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Nearly a year after a Libyan militia announced it had set free the son and heir apparent of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi, the fate of Seif al-Islam ... He is still a prisoner," Mokhtar al-Akhdar, a member of Zintan's military council which groups the town's key militias, said categorically when asked about Seif.
According to the plaintiff, "the Federal Government of Nigeria has failed or refused to establish the ranches thereby further and unwittingly ... He therefore asked the court to declare "the killing of several Nigerian people by armed herdsmen in the Federal Capital Territory and in all the states of the ...

States have been using various levels of intermediary, auxiliary and parallel policing providers for some years now, whether it be Vigilante Group of Nigeria, anti-crime militias, civilian JTF, or other para-police institutions. But there is virtually no evidence base even drawn from the examples which do ... state police
He must be put on notice therefore, and given a deadline to produce an actionable plan, backed by legislation, and a timeline within which to clear Boko Haram from the Sambisa forest; arrest and degrade the armed militia that has invaded Nigeria and that is sacking Nigerian communities and ...
The majority of the SDF is made up of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia which Ankara says is a "terrorist" offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) waging an insurgency inside Turkey since 1984. The PKK is blacklisted as a terror group by Ankara and its Western allies. France Kurdish
Since 2009, Boko Haram has waged a brutal insurgency in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring countries. Both its violent jihad and the Nigerian government's and militias' counterinsurgency and counterterrorism efforts have led to the deaths of tens of thousands of people, the prolonged detention ... Strategy

Residents of the Nigerian town of Dapchi were hoping Sunday for the release of the last schoolgirl, who is also a Christian, from among a group of more ... Three suicide bombers killed 19 people at a fish market in Konduga, northeast Nigeria, civilian militia leaders said on Saturday, in an attack blamed .
Kano - Boko Haram killed 10 people in three separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, in the latest violence against civilians in the restive region, local militia said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, four loggers were killed when they stepped on a landmine left by the jihadists near Dikwa, 90km east of the ...
Kano- A suicide bomber on a bicycle killed three people late on Monday when he detonated his explosives on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, civilian militia told AFP. Eighteen people were also injured in the attack, which happened in the Muna Dalti area of the city, said Musa ... Nigeria
Nigeria: A suicide bomber on a bicycle killed three people on Monday, when he detonated his explosives on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, civilian militia told AFP. Eighteen people were also injured in the attack, which happened in the Muna Dalti area of the city, said Musa ... Boko Haram
Schoolgirls and teachers in north-eastern Nigeria have escaped an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, witnesses say. They say the militants in pick-up trucks arrived in the town of Dapchi, Yobe state, on Monday evening, shooting and setting off explosives. Alerted by the noise, staff and ... Boko Haram
Three suicide bombers killed 19 people at a fish market in Konduga, northeast Nigeria, civilian militia leaders said on Saturday, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists. Babakura Kolo, from the Civilian Joint Task Force said the attack happened at about 8:30 pm (1930 GMT) on Friday. "We have 19 ... Boko Haram
Jalingo — Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has accused the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, of raising unnecessary alarm capable of causing disaffection among the peace-loving people of the state. Reacting to a statement by the emir that he was training and arming militia in the state, ... Boko Haram
During a meeting with the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders' Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Niger State, Sanusi regretted the attitude of the states towards open grazing. He said: “We hope that the Vice President will speak to the Governors of Taraba and Benue in particular, on the manner the militias have ... Boko Haram
The response of the Nigerian government to these clashes has been very tepid. These clashes, together with previous ones, have not only led to the displacement of thousands of people but have also led to steep drop in food production as these areas make up part of Nigeria's 'Middle Belt', which is a rich ... Boko Haram
A group, The Northern Nigeria Women Initiative (NNWI), has urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts at abating the widespread killings by militia groups in the country. Mrs. Charity Echor, National President of the group, made the call at the maiden National Executive Meeting of the initiative on ... Boko Haram
File photo of Gov. Ortom briefs President Buhari on security situation in Benue Pic.10. Gov. Samuel Ortom answering questions from State House correspondents after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the security situation in Benue State, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (9/1/18). Boko Haram

