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PostPosted: 30-05-2014 20:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nigeria traditional leader shot dead by gunmen

The ruins of Gamboru Ngala's market, Nigeria

Many towns and villages have been razed to the ground in the north-east

A high-ranking traditional leader has been killed in northern Nigeria after his convoy came under attack by suspected Boko Haram militants.

Gunmen shot dead the Emir of Gwoza, Shehu Mustapha Idris Timta, in his car.

Boko Haram has waged an increasingly bloody insurgency since 2009 to create an Islamic state in Nigeria.

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan vowed to wage "total war" against the group, which has been held more than 200 girls captive since last month.

"They shot the emir of Gwoza. He died on the spot," Wali Ibrahim, an aide to the emir, told the BBC Hausa service.

"After he died we reversed back from that area and we went to the army checkpoint," he added. ...
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Nigeria schools walk line between Islamic and Western traditions

For Muslim children in northern Nigeria, memorising and reciting the holy Koran is an integral part of growing up.

Down an alleyway in central Kano, I find one of the many Koranic schools which have changed little in generations.

About 800 boys are sitting on mats chanting verses of the Koran, which they have written out on wooden tablets with short sharpened sticks, dipped in ink.

They do this for hours each day. For most of these boys, this is the only education they get.

Many come from villages far away. They board at the school where conditions are basic, to put it mildly.

Across northern Nigeria, it is estimated that about 11 million children get no access to mainstream education.

But there is a growing belief that reforms are long overdue and a broader education is essential.

"When I was growing up I didn't get any Western education. I only attended a Koranic schools like this one," says Abdurrahman Muhd, the mallam, or religious teacher, as he shows the students how to write the Arabic script.

"But we have to change to compete with the challenges of modern society." ...
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Nigerian villagers 'killed in Boko Haram church attack'

Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of villagers in fresh attacks in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria, the BBC has learnt.

In one attack, gunmen disguised as soldiers fired on a crowd in a church compound, local MP Peter Biye said.

He said he had warned the army that the area was at risk after troops stationed nearby were withdrawn three months ago.

The latest attacks come as the army denied that several generals had been found guilty of aiding the militants.

Nigerian media reported on Tuesday that 10 generals and five other senior military officers had been tried before a court martial for supplying arms and information to the Islamist militant group.

However, a military spokesman called the reports "falsehoods".

This contradicted Interior Minister Abba Moro who in a BBC interview on Tuesday said it was "good news" that the army had identified soldiers who were undermining the fight against the insurgents, and that it sent a strong message to other serving officers.

Boko Haram has waged an increasingly bloody insurgency since 2009 in an attempt to create an Islamic state in Nigeria.

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The BBC's Will Ross in Nigeria says the attacks on six villages over the last few days have been near the Mandara Mountains - a known Boko Haram hideout by the border with Cameroon.

Residents who managed to flee Attagara said that their village church first came under attack on Sunday when reportedly 20 people died.

Villagers retaliated and some militants were allegedly killed.

This seemed to prompt a revenge attack on Tuesday when militants dressed as soldiers pretended they had come to protect the village, Mr Biye said.

"They came in mass in military uniform with about 200 motorcycles… they said they came to rescue them [and] they should not run away," he told the BBC's Newsday programme.

Villagers were urged to come to the church, and people gathered believing it was the military, the MP said.

"They surrounded them - they started shooting them," Mr Biye said, adding that the gunmen then burnt many buildings.

Those who had fled into nearby hills reported seeing many dead bodies, he said.

When troops were based in nearby Chinene village, the area was calm but since their withdrawal three months ago the area had become the insurgents' "base", Mr Biye said ...
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Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Maiduguri 'preachers kill dozens'

Suspected Boko Haram militants have launched an attack on a village near the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing about 45 people.

The attackers told villagers they had come to preach before firing on a crowd that gathered, survivors told the BBC.

Separately, officials say up to 200 may have been killed in a wave of attacks in villages in the region this week.

Militants have frequently targeted remote areas since emergency rule was imposed a year ago in the north-east.

Nigeria's government has been facing growing pressure both at home and abroad to do more to tackle Boko Haram since militants kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in April.

The group has waged an increasingly bloody insurgency since 2009 in an attempt to create an Islamic state in Nigeria - and thousands of people have died in their attacks and the subsequent security crackdown.

Villagers 'tricked'
The attack on the village of Bardari, near the University of Maiduguri on the outskirts of the city, took place late on Wednesday.

