Summary So, can we officially declare that this ceasefire is what many assumed it to be: bogus? The attack appeared to be an effort by Boko Haram to take Damboa - which they had previously done earlier in the summer only to be repelled later by the Nigerian military. .
Summary Security sources said the Nigerian army fought dozens of suspected members of Boko Haram in the town of Damboa in Borno state on Sunday. Earlier, a group of militants attacked the town of Sabon Gida in the same state.
Summary It would be recalled that Boko Haram had on the 17th of July 2014 hoisted their flags in Damboa after a deadly gunbattle that left, five policemen, several soldiers and Lieutenant Colonel Commanding the military base in Damboa dead with property worth billions of naira destroyed.
Summary It would be recalled that Damboa was for several days under the control of the insurgents before they were chased out by the military who engaged them in a deadly battle. A military source, who spoke anonymously to journalists in Maiduguri on Monday said the insurgents tried to reclaim the town and the "military cannot just watch but engaged them."
Summary Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have issued similar reports in the past. In a report of its investigation into the attacks by soldiers on the followers of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, including the killing of three of his sons in Zaria, Kaduna State, on 25th July 2014, the commission said that soldiers killed unarmed civilians who were on a procession in support of Palestine.
Summary It would be recalled that Damboa was for severally days under the control of the insurgents before they were chased out recently by the military who engaged the sect in massive battle. Sunday's confrontation at Damboa has come to show that both the military and the insurgents might have returned to the status quo before the announcement of the ceasefire last week.
Summary Security officials have said. The attack on Damboa had cast much doubts that many concerned had expressed over the much talked- about ceasefire deal the federal government said it signed on Friday with the Boko Haram gunmen. But a top security source who is not authorized to talk to the press confirmed the incident in Maiduguri yesterday.
Summary President Goodluck Jonathan has described a former Nigerian Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, as a good example of an elder statesman and a true patriot that should be emulated by Nigerians. Tributes to the celebrant, centred around General Gowons goodness, while the Bishop of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah, in his sermon called on Nigerians to shun corruption at all levels if they wanted to be blessed same way.
Summary The fight was going on at the time of filing this report. "From the information I have, the insurgents were armed to the teeth and the Nigerian soldiers were also well equipped. Our prayer is that God should protect both the army and our helpless civilians who have started settling in their homes after months of distress," he said.
Summary The chief of defence staff and a senior presidential aide announced on Friday that agreement had been reached to end hostilities and secure the possible release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.
Summary This is the 8th annual event, started back in 2008 as "Neil and Michael's Metal Jam." Sponsors and Very Special Guest Artists to be announced closer to the event, taking place on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
Summary The indictment against Jesse L. Matthew Jr. was handed up by a Circuit Court grand jury in Fairfax County. A spokesman in the office could not say Monday when the results of the forensic examination would be completed.
Summary PHILADELPHIA -- Monica Lewinsky says she was "patient zero" in a cyberbullying epidemic that has since been blamed for teen suicides and celebrity exploitation. The 41-year-old Lewinsky on Monday called for a cultural revolution to stem the "compassion deficit" fueling online hostility.
Summary Gov. Peter Shumlin said at a news conference that the plan by California-based GlobalFoundries to take over the plant is a testament to the more than 4,000 people who work there. "We plan to offer substantially all employees at East Fishkill and Burlington, Vermont, a job at Globalfoundries. We have no plans for layoffs or plans for shutting the fabs down," Jha said using the industry slang for a semi-conductor fabrication plant.