Posts Tagged ‘Borno State’

Boko Haram crisis: ‘Huge rise’ in child suicide bombers

(Media Release) Boko Haram’s use of child bombers has increased over the last year with one in five suicide attacks now done by children, the UN’s child agency says. Girls, who are often drugged, were behind three-quarters of such attacks committed by the militant Islamist group in Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad. It is an 11-fold […]

Nigerian Army Noticeably Absent in Town Taken From Boko Haram

(Media Release) DAMASAK, Nigeria — Boko Haram’s black flag is everywhere in the town of Damasak, deep in Islamist-held territory in northern Nigeria: It is painted on former administrative buildings and schools, and on the side of abandoned gas stations. The other unmistakable sign of the Islamist militants’ recent presence is that practically none of […]

Goodluck Jonathan: Nigerian girls’ abduction a turning point

(Media Release)  The abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls by Boko Haram could be a turning point in the battle against Islamist militants, Nigeria’s leader has said. “I believe that the kidnap of these girls will be the beginning of the end of terror in Nigeria,” President Goodluck Jonathan said. In his speech, he […]

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