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Is #Nigeria Wining the War on #BokoHaram? (from @guardian @guardianafrica)


My article in the Guardian newspaper about the Nigerian army’s ongoing battle with Boko Haram.

http://t.co/q7EWYlQ3Dd

An intermediary who entered Boko Haram’s camp last year to negotiate the Chibok girls’ release was shocked to find their presence dwarfed by other captives. The teenagers may represent less than 10% of the total number of hostages held by the militants, amid estimates that more than 3,000 other teenagers have been kidnapped.

Boko Haram kidnaps, rapes, and impregnates female abductees not just to sow terror but also to replenish its ranks. More than 200 of the women recently rescued are pregnant, and several of the rescued children were born and raised in Boko Haram’s stronghold in the Sambisa forest.

Harrowing Accounts by Women Rescued From #BokoHaram


 

 

The Nigerian army has freed more than 700 people from Boko Haram. However the accounts of their ordeal in captivity is harrowing:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32571284

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32579910

Video of #BokoHaram Members Fleeing Sambisa Forest – #Nigeria (Watch After Minute 2)


The Role of Foreigners and Special Forces in #Nigeria’s War With #BokoHaram


Boko Haram has been the beneficiary of some training and equipment from ISIL,” Barlow continued. “Prisoners have told us that Boko Haram is and has been supplied and supported by ‘Europeans’ who have arrived in their safe areas by helicopter.”

Great five part series on the recent gains made by the Nigerian army against Boko Haram. Including the role of South African private military companies, Nigerian special forces, and new weaponry received by the army.

http://sofrep.com/40608/eeben-barlow-south-african-pmc-devestates-boko-haram-pt1/

http://sofrep.com/40623/eeben-barlow-speaks-pt-2-development-nigerian-strike-force/

http://sofrep.com/40633/eeben-barlow-speaks-pt-3-tactics-used-destroy-boko-haram/

http://sofrep.com/40675/eeben-barlow-speaks-pt-4-rejecting-racial-narrative/

http://sofrep.com/40700/eeben-barlow-speaks-pt-5-external-drivers-nigerias-war/#ixzz3XCPOpxYG

The “Game Changer” in #Nigeria’s War With #BokoHaram: Part 3


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlcEqAUIUY0

The War on #BokoHaram (Part 2): “We Will Protect Wherever We Are Deployed With Our Lives”


every soldier is ready to die defending this ground…we are one family here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muz5dhnMG6E

The Muslims and the Christians; we are all good. We are friends, brothers. We pray together…everybody is fine, no problem.

“Most of These Young Men Ended Up Killing Their Parents” – The War On #BokoHaram (Part 1)


“Most of these young men ended up killing their parents…their families, their friends. They have a list. They go one after another.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyR0AH-Md7U

The War Against #BokoHaram: #Nigeria


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kimbo5c0Ak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b2VN5R0-KU

#Nigeria: Mapping a Nation by Ethnicity, Religion, Education, Security Et Al


From The Economist:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/03/nigerias-election

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FROM THE BBC:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31101351

#Buhari: Boko Haram Violence is “A Disgrace”, Due to Govt “Incompetence”


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02ky640?ocid=socialflow_twitter

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