The Amnesty International on Wednesday released its annual report on Nigeria in which it disclosed that the activities of Boko Haram terrorists group in the North East have so far affected 14.8 million people in the region.
The Arewa Youth Forum, an umbrella organisation for youths in Northern Nigeria, has called on the Presidency to expand the mandate of the military operations in the North East to include unmasking of sponsors of Boko Haram for prosecution.
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state has accused former governor of the State, Ali Modu-Sheriff, as well as former President Goodluck Jonathan of not doing enough to nip the Boko Haram insurgency in the bud before it became the monster that has continued to plague the state.
The Nigerian Army has said that it lost seven of its soldiers who were part of the counter-insurgency operations in Borno State, North East Nigeria.
The federal government says it has received intelligence that a Boko Haram affiliate group, called “Muslim Brotherhood” in Kogi State, is plotting to carry out terror attacks in the country.
A female suicide bomber who was arrested in Maiduguri on Tuesday has narrated the series of events that saw her end up as a terrorist.
Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has called on citizens of the State to rise up in unity in order to fight terrorism which, according to him, wants the people to “live in the permanent slavery of fear.”
Abubakar said he was punished because of his decision to renounce his membership of the group and embrace peace.
The National Commission for Refugees, NCR, has said that it would start regulating the activities of organisations offering humanitarian services to persons affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.
The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, has raised an alarm on a new tactic being adopted by female suicide bombers in the North East in order to evade detection by security operatives.