Nigerian authorities on Saturday scrambled to find the families of hundreds of men and boys freed from a school where some had been kept in chains, sexually abused and tortured.
Worsening violence has doubled the number of people displaced from northwest Nigeria to some 40 000 over the past four months, the United Nations said on Friday.
More than 300 boys and men, some as young as five and many in chains and bearing scars from beatings, have been rescued in a raid on a building that purported to be an Islamic school in northern Nigeria, police said on Friday.
A British judge on Thursday gave Nigeria permission to seek to overturn a ruling that would have allowed a private firm to try to seize more than$9 billion in assets from the West African country.
International aid agency Mercy Corps on Wednesday suspended its operations in two of the north eastern Nigerian states worst hit by Islamist insurgents after the army closed four of its offices in the region, the organisation said.
ACDP leader the Reverend Kenneth Meshoe says many Nigerian members of the Nigeria-South Africa Unity Forum acknowledged that many of their countrymen are involved in crime in South Africa.
International aid agency Mercy Corps on Wednesday suspended its operations in two of the northeastern Nigerian states worst hit by insurgents after the army closed four of its offices in the region, the organisation said.
Nigeria will require anyone moving through three north-eastern states to carry identification cards in an effort to root out members of Boko Haram and Islamic State, the army said on Sunday.
Nigeria’s anti-fraud office on Friday charged a former petroleum ministry official with accepting bribes and failing to follow protocol over an ill-fated gas deal that has left the government facing a disputed bill of more than $9 billion.
The army in northeastern Nigeria forced non-profit Action Against Hunger to close its office in the region, accusing it on Thursday of aiding terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and Islamic State.