#BBOGCountDownTo6Weeks: Week 3 News Briefs

28 February, 2015

Nigeria is advancing against Boko Haram
https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/nigeria-advancing-against-boko-haram

Thousands protest against Boko Haram and rally support for the military in Cameroon
http://af.reuters.com/article/cameroonNews/idAFL5N0W209020150228

1 March, 2015

Boko Haram attacks community on Niger side of Lake Chad

http://news.yahoo.com/boko-haram-attacks-island-niger-side-lake-chad-183232973.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma

A teenage girl suspected to be a suicide bomber is beaten to death by an angry mob in Bauchi, (Northeast Nigeria). But the police say it is unlikely that she was a bomber

http://m.ibtimes.com/boko-haram-plot-nigerian-girl-killed-suspected-being-suicide-bomber-1832046

 

2 March, 2015

Releasing Chibok girls information’ll damage ties with Nigeria, the British government says

http://www.punchng.com/news/releasing-chibok-girls-informationll-damage-ties-with-nigeria-uk/

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/does-british-government-know-whereabouts-chibok-girls-ben-omoakin?trk=prof-post

Nigerian troops gun down 73 Boko Haram troops in a fresh offensive on Konduga

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/177813-nigerian-troops-gun-down-73-boko-haram-terrorists-in-fresh-attack-on-konduga.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Boko Haram video shows 2 beheaded men accused of spying

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/boko-haram-video-shows-beheaded-men-accused-spying-29329728

 

3 March, 2015

President Jonathan says careful consideration is being given to prevent civilian casualties and human rights abuses in the offensive against Boko Haram

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/president-we-are-avoiding-civilian-casualties-rights-abuses-in-boko-haram-onslaught/203282/

1.65 million Nigerians have been displaced by Boko Haram, the Federal Government and the United Nations say

http://leadership.ng/news/415079/1-65m-nigerians-displaced-by-boko-haram-fg

Nigerian troops have liberated 30 communities from Boko Haram in Yobe state (Northeast Nigeria), media sources say

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/03/troops-liberate-30-communities-in-yobe/

Boko Haram kills over 60 in an attack on Njaba, Borno (Northeast Nigeria)

http://m.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31757272

Residents of Gombi, Adamawa (Northeast Nigeria) sight a helicopter in military colours depositing weapons suspected to be bombs behind Gombi hills. The police in the state say they were expired bombs been disposed of

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/troops-liberate-30-communities-in-n-east-rout-boko-haram-in-yobe-villages/203174/

Cameroon’s security forces are predicting a drawn-out battle with Boko Haram as evidence filters out that the insurgents are now recruiting there

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/03/africa/boko-haram-recruiting-cameroon/

Officials from Chad, Niger and Cameroon say lack of cooperation from Nigeria hampers efforts to put together a regional Multinational Joint Taskforce, MNJTF against Boko Haram

http://news.yahoo.com/nigeria-stalls-chad-aims-beat-boko-haram-election-083926022.html

Landmines obstruct Cameroon and Chad in offensive against Boko Haram

http://m.voanews.com/a/cameroon-chad-team-up-to-fight-boko-haram/2665815.html

 

4 March, 2015

Suspected female teenage suicide bomber murdered by a mob is confirmed by the police to have been innocent and suffering from a mental illness

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/slain-suspected-female-bomber-may-have-been-mentally-ill/203280/

Boko Haram remote control bomb kills two Niger soldiers

http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKBN0M01TB20150304

President Idriss Deby of Chad calls on Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau to surrender immediately before he is captured. Says Chad knows exactly where Shekau is hiding

http://news.yahoo.com/chad-president-tells-boko-haram-leader-surrender-face-191731700.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma

A 41-year-old son of a Nigerian former Chief Justice of the Federation may have left Nigeria along with his family for Syria to join the terrorist group ISIS, which is suspected to have ties with Boko Haram

http://thewillnigeria.com/news/justice-uwais-son-fighting-with-isis-identified-as-nigeria-moves-to-block-recruiters/

