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‘Chibok Girls May Be Held In Bunkers’

 

 Borno State Governor Kassim Shettima has said there is the likelihood that the over 200 female students of the Government Secondary School, Chibok abducted by the Boko Haram fighters on April 14, 2014 may be held in bunkers in Sambisa Forest.

He therefore called on the military to go after the Boko Haram Islamic insurgents and liberate the girls.

Shettima claimed that the insurgents had killed over 300,000 people in the North-East, with his state recording 70,000 out of the figure.

He said that the 13,000 figure being reported in the media as the number of lives lost to insurgency in the North-East was therefore a far cry.

The governor spoke on Tuesday evening while presenting a paper entitled, “Holistic approach for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the North-East ravaged by terrorism and insurgency: The national and international policy options/perspectives,” in Abuja.

Read more: ‘Chibok Girls May Be Held In Bunkers’

Military Relax Five-Hour Curfew Amid Vehicular Restrictions In Maiduguri

The military has continued to enforce the 24-hour curfew in Maiduguri metropolis of Borno state, as only a “five-hour relax” was allowed yesterday to enable tens of thousands of residents to walk to their mosques and local markets to pray and buy food for the weekend.

The five-hour curfew relaxation was contained in a statement by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations of 7 Division of Nigerian Army, Col. Tukur Gusau, and made available to newsmen in Maiduguri yesterday.

Gusau in the statement also said that the short and temporary lift of curfew in the metropolis was only for yesterday, between the hours of 12 noon and 5pm.

Read more: Military Relax Five-Hour Curfew Amid Vehicular Restrictions In Maiduguri

Beware Of Shia Muslims, Naij.com Author Tells Buhari

 

Addressing the President-elect Muhammadu Buhari in a write-up to Naij.com, Dr Abdussamad Umar Jibia, associate professor and head of the department of mechatronics engineering in Bayero University, Kano, urges the future president to beware of having Shi’a Islam adherents in the government. Is there any real danger the Shi’a may bring to Nigeria?

Your Excellency,

Let me start by congratulating you on your well-deserved victory. It is Allah that gives and takes everything including power. He has given it to you. We pray to Him to guide you in the onerous task of restoring the lost values of Nigeria.

Read more: Beware Of Shia Muslims, Naij.com Author Tells Buhari

Boko Haram members attack village in Nigeria's Adamawa state

Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked the village of Kojiti in Nigeria's northeastern Adamawa state on Thursday evening, killing seven people, two residents said.

It was the first reported attack in the state since the army cleared the Islamist jihadi group out of the Madagali local government in late February

Read more: Boko Haram members attack village in Nigeria's Adamawa state

At Least 12 Dead After Attack on Nigeria's Maiduguri City

MADUGURI – At least six civilians and six members of a youth vigilante group were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on Nigeria's northeastern city Maiduguri, two military sources said on Thursday.

The attack was reported late on Wednesday in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and the birthplace of the Islamist jihadi group.

One of the sources said the vigilantes in the so-called civilian joint taskforce died after they mistook female suicide bombers for residents fleeing the Boko Haram raid.

Read more: At Least 12 Dead After Attack on Nigeria's Maiduguri City

‘Today, Nigerian troops have Boko Haram terrorists on the run’

 

A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls.

Today, Nigerian soldiers are rescuing hundreds of kidnapped girls and women from the last forest stronghold of the Islamic insurgents.

The reason for the unimaginably swift shift in fortunes?
In the last three months, military forces from neighbouring Chad, Niger and Cameroon have joined the battle. In addition, Nigerian troops are finally receiving better arms and weapons, as well as hazard pay that they had not received until this year.

Read more: ‘Today, Nigerian troops have Boko Haram terrorists on the run’

Sambisa Forest Onslaught: Rescued Women, Children Now 1,000

ABUJA— With about three weeks to the May 29, 2015  time frame given by the military to totally clear Sambisa forest of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists, Vanguard, yesterday, gathered that the number of women, young ladies and children rescued by special forces has hit 1,000.

Military sources disclosed that consequent on the pursuit of the terrorists and the sustained air and land bombardments, the terrorists have become tired of running away with many of the women particularly the younger ladies still in the possession.

Read more: Sambisa Forest Onslaught: Rescued Women, Children Now 1,000

Shettima Exposes Boko Haram’s Grand Plan, Explains Why Insurgents Rape, Impregnate Women

 

BEVERLY HILLS, May 04, (THEWILL) –The Borno state governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, weekend, exposed what he described as the ultimate plan of the Boko Haram sect even as he explained why the insurgents keep raping and impregnating innocent women after killing their husbands.

The governor made the disclosure during a closed door meeting with some government officials in Maiduguri, the state capital.

Read more: Shettima Exposes Boko Haram’s Grand Plan, Explains Why Insurgents Rape, Impregnate Women

Boko Haram: 214 Rescued Girls Pregnant – UNFPA

Among the latest rescue women and children by the Nigerian Army from the Sambisa Forest in Borno State, indicated that a good number of the rescued girls were visibly pregnant, even as unofficial reports put the latest number of pregnant girls in one of the camps in Borno as at last Saturday at 214.

Giving this indication in Lagos, Executive Director, UNFPA, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, also disclosed that in the last one year, the organization had taken deliveries of over 16,000 pregnancies in the troubled North East part of the country.

Osotimehin, while giving update of the response to the rehabilitation of the rescued women and children,  said the organization, in anticipation of the magnitude of the problem on hand, had put in place a formidable team in collaboration with the Federal and state governments, to first restore the dignity of the girls, who, he said, are facing severe psychosocial trauma.

Read more: Boko Haram: 214 Rescued Girls Pregnant – UNFPA

Expert: Terrorist Group Boko Haram Has Killed More Than 10,000 People in Nigeria

(CNSNews.com) – The terrorist Group Boko Haram is responsible for the deaths of some 10,000 people in Nigeria “last year alone,” according to Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center Atlantic Council.

The reemergence of the terrorist group in 2010 has been a “cause for concern,” Pham said, “not least because its attacks last year alone left more than 10,000 people dead across northern and central Nigeria and displaced at least 1.5 million others.”

Speaking at a House Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence hearing on Wednesday, Pham said in his sworn testimony that Boko Haram has transformed from a small militant group to a “major insurgency seizing and holding large swathes of territory.”

Boko Haram is the group responsible for the kidnapping of almost 300 girls from a Christian school in April 2014. The girls have reportedly been sold into sexual slavery or forced to marry.

Read more: Expert: Terrorist Group Boko Haram Has Killed More Than 10,000 People in Nigeria

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  1. Nigeria Army Routs Boko Haram Fighters, Rescues More Abducted Girls From Sambisa Forest
  2. CANAN Urges Caution, Expresses Gladness on Rescue of Women from Boko Haram’s Camp, Keeping Hope Alive Regarding Chibok Girls
  3. Boko Haram: Nigeria Working to Identify Nearly 300 Women, Girls Rescued From Militants
  4. Nigeria Hopes Rescued Women Can Offer Clues to Missing Girls

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