim of University of Florida in the United States contributed to the paper that explored the onset of Boko Haram in Nigeria.

Top journal publisher academia.edupublished the research in March 2019, several months before Mr Buhari tapped Mr Pantami as a minister. Mr Pantami’s violent preachings, which he rendered in Hausa and Arabic throughout the late 1990s and early to mid-2000s, had gone largely unreported in the Nigerian mainstream media.

Mr Pantami did not return a request seeking comments from Peoples Gazette about whether or not he has eschewed his violent Salafist views….

The source informed that ISWAP fighters had occupied the town after residents and the military were withdrawn, giving the insurgents false assurance that they had captured the ancient town of Dikwa: “ As the residents fled, soldiers also withdrew from the town in the night creating confidence in the militants who thought they were taking control, but we learnt that soon after the soldiers withdrew, fighter jets came and released fire on the terrorists living them scampering for safety in all directions.

” In the afternoon on Monday, while residents are gradually returning some to carry some necessary and personal belongings, we saw corpses being evacuated and some gun trucks belonging to the insurgents burnt and we learnt that over 40 ISWAP fighter were killed in the night battle.” The source insisted.

Dikwa is about 90 km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital and has suffered several attacks since the appointment of the new service chiefs early this year.

In the last attack, both the Army Super Camp and United Nations hub were destroyed.

Also corroborating the attack in Dikwa, the Army in a statement on Monday said troops of Operation Lafiya Dole currently carrying out Operation Tura Takaibango stationed at Dikwa and Gulumba Gana supported by the Air Component inflicted heavy casualty on Boko Haram Terrorists who attempted to take control of the strategic town of Dikwa, the headquarters of Dikwa LGA of Borno State.

The statement from Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, Director Army Public Relations said the terrorists in their numbers mounted on 12 gun trucks, attacked the town on the eve of Sunday 18 April 2021, just as the locals prepared to break their Ramadan fast for the day.

“The troops having contained the initial wave of the attack had to occupy their alternative Headquarters at Gulumba Gana to enable the Air Component to engage any gun trucks and other technicals in the vicinity of the attack to prevent fratricide.

“The troops launched a counter-attack in the early hours of Monday 19 April 2021 and successfully reoccupied their main headquarters in Dikwa.

“The retreating terrorists suffered heavy losses in both equipment and personnel including some of their key leaders from the superior firepower of own troops both from the air and ground forces.

“The troops are currently patrolling Dikwa town and environs to assess the level of damage inflicted on the terrorists.” The statement said.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Apr.20: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) JUST IN: Following the killing of 8 miners last week in Riyom local government area of Plateau State, another 6 miners were killed and two injured on Thursday in the same council area by gunmen suspected to be killer herdsmen terrorising the area #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.20: It would be recalled that eight miners working at a mining site were brutally killed and many other sustained injuries last week when gunmen stormed a mining site and opened fire on them at random:

Nigeria: Jihadis announce plans to commit massacre, nothing is done, might have something to do with Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, we know why the Buhari government has promised to destroy the Boko Haram group many times over the last few years, but has actually done little or nothing to oppose the group or impede its jihad against Christians in any meaningful way whenever unbelievers are being killed: Minister Pantami,” by Idris Ibrahim, People’s Gazette, April 14, 2021 (thanks to Imam Tawhidi):

“Another 6 Miners Killed, 2 Injured In Plateau,” by Isaac Shobayo, Nigerian Tribune, April 16, 2021:

Tribune Online learnt that there was another armed invasion at Wereng Community of Riyom local government on Thursday at about 7:45 pm where six miners were killed and two other sustained fatal injuries.

A source close to the community disclosed that the eight miners were waylaid on the way home shortly after they closed for the day adding that they stopped at Wereng community to have a rest before they would proceed with their journey to the next village.

“While they were resting the gunmen numbering about 15 who probably have been monitoring them appeared and shot at them at close range. They killed six of them on the spot while two sustained injuries, now receiving treatment at the Christian Hospital in Vom, Jos South local government area.

According to the source, the attackers also destroyed farms and machetes some people while trying to escape after the dastardly act.

