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Boko Haram Islamists still control parts of northeastern Nigeria

People in two of northeastern Nigeria’s six states say militants with ties to Boko Haram are still in control of areas despite the federal government’s unwavering stance that it has defeated the Jihadist militant group. In Borno and Yobe states, residents told DW that militants of the so-called Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) — led by Musab al-Barnawi — …

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Imo 2019: Okorocha’s desperation calls for desperate tactics

Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha’s plans to install his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as the next governor appear to be have been derailed by interests allied against the governor at the state’s All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress on 5 May. The majority of the ward officials elected are aligned against Okorocha and he has since tried to have the results …

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At least 100 people kidnapped along road in northern Nigeria

At least 100 people have been kidnapped along a road in northern Nigeria in the past few days, officials, witnesses and relatives of the abducted told Reuters on Tuesday, underscoring the insecurity still afflicting parts of the country. President Muhammadu Buhari won elections in 2015 partly on promises to bring security to Nigeria but has struggled to fulfil them. He …

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Nigeria violence adds to pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari

Ex-general’s bid for re-election threatened by Boko Haram militants that he promised to destroy When armed militiamen killed dozens in an attack on an isolated village in northern Nigeria this month, it was seen as a sign of rising levels of violence across Africa’s most populous nation, not least because it was the third attack that week with a death …

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