News - Sambisa forest

Boko Haram Terrorist Camps Cleared By Troops

1 week ago /
Security 

Nigerian troops on Operation Lafiya Dole have cleared more Boko Haram Hideouts, following information that some of the terrorists were massing up on the fringes of the Sambisa forest.  A statement signed by the seven division spokesman, colonel Kingsley Samuel, indicated that during the operation, the troops neutralized a large number...

Operation Deep Punch: Troops Clear More Terrorist Hideouts

1 week ago /
Security 

Nigerian troops on Operation Lafiya Dole have cleared more bokoharam hideouts, following information that the some of the terrorists were massing up on the fringes of the Sambisa forest. The operation was part of clearance efforts under Operation Deep Punch, currently been conducted by Army troops in collaboration with the...

Troops Kill Several Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed several Boko Haram terrorists along BOCOST-Bama road in Borno State. Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, in a statement on Saturday, said the feat was recorded by troops attached to Operation Lafiya Dole. “The troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army,...

Borno Police Arrest Gang Of Car Thieves

3 weeks ago /
Security 

4 members of a 5-man gang, who specialise in the theft of motor vehicles in Maiduguri and other states of the country, have been arrested by the Borno state police command. The arrests were made by the special anti-robbery operatives, SARS in Maiduguri and Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.   The arrests were...

Escaped Boko Haram Suspect Arrested In Abuja

4 months ago /
Security 

A suspected member of the Boko Haram terrorist group who escaped from Sambisa forest has been arrested in the federal capital territory, Abuja. The FCT commissioner of police Musa Kumo who paraded the suspect says he was arrested following tip-off from members of Gwako community in Gwagwalada area council of the...

Air Force Fighter Jets Destroy Boko Haram Logistics Base

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force has destroyed emerging Boko Haram logistics base in Sambisa Forest. Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said in a statement that the operation commenced when the Force component of Operation Lafiya Dole conducted an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission in the Sambisa...

Air Force Jets Strike Boko Haram Artillery In Sambisa

6 months ago /
Security 

Nigerian Air Force fighter jets have successfully destroyed an artillery weapon which the Boko haram terrorists were attempting to sneak into Sambisa forest.  The Air Force surveillance aircraft while on daytime patrol in the Sambisa general area sighted the artillery piece, which was concealed under a tree. Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information,...

Buhari Appeals To Nigerians Not To Lose Hope On Return Of The Remaining Chibok Girls

7 months ago /
Nation 

Here is some message of hope coming from Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari to the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaigners ahead of their third year anniversary. The president used the occasion to appeal to Nigerians not to lose hope on the return of the remaining schoolgirls. The President in a statement said...

Nigerian Troop Destroy IED Factory, Rescue Women, Children

8 months ago /
Security 

Troops have destroyed a Boko Haram Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) factory at Gombole village in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno. A statement issued by the army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman in Abuja, said troops of the 103 Battalion of Operation Lafiya Dole discovered the factory during a clearance operation in...

Nigerian Air Force Jets Destroy Terrorists Base In Sambisa

8 months ago /
Security 

The Nigerian Air Force has successfully destroyed a logistics base concealed by fleeing Boko haram terrorists  in Sambisa forest. Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft tracked two fleeing terrorists to the concealed location, where they had gone to retrieve some items before fighter aircrafts were called-in for strike....

Pockets Of Attacks By Boko Haram Fictitious – FG

9 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has dismissed the pockets of attacks by members of Boko Haram. The government says it is a feeble attempt by the terrorists to make themselves relevant, having lost the battle to destabilise Nigeria. Speaking at the 7th National Security Summit in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Defence,...

Boko Haram Kills 7 Soldiers In Ambush

9 months ago /
Security 

Boko Haram fighters have killed seven Nigerian soldiers and wounded 19 more in an ambush on a road in the northeastern state of Borno, the military said on Friday. The attack and continued suicide bombings throughout the northeast raise doubts about how close the conflict with the Islamist group is to...

‘Boko Haram Paid Me N200’ – Suicide Bomber

9 months ago /
Security 

An 18-year-old Boko Haram suicide bomber, Amina, who was intercepted by men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday in Maiduguri, said she was given N200 for the mission. she was abducted two years ago by the sect members in Madagali, Adamawa, and taken to Sambisa forest. “They gave...

Army Confirms 112 Dead In January’s Accidental Strike

2019 years ago /
Security 

The Nigeria Army has confirmed that 112 persons were killed in January’s accidental airstrike at the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camp in Rann, Borno State. The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Lucky Irabor, in Maiduguri, said 97 persons were injured in the attack. He also revealed that 26 foreigners that had...

Deny Safe Haven To Boko Haram - UN

10 months ago /
Security 

UN Security Council has tasked the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to prevent Boko Haram insurgents from regrouping. The Council said that destructive insurgents who were recently dislodged from their safe haven in Sambisa Forest should not be allowed to regroup. The Task Force was set up by Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger...

Government’s Delegation Visits Borno Over Rann Bombing

10 months ago /
Nation 

A Nigerian government’s delegation is in Borno State for an assessment of the situation in Rann community following Tuesday’s air strike on local settlement. Among the team are the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, Ministers of Defence and Information, the Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Abayomi Gabriel, the Chief...

North-East Tour: BBOG, Information Minister Give Account

10 months ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Minister of Information and Communication, Mr Lai Mohammed says negotiations are still ongoing for the release of the Chibok girls and every other abductee with the Boko Haram insurgent. The Minister spoke as he led a federal government delegation with the BringBackOurGirls Group to North-east Nigeria to witness efforts by the military to...

Troops Arrest Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists

10 months ago /
Nation 

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have continued their mop up operations around the Sambisa Forest area and its surrounding environment in Borno State. On Wednesday, four suspected fleeing members of the Boko Haram Sect were arrested by Troops of 27 Task Force Brigade stationed in Bara, during one of their patrols...

DSS Arrests Terror Suspects, Chronicles Early 2017 Successes

10 months ago /
Nation 

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has recorded major successes with the arrests of some terror suspects, which have further degraded the capability of criminal elements to operate in the country. A statement by the agency on Tuesday chronicles a number of notable arrests of crime suspects in different parts...

Army Set To Deradicalise Repentant Boko Haram Members

10 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army says it has commenced a process of deradicalising repentant Boko Haram members. This announcement was part of the weekly briefing of the Army’s mop up operations in the northeast. Speaking to journalists in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafia Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor,...


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