Category: Nigeria

Terrorists Wage Food War in Nigeria’s North

JOS, Nigeria—Half of Nigeria’s rural population in central Plateau State may face hunger next year following mass crop destruction by Fulani terrorists waging a so-called food war, which means hunger for millions. The Fulani are a Muslim ethnic group who have been waging a sectarian war inside Nigeria, with crop destruction their latest tactic. At […]

Terrorists Wage Food War in Northern Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria—Half of Nigeria’s rural population in central Plateau State may face famine next year, following mass crop destruction by Fulani terrorists waging a so-called food war, which means hunger for millions. The Fulani are a Muslim ethnic group who have been waging a sectarian war inside of Nigeria, with crop destruction serving as their […]

Nigeria’s Three Wars: ISIS, Bandits, and Grifters

Buffeted by insurgent attacks in Nigeria’s northeast and northwest, Nigeria’s army braces itself for challenges, including mega-frauds by arms procurers. “Nigeria’s army is stretched thin,” according to David Otto, a London-based defense consultant for the Nigerian Defense Ministry. The competition between two terrorist groups claiming the mantle of ISIS was decided in late May with […]

Nigeria’s Three Wars: ISIS, Bandits, and Grifters

Buffeted by insurgent attacks in Nigeria’s northeast and northwest, Nigeria’s army braces itself for challenges, including mega-frauds by arms procurers. “Nigeria’s army is stretched thin,” according to David Otto, a London-based defense consultant for the Nigerian Defense Ministry. The competition between two terrorist groups claiming the mantle of ISIS was decided in late May with […]

Nigeria’s 3 Wars: ISIS, Bandits, and Grifters

Buffeted by insurgent attacks in Nigeria’s northeast and northwest, the Nigerian army is bracing itself for more challenges, including mega-fraud by arms procurers. “Nigeria’s army is stretched thin,” according to David Otto, a London-based defense consultant for the Nigerian Defense Ministry. The competition between two terrorist groups claiming the mantle of ISIS was decided in […]

Police Chief, Six Bandits Die in Clash in Southeast Nigeria

YENAGOA, Nigeria—A Nigerian local police chief and six bandits were shot dead during a clash in southeastern Imo State, police said on Tuesday, the latest incident in a multi-faceted insecurity crisis engulfing Africa’s most populous nation. The clash took place on Monday when a large group of gunmen were spotted driving into the town of Omuma in a convoy of three vehicles. Police attacked them, resulting in the seven deaths and in […]

28 Abducted Baptist School Students Freed in Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria—Armed kidnappers in Nigeria have released 28 of the more than 120 students who were abducted at the beginning of July from the Bethel Baptist High School in the northern town of Damishi. Church officials handed those children over to their parents at the school on Sunday. But the Rev. Israel Akanji, president of […]

Police in Nigeria Secure Release of 100 Kidnapping Victims

LAGOS—Police and government authorities have secured the release of 100 people, including women, children, and nursing mothers, who were kidnapped from their village in northwestern Nigeria over a month ago, a local police spokesperson said. Nigeria is battling an increase in armed robberies and kidnappings for ransom, mainly in northwestern states, where thinly deployed security […]

Nigerian Women Protest Alleged Military Complicity With Terrorists

JOS, Nigeria—Having buried their fathers, sons, and husbands who died as a result of terrorist activity in Nigeria, along with what they claim is complicity by the military, northern Nigerian women have taken to the streets in protest. From January to June, 23 attacks by Fulani terrorists in Nigeria’s Plateau State resulted in 215 deaths, […]

Gunmen Kidnap Dozens of Villagers in Northwestern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Gunmen abducted at least 60 people and killed one person in northwestern Nigeria after riding motorbikes into five villages and firing sporadically into the air, a police official and several residents said on Saturday. Nigeria is battling an increase in armed robberies and kidnappings for ransom, mainly in northwestern areas, where thinly stretched security […]