The militants entered the village telling people to gather to hear them preach, but then turned their guns on the crowd. ...
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Emir of Kano Ado Bayero dies in Nigeria

The emir of Kano, one of Nigeria's most revered Muslim leaders and a vocal critic of the Islamist Boko Haram militants, has died, aged 83.

Al-Haji Ado Bayero, on the throne of the northern city of Kano since 1963, died after a long illness.

He was the longest-serving emir in Kano's history and sought to reduce tensions with Nigeria's Christians.

Last year, he survived an attack on his convoy by suspected Boko Haram fighters.

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He will be buried after Friday prayers in Kano, according to Islamic tradition.

Tens of thousands of people, including dignitaries from across Nigeria, are expected to attend despite the short notice.

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Analysis: Aliyu Tanko, BBC Hausa

Every year at the end of Ramadan, the emir (R) oversaw a three-day royal horse parade

Although the Sultan of Sokoto is Nigeria's most senior Muslim leader, the late Emir of Kano Alhaji Ado Bayero was seen by many as the country's most respected and influential emir.

This is down to his long reign - he spent 50 years on the throne, his efforts to build peace and the way he always stayed out of Nigeria's sometimes murky politics.

Whenever there were tensions between Kano's Hausa-speaking Muslim majority and the large number of mainly Christian Igbo businessmen in the city, he always intervened to calm the situation. ...
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PostPosted: 07-06-2014 10:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the Indy.

Paying for terrorism: Where does Boko Haram gets its money from?

The Islamist terror group’s recent attacks in Nigeria are notable for the expensive military hardware on display. Terrence McCoy reports on the sources of this money, from wealthy Middle Eastern backers to the black market


Some might suggest that our great friends and the owners of a very great deal of London real estate the Saudis are amongst those with the deepest pockets, I'm afraid that I couldn't possibly comment.
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Yes, I'm quite sure it will end up being the West's fault somehow. Probably the City and the Bullingdon club have a hand in it as well.

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That said the Saudi (and Qatari) ruling elites are beyond vile and the sooner we develop a reliable alternative to oil and allow the Wahabi states to sink back into the medieval way of life they're so fond of the better.
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Yes, I'm quite sure it will end up being the West's fault somehow. Probably the City and the Bullingdon club have a hand in it as well.

Rolling Eyes

That said the Saudi (and Qatari) ruling elites are beyond vile and the sooner we develop a reliable alternative to oil and allow the Wahabi states to sink back into the medieval way of life they're so fond of the better.

They probably won't just, 'sink back into the medieval way of life they're so fond of', because they probably already own a fair bit of the City, you're so fond of, if not the Bullingdon club. Laughing
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Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 20 women in north-east Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have reportedly kidnapped 20 women from a nomadic settlement in north-east Nigeria near the town of Chibok, where the Islamic militants abducted more than 300 schoolgirls and young women on April 15.

Alhaji Tar, a member of the vigilante groups set up to resist Boko Haram's attacks, said the men arrived at noon on Thursday in the Garkin Fulani settlement and forced the women to enter their vehicles at gunpoint. He said they drove away to an unknown location in the remote stretch of Borno state.

Mr Tar said the group also took three young men who tried to stop the kidnapping.

"We tried to go after them when the news got to us about three hours later, but the vehicles we have could not go far, and the report came to us a little bit late," he said.

In another incident, the defence headquarters said that troops prevented raids by Boko Haram this weekend on villages in Borno and neighbouring Adamawa state. Soldiers killed more than 50 militants on Saturday night as they were on their way to attack communities, defence spokesman Chris Oluklade said. ...
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Nigeria World Cup viewers hit by deadly bomb blast

At least 21 people have been killed in a bomb blast in northern Nigeria as they were watching a World Cup match, a hospital source has told the BBC.

Witnesses in Damaturu, in Yobe state, say a suicide bomber in a tricycle taxi detonated explosives as people watched Brazil's match against Mexico on TV.

At least 27 people are said to have been seriously injured.

Public screenings of the World Cup in some parts of Nigeria have been banned because of threats by Boko Haram.

Three states, including Yobe, are under a government-imposed state of emergency following years of attacks.

No group has said it was behind the latest blast.

The local police chief has told the BBC that the attack happened outside a shop with a television, where people had gathered to watch the game.

He said it was not a viewing centre where Nigerians often watch football matches, as these have been banned in the state.

Other sources say it was a viewing centre which was attacked.

While the police say 13 people died, the hospital worker told the BBC he had personally counted 21 bodies ...
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Boko Haram crisis: Dozens killed in villages near Chibok

Dozens of villagers are feared dead after attacks by suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state.

