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Gov Kashim Shettima of Borno addressing parents at Chibok

Parents Say 234 Girls, Not 129, Were Abducted From Nigerian High School Raided By Boko Haram

By SaharaReporters, New York

Tears flowed freely on Monday when Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima and Senator Ali Ndumi arrived Chibok, where parents said that 234 girls, not the 129 that has been widely reported, were actually abducted by Boko Haram militants last week from the Girls Secondary School in Chibok.

They also confirmed that 39 of them have been able to escape.

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ACF Calls For Probe Into Sources Of Boko Haram Funding, And Logistics

By SaharaReporters, New York

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF,) on Monday reacted to recent allegations of “confusion and arrogance” by Governor Murtala Nyako, of Adamawa State, by the Federal Government, while acts of genocide continue in the north.

The ACF in a press statement issued by their national publicity secretary, Alhaji Muhammadu Ibrahim, insisted that the Federal Government must probe into the governor’s allegations to discover the sources of Boko Haram’s funding, logistics and also their sponsors.

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PHOTONEWS : Burnt School Buildings And Bunk Beds Where Boko Haram Abducted 200 High School Girls In Nigeria

By SaharaReporters, New York

Borno State governor Kashim Shettima today visited the school where Boko Haram militants abducted some 200 students from the Government Girls secondary school in Chibok. Over 190 girls are still missing from the school according to the principal of the school and parents in the area.

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Mass Abduction Of High School Girls In Nigeria : 14 More Students Escape From Boko Haram – PREMIUM TIMES

By Ola’ Audu

Fourteen more of the kidnapped Borno female students have escaped from their abductors, an official has said.

The Borno State Commissioner for Education, Musa Kubo, on Friday said 14 of the abducted students of Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, Chibok, escaped from their captors and were found wandering in the bushes by residents who brought them back to Chibok Town.

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Buhari To Sue PDP Over Boko Haram Allegation

By SaharaReporters, New York

Former Military President of Nigeria and three-time presidential aspirant, General Muhammadu Buhari has threatened to institute legal action against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should the party fail, within seven days, to retract its statement linking him to terrorism in the North-East.

After Monday’s blast that claimed dozens of lives at the motor park in Nyanya, Abuja, National Publicity Secretary of the ruling Party, Olisa Metuh accused Buhari and other leaders of the All Progressives Party (APC) of masterminding the attacks for their selfish political ambitions.

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Nyanya Bombing: ‘Condemn Boko Haram Openly,’ Afenifere Challenges Northern Elite

Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba organization, has challenged Nigeria’s northern elite to condemn Boko Haram openly.

In a statement signed by Yinka Odumakin, its National Publicity Secretary the group expressed its distress about the bomb blast on Monday in Nyanya, on the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory that left scores of people dead and several others in hospitals with severe injuries.

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PHOTONEWS : Scene Of The Abuja Bus Station Bombing

A powerful bomb planted in a Volkswagen Golf car ripped through a packed bus station in Nyanya, Abuja today killing 71 person and injuring some 123 people according to the Nigerian police.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the nature of the attack bears the signature of Boko Haram, an Islamist terror group operating from Northeastern Nigeria.

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Nigerian Secret Police Detain Citizen Who Tweeted Photos Of The Boko Haram Jailbreak At Their HQ

By SaharaReporters, New York

Onimisi Ciaxon, a Nigerian citizen, tweeted six photos of the Boko Haram jailbreak after security agents regained control of the situation at the headquarters of the State Security Services (SSS) in Abuja. He was arrested shortly after his photos brought attention to the events that took place outside the Nigerian secret police, which is also known as the “Department of State Security,” on March 30, 2014. He has been in detention for 10 days now.

In one of the photos, Mr. Onimisi offered a bottle of water to one of the soldiers. He also took a photo of a soldier and tweeted it to give an accurate sequence of events that transpired during that day.

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Issues In The Boko Haram Alleged Jailbreak By Onyiorah Chiduluemije Paschal

Like wild fire in the harmmatan season, the news of the invasion of the State Security Service office at the Headquarters in Abuja broke out and spread at about noon on Sunday, 30th March, 2014. At first, one had wondered how our highly revered and dreaded men of State Security Service could allow this kind of ugly incident to be their “portion”, just in the same way I was loath to accept this invasion perspective.

