#AceNewsReport – Oct.01: The region borders Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon and fighters from Boko #Haram and a rival splinter group, the #IslamicState in West Africa Province (ISWAP), have used it for years as a haven from which to attack troops and civilians.
#AceDailyNews says that according to reports militants have attacked a village, murdered nine people & set fire to Chad Villagers in Jihadist Assault,” AFP, September 22, 2021:
“Elements from Boko Haram attacked Kadjigoroum and killed nine people and set fire to the village” on Sunday night, regional governor Mahamat Fadoul Mackaye told AFP by telephone.
Chadian authorities use the Boko Haram label to refer to both militant groups.
The head of a local NGO confirmed the attack and death toll at the village, asking not to be identified….
#AceNewsReport – July.09: ICN reports that the children who were kidnapped were Christians. For over a decade, Boko Haram has “ravaged the northeastern part of Nigeria and around Lake Chad.” Last year, Boko Haram kidnapped over 300 boys in Western Nigeria. So far this year, Boko Haram has committed seven mass kidnappings in Nigeria.
#AceDailyNews reports that in NIGERIA: 140 more Christian children kidnapped from ‘Bethel Baptist Boarding School’ and last year alone Boko #Haram kidnapped over 300-boys and committed 7-mass-killings with recruitment of children as soldiers and suicide bombers as aidorganisationscomplain about not allowing amnesty in the west for unaccompanied children according to an ICN report
“Nigerian gunmen kidnap 150 children from boarding school in Kaduna state,” ITV News, July 5, 2021:
Gunmen have kidnapped around 150 schoolchildren from a boarding school in north-west Nigeria.
The gunmen stormed Bethel Baptist High School in the early hours of Monday, shooting sporadically as they kidnapped the students, police spokesperson Mohammed Jalije has said.
Heavily armed criminal gangs in the country often attack villages to loot, steal cattle and abduct people for ransom – but since the start of the year they have increasingly targeted schools.
John Hayab, whose son narrowly escaped the abduction, said about 180 students attend the high school.
“We cannot give the exact figure of those abducted for now, until those who ran into hiding for safety are back and a census of the students is taken, but we know they took a lot of students,” he said.
Mr Hayab added: “I am just speechless, I don’t know what to say. My son was among the students who narrowly escaped.”
“I am part of this unfortunate incident because it is my church,” he said, before adding: “This is a very, very sad situation for us.”
Mr Hayab, who is the chair of Christian Association of Nigeria, told The Associated Press that so far, 26 students had returned and he was hopeful more would escape from their kidnappers.
This is the fourth abduction of students in Kaduna state in the past six months and there have been seven mass kidnappings of students in Nigeria so far this year.
The abductions are being carried out by armed groups who want ransoms. Many schools have been forced to close as authorities are unable to adequately protect them….
About 18 members of the Boko Haram Islamist militant group and their families surrendered to Nigerian soldiers after clashes in the northern state of Borno between factions loyal to the groups founder, Abubakar Shekau, and the new head Abu Musab Albarnawi ….
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