Staff, (Punch) - President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the Defence Headquarters to release some members of the Boko Haram sect in custody in connection with terrorist activities. Already the directive to release the detainees has been communicated to all the units of the Joint Military Task Force. Both the Presidency and the Defence Headquarters confirmed this on Tuesday.
Staff, (Nigerian Tribune) - Defence Headquarters on Monday announced arrest of 120 terrorists in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital while organising the burial of one of its commanders who was killed in an encounter on Sunday.
Madu Onuorah, (Guardian) - Nigerian troops in the North-East of the country fighting secessionist fighters led by Islamist group, Boko Haram, Sunday continued a mop-up of scenes of battle, killing 14 terrorists and capturing 20 others.
Staff, (Guardian) - Less than 24 hours after its camps were bombarded by the military, the Boko Haram Islamic sect Saturday staged a desperate, but weak, fight-back, detonating a bomb that killed two Maiduguri residents and injured two others.
Staff, (Nigerian Tribune) - MEN and machines ready for the battle against insurgents are already heading to key areas being controlled by insurgents in Borno State, particularly areas such as Marte, Bama, Kukawa, Ngala, Kalabalge and Bama local governments.
Staff, (Nigerian Tribune) - Angered by the upsurge in insurgent activities in parts of the north, President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa State with a directive to the military hierarchy to carry out more personnel deployment in the affected states.