Boko Haram

Barely 48hrs after President Muhammadu Buhari gave the Nigeria military to end the Boko Haram saga in 3 Months, rains of fire have been dropping in the remaining Boko Haram in the Northern Eastern part of the country.

Nigeria Airforce fighter jets recently deployed to the North Eastpart of the country started the bombardment of enemy camps and bunkers today.


In a statement signed by the director of  Airforce Public Relations, Air Commodore dele Alonge said :

The Nigerian Military in its resolution to incapacitate and further degrade the fighting spirit of Boko Haram Terrorist Group (BHT), has carried out several bombings and air strike missions in Sambisa Forest.

The strike missions came after several weeks of tactical reconnaissance by the reconnaissance/ surveillance aircraft.

The air strikes carried out by F-7NI and Alpha Jet fighter aircraft, as well as attack helicopters have resulted in the degradation of the terrorist’s capabilities and destruction of some of their strong holds.

Intelligence report revealed that as aftermath of the strike missions, the terrorists have been confined and their capabilities greatly reduced, thereby restricting their nefarious activities to small scale attacks and suicide bombings.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar assures all Nigerians that the air efforts would be sustained until the Boko Haram Activities becomes a thing of the past.

The Nigerian Air Force with their support is ‘Willing, Able and Ready’ to meet up with current and future security challenges of the Nation.

The fighter jets were recently deployed last Thursday on the order of the Chief of Air Staff, to help win the war against Boko Haram.

Accoring to Alonge,

The newly deployed platforms include the F-7Ni fighter (supersonic) aircraft, Mi-24/35 attack helicopters, Augusta 109 LUH, Super Puma Combat Support helicopter and ATR-42 surveillance aircraft which hitherto had been away for scheduled maintenance.

The new deployment is aimed at boosting existing military efforts to defeat the Boko Haram Terrorists. It is also expected to enhance the capability of the Nigerian Armed Forces to fight in a more proactive and efficient manner -


The Nigerian military in his fight against the insurgent in the country has recently released 178 Boko Haram captives in Borno state. The people rescued includes, 101 children, 67 women and the rest are men.Spokesman Colonel Tukur Gusau said in an emailed statement.


A Boko Haram commander was captured during the raid and also the insurgent camp in Bama, about 70km southeast of Maiduguri was cleared.

The Nigeria air force also said it had repelled the insurgent attack on Bitta village, 30 miles southwest of the army operations that took place around Bama, 45 miles southeast of Maiduguri city.

Last week, the Nigeria Army rescued 71 Boko Haram prisoners that had been held for almost a year, just 25 miles from Maiduguri. Also the insurgents in the the fight of becoming important in the fight against the Nigerian state released a video showing the beheading of a Nigerian police officer.

The newly elected president, President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to crush the militant group before the end of the year, as he meets with president of neighbouring countries.


The Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Boko Haram has released a new propaganda video. In the video, ISWAP showcases some of their firepower, Main battle tank, and also APC's.



The group also showed a captured a police officer sitting on the ground, while 3 Boko Haram fighters standing behind him, the yet-unidentified police officer, was later beheaded. The group also calls on members to join their group.





The former Nigerian Chief Of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh CFR  has revealed that the reason insurgents were the winning war in the Northern Eastern part of the country was because the Nigerians military were neglected, underequipped and underfunded.

The Ex-CDS in his valedictory speech, Alex Badeh said that this was done by past governments to ensure the survival of certain regimes, while other regimes based on advice from some foreign nations, deliberately reduced the size of the military and underfunded it.

Read the full Valedictory speech of Alex Badeh Below :

1. It is with deep sense of gratitude to the Almighty God that I make this valedictory speech today, on the occasion of my pulling out from the Nigerian Armed Forces. When I commenced my career in the Nigerian Air Force as a cadet in the Nigerian Defence Academy about 38 years ago, little did I know that destiny will take me not only to the pinnacle of my Service as the 18th Chief of Air Staff, but also to the position of the 15th Chief of Defence Staff of the Armed Forces ofNigeria.  Looking back at how God lifted me from my very humble beginnings, through the various ranks and appointments to the pinnacle of my career, I can only say a very big thank you to the Almighty God who directed my steps, protected and empowered me to serve my beloved country.  Like the saying goes, “whatever has a beginning must surely have an end”.

