Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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    Buhari calls Hauwa Liman’s father, says ‘everything’ was done to save her

Buhari calls Hauwa Liman’s father, says ‘everything’ was done to save her

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday spoke with Mohammed Liman, father of Hauwa Liman, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) midwife who was executed by Boko Haram insurgents. Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, made this known in a statement. Shehu said Buhari, in a telephone conversation, commiserated with the family over the unfortunate incident. He quoted [...]

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    Red Cross ‘heartbroken’ over execution of Hauwa Liman by Boko Haram

Red Cross ‘heartbroken’ over execution of Hauwa Liman by Boko Haram

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) says it is heartbroken over the execution of Hauwa Liman, one of its health workers abducted in March by a Boko Haram faction. In a statement on Tuesday, the organisation described the murder of Liman as a despicable act of cruelty. The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, had [...]

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    How Red Cross acted as intermediary between Boko Haram and security operatives in release of lecturers, police wives

How Red Cross acted as intermediary between Boko Haram and security operatives in release of lecturers, police wives

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) facilitated the handover of the three lecturers of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and 10 women from Boko Haram insurgents to security operatives. While the women were abducted in June, Boko Haram fighters captured the men in November. The kidnap took place in Borno state. In a statement on Saturday, Red Cross said it was contacted [...]

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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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    TEARS FROM RANN (3): The deafening silence of a 5-year-old girl with bomb pellets lodged near her heart

TEARS FROM RANN (3): The deafening silence of a 5-year-old girl with bomb pellets lodged near her heart

They sang happily, chasing each other around a certain part of the camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in anticipation of a better life. For months, water has been the single most challenging need in Rann, Borno state -- after transportation. Hammin Mohammed was playing with her siblings and friends near a borehole, which was said to have been the input [...]

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    ‘Misfiring’ air force jet kills humanitarian workers, civilians in Borno

‘Misfiring’ air force jet kills humanitarian workers, civilians in Borno

The Nigeria army says a fighter jet has misfired and shot some humanitarian aid workers of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), the Medicines Sans Frontiers and some civilians in Kala Balge in Borno, during an operation. Lucky Irabor, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this during a press briefing on Tuesday in Maiduguri. “This morning, we received a report [...]

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    ICRC: Women in the north-east are engaging in prostitution to keep their children alive

ICRC: Women in the north-east are engaging in prostitution to keep their children alive

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says women in the Lake Chad basin are being forced into prostitute to survive. ICRC attributed it to an insurgency by Boko Haram fighters that had driven millions from their homes and left children to starve. “The violence has displaced over 2.4 million people across the swamp lands of Lake Chad, where the borders [...]

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    UK minister to visit Nigeria to monitor aids in north east

UK minister to visit Nigeria to monitor aids in north east

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    Adamawa IDP camps afflicted by measles outbreak

Adamawa IDP camps afflicted by measles outbreak

Cases of measles have been recorded in some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Adamawa state. Many residents of Adamawa, which is among the three worse-hit states affected by insurgency, have turned to inhabitants of IDPs after their houses were destroyed by militants in different attacks. In an interview with NAN on Thursday, Haruna Furo, the executive secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management [...]

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    31 killed in Central African Republic fighting

31 killed in Central African Republic fighting

At least 31 people, many of them civilians, were killed in clashes between Christian and Muslim fighters in Central African Republic this week, a local priest and Red Cross officials said on Thursday. Fighting broke out on Monday outside Dekoa, a town 300 km (190 miles) north of the capital Bangui, when fighters from Seleka, the mostly Muslim rebel movement that [...]

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