Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    Tragedy in Chibok as soldier commits suicide after killing captain

Tragedy in Chibok as soldier commits suicide after killing captain

There was confusion in the Chibok local government area of Borno state on Sunday after a staff sergeant identified as Silas Ninyo killed one K. Mani, his superior, and injured four residents of the area.Ninyo also took his own life after wreaking the havoc.Mani was reportedly killed in the process of disarming the sergeant who was said to be drunk.A [...]

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    Chibok girls: Boko Haram came for robbery… our kidnap was accidental

Chibok girls: Boko Haram came for robbery… our kidnap was accidental

The Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents say their abduction was just an accident as the sect members had a different agenda when they visited the school.According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Naomi Adamu, one of the 82 girls released by the sect in May, revealed this in secret diaries kept by the girls while in captivity.Adamu, 24, described in the [...]

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    Chibok boy paralysed by Boko Haram may walk again

Chibok boy paralysed by Boko Haram may walk again

Ali Ahmadu, a six-year-old boy from Chibok, in Borno state, who was paralysed by Boko Haram three years ago, has a chance to be on his feet again.Ahmadu was reportedly run over by the motor cycle of the terrorist sect during a night raid in Chibok, the town where 275 schoolgirls were kidnapped the same year.Dickens Sanomi Foundation, a charity group [...]

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    PHOTOS: BBOG protesters march to Aso Rock

PHOTOS: BBOG protesters march to Aso Rock

Members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement are currently on their way to Aso Rock in Abuja.Led by Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu, leaders of the movement, the protesters are calling on the government to secure the release of the 113 Chibok schoolgirls remaining in captivity.They also demand the freedom of others being held by Boko Haram. The [...]

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    Female suicide bomber kills 10 in Maiduguri mosque

Female suicide bomber kills 10 in Maiduguri mosque

A female suicide bomber struck early Monday morning, killing 10 worshippers who came for prayers at a mosque in the London Ciki area of Maiduguri, Borno state, TheCable has learnt.A soldier also killed two suicide bombers that were said to be targetting an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in the Mamanti area of the ancient city.Usman Yusuf, a witness, told TheCable that [...]

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    Boko Haram ambushes police convoy, kills two officers, ’57 missing’

Boko Haram ambushes police convoy, kills two officers, ’57 missing’

At least 57 policemen fled while two were killed when suspected Boko Haram insurgents ambushed their convoy in the Damboa area of Borno state, on Tuesday.An officer who witnessed the attack said his colleagues who took cover were yet to be found.He said men from men of the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) deployed to rescue the officers have not been [...]

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    DSS transfers freed Chibok girls to rehabilitation camp

DSS transfers freed Chibok girls to rehabilitation camp

The Department of State Services (DSS) has transferred the 82 Chibok schoolgirls, who were released earlier in the month, to the ministry of women affairs for rehabilitation.Ever since they regained freedom, the girls have been with the security agency, where they were made to undergo several medical tests and treatment.The girls spent three years in captivity and were only freed [...]

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    ‘Chibok girl’ escapes from Boko Haram captivity

‘Chibok girl’ escapes from Boko Haram captivity

One of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls has escaped from her Boko Haram captors.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, confirmed this to TheCable on Wednesday.However, he did not make further disclosure.This is coming a few days after 82 of the girls were released to the Nigerian government.About 276 girls were kidnapped from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state on April 14, 2014.Since [...]

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    Questions we dare not ask about Chibok

Questions we dare not ask about Chibok

I know you have questions, I do too. But who will ask our questions, who will confront the establishment, who will bell the cat? Who will confront the gods without the wrath of the spirits? Who will dare ask our questions regarding the politics of Chibok?In April 2015, the Nigerian army, under the "renewed" leadership of former president Goodluck Jonathan, [...]

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    ‘Chibok girl’ wields AK-47 in new Boko Haram video

‘Chibok girl’ wields AK-47 in new Boko Haram video

A girl said to be one of the Chibok abductees has been seen with an AK-47 rifle in the latest video of the Boko Haram sect. Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to top leaders of the insurgent group, released part of the video to Sahara Reporters.Salkida had earlier disclosed the identity of the girl who spoke in the video.“The Chibokgirl [...]

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    We won’t relent until those in Boko Haram captivity are freed, says army

We won’t relent until those in Boko Haram captivity are freed, says army

The Nigerian army says it will not relent in its effort to secure the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls and other Nigerians in Boko Haram captivity.The army gave this assurance on Wednesday at a rally organised by a group known as Africa Arise for Change Network in conjunction with federal capital territory (FCT) market women association in Abuja to [...]

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    Stop playing politics with innocent lives, group tells PDP over comment on Chibok girls

Stop playing politics with innocent lives, group tells PDP over comment on Chibok girls

A group known as League of Upcoming Political  Parties has condemned the statement attributed to the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  on the process leading to the release of 82 Chibok school girls.The Makarfi PDP had faulted the swap deal with the sect, saying it violates international best practices.But Musa Ahmadu, national coordinator of the league, [...]

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    Chibok girls: We weren’t involved in negotiation, says Red Cross

Chibok girls: We weren’t involved in negotiation, says Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday said it was not involved in the negotiation that led to the release of 82 Chibok schoolgirls after three years in Boko Haram captivity.Aleksandra Mosimann, ICRC’s communication coordinator, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Abuja.Mosimann said ICRC acted as a neutral intermediary based on the agreement of the [...]

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    Chibok girls used to divert attention from Buhari’s health, says Fayose

Chibok girls used to divert attention from Buhari’s health, says Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has described the report of the release of 82 Chibok girls from Boko Haram captivity as a tactic aimed at diverting attention away from the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement issued on his behalf by Idowu Adelusi, his chief press secretary, the governor said it had become the pastime of the [...]

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    Buhari: Release of Chibok girls a pleasant 2nd anniversary gift to Nigerians

Buhari: Release of Chibok girls a pleasant 2nd anniversary gift to Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the release of 82 Chibok girls as a "pleasant second anniversary gift to Nigerians".The current administration will mark its second anniversary on May 29.Speaking while receiving the girls at the presidential villa in Abuja, Buhari promised to put his best in ensuring the release of the remaining girls in captivity.He congratulated the girls and their parents, [...]

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    Journalists barred as Buhari meets Chibok girls

Journalists barred as Buhari meets Chibok girls

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently receiving the 82 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram insurgents.State house correspondents were, however, barred from the meeting taking place at the official residence of the president in Aso Rock.Only a cameraman from the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Bayo Omoboriowo, the president's personal photographer, were allowed into the residence, alongside some foreign journalists.Service chiefs and [...]

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