UN Applauds Release Of 833 Children From Civilian JTF

The United Nations (UN) said on Friday it welcomed as an “important milestone” the release of 833 children by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF). The group was formed in 2013 to protect communities and support the country’s security forces against Boko Haram extremists, but it also recruited young boys and girls into its ranks. […]

Nigerian Army Kills 76 Boko Haram, Loses 7 Soldiers

Tayo Olanipekun Nigerian Army has said its troops successfully repelled Boko Haram terrorists who wanted to take over the position of the military,killing 76 of the insurgents. In a statement on Wednesday through its official social media handle,the Army also said it lost seven of its men while 16 were also wounded during the attack […]

Terrorism: Nigeria, 4 Other Countries Account For 70% Deaths—U.S.

Tayo Olanipekun Statistics from the United States Country Reports on Terrorism has revealed that 70 per cent of deaths due to terrorism worldwide took place in Nigeria and four other countries in 2017. The four other countries are Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Syria, even as the report notes that the total number of terrorist attacks […]

Boko Haram Fighters Kill Lenient Leader

Tayo Olanipekun A senior Boko Haram figure, Mamman Nur, has been reportedly killed by some of his own colleagues. Nur’s men allegedly shot and killed him on August 21, following an internal dispute, according to sources quoted by the Voice of America (VOA). Reports of the killing have just trickled out in the last few […]

Boko Haram: Belgium Invests Over €9m Aid For Lake Chad Region

Dayo Emmanuel Given the chronic and prolonged nature of their needs, Belgium has also selected the Lake Chad Region for transitional development support linking humanitarian aid to development cooperation. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo reaffirms Belgium’s support for the humanitarian response in the lake Chad Basin. In the margins […]

FG Must Bring Back Leah Sharibu Without Delay, Says CEE-HOPE

–Wants Urgent Action For Hungry IDP Children In Middle Belt   A child’s right and developmental Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has called for the immediate release of abducted school girl, Leah Sharibu, from Boko Haram’s captivity. In a statement in Lagos, the Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE), while reacting to the recent […]

Boko Haram: U.S. Gives Nigeria, Neighbors $112m Aid

The United States has announced about $112m in additional humanitarian assistance to help people in Nigeria and neighboring countries in the Lake Chad region affected by the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency. In a statement from the USAID media relations office on Friday, U.S. said the latest humanitarian assistance has brought its donation to the region […]