Sunday, February 25, 2018

Tag "insurgency"

    Twice abducted by Boko Haram, teenager recounts experience on suicide mission

Twice abducted by Boko Haram, teenager recounts experience on suicide mission

At the age of 14, Falmata has already faced two suicide bomb missions on the orders of Boko Haram insurgents.But for her resilience and determination to live, she would have been dead – alongside those who could have been victims; maybe in their tens or even hundreds.She was 13 when the insurgents abducted her and took her to a makeshift [...]

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    Report: 1.8m Borno IDPs unwilling to return home

Report: 1.8m Borno IDPs unwilling to return home

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) says 1.8 million persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency are unwilling to return to their communities in the north-east.Jan Egeland, NRC secretary-general, said this on Wednesday while presenting the report on the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs), in Maiduguri, Borno state.He said the IDPs are still concerned about security in their communities, getting new [...]

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    How Boko Haram killed nine soldiers before abducting oil experts

How Boko Haram killed nine soldiers before abducting oil experts

The Boko Haram insurgents who laid an ambush for oil workers in Borno state on Tuesday, killed nine soldiers.A senior military officer, who disclosed this to TheCable, said the army is trying to keep the information away from the public.The ambush happened at Borno Yeso in Magumeri local government area of the state.The source said the convoy of the oil workers [...]

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    Buratai launches operation to tackle insurgency, kidnapping in Kano

Buratai launches operation to tackle insurgency, kidnapping in Kano

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has launched Operation Harbin Kunama II in Kano to tackle cattle rustling, kidnapping and insurgency. Speaking with journalists on Saturday, Buratai explained that the operation is part of the efforts to reduce crime.He said he had discussed with Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano, on the modalities to curb criminal activities in the dreaded Falgore forest [...]

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    Defence minister: We’ll wipe out Boko Haram, but give us more time

Defence minister: We’ll wipe out Boko Haram, but give us more time

Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, has pleaded with Nigerians to give the military more time to finish off Boko Haram, saying insurgency cannot be eliminated in one day. Speaking with state house correspondents after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, Dan-Ali said 95 percent success had been achieved in the fight against insurgency."Give us additional time, recall that recently [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Ochoche: With N22bn, Victims Support Fund is lessening the pain of insurgency

INTERVIEW: Ochoche: With N22bn, Victims Support Fund is lessening the pain of insurgency

Constituted in 2014 by former president, Goodluck Jonathan, the Victim Support Fund (VSF)  is a foundation established to restore the livelihoods of victims of insurgency and to set the background for peace-building in war-ravaged areas of the country.In this interview with TheCable, Sunday Ochoche, executive director of the fund, explains the progress made by the organisation towards delivering on its [...]

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    Lawmaker to Aisha Buhari: Start a pet project on Boko Haram victims

Lawmaker to Aisha Buhari: Start a pet project on Boko Haram victims

Asabe Vilita Bashir, a member of the federal house of representatives, has urged Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, to consider making victims of Boko Haram insurgency, particularly women and children, her pet project. Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Monday, Vilita, who represents Gwoza, Chibok and Damboa federal constituency ‎in Borno state, said women and children in the northeast region [...]

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    Boko Haram may kill 100 people but this will not impact oil prices again, says NNPC chief

Boko Haram may kill 100 people but this will not impact oil prices again, says NNPC chief

Mele Kyari, group general manager (GGM) of crude oil marketing division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), says Boko Haram insurgency no longer affects crude oil sales in Nigeria.Kyari, who spoke at the crude oil term contract bid opening at the NNPC Towers in Abuja, said Boko Haram may kill 100 people and nothing would happen to sales.“The traditional [...]

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    Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 19 in Nasarawa

Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 19 in Nasarawa

At least 19 people were killed in an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Kompany and Bakun Allu communities in Lafia, Nasarawa state, early Tuesday, but difficulty in establishing communication with the crisis-ridden areas meant the news did not filter out until Thursday.Residents were awakened to the sound of gunshots, as the attackers who were said to have struck between 11pm and 2am, [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Davis queries US role in B’Haram war

EXCLUSIVE: Davis queries US role in B’Haram war

Australian negotiator, Dr. Stephen Davis, has raised questions over the value of America's involvement in Nigeria's war against Boko Haram.He has also given a chilling insight into how the insurgents ambush Nigerian soldiers as a result of the hostile terrain in the north-east.Davis, who was in the country for four months trying to negotiate the release of the kidnapped Chibok [...]

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    Nigerian military ‘disturbed’ by Amnesty’s report

Nigerian military ‘disturbed’ by Amnesty’s report

Military spokesman, Maj-General Chris Olukolade, has described as "too grievous" allegations of extra-judicial killings by its men in the war against terror.Amnesty International had released a statement saying it had seen the footage of crimes committed by Nigerian soldiers in the fight against insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria.Olukolade statement read: "The Nigerian military takes the issue of Human Rights seriously and [...]

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    Nigeria ‘ready’ for dialogue with Boko Haram

Nigeria ‘ready’ for dialogue with Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan says his government's doors are open for dialogue and reconciliation if the insurgents renounce "terrorism and embrace peace".He was addressing the nation on Thursday in a special broadcast to mark the 15th anniversary of Nigeria's transition to democracy.His government will accept "unconditional renunciation" of violence by the insurgents, he said.Boko Haram has killed over 10,000 persons since the insurgency [...]

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    Interest rates are unchanged, but 2015 polls cause for worry

Interest rates are unchanged, but 2015 polls cause for worry

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ended its two-day meeting Tuesday leaving the key interest rate and banking ratios unchanged.It was satisfied with the stability in the economy within the period it reviewed (March 26-May 16), but warned of threats to price stability in the medium term. It last met in March.MPC, which has responsibility [...]

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