Boko Haram, a militant group claimed responsibility for the abduction of more than 300 girls in Nigeria, last month. There are conflicting reports about their fate. Some may have been forced into marriage. Police Commissioner Tanko Lawan said the number of girls and young women who have escaped also has risen, to 53.
He told a news conference Thursday night in Maiduguri, the northeastern capital of Borno state, that the figures keep increasing because students from other schools were brought into one school for final exams last month after all schools in Borno state were shut because of attacks by Islamic extremists.
Hundreds of women protested in at least three cities this week to express their outrage that the girls have not been found.At this hour, 276 girls remain missing. While others may have been taken out of the country. Seemingly nobody knows for sure, despite the fact that the Nigerian government has been debating tougher measures to fight Boko Haram. CCTV’s Deji Badmus reports.
Nigerian Government Battles Boko Haram TerroristsIn Nigeria, the government is planning tougher measures to combat Islamist group Boko Haram. It's embarking on massive recruitment drive for the military. Thousands have died in attacks blamed on the group in the past five years. It's also been blamed for the recent mass kidnapping of schoolgirls in Chibok, in the north-east and blasts in the capital. CCTV's Deji Badmus has more.
Security chiefs in Somalia are under fire for what some call poor performance in the fight to root out Al Shabaab. Even the United Nations is warning it could soon pull out of the area if the rebel group attacks again. CCTV’s Mohamed Hirmoge has this report.
Somalian Officials Fail to Fight Al-ShabaabSecurity chiefs in Somalia are under fire for what some call poor performance in the fight to root out Al Shabaab. Even the United Nations is warning it could soon pull out of the area if the rebel group attacks again. CCTV's Mohamed Hirmoge has this report.
From Angola to Zimbabwe, dozens of sub-Saharan African states have been embroiled in violent conflict since 1980. All this, while African Union and United Nations forces are there on the continent, working to prevent that exact thing from happening. CCTV’s Mike Walter interviews Adotei Akwei, Managing Director for Government Relations at Amnesty Internationa, to find out why can’t they do more to prevent conflict in the region.