Boko Haram jihadists have raided three villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing five people and setting fire to several homes and fields, residents told AFP on Thursday.
Armed members of the extremist group on Wednesday sped into the villages of Huyum, Sabongarin Huyum and Wasada on motorbike, killing five villagers and looting their property before setting fire to their homes and farms, witnesses said.
“The armed men arrived at 16:00 and for four hours they held us all hostage,” Huyum resident Bala Jonah […]
Mr. Yaga Yarkawa, the Caretaker Chairman of Chibok Local Government Area of Borno state, has lamented the renewed attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in the local government, insisting that with the recent attacks on Thlaimaklama village which has displaced many people from their homes, Chibok has again come under the control of Boko Haram.
Yaga Yarkawa told newsmen on Monday night in Maiduguri while visiting to receive food items donated by the State Government for onward delivery to displaced persons.
He said, […]
Boko Haram jihadists killed two soldiers and razed a village adjoining the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the group kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls two years ago, residents said Sunday.
The Nigerian army meanwhile said it had retaken some villages from the Islamist group in the Lake Chad region in operations on Friday and Saturday and “rescued” 85 people, including women and children. It also claimed nearly 40 Islamists were killed in other operations.
A group of Boko Haram gunmen arrived […]
Barely three weeks after 21 Chibok girls were released by Boko Haram, one more girl has been set free.
The girls were part of 200 female students abducted from Chibok, Borno State in 2014.
An impeccable source told newsmen Saturday morning that the girl was rescued by troops in Pulka, Gwoza area.
The source close to officials deployed to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Pulka said the young girl was found by the
“She has been confirmed to be one of the […]
Boko Haram has burnt down a village neighbouring the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the group kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls two years ago, local residents said Wednesday.
A group of Boko Haram gunmen invaded Goptari, 10 kilometres from Chibok, late Tuesday and set it on fire after looting food supplies and livestock.
The attack underscores the continued threat of Boko Haram in Nigeria’s volatile northeast, where the military is still battling for control despite making gains against the insurgents over the […]
Former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to hasten negotiations to free the remaining Chibok girls and rehabilitate them from psychological trauma they might have encountered in the last two and half years
IBB said this while rejoicing with the families, people of Nigeria and indeed the Nigerian government over the release of 21 of the abducted Chibok Girls last week.
He said it was a thing of joy for the girls to have been reunited […]
A group of Nigerian parents are excitedly waiting to be reunited with 21 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 2 ½ years ago and freed in the first negotiated release organized by the government and the Islamic extremist group.
“When we heard that they found some of the girls and our daughter was among them … we wanted the day to break in a hurry to see if the government is going to call us to come see our daughter,” father Muta […]
Of the roughly 197 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls who still are unaccounted for after Boko Haram militants kidnapped them in Borno State two years ago, about 114 have either died, been married off, or become radicalised and don’t want to leave their Boko Haram kidnappers, sources have said.
Only 83 will be negotiated for when the the Nigerian government resumes talks next week for their release, two sources with direct knowledge of the negotiations told CNN.
Negotiations between Boko Haram and the Nigerian […]
According to reports, the #BringBackOurGirls group had stated that it had with the help of the Kibaku Area Development Association, representatives of the Chibok community in Abuja has succeeded in matching the names of 21 rescued girls with their position on its existing list.
In a press statement signed by leaders of the group, Dr Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu listed the names and position of in its list are;
* Mary Usman – 159
* Jummai John – 78
* Blessing Abana – […]
According to reports, the names of the 21 Chibok girls who were released on Thursday have been made public by the Federal Government.
The names were posted on the official Twitter handle of the Office of Digital Engagement in the Presidency.
See full list below:
Mary Usman Bulama
Terrorist group, Boko Haram has reportedly released about twenty-one of the abducted Chibok school girls to the Nigerian Government.
A senior government official in Nigeria has told the BBC that 21 of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants are currently with security services in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.
“It is understood the girls are being held by the security services in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri”, BBC reported.
It is not yet clear how the girls were rescued, but the Nigerian […]