Tag: Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is to meet President Donald Trump on Monday, the first African leader to be received by Trump's administration in the White House

Nigerian President: Opposition ‘Blackmailing Me’ with Christian Massacres

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari this week accused opposition politicians of “blackmailing” him by claiming that he is allowing terrorists from the Fulani herdsmen group, with whom the African leader shares his ethnicity, to continue butchering thousands of Christian-majority farmers in

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari spent months in the British capital last year for treatment to an unspecified illness, casting doubt on his fitness to govern 

Nigeria: Ruling Party Threatens to Punish Splinter Group Abandoning President Buhari

Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party this week disavowed the Reformed APC breakaway faction made up of politicians who no longer supports President Muhammadu Buhari’s government because it is “inept and incompetent,” warning that it will “not hesitate to take lawful actions” against members of the splinter group, various news reports revealed

Image taken from a video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, Oct. 31, 2014. AP

Pressure Builds on Nigeria to Exit International Criminal Court While Boko Haram War Rages

Some activists this week reportedly urged the Nigerian government to rescind the African country’s ratification of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stating that some groups are using the independent judicial institution as a tool to “blackmail” Nigerian troops with threats of war crime charges that ultimately hinder their efforts against Boko Haram terrorists.

Boko Haram members poised with guns, ammunition, camouflage, masks

Nigeria: Boko Haram Has Massacred over 2,000 Teachers, Destroyed 1,000 Schools

The Nigeria-based terrorist group Boko Haram, a name that translates to “Western education is a sin,” has killed 100,000 people since it began waging its insurgency in 2009, including 2,295 teachers and hundreds of students in the northeastern part of the country alone, officials from the African nation revealed this week.

Boko Haram founder Muhammad Yusuf was arrested and killed in police custody in 2009

Nigeria to Turn Boko Haram Founder’s Home into Museum

The regional government of Nigeria’s Borno State announced last week that it intends to turn the former home of Mohammed Yusuf, founder of jihadist terrorist group Boko Haram, into a museum to attract tourist revenue.

Women and children wait on June 30, 2016, to visit one of the UNICEF nutrition clinics, on the outskirts of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, an area that has been torn apart for the last seven years by Boko Haram insurgents

Nigeria: Thousands of Women Protest Boko Haram Suicide Bombings, Rape, Abductions

Thousands of women in Nigeria took the streets of the northern capital Maiduguri this weekend to protest the government’s inability to eradicate the Islamic State affiliate Boko Haram, which has not ceased in committing mass abductions, rapes, and murders since the government claimed victory over them in 2015.

Nigerien soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015. Chadian and Nigerien soldiers took the town from Boko Haram militants earlier this week. The Nigerian army said on Tuesday it had repelled Boko... REUTERS/EMMANUEL BRAUN

Nigeria: Military Says Latest Boko Haram Video Is a Fake, ‘Complete Joke’

The Nigerian military has dismissed a Boko Haram video threatening to abduct and behead President Muhammadu Buhari as a “photoshop” and “complete joke,” claiming that Boko Haram no longer has the capacity for large-scale attacks and is merely trying to intimidate villagers into a distorted perception of their strength.