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More than 260 Islamist militants have surrendered in north-eastern Nigeria, the military has said.
Soldiers had also killed a man who featured in Boko Haram's propaganda videos pretending to be the group's leader Abubakar Shekau, it added.
Last year, the military said that Shekau may have been killed, without providing any proof.
Boko Haram has suffered heavy losses in recent weeks in battles in its stronghold of north-eastern Nigeria.
The military said that 135 Boko Haram members surrendered with their weapons in Biu, Borno state, on Tuesday - and that 133 others surrendered elsewhere in north-eastern Nigeria.
LEADER of the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has been confirmed killed by the Nigerian military in an exchange that also claimed the lives of about 135 other sect members.
The DDI further disclosed that “a total of 135 terrorists Wednesday evening surrendered along with equipment to troops around Biu local council. A group of 88 submitted themselves at Mairiga/Bun-Yadi while another group of 45 terrorists were taken in around Mubi-Michika. They are all being interrogated and processed in conformity with the dictates of standard best practices.”
The terror that Boko Haram continues to inflict on Nigeria has spilled into neighboring Cameroon in the form of refugees and direct attacks from the radical Islamist group.
Cameroon’s military fought with Boko Haram militants Sept. 6, killing 100 of them who had crossed into the country to attack the town of Fotokol, Cameroon state media outlets said. The army forced the rest of the fighters back into Nigeria’s Borno state, the birthplace of Boko Haram.
Cananusa.org/NY---After serving as the headquarters of the association for two years, a distinct CANAN chapter has now been formed for the New York area.
In an impressive inauguration ceremony last week Sunday, Sept. 14, Archbishop Joseph Alexander who presided over the event prayed that the new leaders of the Chapter will take the association to a new height as New York is the political and financial capital of the world.
He said much would be expected from the New York chapter because of its strategic location and expressed confidence that the line-up of leadership inaugurated would meet the expectation.
WASHINGTON — Had the Washington event featuring the first US appearance of one of the Nigerian schoolgirls who escaped the terrorist group Boko Haram taken place months ago – at the height of interest in the fate of about 300 mostly Christian kidnapped girls – more people might have come to hear the soft-spoken girl identified only as "Saa" tell her harrowing tale.
Nigerian terror group Boko Haram is strengthening and increasing the brutality of its actions as a result of its growing connection with ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria, the Executive Director of the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans has said. He also strongly urged President Barack Obama to add Boko Haram to the U.S.'s global anti-terror strategy.
Pastor Laolu Akande told The Christian Post in a phone interview on Tuesday that Boko Haram is "gathering a greater boldness in their brutality," commenting on news that the group, which has been carrying out attacks in Nigeria for over five years, has turned to capturing and gaining control of towns in Borno state.
• Wants defeat of insurgents before dialogue
• Seeks speedy approval of $1b loan request
• Reps canvass more action against terrorism
• Ask panel to produce report on PIB
TO enable the nation to finally check the ongoing insurgency in the North East, the Senate Tuesday urged President Goodluck Jonathan to declare a total war on Boko Haram. It also urged him to mobilise all recourses and efforts to that effect.
The upper legislative chamber, which resumed from its long recess yesterday, also resolved that the $1billion external loan requested by the president shortly before it embarked on break be granted an accelerated approval.
Nigeria New revelations raise questions about U.S. response to Nigeria’s Boko Haram
On that day, terrorist group Boko Haram carried out a suicide bombing at the main UN building in Abuja, Nigeria, killing 24 persons and injuring more than 100. Since then Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and other lawmakers have three times during hearings asked State Department officials whether Americans were in that building. Three times those officials have hedged.