Nigeria should divert the huge amount of money being spent in search of crude oil in the North into the health and education sector because going ahead with the search…
During the operations “troops recovered 3 AK 47 and 1 pump action riffles, assorted riffle magazines and 306 rounds of ammunition, tool box, deep freezer and a Toyota gun truck.”
The federal government will soon restart the search for crude oil in areas around the Lake Chad Basin that have been liberated from the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The UNICEF report shows that the number of children suicide bombers in the Lake Chad basin rose to 27 in the first quarter of 2017, as against 9 over the same period in 2016.
Director General of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, Jose da Silva, on Friday said that in Nigeria alone, about $191 million is required for over 2.5 million people that have been rendered food-insecure as a result of the Boko Haram crisis.
A holistic approach is needed to address both the current main drivers of hunger, which include limited food production, high food prices and displacements, as well as the structural causes of vulnerability in the area, including demographic growth and competition over scarce natural resources.
The United Nations has indicated readiness to partner with the governments of countries in the Lake Chad Basin region with the aim of bringing peace to the area which has been plagued by the Boko Haram crisis.
The International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, has described the situation faced by millions of people, especially women and children, in the Lake Chad basin as hopeless.
The Nigerian Navy has assured residents along the Lake Chad basin that it would ensure that the area was rid of elements of the Boko Haram terrorists.
About 9.2 million people, including women and children, are in critical conditions and in dire need of food and medical assistance in the Lake Chad Basin – Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger – as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency, the United Nations has reported.