Summary At least 59 members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect were killed on Monday, as the Nigerian military repelled an attack by the sect to expand its caliphate to include Bama town, Borno State. It would be recalled that the sect had last week declared a caliphate in Gwoza, a town 135km from Maiduguri, and may be aiming to get further mileage towards Maiduguri. Bama is one of the largest towns in Borno, and a capture of the city would have further given vent to the determination of the sect to take over Maiduguri, the state capital.
Summary More than 50 militants were reportedly killed today, while many were injured during an attack on Moraraba village on the outskirts of Bama in Borno State. Boko Haram militants have stepped up their attacks in Borno State recently, and have captured a number of towns in the last few weeks. The militant islamist sect is plotting to take over Maiduguri the state capital.
Summary Youths in Gambouru, Borno State are resisting conscription by the Boko Haram Islamic sect as the terrorists look for more men to boost their ranks, a resident has told National Mirror. Youths are also being forcefully conscripted into the sect instantly, by giving them N5,000 cash with an AK 47 rifle. "Residents that refused to join the insurgents are hunted down from house to house for executions through the barrel of the gun or knives and swords."
Summary NO fewer than 45 Boko Haram terror suspects were killed, after troops of 7 Division of Nigerian Army in Borno State repelled the insurgents in a convoy of over two dozen Hilux vehicles and motorcycles to attack Bama town at about 4.30am. Bama is a border town with Cameroun, and 78 kilometres southeast of Maiduguri, the state capital. As the gunmen were being repelled and pushed to the outskirts along Maiduguri-Gwoza road, many residents, including women and children were "terrified and frightened" and fled to Maiduguri, to converge near the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and Bama motor park for safety.
Summary TO Nigerians far removed from the bloody theatre of war in the North-East, particularly in Borno State, the insane carnage and horrendous massacres perpetrated by the Boko Haram insurgency may seem routine news judging by their accustomed frequency. Such a force of national unity deserves the best. It is for this reason that this newspaper understands the feelings of the wives of the soldiers at the Giwa Barracks of the 21 Armoured Brigade, Maiduguri, Borno State, who staged a protest against the continued 'irresponsible' deployment of their husbands to the valleys of death in Gwoza, Borno State.
Summary Maiduguri -- Fighting is ongoing between troops of the Nigerian army and suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Bama town, central part of Borno State. Bama was attacked in May 2013 and February, 2014. The Army barracks and the emir's palace were all attacked by the insurgents in the previous attacks.
Summary Gombe -- Displaced persons taking refuge in camps in Gombe State have alleged diversion of relief items. Meanwhile, the All Progressive Con-gress (APC) at the weekend donated relief materials worth N500, 000 to the victims. Presenting the items to officials at the camp, Chairman of the APC in Gombe Local Government Area, Ibrahim Musa Bakas, said the party was touched by the condition of the refugees.
Summary Thousands Flee Boko Haram Attacks In Nigeria For Cameroon. Over 200 Gambouru youths have, however, resisted forceful conscriptions by Boko Haram as they fled to the Cameroonian border town of Fotokol and three other villages yesterday morning. The youths, according to one of them who remained anonymous, fled because they did not want to be conscripted by the Boko Haram sect to fight both the Nigerian and Cameroonian troops in the border areas and in Gambouru town.
Summary Boko Haram militants this morning September 1st launched an attack on Bama, the largest city in Borno state with the aim of taking over the town. Sahara Reporters reports that a fierce battle is currently going on there between the terrorists and Nigerian troops. The Emir of Bama and many of the residents have fled the city to the state capital, Maiduguri, to avoid being caught up in the crossfire.
Summary AS the armed forces get set for final onslaught against the Boko Haram terrorists, the latest fighter jets in the world would start arriving the country this week. Informed top military sources disclosed to the Nigerian Tribune at the weekend that the fighter jets, up to a dozen in number, were purchased directly by the Nigerian Air Force. The source revealed that the jets are capable of bombing in the night, adding that this would enhance the operations of the soldiers.
Summary Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar in partnership with some public-spirited individuals has offered full scholarships to 15 out of the girls abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents from Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State. Atiku met their condition by granting them scholarship into the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, Adamawa state, an institution that was founded by him in 2005. The former Vice President, who noted that the philanthropic gesture was perfected in collaboration with other individuals, expressed sympathy for parents of the girls who are still in Boko Haram captivity and called for prayers for their safe return.