Category Archives: Nigeria

Nigeria ‘gay wedding’ bust leads to charges

Prosecutors in the northern Nigeria state of Kaduna have charged a group of 53 people with conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding.

The accused, arrested last Saturday, have denied the allegations, with their lawyers saying they were illegally detained.

The court released the group on bail and the case was remanded to 8 May.

Homosexual acts are banned in socially conservative Nigeria and are punishable by up to 14 years in jail.

Boko Haram plot to attack US and British embassies in Nigeria is foiled as five Muslims arrested

Nigeria says it has foiled a plot by ISIS-linked Boko Haram militants to attack British and United States embassies.

Five suspected members of the Islamist militant group based in Benue state, in the country’s middle belt, have been arrested over plans to strike the two consulates in the capital Abuja.

Police say the terror cell had ‘perfected plans’ to attack the two headquarters and ‘other western interests’.

The Vigilantes Fighting Boko Haram With Magic Amulets

Call it the placebo effect, psychological warfare, or what have you—this medicine show raises the morale of volunteers in a very dangerous war.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—At first glance the corrugated tin shack with its display of dried plants and powders in empty rice sacks spilling outside and animal skins tacked to the front door seems like any other roadside spice market or traditional medicine shop here in northeast Nigeria. But this humble depot is where members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF)—a vigilante group integral to the Nigerian government’s counterinsurgency operations—procure the charms and amulets they believe protect them from the terrorists of Boko Haram.

Switzerland funds Nigerian TV show urging migrants to AVOID coming to the nation illegally

THE SWISS government has funded a Nigerian television series telling migrants not to illegally emigrate to the country.

The television series is called “The Missing Step” and cost Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) more than £360,000.

Lukas Rieder, a spokesman for SEM, said: “We have seen that a lack of information or false information is one of the main problems that leads to illegal migration.

Who will protect Nigeria’s northern Christians?

Christians massacred by Muslim Fulani tribesmen in Nigeria

Another day in northern Nigeria, another Christian village reeling from an attack by the Muslim Fulani herdsmen who used to be their neighbours — and who are now cleansing them from the area. The locals daren’t collect the freshest bodies. Some who tried earlier have already been killed, spotted by the waiting militia and hacked down or shot. The Fulani are watching everything closely from the surrounding mountains. Every week, their progress across the northern states of Plateau and Kaduna continues. Every week, more massacres — another village burned, its church razed, its inhabitants slaughtered, raped or chased away. A young woman, whose husband and two children have just been killed in front of her, tells me blankly, ‘Our parents told us about these people. But we lived in relative peace and we forgot what they said.’

Nigerian military ‘mistake’ kills at least 50 in attack on refugee camp

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BAMAKO, Mali — The Nigerian military bombed a crowded camp for people fleeing Islamist militants Tuesday, killing more than 50 people in what was described as a mistake by air force pilots targeting Boko Haram fighters.

The bombardment occurred in the city of Rann, near the Cameroon border, one of places where more than 1 million victims of Boko Haram have fled in recent years as part of one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises.

More than 100 people were injured, and humanitarian workers were among the dead, aid officials said.

Muslima suicide bomber lynched by irate mob after her explosive vest fails to detonate

A female suicide bomber in Nigeria was lynched to death by an irate mob after her explosive vest failed to detonate.

The woman was killed by people at the Kasuway Shanu cattle market in the central district of Kasuwa in Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria.

She was killed shortly after another woman had successfully detonated her vest.

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The Boko Haram Girl Hostages Nobody Talks About

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—On a week when a number of local airlines either cancelled or rescheduled flights owing to a scarcity of aviation fuel, all 21 recently released schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 by Boko Haram militants in the northeastern town of Chibok managed to board a flight from Nigeria’s capital, Abuja,  and travel back to the scene of their abduction.

Their return was portrayed by the government as a kind of victory lap at a time when, it is said.,  no area in the region is held by the jihadists.

Nigeria: Muslims detonate two girls, both aged 7, in murder bomb attack

Two seven-year-old girls blew themselves up in a suicide bomb attack at a busy market in Nigeria.

One other person was killed while at least 17 were injured in the explosions in the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

Officials blamed the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group that has staged numerous attacks in Maiduguri, the birthplace of the insurgency.

h/t ZD

Nigeria church collapses onto worshippers, killing 160

Up to 160 people are reported to have been killed after a church roof collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria.

Etete Peters of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital said mortuaries were overflowing and the final death toll was likely to be much higher.

Youth leader Edikan Peters said many other victims were in private mortuaries scattered all over the city of Uyo.

Shocka! Nigerian Court Sets Free Muslim Murderers Of Christian Woman Accused Of Blasphemy

KANO—The six months trial of the five suspected killers of 74-year-old Madam Bridget Agbahime, over alleged blasphemy was brought to an end yesterday as Kano magistrates freed all the accused.

Bridget Agbahime was killed by a mob at Kofar Wambai Market over alleged blasphemy last June.

At a session of the court, the Chief Magistrate, Mr. Jibrin Muhammad, discharged the five suspects and terminated the case in line with the directive of the Attorney-General of Kano State.