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Human Rights: Army commences construction of holding facility for Boko Haram suspects 

•Detained suspects must be properly taken care of--Buratai Jude Johnson  The Nigerian Army has commenced the construction of holding facility to improve detainees management during investigations of suspected Boko Haram terrorists and their accomplices. Performing the foundation laying ceremony, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said the ongoing Counter Terrorism

Boko Haram: FG hands over empowerment materials to returnee IDPs 

Senator Iroegbu The Federal Government has handed over empowerment materials to thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who have decided to relocate  back to their communities in North East Nigeria,  ravaged by Boko Haram terrorists attacks. The materials were given by the federal government through the National Commision For Refugees, Migrants And

Over 30,000 Cameroonian refugees arrive Nigeria – UN

The number of Cameroonians fleeing violence and seeking refuge in Nigeria has crossed the 30,000-mark, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said. Mr Babar Baloch, a spokesperson for UNHCR, highlighted that the needs on the ground to cater for the refugees in Nigeria were outpacing donor efforts. Baloch said reports

Nigerian Army, Police killed 492 Shiites in four years — Falana

  •Urges NHRC to investigate killings   Jude Johnson and Kunle Sanni (PT) The Lagos based  lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, has alleged that the Nigerian Army and Police extra-judiciously killed over 492 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites in four years between 2014 and 2018. Falana

Shiites Killings: Timi Frank calls for inter’l intervention, Judicial Commission of Inquiry

•Writes UN, USA, France, others Jude Johnson The immidiate past Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has written an open letter to the Secretary/General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, demanding an urgent International Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the recent killings of protesting members

ICRC Urges Nigerian Militants to Free Abducted Healthcare Workers

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is making an urgent appeal to Islamic State's West Africa affiliate in Nigeria to release two healthcare workers who were abducted earlier this year. “We urge you for mercy. We urge you to not kill another innocent health care worker who was doing

Boko Haram: Ozolua’s Empower 54 saves 1,800 malnourished children in Borno, 15,000 others

•Commence local production of immune-boosting RTUF drugs •Expands humanitarian services to Congo DRC, Liberia  Senator Iroegbu and Godsgift Onyedinefu    Empower 54, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance has saved over  1,800  malnourished children who are victims of the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency in Borno state, Northeast Nigeria. This was disclosed

Boko Haram: Inside school that promises better future for girls escaping sex slavery, suicide bombings

•The NHS-trained psychologist on a mission to help the children brainwashed by Boko Haram Colin Freeman Had she not panicked at the final moment, Aisha Aminu's last act would have been to kill herself and as many others as possible. Kidnapped last year by Boko Haram, the 15-year-old was conscripted into its army