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Boko Haram: Experts list ways of re-integrating repentant insurgents


The West African Network of Peacebuilders (WANEP-Nigeria) and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) have urged the Federal Government to ensure all ratified international and regional legal instruments regarding Countering Violence Extremism (CVE) are incorporated in any Rehabilitation and Reintegration (R&R) framework. They made the call yesterday in Abuja at

We can’t promise Boko Haram will be eradicated – Garba Shehu

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Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari says he cannot guarantee whether or not the current administration will put an end to Boko Haram insurgency. Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, Shehu acknowledged that while the federal government is still cracking

Leah Sharibu clocks 16 in Boko Haram captivity

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16 year old Leah is yet to be released by her captors. Leah Sharibu, the only schoolgirl remaining in Boko Haram captivity after the Dapchi kidnappings, turns sixteen today. She was held back for refusing to convert to Islam after the Nigerian government negotiated and paid ransom for the release of

Boko Haram: We were misquoted on $3000 wage – PCNI


The Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) has clarified an alleged statement credited to its head of Humanitarian Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Dr Sidi Ali Mohammed. An earlier report claimed that Dr Mohammed’s Presentation at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Sub-Sahara Africa’s Economic Outlook Report on Monday purportedly stated a

Boko Haram Lucrative, Fighters get $3,000 Daily – Sidi


A member of the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) Dr. Sidi Ali Mohammed has disclosed that Boko Haram fighters are being paid $3,000 daily. He made this disclosure at the Presentation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Sub-Sahara Africa’s Economic Outlook Report, in Abuja on Monday. According to him,

Army: How we laid ambush for Boko Haram in Yobe

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The Nigerian army says its troops ambushed a group of Boko Haram insurgents that attempted to attack Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, on Tuesday. Ar my public relations acting assistant director, Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, Njoka Irabo, in a statement issued on Tuesday night, said troops stormed Maisandari after

Borno gov-elect unfolds agenda

Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri The Governor-elect of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara, on Wednesday said addressing the root cause of the Boko Haram sect would be the priority of his administration. Umara said this after he received his certificate of return in Maiduguri from the Independent National Electoral Commission. The governor-elect, who received the

Nigerian Army kills four Boko Haram suspects

Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole reportedly killed four Boko Haram terrorists at Gasawa Village in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno during a clearance operation. The army spokesman, Texas Chukwu, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday. Reports say that over 2,000 Internally Displaced Persons recently returned to communities in