Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "boko haram"

    UK offers to assist FG in securing release of Leah Sharibu

UK offers to assist FG in securing release of Leah Sharibu

The UK has promised to support efforts to secure the release of Leah Sharibu who has remained in Boko Haram captivity since she was abducted in February.Sharibu, a 15-year old girl, was among 119 students abducted from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.All the girls were subsequently released, except five who reportedly died in detention, but Sharibu the [...]

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    10 soldiers ‘killed’ at Nigeria-Chad border

10 soldiers ‘killed’ at Nigeria-Chad border

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of Boko Haram, says 10 soldiers were killed at Nigeria-Chad border on Sunday.Commenting on Monday, Salkilda noted that the the raining season had turned out to be a time for insurgents to carry out isolated attacks.He also kicked against plans by the federal government to relocate internally displaced persons [...]

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    UN: Boko Haram’s killing, recruitment of children in Nigeria increased in 2017

UN: Boko Haram’s killing, recruitment of children in Nigeria increased in 2017

The United Nations (UN) says more than 10,000 children were killed or maimed in conflicts in 2017 while more than 8,000 youngsters were recruited or used as combatants.The annual report of the secretary-general on Children and Armed Conflict covered 20 countries, including Nigeria, Afghanistan, India, the Philippines, Syria and Yemen.Virginia Gamba, UN’s expert on Children and Armed Conflict, said the [...]

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    Boko Haram still a major threat to peace in Nigeria, says EU

Boko Haram still a major threat to peace in Nigeria, says EU

The European Union says Boko Haram insurgency remains a major threat to peace and security in the north-east.Stefania Marrone, head of regional cooperation, European Union delegation to Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), said this in Abuja on Monday at the opening of a three-day workshop organised for journalists by the ECOWAS Commission.Marrone also said acts [...]

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    ‘Mostly children’ killed as suicide bombers strike in Borno (updated)

‘Mostly children’ killed as suicide bombers strike in Borno (updated)

Not less than 20 persons have been killed by suicide bombers in an attack in Damboa local government area of Borno state.TheCable learnt the attack was carried out on Saturday by suspected Boko Haram members.It was gathered that the attackers struck in Abacahri village, along Damboa/Chibok road, while the residents were returning from the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.Many were also said to [...]

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    Air strikes ‘kill’ Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

Air strikes ‘kill’ Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

The Nigerian air force says it has killed some Boko Haram insurgents at Parisu and Takwala, both in Borno state.Olatokunbo Adesanya, NAF spokesman, said in a statement on Saturday that the operation was conducted on Friday through air strikes.“The mission followed the discovery, by NAF Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, of activities of Boko Haram terrorists in the two [...]

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    ‘My Twitter account has been blocked’ — Salkida raises the alarm

‘My Twitter account has been blocked’ — Salkida raises the alarm

The Twitter account of Ahmad Salkida,  a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the Boko Haram sect, has been blocked.The journalist disclosed this in a statement he issued on Tuesday.Describing the social media platform as his "place of work" and "most important tool", Salkida said he hopes he would not be denied the avenue to report the [...]

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    Army: N2m recovered from Boko Haram camp as 10 insurgents die in shootout

Army: N2m recovered from Boko Haram camp as 10 insurgents die in shootout

The Nigerian army on Saturday said it killed 10 Boko Haram insurgents during an operation at Ngelkona in Ngala local government area of Borno state.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director public relations, operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement released in Maiduguri.Nwachukwu said the operation was conducted by troops of 153 task force battalion with the support of the Cameroonian defence forces [...]

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    VIDEO: Odinkalu urges Nigerians to mourn victims of killings on Monday

VIDEO: Odinkalu urges Nigerians to mourn victims of killings on Monday

Chidi Anselm Odinkalu, human rights lawyer, has called on Nigerians across the world to mourn those who have been killed in recent times.Odinkalu, a former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), said the government has neglected the dead.He called on Nigerians to participate in the #NationalDayOfMourning organised by the Civil Society Joint Nigeria Crisis Action Committee (JN-CAC) on [...]

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    Humanitarian crisis in north-east has become an industry, says Shehu Sani

Humanitarian crisis in north-east has become an industry, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says the humanitarian crisis in the north-east "has turned into an industry".He said the crisis in the region is now a source of money for government officials as well as local and international organisations.Shehu said this on Thursday while speaking at the launch of a new report by Amnesty International detailing how internally displaced [...]

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    Amnesty: Soldiers raping women in IDP camps… thousands starving to death

Amnesty: Soldiers raping women in IDP camps… thousands starving to death

Thousands of women and girls who survived Boko Haram violence in the north-east are being abused by the Nigerian security forces, according to Amnesty International (AI).In a report unveiled in Abuja on Thursday, the organisation said investigations showed how women, young girls and children were “raped and starved to death” by soldiers in various internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps.The report [...]

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    Worshippers nab suicide bomber inside Yobe mosque

Worshippers nab suicide bomber inside Yobe mosque

The Nigerian army says some civilians foiled a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Gujba local government area of Yobe state, on Sunday.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, public relations of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri, Bono state.He said the female suicide bomber (pictured) was caught while trying to detonate the bombs on her body.“What [...]

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    15 insurgents killed as army rescues 49 hostages

15 insurgents killed as army rescues 49 hostages

The Nigerian army says it has killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 49 persons held hostage by the group.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, public relations, operation Lafiya Dole, said this occurred in separate encounters between the insurgents and troops in the Lake Chad basin.In a statement on Thursday, Nwachukwu said some of the insurgents were killed on Tuesday in villages [...]

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    ‘Mount pressure on FG over my daughter’s release’ — Leah Sharibu’s father begs media

‘Mount pressure on FG over my daughter’s release’ — Leah Sharibu’s father begs media

Nathaniel Sharibu, father of Leah, the only Dapchi schoolgirl still in Boko Haram custody, says the federal government is yet to contact his family regarding Leah's situation.He is, therefore, appealing to Nigerians — the media, in particular — to “put pressure on the government” to ensure the release of his daughter.Sharibu made the appeal during an interview on RayPower 100.5 [...]

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    Leah Sharibu marks 15th birthday in Boko Haram custody

Leah Sharibu marks 15th birthday in Boko Haram custody

Imagine celebrating your birthday — as a 15-year-old — surrounded by insurgents in a far away hideout; maybe inside a cave. No cakes, no candle lights nor birthday songs. Just terror and fierce faces threatening you to denounce your religion to regain freedom.That is the sad story of Leah Sharibu whose continued captivity in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents [...]

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    Army: We’ve just rescued over 1,000 Boko Haram captives

Army: We’ve just rescued over 1,000 Boko Haram captives

The army says it has rescued over 1,000 people who were captured by the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.Texas Chukwu, spokesman of the army, said this in a statement on Monday.He said the victims, comprising women and children were set free from Malamkari, Amchaka, Walasa and Gora villages of Bama local government area of Borno.Chukwu said the men captured were forced to [...]

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