• World Bank donates $50m to states affected by Boko Haram insurgency

    World Bank donates $50m to states affected by Boko Haram insurgency

    According to reports, the World Bank has donated the sum of $50 million Dollars to assist six states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Taraba and Gombe affected by Insurgency under the FADAMA programme.

    The leader of the World Bank delegation, Dr. Adetunji Oredipe, who stated this to Journalists in Yola, Adamawa State, said the reason for carrying out such project is to deal with the negative impact of insurgency that have affected the people of the North-eastern states.

    Oredipe further explained that […]

  • NDLEA blames insurgency for increased drugs demand in North East

    NDLEA blames insurgency for increased drugs demand in North East

    According to reports, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has blamed the surge in demand for hard drugs in the North East to insurgency in the area.

    The agency’s Commander in Niger State, Joseph Iweajunwa, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Saturday.

    Iweajunwa said: “The insurgents use potent drugs, especially improved cannabis, known as skunk, imported from Ghana and Republic of Niger to stimulate themselves into action.

    “The activities of the insurgents have made skunk […]

  • Military action won’t solve Boko Haram insurgency – Onaiyekan

    Military action won’t solve Boko Haram insurgency – Onaiyekan

    It was gathered that the Catholic Bishop of Abuja Arch Diocese, John Onaiyekan, on Tuesday said the use of military force by the Federal Government will not solve the problems posed by Boko Haram or Niger Delta Avengers.

    Onaiyekan, who said using force to solve a problem has never worked in any parts of the world, urged the government to dialogue with these groups to restore peace in the country.

    He urged the government to stop seeing anyone with a link with […]

  • Nigeria lost $5.9 billion to Boko Haram insurgency, says Abdulsalami

    Nigeria lost $5.9 billion to Boko Haram insurgency, says Abdulsalami

    Nigeria, according to former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, “recorded a loss of $5.9 billion or N1.8 trillion” to the Boko Haram crisis in the North East of the country.

    He added that the situation has “dangerously deepened the state of poverty in a region classified among the poorest in Sub-Saharan Africa, with 7 million people documented as vulnerable to deprivation, hunger and disease.”

    Abubakar made the disclosure, yesterday, in Yola, at the Regional Conference on Peace Building and Reconstruction in […]

  • Shettima relocates to town hit by Boko Haram insurgency to supervise reconstruction

    Shettima relocates to town hit by Boko Haram insurgency to supervise reconstruction

    Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State said on Wednesday he had relocated to Bama, one of the communities worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency in the state, to supervise its reconstruction.

    Shettima made the statement at a reception organised for him by Colonel Adamu Laka, the Commander of the 21 Armoured Brigade in Bama, headquarters of Bama Local Government Area.

    He said he took the decision to mobilise human and material resources for the reconstruction of the town.

    Shettima said: “We are […]

  • BBOG Group Salutes Courage Of Nigerian Army In Fight Against Insurgency

    BBOG Group Salutes Courage Of Nigerian Army In Fight Against Insurgency

    The #BringBackOurGirls group has commended the courage and gallantry of the Nigerian soldiers over its fight against insurgency in the North-east.

    The group in a statement signed by the leaders, Aisha Yesufu and Dr Oby Ezekwesili also commended the Civilian JTF for its contribution to the fight against the Boko Haram sect, urging  them to remain resilient in the face of attacks as their labour will no be in vain.

    “We must as always, however, first acknowledge the courage and gallantry of […]

  • ‘Over 18, 000 farmers return to farm in Borno after 4 years insurgency’

    ‘Over 18, 000 farmers return to farm in Borno after 4 years insurgency’

    The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Borno Chapter, on Wednesday said over 18, 000 rice farmers in the state will cultivate their farms in 2016 after four years of insecurity.

    The state AFAN Secretary, Salihu Aliyu, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.

    He said that many farmers had returned to their farms as a result of the relative peace being enjoyed in the state.

    Aliyu, who lamented that the strangulating challenges of insecurity […]