The End of Boko Haram is near….

It’s a good thing to see that our new government is working hard to bringing about peace and security in Nigeria.

As said in the guardians  Troops of 28 Task Force Brigade Nigerian Army deployed at Bitta and Pridang carried out a successful raid on suspected Boko Haram terrorists camps at Bulajilin and Manawashe villages along Bita and Damboa road at the fringes of Sambisa forest on Tuesday, 27th October, 2015. The troops were able to killed 30 Boko Haram terrorists.  Continue reading

UN Seeks $30.5m funds for Refugees

The UN in carrying out her duties is in need of $30.5m for them to be able to provide for the increasing refugees as a result of Syrian crisis. This was stated in The Nations newspaper.

According to The Nations, ” The UN refugee agency is seeking an extra $30.5 million through the end of this year in an emergency appeal for financial help for Europe’s refugee crisis.”

Tuesday’s appeal by UNHCR comes as the agency projects that some 400,000 new arrivals seeking protection will have come to Europe via the Mediterranean this year compared to 219,000 last year and possible 450,000 next year.

The funds would supplement an $800 million budget for 2015 and 2016 for helping handle refugee flows to Europe.  The plan centers on 12 countries: Belgium, Bosnia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Serbia, Malta, Macedonia and Turkey.

UNHCR has compiled322,500 arrivals across the Mediterranean this year, nearly half from Syria alone.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling the Syrian Conflict ” colossal tragedy for Syria and a shameful symbol of international divisions” that has led to today’s refugee crisis in Europe.

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon told UN meeting about the need to protect civilians in conflict that “history’s judgement would be harsh.”  Ban urged the UN Security Council which has been deeply divided over Syria, to take action yo end the conflict based on 2012 road map to peace adopted by key nations I’m Geneva, which calls for formation of a transitional government with full executive powers.

UN spokesman Stephane Dujaric said over the past two days Ban has spoken to government leaders in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia and he appealed to them ” to be the voice of those in need of protection and to quickly find a joint approach to address their basic needs.”

The UN Chief has stressed that the large majority are running from war and violence and they have the right to seek for asylum, and he urged the leaders to stand against increasing xenophobic discrimination and violence against refugees and migrants.

The Syria crisis have prolonged to much and the UN needs the support of countries to help protect and serve the citizens of Syria that are affected by this crisis. We pray and hope that the efforts of UN and other organisations would prove fruitful and would help see the end of Syrian crisis.

#BringBackOurGirls – 515 Days and counting

Mothers are sad and depressed because of their missing daughters. Days are still counting and no news about our girls. Thursday, August 27th, marked another tragic milestone in the evolving barbaric narrative of the Boko Haram terrorist insurgency that has, over the last five years, claimed thousands of lives, particularly in the North-East of Nigeria, and rendered the region economically prostrate.

According to The Nations, it was exactly 500 days that day since the extremist sect invaded the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, on the night of April 14, last year, abducting 276 girls who were preparing for their end-of-year Senior Secondary School examinations and carried them away in several trucks into the evil bowels of their Sambisa Forest fortress. But for about 57 of the abducted girls who were lucky to escape from their captors, nothing has been heard till date of the remaining 219 girls.

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