The Nigerian Army has said suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists attacked troops location at Gashigar, border area with Niger Republic, and injured 13 soldiers. Although the Army failed to give details on the numbers of soldiers killed during the attack by Boko Haram, it nonetheless affirmed that some of them were missing and are yet to be located up till now.
Nigerian troops have arrested Sheikh Adamu Tsoho, the representative of the country's Shiite Cleric Ibrahim Zakzaky in central city of Jos, a report said. Nigerian troops on Sunday raided Sheikh Tsoho's home in Jos, a city in the Middle Belt of Nigeria, and detained him, Al-Alam News network reported on Monday, citing informed sources.
Two girls were killed when a vehicle apparently knocked them down in Carletonville on Saturday morning, Gauteng paramedics said. The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisation of Nigeria for Peace has called on Christian and Muslim faithful in the country to use this Sunday and Friday to offer thanksgiving for the release of the 21 Chibok girls.
Vigilant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE Saturday morning intercepted and neutralized a male suicide bomber at Madagali, Adamawa State. Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, in a statement, said the suicide bomber was spotted by a vigilant duty sentry while attempting to infiltrate troops along Madagali-Limankara road.
Nigerian forces open fire at Shi'ite mourners taking part in Ashura processions, killing at least nine people in the cities of Kaduna and Funtua. The killings, on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, came as mourners defied a state ban, holding processions in several cities to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam.
Nigerian troops have surrounded a gathering of Shi'a Muslims in Kaduna, with worshippers trapped inside, days after the state government proscribed the group. "Shortly before the Kaduna Markaz mosque on Zango Road was encircled by armoured military vehicles carrying heavily armed soldiers and also an ambulance were among a convoy of 18 military vehicles seen nearby," the group said.
Nigerian troops arrested no fewer than 12 fleeing suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Maiduguri on Thursday, Sani Usman, the acting Director, Army Public Relations, has said. He added that 18 cows were recovered from them and handed over to the Cattle Market Committee for screening and identification and subsequent hand over to their rightful owners.
A statement by Army Public Relations Officer, 13 Brigade Nigerian Army, Captain K.O Awolabi said the very determined troops of 13 Brigade and Operation Delta Safe repelled the attack, killing 7 of the militants. "Items recovered are 250 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, Rocket propelled Gun luncher, GPMG Belt links and various charms were recovered while several others escaped with gunshot wounds. No causality from the military. "The Commander 13 Brigade Nigerian Army General Bulama Biu wants to make it abundantly clear that no militant group or criminal under any guise would be spared.
The defeat of Nigerian soldiers in Gwoza puts the strategic town firmly in the hands of Boko Haram militants three days after they first invaded the town, killing over 100 civilians and several soldiers. Some units of the Nigerian Army 213 battalion, Operation Task Force Mike and 234 battalion, which attempted to retake Gwoza Township from Islamist militant Boko Haram, beat a hasty retreat on Thursday night as the militants showed superior firepower, SaharaReporters has learned.
NIGERIAN troops have killed nine suspected Boko Haram terrorists following an exchange of gunfire in Bulabulin, Borno State. After the battle that lasted an hour, according to an Army spokesperson, an unspecified number of suspected insurgents were wounded. Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, said the Army, under Operation Lafiya Dole initiated to defeat the insurgents would sustain the fight.
LAGOS, Nigeria Islamic extremists said Tuesday they killed more than 40 troops from a multinational force in an attack on a convoy in northeast Nigeria - the fourth attack in three days following a lull as Nigeria's home-grown insurgency confronts a leadership struggle. Analysts are warning that the struggle could lead to more violent attacks that will kill more people in a 7-year-old Islamic uprising started by Boko Haram that has killed more than 20,000 people, forced 2.6 million from their homes and spread to neighboring states.
"On Sunday 11th September 2016, evening, a suspected female suicide bomber was seen approaching troops check point located at Kara Cattle market axis, towards Antul and Mukdala, Dikwa LGA, Borno. "She was challenged from afar by the vigilant duty sentry, she refused to stop claiming to be coming from Monguno to see her parents in Dikwa.