Thursday, 20 September 2018

Many Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Borno Community

Many Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Borno Community
Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Konduga town in Borno state.

The town is located along the Bama-Maiduguri road.

The incident, which lasted for about two hours, is said to have occurred around 9pm on Wednesday.

Wanori, Kaleri and Amarwa villages are the areas in Konduga said to be affected by the attack which left more than 20 houses destroyed.

A witness from Wanori, identified as Mala, told TheCable that the insurgents stormed the village heavily armed.

The witness said apart from burning down houses, the insurgents took away foodstuff from the residents.

Mala said the villagers fled to the bush for safety, hence he was unable to determine the number of people killed.

The insurgents fled when they saw a fighter jet, he added.

Goni Abacha, a resident in Amarwa, said the insurgents also burned down some parts of his village.

"Many people were killed during the attack but I cannot confirm [how many people],” Abacha said.

Confirming the attack, Bello Dabbata, head of emergency response, Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), told TheCable that his team has been deployed the area to get details of the incident.


Saturday, 15 September 2018

We are Dying in Borno State, Boko Haram Attacks Have Increased ~ Ali Ndume

According to Punch, Ndume said “I don’t know exactly what is happening. The truth of the matter is that there is a resurface or escalation of intermittent attacks by the insurgents, over which I have raised the alarm and to which I have called the attention of the authorities.“

But I am happy with the response of the Nigerian Army particularly after the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, ordered and relocated the operational headquarters of the Army to Gozombali in Guzama Local Government Area. That is very commendable.

“I am hoping that at the same time they will also increase and intensify the fight against insurgency in other blackspots in the Sambisa Forest and the Mandara Mountains in Gworza Local Government Area.”
Ransom for Leah Sharibu
The lawmaker also said the recent attacks by Boko Haram in Borno state could be to get the government to pay for Leah Sharibu’s release.
Sharibu was kidnapped along with her school mates from a secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe state.She was held back by the terrorists because she refused to denounce Christianity.
According to him, “The stronger ones who still have the audacity to carry out major attacks are those from Mohammed Nuru’s Boko Haram faction that is operating from the fringes, which is the group that we are suspecting got money from the negotiation for the release of the Dapchi girls.
“Now they are psychologically pressing for more money through propaganda by using Leah Sharibu.
“Yes, this is true because they must get money to carry out their operations, and the only source of money is the ransom paid to them. But then, the government is in a tight situation.”
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai has consistently maintained that the terror group has been completely defeated.

Friday, 10 August 2018

’11 soldiers killed’ as Boko Haram hits Borno military base

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect invaded a military base in Malamfatori area of Abadam local government, Borno state, on Wednesday, killing 11 soldiers.

A security source who disclosed this to TheCable said some civilians were also killed in the attack.Adamu Bamanga, a member of civilian joint task force, who escaped the attack, told TheCable that the fighters came with many vehicles and were armed with anti-aircraft guns.

He said they shot indiscriminately immediately they gained access into the town.

"Soldiers called for reinforcement but the Boko Haram people had already taken over the town,” he said.

“They came fully prepared and took the security forces here unaware. We also ran for cover.”

Texas Chukwu, spokesman of the army, could not be reached for comments as of the time this report was filed. His telephone line was out of reach.

Last month, insurgents killed many soldiers in Yobestate. Daily Trust reported that over 600 troops got missing after the attack which Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the sect, described as the deadliest in the history of anti-Boko Haram war.

That attack was preceded by an ambush of a military convoy in Borno. Some military operatives and vigilantes died in the tragic incident.

To boost the fight against insurgency, top military commanders two weeks ago.

Saturday, 30 June 2018



Plateau shocker: Herdsmen rename communities grabbed from indigenes

According to a document obtained by Saturday Vanguard, showing the various attacks in the area, over 54 communities have been taken over by the invaders which many of the occupied communities renamed. The occupied communities include “Rotchun (aka Rafin Acha), Dankum (renamed “Mahanga”), Hywa (renamed”Lugere”), Fass (renamed “Tafawa”), Davwak, Chwelnyap, Lyoho Dakar, and Angwan Dalyop which were all attacked Between September 7 and 10, 2001 with the original inhabitants displaced.

Others are, “Janda, attacked on 8th February, 2010; Darin, attacked on 28th  April, 2013;, Shong I, Shong II; Rakweng; Dashugu; Diyan-Hei; Maseh (renamed “Lugel”) all attacked on 29th June, 2012. It’s worth noting that it was in this same community that Senator Gyang Dantong and Hon. Gyang Fulani, a legislator representing Barkin Ladi Local Government Area were killed. Also occupied by the invaders are Kampwas; Kasa; Zere; Ninja-Hei; Seh; Nicha; Pwabeduk; Hyai; Kufang; Sharu; Dogo; Ningon; Rantis and Angio which were all sacked and occupied on the 7th of July, 2012. Kachin community was sacked on the 7th of November, 2012.

“On the 26th of December, 2014, Shonong community was invaded and sacked, even as the surviving inhabitants had not returned since. So also were Rahol and Chikogo communities. Ranchol was attacked and occupied on the 7th of October, 2013. Nangam was overran on the 30th of April, 2014, as well as Kak and Dajak. Rarin was invaded on 30th August, 2015; Kujei on 2nd February, 2015; Attakar attacked on 14th March, 2014, as well as Nantwa and some parts of Bisichi.