Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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    Boko Haram burning houses in Chibok

Boko Haram burning houses in Chibok

Boko Haram insurgents are currently raiding Mifa, a village in Chibok local government area of Borno state.Mifa, eight kilometres away from Chibok town, is the last settlement which shares a border with the dreaded Sambisa forest.A Chibok resident told TheCable that the insurgents are currently setting houses ablaze in the community.“They came in from the forest some minutes ago. They [...]

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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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    ‘They’re only trying to discourage us’ — DHQ reacts to report that 98 Chibok schoolgirls are dead

‘They’re only trying to discourage us’ — DHQ reacts to report that 98 Chibok schoolgirls are dead

John Agim, defence spokesman, says the report that only 15 of the 113 missing Chibok schoolgirls are alive is meant to discourage the government. Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of Boko Haram sect, had said majority of the girls had died in captivity.Salkida said those still alive had been married off. He challenged the government to [...]

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    Salkida: Only 15 of 113 missing Chibok schoolgirls are alive

Salkida: Only 15 of 113 missing Chibok schoolgirls are alive

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of Boko Haram, says only 15 of the yet to be released 113 Chibok schoolgirls are alive.Salkida, who announced this on his Twitter handle, said many of the girls have died as a result of crossfires from security forces that were supposed to rescue them.It is exactly four years [...]

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    ‘We must get them back alive’ — Okonjo-Iweala describes Jonathan’s reaction to Chibok abduction

‘We must get them back alive’ — Okonjo-Iweala describes Jonathan’s reaction to Chibok abduction

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, says contrary to claims of negligence, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was concerned about the kidnap of the Chibok schoolgirls.According to THISDAY, Okonjo-Iweala described Jonathan's reaction to the incident in her yet to be released book titled 'Fighting Corruption is Dangerous –The Story Behind the Headlines'.Jonathan has been accused of not acting promptly following the kidnap [...]

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    Chibok parents visit Obasanjo, seek help towards daughters’ release

Chibok parents visit Obasanjo, seek help towards daughters’ release

Parents of some Chibok girls still in Boko Haram custody on Saturday paid a visit to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun state.The parents, numbering 30, and some members of the #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group, embarked on the visit to appeal to Obasanjo to work with the federal government to ensure the safe release of their daughters like the Dapchi schoolgirls.The [...]

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    Dapchi blues: From tragedy to comedy

Dapchi blues: From tragedy to comedy

BY SANI MUHAMMAD UZAIRUIt is a trite to opine that no parent should ever experience the abduction of a child by any terror group under whatever guise. In this light, I rejoice with the Dapchi community over the return of their girls. I believe the return of these girls is a huge relief given the torment their parents may have [...]

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    Abducted schoolgirls: I responded better than Jonathan, says Buhari

Abducted schoolgirls: I responded better than Jonathan, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration’s response to the abduction of secondary school students is better when compared to that of the previous government.While Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped 110 students of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state on February 19, 2018, the group abducted 274 students from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, on April 14, [...]

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    Aisha Buhari: I share in the agony of Dapchi parents

Aisha Buhari: I share in the agony of Dapchi parents

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, says she shares in the sorrow and agony of parents of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls and other abducted girls in the country.She expressed the concern in Abuja on Thursday while delivering a speech she titled: “Leave Our Daughters Alone’’, to mark the 2018 International Women's Day.“As a mother, I share (in) the sorrow and agony [...]

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    Chibok, Dapchi, others and psychosis of Boko Haram terrorism

Chibok, Dapchi, others and psychosis of Boko Haram terrorism

I have lived with the trauma of threat to my life for nearly three years. Every day I see my body lower into the grave. It’s hard to deal with psychosis of fear. I know firsthand after I was declared a “walking dead” by Boko Haram militants in 2015. My wife can tell of how many times I jumped out [...]

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    FLASHBACK: Like Chibok, like Dapchi — history repeats itself as farce

FLASHBACK: Like Chibok, like Dapchi — history repeats itself as farce

My head is starting to spin. In 24 hours, girls were kidnapped not kidnapped abducted not abducted missing not missing found not found rescued not rescued. We have even managed to confuse international media. CNN's falcon cannot hear BBC's falconer. Magic realism... — Pius Adesanmi (@pius_adesanmi) February 22, 2018Pius Adesanmi, a professor at Carleton University, Canada, could well have been talking [...]

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    Ezekwesili asks Buhari: Are you aware of Boko Haram attack in Yobe school?

Ezekwesili asks Buhari: Are you aware of Boko Haram attack in Yobe school?

Oby Ezekwesili, co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for “keeping Nigerians in suspense” over the Yobe school attack on Monday.A total of 94 students of Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe, are said to be missing after Boko Haram insurgents attacked the school on Monday.But Abdumaliki Sunmonu, Yobe police [...]

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    Tension as Boko Haram ‘attacks girls school’ in Yobe

Tension as Boko Haram ‘attacks girls school’ in Yobe

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents who attacked Dapchi in Bursari local government area of Yobe state on Monday targeted some students of Government Girls Secondary School in the town.It is not clear whether some of the students were abducted.Daily Trust quoted a teacher as saying the insurgents stormed the school, through the eastern part of the town, around 7pm.“They shot sporadically and [...]

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    Boko Haram to ‘release videos on crashed air force jet, women abducted from police convoy’

Boko Haram to ‘release videos on crashed air force jet, women abducted from police convoy’

Boko Haram will soon release videos of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls and some women abducted from a police convoy in Borno state, according to Ahmad Salkida.Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the sect, disclosed this via Twitter, quoting sources.The schoolgirls were abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno on April 14, 2014, while the [...]

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    Army ‘rescues’ another Chibok girl

Army ‘rescues’ another Chibok girl

The Nigerian Army says it has rescued a Chibok schoolgirl identified as Salomi Pogu.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director of army public relations, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.Nwachukwu said Pogu alongside a teenager identified as Jamila Adams and a child were rescued at Pulka, a town in Borno state."Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Pulka today rescued one [...]

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    How Boko Haram ‘threatened to kill Salkida’ when he attempted linking Jonathan’s govt with Shekau

How Boko Haram ‘threatened to kill Salkida’ when he attempted linking Jonathan’s govt with Shekau

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of Boko Haram sect, risked his life during the negotiation for the release of kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.Of the 276 girls abducted from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno state, 163 are now free: 57 fled in the early days after their abduction, three more escaped later, and a [...]

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