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My journey in the Service of my fatherland as a member of the Armed Forces of Nigeria which began on the 3rd of  January 1977 in the Nigerian Defence Academy has finally come to an end.  Accordingly as I bow out today, I look forward to a deserved and happy retirement.

2.    When I joined the Armed Forces of Nigeria, I resolved to put in my very best in whatever assignment I was given, in the service of my fatherland.  Furthermore, I purposed within me to be dedicated, loyal and committed to making a difference in whatever task I was given to undertake.  That resolve had remained with me throughout my years in Service such that as I reflect on the past, I rest in the firm conviction that I have given my best in the service of my fatherland.  That to me, is the least one could do in appreciation to God and to a nation that has invested heavily in my development as a military officer and as a human being.

3.    Occasions such as this, usually affords one the opportunity to reflect on the past, share experiences, as well as project into the future.  Looking back at the years I spent in Service, I can only say I’ve had the most exciting life anyone could wish for. My life in the Service has been full of excitement, opportunities as well as challenges.  The opportunities I had to be trained as a pilot and to have flown to all the continents of the world as well as working in various capacities with some of the best and most patriotic members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, are memories that I will always cherish for the rest of my life. As an Instructor Pilot, I had the awesome privilege of contributing to the production of numerous pilots for the Nigerian Air Force, some of whom are today occupying very important positions in the Nigerian military.  Also, the opportunity I had to serve as a Directing Staff and ultimately as the Director National Military Strategy in the National Defence College, afforded me the opportunity to contribute to the development of strategic leaders for the Nigerian Armed Forces. Furthermore, the opportunities I had to serve as Chief of the Air Staff and Chief of Defence Staff have exposed me to the challenges of managing a national institution like the military, in a very complex society like Nigeria where divergent interests coupled with political, religious and tribal affiliations often conflict with national interest. Despite the challenges however, we remained focused to the tasks at hand, as a result of which we were able to record some modest achievements.

4.    On assumption of office as the 18th Chief of the Air Staff, I determined to consolidate on the achievements of my predecessors in office, while taking steps to advance the Service beyond where I met it. Accordingly, I re-appraised the management procedures of the Service and re-focused it to exploit the innovative potentials of the highly trained personnel of the Nigerian Air Force, towards ensuring some level of self- sufficiency.  We laid emphasis on home-grown initiatives and innovative technology in order to ensure that the Service gradually reduced its dependence on foreign supplies of critically needed tools and equipment.  The emphasis on home-grown initiatives for self-reliance was borne out of the challenges we did encounter, of total dependence on foreign partners to meet our critical defence requirements. There is no gain saying the fact that no nation can exercise freedom of action in meeting its security aspirations while totally dependent on foreign sources of supply for its arms and equipment.  Therefore, we looked inwards to harness available human capital towards kick-starting our march to self-reliance. In that regard, we mobilised some of the officers with Masters degrees and Phds in various fields of aerospace vehicle design, avionics and armament specialisations from the Cranfield University in the UK and formed them into the Optimising Local Engineering (OLE) Teams 1 and 2. The teams were tasked to focus on developing an indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) as well as finding workable local solutions to the various challenges the Service had with respect to weapons systems and munitions that were incompatible with some of the platforms we were operating. The highpoint of these home-grown initiatives was the production of the GULMA 1 UAV, which was unveiled by former President Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR.  Additionally, we embarked upon the local training of UAV pilots, which saved the nation huge resources that would have been spent were they to be trained overseas. I am particularly proud to state at this juncture, that the UAV pilots we trained are currently the ones flying the Nigerian Air Force UAV’s in the ongoing war against terror in the North East.  Also, our team of armament engineers were able to locally fabricate certain aircraft components in addition to adapting hitherto abandoned rockets for use on some of our platforms.  These modest efforts helped to save the nation huge funds that would have been spent to buy the components and munitions overseas. In addition, aggressive R&D efforts were embarked upon in all NAF units, where personnel were given opportunities to showcase their talents.  The culminating point of our R&D efforts was the first NAF R&D exhibition, which was held in the NAF Base Abuja and drew participants from many universities and research institutes in the country. Furthermore, the NAF signed MOUs with 12 Nigerian universities and research institutes, to give impetus to the Services R&D efforts.

