The ministry reportedly said the suspect was arrested at a checkpoint in the city of Gombe, close to Boko Haram’s stronghold in the northeast. While the group has not yet commented on the bombings, they follow a week of carnage across northern Nigeria – proof that the Boko Haram insurgency around Lake Chad and its long campaign against the Nigerian Government has entered a new phase.
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, thursday expressed worry over the frightening spate of insurgency in the country, noting that it was unfortunate that development had attained a worrisome dimension since President Muhammadu Buhari took over power on May 29.
The abduction of April 15, 2014, involved 274 mostly Christian girls.
After President Buhari met the campaign leaders for the first time this week, leading activists said the girls’ freedom would be a massive step for human rights.
“Any ideas that Nigeria has, any requests it makes, we will sit down, and we will talk about it and work through it”, said Blinken.
During a meeting at his presidential villa in the capital, Abuja, Buhari said: “Nobody in Nigeria or outside could have missed your consistency and persistence”.
Minimah thanked the governmentt of Borno State for its continued support to the Nigeria Army. He said “The delay and conflicting reaction by the former government and its agencies is very unfortunate”. At least three were reported to have died – one from dysentery, one from malaria and one from a snake bite.
Boko Haram’s repeated targeting of markets has led to merchants leading rallies calling for the Nigerian government to act swiftly to eradicate the terrorist group. Boko Haram rarely comments directly on military action and there was no independent confirmation of the battle. The government freed them in May of that year as a goodwill gesture ahead of failed peace talks.
“He calls on Nigerians to remain vigilant and report any suspicious persons to security agents as his administration continues to give the highest possible priority to eradicating Boko Haram and ensuring greater security of lives and property across the country”.
Boko Haram has kidnapped hundreds more – girls, boys, women and young men.