Articles Tagged 'Boko Haram'
Up To 2,000 Nigerean Civilians Killed In 3-Day Boko Haram Massacre
After a coordinated three-day rampage on the town of Baga in northeast Nigeria, as well 15-20 other nearby towns, up to 2000 resident civilians have… READ MORE
Nigeria military says knows where girls are, rules out force
LAGOS | Nigeria’s military knows where the more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram are but has ruled out using force to rescue them, the state news agency quoted Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal Alex Badeh as saying on Monday.
Seven weeks since Boko Haram militants abducted more than 200 girls taking exams at secondary school in the… READ MORE
Never saw the threat: U.S. fought PR war with Boko Haram as terror group grew lethal
U.S. officials have told The Washington Times that by mid-2012, a debate was raging behind the scenes at the State Department about how to publicly… READ MORE
Girls kidnapped in Nigeria forced to marry their terrorist captors: report
The more than 200 missing girls kidnapped from a school in Nigeria earlier this month are being forced to marry Islamic extremists, a civil society group said Wednesday.
Parents say the girls are being sold to Boko Haram militants for 2,000 naira ($12), Halite Aliyu of the Borno-Yobe People’s Forum told the Associated Press.
“The latest reports are that [the… READ MORE
Boko Haram kills 59 children at Nigerian boarding school
Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram shot or burned to death 59 pupils in a boarding school in north-east Nigeria overnight, a hospital official and security forces said on Tuesday.
“Some of the students’ bodies were burned to ashes,” police commissioner Sanusi Rufai said of the attack on the federal government college of Buni Yadi, a secondary school in Yobe… READ MORE
Nigeria attacks: What Boko Haram assault means
– Boko Haram has shown, once again, that it keeps its promises. It warned several months ago that it would react violently if its jailed members were not released. “These are people who live up to their word,” Nigerian human rights activist Shehu Sani told me.
– The scale and coordination of the attacks reveal an organisation growing… READ MORE