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5.    In areas of Human resource development, we embarked on aggressive training innovations to produce highly skilled technical personnel and pilots to ensure operational effectiveness of the Service.  A major challenge we inherited in the area of human resource development, was the huge pilot generational gap that existed as a result of the lack of pilots among the members of five Nigerian Defence Academy courses some of whom were already Sqn Ldrs and Wg Cdrs.  Faced with this challenge, I projected into the future and found out to our dismay that the NAF was going to be faced with problems of deploying these categories of officers to key leadership positions which have been designated for pilots by establishment.  In other to solve this problem, I approved the training of some of the officers who had been carefully screened and selected.  As it is with such decisions, I faced lots of oppositions.  However I remained undaunted and today, most of these officers have completed pilot training and are deployed to some of our flying units.  That singular determination to aggressively pursue the training of pilots has solved the problem of generational gap for pilots in the Nigerian Air Force.

6.    As Chief of Air Staff, fleet enhancement and infrastructural development were key drivers of my vision.  Accordingly, we laid emphasis on aggressive fleet maintenance of particularly the MI-35 attack helicopters and Alpha-jet airplanes that formed the backbone of our attack capability in the war against terror.  We devoted huge resources to reactivate and maintain this fleet of planes, such that even with the losses we had due to enemy action, we were still able to conduct air operations in support of the army unhindered.  Furthermore, we embarked upon and completed various projects in all our operational units.  Among other things, we constructed a befitting hangar for the NAF at Yola airport, in addition to constructing link roads which connected the hangar/apron with the runway.  We also constructed weapons storage facilities, crew room for pilots and technicians, various categories of accommodation for officers and men as well as the Air Force Comprehensive School, Yola.  The aggressive development of infrastructure at the 75 Strike Group in Yola during my tenure as CAS, restored life to a base that was literally comatose before I took over, to one that it is today, the hub of all NAF operations in the war against terror.  Other NAF units were also not left out in our drive to improve infrastructure in the NAF.  We continued from where my predecessor left, by building aircraft shelters and storage facilities in many of our operational units, while various categories of accommodation for officers and men, as well as worship centres were built.  Overall, our modest achievements helped to reposition the NAF for better service delivery.

7.    On assumption of duty as the CDS on 4 Feb 2014, I envisioned a Defence Headquarters that would ensure effective co-ordination of the Armed Forces ofNigeria, in order to meet the security aspirations of a united democratic Nigeria.  This became necessary in view of my desire to galvanise the entire Armed Forces of Nigeria in support of Operation ZAMAN LAFIYA, which was, and still is mainly an army operation.  Accordingly, we set to work, and with the excellent co-operation I received from the Service Chiefs and Heads of other security and Para-military organisations, we were able to record some notable successes.

8. Notwithstanding the modest successes we recorded in the fight against terror, I must say that the task of    co-ordinating the military and other security agencies in the fight against the insurgents is perhaps the most complex and challenging assignment I have had in my over 38 years in Service.  For the first time, I was head of a military that lacked the relevant equipment and motivation to fight an enemy that was invisible and  embedded with the local populace. Added to this, was the exploitation of a serious national security issue by a section of the press and the political class to gain political mileage. Furthermore, the activities of fifth columnists in the military and other security agencies who leaked operational plans and other sensitive military information to the terrorist, combined to make the fight against the insurgents particularly difficult. The activities of these unpatriotic members of the military not only blunted the effectiveness of the fight, but also led to the needless deaths of numerous officers and men who unwittingly fell into ambushes prepared by terrorists who had advance warnings of the approach of such troops. The decision by certain countries to deny us weapons to prosecute the war also added to the challenges we faced.

