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Nigerian soldier says army that would face Boko Haram is ill-equipped,...
Posted On 05/19/2014 14:56:05 by lagosadmin
"They give us just AK47s to go into the bush to fight Boko Haram," the soldier said. "Our equipment doesn't work and they give us just two magazines to go into the bush." Two magazines contain approximately 60 bullets.  The soldier said that many in the Nigerian army have also been discontented by delays in receiving their salaries, sometimes waiting weeks or months to be paid. [Finish Article ]... Read More



Nigeria kidnapped schoolgirls: Boko Haram 'prepared to begin release of...
Posted On 05/19/2014 09:56:09 by lagosadmin
The cleric has since been joined by a former aide to one of the group's founders. Neither man has been named, possibly for their own safety. While the Nigerian government has insisted that it is not willing to enter prisoner swap negotiations, the source claimed that dialogue had already been going in secret for several days.[Finish Article ]... Read More



Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Kano suicide attack - BBC News
Posted On 05/19/2014 04:56:08 by lagosadmin
African leaders meeting in Paris at the weekend agreed to wage "war" on Boko Haram, pledging to share intelligence and co-ordinate action against the group. French President Francois Hollande called Boko haram a "major threat to West and Central Africa", and said it had links with al-Qaeda's North-African arm and "other terrorist organisations".[Finish Article ]... Read More



Boko Haram blame likely after car bomb on crowded Nigeria street - CBC.ca
Posted On 05/19/2014 00:02:23 by lagosadmin
"I heard a loud blast. And there was a lot of smoke. Soldiers came in to cordon off the place and ambulances were rushing people to hospital," witness Abdul Dafar, who lives a block away from the blast, said, adding that he had seen four dead bodies in the aftermath. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but blame is likely to fall on violent Islamist group Boko Haram, whose struggle against the Nigerian state has killed thousands over the last five years. [Finish Article ]... Read More



Nigerian villagers fight off attacks by Boko Haram - CNN
Posted On 05/18/2014 18:56:16 by lagosadmin
-- Residents of three villages in northeastern Nigeria took security into their own hands this week, repelling attacks by Boko haram insurgents and killing more than 200 of them, residents and officials said. Hundreds of Boko haram fighters stormed the villages of Menari, Tsangayari and Garawa in the ethnic Shuwa-dominated Kalabalge District on Tuesday. Boko haram -- the group responsible for the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the same region -- was met with stiff resistance as locals... Read More



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