Nigerian Soldiers Open Fire Without Questioning First

In Nigeria, ‘Killing People Without Asking Who They Are’

For the soldiers, the young men’s long, flowing robes — the traditional garb of Muslim West Africa — were enough to establish guilt, the refugees said.

“As soon as they see you with clothing like this, they shoot,” said Abukar Ari, a Koranic teacher in a long robe who said he had fled across the border from Nigeria two weeks before. “They don’t ask any questions. I’ve seen them shoot people. Yes, I’ve seen them shoot.”

Boko Haram: Nigerian military arrests 55 insurgents

The Nigerian military Wednesday announced the arrest of a total of 55 suspected Boko Haram terrorists (BHT) as the ‘war’ against insurgency continues in North Eastern States of Borno and Yobe, according to a statement issued by the Director of Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Chris Olukolade.

Article Continues Below

Among the 55 was a group of five 5 insurgents of Nigerien nationalities who were arrested when troops stormed their hideout at Mallam Fatori area of Maiduguri as they attempted to escape in two Toyota Jeeps, the statement indicated.

Boko Haram Sponsors More Dangerous Than Members – Governor Aliyu

Governor Muazu Aliyu of Niger state has called on members of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of the Security Challenges in the North to fish out the sponsors of the Boko Haram insurgency, stating that they are more dangerous than the members of the group.

Governor Aliyu told members of the committee who paid him a courtesy visit at the State House in Minna that “the sponsors of the sect are more dangerous than the people carrying arms”.


Follow IWB on Facebook and Twitter