Audio interview with journalist Alex Perry who was researched and written about Boko Haram for a long time. Perry alleges that there is no coherent plan to Boko Haram’s attacks, and that it is just violence for the sake of it.
Perry saw a gruesome video of Boko Haram members beheading a hostage and gives his analysis of the groups’s actions.
Interesting articles on how Emmanuel Ifeajuna (the first black African to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in high jumping) has been erased from Nigeria’s history due to his involvement in the January 15, 1966 coup and civil war in Nigeria.
Total deaths: 896 (as of July 25)
Israeli soldiers killed: 36
Israeli soldiers killed: 35
Palestinian militants killed: 122 (of which 2 were children)
Palestinian civilians killed: 649 (of which 104 were women, and 190 were children)
Video footage of how the Israeli air force is conducting raids in Gaza. One technique is to “knock on the roof” of a building that Israel intends to destroy by firing at the roof of a building to scare its occupants into leaving, before dropping larger munitions to destroy the building.
The video below also contains an audio recording of a phone conversation between an Israeli operator and a Palestinian where the Israeli warns the Palestinian to tell his neighbours to evacuate as the Israeli air force is about to destroy a building in his neighbourhood.
Video of former head of state Major-General Muhammadu Buhari emerging after a bomb and shooting assassination attempt on him n Kaduna yesterday:
Good reports on how Boko Haram has infiltrated into Nigeria’s neighbour Cameroon. Boko Haram allegedly take advantage of the huge border between Nigeria and Cameroon to go backwards and forwards between both countries to recruit members and stage attacks.
Locals in Cameroon claim that Boko Haram members quickly bury their dead who are killed in attacks to prevent them from being identified.
One of the most tragic ironies is that thousands of Nigerians have fled from Nigeria into its poorer, smaller, less resourced neighbour Cameroon.