Boko Haram

Hindari Kekerasan Boko Haram, Belasan Ribu Warga Nigeria Mengungsi ke Chad

KONFRONTASI-Lebih dari 14.000 orang yang melarikan diri dari kekerasan Boko Haram di timur laut Nigeria mengalir memasuki Chad sejak awal 2015, menurut laporan Perserikatan Bangsa Bangsa, Rabu.

Laporan oleh Kantor PBB untuk Koordinasi Urusan Kemanusiaan (OCHA) menyatakan kedatangan rata-rata 774 per hari, dan memperkirakan 30.000 pengungsi tiba di negara itu tahun ini.

Untuk Perangi Boko Haram, Afrika Cari Mandat PBB

Konfrontasi - Negara Afrika, yang terancam kelompok Boko Haram Nigeria, berusaha mencari kewenangan Dewan Keamanan PBB untuk mengerahkan pasukan gabungan guna mengatasi milisi itu, kata Menteri Luar Negeri Niger, Rabu (21/1).

Mohamed Bazoum mengatakan bahwa negara kawasan danau Chad sepakat dalam pertemuan di Ibukota Niger, Niamey, pada Selasa bahwa resolusi itu akan disampaikan kepada PBB oleh Uni Afrika. Dia tidak menyampaikan kapan itu dilakukan.

Nigerians face killings, hunger in Boko Haram's 'state'

KONFRONTASI-Boko Haram says it is building an Islamic state that will revive the glory days of northern Nigeria's medieval Muslim empires, but for those in its territory life is a litany of killings, kidnappings, hunger and economic collapse.

The Islamist group's five-year-old campaign has become one of the deadliest in the world, with around 10,000 people killed last year, according to the Council on Foreign Relations. Hundreds, mostly women and children, have been kidnapped.

30 hostages taken by Boko Haram in Cameroon are released

KONFRONTASI-About 30 hostages abducted in Cameroon over the weekend by members of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram have been released, Cameroon’s military said yesterday (Jan 20).

Military spokesman Colonel Didier Badjeck said some of the more than 60 hostages taken had escaped, while others were freed after a gun fight between Boko Haram and the military. The extremists used some of the hostages as human shields, he said, adding that he did not know how many people were killed in the battles.

Chad Bantu Kamerun dan Nigeria Perangi Boko Haram

Konfrontasi - Belasan tank milik negara Chad meninggalkan ibu kota N-Djamena bergerak ke arah selatan menuju Kamerun untuk membantu memerangi gerilyawan Boko Haram Nigeria, Jumat (16/1). Konvoi, yang dilihat wartawan AFP, meninggalkan kota itu setelah parlemen Chad menyetujui pengiriman angkatan bersenjata ke Kamerun dan Nigeria untuk menggempur gerilyawan itu.

Nigeria president visits Boko Haram heartland

KONFRONTASI-Nigeria's President Jonathan Goodluck has visited Maiduguri, the capital of the restive Borno state, where the armed group Boko Haram have intensified their attacks and seized more territory over the past few months.

Jonathan's visit to the northeast region on Thursday comes weeks before the presidential polls in which he is seeking re-election. It is his first trip since a state of emergency was imposed in May last year.

His office said in a statement that the president met with troops involved in fighting the group as part of his "surprise visit".

143 Anggota Boko Haram Tewas di Tangan Tentara Kamerun

KONFRONTASI-Tentara Kamerun menewaskan 143 petempur Boko Haram yang menyerang satu pangkalan militer di kota Kolofata, Senin (12/1), dalam apa yang disebut pemerintah sebagai kerugian terbesar militan di wilayahnya.

Seorang tentara Kamerun juga gugur dalam pertempuran itu, kata Menteri Komunikasi dan juru bicara pemerintah Issa Tchiroma Bakary dalam satu pernyataan tertulis yang dibacakan di televisi dan radio.

Boko Haram seizes Nigerian army base

KONFRONTASI-Boko Haram fighters have overrun an army base in the remote northeast Nigerian town of Baga, killing scores of soldiers in the attack, security sources have said.

Baga is known for hosting the headquarters of a multinational force comprising troops from Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon, although only Nigerian troops are actually stationed there.

Troops eventually fled the remote station on the semi-desert shores of Lake Chad after it was attacked on Saturday by Boko Haram fighters using military vehicles, two sources said.

Boko Haram Kuasai Pangkalan Militer di Nigeria

KONFRONTASI-Tersangka gerilyawan Boko Haram telah menyita pangkalan militer di luar kota Nigeria Baga dekat Danau Chad, setelah terlibat dalam pertempuran sengit dengan tentara yang berlangsung beberapa jam, kata saksi mata Minggu.

"Mereka (para militan) membuat kewalahan pasukan dan memaksa mereka untuk meninggalkan markas yang orang-orang bersenjata kemudian ambil alih," kata warga setempat Usman Danssubdu kepada AFP setelah melarikan diri ke negara tetangga Chad, sesudah serangan Sabtu.

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