UNHCR pledges aid to thousands displaced in Lake Chad Basin - UNHCR

Wrapping up a 10-day visit to Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria, Filippo Grandi vows to assist 460,000 people displaced by insurgency. By: UNHCR staff in Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria and Geneva | 21 December 2016 | Français | عربي. A forcibly ...and more »

[VIDEO] Soldiers fighting Boko Haram beg Buhari for food, water - The Punch

A video showing the plight of Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram in the North East has gone viral on the Internet, sparking outrage. The undated video, which was uploaded on YouTube on Tuesday, showed several soldiers surrounding three of their ...and more »

Nigeria's farmers return home to rebuild lives shattered by Boko Haram - The Guardian

A reconstruction project in Bama, north-east Nigeria. More than 660,000 of those in camps in the region returned to their homes this year. Photograph: Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images. A reconstruction project in Bama, north-east Nigeria. More than 660 ...and more »

Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Thursday morning - Daily Post Nigeria

1. In order to ensure that the war against insurgency is effectively fought and won, the military has now commenced the construction of accessible road into the Sambisa Forest; a zone generally known as the hideout and operational headquarters of the ...and more »

Are Christian Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Being Used to Carry Out Suicide Bombings? - Christian Post

Persecution watchdog groups are speculating that kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, many of whom are Christian, could have been used by the Boko Haram terror group to carry out a suicide bombing and kill 56 people in Maiduguri, ...and more »

Mischievous elements shot video of soldiers begging for water – Army - The Punch

The Nigerian Army says the video of soldiers begging for water and food, which went viral on Tuesday, was shot by “mischievous and disgruntled elements”. The video, which was uploaded on YouTube, showed several soldiers at Alargarno in Borno State, ...and more »

Pulse: Food shortages in northern Nigeria - Deutsche Welle

All this year the problem of food shortages in northern Nigeria has been highlighted by various aid agencies. The UN described it this month as the worst on the African continent. President Buhari though says that is hype. But the Boko Haram insurgency ...and more »

World's overlooked crisis: Lake Chad region - Deutsche Welle

Eight million people in Africa's Lake Chad basis face starvation in a largely overlooked crisis, aid agencies have warned in a survey. Rates of child malnutrition are 'terrifying.' Nigeria Unruhen und Landwirtschaft (AFP/Getty Images). The Thomson ...and more »

Nigerian Army Frees Almost 2000 Civilians From Boko Haram in a Week - Newsweek

The Nigerian army freed almost 2,000 civilians from Boko Haram-controlled areas in the past week, according to the officer commanding operations against the militant group. Troops rescued 1,880 civilians from enclaves of the militant group in Sambisa ...and more »

Nigeria rescues 1880 hostages from Boko Haram - The New Indian Express

ABHUJA: Nigerian government forces have rescued another 1,880 hostages from the den of the terror group Boko Haram, the army authorities said on Thursday. The hostages, all women and children, were freed from inside the Sambisa Forest, known as the ...and more »