Weekly Nigerian News – 1.5.21

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Please see the below articles to stay updated on what is occurring in Nigeria:

Girls protest against the abduction, killings, and abuses they face.

Nigeria: Breaking – Boko Haram Kidnaps Aid Worker, 50 Passengers Along Maiduguri – Damaturu
More than 50 motorists, passengers including a United Nations Humanitarian Worker (Abubakar Garba Idris) have been abducted by suspected terrorists along the deadly Maiduguri- Jakana- Damaturu 135km federal highway. This latest incident is coming barely two weeks when 35 passengers mostly women were kidnapped near Mainok village situated between Jakana and Beneshiekh town of Kaga Local Government Area of Borno state, in which, Governor Babagana Zulum visited the scene and later pointed an accusing finger to security agencies for not doing their best to secure lives and property along the only road that links the state capital to other parts of the country despite unrelenting support from Government…READ MORE

2020 ended in Nigeria with 2,400 Christians killed by Jihadists – Intersociety •200 deaths recorded in last 2 weeks of Dec
In a statement sent to Sundiata Post on Sunday, the group also said out of the given number 200 Christians were killed in the last two weeks of December. Nigeria recorded an escalated and deteriorated number of Christian deaths in the last two weeks of December 2020 with the additional death of 200 Christians; bringing the total number of Christians hacked to death by the country’s Jihadists and Muslim-held security forces in 2020 to 2,400. This number further represents the same number of Christians hacked to death by Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen in 2018 alone…READ MORE

Over 80,000 IDPs need food in Borno — Zulum
Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has urged the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to address plights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in camps and communities. The over a decade-long Boko Haram insurgency has claimed 36,000 lives with property worth $9.2b (about N3.42tr) in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states. In a statement, yesterday, in Maiduguri, Special Adviser to the Governor on communication and strategy, Isa Gusau, disclosed that the 1.5 million IDPs are in need of food in Maiduguri and other insurgency communities…READ MORE

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