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Borno records 3,800 new cases of HIV in IDPs camps

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3,8000 new infections oh HIV has been recorded in Borno State, all in a Displaced Persons camp. Currently 2.4 per cent of the population of the state (about 108,000 persons) are living with HIV and AIDS, and these new 3,8000 cases has been reginstrated from January to March, amongst them 70 children have been tested positive. Borno state has not participated in any HIV programme in the last two years, only tiny portion of the people living with HIV and AIDs can access treatment because most anti-retroviral centres have closed: in the state only 32 out of 90 centres are still operational. Within the last six years the state achieved only a nine per cent HIV reductio in Borno state, that’s because the government didn’t give priority attention to the plight of these persons. Governor Shettima had approved N45 million funding for HIV development programmes since December 2016, but the fund is yet to be released.

Soldiers repel attack on Borno village, accuse residents of conniving with Boko Haram

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On wednesday a douzens of Boko Haram terrorists did try to attack for the first time Magumari village, 52 kilometres away from Maiduguri, Borno State capital. Nigerian soldiers had repelles what could have tourned into a massacre. The wednesday attack came right after Boko Haram terrorists released a video in which armed men execute three man accused of spying them. The mission in the village was to kill everyone, but soldiers managed to avoid the tragedy fiting off the insurgents. Mr Usman ( Nigerian army’s spokesman) said that residents of the village must have helped the attackers, claiming that it wouldn’t have been possible in any other ways. Moreover, most of the killed Boko Haram fighters were faces known to many members of the agrarian community. “It is imperative that all communities in the North East especially Borno State, should fully cooperate with the military and the Security agencies by exposing Boko Haram terrorists in their respective towns and villages”, Sani Usman added.

Nigeria: international community’s deafening silence

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Five suicide little girls killed 4 deaths (including themselves) and 41 wounded in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. Explosions took place near a mosque, after the evening prayer, and security building. Although it has not claimed responsibility yet, attacks are very probably endorsed by Boko Haram. In addition, it’s not the first time that this jihadist organization uses brainwashed girls to hit population.

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If Syria and Libya are in international community spotlights, the same can not be said for Nigeria, as evidenced by refusal of military aid from the United States last July. Already in September, Borno has seen over 100 casualties caused by Boko Haram. Nigerian army outposts strengthening in Maiduguri and African military force creation along with Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria and Benin have not led to the desired results, despite some hostages release in north-eastern Nigeria.

In addition, to worsen this context, there is sanitation situation in the capital of Borno State. As reported by MSF, in the count of 16 September, there were 16 deaths and 172 cases of cholera in the camps in Maiduguri. Displaced people at these facilities would be 1,600,000, too many for the number of beds available: “Once again, MSF and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are alone on the field,” MSF Head of Mission in Nigeria Ghada Hatim said.

The news of Boko Haram arrival in Libya and the migration emergency due to the displacement of hundreds of thousands Chadians and Nigerians, can no longer remain silent. Finally, Nigerian division between developed south and under siege north, it makes almost impossible refugee status to Nigerian people escaped by Boko Haram: indeed, Nigerian people are generically considered illegal economic migrants.

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Nigeria: slaughters without a break

After theblood-and-guts first week of July, Boko Haram continues to attack on the north-east. At least 44 dead and 67 injured following two explosions in a mosque and a restaurant.

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More blood in Nigeria. At least 44 dead and 67 injured after two explosions near the Yantaya mosque in Yantaya and restaurant in Jos frequented by Muslims, took place Monday, July 6. Terrorist actions, happened in the north-east of the country, were claimed by Boko Haram.

Even in the first week of July Boko Haram violently charged. Sunday, July 5, the terrorist group burned 32 churches and 300 homes in the state of Borno. Thursday 2, however, at least 150 Muslims were killed near two mosques during Ramadan.
Giacomo Pratali

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