#BBOGCountDownTo6Weeks: Week 5 News Briefs

#BBOGCountDownTo6Weeks: Week 5 News Briefs

Week 5 news briefs: 14 – 20 March
14 March
2 bomb explosions hit internally displaced persons, IDP camp in Maiduguri (Northeast Nigeria), with no fatalities reported
Testimonies of hard fighting Nigerian troops at the frontlines emerge

15 March
Army in Final Push against Boko Haram in Gwoza, Sambisa, Goneri, (Northeast Nigeria), say military sources

16 March
Ashes and death: What Boko Haram left behind in Baga
Boko Haram’s grievances are legitimate, says a Nigerian former president. That Nigeria “could have rescued” 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram
17 March
Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff says they have not clue on the whereabouts of the missing Chibok girls yet. Says fleeing Boko Haram terrorists carrying along their families

No clue on Chibok girls yet, says army chief

18 March
67-year-old Boko Haram abduction camp escapee recounts ordeals, says she has leads as to where the missing Chibok schoolgirls are
Chibok delegation tasks the Federal Government to double up in finding their missing girls, whilst commending her for the gesture of rebuilding GSS Chibok

Fashola hosts Kwankwaso, wants govs to build partnership

The Emir of Kano urges Muslim leaders to speak up against Boko Haram
An online poll shows that 75.6% believe that it is possible for the Federal Government to rescue the missing Chibok schoolgirls.
88.2% do not believe that it is a top priority of the government
Nigerian soldiers in the frontlines of the counterinsurgency against Boko Haram protest non-payment if wages

Nigerian Soldiers Protest FGN Nonpayment Of Wages

Chadian troops prevail on absent Nigerian military to take over control of reclaimed Damasak, (Northeast Nigeria). Nigerian troops are afraid Chadian military officials say

19 March
African coalition seeks UN endorsement for military action against Boko Haram
Boko Haram attacks Nigeria town of Gamboru (Northeast Nigeria) kills 11, witnesses say
Dozens of women in forced marriages with Boko Haram terrorists reportedly slaughtered by their “husbands” in Bama (Northeast Nigeria) before a military onslaught, witnesses say
20 March
President Jonathan says Boko Haram is “getting weaker”. Corroborates big Chief of Army Staff’s statement about no clues on the whereabouts of the missing Chibok girls but “suspects” that they might be in Sambisa Forest

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