9. Despite these challenges, I am glad to note that a lot was achieved during our time in the fight against terror. The achievements recorded are largely due to the commitment, patriotism and fighting spirit of our men and women in uniform who saw the fight against terror as a task that must be accomplished no matter the odds and inspite of the campaign of calumny against the military by a section of the media with their foreign collaborators. The support of our teeming populace who have continued to stand behind their military has been quite encouraging. Also, our true friends who stood by us in our time of need and provided us the weapons we are now using to conduct the operations will always have a special place in our hearts. I must also mention the support and co-operation we have continued to enjoy from our neighbouring countries, which have enabled us to present a united front against a common enemy. The great support we have continued to receive and the determination of our patriotic troops to defeat this enemy of our nation, has not only helped us to remain focused, but to also embark on other projects for the armed forces.

10.  In the area of infrastructural development, I am happy to state that we were able to record some achievements.  On a routine tour of DHQ complex on assumption of duty, I observed that the working condition in most of the offices left much to be desired.  Accordingly, I embarked on the construction of the DHQ extension complex, to include a befitting Joint Operations Room, a conference hall, the CDS office, offices for other categories of officers as well as a Pent House where important visitors to the DHQ are received by the CDS.  I am happy to note that the extension block has been successfully completed, furnished and fully in use.

11.  A major challenge we faced during my tenure was the negative media coverage of the activities of the Armed Forces in the ongoing war against terror in the North East.  We therefore resolved to have a medium through which we can tell our own side of the story in an objective and accurate manner.  This gave birth to the establishment of the Armed Forces Radio, broadcasting on 107.7 FM from the Mogadishu Cantonment.  Also we were able to complete and commission the Armed Forces DNA Laboratory in Mogadishu Cantonment.

12.  As part of our efforts to reposition the Armed Forces of Nigeria to better exploit science and technology for enhanced operational effectiveness, we established the Defence Space Agency and appointed a Chief of Defence Space Agency to oversee and co-ordinate the activities of the Agency.  I am happy to state that the agency has since commenced work and recorded some progress in its activities.  However, because of the classified nature of the activities of the Defence Space Agency, I am not at liberty to reveal some of their achievement.  These modest achievements are in addition to over thirty other projects we have initiated and completed that time will not allow me to enumerate.

13.  All these achievements would not have been possible without the effective support of His Excellency, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR, the former president and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria who appointed me first as the 18th CAS and thereafter as the 15th CDS. I therefore use this opportunity to deeply appreciate him for the privilege to have served my country in these capacities. Furthermore, I want to thank President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR for the opportunity given me to serve under him for at least 6 weeks and his dogged determination to    re-equip and reposition the AFN to enable it perform its constitutional role of effectively defending Nigeria’s territory.  

14.  This address will not be complete without a special mention of the excellent working relationship I had with my team, the immediate past Service Chiefs. I therefore thank them for making my job as CDS very easy by virtue of their co-operation.  I must not also forget all the officers, soldiers, ratings, airmen/airwomen and civilian staff that I worked with in various areas. Thank you for all your support and co-operation.

15.  To my dear wife, Mrs Mary Iyah Badeh, children and family members, I say thank you for standing by me through the joys and pains of my service to our country.  You provided a refuge of safety in the midst of very turbulent times.

16.  Above all, I deeply appreciate the Almighty God who helped me, guided me and protected me throughout my career.  If it had not been the Almighty God who was on my side, I wonder where I would have been today.

17.  As I finally disengage, I have this final message for my country men/women and the Armed Forces of Nigeria.  I want to state emphatically that no nation can achieve its full security potentials by totally depending on other nations for its defence needs.  The lessons of the civil war and the ongoing war against terror where certain countries frustrated our attempts to procure much needed weapons are very instructive.  Again, as I have always said, when a nation is at war, it is not the military alone that is at war, it is the entire nation. Accordingly, every segment of society must see itself contributing to the overall war effort, by presenting a united front against a common enemy. Therefore, I appeal to the relevant agencies of government to mobilise the huge human and material resources we have in this country towards the development of a vibrant Defence Industrial Complex that would contribute to meeting our critical arms and equipment needs. This is crucial if we must reduce our total dependence on foreign sources of supply for critically needed arms.

