The principal supporter of Boko Haram Arewa Consultative Forum expresses ‘serious concern’ over arrest of 486 northerners (described as suspected terrorists by the Army) in Abia

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) this morning expressed “serious concern” over Sunday’s arrest, by men of the Nigerian Army in Abia State, of 486 northerners described as suspected terrorists. The Defence Headquarters in Abuja late yesterday said that a Boko Haram kingpin who had been declared wanted had been found among the suspects. That notwithstanding,…

Explosion hits Damaturu World Cup viewing

An explosion has hit northern Nigeria’s Yobe state at a venue televising a World Cup football match, residents and security officials say. The blast hit Damaturu town at about 20:00 local time (19:00 GMT), reports said. There were reports of casualties being brought into hospitals, but it is not clear if there were any deaths.…