The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gauer has declared that his country has no hand in the Boko Haram insurgency.
Spokesman of NEMA in the North East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, in a statement on Thursday said the return of the victims of Boko Haram insurgency was as a result of an agreement between Nigeria, Cameroun and Niger for the safe and dignified return of Nigerians who fled to the countries for safety.
The federal government has warned former President Goodluck Jonathan not to scuttle on-going effort to negotiate the release of the abducted Chibok girls by unnecessary finger-pointing over his administration’s handling of the issue.
The United Nations has indicated readiness to partner with the governments of countries in the Lake Chad Basin region with the aim of bringing peace to the area which has been plagued by the Boko Haram crisis.
Some 7,000 people have fled from villages around the North East Nigerian town of Chibok because of Boko Haram attacks, the International Organization for Migration, IOM, has said.
Troops of the Nigerian Army in conjunction with operatives of the Department of State Services DSS, has arrested 3 suspected Chadian terrorists that belonged to the Albaranawi faction of Boko Haram.
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.