The Borno State Government has clarified the arrest and detention of the Chairman of Mafa local government area of the state, Shettima Lawan, who was falsely reported by some media outlets as having links with the Boko Haram terrorists.
Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, has surfaced in a new video on Thursday to refute claims by the Nigerian government that the sect has been decimated and flushed out of the Sambisa forest.
Lucky Irabor, a Major General and the Theatre Commander of the counter-insurgency operation of the Nigerian military in the North East codenamed “Operation Lafiya Dole”, has disclosed that the Army arrested a total 1,240 suspected Boko Haram terrorists after the capture of Sambisa forest, the major stronghold of the insurgents.
The Nigerian military on Wednesday said it has commenced the construction of roads into the Sambisa forest and Alagarno, which are strongholds of the Boko Haram Terrorist group.
The Nigerian Army has given clarifications on the video that went viral on the social media in which many dehydrated soldiers were seen collapsing, while others complained bitterly of lack of food and water.
The Nigerian Army has announced an immediate ban on the sale of illicit drugs and other illegal substances at the Mammy Market at the Giginya Barracks in Sokoto. This follows an investigation by the editor of icirnigeria, Tajudeen Suleiman,
The Nigerian military has said that the ongoing counter-terrorism operations going on in the North East is nearing its end as the Boko Haram terrorists are in total disarray while troops are currently in the heart of the Sambisa Forest which is the operational base of the terrorists.
The controversies thrown up by the Amnesty International, AI, report released on Thursday is yet to die down.
The international human rights group had alleged in the report that the Nigerian Army killed no fewer than 150 members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, during various protests by the group between August 2015 and August 2016.
The Nigerian military authorities have explained the incident that led to the death of Muhammad Abu-Ali, a lieutenant colonel ,and two other senior officers who were killed in Boko Haram ambushes.
Barely one week after the burial of five Nigerian soldiers, including Muhammed Abu-Ali, a lieutenant colonel and commanding officer in Borno state, who were killed by the Boko Haram…