Nigerian News

Lawmakers Call on Nigeria to Gain Release of Boko Haram Hostages

African Victims of Persecution to Hold Prayer Vigil and
Rally at Capitol Saturday

Washington, DC – As prayer
activists plan a vigil at the Capitol for a Nigerian kidnap victim, lawmakers move
to pressure the government of Nigeria to act.

Friends of Leah Sharibu, the schoolgirl who refused recant her faith to Boko Haram terrorists in 2017, will gather at the Grant Memorial on the West face of the Capitol on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

A petition to President Muhammadu Buhari signed by three U.S. Senators and 11 Congressmen was released Wednesday. The letter thanks the government of Nigeria for its efforts to gain the release of all the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in February of 2017 but asks the president to do more.

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Leah Sharibu Still in Captivity

“Pity me and get me out of this serious situation”, Leah Sharibu.

Leah Sharibu remains in captivity. Since February 19th, when she was abducted by Boko Haram – specifically ISIS West Africa – until today she remains a heartache for Leah’s parents and a problem for President Buhari.

People question what Buhari is doing to release Leah Sharibu. Buhari was able to secure the release of the 109 Dapchi kidnapped victims, except Leah Sharibu. Why is he unable to release her?

Is Buhari not putting his full effort to seeing her release?

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Leah is Alive!!!

Confirmed: Leah is Alive
Do not stop praying!

Because you have been praying and asking others to pray for her release we believe that she will be released soon. Leah’s parents confirmed to ICON today that it is, indeed, her in the picture and are relieved to discover that she is alive!

So, do not stop praying for her immediate release and the Buhari and the Nigerian government will act to free her from her Boko Haram captors.

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The Time Is Now!

The International Committee On Nigeria (ICON) is asking you to Stand With Nigeria!
There can be no more excuses!

 

Now is the time to rise up and get behind an initiative that will bring change to Nigeria. We’re not merely talking about electing a suitable President but bringing lasting change and enduring hope.

 

In 2014, when Boko Haram kidnapped 219 Chibok girls, Nigerians exclaimed “Never again!”

 

It took 3 years to get 106 girls released and the world asks, “What about the remaining girls?” The government has shared nothing nor offered any hope to their release.

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Nigeria farmer-herder conflict now deadlier than Boko Haram

ICON: This is a long time coming, as many have known this to be the case already, but it has not been acknowledged by the Federal Government. Please read the following article published by AP.

By SAM OLUKOYA (Jul. 26, 2018)

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria now faces a deadlier threat than its own Boko Haram insurgency, with fighting between farmers and herdsmen over scare resources killing far more people this year, a new report said Thursday.

The violence “threatens to become even deadlier” and could undermine national stability ahead of elections next year,

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Call for Special Envoy to Nigeria

We Ask the United States Send a Special Envoy (Coordinator) to Nigeria & Lake Chad Basin


ICON is requesting that the United States government send a Special Envoy (Coordinator) to Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin. The specific purpose would promote, develop and coordinate an adequate response to the crises in Nigeria.

The nation of Nigeria is a strategic interest to the United States. Nigeria stands at the intersection of North Africa and Sub Saharan African. Of the top 25 most populous countries, Nigeria has the highest social hostilities around religion.1As Africa’s most populous state;

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How Can Nigerians Trust the Armed Forces to Help?

Amnesty International released a scathing report on how the Nigerian Armed Forces are continuing to prove that it can’t be trusted (AI Report: “Nigeria 2017/18”). How can the country trust the armed forces if there are reports of rape, violence & abuse? The media has been running wild with accounts and accusations that stem from AI’s report, but the Nigerian armed forces continue to deny, criticize and disregard  (see BBC’s article, “Boko Haram Crisis”).

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