The Chairman Berom Educational and Cultural Organisation (BECO), Mr Gyang Dudu who confirmed the attack said there was a security alert that the community would be attacked three days before the incident adding that there was also a name of the mastermind attach to the security alert.

“There was a security alert three days ago that this same community would be attacked, the name of the mastermind was attached and they carried out the attack as planned. They always send message and signal before they launch any attack but the question is that if someone is fingered such a person ought to have been invited and interrogated accordingly.

“But in this situation, the person whose name was linked to the attack was not invited, no security patrol of the area, the community was not fortified until the attack took place. These attackers are just doing as they wish and nobody is stopping them, there’s the need for justice in this country” he said….

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.20: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) President Muhammadu Buhari Statement Report: Crisitises a bishop who was endorsed by Christian leaders who hope he can combat corruption and sectarian terrorism #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.18: Buhari has failed miserably and astronomically. And he’s busy spending billions of naira (Nigerian currency) on senseless deradicalization programs that don’t work, while Christians continue to be murdered in a country that has been described as a “massive killing field.”

Nigeria: Government outraged as bishop criticizes its response to jihad terror: ‘Christians are undergoing a genocide in Nigeria, and it is Nigeria’s Muslim President Muhammadu Buhari who is playing politics. Christianity Today wrote with high hopes about him in 2015’

“Nigeria presidency accuses priest of partisan politics after criticism,” translated from “Nigéria : la présidence accuse un prêtre de faire de la politique partisane après des critiques,” by Rodrigue Gozoa, La Nouvelle Tribune, April 8, 2021:

Matthew Hassan Kukah is the current bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in northwestern Nigeria. He was ordained on December 19, 1976. He was previously Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria and Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Kaduna until he was ordained bishop on September 8, 2011. A priest and political scientist, the prelate is regularly requested by the government authorities in place for numerous mediation and diplomacy missions. But this Sunday, on the occasion of the Christian Feast of Easter, Bishop Kukah gave a sermon that Mr. Buhari very much disliked.

“Inappropriate comments”

Bishop Kukah has participated in many presidential initiatives, such as the Commission of Inquiry into Human Rights Violations, the Electoral Reform Committee and the National Political Reform Conference. He was also the presidential facilitator who negotiated an end to hostilities between the Nigerian oil company Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria and the Ogoni people in the Delta region.

But also and because, according to the Nigerian press, the prelate’s qualities as mediator had been remarkable, Bishop Kukah was also asked to join a committee set up by the governors of the North to jointly examine the Boko Haram crisis, and consider appropriate solutions to apply. From this point of view, the prelate was therefore one of those in Nigeria who had a good knowledge of the “Boko Haram” problem and the corollary of insecurity that the terrorist threat had left in its wake.

But this Sunday, when the bishop in his homily for the Feast of the Resurrection of Christ said that “insecurity, in particular terrorism, had increased since President Buhari came to power in 2015,” the reaction of the Buhari administration was immediate. It was Mallam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant for media and publicity, who in a statement issued in Abuja accused the cleric on behalf of the presidency of engaging in partisan politics.

According to Mr. Shehu, the prelate’s words were all the more out of place as they lacked the impartiality required by the cassock he wore. “If you claim to be a man of God, as Father Mathew Hassan Kukah does, ideology should not stand in the way of facts and fairness. (…) He (Msgr Kukah — editor’s note) practices partisan politics by lecturing the president. (…) We urge well-meaning citizens to continue supporting the administration’s ongoing efforts to secure the country and move it forward,” the presidential statement added in substance….

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.18: 2021:

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CAMEROON: ‘ Expels 3,000 Nigerians with suspected links to Islamic State ‘

#AceNewsReport – CAMEROON:Aug.04: Cameroon has expelled more than 3,000 Nigerians as part of the fight against the Nigerian Boko Haram group, which has launched attacks across borders.

