First Chibok Girl Rescued, Six Reported Dead

19 year old Amina Nkeki  found in the Kulakeita area in the company of her Boko Haram husband and was immediately rescued by vigilantes who handed her over to Nigerian troops in Damboa. Amina Ali Mkeki, one of the Chibok girls infamously kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 has been rescued near Sambisa Forest, government sources and activists have told Amina was found in the Kulakeita area in the company of her Boko Haram husband, and was immediately rescued by vigilantes who handed her over to Nigerian troops in Damboa. She reportedly told the soldiers that six of the girls have died, while the others have been married off to Boko Haram commanders, and that they were all still in Sambisa Forest as of the time of her rescue. Our sources say Amina was breastfeeding a baby during her rescue, but it was not immediately clear if the Boko Haram commander caught with her...

See how toddlers are tortured to death in Maiduguri

TVC E. Eleven children under the age of six, including four babies, were among 149 people who have died this year following their detention in horrendous conditions in Giwa barracks detention centre in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Amnesty International has said. Evidence gathered through interviews with former detainees and eyewitnesses, supported by video and photos, shows many detainees may have died from disease, hunger, dehydration, and gunshots wounds, it added. The report titled “If you see it, you will cry: Life and death in Giwa barracks”, also contains satellite imagery which corroborates witness testimonies. “The discovery that babies and young children have died in appalling conditions in military detention is both harrowing and horrifying. We have repeatedly sounded the alarm over the high death rate of detainees in Giwa barracks but these findings show that, for both adults and children, it remains a place of death,” said Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International’s research and advocacy director for Africa. “There can be no excuses and...

Borno bombing death toll rises 27

TVC E, NEWS - The death toll in Wednesday’s two suicide bombings, which targeted a mosque in a Borno village, has risen to 27, an official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said yesterday. According to NEMA Northeast coordinator Mohammed Kanar, the death toll rose from 24 after three other victims died while receiving treatment at a local hospital. Among the dead were the two bombers. It would be recalled that two suicide bombers perpetrated the attacks at the mosque in Umarari village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the state capital. One of the attacks took place inside the local mosque while the second blast occurred a few minutes later, about 50 meters away. Terror group Boko Haram is suspected to be responsible for the attacks. ...