ICON publishes this weekly news bulletin to share brief updates and links on the conflict and increasing violence in Nigeria
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ICON had a Busy and Productive Month of August
As we saw the fall of Afghanistan we wondered, along with so many others, what is the fate of Nigeria? We carry the burdens and the hopes of millions of Nigerians who are suffering from terrorism and insecurity.
We reflect on our efforts during the month of August, but we look ahead to the pressing concerns in the coming months. As Nigeria falls into chaos, there is a need for the Nigerian government to quickly address insecurity and for the international community to hold Nigeria accountable.
ICON publishes this weekly news bulletin to share brief updates and links on the conflict and increasing violence in Nigeria.
Soyinka Criticises Plans To Review Grazing Routes
Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka on Friday criticised ongoing plans by the Federal Government to reopen grazing routes across the country. Soyinka, speaking at a press conference in Lagos, said many experts have identified ranching as the solution to the perennial farmer-herder conflict. “Virtually the whole nation is screaming (that) we do not want any open cattle grazing. Whether they go by the name of cattle routes or grazing reserves,” Soyinka said..…READ MORE
ICON believes that the celebration of America’s Independence on the 4th of July is a beacon of hope for all those suffering in Nigeria.
We honor the sacredness of freedom and pray for those experiencing persecution and suppression who cling to the hope that they, too, will experience liberty from the hands of terrorism, violence, and oppression.
God Bless the United States of America.
This summer has been full of travels, meetings, conferences, and speeches. Last month, ICON led the ‘Rally for Nigeria’ in Omaha,
Leah Sharibu was captured by Boko Haram three years ago on February 19th, 2018, and was denied her release due to her faith. The executive director of the International Committee on Nigeria (ICON), Kyle Abts, shared, “The latest verified information that she was still alive was earlier in the year 2020 when a released captive stated that she was still in captivity. There were rumors that she was forced to marry a Boko Haram leader and had given birth to a baby boy, but this was not verified by freed captive(s). Leah’s family are thankful that she was shown to be alive but want the government to work toward her release.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has lamented the way the police treat some cases involving some suspected criminals who are Fulani. The monarch said some Fulani persons who were arrested for kidnapping and handed over to the police were released in controversial circumstances. Alaafin said this in Oyo on Monday when the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abduraheed Akanbi, visited him in his palace. Oba Adeyemi said, “Nigeria is under a weak system.
Three Years Later, Leah Sharibu Is Still Held Captive, Reportedly For Refusing To Renounce Her Faith
In the last three years since a group of Boko Haram terrorists stormed and kidnapped 109 students from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State, in northeast Nigeria, much has changed except one thing: Only one of the victims, Leah Sharibu, has not been released. While little to nothing has been heard from her since her abduction, Leah’s story has become the stuff of legends — a girl who, just 14 years of age at the time of her kidnapping on Feb.
Please read the below articles and stay updated on Nigerian news:
On February 19, 2018, 110 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Nigeria’s deadliest terrorist group, Boko Haram, from their school in Yobe State, Northeastern Nigeria. In March 2018, all of the surviving girls were released except one, Leah Sharibu. Leah’s refusal to abandon her Christian faith and convert to Islam was the reason for her being the only individual not released … WATCH LEAH VIDEO
Government troops killed 81 Boko Haram militants in recent clearance operations in northeast Nigeria,
We thank you for partnering with the International Committee on Nigeria (ICON), we appreciate your support and encouragement. ICON publishes this weekly news bulletin to share brief updates and links on the conflict and increasing violence in Nigeria.
Please see the below articles to stay updated on what is occurring in Nigeria:
Boko Haram: Over 3,000 Internally Displaced Persons storm Yobe from Borno
Yobe State Emergency Agency, (SEMA), said it has in the last three weeks received and profiled more than 3,000 Internally Displaced Persons,