Hundreds of Cameroonians and Nigerians have also been arrested accused of collaborating with the Islamic extremist group, AP quoted Midjiyawa Bakary, governor of Cameroon’s Far North region, as saying.
Early on Tuesday, at least seven people were killed and about 20 others were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in an overnight raid on a village near Cameroon’s northern border, Reuters said, citing a senior military officer.

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NIGERIA: ‘ Suspected Boko Haram Militants Kill at least 25-People ‘

#AceNewsReport – NIGERIA:July.28: At least 25 people have been killed by suspected Boko Haram militants on three communities in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, military and police sources said.

The raids took place on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, Reuters reported. The main village attacked was Dille along with two smaller communities in the Askira/Uba local government area in the Borno state.
The region is hit hardest by an Islamist insurgency.

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#boko-haram, #military-and-police-sources

NIGER: ‘ Boko Haram kill at least 30-people in cross-border raids ‘

#AceNewsReport – NIGER:June.18: Boko Haram militants attacked two villages in southern Niger’s Diffa region overnight, killing at least 30 civilians, Reuters reported security sources as saying Thursday.

It was the second major cross-border attack by the Nigerian Islamist group this week.

The raid also follows twin suicide bombings in Chad’s capital on Monday that killed at least 34 people.

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NIGERIA: ‘ Boko Haram kill & loot homes in three villages – eye witness accounts ‘

#AceNewsReport – #BreakingUpdate NIGERIA:June.11: At least 43 people have been shot and killed in the latest Boko Haram attacks on the three villages of Matangale, Buraltima and Dirmanti, located in Nigeria’s restive Borno State.

The gunmen then looted homes and set them ablaze, according to witness accounts.

Earlier in June, militants killed at least 31 people in the city of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

A suicide bomber hit a busy cattle market in the locality at the heart of the Boko Haram insurgency.

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#boko-haram, #borno-state, #chibok, #damaturu, #islamism, #maiduguri, #muhammadu-buhari, #nigeria, #nigerian-army, #suicide-attack

NIGERIA: ‘ BOKO HARAM MILITANTS ATTACK MILITARY BASE ACCORDING TO REPORTS ‘

#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA: Jan.12: Boko Haram militants in Nigeria attacked a military base in north-western Cameroon on Monday, TASS reported, citing police.

Residents of Kolofata reportedly fled the town where fierce fighting broke out.

Boko Haram has crossed the border with Cameroon in the past to avoid clashing with Nigeria’s military.

#ANS2015

#boko-haram, #militants

VIDEO: ‘ BOMB WORN BY 10 YEAR-OLD-GIRL EXPLODES KILLING 16 PEOPLE AS REPORT CONFIRMS BOKO HARAM MASSACRE ‘

#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA: Jan.11: A bomb worn by a girl aged about 10 exploded in a busy marketplace in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 20, security sources said. 

“The explosive devices were wrapped around her body and the girl looked no more than 10 years old,” a police source said. Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, lies in the heartland of an insurgency by Sunni Muslim militant group Boko Haram, and is often hit by bomb attacks. 

A Nigerian security source said the bomb went off at 12:15pm. The bodies of at least 16 bomb victims were counted in one hospital by mid-afternoon, civilian joint task force member Zakariya Mohammed said.“Right now, there are 27 injured people in Borno Medical Hospital, while more were taken to other hospitals,” he said. “Hundreds of bodies – too many to count – remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International described as the “deadliest massacre” in the history of Boko Haram.

Fighting continued on Friday around Baga, a town on the border with Chad where insurgents seized a key military base on 3 January and attacked again on Wednesday.

“Security forces have responded rapidly, and have deployed significant military assets and conducted air strikes against militant targets,” said a government spokesman.“* John Iadarola (TYT University), Dave Rubin (Rubin Report), Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) and Ben Mankiewicz break it down.

#ANS2015

#boko-haram, #suicide-bomber

NIGERIA: ‘ BOKO HARAM SIEZE TOWN & MILITARY BASE AS TROOPS LEAVE POSTS ‘

#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA:Jan.04: The militant group Boko Haram has seized a town and key multinational military base in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and eyewitnesses say.

A senator in Borno state said troops had abandoned the base in the town of Baga after it was attacked on Saturday. 

