Monday, February 27, 2017

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    14 donors to assist Boko Haram victims with $672m

14 donors to assist Boko Haram victims with $672m

The Oslo conference on Boko Haram humanitarian crisis realised $672 million in pledges from 14 donors, according to António Guterres, UN secretary-general.Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for Guterres, said this at a press briefing on Friday.He explained that the donors pledged $458 for 2017 and 214 million US dollars for 2018.“The secretary-general welcomes donor pledges made today at the conclusion of the [...]

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    Shettima tells donor agencies to increase aid given to Boko Haram victims

Shettima tells donor agencies to increase aid given to Boko Haram victims

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, has appealed to the international community to come to aid of millions of Nigerians affected by Boko Haram, saying they could cause more refugee crisis for the world.Shettima said this while addressing international donor countries and agencies at the ongoing humanitarian donor conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad in Oslo, the capital of Norway.He [...]

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    Cameroon repatriates 517 Nigerians

Cameroon repatriates 517 Nigerians

Cameroon has forcibly repatriated more than 500 Nigerians who had fled into the country due to the Boko Haram insurgency, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).A total of 517 Nigerians were sent back to their home country, including 313 who had applied for asylum, according to a UNHCR statement.UNHCR Cameroon tweeted that it was “very concerned by these repatriations [...]

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    Amnesty: Many Biafra protesters are still in detention

Amnesty: Many Biafra protesters are still in detention

Amnesty International has accused security agencies of holding many pro-Biafra protesters incommunicado. In a report released on Wednesday, the human rights body said at least 150 protesters have been killed by security operatives in the south-eastern part of the country.In November, the organisation put the casualty figure of those allegedly killed by the military at 150, but the army denied the allegation.However, [...]

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    Kogi now a haven for Boko Haram, says Yahaya Bello

Kogi now a haven for Boko Haram, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, on Tuesday said Boko Haram insurgents have found a haven in his state.Speaking at the seventh edition of the national security seminar in Abuja, Bello warned the sect members that they had chosen to relocate to a wrong place following the defeat they suffered in the north-east.He promised to collaborate with the military to rout [...]

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    TEARS FROM RANN: This woman lost husband, 3 children, father, mother and brothers to Boko Haram war

TEARS FROM RANN: This woman lost husband, 3 children, father, mother and brothers to Boko Haram war

“He died in the bathroom.” Fighting her emotions with bravery, Fanne Abakar recalls the Nigerian air force misfiring of January 17, 2017 in Rann, Borno state, which left 126 aid workers and refugees - including her husband - dead."He was having his bath when the bombs came down."It was another loss too many for Abakar. She had lost a better part [...]

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    Boko Haram recruited nearly 2,000 children in 2016, says UN

Boko Haram recruited nearly 2,000 children in 2016, says UN

In Nigeria and neighbouring countries, data verified by the United Nations and its partners show that nearly 2,000 children were recruited by Boko Haram in 2016 alone.The children were recruited to fight in a war that has lasted over seven years in the north east states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe,  Doune Porter, the spokesperson of the UN body for [...]

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    Shettima: Boko Haram killed 100,000 people, displaced over 2 million

Shettima: Boko Haram killed 100,000 people, displaced over 2 million

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, says 100,000 people have been killed in the Boko Haram insurgency.Speaking at the 2017 edition of Murtala Muhammed memorial lecture in Abuja on Monday, Shettima said more than two million people - mostly women and children have also been displaced by the crisis in the northeast.He said property worth $9bn has been destroyed as well.“The [...]

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    Sheriff played into the hands of Boko Haram, says Shettima

Sheriff played into the hands of Boko Haram, says Shettima

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has alleged that Ali Modu Sheriff, his predecessor, played into the hands of Boko Haram insurgents.Delivering a keynote address at the 2017 Murtala Muhammed memorial lecture in Abuja on Monday, Shettima blamed Sheriff for mismanaging the situation that led to the rise of Boko Haram."I have restrained myself from blaming the previous government for [...]

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    7 soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush

7 soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush

The Nigeria army on Friday said some members of  Boko Haram killed seven of its men in an ambush on Ajiri-Dikwa road in Borno state.Kingsley Samuel, deputy director, army public relations seventh division, who disclosed this in a statement, said 19 other soldiers were wounded in the attack.However, he added that troops killed many of the insurgents.“Troops of Operation Lafiya [...]

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    ALERT: Muslim Brotherhood in Kogi ‘plotting terror attacks’

ALERT: Muslim Brotherhood in Kogi ‘plotting terror attacks’

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says a cell of a Boko Haram affiliate – Muslim Brotherhood in Kogi state – is acquiring bomb-making chemicals and high-calibre weapons to perpetrate "acts of terror", including attacks on banks, arms depots and prisons in the country.In a statement issued by Segun Adeyemi, media aide of the minister, in Abuja on Friday, [...]

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    OPEC, WFP to feed two million victims of Boko Haram insurgency

OPEC, WFP to feed two million victims of Boko Haram insurgency

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved an emergency assistance grant for humanitarian food and nutrition assistance operations in famine-stricken areas in north-east Nigeria.A statement released by the organisation said that the grant, which will support the operations of World Food Programme (WFP), will target over two million people in areas affected by the Boko Haram crisis."This latest initiative [...]

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    FAO: Nigeria’s cereal output increases ‘in spite of Boko Haram’

FAO: Nigeria’s cereal output increases ‘in spite of Boko Haram’

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations says Nigeria's cereal output increased in 2016 despite the setbacks caused by Boko Haram insurgency.In a report released in February, FAO attributed the increase to well-distributed rainfall and enhanced government support to the agricultural sector."In spite of the late onset of the 2016 rainy season in the middle and northern parts [...]

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    Shettima tells military to deal with his children if they have ties to Boko Haram

Shettima tells military to deal with his children if they have ties to Boko Haram

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, says anyone with links to Boko Haram must face justice.Shettima said this in a state broadcast on Friday.My dear brothers and sisters, the people of Borno State."In recent days and weeks, we have come under renewed attacks which horribly remind us, that our security challenges are still longing," he said."It is regrettable that this upsurge [...]

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    Shettima to military: If my children have links to Boko Haram, don’t spare them

Shettima to military: If my children have links to Boko Haram, don’t spare them

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, says anyone with links to Boko Haram must face justice.Shettima said this in a state broadcast on Friday.He said he had told security agencies not to spare even his children if they were found to have links to the insurgents.“I know that majority of you, the good people of Borno state; have remained sincerely committed [...]

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    Boko Haram fighters advised to surrender or be ‘crushed like biscuit bones’

Boko Haram fighters advised to surrender or be ‘crushed like biscuit bones’

The National Coalition Against Terrorism (NCAT), a Civil Society Organisations (CSO),has advised Boko Haram insurgents to surrender to the military or risk being "crushed like biscuit bones".Addressing a rally in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, Kuanum Terrence, national coordinator of the group, said the sponsors of Boko Haram should know that the north-east remains "unbroken and unbowed".He said that the [...]

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