Malam Usman Abbas, a younger brother to late Prof. Aliyu Usman Mani, who was killed during a suicide bomb attack at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), has said Abubakar Shekau is a “dead man waiting to go to hell”. Usman stated this in an open letter to Abubakar Shekau, factional leader of the Boko Haram […]
Lords of Misrule by Joel Hirst is the first literary novel I have read that reflects the motivations and consequences of Jihadist movements in the post-colonial Africa. Being a Muslim and living in the hotspot of the Boko Haram insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria, I find a lot of familiar events in the book. Lords of […]
The Nigerian Army yesterday said troops on Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-Eastern part of Nigerian intercepted fleeing Boko Haram members with 100 motorbikes. A statement by Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman said following the dislodgement and subsequent occupation of Boko Haram stronghold at Camp Zairo, Sambisa Forest, the terrorists have been escaping the […]
The State Security Service, SSS, said on Tuesday that its operatives arrested 13 Boko Haram suspects in various parts of Nigerian including Lagos State. In a report by Tony Opuiyo on behalf of the agency, the secret service said its operatives on January 10 in Oko Oba area of Lagos State arrested four suspected fleeing […]
Around 20 more members of the jihadist group Boko Haram have surrendered in Niger, the government says. “About 50 Boko Haram fighters have now given themselves up” since December 27, Niger’s interior minister, Bazoum Mohamed, said in an interview broadcast late Wednesday on the state TV channel Tele Sahel. The combatants surrendered at Diffa, in […]
Some repentant Boko Haram members on Wednesday 4th January, 2017 appealed to their fellow sect members still in Sambisa forest to lay down their arms and embrace peace. One of them, Joseph David, made the appeal when the Army presented to newsmen in Maiduguri, ten of the sect members who surrendered to the troops. David, […]
The field of youth recruitment and radicalization to violence: Kenya & Nigeria Date: January 14th, 2017 Time: 3:00 pm EAT (1:00 pm in Lagos, Nigeria/3:00 pm in Nairobi, Kenya) Sign up at: https://goo.gl/TYwFu9 The advances of Al Shabaab in Kenya and Boko Haram in Nigeria bear major differences in terms of recruitment/radicalization dynamics, but what […]
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