Boko Haram: Atiku Counters Buhari Over Victims Comment
The erstwhile Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has countered President Muhammadu Buhari over his statement that 90 percent of Boko Haram victims were Muslims. Atiku, in his tweet yesterday, said the activities of Boko Haram should be holistically condemned by all regardless of the victims’ religion. Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, said Buhari shouldn’t be concerned about the faith of the victims.
He Tweeted:“We mustn’t rationalise killings. Whether Christian, Muslim, Traditionalist, or Atheist, the killing of any human being, by Boko Haram, or any misguided group is wrong and should be condemned unequivocally,” Atiku said. “There is no compulsion in religion. Only love,” he added.
Terrorism: Government is headquarters of Boko Haram – SDP Presidential candidate, Adebayo Adewole
The Social Democratic Party's (SDP) Adewole Adebayo, who is running for president, has said that the military and the government itself are fighting terrorism in Nigeria.Adebayo mentioned that the government and the Boko Haram terrorists share the same headquarters during his appearance on Channels Television's Politics Today on Wednesday night.The presidential candidate claimed that because those in the government were beneficiaries and were making money off of the...
Kuje Prison Break: Boko Haram Claims Responsibility
Barely twenty hours after the unimaginable attack in one of the minimum correctional centres in the country, the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, known as the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attack on Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital.The facility was under attack by gunmen, according to one of the sources, the terrorists invaded the facility around 9:05 pm and operated till 1:30 am...
Insecurity: Boko Haram killed 33,127 in 10 years – Experts
Experts have lamented the level of devastation and negative impact insecurity has brought upon the country.In a latest study carried out by Nextier, a leading think-tank in Nigeria, profiling the entire security situation in the country, particularly on pastoral banditry, vandalism among other forms of terrorism, observed that for over two decades, violent insecurity surged in scale and sophistication, posing an unprecedented threat to valued assets, including lives...
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