Residents of Baga, who fled by boat to neighbouring Chad, said many people had been killed and the town set ablaze. Baga, scene of a Nigerian army massacre in 2013, was the last town in the Borno North area under government control.

It hosted the base of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), made up of troops from Nigeria, Chad and Niger.Set up in 1998 to fight trans-border crime in the Lake Chad region, the force more recently took on Boko Haram.

Boko Haram attacks towns and villages on an almost daily basis, abducting people including young boys and girls, BBC Africa editor Mary Harper reports. The military, which includes Western advisers and surveillance, seems incapable of dealing with the problem, our editor adds.

#ANS2015

#baga, #boko-haram, #chad, #militants, #troops

NIGERIA: CONFIRMATION OF REPORT THAT BOKO HARAM KIDNAPPED 40 PEOPLE AS CONSCRIPTS ‘

#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA: Post Update: Jan.03: According to a report just received following my previous post about kidnap of 40 people. A local reporter confirmed: “They came in pick-up trucks armed with guns and gathered all the men in the village outside the home of the village chief where they preached to us before singling out 40 of our boys and taking them away,” Bulama Muhammad told AFP.

Malari village lies 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) from the Sambisa forest and close to the town of Gwoza, which the militants captured last June declaring it part of their caliphate.

“My two sons and three nephews were among those taken away by the Boko Haram gunmen and we believe they are going to use them as conscripts,” Muhammad said.

 “When we heard of the kidnap of 40 boys in Malari by Boko Haram we decided to leave because we could be the next target,” said Alaramma Babagoni, who fled from the nearby village of Mulgwi.

“Boko Haram has been abducting young men from villages in the area because we are close to their stronghold in Sambisa forest,” he said.

There was no immediate comment on the incident from the military in Maiduguri.

Residents of Malari and nearby villages fled, fearing further attacks and abductions.

A recent report sighted that the Cameroon Army used air-strikes killing 41 Boko Haram militants.

So this could of course be a tit for tat reprisals with the chance to kidnap replacements for their dead.

#ANS2015

#boko-haram, #conscripts

NIGERIA: ‘ ARMED MILITANTS ABDUCT 40 PEOPLE AGED 10-23 FROM LOCAL VILLAGE ‘

#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA:Jan.03: Armed militants abducted 40 boys and young men from a remote village in north-east Nigeria on Wednesday.

The raid became known only when residents who escaped from the village informed the authorities on Saturday, AFP reports.

The age of all the kidnapped males is from 10 to 23. Officials suspect the militants were Boko Haram members, who still hold in captivity over 200 schoolgirls abducted last April.

#ANS2015

#boko-haram, #militants

NIGERIA: ‘ THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE KILLED & 1.6 MILLION HOMELESS AS BOKO HARAM ATTACKS INTENSIFY ‘

#AceNewsServices – NIGERIA:Dec.21- In this featured report on the rise of the Boko Haram Group AP reported today that thousands of members of Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.

' Boko Haram Group Recruitment '

‘ Boko Haram Group Recruitment ‘

Farther north, Boko Haram employs recruits from Chad to enforce its control in northeastern Nigerian towns and cities.

In Niger, the government has declared a “humanitarian crisis” and appealed for international aid to help tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees driven from their homes by the insurgency.

These recent events show how neighbouring countries are increasingly being drawn into Nigeria’s Islamic uprising.

Thousands of people have been killed in Nigeria’s 5-year insurgency and some 1.6 million people driven from their homes. A number of soldiers were sentenced to death on Wednesday for refusing to report for duty in an operation against the Boko Haram the African Mail reported.

In a similar case in September, 12 soldiers were sentenced to death for mutiny after firing on their commanding officer in the northeast city of Maiduguri, where troops are battling against Boko Haram.

Both sentences are subject to approval by top army brass, but there has so far been no indication that senior officers oppose the rulings.

Poor military equipment
Frontline troops have consistently complained that they lack the weapons and other supplies needed to face Boko Haram in insurgent strongholds.

