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President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria has acknowledged the country is going through a “trying time”
Report says the Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters fact-finding team to Baga went round the town interviewing those who witnessed the encounter between the Multi National Joint Task Force and Boko Haram terrorists at the various scenes connected with the incident.
Cameroon Nigeria Mixed Commission has on Thursday in Yaoundé commenced its 31th session to complete the demarcation of border between Cameroon and Nigeria.
There is still much confusion in Nigeria as to what exactly happened in Baga in the north-east of the country.
President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday assured the international community of the commitment of his administration to handle appropriate action against any member of the security agencies found culpable in the Baga massacre.
Fighting between Nigeria's military and Islamist militants killed 185 people in a fishing community in the nation's far northeast. The fighting began Friday and lasted for hours. People fled into the arid scrublands surrounding the community on Lake Chad. By Sunday, when government officials finally felt safe enough to see the destruction, homes, businesses and vehicles were burned throughout the area
The State of Plateau witnessed weeks of attacks around the central Nigeria city that claims the lives of 135 people and displaced some 12 000 persons within the area. A Human Rights Watch expert, Eric Guttschuss spoke to WADR
Last week, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan appeared ready to look at amnesty for members of Boko Haram. The radical Islamist movement sent contradictory signals back.
Governors of all 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory Administration are pressing the National Assembly to grant them permission to acquire a three billion US dollar loan.
The request is among the resolutions of the Nigeria Governors' Forum reached after a meeting on Tuesday in the capital Abuja.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is calling on the U.S. to support his country's efforts to find lasting solutions to a series of security challenges confronting the nation.
President Jonathan made the call on Tuesday during a meeting with General Carter Ham, Commander of the U.S. Africa Command, AFRICOM, who paid a courtesy call on him at the State House in Abuja, the Federal capital.