The raids on Saturday morning were close to Chibok, from where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted in April.

Villagers said Boko Haram fighters spent six hours on a shooting spree, chasing fleeing residents into the bush and torching homes.

Boko Haram wants to create an Islamic state in northern Nigeria.

The latest attacks by the group appear to have centred on two villages - Kwarangilam and Koronginim.

Residents described how attackers wearing military uniforms arrived in sports utility vehicles and on motorbikes shouting "Allahu Akbar" and shooting everyone in sight.

Many were gunned down as they tried to hide in the bush.

Witnesses also described seeing Nigerian air force planes and soldiers taking part in a counter-offensive.

The bodies of Boko Haram fighters were also reported to have been found outside Kwarangilam along with burned-out vehicles. ...

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Nigeria's Boko Haram 'seizes women' in Borno

More than 60 women and children have been abducted in northern Nigeria by suspected militant Islamists, residents and officials say.

The abductions are said to have taken place during a series of raids over the past week on villages in Borno state.

Dozens of people were killed in the attacks, and people have been fleeing the villages, a BBC reporter says.

The Islamist group Boko Haram is still holding more than 200 girls it captured in Borno's Chibok town on 14 April.

Boko Haram is demanding the release of its fighters and their relatives, in exchange for the girls. The government has rejected this.

BBC Nigeria correspondent Will Ross says the latest abductions do not come as a surprise.

Many remote villages in north-eastern Nigeria are extremely insecure and when Boko Haram fighters attack, they often spend hours looting and killing, he says.

The abductions took place in the Damboa area, close to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State and the headquarters of Boko Haram until it was forced out by the military and vigilante groups.

Kummabza was just one of the villages targeted, our correspondent says.

One of the village's residents told BBC Hausa: "These Boko Haram insurgents just came in and raided entire villages.

"They captured some women and children and burnt almost all the houses."

The area's senator, Ali Ndume, told the BBC that some men had also been abducted.

"They took them to Izge [a village], sorted them out, took away some females and males that are strong and left the elderly and the weak ones." ...

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At least 21 dead after bomb explodes in Nigerian shopping mall

Firefighters douse cars after a bomb blast at a crowded shopping district in Abuja, June 25, 2014.

The explosion tore through the popular Banex Plaza shopping center in the upscale Wuse 2 district of the Nigerian capital Abuja during rush hour on Wednesday, a police spokesman said. REUTERS/Afolabi

An explosion blamed on Islamic extremists has rocked a shopping mall in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, killing at least 21 people.

The blast came as Nigerians were preparing to watch their country's Super Eagles play Argentina at the World Cup in Brazil. Many shops at the mall have TV screens but it was unclear if the explosion was timed to coincide with the match, which started an hour later.

Witnesses said body parts were scattered around the exit to Emab Plaza, in Abuja's upmarket Wuse 2 suburb.

Police Superintendent Frank Mba said 17 people were wounded and 21 bodies were recovered.

He also said one suspect has been arrested and investigations have already started.

The government urged calm and said it is doing everything possible to "to check the activities of insurgents".

One witness said he thought the bomb was dropped at the entrance to the mall by a motorcyclist. ...

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Nigeria violence: Several dead in Bauchi blast

At least 10 people have been killed and 14 injured in an explosion in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi, police say.

Police spokesman Mohammed Haruna told AFP news agency the blast, which took place on Friday evening, occurred in a building widely known as a brothel.

The cause of the blast is not clear, although Islamist militant group Boko Haram have repeatedly attacked Bauchi.

It came just two days after a bomb in the capital Abuja killed at least 22.

The attack, in which dozens more people were injured, targeted a busy shopping area ...

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Hmmm...

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Nigeria: Boko Haram Members 'Being Killed by Mystical Bees and Mysterious Snakes Possessed by Ghosts'

Members of terror group Boko Haram have allegedly been arrested in Nigeria after fleeing a forest to escape deadly bites from "mystical bees" and "mysterious snakes".

According to Nigerian newspaper Vanguard, the captured insurgents claimed the creatures -- possessed by ghosts -- had killed many Boko Haram members.

"We were told that the aggrieved people who had suffered from our deadly mission -- including the ghosts of some of those we killed -- are the ones turning into the snake and bees," one militant told Vanguard. "Our leaders fled, too." ...

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/nigeria-boko-haram-members-being-killed-mystical-bees-083435454.html#Kw66pe7
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