Life in Boko Haram’s Republic as the zoo breaks

By TIMOTHY OLANREWAJU, MAIDUGURI■ Residents unsure of safety of trapped relations■ As Catholic Church laments siege to parishesMusa Yakubu’s biggest worry was the safety of his septuagenarian uncle who has been trapped in the hilly Gwoza town, southeast of Borno since Boko Haram sacked the com­munity and reportedly declared it its territory.“I am very worried…

Another Emir Escapes From Boko Haram Attackers

by SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORKSuspected insurgents belonging to the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, yesterday attacked the towns of Dikwa and Marte in Borno, with the Emir of Dikwa escaping death by fleeing to Maiduguri, the state capital. Boko Haram leader Abubakar ShekauA close aide of the emir told SaharaReporters that the heavily armed insurgents stormed Dikwa…