Speaking during the commemoration, Cardinal Onaiyekan expressed sadness that the 219 abducted girls were still in the hands of their captors even after 500 days and expressed hope that the 500 days will be a symbolic catalyst to move Nigerians community into recognising the serious problem on its hands and finding a solution to the problem. "I have always identify with this group. That is the reason I came this day we are commomorating the 500 days they Chibok girls were abducted. This is a serious matter. Our girls taken from us. I am here because I am worried about the girls whose condition we don't even know. We don't even know what state they are in and it is painful," he said.
Members of the gang were arrested last week by soldiers after ample information about their illicit operations were reported to the army authorities at the 7 Division. Describing such actions as criminal and capable of bringing disrepute to the success being recorded by the joint efforts of the Nigerian Army under Major General Adeosun as well as the Nigerian Air Force in the ongoing Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Gusau in his two-page statement called on the public to be wary of such criminals and report suspects to the nearest military base or any security outfit.
Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG group, yesterday, stormed office of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, lamenting continued abduction of 219 female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by the Boko Haram sect. Responding to their demands, Ambode said "The Lagos State government is committed to the up-keep of the IDPs in the state.
Boko Haram militants stormed the remote village of Mafurnudi in Damboa Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State, slaughtering at least twenty-four people and injuring eight others during a dawn attack at 4:30am on Tuesday. Abubakar Jojo, a local vigilante near to the attacks, told SaharaReporters that twenty-eight people were killed in two villages near Damboa town, but due no telecommunications in Damboa they were forced to travel to the city of Biu to alert the authorities.
The communities were recently liberated by the Nigerian military after being occupied by suspected Boko Haram insurgents for several months. Kanar said those evacuated were mainly children, women and elderly, who were freed in the recent military operation in the area. "They were living on small rations as they were compelled to depend on their livestock and farm produce without freedom to engage in trading and commerce with the rest of the world during the occupation," he said.
(Vatican Radio) It's been 500 days since 276 female students were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants from a Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno State. Despite searches and an international campaign entitled "Bring Our Girls Back", launched to highlight the girl's abduction, the teenagers have not been found. A number of events have been organized both locally and internationally this week expressing solidarity with the missing students including, Muslim and Christian prayer services, a tree planting ceremony and a march through the capital Lagos. Vatican Radio spoke to the Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, who said he hopes this commemoration will be an opportunity for the government to redouble its efforts in fighting the continuing insurgency in the country and liberating those held in captivity.
Public Relations of the Force as Kogi State Police Commissioner. The deployment shows that Ikechukwu Nwodibo moves to Taraba state, J. Habila, Abia State, Adejo Gabriel Adaji, Adamawa State, Muritala U. Mani, Akwa Ibom State, Karma Hosea, Anambra State, Mohammed K. Mohmmed, Bauchi State, P. Okafor, Bayelsa State, Dibai P. Yakadi, Benue State and J. Opadokun Borno State. Mohammed Adamu, Enugu, Wilson Inalegwu, FCT, Austin Iwar, Gombe, T. Lakanu, Imo, U. Tilli Abubakar, Jigawa, U.U.Shehu, Kaduna, M. Katsina, Kano, U. Abdullahi, Katsina and Yakubu O. Jubrin, Kebbi. Others are E. Amadasun, Kwara, F. Owoseni, Lagos, Mohammed Sani Usman, Nasarawa, Abubakar Marafa, Niger, Abdulmajid Ali, Ogun, M. Ogbodu, Ondo, K. Shodipo, Osun, Leye Oyebade, Oyo, Nasiru Oki, Plateau, Hyelasinda Kimo Musa, Rivers, Salisu F. Abdullahi, Sokoto, Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim, Yobe and Femi Ogunbayode, Zamfara.
Families of the abducted Chibok girls in Chibok, Borno State. Most of the parents of the Chibok girls who Daily Trust spoke to did not hide their disappointment over what they described as the nonchalant attitude of the federal government to the issue. The report by UNHRC may explain the mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the Chibok girls, despite the recapture of Gwoza, as well as the disappearance of the sect's leader, Abubakar Shekau.
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The zonal coordinator of the agency in the Northeast, Alhaji Mohammed Kanar, said the affected persons who were mainly children, women and elderly were freed in the recent military operation in Gamboru/Ngala. The zonal coordinator, spoke to newsmen shortly after , leading the team of NEMA officials to Dikwa to attend to the welfare of the displaced persons, said after consulting with the SSG, NEMA decided to evacuate the IDPs who were in critical conditions back to Maiduguri for proper care.
The twin blasts occurred on Tuesday when two bombers detonated explosive devices strapped to their bodies at an army checkpoint at Maiduguri International Airport. One soldier and both of the bombers were killed instantly, a police source who witnessed the attack told Anadolu Agency. "One of the soldiers at the checkpoint died." "The first bomber detonated the bomb and the second followed a few minutes later," he said.
A security officer at the Kaiga Ngouboua base in the Lake Chad region, said on condition of anonymity, that two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Chadian army camp on Wednesday. "The soldiers at the security checkpoint at the roundabout that leads to the Airport, saw two men moving from the opposite direction of the airport junction. They got suspicious and invited them to approach them. "They asked the two men to raise up their hands - one of them complied and the other didn't, but they kept on moving.