Tag: Lake Chad

Buhari says the recharging of Lake Chad will curb illegal migration of young people to Europe    

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said the recharging of Lake Chad will help to reduce the irregular migration of youths striving to get into Europe through the Sahara Desert. He made the remark while hosting the President of Chad, Marshal Idris Deby Itno, at the State House in Abuja. According[Read More…]

Reps demands more security around Lake Chad region

The House of Representatives has urged the government to direct the country’s security forces to beef up personnel and equipment around Lake Chad region. This was contained in a motion adopted at plenary pertaining to the gruesome attack and killings of innocent Nigerians in two refugees’ camps in Diffa Region[Read More…]

President Déby says Chad will no longer participate in Military operations outside country’s border

President Idriss Deby has said Chadian troops will no longer participate in military operations outside the country’s borders as part of national army campaigns against armed groups active in the Lake Chad region and the Sahel. “Our troops have died for Lake Chad and the Sahel. From today, no Chadian[Read More…]

Ahmad Salkida: The Water Wars in Northeast Nigeria

  By Ahmad Salkida Amsatu is in her mid – 20’s and has just gone into labour for her fourth child. News has begun to go round in the village in Yunusari Local Government Area. Amsatu’s husband was seen walking breathlessly to the scene of the delivery in the house with the prominent traditional[Read More…]

Just In: Finally, Nigeria On The Verge To Find Crude Oil In Lake Chad Area Says NNPC

Nigeria is “on the verge of a significant oil find” in the Lake Chad area of the northeast, NNPC managing director Ibe Kachikwu was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the state oil company on Sunday. Kachikwu, who is to be sworn in to President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet[Read More…]

Over 2, 000 Boko Haram Terrorists Force Soldiers To Flee Lake Chad, Capture Town

by Musa Abdullahi Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have forced hundreds of soldiers to flee Marte, a border town along the shores of the Lake Chad, a local official and witnesses said Friday. “The terrorists, numbering over 2,000, appeared from various directions on Thursday and engaged the soldiers in Kirenowa town[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…]

Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists Drown In Lake Chad

by Musa Abdullahi A large number of terrorists have drowned in the Lake Chad as they fled the heavy bombardment by Nigerian Air force heralding the advance of Nigerian troops on mission to flush them out of Baga. Not even the strategy of mining over 1500 spots with land mines[Read More…]

‘I Kept Stepping On Dead Bodies’ Escapee From Boko Haram Narrates Ordeal

Yanaye Grema hid for three days between a wall and his neighbours’ house, as Boko Haram fighters ransacked his hometown of Baga on the shore of Lake Chad in Nigeria’s far northeast. The 38-year-old fisherman already knew the attack was serious: he joined civilian vigilantes to defend the town but[Read More…]

Breaking: Boko Haram Seizes Military Base In Baga

Suspected Boko Haram militants have seized a military base outside the Nigerian town of Baga near Lake Chad after engaging troops in a fierce battle that lasted several hours, witnesses said on Sunday. “They (the militants) overwhelmed the troops and forced them to abandon the base which the gunmen took[Read More…]