#BBOGCountDownTo6Weeks: Week 4 News Briefs

7 March, 2015

Multiple blasts in Maiduguri kill at least 55.

The Nigerian military says it has recovered 2 more Local Government Areas

http://m.ngrguardiannews.com/en/news/national-news/200980-maiduguri-multiple-blasts-kill-55-as-army-recovers-two-more-local-gov-ts

Nigerian human rights lawyer says Nigeria’s military chiefs are stealing security funds and not applying them appropriately

http://dailypost.ng/2015/03/07/boko-haram-service-chiefs-stealing-security-funds-keyamo/?wt=4

Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State

http://m.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31784538

8 March, 2015

Discovery in Potiskum (Northeast Nigeria) that parents are selling young daughters to Boko Haram as potential suicide bombers

http://t.co/L2UFacJtaC

Nigerian military accuses allied soldiers of ‘careless’ statements

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/178171-boko-haram-nigerian-military-accuses-allied-soldiers-of-careless-statements.html

Nigerian army says Shekau is a “drowning man”. That his IS allegiance cannot stop his imminent defeat

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/army-shekau-is-a-drowning-man-isis-allegiance-cannot-stop-imminent-defeat/203659/

Offensive against Boko Haram involving allies Niger and Chad begins in Northeast Nigeria, officials say

http://t.co/aosjatDenP

 

9 March, 2015

Chibok community rejects the Federal Government’s gesture of school reconstruction in absence of the 219 missing schoolgirls

http://www.channelstv.com/2015/03/09/chibok-community-rejects-government-school-reconstruction/

Death toll of Maiduguri attacks rises 100, hospital sources say

http://thecitizenng.com/other-news/maiduguri-attacks-death-toll-rises-to-100/

Army commences trial of General and 22 others today

http://www.punchng.com/news/army-begins-trial-of-general-22-others-today/

Federal Government delegation meets to condole with families of late FGC Buni Yadi students murdered by Boko Haram one year ago

http://thenationonlineng.net/new/fgc-buni-yadi-fed-govts-delegation-meets-late-students-parents/

20 Boko Haram insurgents killed in Gombi, Adamawa (Northeast Nigeria) the police say

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/?p=108533

South African mercenary fighting Boko Haram killed in friendly fire

http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2015-03-11-fighting-boko-haram-south-african-mercenary-killed-in-friendly-fire/#.VQkgLYpwaSE

 

10 March, 2015

President Jonathan says Boko Haram terrorists train in IS camps in the Middle East

http://m.voanews.com/a/nigerias-president-says-boko-haram-trained-with-islamic-state/2676217.html

Boko Haram insurgents attack Chibok, cart away food items and properties

http://www.thescoopng.com/boko-haram-insurgents-attack-chibok-carts-away-food-items-properties/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=boko-haram-insurgents-attack-chibok-carts-away-food-items-properties

Female suicide bomber kills 25 in Maiduguri (Northeast Nigeria)

http://thecitizenng.com/headline-2/female-suicide-bomber-kills-25-in-maiduguri/

Boko Haram terrorists on horses and 2 vehicles attack Ngamdu, about 100km from Maiduguri, on Maiduguri-Damaturu road (Northeast Nigeria) killing a reported 8 commuters

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/?p=108533

Nigerian military says it has recovered Bama (Northeast Nigeria)

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/military-recaptures-bama-as-more-insurgents-are-killed-in-adamawa/203836/

A political financier was awarded a $500 million contract to purchase refurbished military helicopters at seven times higher than the price of new ones, media sources say

http://saharareporters.com/2015/03/10/how-jonathan-awarded-500-million-defense-contract-arthur-eze-purchase-refurbished

About 80 children aged 5 to 18 rescued from a Boko Haram camp in Cameroon cannot remember their names or origins, aid officials say

http://m.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31815810

 

11 March, 2015

Nigerian troops dislodge Boko Haram terrorists from their enclave in Bauchi state (Northeast Nigeria), the army says

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/178321-nigerian-troops-dislodge-boko-haram-terrorists-from-bauchi-forest.html

France commits to increase its number if troops to help in the counterinsurgency against Boko Haram

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/france-to-increase-troops-to-support-boko-haram-fight/203910/

With Boko Haram pledged allegiance to IS, Shekau could be replaced as its leader

http://www.thecable.ng/boko-haram-isis-deal-shekau-replaced

 

12 March, 2015

Vice President Sambo expresses dismay “politicisation” of Boko Haram insurgency. Says terrorism is a global challenge

http://dailytrust.com.ng/daily/top-stories/49387-nothing-must-go-wrong-with-card-readers-sambo

Boko Haram still control Bama (Northeast Nigeria) as ongoing offensives to clear them continue

(Note: The Nigerian military had announced a successful recapture of Bama on this Tuesday 10 March)

http://www.aa.com.tr/en/u/477515–boko-haram-still-control-nigerias-bama

Boko Haram terrorists carries out ethnic reprisals against Arabs in Northeast Nigeria accusing them of aiding the Chadian army in the counterinsurgency offensive, military sources and residents say

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0M81MY20150312?irpc=932

A haunted child survivor of Boko Haram terrorism says he wishes he were killed

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/03/10/children-suffer-boko-haram/24665559/

Nigerian Police neglects widows of fallen officers in the counterinsurgency effort, a study says

http://allafrica.com/stories/201503130379.html

There is confirmation that Nigeria is indeed using mercenaries to prosecute the offensive on Boko Haram

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-2991212/Nigeria-drafts-foreign-mercenaries-Boko-Haram.html

Adamawa state (Northeast Nigeria) is rid of Boko Haram insurgency, the Nigerian Defence spokesman says

http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/178398-adamawa-now-free-of-boko-haram-terrorists-dhq.html

Nigerien military says 513 Boko Haram terrorists were killed, 347 captured in a confrontation in Bosso, (Southwest Niger) near the Niger, Nigeria border

http://www.nigeriatell.com/news/niger-military-says-513-boko-haram-fighters-killed-347-captured#.VQIogMUifa8

Islamic State leader accepts allegiance of Boko Haram

http://af.reuters.com/article/cameroonNews/idAFL5N0WE5KD20150312

 

13 March, 2015

Chadian troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists redeploy

http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFKBN0M90GF20150313

IS accepts Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/03/13/ISIS-accepts-allegiance-of-Nigeria-jihadists-Boko-Haram.html

African states want a UN trust fund to finance a force to fight Boko Haram

http://www.timeslive.co.za/africa/2015/03/13/african-states-want-un-trust-fund-for-boko-haram-force

IS releases video of fighters celebrating the pledge of allegiance of Boko Haram to their leader

https://ent.siteintelgroup.com/Multimedia/is-fighters-in-ninawa-congratulate-pledge-of-boko-haram-to-is.html

 

 

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