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Nigeria’s Kidnapping Crisis Unites the North and South

By Teniola Tayo and Pelumi Obisesan A holistic strategy is needed to decelerate the growth of the kidnapping economy in the country. Schools in north-western Nigeria recently reopened after a months-long shutdown by state governments due to increasing kidnappings. Between December 2020 and March 2021, there were at least five student-related kidnappings

Over 7,500 Nigerians flee violence in Northwest for saftey in Niger Republic

The United Nations refugee agency reports surging violence in northwest Nigeria has prompted more than 7,500 refugees to flee for safety into neighboring Niger.  Wanton violence by armed groups and communal clashes in northwestern Nigeria have been going on for years. But U.N. refugee agency spokesman Boris Cheshirkov says there has

‘Bandits’ Kill 36 in Attacks on Two Northwest Nigerian States

Jude Johnson The so-called bandits terrorising North West and other regions of the country, have killed 36 people in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Wednesday. This is coming barely a day after insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades amid worsening security facing Africa's most populous nation, officials and residents said.  The series of

How Boko Haram Leader, Shekau, Connected Northeast, Northwest and Northcentral Nigeria Terror Centres in a Puzzling Agenda

By Ahmad Salkida Scorned and underrated, Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Jama’atu Ahlul Sunnah Lidda’awatu Wal-Jihad (JAS), otherwise known as Boko Haram is currently pulling a massive stealth strategy in an organisational makeover destined to connect the northeast, the north-west and the north-central in a bewildering expansionist agenda. Defined by welcoming former

Video: NAF Fighter Jets Eliminate ISWAP Camps, Several Fighters in Northwest Nigeria

•Admit the presence of Jihadists groups in Zamfara State  Senator Iroegbu   In continuation of the sustained onslaught against armed bandits and other criminal elements in the North-West and North-Central States of the Country, the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has attacked another armed bandits’ camp in the Southwestern part of Kwiambana

Nigerian Military Confirms Boko Haram Terrorists’ Alliance with Northwest Jihadists

•Says dislodged terrorists migrating to North-West with sophisticated weapons Jude Johnson For the first time, Nigerian military has formally admitted a connection between the escalating attacks in the Northwest Nigeria by the so called armed bandits now infiltrated by Jihadists from the Sahel region and Boko Haram terrorists operating in Northeast