Buhari To Depart Abuja For Chad Republic Today

Buhari To Depart Abuja For Chad Republic Today

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja today (Saturday) for N’Djamena, capital of Chad Republic, to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, CEN-SAD. Created by the Treaty of Tripoli on February 4, 1998 with six founding members, Nigeria joined the current 29-member […]

Chad withdraws troops from fight against Boko Haram

Chad withdraws troops from fight against Boko Haram

Chad has withdrawn hundreds of troops from neighbouring Niger, where they were helping local forces fight Boko Haram Islamist militants, humanitarian sources and officials said. The pull-out over the past two weeks could weaken a region-wide struggle against the militants who have killed tens of thousands of people, forced many more to flee and triggered […]

Boko Haram kills four in Chad

Boko Haram kills four in Chad

Two bomb blasts carried out by women attackers in the flashpoint area of Lake Chad on Sunday killed four people and wounded 14 others, a security source in the Chadian capital N’Djamena said. “The two women suicide bombers and two civilians died in the blast,” the source told AFP on condition of anonymity, adding that […]

3 Boko Haram terrorists killed by own bomb

3 Boko Haram terrorists killed by own bomb

Three militants of the Boko Haram group died on Tuesday when a bomb they were transporting exploded in Niger’s Far East region of Diffa, local sources said. The bomb exploded when they were about to enter Bosso town, one of the sources told newsmen, adding that the militants were planning to carry out an attack. […]

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram suspects by firing squad

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram suspects by firing squad

Chad executed 10 alleged members of Nigeria-based Islamist group, Boko Haram, by firing squad Saturday, a day after they were found guilty of a double suicide killing that left 38 people dead in the capital N’Djamena. “They were executed this morning on a shooting ground north of N’Djamena,” a judicial source told AFP. The report […]

Chad sentences 10 Boko Haram members to death

Chad sentences 10 Boko Haram members to death

At least 10 members of the Boko Haram sect have been sentenced to death in Chad as part of efforts by that country to stamp out lawlessness. The 10 were found guilty of terrorism by a court in the capital, N’Djamena, according to Reuters’ report quoting judicial sources. “They are all sentenced to death,” said […]

Suicide bomber kills three, injures three in Maiduguri

Suicide bomber kills 17 in Chad

Suicide bomber kills three, injures three in Maiduguri

A suicide bomber driving a commercial tricycle has killed three persons and injured three others on Saturday morning in Maiduguri, Borno State, witnesses have said.According to one of the witnesses, Yusuf Adamu, the explosion occurred at about 7.10am when motor parks in the town were full of activities as travelers get to join commuter buses […]

Chad bans Islamic veil after Boko Haram attacks, divides Muslims

Chad bans Islamic veil after Boko Haram attacks, divides Muslims

N’Djamena (AFP) – Chad’s decision to ban women from wearing the Islamic veil, which came two days after bloody suicide bombings hit the capital, has divided Muslims but the government defends it as part of an anti-terror strategy. “Wearing the burqa must stop immediately from today,” Prime Minister Kalzeube Pahimi Deubet told religious leaders on […]

4 Chadian soldiers, 33 Islamists killed in Boko Haram clash

4 Chadian soldiers, 33 Islamists killed in Boko Haram clash

A clash between Chad’s army and Boko Haram on a Lake Chad island has killed four soldiers and 33 Islamists, a military spokesman said Friday. “Boko Haram elements on Wednesday attacked our forces in Choua,” military spokesman Colonel Azem Bermandoa Agouna told AFP, referring to a Lake Chad island in Chadian territory. “The Chadian army […]