Tag Archives: Boko Haram

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FACT CHECK.. Did Buhari’s govt truly rebuild Bama in Northeast Nigeria? We investigated

Against the backdrop of billions of dollars donated, and claims made by the Nigerian government, that Bama town in Borno State, a former Boko Haram enclave destroyed in the fight against terrorism, has been rebuilt, RIPPLES NIGERIA embarked on a risky fact-finding mission to ascertain the extent of rebuilding. The findings were shocking and disheartening…. […]

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SPECIAL REPORT… In Borno, the scars of war run deep: Agony of lives shattered by Boko Haram

The stats are very troubling. The images out of Borno are even more horrifying! Late 2017, the governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, informed the world that the crisis in Northeast Nigeria had created two million displaced persons and cost the six northern states over $9 million in economic ruins. But those were material losses. […]

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SPECIAL REPORT… The inside story of Boko Haram’s first-ever visit to Dapchi

Suspected militants of the radical group Boko Haram stormed the northeastern Nigerian village of Dapchi two weeks ago and made away with 110 schoolgirls. Linus Unah travelled to the village to capture the general mood, listen to residents recount firsthand details of the mass abduction, and speak with families of the missing schoolgirls. Laid bare…One […]

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Missing, Wounded, Killed in Action: Tracking the cost of valour in Nigeria’s war against Boko Haram (2)

At a time he was unsure of what path to settle for in his life’s journey, the young and active Ziggy (not real name), eventually decided to join the Nigerian Army. It didn’t just happen; Ziggy, the Lagos boy, was in a commercial vehicle going to Ojota when a soldier, beautifully adorned in his camouflage-uniform […]

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Missing, Wounded, Killed in Action: Tracking the cost of valour in Nigeria’s war against Boko Haram (1)

“We are going to carry this as a war and I appeal to all and sundry to give this operation maximum cooperation,” Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the Army chief, said in 2015 while launching Operation Lafiya Dole as a new code name by the military to fight Boko Haram terrorists. “We will respect human dignity, […]

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