Tag: Lake Chad Region

Mothers Sell Sex To Survive With Starving Children That Fled Boko Haram

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Thursday said women in the Lake Chad basin had been forced to prostitute to survive. ICRC attributed it to an insurgency by Boko Haram fighters that had driven millions from their homes and left children to starve. The violence has displaced[Read More…]

If I Knew Abubaka Shekau’s Whereabouts, I Won’t Tell – Chadian President

President Idris Derby of Chad, yesterday told reporters after a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan that he does not know Shekau’s whereabouts. In February, Chadian President Idris Derby said Shekau was hiding in Borno State town Dikwa, warning that if he did not come out of hiding, his troops would[Read More…]

Niger Reportedly Forcing Nigerians ‘In Refugee Camps’ Out Of Lake Chad After B’Haram Attacks

The United Nations refugee agency expressed concern that Niger is forcing Nigerians away from Lake Chad and their livelihoods in the wake of a deadly battle with the Boko Haram extremist group. VOA News reports that thousands of Nigerians who worked in the fishing industry are being forced away from Lake[Read More…]

President-Elect, Buhari Promises To Deploy Enormous Resources To Resume Vigorous Search For Oil In Northern Nigeria

by Musa Abdullahi Nigeria’s President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday said his administration will accord to priority to the task of resuming oil exploration in the Chad Basin and Boko Haram. Buhari added that he will focus on re-activating the Lake Chad in addition to deploying enormous resources to resume vigorous[Read More…]