Boko Haram - Nigeria News Today

“The impact of the recent fighting on innocent civilians is devastating and has created a humanitarian tragedy,” Edward Kallon, the head of U.N. operations in Nigeria, said in a statement on Wednesday.Read More →

Nigerian Military - Nigeria Army

Nigeria Military accused UNICEF of harming counterterror efforts via “spurious and unconfirmed allegations” of human rights abuses by the military. The spokesman said the alleged training was carried out in the past week in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital and birthplace of Boko Haram.Read More →

Nigerian Military - Nigerian Army

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, who made the defeat of the Nigeria-based Boko Haram a major goal of his presidency when he was elected in 2015, “is preoccupied with re-election campaigns” while many homes are filled with mourners, human rights activist Okechukwu Nwanguma said in a statement on Saturday.Read More →

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Boukar Mani Orthe, the Niger mayor of Toumour, said about 50 armed men seized the children in a village about 9 km (6 miles) from the town center.Read More →

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari - Nigeria Politics News Today

Matthew Page, an associate fellow with Chatham House’s Africa Programme: “This is a legitimate campaign issue. The military strategy in the northeast has been failing. It reflects really poorly on the incumbent president with the man on the street.”Read More →

Boko Haram - Nigeria News Today

Nigeria is on the verge of change. The current president Muhammadu Buhari is tackling corruption– known as Buhari’s anti-corruption war. During his election campaign, he declared that one of the things he will accomplish is to fight corruption. Some of the recent cases have seen politicians and people in power arrested for extortion.Read More →

Muhammadu Buhari - Nigeria Politics Headline News

The setback in the war against Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) and the Boko Haram insurgency from which it split in 2016 comes as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in elections next February. “The situation in the northeast is deteriorating,” said one security source, speaking on condition of anonymity. “They are running out of weapons, ammo and basic equipment. They are exhausted.” Read More →

Boko Haram - Nigeria News Today

The vigilante, Baba Ali Musa, said the militants came on motorbikes and in pick-up trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns, while others fired rocket-propelled grenades on the town.

“They came toward the town shooting sporadically,” he said. “They were saying if you know you’re an innocent person just leave the town, our target is not you, or if you wish to stay with us, it’s no matter, you can stay with us.” Read More →