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    TIMELINE: ‘Inaction’, outrage, campaigns — five years after abduction of Chibok girls

TIMELINE: ‘Inaction’, outrage, campaigns — five years after abduction of Chibok girls

Around 9pm on April 14, 2014, members of the Boko Haram insurgent group stormed Chibok community in Borno state and headed for the Government Girls Secondary School which is about 130 km west of Maiduguri, the state capital.Upon arrival, they opened fire on security operatives on duty and proceeded to the students’ hostel where they forced as many of [...]

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    Boko Haram sets Chibok village on fire

Boko Haram sets Chibok village on fire

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have again attacked a community in Chibok local government area of Borno state.The attack comes three days after the insurgents burnt houses in Gatamwarwa ward, Chibok."They came in through Sambisa forest at about 7pm and they have been setting the village on fire," a Chibok resident told TheCable.Kaumutiyahi is at least 13 kilometres away from Chibok.A military source [...]

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    Boko Haram burning houses in Chibok

Boko Haram burning houses in Chibok

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents are currently burning houses in Gatamwarwa ward, Chibok local government area of Borno state. The insurgents came in around 5pm through Askira, shooting sporadically leaving many villagers running for safety."They came in tens of motorcycles. They started shooting and setting houses ablaze," a resident told TheCable.Gatamwarwa is about 19 kilometres away from Chibok town.Sources told TheCable that [...]

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    Boko Haram attacks Chibok village again

Boko Haram attacks Chibok village again

Boko Haram insurgents are currently attacking Makalama, a village in Gatamwarwa ward, Chibok local government area of Borno state.This is coming barely two months after the insurgents attacked Mifa, also in Chibok, killing the village head.“They came in this night (Sunday) through the nearby deserted Gogumdi village,” a Chibok resident told TheCable.“They started shooting and people have been running to [...]

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    We welcome any support to rescue remaining Chibok girls, says Buhari

We welcome any support to rescue remaining Chibok girls, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his government will not rest until the remaining Chibok girls still in Boko Haram's captivity are rescued.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted the president to have said this in Katowice, Poland, at a bilateral meeting with Switzerland President Alain Berset, on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference.During the meeting, Buhari thanked Switzerland for its efforts [...]

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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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