Boko Haram Kills​ 10 In Fresh Adamawa Attack

No fewer than ten people were feared killed Saturday​ in a renewed attack by Boko Haram on Ajiya Wagga village in  Madagali Local Government area, northern Adamawa state. The insurgents attacked Sabongari town leading to the death of one person while six women were abducted. A fleeing resident of Ajiya Wagga, Timothy Wagra, said the insurgents struck in the middle of the night while the villagers were asleep and started shooting sporadically in the process killing many. “Many people are still in the bush as they fear another attack by the gunmen while some fled to neighbouring villages,” Mr. Wagra said. Reports say that said many villagers have sustained various degrees of injuries and are being evacuated to hospitals for proper medical attention. The council chairman Maina Ularamu also confirmed the incident. “At least ten people were killed during the attack,” he said. “The insurgents arrived the village around midnight Saturday and shot several people.” However when contacted, spokesman of the Adamawa State police command, Othman Mohammed​,​ said the police were yet ​to ​receive an official report of the incident. Source...

Egypt judge’s home targeted, 4 wounded

CAIRO: Suspected militants set off three small bombs on Sunday outside the home of an Egyptian judge who sentenced radicals to death, wounding four people and damaging the building, police said. Judge Mutaz Khafagi, who had also sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison, was in his first-floor apartment in the suburban Cairo building but was not injured in the explosions, a police official said. Khafagi had sentenced 12 men to death in August 2014 after convicting them of murdering a police general in the town of Kerdasa near Cairo during a police crackdown targeting supporters of Muhammad Mursi, the president ousted in 2013. Militants have carried out dozens of bombings across the country, often using small rudimentary devices, since Mursi’s overthrow by the army. Building security caught one of the “terrorists” who planted the bombs on Sunday after they emerged from a taxi, the police official said. The other suspect escaped and remotely detonated the bombs after a crowd of onlookers gathered outside the house, the official said. “The explosions damaged the facade of the judge’s home… and broke the windows of three cars parked outside, including the judge’s car,” the officer said. One of the four wounded civilians was taken to hospital with a neck injury and the others sustained minor wounds, a Health Ministry official said.  ...

Al-Shabaab militants kill local official in Somalia’s Mogadishu

THE deputy commissioner for Wadajir district in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu – identified as Abdifatah Barre – was killed when Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen militants opened fire on his vehicle in the capital on 6 May.   Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, saying: We killed the deputy district commissioner and we shall continue killing the enemies. This is part of our operation in Mogadishu.  ...

Ummah Welfare Trust: New homes for 35 widowed families in Somalia

Twenty years of sporadic violence, which has on occasion turned into civil war, means that Somalia’s displaced population comprises a huge number of widows and orphans. As part of its emergency relief policy, Ummah Welfare Trust prioritises widowed mothers and orphaned children. Alhamdulillah, efforts in Somalia have reflected this. The charity recently constructed new homes for 35 widowed families displaced in the Banaadir region. Homes were constructed for families living in the districts of Dayniile, Hodan, Wadji, Karan and Dharkenley. Alhamdulillah, in total, 35 widows and 161 orphaned children now have a roof over their head. Ummah Welfare Trust asks Allah to accept the donations that made this possible....

Suicide Attack Targets Nigerian Business School, Boko Haram Suspected

A gunman and suicide bomber believed to be affiliated with the jihadist terror group Boko Haram attacked northern Nigeria’s College of Administrative and Business Studies (CABS) in Potiskum on Friday, injuring several students struggling to escape the blast and bringing into question Nigerian military claims that Boko Haram’s grip on the nation’s north is loosening. Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper reports that the incident occurred in the Postikum business school in Yobe state, in the nation’s north–west of Borno state, the terror group’s stronghold. A gunman armed with an AK47 attempted to storm the gate of the school, shooting indiscriminately at those on the other side. Frustrated with his partner’s inability to break down the gate, and noticing that ammunition in the AK47 was running low, the man driving the car equipped with an improvised explosive device (IED) blew himself up.   Both the BBC and Vanguard note that no group has taken responsibility for the attack in Postikum, but the two men are believed to be Boko Haram terrorists. Boko Haram, which recently changed its name to the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), has reportedly suffered major setbacks in the past month.   The Nigerian military has flooded the dense Sambisa forest, believed to be the last major stronghold of Boko Haram terrorists, and liberated upwards of 500 girls and women who had been abducted from towns ravaged by Boko Haram over the past year. Witnesses of the rescue say the terrorists began stoning girls to death when they realized that soldiers were closing in on them and their rescue was inevitable. Several hostages died in rescue attempts.   Witnesses also say, however, that in the last days before they were...

Islamic Relief Organization distributes SR7 million to orphans in Sudan

  The International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) of Muslim World League (MWL) has distributed seven million riyals as dues for its sponsored orphans in the Republic of the Sudan, from which 11,331 male and female orphans were benefited.   During a ceremony prepared for this occasion, the officials at the Saudi Embassy in Khartoum and the orphans’ relatives have expressed appreciation to the Organization and the Saudi people for their diverse aid to the poor segment all over Sudan.   On the occasion, the IIRO Secretary General Ihsan bin Saleh Tayyip said that those allocations disbursed by the Organization for these orphans have left a major impact on the hearts of the beneficiaries, and their relatives who have confirmed that this great humanitarian edifice (IIRO) constitutes a wide presence in all parts of Sudan whereas it gives the poor and needy its various assistance and stand by them in all situations of adversity.   The International Islamic Relief Organization, Saudi Arabia (IIROSA) is a charity organization emanating from the Muslim World League (MWL) and functions internationally. It was founded following a decision adopted at the 20th session of the Constituent Council of the Muslim World League in the year 1398H (1978), and a royal approval in 1399H (1979).   The vision of IIROSA is to be a humanitarian and charity authoritative source, donors’ first choice, and to care for endowment and professional investment to implement its projects and programs of society development, via qualified human resources and strategic alliances.   Source...