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I’m now ready to pursue terrorism with full force — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he would host leaders of the Lake Basin Commission to an informal security summit during his forthcoming second term inaugural ceremonies slated for June 12 in Abuja. President Buhari made this known during a bilateral meeting with the Chadian president, Idris Deby, in Makkah, Saudi Arabia,

Shoring up stability: Addressing climate and fragility risks in the Lake Chad Region

•Report from adelphi —View Original Download PDF (11.71 MB) The people of Lake Chad are caught in a conflict trap. Violent conflict between state security forces and armed opposition groups, poor governance, endemic corruption, serious environmental mismanagement and poverty have ruined the lives of local people. Currently, an estimated 10.7 million people need humanitarian assistance,

The reintegration enigma: interventions for Boko Haram deserters in the Lake Chad Basin

Fonteh Akum Why are former members leaving the group, and how does this affect reintegration into communities? In the Lake Chad Basin area, waves of Boko Haram members have deserted the violent extremist group since August 2016. Those who voluntarily leave the group are often referred to as deserters, returnees or repenters.

NRC raises alarm over spread of cholera in IDP camps

•Over 10,000 affected, 175 killed Senator Iroegbu  The Norwegian Refugee Commission (NRC) has raised the alarm over the fast spreading Cholera at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the North East, Nigeria. The NRC lamented that 175 persons have been killed in Boko Haram affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, in

Helping those affected by Boko Haram to get back on their feet

Countries in the Lake Chad basin have come together to fight Boko Haram through joint military operations. However, there is a growing realisation that non-military strategies are needed to make sure these areas do not remain at the mercy of violent extremism. The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), with the support

Boko Haran: Group demands probe of French involvement in Lake Chad Basin

Seeks abolition of economic interests  Ibrahim Uba Yusuf    An international civil rights organisation, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC), Nigeria, has asked President Emmanuel Macron of France to order an immediate investigation into the alleged involvement of his country in the increasing wave of Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin.   The organisation premised its