(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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(NIGERIA) JUST IN: Some gunmen suspected to be terrorists have stormed Gurmana community in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, SaharaReporters has learnt #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.12: The suspected terrorists were said to have invaded the community in broad daylight on Friday, killing people and burning houses and properties:

Nigeria: Militants storm community, murder one, burn houses and crops, abduct six: ‘As at the time of filing this report, one person had been killed and six persons had been abducted, Sahara Reporters also learnt’

“Suspected Terrorists Storm Niger Community, Kill One, Abduct Six,” Sahara Reporters, April 9, 2021:

A source in the community also told SaharaReporters that “yams worth millions of naira were set ablaze”.

“It is so sad that people are getting killed every day and the government does not appear to be concerned or doing anything about it. It is a shame that we cannot sleep with our eyes closed,” the source said….

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Apr.12: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) JUST IN: More than 1,800 inmates escaped from a prison in the south-eastern city of Owerri after an attack by gunmen carrying rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns, explosives and rifles, the prisons authority said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.07: The secessionist movement in the south-east is one of several serious security challenges facing President Muhammadu Buhari, including a decade-long Islamist insurgency in the north-east, a spate of school kidnappings in the north-west and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

Gunmen attack Nigerian prison, leading to escape of 1,800 inmates in Owerri police said it believed a banned separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was behind the attack, but a spokesman for the group denied involvement according to Reuters

Posted 3h ago, updated 3h ago

Nigerian prison escape
Police say the prison was hit by gunmen in an early morning attack.(Reuters: David Dosunmu/Handout)

“The Owerri Custodial Centre in Imo state has been attacked by unknown gunmen and forcefully released a total of 1,844 inmates in custody,” a Nigerian Correctional Service spokesman said in a statement.

The attackers stormed the facility at around 2:15am local time on Monday, he said.

The attackers used explosives to blast the administrative block of the prison and entered the prison yard, police said in a separate statement.

Tensions have increased in the south-east in recent months in the wake of accusations that a paramilitary wing of IPOB, known as the Eastern Security Network, have been involved in clashes with the military.

“Preliminary investigations have revealed that the attackers … are members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),” said Frank Mba, a spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force.

But a spokesman for IPOB told Reuters in a phone call that the group was not involved. 

Several police stations have been attacked in south-eastern Nigeria since January, with large amounts of ammunition stolen.

No groups have claimed responsibility for the attacks.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Apr.07: 2021:

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(NIGERIA) LATEST: Christians in Kaduna state, suspect Fulani herdsmen were behind the kidnapping of eight Christians from a bus in the southern part of the state on Friday (March 26) #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.01: Please pray for my dad and other RCCG missionaries who were kidnapped by Fulani herdsmen on the evening of Friday, March 26,” church member Ifedun Richard told Morning Star News by text message on Saturday.

Nigeria: Muslims stop bus on highway, kidnap eight Christians: ‘The members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) were traveling from the city of Kaduna to Kafanchan when their bus was intercepted on the Kachia-Kafanchan highway 63 kilometers (39 miles) southeast of the state capital, Kaduna city, according to reports according to the Morning Star News’

“Christians Abducted from Bus in North-Central Nigeria,” Morning Star News, March 29, 2021:

Eje Kenny Faraday, who said he was also traveling along the Kaduna-Kachia highway on Friday, posted a photo of the church members’ abandoned bus on Facebook that day and stated that they had just been kidnapped.

A spokesman for the RCCG in the city of Kaduna, pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, confirmed the kidnapping, saying the eight church members were on their way to Kafanchan for ministry outreach.

Tanko Makeri, a resident of the area where the kidnapping took place, told Morning Star News by text message that the church members were kidnapped at gunpoint along the Kaduna-Kachia highway between Doka and Makyali villages….

Nigeria led the world in number of kidnapped Christians last year with 990, according to Open Doors’ 2021 World Watch List report. In the 2021 list of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian, Nigeria broke into the top 10 for the first time, jumping to No. 9 from No. 12 the previous year.

Nigeria was the country with the most Christians killed for their faith last year (November 2019-October 2020), at 3,530, up from 1,350 in 2019, according to the WWL report. In overall violence, Nigeria was second only to Pakistan, and it trailed only China in the number of churches attacked or closed, 270, according to the list.

Numbering in the millions across Nigeria and the Sahel, predominantly Muslim Fulani comprise hundreds of clans of many different lineages who do not hold extremist views, but some Fulani do adhere to radical Islamist ideology, the United Kingdom’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom or Belief (APPG) noted in a recent report.

“They adopt a comparable strategy to Boko Haram and ISWAP [Islamic State West Africa Province] and demonstrate a clear intent to target Christians and potent symbols of Christian identity,” the APPG report states.

