Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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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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    THE INSIDER: How ‘jealousy influenced action’ of soldier who killed self, superior in Chibok

THE INSIDER: How ‘jealousy influenced action’ of soldier who killed self, superior in Chibok

Silas Ninyo, the staff sergeant of the Nigerian army who killed his superior before taking his own life at Chibok in Borno state, reportedly took the tragic action as a result of jealousy.One of his colleagues, who witnessed the sad incident which occurred on Sunday, told TheCable that the soldier became jealous over the way men went to his partner’s [...]

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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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