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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



Traditional Nigerian hunters want to find girls - MiamiHerald.com
Posted On 05/19/2014 09:56:17 by lagosadmin
Traditional hunters armed with homemade guns, poisoned spears and amulets have gathered in their hundreds, eager to use their skills and what they believe to be supernatural powers to help find nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists.Some 500 hunters, some as young as 18 and some in their 80s, say they have been specially selected by their peers for their spiritual hunting skills and have been waiting for two weeks in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital and the birthplace of Boko Ha... Read More



Nigerian Hunters Join Effort to Find Missing Girls - Wall Street Journal
Posted On 05/19/2014 09:56:08 by lagosadmin
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—After a lifetime of chasing rats and antelope through the woods, several hundred hunters carried their rifles to this city last week to plan their biggest hunt yet: the search for 223 kidnapped schoolgirls. "I know the forests. I was born in the forests," said 70-year-old Dan Baba Kano, a huntsman in a purple frock, who added that he wasn't afraid of dying in the forests: "At my age? No."[Finish Article ]... Read More



Nigerian president faces increasing pressure over kidnapped schoolgirls...
Posted On 05/19/2014 04:56:13 by lagosadmin
plan to march on the office of president Goodluck Jonathan this week amid growing calls for him to stand down at the next election.Activists from the #BringBackOurGirls group said they will present a "charter of demands" to the president, including calls for a more effective presence in militant strongholds and greater engagement with the community of[Finish Article ]... Read More



Cameroon Military Helps Search for Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls -...
Posted On 05/19/2014 00:02:28 by lagosadmin
Near the nigerian border, where Cameroon’s military was recently seeking information about the girls, villagers distrust their central government. Some support Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that abducted the girls from their school last month, and others are terrifiedA local expert told NBC News 20 people have been assassinated after speaking to authorities over the last year.[Finish Article ]... Read More



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