Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "boko haram"

    Herdsmen planning to kill me, says Ortom

Herdsmen planning to kill me, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has alleged that herdsmen are planning to kill him.The governor made the allegation during an interactive session with the church, traditional institution and some stakeholders in Makurdi, the state capital, on Friday.Ortom said he received intelligence report that herdsmen who are currently occupying parts of Guma local government area of the state, were already [...]

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    ’63 killed’ as Boko Haram hits Borno village

’63 killed’ as Boko Haram hits Borno village

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed 63 people in Malari, a village in Borno state.An aid worker at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Monguno, a town in Borno, disclosed this to Reuters.The aid worker said hundreds of survivors from villages in the area have fled to the IDP camp.Abatcha Umar, a witness, said the attack took place in [...]

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    Army hands over 23 minors ‘linked with Boko Haram’ to UNICEF

Army hands over 23 minors ‘linked with Boko Haram’ to UNICEF

The Nigerian army has handed over 23 children suspected of ties with Boko Haram to the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF).Abbah Dikko, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who disclosed this in Maiduguri, said the exercise was in conformity with international best practice.This brings the number of children released from administrative custody this year to 207.Dikko said the gesture [...]

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    33 children die in Borno IDP camp ‘within two weeks’

33 children die in Borno IDP camp ‘within two weeks’

At least 33 children have died in the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Bama, Borno state, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a non-governmental organisation, has said.In a report released Friday, the organisation said a critical humanitarian situation is unfolding in the camp which has seen an influx of “more than 10,000 IDPs” in August 2018.Bama is one of the worst [...]

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    FG to UN: Provide evidence we paid ‘huge ransom’ for Dapchi schoolgirls

FG to UN: Provide evidence we paid ‘huge ransom’ for Dapchi schoolgirls

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has insisted that the federal government did not pay ransom for the release of schoolgirls from Dapchi, Yobe state.A faction of Boko Haram had abducted over 100 girls from Dapchi in February but they were released in March.At the time of their release, Mohammed told journalists that there was a prisoner swap but [...]

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    Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media

Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media

The Nigerian army says it has uncovered social media accounts used by a faction of the Boko Haram group to recruit new members.According to NAN, Murtala Usman, artillery commander of operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this while speaking at the ongoing Nigerian army combat support training week in Maiduguri.Usman said insurgents from the Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram group were [...]

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    Boko Haram kills NEMA official in Borno

Boko Haram kills NEMA official in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents have killed an official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) identified as John Iliya.Iliya who was an excavator operator with NEMA, was killed on Wednesday at Damasak Borno state.Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of NEMA, said the organisation had made arrangements for the returns of his remains to his family." have been thrown into mourning," Sani Datti, NEMA’s [...]

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    Meet the Nigerian children who want to ‘kill’ Boko Haram

Meet the Nigerian children who want to ‘kill’ Boko Haram

A group of primary and secondary school students in Nigeria says they want to dedicate their careers to the killing and elimination of Boko Haram, one of the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world.These children, ranging between ages 10 and 15, revealed this while speaking with Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin, a documentary photographer and doctoral researcher at the University of Sussex, [...]

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    Air force jet bombs Boko Haram hideout in Borno

Air force jet bombs Boko Haram hideout in Borno

The Nigerian air force says its troops have conducted a successful attack on a Boko Haram hideout in Daban Masara, Borno state.In a statement issued Saturday, Ibikunle Daramola, NAF spokesman, said the operation was carried out by troops of the air task force (ATF) of operation Lafiya Dole.He said the insurgents were attacked while gathering for a meeting within the [...]

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    Army ‘reunites’ rescued children with parents in Borno

Army ‘reunites’ rescued children with parents in Borno

The army says it has reunited some children who were abducted by Boko Haram two years ago, with their parents.In a statement, Texas Chukwu, director army public relations, said troops of 22 brigade rescued four children - two boys and two girls - at Maima village in Ngala local government area of Borno state during an operation.Chukwu said the children [...]

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    Army: Boko Haram attack averted in Yobe, many insurgents killed

Army: Boko Haram attack averted in Yobe, many insurgents killed

The Nigerian army says its troops successfully repelled an attack on a military patrol team coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at Sasawa community in Yobe.Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, said this in a statement issued on Sunday in Maiduguri, Borno.According to Chukwu, the troops on Saturday repelled an ambush by the insurgents and killed many of them in gun battles at [...]

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    I was paid N30,000 for abducting Chibok girls, says Boko Haram commander

I was paid N30,000 for abducting Chibok girls, says Boko Haram commander

Mayinta Modu, a suspected Boko Haram commander, says he received N30, 000 as payment for coordinating and participating in the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls.Modu said this in an interview with NAN on Thursday at the Borno state police command, Maiduguri.The Boko Haram commander said he was among the 22 suspected insurgents arrested by the police over the abduction of the [...]

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    Omokri writes book about Leah Sharibu, says it exposes ‘cover up’ by Buhari’s govt

Omokri writes book about Leah Sharibu, says it exposes ‘cover up’ by Buhari’s govt

Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has written a book about Leah Sharibu, one of the Dapchi schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram.Sharibu was the only Christian among the 112 kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.While the others were later brought home, Sharibu was held back for refusing to denounce Christianity.Omokri's book [...]

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    Report: Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity not willing to return home

Report: Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity not willing to return home

The Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity have reportedly refused to return home.While 163 of the girls have been returned, over 100 are believed to be in the custody of the terrorist group.The police on Wednesday paraded eight persons suspected to be involved in the kidnap of the 276 students from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok Borno state.Abba Kyari, assistant [...]

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    Army: 22 insurgents killed in Boko Haram ambush — no soldier missing 

Army: 22 insurgents killed in Boko Haram ambush — no soldier missing 

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    ‘Many soldiers missing’ in fresh Boko Haram ambush

‘Many soldiers missing’ in fresh Boko Haram ambush

The Nigerian army reportedly suffered casualties in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state on Friday.Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the sect, said “many” were either killed, injured or missing in the attack.Writing via his Twitter handle on Saturday, Salkida said the soldiers were ambushed while trying to launch an attack [...]

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