Thursday, June 29, 2017

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    US accuses Nigeria of using child soldiers

US accuses Nigeria of using child soldiers

A US 2017 trafficking in persons report has accused Nigeria of involving children under the age of 18 in its military operations in "hostile environments".The report listed Nigeria among countries to face restriction for allegedly violating the child soldier prohibition act (CSPA), 2008.Other countries also accused of violating the act in the report include Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Somalia, [...]

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    Boko Haram: Historical view

Boko Haram: Historical view

BY ABIODUN SHOMOYEIn the year 2006, while preparing for the mandatory entrance exam into senior secondary school, I encountered the word Maitaisine in one of the current affairs handbooks, to my surprise, a word I’m seeing for the first time in my life was labeled as one of Nigeria’s bloodiest movement.I was angry at my dad as I childishly [...]

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    Has Chibok girls/prisoner swap woken Boko Haram from the dead?

Has Chibok girls/prisoner swap woken Boko Haram from the dead?

On May 6, 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls in the “snake hole” of Boko Haram were released. This was after a recondite negotiation between the government and the sect.In October 2016, 21 of the girls were released. At the time, the government said the sect agreed to release the girls in “good faith” – with nothing in exchange.But when the [...]

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    Abducted policewomen have become our slaves, Shekau boasts in new video

Abducted policewomen have become our slaves, Shekau boasts in new video

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect, has released a video showing the police officers who were abducted in Borno state last week.In the 17 minutes video, the militant leader said the abducted women have become slaves of the group.Female police officers were kidnapped after Boko Haram fighters attacked a convoy of security personnel in the Damboa area of [...]

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    One dead, three injured in suicide attack on UNIMAID

One dead, three injured in suicide attack on UNIMAID

At least one person has been killed in a suspected Boko Haram suicide bombing attack on the University of Maiduguri in Borno state.The attack, which happened on Sunday, was reportedly carried out by female bombers.Three persons were said to have sustained injuries in the attack.Danjuma Gambo, spokesman of the university, said the first bomber targeted security operatives while the second [...]

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    Boko Haram ambushes police convoy, kills two officers, ’57 missing’

Boko Haram ambushes police convoy, kills two officers, ’57 missing’

At least 57 policemen fled while two were killed when suspected Boko Haram insurgents ambushed their convoy in the Damboa area of Borno state, on Tuesday.An officer who witnessed the attack said his colleagues who took cover were yet to be found.He said men from men of the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) deployed to rescue the officers have not been [...]

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    12 killed as suicide bombers hit Borno

12 killed as suicide bombers hit Borno

The Borno police command says five Boko Haram insurgents killed 12 people in multiple suicide attacks in Dalori, a village near Maiduguri, capital of the state.Victor Isuku, spokesman of the command, said the first attack happened around 8:30 pm on Sunday. when five female suicide bombers detonated improvised explosive device (IEDs), strapped to their bodies.Isuku said five female suicide bombers [...]

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    US rejected the outcome of our first report, says army panel

US rejected the outcome of our first report, says army panel

The panel set up by the Nigerian army to investigate allegations of human right abuse levelled against some of its personnel on Friday said the US expressed dissatisfaction with its first report.Nuhu Angbazo, chief of military/civil affairs, disclosed this during a press conference at the army headquarters on Friday.Angbazo said based on the reaction of the US authorities, a special [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘bride’ returns to her captors after 9-month deradicalisation by FG

Boko Haram ‘bride’ returns to her captors after 9-month deradicalisation by FG

Aisha, wife of a suspected Boko Haram commander, has abandoned her family home in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, taking along the son fathered by the suspect identified as Mamman Nur.The 25-year-old is one of the 70 women and children who finished a nine-month deradicalisation programme in February.Last year, they were captured by the army in a raid on the militants’ [...]

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    Hello Melaye, you too can make history

Hello Melaye, you too can make history

In less than six months, Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has claimed that there have been at least two assassination attempts on his life. He went as far as saying that Yahaya Bello, governor of his state, was responsible for the move on his life.“There was serious exchange of gun shots between the DSS, policemen and government assassins. DSS [...]

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    Borno residents: After surviving Boko Haram attack, soldiers burnt our village

Borno residents: After surviving Boko Haram attack, soldiers burnt our village

Victims of last Wednesday's Boko Haram attack in Ali Dawari village in the Jere area of  Maiduguri, Borno state capital, have accused the Nigeria army of burning their village and looting their property.On June 7, Boko Haram insurgents invaded Maiduguri through Alidawari, killing two persons and injuring many residents, including minors.However, four village heads - Bulama Umar, Muhammad Malam, Goni [...]

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    Boko Haram’s new tactic is to ‘disguise as epileptic patients to blow up people’

Boko Haram’s new tactic is to ‘disguise as epileptic patients to blow up people’

The Adamawa state government says Boko Haram insurgents have deployed a tactic of pretending to be epileptic patients to blow up unsuspecting people who rush at them to render assistance.Speaking with journalists on Sunday, Ahmad Sajoh, the state's commissioner for information, said the government had begun awareness campaigns so that residents of the state do not fall victims to the [...]

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    This is just the beginning, Shekau says in new video of insurgents sacking military post

This is just the beginning, Shekau says in new video of insurgents sacking military post

Abubakar Shekau, factional leader of the Boko Haram sect, has released a video showing how insurgents sacked a military post at the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno state.The insurgents' operation was carried out before advancing into Jiddari community on Wednesday evening.The 33-minute video seen by TheCable showed Shekau displaying ammunition and camouflage amongst other items seized from the fleeing soldiers."This is just [...]

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    Amnesty: Latest Boko Haram attack – the most vicious this year

Amnesty: Latest Boko Haram attack – the most vicious this year

Amnesty International has described Boko Haram attacks in Maiduguri on Wednesday has the most vicious this year.The organisation was reacting to reports of coordinated attacks by Boko Haram that killed at least 17 people and injured 34 more on Wednesday night.It asked Nigerian authorities to double their effort to protect citizens.It also asked the government to bring the actual perpetrators [...]

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    Osinbajo in Maiduguri hours after Boko Haram attack

Osinbajo in Maiduguri hours after Boko Haram attack

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is currently in Maiduguri, Borno state, to launch the special intervention relief plan for internally displaced persons (IDPs).Osinbajo's visit is coming hours after Boko Haram members attacked some towns in Maiduguri, the capital city, burning houses and killing residents.On Wednesday, security agents engaged the insurgents in a gun battle that lasted hours. Though residents were assured [...]

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    VIDEO: Maiduguri residents flee as Boko Haram fighters close in

VIDEO: Maiduguri residents flee as Boko Haram fighters close in

Boko Haram fighters disrupted the peaceful atmosphere in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Wednesday.Security agents engaged the insurgents in a gun battle that lasted hours. Though they were assured of safety, many residents fled their homes.Below is a video of people moving out their community:[...]

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