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Secret Abortions Spike In Northern Nigeria With Boko Haram Chaos

Secret Abortions Spike In Northern Nigeria With Boko Haram Chaos

Kellu became pregnant after a Nigerian soldier offered her food and shelter in exchange for sex. But the destitute teenager – who lost her family when Boko Haram militants attacked her village two years earlier – did not want to have the baby. After moving to a camp for displaced people in northeastern Borno state, […]

ISWAP Attacks 3 Borno Towns, 6 Soldiers, CJTF Commander Killed

ISWAP Attacks 3 Borno Towns, 6 Soldiers, CJTF Commander Killed

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters on Thursday, carried out deadly attacks on military formations and civilians in three towns in Borno State – Gubio, Gajiganna and Gajiram, killing six soldiers and a civilian militia leader, security sources and residents told AFP. This is coming just three days after ISWAP ambushed Nigerian soldiers in […]

Government Negotiating With Boko Haram To Free Leah Sharibu – Presidency

Government Negotiating With Boko Haram To Free Leah Sharibu – Presidency

The Buhari administration is committed to freeing Leah Sharibu and is in negotiation with the kidnappers to do so, a presidential aide said on Saturday. Garba Shehu said the Buhari administration will not give up on the safe return of Miss Sharibu. Miss Sharibu is one of the 110 students of Government Girls Science and […]

Boko Haram Attacks Travellers, Villagers Near Maiduguri

Boko Haram Attacks Travellers, Villagers Near Maiduguri

Gunmen believed to be Boko Haram members Tuesday evening staged an attack on a convoy of travellers near Molai, a village at the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The convoy of travellers was guarded by soldiers, but this did not deter the insurgents. The gunmen reportedly travelled from Damboa to the outskirts of […]

IGP Squad Arrests Boko Haram Kingpin

IGP Squad Arrests Boko Haram Kingpin

Umar, one of the deadliest and most wanted Boko Haram leaders, has been arrested by the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Unit (IRT). Umar is believed to be the mastermind of the Kuje and Nyanya, Abuja Bombings Of 2015. The suspect was also fingered in the killings of several policemen in Abuja and civilians […]

12 Soldiers Killed, Dozens Missing In Battle With Insurgents

12 Soldiers Killed, Dozens Missing In Battle With Insurgents

At least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in Borno State, three military sources said yesterday. This is coming as the $1billion earmarked for the purchase of arms and ammunition to aid the military in the fight against terrorism in the North-east region is now mired […]

UN Withdraws Staff From Rann As Boko Haram Attacks IDPs’ Camp

UN Withdraws Staff From Rann As Boko Haram Attacks IDPs’ Camp

 Scene of last night attack at Rann in Kala Balge local government The United Nations Department of Safety and Security has warned all humanitarian workers currently working in Rann to evacuate their staff following last night’s attack on the Internally Displaced Persons’ Camp (IDPs camp). The UN issued the warning in a statement seen by […]

Dapchi School Reopens Nine Months After…

Dapchi School Reopens Nine Months After…

Academic activities have resumed at the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, where Boko Haram insurgents abducted 110 schoolgirls on February 19. The Principal of the school, Adama Abdulkarim, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Dapchi that, at least, 80 per cent of the students and teachers had resumed. “More […]

Eight Killed, Women Kidnapped, Houses Burnt In Boko Haram Attack On IDP Camp

Eight Killed, Women Kidnapped, Houses Burnt In Boko Haram Attack On IDP Camp

The United Nations office in Nigeria on Thursday issued a statement condemning an attack on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri during which at least eight persons were killed and some women abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen. The incident which occurred Wednesday night is one of the deadliest attacks on civilians, and […]

Humanitarian Groups Seek Ways To Reduce Attacks On Aid Workers

Humanitarian Groups Seek Ways To Reduce Attacks On Aid Workers

In Nigeria, Boko Haram militants recently abducted and killed two aid workers. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, civilians threw stones at Ebola health workers, a day after rebels shot and killed two medics with the Congolese army. London-based research group Humanitarian Outcomes says 139 humanitarian aid workers were killed worldwide in 2017, with another […]

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