Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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    Report: Boko Haram hits harder as 200,000 north-east residents are abandoned

Report: Boko Haram hits harder as 200,000 north-east residents are abandoned

At least 220,000 residents of the north-east have reportedly been abandoned as a result of a new strategy the military adopted in the war against Boko Haram.Reuters is reporting that the strategy tagged: "Super Camps", has also made humanitarian agencies unable to reach an estimated 100,000 residents.The Nigerian military recently set up about 20 super camps to curtail the activities [...]

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    Buhari: Boko Haram acquires sophisticated weapons with ease

Buhari: Boko Haram acquires sophisticated weapons with ease

President Muhammadu Buhari has told West African leaders that the ease with which terrorist groups, including Boko Haram access funds and acquire sophisticated weapons is a serious concern.Buhari said this during the extraordinary summit of ECOWAS heads of state and government on counter-terrorism, taking place in Burkina Faso.The president said though West African countries have made significant progress in combating [...]

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    Report: Soldiers hide in homes as ‘stronger’ Boko Haram now uses drones

Report: Soldiers hide in homes as ‘stronger’ Boko Haram now uses drones

Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram in Borno are losing motivation and struggling to match the insurgents’ might, according to the New York Times.The NYTimes said in a new report that contrary to the claims of the Nigerian government and the military that Boko Haram has been degraded, the insurgents’ power is growing in parts of the north-east.They are said to [...]

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    Red Cross: 22,000 people missing in Nigeria — highest in the world

Red Cross: 22,000 people missing in Nigeria — highest in the world

At least 22,000 Nigerians have been reported as missing in Boko Haram-related attacks, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).In a statement on Thursday, ICRC said the figure is the highest number of missing persons it has registered.The ICRC said “nearly 60 percent” of those missing were minors at the time they went missing."Every parent's worst nightmare [...]

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    Report: Military detained 3,600 children in the north-east

Report: Military detained 3,600 children in the north-east

The Nigerian military has detained at least 3,600 children in the north-east where the Boko Haram war is being fought, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).In a new report released on Tuesday, HRW said most of the children including 1,617 girls, are being detained at Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.The international human rights organisation said the military [...]

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    ‘Daughters of Chibok’ wins big at Venice Film Festival

‘Daughters of Chibok’ wins big at Venice Film Festival

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    Army arrests four Boko Haram ‘logistics suppliers’ in Borno

Army arrests four Boko Haram ‘logistics suppliers’ in Borno

The Nigerian army says it has arrested four persons who supply Boko Haram insurgents with commodities in Borno state.Olusegun Adeniyi, theater commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this during the destruction of four vehicles and essential commodities seized from the insurgents in Maiduguri, the state capital.He said the move was part of a renewed campaign to stifle the insurgents' economy.Adeniyi said [...]

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    Residents flee as Boko Haram attacks Chibok village

Residents flee as Boko Haram attacks Chibok village

Residents of Yimirmigza village in Kautikari ward, Chibok local government area of Borno, took to their heels after suspected Boko Haram insurgents laid siege on their village.A Chibok resident told TheCable on Saturday that they started hearing strange gunshots around 6pm.The villager said they fled when they noticed that the gunshots were not the routine military gunshots."They came in this [...]

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    FG: Leah Sharibu still alive, we are working on her release

FG: Leah Sharibu still alive, we are working on her release

The federal government says Leah Sharibu, a secondary school student kidnapped in Dapchi, Yobe state, by Boko Haram insurgents, is still alive.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, told journalists in Abuja on Saturday that the government is not giving up on negotiations for her release."Instead of giving up, the government is carrying forward processes [...]

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    DJ Cuppy visits kids displaced by Boko Haram in Maiduguri, calls for ’emergency support’

DJ Cuppy visits kids displaced by Boko Haram in Maiduguri, calls for ’emergency support’

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    ‘2.2m children and teachers’ in north-east need emergency education support

‘2.2m children and teachers’ in north-east need emergency education support

Save the Children, an international humanitarian agency, says at least 2.2 million children in the north-east are in need of immediate education in emergency support.Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Florence Otedola (better known as DJ Cuppy), the agency’s global ambassador, said at least 800 schools in the region are not functional.Children are among the worst hit in [...]

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    ‘Boko Haram has not been defeated’ — Borno residents write Buhari 

‘Boko Haram has not been defeated’ — Borno residents write Buhari 

Residents of Borno say they have lost confidence in the military over the lingering Boko Haram crisis. In an open letter signed by Hassan Boguma, a traditional ruler, the residents accused the military of not doing enough, saying Boko Haram now attacks without any countermeasure. The letter comes after Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, blamed the military over recent attacks on Gubio and [...]

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    Boko Haram sets 73 houses ablaze in Borno

Boko Haram sets 73 houses ablaze in Borno

The Boko Haram sect burnt at least 73 houses and 28 shops in Borno within the last seven days, according to the state government.In his remark, Zulum assured residents and community leaders affected ‎by the attack of immediate reconstruction of houses destroyed.He said the destroyed properties will be replaced by modern houses.The governor said he received assurances from President Muhammadu [...]

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    Army sets four fish trucks on fire to cut off Boko Haram’s ‘source of fund’

Army sets four fish trucks on fire to cut off Boko Haram’s ‘source of fund’

Olusegun Adeniyi, a major-general and theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, says Boko Haram insurgents are making money from selling fish. He said this on Friday when four trucks loaded with smoked fish allegedly belonging to the insurgents were intercepted by security operatives on the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno state. The general said one of the military’s strategies is to cripple the insurgents’ [...]

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    One killed as army repels attacks on Borno towns

One killed as army repels attacks on Borno towns

The Nigerian army says it repelled attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on communities in Gubio and Magumeri in Borno state.The insurgents had invaded Gubio around 5pm on Wednesday, setting ablaze the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other buildings.Ado Isa, a deputy director of army public relations at the 7 division, in a statement on Thursday [...]

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    INEC office burnt, houses destroyed as Boko Haram hits Borno town 

INEC office burnt, houses destroyed as Boko Haram hits Borno town 

Thousands of people have been displaced in Gubio, a town in Borno state, following an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.Sources said the insurgents invaded the town around 5pm on Wednesday. They were said to have shot sporadically and set many houses on fire. A soldier from the army’s 5 brigade stationed in Damasak told TheCable that the insurgents have been around [...]

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