 That is the only way we can retain our dignity as a nation in order to have freedom of action in international affairs.

18. Permit me to also add here, that nation’s militaries are equipped and trained in peace time, for the conflicts they expect to confront in the future. Unfortunately that has not been our experience as a nation. Over the years, the military was neglected and underequipped to ensure the survival of certain regimes, while other regimes, based on advice from some foreign nations, deliberately reduced the size of the military and underfunded it. Unfortunately, our past leaders accepted such recommendations without appreciating our peculiarities as a third world military, which does not have the technological advantage that could serve as force multipliers and compensate for reduced strength. Accordingly when faced with the crises in the North East and other parts of the country, the military was overstretched and had to embark on emergency recruitments and trainings, which were not adequate to prepare troops for the kind of situation we found ourselves in. It is important therefore for the government to decide on the kind of military force it needs, by carrying out a comprehensive review of the nation’s military force structure to determine the size, capability and equipment holding required to effectively defend the nation and provide needed security. This is based on the fact that without security, there cannot be sustainable development. The huge cost that would be required to rebuild the North East and other trouble spots in the country could have been avoided if the military had been adequately equipped and prepared to contain the on going insurgency before it escalated to where it is today.

19.  As I conclude, I want to leave the current leadership and the entire members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria with my very best wishes. Thank you all and God bless.



A Boko Haram member going to an unknown destination in Borno to detonate a bomb had a rather fortunate accident and died on the way. The man who had disguised a a woman was with another young girl on a mission to use the explosives with them.


 They both died immediately and security forces are getting their remains, and also disarming the bomb.


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Borno state is the centre of most of the major attacks by Boko Haram members, and just as like many others that believed the religious scholars and leaders can change the heart of the sect away from what they had told themselves, Governor Shetima of the terrorist-torn state have said Islamic scholars will not speak against the sect because of lack of security.


The notable scholars have all gone mute on the issue of Boko Haram because Boko Haram have killed their colleagues who had done so in the past. The governor said :

Changing the ideology of the Boko Haram will require intellectual roles by leading Islamic scholars with mass appeal.It is most disturbing to note that today in northern Nigeria, there is no single Islamic scholar that preaches against the Boko Haram ideology and the reason is because everyone is afraid.

Leading scholars like Sheikh Jaafar Mahmud Adam and Sheikh Albani Zaria who vehemently preached against the ideology have been killed.In Maiduguri, scholars like Sheikh Ibrahim Gomari, Malam Bashir Gomari and over 30 different scholars who were opposed to the Boko Haram ideology have all been killed.

Today, the only group in the north that can speak against the sect are holders of public offices who have security men surrounding them.It is hugely important for us to identify Islamic scholars with the intellectual depth and mass followers to change the Boko Haram narrative so that we can save young souls from listening to the sect.

We must support these scholars and provide them with maximum security for not only them but their families as much as public office holders are adequately protected.These scholars will be performing very important national security assignments that are as important as those of any public office holder, no matter how highly placed,” Shettima said in his prepared paper that was delivered by his Deputy, Zannah Umar Mustapha.

The governor also blamed the leader of the country, including himself for not fighting against the insurgency at an early stage. He also said Nigerian Journalist have also helped boost the ego of the terrorist unknowingly, he said :

We all have roles to play in addressing the insurgency because we all contributed in the making whether by indifference, by directly fueling it, by failing to address it or by standing in the ways of those who make efforts to address the problems. No active group is free from blame, from those of us who are political actors to even journalists.

In exercising its freedom of expression and sharing of information, the media has had running battles with those in position of authority; security agencies in particular.
Oftentimes, security agencies devise strategies aimed at fighting insurgents but these strategies end up being disclosed by the media and as a result, these steps are killed by these media reports despite enormous human and material resources that might have been put in by security agencies over time.