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Nigerian Army Says 288 Rifles, 35 Rockets Seized From Terrorists In Cameroon

The Nigeria military claimed on Tuesday to have seized 288 rifles and 35 rockets from terrorists in Cameroon at the weekend.

A statement signed by the Director of Defence Information at Defence Headquarters, Major General Chris Olukolade, attributed the seizure to the collaboration in fighting terrorism in the sub-region, as Cameroon security forces made the huge seizure of arms that were apparently meant for use by terrorists operating in Nigeria.

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Boko Haram’s Attempt To Bomb Kaduna Foiled

By SaharaReporters, New York

An attempt by suspected Boko Haram sect members to set off explosives was foiled today in Kaduna as some Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted at a strategic location were successfully detonated by the police anti-bomb squad.

The suspected sect, according to a security personnel, drove on bike and planted a polythene bag containing the explosives around Sultan Road by Sir Kashim Ibrahim in Kaduna GRA area.

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Why Does President Jonathan Give Life To Boko Haram Terrorists?

By Dr. Peregrino Brimah

Every time another Life sentence is bestowed upon Boko Haram terrorists convicted for the mass murder of Nigerian and foreign citizens, Doctor Amadi jr.. of Muslims Against Terror sends me another email complaining bitterly. He also sends me emails when morally sensitive governor’s of our States sentence ‘mere’ armed robbers to death. He asks me in a rather frustrated tone, ‘why does Jonathan always spare these terrorists?’ I have been unable to answer him. Indeed it is very frustrating and a betrayal to the point of being abominable and raises questions on the intention and possible affection of this government towards terror that has destroyed the north and Nigeria as a whole.
    
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PHOTONEWS : Nigerians In West Virginia Protest Against Boko Haram Carnage And Government Corruption

Students, academics and members of the Nigerian community in West Virginia staged a protest at the West Virginia University in Morgantown.

The protesters condemned the carnage by Boko Haram and the government corruption in Nigeria that led to the “disappearance” of $20 billion from the Nigerian treasury between 2012 - 2013.

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President Jonathan Admits Treating Terrorism With Kid Gloves

By SaharaReporters, New York

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday conceded that his administration initially responded to the country’s terrorism challenges with kid gloves, but said the Federal Government is now very determined to eliminate terrorist groups.

Speaking at the Conference Hall of the Namibia State House in Windhoek, the capital of the southwestern country, on the first day of his two-day bilateral visit, Jonathan told President Hifikepunye Pohamba that his government subsequently adopted a more forceful to exterminating the Boko Haram Islamist sect.

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Throwing Jobs At The Bereaved: More Insult On National Injury Dr. Peregrino BrimahOne of the President’s few remaining ardent supporters, I think it was Bafarawa, said ‘Jonathan is still learning.’ This was an admission of incapacity for sure but was not a reassuring and actually accurate statement, as evidence proves. What is the evidence that the President is learning… what precisely is he learning? What has he learned in 7+ years in Aso rock? He veritably did not learn from late Yar’Adua who he served as deputy under, how to swiftly and firmly, without romance and patronage, defeat Boko Haram as Yar’Adua did. He did not learn from Yar’Adua how to resolve terror crises like the MEND terror of the creeks, which Yar’Adua ‘taught him.’ READ MORE…
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Throwing Jobs At The Bereaved: More Insult On National Injury

Dr. Peregrino Brimah

One of the President’s few remaining ardent supporters, I think it was Bafarawa, said ‘Jonathan is still learning.’ This was an admission of incapacity for sure but was not a reassuring and actually accurate statement, as evidence proves. What is the evidence that the President is learning… what precisely is he learning? What has he learned in 7+ years in Aso rock? He veritably did not learn from late Yar’Adua who he served as deputy under, how to swiftly and firmly, without romance and patronage, defeat Boko Haram as Yar’Adua did. He did not learn from Yar’Adua how to resolve terror crises like the MEND terror of the creeks, which Yar’Adua ‘taught him.’

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