Terrorism

Nigerian Catholic Church leads protests against killings of priests and congregants
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Politics and Society Nigerian Catholic Church leads protests against killings of priests and congregants

The Catholic Church in Nigeria took to the streets in protest against the killings reportedly by the Fulani herdsmen. The longstanding conflict is over fertile land. The recent killings of 19 Catholics including two priests by herdsmen sparked a protest and a call for action from President Muhammadu Buhari. “We do not take this lightly and will ensure justice by apprehending and punishing the assailants,” Vice President Osinbajo said.

Nigeria: 82 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram freed
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Politics and Society Nigeria: 82 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram freed

Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram released 82 Chibok schoolgirls part of a group of nearly 276 they kidnapped in Chibok town in the north-eastern Nigeria three years ago. The girls were released as part of an exchange for the detained five suspects from the militia group by the government, a statement from the Office of the president has confirmed.

Nigeria: Internal stability remains under threat from Boko Haram, Global Peace Index says
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Politics and Society Nigeria: Internal stability remains under threat from Boko Haram, Global Peace Index says

Nigeria’s internal stability remains under threat from Boko Haram and other internal conflicts, the Global peace index reveals. Boko Haram, which became the deadliest terrorist organisation in the world in 2014, has been wreaking havoc in Nigeria and other parts of region. The latest attacks in Bosso, Niger and Nigeria have shown that terrorism remains Nigeria and the region’s most enduring problem