They also attack the northerners and even residents of the capital, troops and civilians in the bid to destabilize the state. Nigerians however, have been trying to treat this illicit act internally to no avail for so many years. Recently, in April 2014, 200 girls were reportedly kidnapped in chibok town in Nigeria. The government has not been able to do anything about it to rescue the girls from the Boko Haram group members. Till date, the government has been trying every possible means to plead with the Boko Haram current leader, Abubakar Shekau to release the girls all to no avail.
So we have been speaking out. We all know what the situations are and we can only advise the government and we have been advising the government on several occasions.”40 Like the Sultan, Muslim leaders in the country have continued to reassure Christians that Nigerian Muslims were not at war with them, and that the activities of Boko Haram were contrary to Islamic teachings.41 In the same vein, the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN) led a protest against increasing Boko Haram casualties in April, 2014. The leader of the association condemned the continuous escalation of violent attacks on innocent lives and properties in different locations in Nigeria. A third reason why the activities of Boko Haram insurgents have not become a fight between Christians and Muslims is the nature of Boko Haram attacks. This is the reason given by most key informants interviewed.
III – The outcome of Boko Haram approximately 14 years after its creation A. Boko Haram’s attacks through different means of action The outcome of the group’s victims is enormous. 13, 000 deaths since 2009 and 1.5 million displaced. Despite the use of suicide bombings, Boko Haram is an expert of kidnappings, human trafficking, and thefts. According to a report released in October 2014 by the NGO “Human Rights Watch”, over 592 people have been kidnapped during this year. Its members melt with civilians in places like big markets.
XXXII NO. 3 SEPTEMBER 2015 CIVIL SOCIETY AND TERRORISM IN NIGERIA 28 Boko Haram Boko Haram officially calls itself Jama’atul Alhul Sunnah Lidda’wati wal Jihad, which means people committed to the propagation of the Prophet’s teachings and Jihad.15 The expression “Boko Haram” is derived from one Hausa word Boko which means book and an Arabic word Haram which means sin or forbidden. Generally, the expression portrays western education or anything associated with western civilization as sinful and forbidden.16 It is important to note that one could argue that this is an extreme interpretation and that the real grievance of members of the Boko Haram group is the corruption associated with people who benefit the most from “Western” education. In the same vein, Abdulkarim Mohammed, a researcher on Boko Haram, added that violent uprisings in Nigeria are ultimately due to “the fallout of frustration with corruption and the attendant social malaise of poverty and unemployment.’’17 Some other scholars are of the view that the intent of Boko Haram adherents is to replace modern state formation with the traditional Islamic state, because Western values run contrary to Islamic values.18 They believe that evil in the society is
But his wives and young children were not as strong, and so they suffered.” (Achebe 12-13). When Ogbuefi Udo’s wife goes to the market in Mbaino, she is murdered, which upsets all the people living in Umuofia. In response to this, the people living in Umuofia decide to let Mbaino “choose between war - on the one hand, and on the other the offer of a young man and a virgin as compensation” (Achebe
Because baba don’t love Hassan openly and felt guilty of that and that thing took out on the Amir. Baba built orphanage to redeem himself and Rahim khan left the keys of that deposit box which is to fulfill the expense of the Amir. Next morning Amir gave the names of the American couple to Farid that was running the orphanage. Amir spends his whole day playing the cards with Sohrab who is not in condition to speak properly. Amir thought that Peshawar might not be safe place any more, and when Farid come to know that there is never an American couple to take care of Sohrab.
Don 't we? Meanwhile, while would-be coup plotters are on loose-foot, the Nigerian army are chasing innocent Biafran women protesting for their human rights. I miss the late Reggae torch-bearer Bob Marley. He would already be chanting "... everyone is crying out for peace, no one is crying for justice. ..
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the study The Nigerian law stipulates that, humans are entitled to certain rights (survival, development, freedom of expression, and religion) and children are not left out of this provision. Children by nature are naive, inexperienced and also have low cognitive abilities which bring the need to protect their interest. The society cannot be applauded for performing this function as cases of child physical abuse is on the increase with little or no effort to combat it. The Nigerian child is vulnerable to various forms of abuse; physical, sexual abuse, neglect and emotional abuse because of their dependency on adults especially for survival and inability to defend themselves from harm as reported
Nigeria is a country in West Africa comprising of 36 states and a population of approximately 180 million people. The provision and maintenance of healthcare in Nigeria is simultaneously, the responsibility of the three tiers of government in the country (the federal, state and local governments) and the private sector. The Nigerian healthcare system in general is poorly developed. There is low life expectancy of fifty-three years, high infant mortality and poor maternal care. The accessibility of healthcare services and drugs are limited for the less privileged.
AFR 44/005/2014 Under embargo until May 13th STOP TORTURE Country profile: Nigeria Torture in Nigeria: In summary Amnesty International has serious concerns about the increasing use of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in Nigeria. Recent Amnesty research indicates that police and military personnel routinely use torture and other ill-treatment to extract information and “confessions”, and to punish and exhaust detainees. In contravention of national and international law, information extracted by torture and ill-treatment is routinely accepted as evidence in court. The Nigerian authorities display an apparent lack of political will to adhere to their international human rights obligations. This briefing