Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    FG to UN: Provide evidence we paid ‘huge ransom’ for Dapchi schoolgirls

FG to UN: Provide evidence we paid ‘huge ransom’ for Dapchi schoolgirls

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has insisted that the federal government did not pay ransom for the release of schoolgirls from Dapchi, Yobe state.A faction of Boko Haram had abducted over 100 girls from Dapchi in February but they were released in March.At the time of their release, Mohammed told journalists that there was a prisoner swap but [...]

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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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    Naj’atu Muhammad: Terrorism has become a multi-billion dollar industry — Jonathan spent N2bn daily on security

Naj’atu Muhammad: Terrorism has become a multi-billion dollar industry — Jonathan spent N2bn daily on security

Naj'atu Muhammad, a former senator from Kano state, says the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan spent a total of N2 billion daily on security.Muhammad, who was in the first female senator from Kano, said despite the expenses, the insurgents continued their attacks unabated.She said this on Saturday at the 2nd annual Chibok girls lecture organised by the Bring Back Our [...]

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    UNICEF: Over 1,000 children abducted by Boko Haram since 2013

UNICEF: Over 1,000 children abducted by Boko Haram since 2013

Boko Haram insurgents have abducted at least 1,000 children in the north-east since 2013, according to UNICEF.Speaking ahead of the 4-year anniversary of the kidnap of the Chibok schoolgirls in Borno, Mohamed Fall, UNICEF representative in Nigeria, also said about 2,295 teachers have so far been killed by the insurgents with more than 1,400 schools destroyed.In 2014, Boko Haram fighters kidnapped [...]

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    Dapchi schoolgirls: Leah Sharibu escaped from Boko Haram camp but ended in wrong hands

Dapchi schoolgirls: Leah Sharibu escaped from Boko Haram camp but ended in wrong hands

Leah Sharibu, the only student of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, still in Boko Haram custody, reportedly made an unsuccessful attempt to escape.The insurgents abducted 110 students on February 19 and released them a month later, with the exception of Sharibu and five students who died in captivity.They reportedly held Sharibu back for refusing to renounce her Christian [...]

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    FG: Week-long ceasefire was declared to enable release of Dapchi schoolgirls

FG: Week-long ceasefire was declared to enable release of Dapchi schoolgirls

The federal government disclosed on Sunday that a week-long ceasefire was declared from March 19 to enable the insurgents drop off the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls.Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, disclosed this in Lagos at a media briefing to give update and clarifications on the release of the schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state.The minister said there were no conspiracy [...]

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    FG: Boko Haram abducted 113 — NOT 110 — persons from Dapchi school

FG: Boko Haram abducted 113 — NOT 110 — persons from Dapchi school

The federal government says contrary to the reported figure of 110, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 113 persons from Government Girls Secondary and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe state.Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the number comprised 111 students of the school and two other pupils from an unnamed primary school.Shortly after the insurgents [...]

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    REVEALED: Dapchi schoolgirls didn’t bathe for a month in captivity

REVEALED: Dapchi schoolgirls didn’t bathe for a month in captivity

Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), says the Dapchi schoolgirls released by Boko Haram insurgents did not take their bath while in captivity.Daura disclosed this while presenting the girls to President Muhammadu Buhari at the preisdential villa in Abuja on Friday.The girls were abducted on February 19 and released on March 21.The DSS DG also said [...]

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    #TheyBroughtBackOurGirls

#TheyBroughtBackOurGirls

This was the outcome we wanted, that the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, or even the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria would appear on national TV himself with the exciting news to Nigerians, that within a few days of their kidnapped, the 110 Dapchi girls had been found. Well, while we didn’t exactly get the President to deliver [...]

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    Buhari offers amnesty to repentant Boko Haram insurgents

Buhari offers amnesty to repentant Boko Haram insurgents

President Muhammadu Buhari says the government is ready to accept Boko Haram members who are willing to lay down their arms “unconditionally”.The president said this on Friday when he received the 105 Dapchi schoolgirls recently released from Boko Haram custody.The girls — abducted on February 19 — were released by the insurgents on Wednesday.“While further efforts are being made to secure [...]

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    Remaining Dapchi schoolgirl won’t be abandoned, says Buhari

Remaining Dapchi schoolgirl won’t be abandoned, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Dapchi schoolgirl yet to be released from Boko Haram custody will not be abandoned.Leah Sharibu is the only student of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, who is still in captivity.One hundred and ten students were abducted on February 19. While five died, others were released apart from Sharibu.The insurgents held her [...]

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    Dapchi: Dangerous example of how not to help Boko Haram

Dapchi: Dangerous example of how not to help Boko Haram

It’s like a tale from fish-wifery told by moonlight: how Boko Haram entered a Nigerian town as villains, kidnapped dozens of schoolgirls, and 32 days later returned them to the same town as heroes with flags waving and crowds cheering and not a single Nigerian soldier in sight.Amend the last part. The soldiers who were in sight were present to [...]

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    ‘Heart attack, trauma, stress’ — how five abducted Dapchi schoolgirls died

‘Heart attack, trauma, stress’ — how five abducted Dapchi schoolgirls died

Five of the 110 Dapchi schoolgirls that were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents died as a result of heart attack and trauma, one of them has revealed.The insurgents had kidnapped the girls from their school in Dapchi, Yobe state, on February 19.On Wednesday, 105 of them were released with one still in their custody.“Five of our colleagues died of heart [...]

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    Amnesty urges FG to ‘never again’ let Dapchi incident reoccur

Amnesty urges FG to ‘never again’ let Dapchi incident reoccur

Amnesty International (AI) has asked the federal government to learn from the abduction of some schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state, by protecting schools in the north-east.On Wednesday, 105 girls out of 110 were released. Five are said to be dead and one is still missing.Osai Ojigho, AI director in Nigeria, described the release of the girls as a huge relief [...]

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    PDP: Abduction, rescue of Dapchi schoolgirls a scam to score political point

PDP: Abduction, rescue of Dapchi schoolgirls a scam to score political point

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls was staged by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and certain officials in the presidency for political purposes.Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP, made the comment on Wednesday in reaction to the return of 101 schoolgirls that were abducted in Dapchi, Yobe state.He said the abduction was designed "to hoodwink [...]

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