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Nigerian Army General, 3 Others Killed In Encounter With ISWAP Terrorists In Borno —Official |The Republican News

■The Army also said its troops of the Joint Task Force, North East Operation HADIN KAI succeeded in neutralising several Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the encounter.

By Nasir Ayitogo 

A brigadier general, Dzarma Zirkusu, and three other officers of the Nigerian Army have been killed in an encounter with terrorists in Borno State.

Army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

Mr Nwachukwu, a brigadier general, said the incident occurred in Askira Uba Local Government Area of the state.

The statement also said troops of the Joint Task Force, North East Operation HADIN KAI succeeded in neutralising several Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the process.

The sad development comes amidst fresh attacks by terrorists in the North-east region.

ISIS Mercenaries Arrive In Nigeria In Plan To Attack Three Communities In Borno —Report |The Republican News

The army recently said it had recorded many successes against the dreaded terrorists. This includes the massive defection of Boko Haram terrorists.

At the time the statement was released, the army said its air components had inflicted heavy equipment and human casualties on the terrorists.

Read the army’s full statement below.

OPERATION HADIN KAI:TROOPS NEUTRALIZE SEVERAL ISWAP TERRORISTS DESTROY, EQUIPMENT IN ASKIRA UBA ENCOUNTER
Troops of Joint Task Force, North East Operation HADIN KAI have neutralized several Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists during a recent encounter in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State. In the fierce encounter which is still raging as of the time of filing this report, troops supported by the Air Component of OPHK have deployed five A – Jet, two A-29, two Dragon combat vehicles and nine Gun Trucks.

Sadly, a gallant senior officer Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu and three soldiers paid the supreme sacrifice in a very rare display of gallantry as they provided reinforcement in a counter offensive against the terrorists, and successfully defended the location. The family of the senior officer and soldiers have been contacted.

The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya deeply commiserates with the families and relations of the fallen heroes. He has also directed that the troops continue in the ferocious counter offensive and hot pursuit to eliminate the remnant of the fleeing terrorists.

ONYEMA NWACHUKWU
Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations
13 November 2021

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ISIS Mercenaries Arrive In Nigeria In Plan To Attack Three Communities In Borno —Report |The Republican News

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According to Eons Intelligence, over 200 terrorists have already arrived in Nigeria from Libya and Syria and are currently in the Sabon Tumbu axis of the state.

Militants under the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are planning to attack three communities in Borno State, a report has said.

According to Eons Intelligence, over 200 terrorists have already arrived in Nigeria from Libya and Syria and are currently in the Sabon Tumbu axis of the state.

The sources confirmed their arrival at Sabon Tumbu, saying the mercenaries were seen observing Jumaat prayers on Friday at Sabon Tumbu.

They will be providing logistic support to the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) militants to attack Baga, Malam Fatori and Marte communities in Borno State anytime soon, the report noted.

Their arrival coincided with the installation of Sani Shuwaram as the new ISWAP leader (Wali). He succeeds Malam Bako.

Sani Shuwaram

Bako was killed while leading the sect in acting capacity after the death of Abu Musab Al-Barnawi.

Al-Barnawi, son of the late Boko Haram founder Mohammed Yusuf, was eliminated during a battle with security forces.

The planned offensives are said to be part of a grand plan by ISIS to take over some identified strong holds in the region.

Islamic State is ISWAP’s local affiliate, to further its expansionist agenda in the region.

As part of counter-terrorism efforts, the Nigerian government has since approved extra assets to boost North East Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK). (Sahara Reporters)

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Boko Haram, ISWAP Form Alliance After Shekau’s Death, Plan Jihad |The Republican News

By Wale Odunsi

Top commanders of Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) has agreed to work together in a jihad following a recent peace pact between the two groups.

The negotiation occurred one month after Abubakar Shekau, former Boko Haram blew up himself during a violent confrontation with ISWAP.

The terrorists united in a 13-minute video obtained by PRNigeria.

They placed their hands atop one another while making friendly comments.

They pledged allegiance to Aba Ibrahim Al-Hashimiyil Khuraishi, who was unanimously ordained as ‘Khalifan Muslimai’ (The Leader of all Muslims).