In some cases, deployments made to haunt insurgents get reported, thus giving insurgents clues about number of boots coming after them, sometimes including telling the world the routes being taken by troops. Insurgents in turn prepare to ambush troops. Apart from these instances, certain avoidable reports give undue superiority to Boko Haram, which boost their confidence. In fact, disorganised commanders of Boko Haram rely on the media to reach their fighters.

I remember with serious concerns, how a particular media house reported in April, 2015, that leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau was calling on his followers to continue fighting and not to relent in their struggles. A national and otherwise respected media house reported this.

I also remember how another media house reported someone calling himself a soldier, alleging that Nigerian troops were behind Boko Haram attacks and I was wondering how unreasonable it was for someone to declare that his only eyes with which he sees are rotten, when the alternative to those eyes, is simply blindness. What do we do if we are made to believe that those who are our only hope are those killing us? That would be a hopeless situation.

These instances however, are not to say that the media hasn’t helped in the fight against Boko Haram. The media has done far more positive things than posing some challenges. Journalists even sacrificed their lives in an attempt to expose activities of insurgents. The media remains a hero in the fight against insurgency.

Perhaps, even on the challenges posed by the media in exposing security strategies, I think the problem has largely been refusal to take the media into confidence. The worst mistake one in authority can make is to disregard or underrate the capacity of a journalist to know what the man in authority tries to hide. So long as you want to hide, the journalist wants to expose. For me, the best approach is to take a journalist into confidence by treating him or her as a partner rather than an opponent.

I therefore respectfully suggest that the incoming President and National Executives of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) consider the need to establish a National Standing Committee on Strategic Media and Security Co-operation under the co-chairmanship of the NUJ President and may be the National Security Adviser or any appropriate official with President of the editors guild to serve as Secretary.


The new Nigeria Chief of Army staff, Tukur Buratai has sent a message to Boko Haram militants that they will be forced to accept peace and their madness in the country is now on a countdown. The new chief of Army staff said that he is ready to go ahead and lead his men in fighting insurgency in Borno state, he said he will lead them to the den and caves of the terrorist group and bring them out from their den.

Buratai also changed the name of the operation in fighting the insurgent from "Operation Zaman Lafiya” to “Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole”, which means that ‘the quest for peace becomes a must’.


Mr Buratai was received on Sunday afternoon, and was received by the  Borno State Deputy Governor, Zannah Mustapha. The duo later then visited the 103 Battalion of the 7 Division, Maiduguri in Konduga Town, where they praised the gallant Nigerian army for their effort in curbing the terrorist group disturbing the peace of the nation.

In his speech, Tukur Buratai said :

The ongoing activities of Boko Haram is assuming an alarming dimensions in Borno state and other parts of the north east,We will not tolerate the killing of citizens and destruction of property; in as much as we urge you (troops) to adhere strictly to human rights abuses, the time to crush Hoko Haram and other criminal activities in this country is now or never.

As Chief of Army Staff, I will be actively involved in this ‘Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole’ to end the madness of Boko Haram if I will have your collective maximum support and cooperation.

My doors will always remain open to all of you for constructive criticism and advice towards restoration of peace in this part of the country.

Therefore, we are here to identify with you and to officially inform you that as from today henceforth, we have changed our Operational Code from ‘Operation Zaman Lafiya’ to ‘Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole’.


Femi Fani-Kayode, the director of media and publicity of Goodluck Jonathan/Sambo campaign has written recently on his Facebook account about the recent happenings in Nigeria. Femi said that Nigerians will be deceiving themselves if they believe that the current person of General Muhammadu Buhari is here to curb the terrorism menace of the North-East part of the country, he said that the president has always been defending the terrorist group, and also share their views, and now that he is in power, he is definitely going to give them a free hand to operate.


  From left, Femi Fani Kayode, President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Femi Fani-Kayode said that he was not really surprised at the recent bombings happening in different parts of the country by Boko-Haram and their newly found barbarity, courage and zeal. He said that military checkpoints have been removed from Nigerian roads, therefore, Nigerians should not be surprised.

