Dozens of girls abducted from their school by fighters from the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram may still be unaccounted for, in a chilling repetition of the notorious 2014 kidnapping of the Chibok girls.
According to multiple sources, Boko Haram attacked Dapchi, a remote town in Yobe state North East Nigeria, killing at least 3 persons and destroying houses.
Hundreds of people suspected of links to Boko Haram stood trial in a detention centre in central Nigeria on Monday in a resumption of the country’s biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency, authorities said.
At least 30,000 hostages kidnapped by the Boko Haram have been freed by soldiers, the defence minister, Mansur Dan Ali, said on Monday.
A remotely piloted aircraft (RPA)of the Nigerian Air Force on 27 January successfully destroyed an artillery gun belonging to Boko Haram Terrorists.
Boko Haram controlled seven local areas in Adamawa until their liberation by Nigerian soldiers backed by hunters in 2015.
“The Team has responded to 65 injured people who were given first aid and transported to hospitals while 10 others lost their lives during the bomb blasts.
There are at least 5,000 suspected Boko Haram members being held in different locations in the north-east of the country who are expected to face trial in the coming weeks.
A security personnel said the explosion was followed by intense shooting while the IDPs scampered for safety.
Part of the reason was that women, and girls in particular, aroused less suspicion than men.