Christian leaders in Nigeria have said they believe herdsmen attacks on Christian communities in Nigeria’s Middle Belt are inspired by their desire to forcefully take over Christians’ lands and impose Islam as desertification has made it difficult for them to sustain their herds….

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.01: 2021:

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(LAGOS, Nigeria.) JUST IN: Three Nigerians suspected of being part of a the cybercrime group (TMT) that targeted tens of thousands of victims around the world have been arrested today in the capital, according to Interpol #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.25: In a report disclosing its involvement in the investigation, security firm Group-IB said the three suspects are members of a cybercrime group they have been tracking since 2019 and which they have been tracking under the codename of TMT. Group-IB said the group primarily operated by sending out mass email spam campaigns containing files laced with malware:

To send their email spam, the group used the Gammadyne Mailer and Turbo-Mailer email automation tools and then relied on MailChimp to track if a recipient victim opened their messages:

The file attachments were laced with various strains of malware that granted hackers access to infected computers from where they focused on stealing credentials from browsers, email, and FTP clients:

#AceNewsDesk report …………………Published on November 25, 2020 at 06:45PM

#ans2020, #cybercrime, #lagos, #nigeria, #security

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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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.

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#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: ‘ SUSPECTED BOKO HAREM ATTACK KILLS AT LEAST 17 AND DOZENS ARE ABDUCTED ‘

#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA – October 26 – At least 17 people have been killed and dozens more abducted in an attack by suspected Boko Harem militants in Nigeria’s northeast Borno State, Alhaji Shettima Maina, the head of the local administration said Sunday, Reuters reports.

The latest bloodshed is among many of these latest in a series of attacks by suspected Boko Harem militants in northern Nigeria despite peace talks between the government and the extremist group in neighbouring Chad and the announcement of a ceasefire.

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#ANS2014 

#boko-harem, #borno-state, #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. 

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#ANS2014

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

‘ WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION DECLARES NIGERIA IS FREE OF EBOLA ‘

#AceBreakingNews – NIGERIA(Abuja) – October 20 – The World Health Organization declared on Monday that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease.

Nigeria’s containment of the lethal disease is a “spectacular success story,” WHO Country Director Rui Gama Vaz told a news conference in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Nigeria reported 20 cases of Ebola, including eight deaths.

One of those who died was an airline passenger who brought Ebola to Nigeria and died soon after.

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#ANS2014 

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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.

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#ANS2014 

#boko-haram, #nigeria, #takfiri

WHO: ‘ Announces Figures for Deaths From Ebola Epidemic of 3,439 People ‘

#AceNewsServices – October 04 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that 3,439 people have been killed in the world’s worst Ebola outbreak on record, Reuters reports.

According to the UN body’s figures, Guinea tops the list with 739 deaths, followed by Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria.

Overall, 7,492 cases of the virus have been recorded, the WHO said.

#ANS2014 

#ebola, #guinea, #liberia, #nigeria, #seirra-leone, #who, #world-health-organisation-who

‘ Third World Investment Scam Nets $1.5 Million ‘

#AceNewsServices – MILWAUKEE – September 25 – Giving back to underdeveloped countries and getting cash back! It can seem like a worthwhile investment, but if the money ends up in the wrong hands, you could end up in big trouble!

“They dangled the carrot just far enough in front of you to keep you interested,” Joe Mackey said.

Mackey thought he was investing in improving technology in Third World countries. In reality, he was caught in a scam.

“Renovating the old power plants that they have, bringing them up to the modern age so they function at peak capacity,” Mackey said.

“People would only have to pay 10 cents and there are so many people in Nigeria who needed power that it would make him millions and millions of dollars,” U.S. Postal Inspector Stephanie Barrett said.

Investors were promised big returns.

“The stockholders were told that they could expect three to four times the return of their money within a year of the power plants being built. So within two years they would receive probably $1 million dollars and it would  just continue up from there,” Barrett said.

“It offered an opportunity for a better life for my wife, my kids and myself,” Mackey said.

But it was all a lie. Postal inspectors say the con-man running the scheme was just stealing their money.

“I felt angry. I felt foolish. I felt betrayed,” Mackey said.

Mackey wasn’t alone. More than 300 victims lost more than $1.5 million. Postal inspectors say an honest employee who worked for the ringleader went to police and said:

“The stockholders were not going to receive any of their money and the money that was actually being spent, was being spent on personal living expenses not for the company,” Barrett said.

Postal inspectors warn all consumers to do their research before investing, and always be wary of promises and big returns.

“The odds of getting a million dollars for a $3,200 share is very slim,” Barrett said.

The main suspect in this case pleaded guilty to mail fraud, securities fraud and money laundering.

He faces up to 20 years per fraud count and a maximum sentence of 10 years for money laundering.

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#ANS2014

#milwaukee, #money-laundering, #nigeria

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.

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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.

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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.

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