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About Percy
Percy Dabang is a journalist.
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"We have little manpower to deal with an outbreak of such magnitude"

23 May 2023  |  news.trust.org
A cholera outbreak in the northeast Nigerian state of Adamawa has resulted in the deaths of 12 people, with at least 134 others possibly infected. The medical director of the general hospital in Mubi, Ezra Sakawa, reported the fatalities and highlighted the challenges faced by the medical staff, including a nurses' strike, in managing the outbreak. The region is also known for the ongoing conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State's West Africa ally, which has led to a significant humanitarian crisis. The crisis has made the population vulnerable to diseases like cholera, which can be particularly deadly under these conditions. Mubi has seen repeated attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants.

Large-Scale Kidnappings in Nigeria's North Threaten Education

01 Mar 2021  |  www.voanews.com
Nigeria faces a severe education crisis with 13.2 million out-of-school children, exacerbated by a wave of school kidnappings. Recent abductions in Zamfara and Niger states have led to the closure of boarding schools, impacting education and causing trauma among children. UNICEF and the Nigeria Union of Teachers criticize the closures, advocating for improved security measures instead. President Muhammadu Buhari promises enhanced security around schools while ensuring restraint in dealing with bandits to protect children.

Inside a Nigerian Bandit Camp

27 Feb 2021  |  www.voanews.com
In Zamfara state, Nigeria, 317 female students were abducted from a government school, highlighting a surge of kidnappings in the north. VOA reporters visited a bandit camp where the armed group claimed economic desperation and government neglect as reasons for their criminal activities, including hostage-taking. The bandits, mostly ethnic Fulanis, lamented shrinking public grazing lands and harassment. They have negotiated a peace deal with local communities for protection in exchange for an undisturbed base. Amnesty International reported escalating attacks in northern Nigeria since January 2020. Islamic cleric Ahmad Gumi has attempted to mediate, conveying bandit grievances to regional governors. President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the recent kidnapping, vowing not to succumb to ransom blackmail. States have enacted laws to deter kidnappings, including death sentences for convicted kidnappers.

Looters in Nigeria target government warehouses stocked with Covid-19 relief

09 Nov 2020  |  iol.co.za
Looters in Nigeria have targeted state warehouses containing Covid-19 relief supplies, leading to accusations of food hoarding by authorities, which have been denied. The National Governors Forum stated some items were reserved for a potential second wave of Covid-19. Public outrage has been fueled by high food prices, unemployment, and recent violent protests. Videos of warehouse raids have spread on social media, with some supporting the looters' actions. The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs clarified that state governors are responsible for distributing palliatives. Nigeria has reported 63,790 confirmed coronavirus cases and 1,154 deaths.

In Nigeria, looters target government warehouses stocked with COVID-19 relief

09 Nov 2020  |  malaysia.news.yahoo.com
Looters in Nigeria have targeted state warehouses containing COVID-19 relief supplies, which they believe should have been distributed to the needy. The National Governors Forum stated that some items were reserved for a potential second wave of COVID-19, but the discovery of rotting supplies has fueled public outrage amid rising food prices, unemployment, and recent violent protests. While the federal government claims distribution is the states' responsibility, the lack of trust in government explanations has led some to sympathize with the looters. Nigeria has reported 63,790 confirmed coronavirus cases and 1,154 deaths.

In Nigeria, looters target government warehouses stocked with COVID-19 relief

09 Nov 2020  |  investing.com
Looters in Nigeria have targeted state warehouses containing COVID-19 relief supplies, which the public believes should have been distributed to the needy. The National Governors Forum claims some items were reserved for a potential second wave of COVID-19, but the discovery of rotting supplies has fueled outrage amid high food prices, unemployment, and recent violent protests. The federal government has placed distribution responsibility on state governors. Public sentiment supports the looters' actions, viewing them as claiming their rights, while analysts express skepticism about the government's motives.

In Nigeria, looters target government warehouses stocked with COVID-19 relief

09 Nov 2020  |  malaysia.news.yahoo.com
State warehouses across Nigeria, stocked with COVID-19 relief supplies, have been targeted by looters who claim these items should have been distributed to the needy. The National Governors Forum denied hoarding food, stating some supplies were reserved for a potential second COVID-19 wave. Public outrage has been fueled by high food prices, unemployment, and recent violent anti-police brutality protests. Incidents of looting have been widespread, with social media videos showing raids in various states. The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs clarified that state governors are responsible for distributing palliatives. With Nigerians spending a significant portion of their income on food and low trust in government, some citizens support the looters' actions. Nigeria has reported over 63,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 1,150 deaths.

Three protesters killed in Nigeria's Adamawa state - sources

07 Jun 2019  |  www.thestar.com.my
Three protesters were killed and four others injured when soldiers opened fire on demonstrators in Nigeria's Adamawa state. The protesters were demonstrating against kidnappings for ransom and alleged harassment by soldiers and police.

