TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 28TH MAY, 2014 ON THE FAILED ATTEMPT TO IMPLICATE MUSLIMS IN A BOKO HARAM ‘ATTACK’ ON A CHURCH IN OSUN STATE

Distinguished Muslim Leaders, Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Gentlemen of the Press, As-Salaam Alaykum, I welcome you all to this World Press Conference. The need for this briefing is informed by a curious development in Osun State. ATTEMPT BY A PASTOR IN OSUN STATE TO IMPLICATE MUSLIMS IN BOKO HARAM ‘ATTACK’: You are all aware … Continue reading TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 28TH MAY, 2014 ON THE FAILED ATTEMPT TO IMPLICATE MUSLIMS IN A BOKO HARAM ‘ATTACK’ ON A CHURCH IN OSUN STATE

Dokubo Asari Begins #AntiBringBackOurGirls Campaign, Insists Chibok Abduction is Fake

Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, the founder of the militant Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force, which gave birth to era of armed struggle against the Nigerian state in the oil-rich South-southern region, has flagged off #AntiBringBackOurGirls Campaign. The acclaimed freedom fight has consistently maintained that the abduction of Government Girls Secondary School girls, Chibok in Borno State, … Continue reading Dokubo Asari Begins #AntiBringBackOurGirls Campaign, Insists Chibok Abduction is Fake

Muslim rights group rejects forced conversion of Chibok schoolgirls

A Muslim rights group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has rejected the conversion of kidnapped students of Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State, to Islam, urging the Federal Government to dismiss Shekau’s offer of exchange of Boko Haram prisoners for the abducted girls. The group in a press statement signed by Director, Professor … Continue reading Muslim rights group rejects forced conversion of Chibok schoolgirls

Northern Elders Council Unites with Jonathan, Commends Military on Anti-terrorism Fight

The Northern Elders Council has declared support for President Goodluck Jonathan, the Armed Forces and other security agencies, in the fight against terrorism, especially efforts at rescuing the abducted girls. Spokesman of the Council, Mr Yusuf Mamman, stated this at a news conference on Monday in Abuja. Mamman urged Nigerians to stop politicising terrorism, especially … Continue reading Northern Elders Council Unites with Jonathan, Commends Military on Anti-terrorism Fight

Nigeria Rejects Boko Haram Prisoner Swap For Abducted Schoolgirls

The federal government on Monday rejected conditions set out by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage by the Islamists. Asked if the government would reject the suggestion by Shekau in a new video that the girls may be released once Nigeria frees all militant prisoners, Interior … Continue reading Nigeria Rejects Boko Haram Prisoner Swap For Abducted Schoolgirls

Boko Haram Offers to Swap Kidnapped Nigerian Girls for Prisoners

The leader of the Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram has offered to release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters last month in exchange for prisoners, according to a video seen on YouTube. About 100 girls wearing full veils and praying are shown in an undisclosed location in the 17-minute video in which … Continue reading Boko Haram Offers to Swap Kidnapped Nigerian Girls for Prisoners

Boko Haram: Israel Sends Anti-terrorism Experts as Nigeria Briefs Israeli Prime Minister

Israeli government has pledged to dispatch a team of counter-terrorism experts to Nigeria to assist in the search for over 200 schoolgirls abducted from Borno State owned Government Secondary School, Chibok, on April 14.Even as President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan said Sunday in Abuja that he was very optimistic that with the entire international community deploying … Continue reading Boko Haram: Israel Sends Anti-terrorism Experts as Nigeria Briefs Israeli Prime Minister

Kidnap of Chibok girls “will be the beginning and end of terrorism in Nigeria” – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that with the support Nigeria was getting from the international community, the kidnap of the over 250 female students in Chibok, Borno State would be the “beginning and end of terrorism in Nigeria.” The president also commended the United Kingdom, France, United States, and China for indicating interest to help … Continue reading Kidnap of Chibok girls “will be the beginning and end of terrorism in Nigeria” – Jonathan

ABDUCTED SCHOOLGIRLS: Boko Haram Violating Islamic Rules of Warfare – Muslim Group

An Islamic rights advocacy group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has berated members of the Jihadist sect, Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād popularly known as Boko Haram for kidnapping young Nigerian girls, describing the act as criminal and in contradistinction to the tenets of Islam regarding the treatment of the girl-child, women in general, even … Continue reading ABDUCTED SCHOOLGIRLS: Boko Haram Violating Islamic Rules of Warfare – Muslim Group

Nigeria’s First Lady Patience Jonathan, Police Deny #BringBackOurGirls Protester Arrest

Contrary to media reports that the leader of the ongoing protest pressuring the Nigerian government to act and rescue schoolgirls abuducted in Chibok, Borno state has been arrested on orders of Nigeria's First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, Media Assistant to the First Lady, Mr Ayo Adewuyi, on Monday‎ said that "Dame Patience Jonathan did not … Continue reading Nigeria’s First Lady Patience Jonathan, Police Deny #BringBackOurGirls Protester Arrest