Sep 17th, 2012
NIGERIAN soldiers have shot dead a suspected media spokesman for Islamist militant group Boko Haram and another high-ranking member, a military official and a security source say. Troops involved in the operation on the outskirts of the city of Kano on Monday said one of those killed was suspected to...
Feb 4th, 2012
Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist group, has denied government reports that its spokesman was arrested, but confirmed another senior member of the faction was detained instead. In a phone conference with journalists in the northeastern city of Maiduguri on Thursday, Boko Haram said that Abu Dardaa, t...
Nov 24th, 2011
Kano – A purported spokesperson for Islamist sect Boko Haram claimed on Thursday that the group, blamed for attacks including the suicide bombing of UN headquarters in Nigeria, has links with al-Qaeda. “It is true we have links with al-Qaeda,” the man identifying himself as Abul Qaq...