Four commanders from Boko Haram and ISWAP announced their loyalty. They spoke in Arabic, Hausa, English and Fulfulde.

One of them, in his remarks, confirmed Nigeria intelligence services played a major role in creating divisions in their camps.

Another thanked Khuraishi for the pact and said members of the sects should be happy about the reunion.

An ISWAP fighter, with a rifle on his neck, declared: “What is left now is Jihad. We will not stop fighting the unbelievers. All the disbelievers have entered trouble.” (Daily Post)

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Exclusive: Anonymous Int’l Warned About Death Of Attahiru In Feb, Says Buratai Is Part Of Boko Haram Would Try To Kill Him If…|RN

Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru

By The Republican News

In February, Anonymous International, a world acclaimed hackers did warn the new Chief Of Army Staff that the departing Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai is not happy that he is leaving because he a major leader of Boko Haram and would do anything to eliminate anyone who works against their agenda.

UPDATED: New Nigeria’s Chief Of Army, Ibrahim Attahiru Killed In Plane Crash |The Republican News

In what first seemed like a joke, though Anonymous International are never known for a joke because they can hack into any system around the world and extract classified information of interest and make them public, they warned the new Chief of Army Staff to watch his back because they will kill him if refuses to follow the order in line with their agenda. They warned him to watch what he eats, drinks, and others.

Just yesterday, the new COAS Gen. Attahiru died with 11 others in a fatal plane crash in Kaduna in what many now view as suspicious.

In Anonymous International site 12hrs ago after the death of Attahiru and others they had this to say: “All linked to the Agenda. Some Nigerians claims it’s a mere coincidence! All Anonymous says and all happening according to plan though coincidences some said. They discredit our exposition and tag them to coincidence”

By Oct1 2022, it shall be a repeat of another Coincidence. (That is if there’s a Nigeria then), Anonymous wrote. This is another hint of another major event that would take place in 1st October 2022 but they are not detailed in what would happen but said, if there is still Nigeria then.

Anonymous International claimed that the former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai is a major leader of Boko Haram and the new Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru is known to be against the agenda to support deadly Islamic terrorist group so, Anonymous warned that he will be killed in active service if he ever fails to take orders in line with Boko Haram terrorists support.

Screenshot of Anonymous International post

So, the question is, what is going on in Nigeria and is this why several years of wasted trillions of Naira Boko Haram has not been defeated but growing from strength to strength and gaining grounds. What is the plan of these people about Nigeria?

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Nigeria Not Yet Overwhelmed By Civil War Because Of Peaceful Tenets Of Christianity —Bishop Matthew Kukah

Bishop Matthew Kukah

“The only difference between the Federal Government and Boko Haram is that Boko Haram is holding a bomb. The Federal Government is using different methods to achieve the same goal of Islamic dominance.

They are using the levers of power to secure the supremacy of Islam which then gives more weight to the idea that it can be achieved by violence. They have created the conditions to make it possible for Boko Haram to behave the way they are behaving.

On Boxing Day 2019, ISWAP released a video beheading 10 Christians and shooting one Muslim, saying they were avenging the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghadi, Daesh, ISIS leader, and other senior Daesh members killed during a US raid in October.

The beheading of the 10 Christians followed a Christmas eve attack by Boko Haram, in which seven were killed in coldblood, adding that the United Nations estimated that over 2.2 million people have been displaced by Boko Haram’s actions between 2013 and 2015.

More than 11,000 innocent people were killed by the rampaging Islamist group. The Nigerian government, by packing key government positions with hardline Muslims, gives tacit approval to such groups.

If the people in power don’t do enough to integrate Christians, then they give oxygen to Islamism. If they have countries where everybody in power is Muslim, then you give vent to the idea that Islam should be supreme.

The western nations are not doing enough. They have shown that the resources of Africa are more important than the ordinary people.

Clearly the Western nations could have reduced the influence of Boko Haram by 80 or 90 percent. They have deliberately not done enough. The only thing preventing Nigeria from being engulfed in civil war is the peaceful tenets of Christianity”.