The Islamists, waging a five-year uprising to create a caliphate in northern Nigeria, are known to have tanks, rocket propelled grenade launchers and other heavy weaponry, while troops have reported lacking ammunition for basic assault rifles. 

These series of attacks as outlined blow have continued and are continuing with no end in sight.

File - In this Wednesday, June, 25, 2014, file photo, a Nigerian soldier, center, walks, at the scene of an explosion in Abuja, Nigeria. Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group whose birthplace is Maiduguri, is accused of a series of recent bomb attacks

photo: AP / Olamikan Gbemiga

#ANS2014  

#boko-haram, #humanitarian-crisis, #islamic, #refugees

NIGERIA: ‘ BOKO HARAM CLAIMS KIDNAPPED SCHOOLGIRLS CONVERTED TO ISLAM AND MARRIED OFF ‘

#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA (Maiduguri) – November 01 – Nigeria’s kidnapped schoolgirls have all been converted to Islam and married off, the leader of Nigeria’s Islamic extremists claimed in a new video message.

' Abubakar Shekau dashed hopes for a prisoner exchange to get the girls released in the new video released late Friday night.'

‘ Abubakar Shekau dashed hopes for a prisoner exchange to get the girls released in the new video released late Friday night.’

The leader of Boko Haram also denied he had agreed to any cease-fire with the government.

Abubakar Shekau dashed hopes for a prisoner exchange to get the girls released in the new video released late Friday night.

“The issue of the girls is long forgotten because I have long ago married them off,” he said, laughing.

Boko Haram’s kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls taking exams at a boarding school in the remote northeastern town of Chibok in April prompted international outrage and criticism of Nigeria’s government for not acting quickly to free them.

Dozens of the girls escaped on their own in the first couple of days, but 219 remain missing.

Unconfirmed reports have indicated that the girls have been broken up into several groups and that some may have been carried across borders into Cameroon and Chad.

Source: 

#ANS2014 

#boko-haram, #cameroon, #chad, #nigeria

NIGERIA: ‘ BOKO HARAM KIDNAPPED 30 BOYS AND GIRLS AFTER KILLING 17 DAYS BEFORE ‘

#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA – October 27 – Further confirmation has been received following yesterdays post that at least 30 boys and girls have been kidnapped by Boko Haram gunmen from a village in north-east Nigeria during the weekend, CNN reported.

The gunmen invaded the town of Mafa, in the state of Borno, on Friday through Saturday, according to local leaders. In the past two days the insurgents stormed Mafa and“abducted 30 boys aged 13 and above and girls aged 11 and above,” Mafa local government chairman Shettima Maina said.

On Thursday, Boko Haram killed 17 people in the nearby village of Ndongo, and then looted and set it ablaze, Maina said.

#ANS2014 

#boko-haram, #borno, #nigeria

NIGERIA: ‘ BOMB EXPLODES IN BUS STATION KILLING 5 PEOPLE AND WOUNDING 12 ‘

#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA (Abuja) – October 23 – A bomb exploded at a bus station in northern Nigeria’s Bauchi State late on Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding 12, police said.  

The blast, which struck the town of Azare, is likely to be blamed on Islamist Boko Haram militants, casting further doubt on government reports that it had reached a temporary ceasefire with the rebels in order to secure the release of more than 200 schoolgirls they are holding hostage.

Police did not comment on who was behind the attack. 

Source: 

#ANS2014

#abuja, #azare, #bauchi-state, #boko-haram, #islamist, #nigeria

NIGERIA: ‘ Boko Haram Decapitates Seven Muslims on Eid al-Adha ‘ Feast of Sacrifice ‘ – Reports ‘

#AceNewsServices – NIGERIA – October 07 – Boko Haram Decapitate seven Muslims in North East of Nigeria – reports. The violence came as Nigerian Muslims marked the Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice) festival, a public holiday in the country.

' Boko Haram Extremists Behead 7 Muslims on Eid Al-Adha '

‘ Boko Haram Extremists Behead 7 Muslims on Eid Al-Adha ‘

Most Islamic holidays in recent years have been marred by the Takfiri group, AFP reported.

