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Why Nigeria cannot defeat Boko Haram - BBC News
Posted On 05/13/2014 23:56:04 by lagosadmin
The declaration would bring "extraordinary measures" to bear against the insurgents in order to "restore normalcy" to the region, the president said. "The troops have orders to carry out all necessary actions within the ambit of their rules of engagement to put an end to the impunity of insurgents and terrorists," President Jonathan said.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Nigeria abduction video: Schoolgirls 'recognised' - BBC News
Posted On 05/13/2014 18:56:13 by lagosadmin
Newspapers printed elsewhere don't reach the north-east for several days, if at all, and in many places there is no electricity to watch TV. Nevertheless community leaders in the area say three girls have been positively identified by their parents. Others have been identified by friends who escaped during the early days of the abduction.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Nigeria Opens Door for Talks With Kidnappers - ABC News
Posted On 05/13/2014 18:56:11 by lagosadmin
A Nigerian government official said "all options are open" in efforts to rescue almost 300 abducted schoolgirls from their captors as U.S. reconnaissance aircraft started flying over this West African country in a search effort. Boko Haram, the militant group that kidnapped the girls last month from a school in Borno state, released a video Monday purporting to show some of the girls. A civic leader said representatives of the missing girls' families were set to view the video as a group later... Read More

US spy planes join hunt for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls - CBS News
Posted On 05/13/2014 13:58:41 by lagosadmin
The nearest drone base is in the country of Niger, next door to Nigeria. They were sent there last year to fly north and search for militants operating in Mali. To aid in the search for the girls, the drones, which are unarmed, would have to fly hundreds of miles east over the part of Nigeria where Boko Haram is based.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Nigeria abductions: Government 'ready' for Boko Haram talks - BBC News
Posted On 05/13/2014 13:58:40 by lagosadmin
But Dumoma Mpur said that so far she has not seen any government troops in Chibok. Meanwhile President Goodluck Jonathan has asked the National Assembly to extend for another six months the state of emergency in Borno - from where the girls were abducted - and two other north-eastern states.[Finish Article ]... Read More

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