Harvesting Hope In The Soil Of Doubt By Sonala Olumhense - SaharaReporters.com

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Boko Haram leader calls for a violent spree against “infidels” - AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)

In a chilling video on Friday by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau called for fellow terrorists to “kill, slaughter and abduct all the infidels… and detonate bombs everywhere.” The video proved he was alive after the Nigerian government reported that ...

The Great Victory in Sambisa - Daily Trust

The year 2017 was a very difficult one for Nigerians because of the economic recession and internal insecurity but it ended on a note of wild national excitement and self congratulations due to the great victory that our military forces scored in the ...

Boko Haram and premature celebration - The Nation Newspaper

WITH the capture of Ground Zero, the elegant name given to a part of the previously impenetrable Sambisa forest where Boko Haram was bivouacked, President Muhammadu Buhari has fittingly congratulated Nigerians and the military for the defeat of the ...

Buhari Which Shekau's flag do we believe? [PHOTO EVIDENCE] - Pulse Nigeria

Pulse checks show three striking differences between the flag seen in Shekau's video and that presented to President Buhari. Published: 31.12.2016; Pulse Mix. Print; eMail · Army presents captured Boko Haram flag to President Muhammadu Buhari play.

Boko Haram Says All Well After Raid, Tells Followers to 'Slaughter and Abduct' - Sputnik International

Despite last week's statement by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari that Boko Haram was "on the run" with no place to hide, the terrorist's group leader has issued a new video statement saying he is "well and alive" and that "the battle is just ...

Boko Haram leader: "The battle is just beginning" - USA TODAY

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Boko Haram's leader has declared in a new video that he is alive, denying Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed. President Muhammadu Buhari said last week that soldiers had driven Boko ...

Boko Haram leader urges fighters: kill, slaughter, abduct - News24

Maiduguri - Boko Haram's leader is urging his fighters to "kill, slaughter and abduct ... and detonate bombs everywhere", in a new video that denies Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed. President Muhammadu ...

Why the Resilience of Islamist Militants Will Threaten Security Across Africa in 2017 - Newsweek

On December 23 the Nigerian army achieved a significant milestone in its long war against Boko Haram, capturing what was described as the Islamist militant group's last stronghold in the remote Sambisa Forest in the country's northeast near the border ...

Army dismisses new Boko Haram video - Daily Nation

A screen grab image taken on September 25, 2016 shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau making a statement at an undisclosed location. He says the group is still strong. PHOTO | AFP. In Summary. The general urged residents of northern Nigeria to ...

Boko Haram leader urges fighters: kill, slaughter and abduct - The Hindu

In this May 12, 2014, file photo taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows their leader Abubakar Shekau speaking to the camera. | Photo Credit: AP. AP. Maiduguri (Nigeria): December 31, 2016 16:33 IST. Updated: December 31, 2016 ...

African press review 31 December 2016 - RFI

Boko Haram is making the news in Nigeria, Burundi's Amisom troops need to be paid and China says it will shut down its ivory trade at the end of 2017. Both Nigeria's the Punch and Vanguard are leading with follow-up operations against Boko Haram.

Army presents captured Boko Haram flag to Buhari - The Punch

The Nigerian Army on Friday night in Abuja hosted President Muhammadu Buhari to Guards Brigade Regimental Dinner and presented to him the captured Boko Haram flag. The flag was handed over to the President by the Theatre Commander, Operation ...

Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning - Daily Post Nigeria

1. A former Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Power, Godknows Igali, is now in the radar of the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that has alleged that he spent N1.5bn for the purchase of Sports Utility Vehicles ...

PMB Receives Boko Haram Flag - Leadership Newspapers

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday received the flag of Boko Haram that was recovered from Sambisa forest, 'camp zero' . The flag was handed to the President by Lucky Irabor, a Major General and theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole.

Fall Of Sambisa Raises More Concerns About Chibok Girls - Leadership Newspapers

With the fall of Sambisa forest, the former stronghold of Boko Haram militants, concerns about the whereabouts of the remaining Chibok girls has become a disturbing question on the lips of the populace, ANDREW ESSIEN reports. What better Christmas gift ...

DHQ says Shekau's end near, 15 terrorists killed in Borno – Punch ... - The Punch

The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, has said that the days of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, are numbered, calling on his remaining members to ...

'From age 15 Boko Haram thugs forced me to wed three men - I had a child by each' - Mirror.co.uk

The memory of her tiny baby's body lying lifeless in the dust at the base of a tree tortures Amina. It was less than two months ago she fled through the vast Sambisa forest in north east Nigeria, in a desperate bid to escape Islamic terror group Boko ...

See where Shekau, Boko Haram leader, is hiding - Pulse Nigeria

Boko Haram kingpin, Abubakar Shekau, made it out of Sambisa Forest alive, as troops swooped on the dense expanse of vegetation hours before Christmas morning. Aerial footage of the moment when Sambisa fell to the Nigerian Army showed Boko Haram ...