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Mass abductions of children in Nigeria – children should not be used as disposable pawns.

Mass abductions of children in Nigeria – children should not be used as disposable pawns. On Thursday 25th February 2021, at least 300 students were abducted in the latest of recent escalating incidents as terrorist gunmen attacked a government school in the North-Western Zamfara state of Nigeria. According to the BBC, Local officials have confirmed …

‘3 Hours for 3 Years’ – Leah still in captivity

Friday, February 19th 2021 marked three years since Leah Sharibu was brutally abducted by Boko Haram. Leah was taken hostage in Dapchi, Yobe State along with 109 other girls, on 19 February 2018, aged fourteen at the time. Some were shockingly murdered, and the rest returned to their families after about a month. All, that is, except …

Oscar-submission film brings Nigeria’s violent Insurgency to Life….

With insecurity characterised by kidnappings and banditry spreading across Nigeria and with the decade-long insurgency in the North-East of the country beginning to mutate and spread out to the North-West and other geopolitical regions of the nation, the arrival of The Milkmaid film bring to life the realities been experienced by ordinary people in a …

Africa’s failing breadbasket tops world rankings for murdered Christians

There you have it. Almost three years on from Leah Sharibu’s abduction by Boko Haram, we receive confirmation from Open Doors that more Christians are killed in Nigeria for their faith than in any country on the planet. Leah is one of Nigeria’s ‘luckier’ victims, by virtue of the mere fact that she is still …

Ending SARS is only the beginning of Nigeria’s urgent reform

Western and global media has been inundated in the last few days with highs and lows of the #ENDSARS protests. In short, they are a much-needed campaign to reform Nigeria’s notorious police force. At Lekki toll gate last Tuesday, a varying-estimated number of protestors were shot by security forces in a seemingly pre-meditated massacre, as …

Black History to Black Future

By: Ima Duro Emmanuel One moment it was a sea of green-white-green flags proudly held up and being waved by young men and women proudly singing their national anthem. The next moment the dark night’s air rang with the sound of gunshots and the cries of pain and terror as people tried to run in …

Boko Haram endangers Nigeria’s sixty years of independence

The news that the Governor of Borno State in Nigeria has requested the help of neighbouring Chad’s military to defeat Boko Haram, came as a humbling yet welcome move to all those working for peace and justice in Africa. That the news came around October 1st, Nigeria’s sixtieth anniversary of independence from Britain, made the …

Nigeria’s Christian genocide should be top of the ICC case list

Recently the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Nigerian Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, visited the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis. The meeting gave the ICC the opportunity to present their work defending human rights amid some of the harshest abuses humanity has faced, taking place right now on our planet. It should have …

Calls for more joined up thinking on the Sahel and Northern Nigeria

London: 19 August 2020 – Diaspora Nigerians in the UK and America are calling for direct military involvement in peacekeeping in Northern Nigeria which is now third in the Global Terrorism Index. As more British forces prepare for deployment with UN peacekeepers in restive Mali to the north, calls are growing for a similar push …

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