Boko Haram Member Sends Letter Offering Dialogue
A purported senior member of Islamist militant group Boko Haram has distributed a letter requesting talks with the government, a day after a double suicide bombing blamed on the sect killed at least 11 and wounded 30 in an army barracks.
The letter was signed by Sheik Abu Mohammed Ibn Abdulazeez, a man known by local security sources to be a sect member but considered to be a moderate, reports Reuters.If the letter is genuine, it would appear to mark a change of tack for the Islamists that fits ill with a spate of violent episodes, including the bombing of the military church on Sunday. That bombing showed a degree of sophistication not seen from Boko Haram for months. Add a comment
Atiku Political Adviser to Jews 'God Does not Choose Cruel and Unjust People'.
For Bashir Yusuf, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar's Political Adviser, the Jews are not God's chosen people and he proudly announced that on his twitter profile. See tweet below. Giving an insight into what type of foreign policy to be expected if his boss were to be Nigeria's President, Bashir Yusuf came out in full support of Hamas against the Israelis. Nigerians would remember Bashir from last January when he insulted Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor on Twitter for asking Christians to defend themselves against Boko Haram attacks.
Apparently he is on the sides of the Muslim Palestinian people in the ongoing conflict between Hamas and Israel. His public stance is a preview of he type of foreign policy that awaits Nigeria should his pay master become President. Add a comment
Military base bombing in Nigeria, death toll hits 30.
KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — A hospital official says the death toll in a twin suicide bombing at a church in a major military base in Nigeria has risen to at least 30.The bombing Sunday hit Jaji, home to Nigeria's Armed Forces Command and Staff College, one of the country's most important military colleges. An official at the base's medical center said at least 45 others had been wounded in the attack. Add a comment
The national secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, over the weekend, dispelled speculations that there were political differences between President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Add a comment
Pundits have informed NaijaPundit that the recent escalation of Boko Haram attacks is as a result of the bounty placed on the leaders of the sect by the Maiduguri based Military Joint Task Force (JTF). Add a comment
Breaking News: Unknown Gunmen Attack Boko Haram Detention Facility in Abuja!
NaijaPundit has just received information that unknown gun men have attacked the Special Anti-Robbery Squad Head Quarters in Abuja which is the holding facility for terror suspects, especially members of the Boko Harama sect. The attack reportedly occurred in the early hours of today. The FCT Police Commissioner, Aderenle Shinaba, is exoected to hold a press briefing shortly to give fuller details.
It is suspected that the gun men are Boko Haram sympathizers and unconfirmed reports have it that they released a number of detainees in the facility.Add a comment
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