Summary Yenagoa--The Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, in Bayelsa State has described as "double standard" and "a national disservice," the death sentence passed on 12 soldiers of the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, Bornu State for mutiny. It noted that the controversy trailing the retirement of the former General Officer Commanding, GOC, Major General Abubakar Mohammed was a further provocation to the troops and the purportedly convicted soldiers. The statement said: "The action of the military authority lacks better judgment and a poor signal to the remaining troops at the war front against the Boko Haram insurgents."
Summary Abuja, Sept 19: Nigeria army have arrested a senior commander of the Boko Haram sect, which is blamed for killing hundreds of people since 2009, the country's defence authority said on Thursday. The commander, whose identity remain unknown, was captured on Wednesday during a operation, and is receiving treatment at a military facility, Xinhua reported citing the statement. The statement added that 60 fighters of the Boko Haram died in a series of attacks they launched to gain access to Konduga area of northeast Borno State.
Summary The Nigerian army in a response to the demands of some Nigerians agitation for evidence to support it claims of defeating the terrorists who attempted to seize Konduga on Friday, has released some images from the battlefield. . The destroyed terrorists operational vehicles after Konduga battle. The military explained that the images were released as part of efforts to convince Nigerians that the military is capable and ready to protect the citizens.
Summary NIGERIAN soldiers, on Wednesday, proved their ability to contain the insurgency in the North East when they moved against the Boko Haram sect, killing about 60 of their members during repeated attempts to enter Konduga, about 70 kilometres to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. During the first battle of the day, which lasted over 12 hours, scores of the terrorists were again sent to hell. "Right now, our troops are combing the vicinity of the battle scene in a cordon and search operation to determine the exact casualty figures suffered by the terrorists in the encounter," the source declared.
Summary Members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram have long clashed with the Nigerian military and have thousands of civilians across northern Nigeria in recent years. A statement from the White House in August made no mention of the girls , but "reiterated U.S. partnership [with Nigeria] in defeating the terrorist threat" posed by Boko Haram. Over the last few months, the International Committee of the Red Cross has attempted a secret deal with Boko Haram over the release of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the group in April, The Telegraph reported Thursday.
Summary Undated TV grabs taken on August 5, 2014 from a video provided by the rights group Amnesty International shows detainees being beaten by alleged members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) next to Nigerian military in Borno State, Nigeria. "This goes far beyond the appalling torture and killing of suspected Boko Haram members," Amnesty's research and advocacy director, Netsanet Belay, said in a separate statement. "Across the country, the scope and severity of torture inflicted on Nigeria's women, men and children by the authorities supposed to protect them is shocking even to the most hardened human rights observer.
Summary THE Lagos State Tribunal of Inquiry into the July 4 road accident and vandalism of some Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicles on Thursday granted the Nigerian Army leave to recall three witnesses. In granting the request, Adebajo directed all parties of interest to henceforth produce sufficient copies of all documents they intended to tender before the tribunal. The chairman also directed the army to provide information relating to the deceased soldier, including the pathologist report, at the next hearing.
Summary The Nigerian Army has crushed another attempt by Boko Haram terrorists to take the strategic town of Konduga, on Tuesday night, 16 September 2014, killing over 100 of them on the process. Olukolade said that the troops successfully crushed another attempt by terrorists who were on a revenge mission to Konduga, after 12 hours of fighting in the outskirts of the Borno State community. "Troops are now combing the vicinity, in a cordon and search operation to determine the heavy casualties suffered by the terrorists in the encounter", he said.
Summary MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian troops celebrated victory against Islamic extremists in which scores of militants were killed near the strategic northeast city of Maiduguri. Farmer Abu'ar Yale said the military fought off an attack Wednesday by hundreds of extremists. Konduga is 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital and birthplace of Boko Haram.
Summary At least 15 people have been killed and 35 others wounded during clashes between Nigerian military forces and Takfiri Boko Haram militants north of the West African country. Kano State police commissioner Adelere Shinaba said gunmen ran into the Federal College of Education in the state capital of Kano on Wednesday, after engaging police outside the grounds.