Three protesters killed in Nigeria's Adamawa state -sources

06 Jun 2019  |  Mail Online
Three protesters were killed and four others injured in Adamawa state, Nigeria, when soldiers opened fire on demonstrators protesting against rampant kidnappings and alleged harassment by security forces. Local residents and union leaders confirmed the deaths, while police acknowledged the incident but denied knowledge of casualties. The region has been plagued by violence between farmers and herders, with ongoing allegations of human rights abuses by the military, which the military denies.

Nigerian community leaders demanded on Friday that the air force be prosecuted for alleged attacks on their villages in the northeasterly state of Adamawa, which they say killed 78 people.

Nigerian women crochet bags from plastic waste Women in Nigeria make a living from recycling plastic bags and using them to make accessories and household products like baskets for sale.

The continues clashes between herdsmen and farmers in some Nigerian agrarian communities has left hundreds of people homeless. Most of those at the receiving ends are women and children. This story features a mother of seven who escaped herdsmen attack by the whiskers, but lost her husband to the marauding herdsmen.

12 killed, 134 infected in Nigeria cholera outbreak

23 May 2018  |  iol.co.za
A cholera outbreak in the northeast Nigerian state of Adamawa has resulted in 12 deaths and at least 134 infections. Ezra Sakawa, the medical director of the general hospital in Mubi, highlighted the challenges in dealing with the outbreak, including a lack of manpower and an ongoing nurses' strike. The region is also known for the conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State's West Africa ally, which has led to a significant humanitarian crisis.

Mosque blasts kill at least 27 in Nigeria

03 May 2018  |  iol.co.za
Explosions in and around a mosque in Mubi, northeast Nigeria, killed at least 27 people on Tuesday, with Boko Haram being the suspected perpetrator. The attack occurred around 1:00 p.m. local time, followed by a second blast as worshippers fled. Over 30,000 people have been killed since Boko Haram began its insurgency in 2009. The recent bombings add to a series of attacks in the northeast, despite government claims of Boko Haram's defeat. President Muhammadu Buhari, who promised to end the insurgency, seeks re-election next year.

Mosque Blasts Kill at Least 27 in Northeast Nigeria

01 May 2018  |  theepochtimes.com
Explosions in and around a mosque in Mubi, northeast Nigeria, killed at least 27 people, with Boko Haram being the suspected perpetrator. The attack is part of a series of recent militant actions in the region, despite government claims of Boko Haram's defeat. The incident raises concerns about security as Nigeria approaches national elections, with President Muhammadu Buhari seeking re-election.

At least 10 killed in attack at Nigerian flashpoint for communal clashes

28 Feb 2018  |  Investing.com
At least 10 people were killed in northeastern Nigeria's Gwamba region, a site of ongoing communal clashes between farmers and herders. Despite President Muhammadu Buhari's security pledges since 2015, the area continues to face violence, including from Boko Haram insurgents. Brigadier General Bello Mohammed reported that soldiers killed 10 herdsmen and detained seven following the attack. Local councillor Omayan Tambaya Dilli and vigilante Yanwari Lunakam provided higher casualty figures, with Dilli reporting 20 deaths and over 20 injuries, and Lunakam citing 31 deaths and 24 injuries. The attackers used pick-up trucks and motorbikes, and many buildings were destroyed.

At least 10 killed in attack at Nigerian flashpoint for communal clashes

28 Feb 2018  |  dailymail.co.uk
At least 10 people were killed in northeastern Nigeria's Adamawa state during an attack in the Gwamba region, a known hotspot for violence between Muslim herders and Christian farmers. Brigadier General Bello Mohammed reported that soldiers killed 10 herdsmen and arrested seven, while local councillor Omayan Tambaya Dilli and vigilante Yanwari Lunakam claimed higher casualties. The attackers used pick-up trucks and motorbikes, and razed many buildings. The violence continues despite President Muhammadu Buhari's security improvement pledges since 2015.

Suicide bomber kills 50 in Nigeria, marking region’s deadliest attack this year

21 Nov 2017  |  globalnews.ca
A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in Mubi, northeastern Nigeria, in the deadliest attack this year in a region where Boko Haram is waging an insurgency. The group, which aims to establish an Islamic state, has killed over 20,000 and displaced 2 million since 2009. Despite claims of Boko Haram's near defeat since 2015, they continue to launch attacks. The bombing in Mubi is the first since the town was recaptured from Boko Haram in 2014. The faction led by Abubakar Shekau, known for using women and girls as bombers, is suspected to be behind the attack.

Suicide bomber kills 50 in Nigeria in mosque attack

21 Nov 2017  |  dailymail.co.uk
A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people in a mosque in Mubi, northeastern Nigeria, an attack with hallmarks of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. This incident is one of the deadliest since President Muhammadu Buhari's pledge to end Boko Haram's insurgency. The death toll may rise, with eight critically injured and over 30 stable. Boko Haram, split into factions led by Abubakar Shekau and Abu Musab al-Barnawi, has killed over 20,000 and displaced 2 million in its quest for an Islamic state. The Nigerian government has been fighting to secure the region from these attacks.
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