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Nigeria army ‘knows where Boko Haram are holding girls’

A deal to free 50 of the girls in return for the release of 100 Boko Haram detainees fell through, as Will Ross reports.

The Nigerian military says it know where the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are but will not attempt a rescue. Continue reading Nigeria army ‘knows where Boko Haram are holding girls’

Nigeria: Boko Haram Bombs Bridge Linking Borno, Adamawa

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terror group on Saturday blew up a bridge that links Borno and Adamawa states during an attack on Limankara, a village in Borno State, witnesses and security operatives said. Continue reading Nigeria: Boko Haram Bombs Bridge Linking Borno, Adamawa

China and Nigeria sign a $13.1 billion rail deal

On Monday the China Railway Construction Corp signed a $13.1 billion deal with the Nigerian Ministry of Transport to build a high-speed coastal railway in Nigeria, one of the largest foreign railway projects China has ever signed.

Under the contract, the company will build a 1,385-km single-track line for trains that will run at up to 120 km an hour. “The coastal railway will boost the export of Nigeria’s oil products. Additionally, as a significant part of the Western Africa railway network, it will also drive regional economic development,” said the head of the Railway Bureau of Nigeria.



Again Boko Haram abducts another 8 teenage girls in Borno

No fewer than 8 teenage girls between the ages of 12 to 15 have been abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Warabe village of Gwoza Local government area of Borno state.

The gunmen also carted away foodstuff and livestock belonging to the villagers before fleeing into the bush.