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August 21st, 2020

Hundreds Taken Hostage by Jihadists in Raid in North East Nigeria

On Tuesday night, Kukawa town in Borno State was raided by 20 trucks of jihadist militants and hundreds of people are reported to have been taken hostage. Many had only recently returned from refugee camps, with 1,200 returning to Kukawa in early August from camps near the state capital Maiduguri....

July 23rd, 2020

Islamist Militants in Northeast Nigeria Reportedly Execute Five Aid Workers

HART is saddened and concerned by the news that Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria have reportedly executed five aid workers. Multiple news outlets have now reported that the five aid workers abducted last month in north-east Nigeria’s Borno State have been killed, reportedly by jihadists....

June 17th, 2020

All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief Publish Report: Nigeria: Unfolding Genocide?

  On 15/06/20 the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief published a report entitled Nigeria: Unfolding Genocide? Baroness Cox is the current Co-Chair of the APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief....

February 13th, 2020

Baroness Cox: 2019 round up of advocating in the House of Lords

Baroness Cox is the face of HART’s advocacy for the individuals and communities we help. In 2019, through written and verbal questions in the House of Lords, Baroness Cox advocated for Nigeria, Sudan and Syria 52 times, with topics ranging from human rights to sanctions....

January 8th, 2020

Queen’s Speech Debate 07/01/2019: Baroness Cox Question on Nigeria

Debate Question: Baroness Cox

My Lords, Her Majesty’s gracious Speech affirmed the UK’s commitment to “work closely with international partners to help solve the most complex international security issues and promote peace and security globally.”...

November 13th, 2019

Nigerian armed forces release 86 more children from inhamane detention centres

In our latest blog, we touched upon the unjust detention of children who are suspected of being members of the extremist group, Boko Haram by the Nigerian armed forces. Last week Human Rights Watch reported the positive news that 86 more children had been released from the inhumane conditions....

November 11th, 2019

An Education Crisis: why are so many Nigerian children missing out on school?

Out of almost 83 million under 15 years olds in Nigeria, 13.2 million are out of school. UNICEF found that one in every five children out of school globally are from Nigeria. Currently in Nigeria, 94.7 million people are living in extreme poverty (living on under $1.90 per day) and education is one essential tool for anyone, anywhere to have an opportunity to escape it....

November 1st, 2019

The rise of deadly extremism in Nigeria

Violence has been rife in Nigeria for over 30 years. However the combination of a growing population and a mix of weather related factors has lead to a significant increase in ethnoreligious attacks in the last decade. Northern Nigeria and the middle-belt have been sieged as Hausa ethnicity dominated regions and heavily dominated by groups such as Boko Haram and other militant Islam groups....

June 28th, 2019

The Health Crises caused by the Rise of Boko Haram

Boko Haram is a group which originated with its opposition to Western values and education with Boko Haram being roughly translated as ‘Western Education is Sinful’ but has now evolved into a group which uses violence to achieve these goals by attacking Christians in Northern Nigeria....

May 16th, 2018

Spotlight: News from Nigeria in May 2018

Boko Haram hostage turns 15 in captivity  Christian schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu turned 15 last Sunday on what was her 84th day in captivity. Leah was abducted by Boko Haram on the 19th February 2018 in Dapchi, Yobe State following yet another schoolgirl kidnapping in North-eastern Nigeria....
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