The overnight raid targeted the town of Ngamdu in troubled Borno state, the area hardest hit in the extremists” five-year uprising.

In recent months, Boko Haram Takfiris have targeted reprisal attacks at locals who have fought alongside the military as vigilantes.

The terrorists are thought to be in control of more than two dozen towns and villages in the North-East, but the military has vowed to retake all lost ground as part of a continuing offensive launched in May of last year.

Muslims traditionally celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of the most important religious feasts, with the sacrifice of animals like sheep, rams, goats and cattle.

The act commemorates Prophet Abraham’s (PBUH) submission to divine order to sacrifice his son, Ismail (PBUH). However God provided Prophet Abraham with a ram to sacrifice instead after he successfully passed the divine test.

Source:

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#boko-haram, #nigeria, #takfiri

NIGERIA: ‘ Fifty Women and Undisclosed Number of Children Abducted by Boko Haram – Reports’

#AceNewsServices – NIGERIA (Adamawa State) – September 17 – Over 50 women and an undisclosed number of children have been abducted by Boko Haram insurgents, This Day newspaper reported, citing locals of the Michika and Gulak communities in Adamawa State.

Boko Haram Reportedly Abduct 50 Women and Undisclosed Number of Children  - Burning and Looting Villages '

Boko Haram Reportedly Abduct 50 Women and Undisclosed Number of Children – Burning and Looting Villages ‘

A security source said the sect members had called women last Saturday to collect food items from them at Gulak, the secretariat of Madagali Local Government Area, and then they selected some of the women.

Boko Haram have been in control of Madagali, Gulak and Michika, causing panic in other towns with thousands of people trooping to Yola, the state capital and beyond. 

A resident who identified himself simply as Tija for fear being targeted said he got the news of the abduction while he was being trapped in a  village near Gulak before his subsequent escape on Sunday.

He revealed that the victims  including married women were loaded on to trucks and taken away despite passionate pleading with the insurgents to spare them.

Some women brought the news that Boko Haram forcefully took some of them away including a sister in law to a friend of mine. The situation is getting worse by the day, our hope is that this problem will  end one day”, he stated. 

One witness said the victims were loaded on to trucks and taken away.

#ANS2014

#adamawa, #adamawa-state, #boko-haram, #gulak, #madagali, #michika, #nigeria, #yola

NIGERIA: ‘ Two Hundred Boko Haram Militants and its Feared Commander Amir Killed – Reports ‘

#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA(Maiduguri) September 14 – Two Hundred fighters of the Islamic extremist Boko Haram group, including a feared commander known only as Amir,have been killed in a Friday battle near the city of Maiduguri, north-eastern Nigeria, according to an officer and witnesses,who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Unknown and Most Feared General of Boko Haram - Amir

Unknown and Most Feared General of Boko Haram – Amir

The insurgents were reportedly advancing on the town of Konduga when they were confronted by Nigerian troops and members of civilian self-defence groups fighting alongside the soldiers.

Boko Haram in recent weeks has taken several towns in Nigeria’s north-east, as the group, inspired by the Islamic States(IS)group’s advance in Syria and Iraq, has pledged to create an Islamic caliphate.

#ANS2014

#amir, #boko-haram, #caliphate, #iraq, #islamic-state-is, #konduga, #maidguri, #nigeria, #nigerian, #syria

NIGERIA: ‘ Military Launch Ground and Air Offensives Against Boko Haram – Reports ‘

#AceBreakingNews – NIGERIA (Kano) – September 11 – Nigeria’s military launched ground and air offensives against Boko Haram to recapture the north-eastern town of Michika, AFP reported, citing witnesses.

The town fell to the jihadist militants over the weekend. Hundreds of troops aided by military jets have been pounding Boko Haram positions in Michika in Adamawa state since Sunday, residents of nearby towns and villages said.

A huge military contingent has been deployed in Mararrabar Vimtim village, 20km outside Michika, to prevent any rebels slipping out of the town and heading towards the main commercial hub of Mubi.

#ANS2014

#boko-haram, #nigeria