Meanwhile, suspected Boko Haram insurgents early Tuesday killed at least nine people and kidnapped dozens, including children and teenagers, from a village in Cameroun on the border with Nigeria, according to local leader.
“During the offensive operations, 178 people held captives by the terrorists were rescued; they include 101 children, 67 women and 10 men respectively”, military spokesman Col. Tukur Gusau said. Lots of have been free of Boko Haram captivity this yr still none of the 219 girls kidnapped in April. 2014 from a school in Chibok have been among the many rescued.
The abducted people had been found “in bad condition caused by maltreatment”, said Mohammed Kanar, a coordinator of the National Emergency Agency.
Local resident Goni Musa, a vigilante who fights Boko Haram alongside the Nigerian military, gave the same death toll.
Maiduguri, the biggest town in northeast Nigeria, is some 20 kilometres north of Malari.
The deportations were reportedly linked to security concerns about Boko Haram.
In Nigeria, many stated they have been pressured to flee shortly over the weekend.
Issa’s statement contradicts Buhari who asserted, after meeting President Barack Obama at the White House last month, that the US is aiding Boko Haram by refusing to sell attack helicopters to Nigeria.
The Centre noted that the development is a good one because it has opened a window of opportunity for dialogue for the insurgents that are willing and ready to lay down their arms.
“They burnt down houses and shops before they left, yelling “Allahu Akbar” (God is the Greatest)”. In the case of Nigeria, U.S. officials have said that some units have been vetted and deemed eligible for assistance, and others have not. Within the week I was sworn in, I went to Niger and Chad.
According to Clement Ejiofor of NAIJ, Boko Haram released a new video that contained both a beheading of a Nigerian police officer and threats against the Nigerian government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Thousands of people have been killed over the past six years and more than 1.5 million people displaced.