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VIDEO: The Suicide Bomb Attack On St. Rita’s Catholic Church Kaduna -AlJazeera

Goodluck Jonathan, Nigerian president, has condemned an attack on a church in northern Nigeria, and has vowed to crush terrorists in his country. At least eight people were killed when a suicide bomber drove a car filled with explosives into the church packed with Sunday worshippers.

Two two more people died later in reprisal attacks. Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan reports.


Boko Haram Member’s Mission To Blow Up Arik Air Plane With Passengers In Abuja Today Fails?!

Over an hour ago, we got word from sources that a Boko Haram member was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Abuja after his attempt to blow up an Arik Air plane from Maiduguri failed. Stories had it that he had told all the flight passengers to say their last prayers and that his main target were the foreigners on the plane. Unfortunately for him, the bomb somehow didn’t go off as planned.

Yet Minister of Avaiation Stella Oduah Says there;s no truth in that.. Read here tweets… Read the rest of this entry

US Army general nominated to counter terrorism in Nigeria

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday nominated a former senior commander in Afghanistan as the new head of the military’s Africa Command, which oversees US security efforts on the continent.

The change in leadership comes amid growing concerns over Al-Qaeda’s affiliates in the region, particularly in Mali and Nigeria and a deadly attack on a US consulate in Libya linked to Islamist extremists.

Panetta said General David Rodriguez, who served as the deputy American commander in Afghanistan and helped plan the “surge” of additional troops in the war, was well-suited to the post. Read the rest of this entry

30 People Killed As Muslim Herdsmen Attack Christian Village In Benue State

Nomadic Muslim herdsmen attacked a Christian village in central Nigeria over long-running land disputes, killing at least 30 people in their latest assault, police said Wednesday.

The attack in Benue state comes as a bomb exploded Wednesday in northeast Nigeria, apparently killing a police officer and sparking reprisal attacks by the military in the region, residents said. Read the rest of this entry

Must Read!!! Five Things I Learnt From The Aluu Debacle – The Purist


I still feel very angry, depressed and largely pessimistic about this country when I think about how those 4 boys were ruthlessly murdered. I have been hoping for justice for past 6 days, but knowing how my country operates, that’s the best I can probably do – Hope. Nonetheless, I learnt a few things from the whole debacle.

(1) As obvious as it sounds, the Aluu incidence only confirmed that it is very difficult for most people to think clearly when emotions are running high. The Aluu savages were guilty of this, and sadly, many not-so-different supposedly educated and enlightened Nairalanders are equally guilty of this.
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Gunmen Kill At Least 20 People Leaving A Mosque In Birnin Gwari, Kaduna

Unidentified gunmen today invaded Dogon Daji community in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state killing at least twenty villagers including those who were leaving a mosque after morning prayers.

The gunmen carried out the brazen attack in the early hours of the day after embarking on a house to house search and shooting and killing people indiscriminately.

Some of their victims were also stabbed to death by the marauders.  Read the rest of this entry

Photo: Masaccred Mubi Students (viewers Discretion Strongly Advised)

Since news of the October 1 overnight attack on Federal Polytechnic, Mubi in Adamawa State, in Northern Nigeria broke out, the same questions ring out: Who are the men who perpetrated the act? For which reason? What will the government do to secure the lives of Nigerians? And, how soon will these victims and thousands of their family members who have been thrown into endless trauma get justice? Read the rest of this entry

BREAKING NEWS!!! At Least 20 Students Killed By Unknown Gunmen In Fed Poly

At least 20 students have been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Mubi, north-eastern Nigeria, a police source has told the BBC.
The attack happened at a student hostel away from the Federal Polytechnic Mubi campus, the source said.
A lecturer told the BBC that more than 40 students had been killed but there has been no official comment.
The reported killing comes days after a major operation against the Boko Haram militant group in the town. Read the rest of this entry

President Goodluck Jonathan’s Speech At The UN General Assembly

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan yesterday in New York, United States (U.S.) gave a run down of the steps his administration had taken to win the war against terrorism.

He also condemned what he described as the deliberate denigration of the religious beliefs of others and counselled that freedom of expression should not be taken as a licence for actions, which could lead to violence and disorder in any part of the world.

According to the President, his administration was not helpless in tackling the insecurity caused by the activities of the Boko Haram sect. Read the rest of this entry

Top Boko Haram Commanders And Spokesman “Abu Qaqa” Arrested In Kano

Boko Haram leader-Abubakar Shekau

Security operatives carried out a successful raid against the sect’s leaders in Kano.

In what appeared to be a significant victory by Nigerian security operatives against the Boko Haram militant group, top commanders of the sect were arrested on Sunday.

Sources in the State Security Service, SSS, say Abu Qaqa, the sect’s spokesman and other top commanders were arrested when the Kano State Joint Task Force, JTF, carried out a sweeping raid on the sect’s hide-outs in Kano.

The Kano JTF has confirmed the raid and the arrests but could not confirm the identity of the arrested Boko-Haram leaders. Read the rest of this entry

Al-Qaeda plots attacks on African countries


As the country struggles to curb the violent activities of the Islamic fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram, international intelligence agencies have uncovered plans by al-Qaeda, to launch fresh attacks on Nigeria, Ghana and two other African countries. Al-Qaeda, which was founded by the late Osama bin Laden, has launched attacks all over the world.

Investigations authoritatively showed that the targeted countries were receiving help from Western nations on how to prevent the onslaught, according to the Punch. Read the rest of this entry

President Jonathan’s Delegation To Brazil Is World’s Largest, At 116!

Suicide bomber blown to pieces by own bomb

Boko Haram promises bloodier days; recruits over 500 suicide bombers

Jonathan on Brazil things as Kaduna, Yobe remains a ghost town

JOKER??? Jonathan Declares State Of Emergency In 7 Northern States; Jets To Brazil

Boko Haram ‘Likely’ to attack Lagos & Ibadan in next few weeks, Pan Yoruba group warns

Bomb blasts and gun battle reported in Damaturu, Yobe State

Breaking News: Bomb Blast Rocks Port-Harcourt Nigeria

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This morning a car loaded with exploive was detonated at Rumuokoro round-about in Port-harcourt. The blast rocked the area,witnesses say one casualty has been confirmed . And no ‘sect’ has claimed responsibility yet. Stay tunned for details……..Note the pic above is not the blast.

News reaching us  says two persons are believed to have died.

Information is still scanty about the nature of the blast, the number of injured persons and number of properties destroyed will be updated soon.

JTF arrests yoruba man said to be Boko Haram commander

The Joint Military Task Force (JTF) has arrested a Yoruba
man, Suleiman Mohammed, who hails from Ogbomosho, Oyo
State and is allegedly operational Commander of the Boko
Haram sect in Kano.
According to THEWILL, an online publication, Mohammed was
detained on Friday alongside his wife and five children after
a raid at Farawa Babbanlayi where the military found
sophisticated weaponry. He has since been flown to Abuja.
Kano State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, who
confirmed the arrest of the sect leader said no shot was
fired during the raid, adding that 1000 rounds of
ammunitions, 10 crates of IEDs, a riffle and 3 pistols were
seized from him.
“The arrest came after a tip off from the public; and
security agencies successfully arrested the top sect leader,
whom we believe to be the operational commander of the
sect in the state,” he said.
Idris further stated that Suleiman is likely to be the person
behind the series of organised deadly attacks in the state,
particularly, the attack on Christian worshippers inside the
BUK campus and the targeted killings of innocent persons in
the state.

Source: Naijapals

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