BREAKING: 8 persons arrested over Chibok girls kidnap

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Eight persons suspected to have taken part in the kidnap of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls in Borno state have been paraded by the Nigerian Police in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The suspects are alleged to have masterminded over 50 suicide bomb attacks within Maiduguri and Adamawa. They (suspects) also launched several other attacks leading to the death of thousands of Nigerians. The eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists who are among 22 persons paraded, were said to have been arrested by operatives of the Inspector General’s Intelligence Response team in…

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Saraki insists on rescue of Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has called for concerted effort by governments, security agencies, religious and community leaders to rescue the remaining 112 Chibok girls and the Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu from Boko Haram’s captivity. According to a statement in Abuja by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, the President of the Senate said that even though four years had elapsed since the Chibok girls were kidnapped, it must not deter relevant authorities from ensuring that the girls were rescued and reunited with their families and…

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Why Chibok girls remain in captivity, Buhari explains

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the remaining girls abducted by terrorists from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, four years ago were still in captivity because of some setbacks in the negotiation between the Federal Government and the Boko Haram sect. He attributed the setbacks to what he described as internal disagreement among the abductors. Buhari said this in a statement made available to journalists by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. The President said, “We are concerned and aware that it is taking longer…

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Only 15 of the 113 Chibok girls alive – Ahmed Salkida

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A Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida, has ​claimed that only 15 of the at least 113 Chibok girls believed to still be in Boko Haram captivity are alive. Salkida is believed to have access to credible sources within the terror group, made this disclosure on Saturday on the fourth year since the girls’ abduction. Salkida made this known via is Twitter handle. “Today, my painstaking investigations on the #Chibokschoolgirls revealed that just a handful of the 113 #ChibokGirls are alive,” he said. “Many of the girls have died as a result…

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Dapchi: Security forces alerted before abduction – Amnesty

…says Army, Police aware of Boko Haram’s movement     Amnesty International, yesterday, revealed that Nigerian security forces got advance warnings that a convoy of Boko Haram fighters was heading towards Dapchi, a town where 110 schoolgirls were abducted by terrorists on February 19. The girls were abducted from Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State in an assault reminiscent of the infamous Chibok girls’ abduction of April 2014. In a report on the incident released yesterday, Amnesty International said that at least five calls were made to…

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We’re negotiating with Boko Haram on schoolgirls’ – Buhari

The Federal Government has opted for negotiation with the Boko Haram insurgents to rescue both the remaining schoolgirls kidnapped in April 2014 from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State and those recently abducted at Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State.   President Muhammadu Buhari said negotiation has now been chosen above military option. He said Nigeria prefers to have schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok and Dapchi back alive.   The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) had deployed air assets, including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance…

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Like Chibok, like Dapchi: What a country!

The ongoing national disaster that has left the nation utterly castrated and grossly atrophied is the Dapchi missing girls which stood at 110 at the last count. It is a national calamity that exposes our collective guilt as a nation presided by a tired General who should be enjoying retirement but whom we all supported to preside over our collective matrimony. I had posited elsewhere that we need to change the narrative both at the leadership and followership levels. We need to redirect our thoughts and refocus our energies as…

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Chibok girls’ abductor bags 15 years imprisonment

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The Special Court set up to try over 1,000 terrorist cases yesterday sentenced one of the abductors of the Chibok girls, Haruna Yahaya, to 15 years’ imprisonment. The court, sitting in Wawa Cantonment, Kainji, Niger State, found Yahaya guilty of terrorism offences. The convict, whose left arm and leg are crippled, was also found guilty of being a member of the Boko Haram terrorist group and participated in the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, in 2014. The prosecution had proved that Yahaya participated in the group’s…

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Military hands over rescued Chibok girls to Shettima

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major-General Rogers Nicholas said the Chibok girls, Salomi Pogu and Jamila Adams, recently rescued by the troops had been handed over to Borno State Government, which would hand them over to the Federal Government. The girls were rescued after a four-day coordinated ground and aerial military operations to root out the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents from Sambisa Forest. While handing over the girls and a baby to Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima yesterday at the Government House in Maiduguri, the army chief…

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JUST IN: Another Chibok Girl Rescued

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Pulka today, Thursday,  rescued one of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists earlier in 2014.   Preliminary investigations reveal that the young girl identified as Salomi Pagu is the same as the Chibok girl published on serial 86 of the online list of abducted Chibok girls.   Currently, the girl who was intercepted in the company of another young girl, Jamila Adams about 14 years old with a child are in the safe custody of troops and receiving medical attention.  

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