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The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Andrew Pocock has reiterated that the British Government's offer of assistance to Nigeria in the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls does not involve deploying troops in Nigeria to assume any combat roles.
"What we are doing is bringing in some form of expertise, particularly in training and advisory roles and not combat roles," he said.
He stated this while speaking to newsmen, yesterday, on board HMS Iron Duke, a Royal Navy Warship on a working visit to Nigeria.
Security operatives in Cameroon have rescued wife of Vice Prime Minister Amadou Ali who was abdcuted by the Boko Haram sect on Sunday along side a traditional ruler of Kolofata town, according to reports from BBC Hausa Service.
The Boko Haram members have been carrying out attacks in northern part of Cameroon from Sambisa Forest in Nigeria where they are said to have established their base.
At least 16 people lost their lives in the rescue operations, reports say. However, Cameroon information minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary said government was still investigating the matter to ascertain the actual number of people killed.
(Reuters) - Nigerian forces have arrested two Boko Haram suspects who were traveling with a 10-year-old girl with explosives strapped to her, the government said on Wednesday.
Government spokesman Mike Omeri said the suspects had been intercepted in a Honda CRV car traveling along a road in the north's Katsina state.
"Ten-year old Hadiza was discovered to have been strapped with an explosive belt and, immediately, Iliya and Zainab made attempt to escape with the car, but were later blocked by other concerned Nigerians and subsequently arrested," he said.
It is unclear why the presidency stocks millions of naira in cash at the presidential villa for distribution to visitors at a time the Central Bank of Nigeria is aggressively pursuing a cashless Nigeria agenda.
An alleged N100million cash gift given to parents of abducted Chibok girls by President Goodluck Jonathan after a meeting at the Presidential villa on July 22 has sparked disagreement between some of the parents and leaders of the Chibok community in Abuja, the BBC Hausa service is reporting.
The presidency, the report said, allegedly released the funds to leaders of the Chibok community in Abuja for onward passage to parents of the kidnapped schoolgirls.
Following the spate of bombing and abduction perpetrated by the deadly terrorists group, Boko haram since 2011, some Ex-militant leaders in Ondo state under the third phase of Amnesty programme has laid the blame on the door steps of some Northern leaders.
The ex-agitators stated that rather than attacking the personality of President Goodluck Jonathan for the activities of the terrorists, Nigerians should seek to know the role played by some prominent Northern leaders in the emergence of Boko haram in Northern Nigeria.
Speaking at the end of a state of the nation meeting by ex-warlords in the Niger-Delta struggle in Ore town, Odigbo council area of Ondo state at the weekend, the ex-agitators said they were ready to expose every Northern leader behind the Boko Haram sect.
Suspected Boko Haram militants today kidnapped wife of a senior Cameroonian minister and a traditional leader in attacks in the far north of the country that left at least six dead.
Cameroon sent warplanes and elite troops from its Rapid Intervention Battalion to stop the fighters after two attacks in Kolofata, close to the Nigerian border, said a regional police source.
Another source close to the local police force, who asked to remain anonymous, said Boko Haram had “kidnapped many people,” adding: “There was the sultan, the wife of the deputy prime minster and several police officers”.
*Condemn attack on Buhari, Kaduna and Kano blasts
*Over 2000 Nigerians killed so far this year because of terror attacks
July 24, 2014, CANANUSA.ORG/NY------100 days after abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Borno State, the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN the umbrella group for Nigerian Christians in the US is joining the global clamor for their rescue and release.
CANAN today renews its commitment to all victims of terrorism in Nigeria and we are urging for an unrelenting global campaign until the girls are home and back to school. The abduction of the girls, just like the continuous terror attacks by Boko Haram are both heartless and wicked acts of evil, which cannot and should not be allowed to stand.
Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN has launched its 13th Chapter over the past weekend in the State of Connecticut, with the President of the Association, Dr. James Fadele reiterating that Nigerian-American Christians will remain committed to the victims of terrorism in Nigeria.
According to Fadele while CANAN will not keep quiet in line with the scriptures, “for Zion’s sake, I will not hold my peace…” the group in addition, will also continue to champion a concerted international response to deal with the issue of Boko Haram in Nigeria.
He hinted that the association’s Secretariat was exploring the possibility of petitioning the US federal government to release the interests on looted Nigeria funds in US banks for the welfare of the families and relatives of Boko Haram victims