Tag: Victims

A coalition of women and civil society groups under #SecureOurLives compiles the names of hundreds of Nigerians killed nationwide

A coalition of women and civil society groups under #SecureOurLives is compiling the names of the hundreds of Nigerians killed across the country with the idea of building a database for victims of conflict and insecurity in the country. The project which commenced in April 2021 has since verified the[Read More…]

Kaduna State Police commissioner deploys more policemen to the southern part of the state to stop further killings

The Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Umar Muri, has deployed more policemen to the southern part of the state to stop further killings in the area. Specifically, the CP deployed more policemen to five local government areas of Kajuru, Zango-Kataf, Kaura, Kauru, and Jemaa. The commissioner said the deployment was part[Read More…]

Rape victims across Nigeria urged to speak and break the silence

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria, Abuja chapter, has called on victims of rape to break the silence and speak up. The Chairperson of FIDA, Abuja, Rekia Adejo-Andrew, made the call during awareness walk to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Monday[Read More…]

“They Did It One After Another” -Displaced Victims Fled Boko Haram, Only to Be Raped by Nigeria’s Security Forces

NewYork Times, Nigeria — The camp was supposed to be a refuge. Falmata’s life had been stolen by war ever since the sixth grade, when she was abducted from her home and raped repeatedly by Boko Haram’s fighters for the next three years. She finally escaped last spring, slipping into[Read More…]

For Stealing From Boko Haram Victims, Nigerian Gov’t Officials Jailed

Two Nigerian officials have been jailed for selling food aid meant for people fleeing militant attacks and food shortages in the country’s north-east. The two sold 180 bags of rice donated by an international aid agency, the court in Maiduguri, Borno State, heard. They were jailed for two years and[Read More…]

Nigerian Government Gets N16Bn From Germany To Resettle IDPs

The government of Germany said the fund is aimed at tackling the root causes of displacement of refugees and their quick resettlement. Nigeria has received a commitment of €47.6 million (N16.23 billion at the official exchange rate of N341.14 to one euro) from Germany to support the resettlement of the[Read More…]

Borno Govt Is Investigating The “illegal Diversion” of Food For Internally Displaced Person’s

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has directed security agencies to investigate the alleged diversion of large quantities of rice meant for feeding internally displaced persons (IDPs). Bags of rice supplied by the national emergency management agency (NEMA) for the feeding the IDPs were allegedly diverted by some government officials.[Read More…]

Police Recover Agip Pipeline Explosion Victims’ Bodies

The Bayela Police Command said it had recovered the remains of victims of Thursday’s crude oil pipeline explosion which occurred in Agip’s field in Bayelsa. Bayelsa Police Command spokesman, Mr. Asinim Butswat, stated this on Saturday in Yenagoa in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. The police spokesman[Read More…]

Making Christmas Happen For Victims Of Boko Haram In The North-East

It is already mid-December and the air is thick with the smell of Christmas. Holidays are being planned, fun events being looked forward to and families excited about the times they will spend together. Sadly however, about 640,000 Nigerians are not privileged to look forward to this joyous celebration. This[Read More…]

‘Nigerians Are Refugees In Their Homes’ Catholic Bishops To Jonathan

Catholic Bishops Friday meet Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan at a closed-door at the Presidential Villa warning him of an impending danger in Nigeria over the spade of terrorists activities in the country. President of the conference, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, who led his colleagues to the meeting said they are disturbed[Read More…]