February 2017

2nd February 2017

28 February 2017
Airport shutdown, brigands leave Nigerian capital isolated
Foreign travelers planning to reach the Nigerian capital, Abuja, next month have two choices: make a 15-hour drive from the southern commercial hub of Lagos or fly to the northern city of Kaduna and ride through an area plagued by kidnappers and gunmen…

21 February 2017
Christian Solidarity Worldwide
Nigeria at least 21 dead in Kaduna State
Fulani herdsmen raided communities in Kaduna State on 19 and 20 February destroying homes and killing at least 21 people…

17 February 2017
11 dead as Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram suicide bombers
Battling multiple bombers strapped with suicide vests, Nigerian troops and civilian self-defense fighters on Friday repelled the fiercest Boko Haram extremist attack in months on the key northeastern city of Maiduguri. Nine bombers and two civilians were killed, according to witnesses, soldiers and police…

13 February 2017
Guardian Nigeria
2016: Nigeria’s dismal security situation and the task ahead
With its leader still elusive, and its ranks fractured by infighting occasioned by a struggle for power and control, Boko Haram’s ignoble roles in the spread of global terrorism was considerably weakened in 2016…

Thomson Reuters Foundation
Nigeria’s spiralling herdsmen-farmer violence fuels fears of humanitarian crisis
When 60-year-old Ladi Habila heard gunshots ring around her village in Nigeria’s Kaduna state on Christmas Eve, she cast aside the meal she had been preparing, and ran for her life…

12 February 2017
Premium Times
Latest violence in Southern Kaduna longest on record — Report
The recent violence in Southern Kaduna is the longest on the record, a newly-released report said…

11 February 2017
Southern Kaduna crisis threatens Nigeria’s ₦218bn railway projects
The hope of up to 90 million northern Nigerians that their economy will be better with the development of the country’s railway system may be crushed by the ongoing crisis in Southern Kaduna, Nigeria’s third most populated state…