Boko Haram:The trouble with the war (2)


Army-nigerian-military-nta-convoy It is a riddle that every responsive administration will want to solve. Like a modern-day paradox, the Nigerian military is suffering, perhaps, its worst arsenal depletion at a time the defence sector has enjoyed its heaviest allocations, prompting debates on what went wrong with the votes over the years. Apart from the $1 billion loan secured last year to prosecute the insurgency war by former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, a whopping N3 trillion has been sunk into the military in the last five years, when the insurgency crisis reached the depths of despair. Yet, insecurity haunts the land, a development that has prompted President Muhammadu Buhari to raise a 13-member panel to dig into the country’s weapon procurement from 2007 todate.

http://thenationonlineng.net/boko-haramthe-trouble-with-the-war-2/

Boko Haram kill 56 villagers


BokoHaramInsurgents_large Fleeing residents of Baanu village said they were attacked by Boko Haram on Friday night.
“We returned back to the village in the morning after spending the night in the bush, we saw corpses in the streets of the village,” said farmer Mustapha Alibe.
Boko Haram’s six-year-old uprising has left an estimated 20,000 people dead.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/boko-haram-kill-56-villagers-693517.html

Boko Haram Insurgency: 56 Killed By Islamic Extremist Group In Nigeria’s Borno State


chibok-girls-abduction Boko Haram militants killed 56 people in a remote village in Nigeria’s Borno State, the governor of the region said Sunday. News of the latest attack came the same day as an announcement by Nigeria’s security agency about the arrest of 20 prominent members of the Islamic extremist group.

The attack in Baanu village was confirmed by Gov. Kashim Shettima during a meeting with parents of over 200 girls who were abducted from a school in the region by the extremists in April 2014. Thursday marked 500 days of captivity of the girls from a school in Chibok.

http://www.ibtimes.com/boko-haram-insurgency-56-killed-islamic-extremist-group-nigerias-borno-state-2074726

Nigeria Says Uncovers Boko Haram Spy Ring At Abuja Airport


nigeria-boko-haram President Muhammadu Buhari has made halting Boko Haram’s six-year-old insurgency a priority, but a Reuters tally shows the jihadist group has killed more than 700 people inNigeria in bomb attacks and shootings since he came to office on May 29.

http://www.ibtimes.com/nigeria-says-uncovers-boko-haram-spy-ring-abuja-airport-2073984

NIGERIA SAYS UNCOVERS BOKO HARAM SPY RING AT ABUJA AIRPORT


boko-haram-pose1 In a statement late on Friday, the Department of State Services (DSS) said it discovered the ring on Monday and was working with aviation authorities to pre-empt any attack.

President Muhammadu Buhari has made halting Boko Haram’s six-year-old insurgency a priority, but a Reuters tally shows the jihadist group has killed more than 700 people inNigeria in bomb attacks and shootings since he came to office on May 29.

The DSS said it had arrested a 14-year-old boy who said he had been instructed to spy on the airport’s security procedures, including passenger screening and boarding processes, and report what he had learned.

http://www.infowars.com/nigeria-says-uncovers-boko-haram-spy-ring-at-abuja-airport/

Army chief orders review of 600-plus Nigerian soldiers condemned in war on Boko Haram


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Nigeria’s army is reviewing the courts-martial of more than 600 soldiers and officers, including dozens condemned to death for allegedly deserting the battle against Islamic extremists, according to an order received by The Associated Press on Sunday.

The review comes three months after the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari, who has vowed to crush the Boko Haram Islamic uprising which has spilled across Nigeria’s borders.

An order signed by army administrator Maj. Gen. A. B. Abubakar and dated July 31 requires all accused and condemned soldiers to appear in northern Kaduna city before a committee sitting Aug. 7 to Aug. 24 “to screen and assess all disciplinary cases arising from erstwhile Op Zaman Lafiya” against Boko Haram.

Seventy-two soldiers were condemned to death by three courts-martial last year for alleged cowardice, mutiny, aiding the enemy and other charges. Another 579 are before ongoing courts-martial.

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2015/08/02/nigeria-review-of-soldiers-condemned-in-boko-haram-war