“But through the connivance of some police officers you have a command arming militia men under several names; these I think our officers are to brace up to face these challenges. “No State government in this country has the responsibility to approve prohibited firearms to any Nigerian under any guise. Boko Haram
The Nigeria Army has disclosed that troops of 72 Special Forces Battalion and 177 Guards Battalion in the early hours of Wednesday clashed with some armed militia, while on joint clearance operation along Benue and Nassarawa State border. A statement by Army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani ... Boko Haram
“Preliminary investigation shows that Tordue Gber (Tiv Swem) acts as spiritual counselor that provides Gana with “diabolical” powers and the shrine serves as hideout for wanted armed militia, meeting and planning point for operations and logistics base for the criminal armed militias that operate in Benue, ... Boko Haram
The Delta State Government has expressed readiness to dialogue with militia group, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), in the light of its reported threats to resume ... The group warned that its intention to resume attack on critical oil assets in what it termed “Operation red economy” that would cripple Nigeria's oil ... Boko Haram
Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku has denied arming militia group to attack Fulani herdsmen in preparation for open grazing prohibition law. Ishaku, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Hon. Emmanuel Bello, denied allegations of having instructed the massacre of innocent ... Boko Haram
Some youth groups in the Middle Belt and southern part of Nigeria have vowed to resist the incursion of the dreaded Fulani herdsmen into their regions. ... The militia groups, whose leaders spoke with SUNDAY PUNCH on Friday, included Agbekoya Farmers Association, Movement for the Actualisation of ... Boko Haram
He insisted that Benue does not need any militia to tackle the incessant attacks on innocent indigenes, “because the Lord God Almighty will help them to defeat their enemies”. He recalled that if he had wanted to keep a militia group, he would not have disarmed those that were in possession of illegal arms ... Boko Haram
Kano - Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 20 loggers, militia members and residents told AFP on Friday, in the latest attack against civilians in northeast Nigeria. The attack happened on Monday when gunmen on motorbikes opened fire on a group of loggers collecting firewood at Kaje village, near ... Boko Haram
Reacting to the report, Terver Akase, media aide to the state governor, Samuel Ortom, said the government has never recruited armed militias since inception. “We read a news report insinuating that some youth arrested by the military at Arufu, a town between Benue and Taraba States are armed militia ... Boko Haram
They raised the alarm over alleged occupation of parts of Nigeria by foreign militia men who kill, maim and abduct Nigerians for ransom. The lawmakers came short of pushing for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly looking the other way while Nigerians are being killed by ... Boko Haram
Moshood noted that investigation is ongoing to reveal sources of the militia groups, adding that it was unlawful for any person to be in possession of arms without the consent of the Federal Government. On Ortom's claims, Moshood said: “Yes, I'm disputing that because we have evidence that they were ... Boko Haram
Rather, they are said to be armed by the cattle owners within the Nigerian ruling circles. According to the researches, these killers (many of whom are alleged foreigners) appear to have the protection of the state. When they bothered to comment on the atrocities of the herdsmen militia, the President, ... Boko Haram
Ten people were killed and dozens injured on Wednesday in a double suicide-bomb attack in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a civilian militia leader and a resident told AFP. The blasts happened in the Muna Garage area of the Borno state capital, in a market used mainly by internally displaced ... Boko Haram
... Nigerian deportees from Libya between 2014 and 2017 and had doled out over millions of naira and foodstuffs to the stranded and dehumanized migrants. This month alone, the man of God has doled out about N5million to deportees who arrived Nigeria from the politically-unstable country where militias ... Boko Haram
Abass said that in the records of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development and the Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office, the BUA Group did not have a mining lease over the contentious site (No. 2541ML) and was therefore engaged in illegal mining. He stated, “The ministry stands by the stop work order ... Boko Haram
A Nigerian Senator representing Ekiti State, Sylvester Ayodele Arise, who was kidnapped last Sunday, has been freed by his abductors. ... Nigeria's immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has expressed his willingness to work with with party leaders that would emerge at Saturday's elective ... Boko Haram
The group said, “The Nigerian Government, under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, ought to have removed Dambazzau and replaced him ... Meanwhile, the youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Plateau State has called on the governor, Simon Lalong, to immediately sign the ... Boko Haram
In the war with Boko Haram, Nigerian security forces have been accused of many human rights abuses, including killing innocent civilians and detaining children for months to determine their loyalties. At checkpoints to enter Maiduguri, soldiers and militia members have turned away large groups of ... Boko Haram
BUA Group alleged to be using militia to a mine site allocated to Ministry of Mines, Nigeria and Dangote Group ... Abass said that in the records of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development and the Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office, the BUA Group did not have a mining lease over the contentious site (No. Boko Haram
Iraqi officials have blasted calls to disband a Shiite-dominated militia coalition that has been key in battling the Islamic State group, after French President ... Calls have grown from the West for the Hashed, an umbrella group dominated by Iran-backed Shiite militias that is officially controlled by Iraq's prime ... Boko Haram
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"Rather than keeping quiet therefore, we say without fear of contradiction that the world over, it is the Fulani herdsmen that established a terrorist militia which has been terrorizing farmers, eating crops and destroying livelihood all over Nigeria—believed to have killed more innocent people than their ... Boko Haram
At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in a dual suicide bomb attack at a busy morning market in northeast Nigeria today, according to local ... The police said 13 people were killed, while a spokesman for a local civilian militia, Ibrahim Saidu Maniya, said the death toll was as high as 18. Boko Haram
Femi Fani-Kayode, a onetime culture and aviation minister in Nigeria, claimed that a staggering 75 percent of migrants detained and kept by Libyan militias in North Africa are from his country. The Cambridge-educated lawyer added that the victims have their "bodies mutilated” and are "roasted like suya ... Boko Haram
The Inspector General of Police, Mr Idris Ibrahim, who visited Adamawa over the incident last Tuesday, had directed the deployment of five units of Mobile policemen to contain tension and further attacks in the area. Meanwhile, Adamawa chapters of Muslim Council and Christians Association of Nigeria ... Boko Haram
A tribal militia killed at least 43 people in South Sudan's central ... civil war in 2013 and is riven by rivalry between rebels, military and militias. Boko Haram
Fingers are pointing at Bachama militia men. ... “We are deeply disturbed by the rate at which ethnic violence is erupting in Nigeria. We are ... Boko Haram
Boko Haram fighters briefly overran a town in northeast Nigeria in a raid to loot food supplies, military and civilian militia sources said on ... Boko Haram
The UN says suspected Christian militias killed an Egyptian UN ... Bozize in 2013, provoking a backlash from the Christian anti-balaka militia. Boko Haram
Nigerian Army on Saturday repelled an attack by Boko Haram ... The local militia added that most of the residents, who had earlier run to the ... Boko Haram
... as the Muslim Council and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in ... Adamawa Muslim Council accused some militia of being behind it, ... Boko Haram
In July, at least 69 people - most of them soldiers and civilian militia ... out of the town, which is now under the full control of the Nigerian military. Boko Haram
It's taken the drowning of 26 women for Nigeria to take its migrant ... One of the most high profile incidents saw 26 young Nigerian women drown ... Female migrants also face the prospect of being married off to militia fighters. Boko Haram


 

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