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Muslims Will Not Be Provoked To War With Anyone, Says Sultan Abubakar |The Republican News

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, yesterday called for continued dialogues over issues of religion in the country.

He said making public comments do not help but aggravate the issues, assuring that Muslims in the country are good people who would not be provoked to take up arms against anybody.

The Muslim leader spoke at the opening of the 34th National Qur’an Recitation Competition organized by the Musabaqah Foundation for Quranic Recitation in Nigeria/Centre for Islamic Studies, Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto in collaboration with the Muslim Community of Lagos State.

In attendance were the governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu; his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat; Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, Chairman of Police Service Commission, Musliu Smith, among others. Sultan’s remarks were coming in the wake of a recent disagreement between NSCIA and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over the United States Department of State report listing Nigeria among countries that failed religious tolerance test.

CAN had backed the US report, saying Christians are being persecuted in the country but Sultan insists nothing of such exists, stressing that not all Fulani herdsmen are Muslims and they were not after the Christians as insinuated by CAN. Speaking yesterday in Lagos, the Sultan insisted that Muslims are very good people and they would continue to work with Qur’anic injunction forbidding man’s inhumanity to man. He said while Muslims are generally good, there are bad ones as they exist in all societies, urging the government to deal with the bad ones. “And I want to assure you that no Muslim would be provoked into taking up arms against anybody based on what you have been seeing in the media particularly of recent.

These are issues we need to tackle; these are issues the various governments at all levels need to tackle by sitting down and talking to one another because making public comments don’t normally help. “They aggravate situations. And I want to assure all, everything is right with us. The Muslims in Nigeria are very good people. We will continue to do the best. But among all good people, there are also bad people and we know there are bad people among all societies.”

He stressed that the Muslim leaders would not cease to give sound advice to the leaders to do the right thing and make the country a better place. According to him, Islam is a complete way of life and Qur’an is very important to all Muslims. He said if everybody works with the injunction of the Qur’an, there would be no corruption or any form of criminalities in the society.

“We must work with the Qur’an and Insha Allah as Muslims in this country we would continue to work with the Qur’an. We would continue to uphold Qur’anic injunctions and obey our leaders who Almighty Allah has placed on us,” he said. The state governor said he was convinced that Islam is a religion of peace which encourages tolerance and harmonious coexistence among all people of different beliefs. He urged the adherents of Islam and Christianity to follow the commandments of the two Holy Books and live peacefully with one another.

He said: “As a nation engaged in the battle against extremism, this programme will, among other initiatives, promote true understanding of the religion of Islam and help make our young people less vulnerable to beliefs that are not consistent with the teachings of the religion.

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Mass Murder Of Christians By ISWAP: “Don’t Let Terrorists Divide Us” —Buhari Begs Nigerians

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians not to allow insurgents divide them along religious lines.

The president said this in reaction to the alleged killing of 10 Christians by the Islamic State (IS) in Borno state.

In a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, Buhari described the execution as evil.

He added that his administration will not lower its guards in the war against terrorism.

“I am profoundly saddened and shocked by the death of innocent hostages in the hands of remorseless, godless, callous gangs of mass murderers that have given Islam a bad name through their atrocities,” the president said.

“We should, under no circumstance, let the terrorists divide us by turning Christians against Muslims because these barbaric killers don’t represent Islam and millions of other law-abiding Muslims around the world.

“As a President, the collective security of all Nigerians is my major preoccupation and the death of an innocent Christian or Muslim distresses me.

“No true Muslim would be shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ while killing innocent people, an evil frequently condemned by the Holy Qur’an.

“These agents of darkness are enemies of our common humanity and they don’t spare any victim, whether they are Muslims or Christians, and therefore, we shouldn’t let them divide us and turn us against one another.

“The goal of these psychopaths is to cause confusion and spread distrust between Muslims and Christians, despite the fact that they aren’t representing the interest of Muslims or Islam.”

Buhari also said he will continue to intensify efforts towards strengthening international cooperation and collaboration to break the backbone of the terrorists.

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