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Nigerian authorities must not use the state of emergency imposed in the north of the country as an excuse to commit human rights violations, Amnesty International urged today as the military continued its assault on Islamist armed group Boko Haram.
The presidency on Wednesday explained its decision to authorise the release of women, children and other suspected Boko Haram members currently being detained by Nigeria's security agencies. The Nigerian military on Tuesday said it had received a
The attacks on BH camps in northern parts of Borno close to the borders with Chad, Niger and Cameroon followed the 14 May declaration of a state of emergency by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in the northeastern states of Borno, Yobe and
Boko Haram crisis Nigeria to free women Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the release of all women held in connection with "terrorist activity", the defence ministry says. The decision was aimed at enhancing peace efforts in Nigeria,
Nigeria/Niger Republic border As Nigerian troops intensify their search for criminals and members of the Boko Haram in Maiduguri, the Joint Task Force on Saturday imposed a 24 hours curfew in places identified as hot spots of Maiduguri,the Borno
Yola Nigeria's borders with Cameroon Republic, Niger and Chad have been closed as part of the implementation of the emergency rule imposed by President Goodluck Jonathan, authorities said yesterday. After Adamawa State Security Council meeting held
The Nigerian military reports that Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country are "in disarray" and leaving the country in large numbers as a result of its offensive against them. In a statement, it said 14 enemy fighters had been killed
Nigeria's military has imposed a 24-hour curfew in parts of the north-eastern city of Maiduguri as it presses its offensive against militants. A statement named 11 areas of the city where people must remain inside their homes until further notice.
Military officials said air and ground assaults were launched against suspected bases of the Boko Haram Islamist group in border areas at Nigeria's northeastern edge and in a forest south of the city of Maiduguri, the group's birthplace. It was
Insurgents killed in raid on militant camps From Vladimir Duthiers, CNN updated 8:04 AM EDT, Fri May 17, 2013 Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) -- At least 20 insurgents were killed Friday as Nigeria's military carried out an aerial bombardment of suspected