He also said that over 182 arrested Boko Haram members were freed by the order from the presidency, and that whether people like it or not, Boko Haram have strong friends and allies who are ruling the affairs of the nation.


He said that a lot of things will happen in the few months that Nigerians won't believe as situation are only unfolding as time goes on. He said that though they had warned the Nigerian people, but they wanted "Change" so therefore must live with the consequences of their actions.

Femi Fani-Kayode also writes about the recent political appointment in the country, as the president have only been appointing people from the Northern part of the country. He said that the ethnic agenda of the current government should leave nobody in doubt on who really owns the country, and who the slaves are.

Tinubu followers can now see his destruction and demystification by his trusted allies in the APC, and it is surprising to see Tinubu followers crying foul over that, they should have seen the Northern conspiracy as we warned them but they never yielded to our advice.



10 people dead and more than 30 injured after a suicide bomber hit Wagir, Gujba local government area of Yobe State. According to an eye-witness account, he said the suicide bomber was a female and not more than 12 years old.


The eyewitness, Mallam Jubril, who also help the injured to the Sani Abacha hospital, Damaturu said that he counted at least 10 dead and 30 others were injured. The bomber hit the market when the market was really crowded.

The suicide bombing and killing of Nigerians is being carried out by the deadly Boko Haram sect who had been operating in the Northern Eastern part of Nigeria for more than 6 years.



The counterterrorism officials and other experts who had been covering West Africa had confirmed that the battle between the Nigerian Army and Boko Haram is being won by the terrorist sect, Boko Haram. After a lot of the joint task force of the Nigerian-Chadian forces of driving the Boko Haram members away and retaking all villages that had been acquired by the sect, Boko Haram has got back again and gradually winning some of the villages back.


On Wednesday, 60 people were killed after a sack of bombs went off in Bauchi, Nigeria.Also Boko Haram attacked a police academy in the Chad capital city, N'Djamena, killing dozens of police officers and recruits.The sect had also killed a lot of police officers in the city of Maiduguri in recent attacks.

John Campbell, the Ralph Bunche Center director at the Council on Foreign Relations and a former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria in a statement said : 

You can quibble on this and that, but yes, they are winning

Also a US Counterterrorism official said the tactics of the involves moving out of the forest to the countryside and attacking villages, but whenever they are confronted in the villages, they move out to Maiduguri and carry out bombings. The CT official said:

  There have been successes.But it's whack-a-mole

Nigeria and its neigbouring countries, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Benin have been trying to form a 8,700 fighting force to attack Boko Haram members, but are yet to have a command centre, even though they receive intelligence from USA and France.

The Boko Haram group tried to gain more ground after it pledges allegiance to the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria, and have referred to itself as "Islamic State, West Africa Province". 

Director of the Atlantic Council's Africa Center,J. Peter Pham, said that there is no evidence of ISIS helping Boko Haram at the moment, but what happened is just for production help on social media.

What I have seen is increasing sophistication in confronting Nigerian forces.In attacks on Nigerian forces, it's always been see-saw battles for control. What's interesting is that tactics have changed.Now, however,Before, the Nigerians would flee and Boko Haram would advance. That's still ongoing,Now, however, Boko Haram is attacking on two of three sides and will put the bulk of their forces on the escape route and the Nigerians are getting ambushed. That's a military revolution.

Counterterrorism officials said Boko Haram is showing more nimbleness. The attack in Chad killing police officers in the country capital city of  N'Djamena, is a bold move by the sect. In a long war, none of the Joint-task(Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Benin) force have the troops to sustain a long term fight.

Whether the Nigeria military is up to the task of handling Boko Haram or not will be seen in few months as the country watch the new elected former military dictator, General Muhammadu Buhari takes over power from the former government of Goodluck Jonathan, whom Nigerians have tagged incompetent or clueless about the war on Boko Haram.

Boko Haram, which means "Western education is a sin" are of the intention of recreating the pre-colonial Islamic Emirate of Borno, and need pieces of Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon who were part of the pre-colonial emirates, how possible will they do this as the land mass is close to 10,000 square miles.