ABA, Nigeria — Horror calls down to us from northern Nigeria. Most of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram rebels last spring are still unaccounted for. On Nov. 10, Boko Haram bombed a high school in Potiskum, killing at least 48 children. Last month, the group killed 48 fish vendors near the border with… Continue reading Growing Up Fearful in Nigeria
A deputy imam of a mosque in Madalla who went missing along with four other Muslim clerics over the past eight months has been released from the custody of the State Security Service, Daily Trust learnt yesterday. Malam Abubakar Ahmed, the deputy chief Imam of a Madalla Juma’at mosque, which is located between the market… Continue reading My 8-month ordeal in SSS custody, by Madalla Imam
The federal government has confirmed that it is in dialogue with the fundamentalist sect Boko Haram, which has been raging insurgency across states in Northern Nigeria, claiming hundreds of lives. The dialogue with the sect is said to be holding through what is described as “back room channels”. This was made known by the Special… Continue reading FG confirms dialogue with Boko Haram via “back channel”
Renowned Kaduna-based Islamic scholarSheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi Sheikh Ahmad Gumi yesterday explained how he survived the recent suicide bomb attack along Ali Akilu Road near his house in Kaduna, saying the attack was hatched by elements trying to spark war between Muslims and non Muslims.
Against the backdrop of the not-too-cordial relationship between former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, Assistant Editor, Dapo Falade, X-rays the new-found rapport in the quest to finding a solution to the security challenges facing the country. FOR the second time in less than two years, two of Nigeria’s foremost former leaders, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo… Continue reading OBJ/IBB: Case of two ‘enemies’ uniting for the Nigeria project
Readers of my Facebook page (Facebook/aliyu.u.tilde) might have read the posting I made this morning regarding the current humanitarian situation of the forcibly displaced Fulani in Barikin Ladi and Riyom local governments. I then reported that no relief material has reached them even as at noon when I made the posting. The situation has not… Continue reading Relief for the Fulani in Jos
(All editing errors regretted. There isn’t time to proofread the article thoroughly this late) When it became clear that the Defence Headquarters are bent on carrying out its security operation in the areas it announced, we put our heads together to see what best we can make of the situation to ensure minimum difficulties for… Continue reading The Latest on Fulani/STF Standoff – By Dr. Aliyu Tilde
Police in Kogi on Monday announced the recovery of 46 Improvised Explosive Devices, and the arrest of a suspect from a residential building during an overnight operation.
Jos – Plateau, Nigeria Governors of the Northern states yesterday urged the Special Task Force to exercise caution regarding the quit notice given to Fulani people in Plateau State. Chairman of the Northern States Governors Forum, Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, in a statement yesterday in reaction to the notice given to Fulani… Continue reading Quit notice to Fulani: Northern govs caution STF
The death of a Senator and a member of the Plateau State House of Assembly has once more drawn the attention of the country to the unending crisis on the Plateau, not because there was cessation in the conflict before their deaths but because the crisis has started to take a new dimension altogether. The… Continue reading The Fulani and the Genocide Dream of Jang – Dr. Aliyu Tilde