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Troops pursue Boko Haram kidnappers of school girls

Shekau: claims responsibility for Nyanya bombing

Nigerian soldiers are on the trail of Boko Haram gunmen who kidnapped about 100 girls from a secondary school in Chibok, Borno state. The gunmen stormed the Government Girls Secondary School after sundown on Monday, torching several buildings before opening fire on security forces guarding the school. A senior security source, said troops had tracked […]

Patience Jonathan wants Borno abducted girls released

•Patience Jonathan: calls for release of abducted girls in Borno

Dame Patience Jonathan, wife of Nigeria’s president has called for the release of the 100 school girls abducted by insurgents in Chibok, Borno. In a statement signed by Ayo Adewuyi, Media Assistant to the First Lady in Abuja, Jonathan appealed to the perpetrators to release the innocent girls and embrace dialogue to settle their differences. […]

6,000 Soldiers, Cops To Guard World Economic Forum Delegates

MD Abubakar, the new IGP

The World Economic Forum on Tuesday said its Africa summit will be held in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, next month despite a bomb attack on the outskirts of the city that killed at least 71 people, reports AFP. The forum said it was putting in place unprecedented security measures to protect delegates in Abuja, adding that […]

15 Out Of 100 Kidnapped Girls Escape

•Secondary school girls in northern Nigeria. Photo... Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Reports say 15 out the 100 schoolgirls kidnapped Monday evening by heavily armed Boko Haram Islamists from a school in northeast Nigeria have escaped from the custody of their abductors. The reports said the girls fled when a truck conveying them to Boko Haram camp broke down on the way. The lucky girls reportedly jumped […]

Nyanya: We Better Wake Up Or Die Where We Lie


By Henry C. Onyema I do not know what to say or write here that will make sense. In other terrorism-infested climes, an attack like the one at Nyanya will not be taken lying low. This is because it is a hit at the heart of the country: Abuja. Elsewhere, I have asked: what is […]

Confab delegates condemn kidnap of 100 school girls

National Conference

Delegates at the National Conference have condemned the kidnap of over 100 secondary school girls in Chibok, Borno state. The delegates who were dressed in black attire to mourn 14 April Abuja bomb blast victims called for a review of national security. The female delegates wore black attires while the male counterparts wore black aprons […]

Boko Haram Abducts School Girls In Borno

Heavily armed Islamist gunmen kidnapped a group of girls from a secondary school in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state and torched the surrounding town, a local official and a witness told AFP Tuesday. “Many girls were abducted by the rampaging gunmen who stormed the school in a convoy of vehicles,” said Emmanuel Sam, an education official […]

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