Tag Archives: Boko Haram

Powder-keg Nigeria delays ballot

The Sunday Times – THE battle for the Nigerian presidency threatened to turn violent yesterday after reports that elections scheduled to take place this Saturday could be delayed by six weeks. President Goodluck Jonathan is believed to have put pressure on the electoral commission to delay the poll. The move was ostensibly to give the […]

Refilling shrinking Lake Chad may help quell Boko Haram

The Sunday Times – PUMPING billions of cubic metres of water into a vanishing African lake sounds like a fanciful way of weakening one of the world’s most brutal terrorist groups.

Soldiers face execution for failure to fight Boko Haram

The Sunday Times – FIFTY-FOUR Nigerian soldiers are facing the death penalty for refusing to fight Boko Haram militants amid signs that the military is struggling to cope with the threat posed by the Islamist group.

Inside Boko Haram’s citadel of death

The Sunday Times – FOR the people of Gwoza, the first sign that the assault on their town was unlike any other came three days after it fell, when corpses began to appear in the streets.

Archbishop’s friend in secret talks to free Nigerian girls

(The Sunday Times) By Dipesh Gadher and Miles Amoore – A FRIEND of the Archbishop of Canterbury has been working secretly to help to free the Nigerian schoolgirls who have been kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists.