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Five years after mass kidnap horrified the world, Nigerians call on Buhari to free Chibok girls

On April 13, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari told parents of the Chibok girls that he “has still not forgotten their daughters who were kidnapped from their dormitory five years ago” on April 14, 2014, in Borno state. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, President of Nigeria at the 73rd session of the United Nations …

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Buhari Gave Me Go-ahead To Run For Senate Presidency Long Before Elections, Says Ndume

Ali Ndume, the lawmaker representing Borno South senatorial district, says he sought the permission of President Muhammadu Buhari to run for Senate President, long before the February 23 elections. He also said he did not rebuff any persuasion from Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice-President, to abandon his ambition in the Senate, …

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Nigeria: 52 Boko Haram fighters killed in attack on MNJTF in Cross Kauwa, Chad army says

More than 50 Boko Haram fighters were killed in an attack on the Multinational Joint Task Force in northeastern Nigeria, a Chadian military spokesperson said Wednesday. Two Chadian soldiers attached to the MNJTF, a regional counter-insurgency force comprising personnel from Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria, were killed in the Tuesday …

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Nigeria: Over 30000 people in acute need in Monguno, Borno state

Over 30,000 people who were forced to flee to the town of Monguno following renewed clashes that erupted in Nigeria’s Borno state in late December are in acute need of shelter, water, sanitation, food, protection, medical care and mental health support, warns international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders …

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Nigeria: Tens of thousands in acute need following clashes in Borno state

An estimated 30,000 people are in acute need of shelter and other basic necessities in the northeastern Nigerian town of Monguno after fleeing fighting between government forces and armed opposition groups, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling for a coordinated aid response …

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Local Government Area Settlement Profiling Damboa town, Damboa LGA, Borno State, Nigeria, January 2019 – Nigeria

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY Since the conflict between Nigerian security forces and armed opposition groups (AOGs) escalated in 2013, more than two million individuals have been displaced. Most were displaced within Borno State, particularly to urban centres in accessible Local Government Areas (LGAs). The humanitarian response is challenged by information gaps …

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