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By Eric G. Berman, Guest Blogger A year ago on this platform I raised a concern that the two main Boko Haram factions secured considerable lethal materiel from attacks on regional security forces. That the dynamic existed and was worth further investigation was clear; the scale and scope of the problem less so. A new report shows that the quantities of lethal materiel seized from these state stockpiles are astonishingly high, and the range of weapon systems lost is...

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The Nigerian Army has provided details of Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) members who surrendered this month. About 1,500 terrorists and their families surrendered in the last four months. On 15 August, the Theatre Command took custody of another batch of fighters, including 4 adult males, 11 adult females and 18 children. They emerged from Landanli, Azah, Ngaridua and Kondilla villages and walked to troops of 151 Task Force Battalion, Banki Junction...

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As Nigerian Army intensified intelligence operations, many Boko Haram fighters and their families willingly denounced their evil campaigns and surrendered to the Nigerian Army. So far, 605 ISWAP/Boko Haram members have laid down their arms and surrendered to the troops. Of the figure, 229 members who are mostly women and children have already been handed over to the Borno state government.  The intelligence operation exercise for the repentant terrorists and their families is in conformity...

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Two days after some Boko Haram and ISWAP fighters and their families were reported by the Nigerian Army to have surrendered to the troops, another 56 members of the terrorist groups made a similar move. The terrorists laid down their weapons and surrendered after suffering casualties as a result of bombardments of their camp by the troops. Unlike the first group consisting of 19 males, 19 females and 49 children who were forced to surrender...

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YOLA — The United Nations (UN) has earmarked $375million dollars to fight food insecurity in the Northeast sub-region, following the devastation by insurgency. Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State disclosed this to newsmen shortly after a meeting with UN agencies representatives of communities of Madagali local government area held in Gulak town, the administrative headquarters of the local government. The meeting was convened to assess the humanitarian needs of the people devastated by activities...

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MAIDUGURI — The United Nations, UN and Borno State Government have decried the devastating effect of insecurity, especially Boko Haram insurgency on Nigeria, saying it had undermined Nigeria’s economic growth and development. They spoke at the 20th Joint Planning Board (JPB) National Council on Development Planning, (NCDP), meeting held at the Government House, Maiduguri has the theme “Managing the Nigerian Economy for Sustainable Development in a Challenging Environment.” Speaking, Secretary to the Borno State Government, SSG, Usman Shuwa,...

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Troops of Sector 2 Operation HADIN KAI on Saturday have arrested two fuel suppliers after they raided a suspected Boko Haram terrorist logistics base in Gujba, Yobe State. The director, Army public relations, Brig Gen Mohammed Yerima, said the troops following a sting operation nabbed two suspected Boko Haram logistics suppliers and recovered 11 jerricans loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly called petrol, six jerricans of Automotive Gas Oil and nine empty jerricans hidden...

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By John Campbell, Guest Columnist and Blogger   Multiple Nigerian media outlets reported last week that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has died or been mortally wounded in a confrontation with fighters from the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), a group that separated from Shekau’s Boko Haram in 2016. The Nigerian government has not confirmed the reports and is investigating. The caution is well-placed: Shekau has been reported dead at least four times since he became the leader of Boko Haram in 2009 following the...

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Suspected Boko Haram members who are currently in Maiduguri military detention are to be prosecuted as soon the ongoing judicial strike is suspended, an official has disclosed. According to Chioma Onuegbu, Deputy Director at the Federal Ministry of Justice in Abuja, about 800 suspects linked to the Islamic sect are up for prosecution. The suspects to be prosecuted are among the 1000 suspects by the prosecutors handling the Federal Ministry of Justice’s “complex cases”. The...

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Two (2) out of Fifty Two (52) Indigenes of Kwapre community in Hong Local Government Area, Adamawa state, abducted during an attack by Boko Haram insurgents have escaped from the camp of the insurgents. Councillor representing Garaha ward in Hong local government, Hon. Hyella Anthony confirmed that two people who escaped from Boko Haram camp lamented that those remaining in captivity include men, women, and children. Anthony added that he personally facilitated the movement of...

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