The armed insurgents stormed the church service, shooting sporadically
A presidency source confirmed the clashes, which took place west of the town of Kousseri, in the region bordering Nigeria and Chad
Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Cameroon, Niger and Chad are to contribute the troops
Shettima added that he did not think the girls had been taken across the border to Chad or Cameroon
With the hosting granted Tunisia on Thursday, it will make it the third time the North African and 2011 winner of the continent prestigious championship while Cameroon will be hosting her very first continental competition
It would be recalled that at the beginning of his tenure, with each initial event of Boko Haram terrorism, the President of Nigeria encouraged the blame of ‘northern elements
As a result, over 30 million people living around the Lake Chad Basin have lost their means of livelihood such as fishing, farming and other economic and social activities that take place there.
Declaring the event open in Abuja on Friday, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, said that the committee was established in 2004 and re-inaugurated in 2013 in Niamey, Niger Republic
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, made the appeal in Abuja at the 32nd Session of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission meeting
The 42-year-old priest had chosen to remain in northern Cameroon, a zone where Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram is known to operate, despite the security threat.
Angele Dikongue-Atangana, the UNHCR Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, told newsmen that the situation was all due to the crisis in the country’s North-Eastern region
More than 50 churches have now been closed, with the government targeting nearly 100 in eight other regions
In view of this, FIFA’s Emergency Committee had set up a normalisation committee to revise the FECAFOOT statutes and organise elections for new officials by March 31, 2014
A normalisation committee will be set up as provided under Article 7 par. 2 of the FIFA Statutes to revise the FECAFOOT statutes and to organise elections for new office bearers by March 31, 2014 at the same time as managing the daily business
PRAN, represented by its leaders, Alhaji Habibu Maishinkafa and Martins Okereke, said that it is the higher tariff and consequent high market prices that have enthused smugglers to push large volumes of rice into Nigeria with zero duty, thereby unsettling the Federal Government’s efforts to make Nigeria self sufficient in rice production by 2015
President Francois Hollande said secret talks had been taking place for the past few weeks to help secure their release, Reuters news agency reports