Recurring violence between herdsmen and farmers, as well as related cattle theft and banditry in many northern states, including Zamafara and Kaduna, posed serious threats to peace and security, a global rights group, Human Rights Watch says in its World Report 2019.
The rampaging Boko Haram jihadists have sacked Marte Local Government Area in the bleeding Borno State of Northern Nigeria. Chairman of the local government council, Ali Shettima, says the area is totally deserted.
Former Ekiti State Governor in Western Nigeria, Ayodele Fayose, has come under a severe bombardment by an Islamic group just as the rampaging Jihadists in the North-East axis of Nigeria forced Borno State to bleed again.
Human Rights Watch says in its efforts to defeat Boko Haram, Nigerian authorities have been allegedly arresting and detaining citizens suspected of involvement with the armed group, Boko Haram. The detainees, according to the global rights group, include thousands of children. But, when the Children’s Rights Advocacy Director of the rights group, Jo Becker, spoke with some of the detained kids, Human Rights Watch said it became clear that many were actually victims of Boko Haram. Becker speaks with Amy Braunschweiger about how the children ended up in military prison for months or even years, and how the prison conditions they endured are the worst she has seen in 20 years at the Human Rights Watch. Enjoy the interview:
The Nigerian Army has ordered troops fighting the undying Boko Haram insurgency in the bleeding North-East axis of the country to keep an eagle eye on traitors ruining their efforts to end the menace which has for claimed the lives of 38,000 citizens, leaving around 10 million persons internally displaced.