Nigeria shuts offices of aid group whose workers were kidnapped by Boko Haram (Guardian)

The Nigerian army has shut down the offices of a humanitarian group in the restive northeast with no explanation as tensions simmer with aid organisations in the region. A humanitarian source who requested anonymity said the sudden closures could be…

Boko Haram fleeing to neighboring countries, Army claims (Nation)

Boko Haram fighters are fleeing to neighboring countries following military bombardments of their strongholds in the northeast, the Army announced on Thursday. Its spokesman, Col Sagir Musa said in a statement that with the concerted efforts of troops of operation…

Insurgents are bandits, and we’ll continue to treat them as such, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says remnants of Boko Haram in the North-east region of the country are bandits, “and we will continue to treat them as such.” The President spoke Tuesday at State House, Abuja, while receiving Mr Peter Maurer, President…

Boko Haram attacks Borno gov’s convoy (Punch)

Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday opened fire on the convoy of the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum. The incident was said to have happened around 9pm. According to TheCable, security sources said the insurgents attacked the convoy in Konduga…

Who will love me now that Boko Haram has killed my man?

I used to feel so good with him just lying next to me. Who will dry my tears now? Who will make me smile like he used to do by just showing up? When 21 years ago he came into…

The evil Boko Haram did is just beginning to manifest – Peju Akande

I live in an area that is steadily getting quite populated by many young people from the North. It wasn’t always so. Many of our new neighbours serve as gatemen, shoemakers, okada riders et al. I have also come to…

“Nigeria utterly abandoned kidnapped Chibok girl’s families” (Guardian)

A journalist and former correspondent at CNN Isha Sesay said Nigeria and the world deserted the families of the Chibok 112 girls still in Boko Haram incarceration. “The families of the 112 girls utterly feel abandoned and forgotten by the…

Army GOC denies saying repentant Bokoharam member can become President (Guardian)

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Div Maiduguri, Major General Bulama Biu, has denied saying Boko Haram members willing to surrender their arms and undergo rehabilitation have a chance of becoming Nigeria’s president. Biu in an interview with journalists on Saturday said…

Isha Sesay got it wrong in her book – Aso Rock

The Presidency, while reacting to a new book by ex-CNN star and Child Rights activist, Isha Sesay, has among other things, refuted the claim in the book that it had given up on the Chibok girls. In a statement by…

Protest: Shi’ites becoming insurgents like Boko Haram, say Reps, Senate seeks more security (Punch)

The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to hold talks with members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, to resolve their grievances. The lawmakers at the plenary on Wednesday warned the Shi’ites were…

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