Nigerian Air Force refresh air campaign against Boko Haram

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have re-started their air-strike campaign against the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. A statement released by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Dele Alonge, stated that the strike missions, which were carried out by F-7NI and Alpha Jet fighter aircraft,…

Blast kills at least 47 in northern Nigeria

An explosion has killed at least 47 people in a crowded market in Borno state, northern Nigeria, officials said. A military source told Reuters news agency that as many as 52 people are believed to have been injured in the attack. BBC sources said that the explosion hit Jebo livestock…

Cameroon to repatriate 12,000 Nigerians

Nigeria’s state emergency agency announced yesterday that around 12,000 Nigerians are to be repatriated over the next three to four days after taking refuge in Cameroon from Boko Haram attacks. A spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency stated that the majority of those returning would be accommodated in the…

Boko Haram in northern Cameroon kill eight and kidnap 100

Overnight at least eight people were killed and around 100 were kidnapped close to Cameroon’s northern border in a suspected Boko Haram attack, a local government and military source told Reuters. “Residents said the attackers headed back to Nigeria where Cameroon is not allowed to pursue them,” the source told…

Boko Haram releases new video

Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group has released a new video of an unidentified young man who claims to be speaking in the name of the Islamic State in West Africa telling people to be patient as well as stating, “we are still present everywhere we had been before,” The…

Suicide bomber in Chad kills 15 people

Reuters reported that a man dressed in a women’s burqa blew himself up on Saturday July 11 killing 15 people and injuring 80, in Chad’s capital N’Djamena at the main market, a police spokesman said. Chad authorities banned the burqa, a head to toe religious garment worn by women, saying…