Govt, Boko Haram Sign Ceasefire Agreement

The government and Boko Haram have agreed to end hostilities while a top member of the group has pleaded for forgiveness from those affected by their actions.

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  • Nigeria:  Borno Youths Reject Boko Haram Ceasefire Offer

    Daily Trust, 11 July 2013

    Thousands of youths from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital and environs yesterday morning gathered at Ramat square in the metropolis rejecting the ceasefire offer by Boko Haram. read more »

  • Nigeria:  NEF, Arewa Youths, CAN Doubts Boko Haram's Ceasefire

    Vanguard, 11 July 2013

    The Northern Elders' Forum, NEF, and Arewa Youths Forum said, yesterday, that they had taken the declaration of a ceasefire by Boko Haram sect with some caution, given the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  FG - Emergency Rule Will Remain in Place Despite Boko Haram Truce

    This Day, 11 July 2013

    The state of emergency declared in the North-eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe shall remain in place until such a time the security agencies responsible for enforcing peace ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Oritsejafor Cautions FG On Boko Haram Ceasefire Agreement

    This Day, 11 July 2013

    The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has dismissed the purported ceasefire announced by members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, declaring ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram / FG Ceasefire Agreement Puzzling - Oritsejafor

    Vanguard, 10 July 2013

    The National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has hailed the sentencing of four Boko Haram members to life imprisonment by an Abuja ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Deny Responsibility for Killing of Students in Yobe - Minister

    Premium Times, 10 July 2013

    The leadership of the Boko Haram sect have, in private discussions with a presidential committee, denied being responsible for the killing of dozens of secondary school students in ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Leader, Shekau, Party to Ceasefire Deal - Presidency

    Daily Trust, 11 July 2013

    The Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of the Security Challenges in the North has said that the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, is involved in the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  U.S. Welcomes "Ceasefire Agreement" Between Nigerian Government, Boko Haram

    Premium Times, 9 July 2013

    The U.S. said it will welcome "any agreement" between Nigeria and extremist organisations to ensure peace and security of all Nigerians. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Begs for Forgiveness, Signs Ceasefire Deal

    Vanguard, 9 July 2013

    "WE are seeking forgiveness from the people over the number of people killed in the country. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Presidential Committee Reaches Ceasefire Deal With Boko Haram - - Minister

    Premium Times, 9 July 2013

    The Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Restoration of Peace in the North-East, Tanimu Turaki, has told PREMIUM TIMES his committee has reached an "understanding ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  FG Signs Ceasefire With Boko Haram

    Vanguard, 8 July 2013

    The Federal Government has announced signing of ceasefire deal with Jama'atu Ahlul Sunnah Lidda'awati wal Jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram. read more »

  • Nigeria:  40 Militants Reported Killed

    Daily Trust, 8 July 2013

    Over 40 people suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect have been killed between Saturday and yesterday, when operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF) cordoned-off Bulabulin ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  War Against Terror - UK Bans Boko Haram, Minbar Ansar-Deen

    Leadership, 9 July 2013

    The United Kingdom government has taken a step further in the global fight against terrorism by placing a ban on two extremist groups - the UK-based Minbar Ansar-Deen and ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Women Join Hunt for Boko Haram Suspects in Borno

    Daily Trust, 8 July 2013

    Many girls and women have joined the youth volunteer groups also known as "Civilian JTF" in the hunt for Boko Haram suspects in Maiduguri. read more »

  • Nigeria:  UK to Ban Boko Haram

    This Day, 9 July 2013

    The United Kingdom Government is finalising plans to designate Boko Haram, whose activities have been outlawed in Nigeria, a terrorist organisation. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Attack - Yobe Shuts All Secondary Schools

    Leadership, 8 July 2013

    As reactions continue to trail weekend's killings of 31 students and a teacher at the Government Secondary School, Mamudo, Yobe State, the State Government has shut down all ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  I Am Innocent, Says Kabiru Sokoto

    Vanguard, 8 July 2013

    Kabiru Umar, a terrorist suspect, accused of masterminding the bombing of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Niger State, on Dec. 25, 2011, opened his defence at the Federal ... read more »