Thursday, September 25, 2014

Nigeria update

This morning the news was that as the Caliphate prevails over Bama LGA in Borno St. the Shari’a court gave it’s first judgement resulting in the amputation of an arm of two women accused of stealing.  Many have fled into Cameroon where the number of registered refugees is said to be  about 15,000 but another 10,000 are expected.  There are also many displaced people in other States all in desperate conditions.

The encouraging news though is that the army have attacked  and overcome a contingent of Boko Haram, killing 400 including their leader, and others surrendered their weapons.  Then on Tuesday BK terrorists fleeing in a truck were arrested by soldiers in Biu.  they were all Kanuri and Hausa speakers aged between 18 and 25.  They promised to lead the army to other BH camps and possibly the Chibok girls.  
People got excited over the weekend when rumours spread that some of the abducted Chibok girls had been released and were now held in the Maiduguri army barracks.  Later however the army said it was not the Chibok girls but girls were from other areas. 

However, yesterday the EYN Church at Shafa in Biu area of Borno was set on fire.  Built in 1965 it was said to be the largest church building in N Nigeria.  This followed shooting in the town when many were killed and houses burnt.  Over the weekend a market was attacked in the Monguno area of Borno, 9 were killed and 10 injured and much food was stolen.  In another place lorries were stopped, drivers killed and loads taken.  

On Tuesday the Fulani terrorists attacked Gidan Gambo a village of ethnic Eggon in the Mada Hills area.  Eye witnesses said 50 selected houses were attacked and 15 people killed.  Many fled.
Fadan Karshi in Kaduna State that was attacked last week and the surrounding villages are like ghost towns with only a few Muslim people there now.  The State Governor, a Muslim, visited the area where over 300 people have been killed.  Women staged a protest.
Similar attacks have been carried out by Fulani in villages around Okpoga South  and also in 20 villages around Gusau LGA

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