Rann Attack: Nigerian Police finally discloses death toll

The Borno state commissioner of police, Damian Chukwu, said on Thursday that six soldiers and four policemen were killed in Rann, a remote local government headquarters where Boko Haram attacked last week.

Rann Attack: Nigerian Police finally discloses death toll

The Borno state commissioner of police, Damian Chukwu, said on Thursday that six soldiers and four policemen were killed in Rann, a remote local government headquarters where Boko Haram attacked last week. The figure quoted by the commissioner of police was the first official disclosure of casualties the security forces suffered in the attack that […]

IDPs protest over shortage of food in Adamawa

Hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Fufore and Malkohi camps in Adamawa staged peaceful protests over lack of food in their camps.

IDPs protest over shortage of food in Adamawa

Hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Fufore and Malkohi camps in Adamawa staged peaceful protests over lack of food in their camps. The IDPs mostly Women and Children on Wednesday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in their plight. Adamawa has only two designated camps managed by NEMA and they are situated at […]

200 IDPs register for UTME, WAEC, NECO in Edo

200 IDPs register for UTME, WAEC, NECO in Edo

No fewer than 200 students at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Edo, have registered for the 2017 basic public examinations, including the University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The Camp Coordinator, Mr Solomon Folorunsho, made this known on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ohogua, Ovia North-East Local […]

65 IDPs to write UTME in Edo

No fewer than 65 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) students who graduated from the IDPs’ camp secondary school in Edo state  are to write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board this year. The Coordinator of the camp, Pastor Solomon Folorusho, disclosed this on Monday while speaking with journalists on […]

‘IDP law graduate to get state employment’ – Obaseki

‘IDP law graduate to get state employment’ – Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has said that a female law graduate at the Internally Displayed Persons (IDP) camp in the state would be considered for employment. Obaseki stated this while receiving members of the Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows Alumni Association of Nigeria at The Government House in Benin on Monday. The governor, noting […]

112 died, 97 injured in Rann IDP bombing – Military

112 died, 97 injured in Rann IDP bombing – Military

The Nigerian military at last broke its silence on the number of casualties in the January 17 Rann misfire, claiming that 112 persons died in the incident with 97 others injured. The military, at a press briefing by the head of the counter-insurgency operations in the North-East, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, equally revealed that 26 […]

Nine human rights groups to sue FG, NAF over IDP bombing

Nine human rights groups to sue FG, NAF over IDP bombing

At least nine human rights groups have decided to sue the Federal Government and the Nigerian Air Force for the recent bombing of an Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Rann, Borno State. These organisations include the Centre for Women, Youth and Community Action; the Civil Society Coalition on Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance; the Justice […]

Death toll of IDP camp bombing may reach 170 – Doctors Without Borders

Death toll of IDP camp bombing may reach 170 – Doctors Without Borders

The death toll from a botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for displaced people has risen to 90, and could climb as high as 170, Doctors Without Borders said on Friday. Most of the victims of Tuesday’s strike in Rann in the restive northeast on Tuesday were women and children, […]

EFCC arrests councilor, six others for diverting IDPs rice

EFCC arrests councilor, six others for diverting IDPs rice

A supervisory councillor with Mafa local government area of Borno State, Umar Ibrahim, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) in Maiduguri over alleged diversion of 300 bags of rice meant for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the area. Ibrahim, who supervises the local government’s agricultural department, was arrested alongside […]

IDP Camp Bombing: UN, Red Cross, UNICEF, others react

IDP Camp Bombing: UN, Red Cross, UNICEF, others react

The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have asked the Nigerian government to ensure the unfortunate incident of Tuesday where dozens of civilians were killed by a military bomb does not reoccur. In a statement on Wednesday, the UN also called on the Nigerian government to ensure a thorough probe […]