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Nigerian Schoolboys Freed As Forces Search For 300 Abducted Girls

Nigerian Schoolboys Freed As Forces Search For 300 Abducted Girls

Gunmen in Nigeria on Saturday released 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from their school last week in the north-central state of Niger, while security forces continued to search for more than 300 schoolgirls abducted in a nearby state. Schools have become targets for mass kidnappings for ransom in northern Nigeria by armed groups. On […]

Borno Rice Field Attack – 10 Women Still Missing, Says Amnesty

Borno Rice Field Attack – 10 Women Still Missing, Says Amnesty

Amnesty International has said 10 women at the rice plantation in Borno during the attack by Boko Haram on Saturday are still missing. A statement by the international human rights organisation on Sunday said its findings had shown that of the 43 farmers killed by Boko Haram on Saturday, 16 were Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) […]

95 Women, Children Freed From Boko Haram Slavery

95 Women, Children Freed From Boko Haram Slavery

NIGERIAN troops have rescued 95 captives used as slaves by the Boko Haram terrorists northeast of the country. The captives, mostly children and women have been freed during operations in some villages in the volatile Borno State. Some 13 women and 26 children were rescued at the Dubula village where one of the suspected terrorists […]

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 […]

Bandits Kill 30 Persons In Zamfara

Bandits Kill 30 Persons In Zamfara

At least 30 persons were reportedly killed in a fresh attack by bandits in Malikawa village of Gidan Goga district in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.THISDAY checks yesterday revealed that the bandits had earlier attacked and killed five persons who had gone to work in their farms. A resident of the village who […]

Raped In The Desert, Abandoned With Story Untold

Raped In The Desert, Abandoned With Story Untold

Often times than not, we forget the aftermath of terrorist attacks, especially on women and children. What becomes the fate of girls forcefully turned into women, what becomes the fate of the likes of Alele Williams, Funmi Ransome Kuti, Chioma Ajunwa , etc who due to insurgency get deprived of education, the hope of the […]

Boko Haram Abduction Of Women In Borno Is Atrocious, Cowardly – Osinbajo

Boko Haram Abduction Of Women In Borno Is Atrocious, Cowardly – Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has condemned the recent “atrocious and cowardly” abduction of women in Borno State. He also sympathised with the families of the abducted women, and assured that the federal government will spare no efforts to ensure the safe and speedy return of all the victims. He therefore directed Nigeria’s military and […]

Boko Haram Releases Video Of 10 Women Abducted From Military/Police Convoy

Boko Haram Releases Video Of 10 Women Abducted From Military/Police Convoy

A video showing 10 distraught women, believed to be the ones kidnapped in a raid by the militant group on a military/police convoy in Borno State some weeks ago, has been received by SaharaReporters Following the incident, which took place a few kilometres outside Maiduguri, on Damboa Road, the Nigeria police refuted claims by Boko […]

Borno’s Cultural Revival After Boko Haram Exit

Borno’s Cultural Revival After Boko Haram Exit

  A year after the retreat of Boko Haram fighters, music and dance are making a comeback in the Nigerian state of Borno. Maiduguri, the largest city in the north-eastern state, was a frequent target of the armed group’s attacks. Events such as birthdays and weddings, which were once impossible due to the threat posed […]