It’s a bad time for President Muhammadu Buhari to play the tyrant.
The popular social media site had removed a post by President Muhammadu Buhari threatening secessionists in the southeast of the country.
Northern Nigeria’s kidnap-for-ransom industry is growing, and it’s not just the well-off who are at risk. The new targets are poor villagers and ordinary schoolchildren.
With just two years left in President Buhari’s tenure, can a new approach defeat the militants and bandits who are killing, kidnapping and traumatizing Nigeria’s people?
Capitalizing on a rare victory, the Nigerian government publicly displayed the more than 300 boys who had been released, and insisted it had not paid ransom.
A Nigerian official said all of the abducted boys were released Thursday evening and would be reunited with their parents in the morning.
Hundreds of Nigerian students are feared missing after gunmen raided a secondary school in the northern state of Katsina. The military later exchanged fire with the attackers in a forest.
More than 70 agricultural workers were killed by militants, who accused them of telling the authorities that the extremist group was in the area.
Young people staged the biggest anti-government uprising in a generation, triggered by relentless police brutality. Rattled, politicians are promising reforms, but using repressive tactics, large and small.
The people of Nigeria are standing up to a government that seems to hate us.
Nigerians are stunned after police and soldiers opened fire on protesters against police brutality. The largely peaceful demonstrations have grown into a challenge for the government.
Under President Muhammadu Buhari, there is a sense that the country could burn to the ground.
The toll was unclear, but witnesses said several people were shot during escalating protests in Lagos. The governor said ‘miscreants’ had hijacked mostly peaceful demonstrations.