Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tag "boko haram"

    Leah Sharibu still in Boko Haram custody — after one year

Leah Sharibu still in Boko Haram custody — after one year

How has the last one year been for you? Awesome? Terrific? Well, it has been anything but amazing for Leah Sharibu, the only student of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, still in Boko Haram custody.Sharibu was the only Christian girl among the 112 kidnapped from the school by Boko Haram members on February 19, 2018. Her continued captivity [...]

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    Leah Sharibu is alive, says Lai

Leah Sharibu is alive, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Leah Sharibu is not dead.Sharibu is the only Christian among the 119 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in February 2018.The other girls have since been freed.Almost one year later since Sharibu was abducted, there are reports saying she died in captivity.Speaking with journalists in Kwara [...]

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    Red Cross: 55,000 north-east residents displaced in the last two months

Red Cross: 55,000 north-east residents displaced in the last two months

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it is extremely concerned by the worsening humanitarian situation in north-east.In a statement on Monday, the humanitarian organisation said 55,000 people have been displaced in the last two months, while Maiduguri, Borno state capital, already hosts more than one million internally displaced persons (IDPs).ICRC said a health facility in Rann and [...]

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    UN: 35,000 displaced Nigerians are in Cameroon

UN: 35,000 displaced Nigerians are in Cameroon

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says 35, 000 people displaced by Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast are now safe in neighboring Cameroon.In January, thousands fled Rann in Borno state to Cameroon after the insurgents repeatedly attacked the town.In a statement on Saturday, UNHCR said the people are now safe but the commission raised worries over those [...]

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    Amnesty: Boko Haram killed 60 after soldiers abandoned Rann

Amnesty: Boko Haram killed 60 after soldiers abandoned Rann

Amnesty International says at least 60 persons were killed in the recent Boko attack in Rann, a border town in Borno state.In a statement on Friday, the organisation said it gathered from satellite images that "hundreds of structures" were burnt down during the attack which occurred in January.Many internally displaced persons (IDPs) fled to Cameroon during the attack.Amnesty quoted witnesses as saying [...]

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    Boko Haram plans to disrupt Nigeria’s elections, US warns

Boko Haram plans to disrupt Nigeria’s elections, US warns

The US has warned that the Boko Haram insurgent group is planning to carry out attacks during Nigeria's forthcoming general election.A security alert was issued to this effect by the US embassy in Nigeria.According to the alert posted on its website on Friday, the insurgent group plans to attack security and infrastructure, as well as markets, hotels, and malls."There is [...]

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    ‘Thousands’ flee to Cameroon as Boko Haram hits Rann again 

‘Thousands’ flee to Cameroon as Boko Haram hits Rann again 

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Monday attacked Rann, leaving "thousands of people" running across the border to safety in neighbouring Cameroon.In December, the insurgents had attacked the town, burning a UNICEF clinic— the only healthcare centre in the town.Médecins Sans Frontières also known as Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an international humanitarian medical organisation, on Wednesday said many are in a [...]

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    Army nabs wanted Boko Haram ‘terrorist’ in Borno

Army nabs wanted Boko Haram ‘terrorist’ in Borno

The army has arrested a wanted Boko Haram suspect, Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno), at Bulabulim Ngarnam community on the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno state.Sani Usman, army spokesman, said in a statement on Friday that Abubakar was arrested in a house where he was hiding in the community.Usman said two military ballistic helmets, a pair of military desert boot, a fragment [...]

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    We’ve chased Boko Haram out of Baga, says army

We’ve chased Boko Haram out of Baga, says army

Troops of the Nigerian army special forces command have cleared Boko Haram insurgents off Baga town in Borno state.On December 28, 2018, the insurgents attacked the town and reportedly hoisted their flag.Residents had told TheCable that the  insurgents took over the community after overrunning a military base.But in a statement signed on Thursday, Sani Usman, army spokesman, said troops triumphed [...]

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    UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Borno over Boko Haram attacks

UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Borno over Boko Haram attacks

The United Nations says it has withdrawn about 260 aid workers from three local governments in Borno state over the recent resurgence of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.In a statement on Wednesday, Samantha Newport, UN spokesperson in Nigeria, said the development has affected its humanitarian service delivery in the embattled region..Newport said Edward Kallon, UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, is deeply [...]

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    ‘Why my son refused to surrender’ — father of Boko Haram commander opens up

‘Why my son refused to surrender’ — father of Boko Haram commander opens up

Baba Modu, father of a Boko Haram commander popularly called Ba-Ana, says he has been unable to persuade his son to surrender to the federal government.In an interview with NAN on Wednesday, Modu spoke of his recent encounter with his son.Modu said his son was enrolled by the insurgents in 2012 at a farm in Dikwa local government area of Borno [...]

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    Atiku tackles Buhari: Is securing second term more important than Nigeria’s security?

Atiku tackles Buhari: Is securing second term more important than Nigeria’s security?

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari has failed lift the morale of soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents.In a statement on Wednesday, Abubakar criticised Buhari over his absence at the funeral of five air force officers who died in a helicopter crash while providing support to troops in the north-east.They were buried at [...]

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    Daily Trust editor freed by army

Daily Trust editor freed by army

Uthman Abubakar, north-east regional editor of Daily Trust Newspaper, has been released.Mannir Dan-Ali, editor-in-chief of the newspaper, announced the release after receiving Abubakar who was brought into the Maiduguri office by an army officer.On Sunday, soldiers invaded the head office of the newspaper in Abuja and its regional offices in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, and Lagos.The soldiers barricaded the gate [...]

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    PHOTOS: Air force buries personnel killed during operation against Boko Haram

PHOTOS: Air force buries personnel killed during operation against Boko Haram

The Nigerian air force (NAF) has laid to rest the remains of Perowei Jacob and four others who died fighting Boko Haram insurgents.On January 2, the flight lieutenant and his co-fighters aboard an air force helicopter crashed while providing support to troops of the army’s 145 battalion in Damasak, Borno.With military honours and gun salutations, they were buried on Tuesday [...]

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    ‘Why we struck’ — military speaks on invasion of Daily Trust offices

‘Why we struck’ — military speaks on invasion of Daily Trust offices

John Agim, defence headquarters (DHQ) spokesman, says Daily Trust offices were shut down because of a story published by the newspaper which revealed “the military's plan on the fight against insurgency”.Speaking on a Channels TV programme on Sunday, Agim said by publishing the report, the media house portrayed itself to be “sympathetic” to  Boko Haram terrorists.“I think it is [...]

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    Borno gov is sole person funding civilian JTF, says spokesman

Borno gov is sole person funding civilian JTF, says spokesman

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, is solely funding civilian joint task force (JTF) aiding the war against Boko Haram, his spokesman has said.Speaking during an Arise TV programme on Saturday, Isa Gusau, the governor's special adviser on communication and strategy, said over 20,000 members of the task force have been operating with state funds.The Borno state government had set [...]

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