Gunfire, explosions rock troubled Damaturu

Gunfire and explosions rocked the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu on Saturday as security forces launched a pre-emptive offensive against Boko Haram Islamists. The offensive followed intelligence that the extremist group planned to attack the city again, said the deputy police spokesman of Yobe state, of which Damaturu is the capital. “Security operatives were able to discover a plan by Boko Haram hoodlums to launch attacks in the city,” said Gbadegesin Toyin. The Joint Task Force Read more […]

Know The Boko Haram Top Leaders. Who is who in Boko Haram

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The Late Yusuf Abubakar Shekau  He is the leader of Boko Haram. He is said to be a fearless loner, a complex, paradoxical man – part intellectual, part gangster. Fondly called imam or leader by his followers, Abubakar Muhammad Shekau was born in Shekau village in Yobe State. Some say he is 34 or 35, others that he may be 43 – the uncertainty adds to the myths surrounding Nigeria’s most wanted man. Shekau was once thought to have been killed by security forces in 2009 – only for Read more […]

US adds first Boko Haram members to ‘terrorist’ list

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States today named three alleged leaders of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram as “foreign terrorists”, the first time it has blacklisted members of the Islamist group blamed for attacks across Africa’s most populous nation. The State Department identified the three as Abubakar Shekau, who it called the “most visible” leader of the group, and Abubakar Adam Kambar and Khalid al-Barnawi, who it said were tied both to Boko Haram and to al Qaeda’s Read more […]

Boko Haram Promises Bloodier Days; Threatens More Attacks On Churches And Government Building

The militant Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, an Islamist sect widely known as Boko Haram, has revealed to SaharaReporters that it plans to launch further devastating attacks on churches and government buildings in the coming days and weeks. On the heels of this week’s escalation of sectarian violence in Kaduna State, the sect said it planned to make the month of June 2012 the bloodiest month yet in its violent and bloody campaigns against those it tagged infidels. A contact Read more […]

Suicide blast kills 15 in Bauchi church

A  suicide bomber who tried to drive an explosives-packed car into a church in Bauchi on Sunday killed at least 15 , 40 injured after suicide blast at Nigeria church: rescue agency people, including himself, and injured 40, officials said. Speeding up his vehicle, the attacker approached a checkpoint near the church in Bauchi State, which has previously been hit by Islamist group Boko Haram and where tension between Muslims and Christians has led to violence in the past. “We have a checkpoint Read more […]