Cameroon to repatriate 12,000 Nigerians

Nigeria’s state emergency agency announced yesterday that around 12,000 Nigerians are to be repatriated over the next three to four days after taking refuge in Cameroon from Boko Haram attacks. A spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency stated that the majority of those returning would be accommodated in the…

Boko Haram releases new video

Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group has released a new video of an unidentified young man who claims to be speaking in the name of the Islamic State in West Africa telling people to be patient as well as stating, “we are still present everywhere we had been before,” The…

Suicide bomber in Chad kills 15 people

Reuters reported that a man dressed in a women’s burqa blew himself up on Saturday July 11 killing 15 people and injuring 80, in Chad’s capital N’Djamena at the main market, a police spokesman said. Chad authorities banned the burqa, a head to toe religious garment worn by women, saying…

44 killed in attacks in Jos, Nigeria

44 people were killed on Monday July 6, 2015, in the central Nigerian city of Jos during a suspected Islamist militant attacks. No group claimed immediate responsibility for the attack but Reuters reported that they bore the marks of Boko Haram fighters. The insurgents hit a restaurant and a mosque…

Attack on Borno area Nigeria by Boko Haram

Around 150 people have been killed in a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno State on Tuesday June 30 and Wednesday July 1, 2015. News of the attack was slow to reach media due to communications issues in the area taking about 48 hours for the news to reach…

U.S. reaffirms commitment to Nigeria

The United States reaffirmed its commitment to Nigeria to assist in the fight against the extremist group, Boko Haram, and its promise to help rescue the Chibok girls. On Wednesday July 1, 2015, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and the Commander of United States…