(Note: The Federal Government had alerted last week of ISIS recruiting especially young Nigerians schooling abroad

http://www.naij.com/392808-fg-supposes-isis-recruits-nigerian-youth.html)

Nigeria is achieving results in its fight against Boko Haram, says Defence spokesman

http://pulse.ng/local/boko-haram-we-are-getting-results-in-fight-against-terrorists-nigerian-military-id3538236.html

Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh denies that the renewed offensive against Boko Haram is political

http://www.channelstv.com/2015/03/04/badeh-debunks-politicisation-of-renewed-fight-against-boko-haram/

Nigerian Defence spokesman addresses a media conference, assures that the military won’t relent until total victory against Boko Haram is achieved

http://dailypost.ng/2015/03/04/boko-haram-we-wont-relent-until-victory-is-achieved-military-assures-nigerians/

 

5 March, 2015

Nigeria’s President Jonathan says abducted Chibok schoolgirls are alive because Boko Haram hasn’t released a video of their execution

http://newswirengr.com/2015/03/05/nigerias-president-jonathan-says-abducted-chibok-school-girls-are-alive/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

President Jonathan meets privately with parents of abducted Chibok schoolgirls in Maiduguri, media reports say

http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/48668-jonathan-meets-chibok-girls-parents

Abducted Chibok schoolgirls may not be found, says Nigerian minister

http://pulse.ng/local/bringbackourgirls-chibok-girls-may-not-be-found-minister-says-id3543725.html

Nigerian military has destroyed Boko Haram stronghold, damaging its command and control centre, says the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu

http://www.punchng.com/news/military-has-destroyed-boko-haram-structure-airforce-chief/

Boko Haram may be using the abducted Chibok schoolgirls as shields say military sources

http://thenationonlineng.net/new/boko-haram-using-chibok-girls-as-shekaus-shield/

Boko Haram fighters amass in Gwoza (purported capital of their Islamic caliphate), and murder residents

http://news.yahoo.com/boko-haram-fighters-mass-gwoza-several-residents-killed-154930780.html?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma

Nigeria may have rejected the cooperation of South Africa in an African Union, AU force to combat Boko Haram but rather hired South African mercenaries, says South African media sources

http://www.issafrica.org/iss-today/business-as-unusual-goodluck-jonathan-privatises-nigerian-relations-with-south-africa

40% of seized Boko Haram weapons are made in France, says the Chadian government

http://abusidiqu.com/40-of-weapons-seized-from-boko-haram-fighters-are-made-in-france-chadian-govt-says/

 

6 March, 2015

President Jonathan says he feels the pain of the Chibok community as he lays the foundation for rebuilding the devastated school where 276 schoolgirls were abducted over 10 months ago, in their absence

http://www.post-nigeria.com/i-feel-your-pain-jonathan-says-lays-foundation-for-new-chibok-school/

The President or his representative did not meet with Chibok parents, says Manasseh Allen, the Chibok nation’s spokesperson

http://www.punchng.com/news/we-didnt-meet-with-fgs-delegation-chibok-parents/

Chadian President Idriss Deby claims that Chad it was that unilaterally decided on the committed war against Boko Haram; with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan stalling the process at every turn.

Chad also says Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau escaped at Dikwa with Nigerian intervention

http://newsrescue.com/deby-claims-chad-unilaterally-decided-january-victorious-war-boko-haram-not-jonathan/#axzz3TcCn1cQA

Boko Haram killed hundreds of Nigerians in Dikwa (Northeast Nigeria) after Nigeria stalled Chad’s advance against Boko Haram, media sources say

http://abusidiqu.com/playing-politics-with-boko-haram-how-terrorists-killed-hundreds-in-dikwa-after-nigeria-stalled-chads-advance/

Fleeing Njaba residents say they are unwilling to return after Boko Haram onslaught

http://www.channelstv.com/2015/03/06/njaba-residents-reluctant-return-bharam-massacre/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

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