Tag: Boko Haram Islamists

Hunger a weapon of war in Syria, Yemen, Nigeria

Hunger a weapon of war in Syria, Yemen, Nigeria

Aug  08, – More than 50 million people living in 17 conflict-ridden countries are in “severe food insecurity”, two UN agencies warned recently. While grain silos in many Western countries may overflow this winter, tens of millions of people risk going without food as hunger is being used more than ever as a weapon of […]

August 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
30 dead in two Nigeria village raids- vigilantes

30 dead in two Nigeria village raids- vigilantes

Feb 14, – Gun and knife-toting assailants on bikes and in vans stormed the remote villages of Yakshari and Kachifa on Friday and Saturday, said Mustapha Karimbe, a local vigilante assisting the military in the fight against Boko Haram Islamists. At least 30 people have been killed in fresh Boko Haram raids on two villages […]

February 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Triple suicide attack ‘kills 27 on Lake Chad island’

Triple suicide attack ‘kills 27 on Lake Chad island’

Dec 06, – “Three suicide bombers blew themselves up in three different places at the weekly market on Loulou Fou, an island in Lake Chad,” the source in the capital N’Djamena told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. A triple suicide bombing on an island in Lake Chad on Saturday killed at least 27 people […]

December 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
More than 1,000 schools destroyed by Boko Haram this year- UN

More than 1,000 schools destroyed by Boko Haram this year- UN

Nov 16, – Lanzer, who became the UN envoy to central Africa’s restive Sahel region in July, said the targeted schools were in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, the four countries most affected by the extremist uprising. Boko Haram Islamists have destroyed an estimated 1,100 schools this year in their stronghold region surrounding Lake Chad, […]

November 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
At least 47 dead in market bomb blast in NE Nigeria

At least 47 dead in market bomb blast in NE Nigeria

Aug 12, – The explosion ripped through the weekly market in the village of Sabon Gari, around 135 kilometres (85 miles) south of Borno state capital Maiduguri, during peak trading around 1:15 pm (1230 GMT), the sources said. At least 47 people were killed and dozens wounded in a bomb blast Tuesday in a part […]

August 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
13 killed in three blasts in northeast Nigeria- medics

13 killed in three blasts in northeast Nigeria- medics

Jul 17, – Two people were killed in twin explosions that rocked the city, before a third moments later went off near a mosque, leaving another 11 dead, the latest attacks in the region where Boko Haram Islamists have waged an insurgency for six years. Thirteen people were killed on Friday in a triple attack […]

July 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Girl suicide bomber kills seven in northeast Nigeria

Girl suicide bomber kills seven in northeast Nigeria

May 16, – “A girl aged about 12 detonated an explosive under her clothes as she approached the station’s perimeter fence,” said Danbaba Nguru, a shopkeeper who witnessed the attack in the town of Damaturu. A girl aged about 12 carried out a suicide attack at a bus station in northeastern Nigeria on Saturday, killing […]

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