Terror acts rose by more than a third from 2013 to 2014, while deaths nearly doubled, says a new US State Department report. Boko Haram and the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) were largely responsible for an increase in terrorist attacks.
More than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram a year ago may be hidden in underground bunkers in Sambisa forest, according to Kashim Shettima, a Nigerian governor who has called for more decisive actions against the militants.
About 214 women rescued from Islamist Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria are pregnant, according to local media citing the Chief of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). The Nigerian military said it freed nearly 700 women last week.
The Nigerian army has announced it secured the release of another 234 women and children who were being held hostage by Boko Haram militants in their stronghold in Sambisa forest, bringing the total number rescued over the past few days to more than 500.
In a massive operation against Boko Haram militants, the Nigerian military has managed to free almost 300 women, including 200 schoolgirls. However, none of them turned out to be from a group of young Chibok victims who were kidnapped last April.
One of China’s largest railway companies Construction Corp Ltd (CRCC) has signed two construction deals in Africa worth a combined $5.5 billion, demonstrating its ability to compete on the international stage.
Boko Haram’s commitment to the jihadi group the Islamic State, has just become even more pronounced, after the Nigerian terrorist organization changed its name to ISWAP or Islamic State’s West Africa Province.
The Home Office has been ordered to bring a woman and her five-year-old son back to the UK after they were deported to Nigeria earlier this year. The case will likely rattle the Home Secretary’s ‘deport first, appeal later’ plans.