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Nigeria’s Buhari rattled by Boko Haram attacks as polls loom

1 December 2018 Insecurity is a major electoral issue for President Muhammadu Buhari as he seeks re-election in 2019 polls. As Nigeria prepares for general elections in February, a series of attacks by Boko Haram has focused attention on the security situation in the country. The armed group appears to have regained ground in the country’s northeast in 2018, pushing into towns …

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British MP asks whether Buhari being a Fulani is influencing his inaction against Fulani herdsmen

28 November 2018 British MPs held a debate in Westminster Hall yesterday titled: “Nigeria: Armed Violence (Rural Communities)”.  Jim Shannon, who introduced the debate, asked fellow MP John Howell:”Given his knowledge of Nigeria, can the hon. Gentleman see any reason why the Nigerian Government have been reluctant, unable or unwilling to respond to the high levels of violence?”  Howell, the …

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Nnamdi Kanu preaches to the converted in new broadcast

27 October 2018 Nnamdi Kau, who leads the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) agitating for the secession of southeast Nigeria from the rest of the country, was back again on Radio Biafra this evening. Kanu, who was missing since Nigerian soldiers stormed his father’s home in Afaraukwu, Abia State on 14 September last year, had resurfaced on Radio Biafra …

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British MP Fiona Bruce accuses Fulani herdsmen of “genocide” in Nigeria

25 October 2018 Fiona Bruce, the Conservative MP for Congleton in Cheshire, said in the House of Commons today that “nothing less than genocide is unfolding in Nigeria”.  Bruce was speaking during a debate to mark this year’s International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day. The MP said:  ‘I will now turn to Nigeria—I know that my hon. Friend the Member …

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Zamfara: Nigeria’s wild northwest

13 September 2018 Hundreds have lost their lives this year as a fertile region descends into worsening conflict It was a set-up and Buharin Daji walked right into it. The notorious cattle-rustling kingpin had arrived for a meeting in the northern Nigerian bush, ostensibly to settle differences with one of his senior lieutenants, but instead was shot dead. Daji’s murder in …

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“The good, peaceful Fulani need to tell their story”

12 September 2018 The mockery of pastoralist Fulani over their enthusiasm for cows has made way for the slurs of “terrorists” and “militia” as disputes with others in West Africa lead to bloodshed. In Nigeria they face other problems too. The voices of the two boys, neither older than 16, carry over the sound of more than 20 cows trotting …

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