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Survival tales from the victims of Boko Haram insurgency

Boko Haram terrorists have for over 10 years launched a devastating insurgency campaign against the Nigerian State, leaving in its wake trail of deaths and destruction especially in some parts of the North East. The disruptive terror organisation and its splinter group, Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have

ACJA: Human rights, SARS and the limits of law enforcement

Senator Iroegbu, Godsgift Onyedinefu and Gift Wada The SARS also cry? What could have made officers of the Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) feel threatened and vulnerable? After all, they have a long time remained unperturbed despite barrage of criticisms and obvious loathing from Nigerians led

‘How insurgents terrorised us every day’ – Female Boko Haram survivors recount ordeal

Editor's note: Women and children are usually the worse hit during wars and conflicts as was experienced during the reign of terror by the Boko Haram insurgents in the North-east. In this report captures the experiences of female survivors of the sect’s onslaught in Borno state, who despite their experiences

Nigeria’s Muhammad-Bande as unbeatable choice for UN General Assembly President

Prudence Arobani Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, is set to be elected next week as the President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The election, which will hold at the UN headquarters in New York on June 4, has seen Muhammad-Bande emerged the

Amazing discoveries within Boko Haram’s birthplace

Yushau A. Shuaib   Every time I have reason to travel to Maiduguri for an assignment, my family members become prayer warriors, and clarifications are sought around my dreams at such periods to check for what might be portents, while safety measures are devised against any possible untoward development.   As the birthplace of

Attacks in Burkina Faso — a simmering Islamist conflict

Sella Oneko Six people killed in a Sunday church service were the latest victims of terrorist attacks in northern Burkina Faso. While the attacks haven't made headlines, observers say they show rising insecurity in the region. It was Sunday morning, May 12, when about 20 attackers reportedly surrounded a church and shot