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Boko Haram crises: Update on the missing Dapchi girls

In the latest update on the 94 school girls kidnapped from Dapchi, the governor of Nigeria’s Yobe State, Ibrahim Geidam told residents of the village of Dapchi on Thursday that 76 of their schoolgirls who were reported to have been rescued from Islamist Boko Haram kidnappers were in fact still missing. Tanwa Ashiru, Founder of Bulwark Intelligence joins CNBC Africa to discuss this developing story.


CNBC Africa- Boko Haram Child Suicide Bombings Surge

The use of children as suicide bombers by Boko Haram has surged almost five-fold since 2014, with nineteen child bombings, most involving young girls, recorded in 2014 by UNICEF. Meanwhile, the Nigerian army says several attempted attacks by female suicide bombers have been stopped. Tanwa Ashiru, Security Expert and Founder, Bulwark Intelligence joins CNBC Africa for more.


CNBC Africa Power Lunch West Africa – Nigeria 2017 Security Outlook

The Nigerian army late in December 2016 said it had brought down the last stronghold of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. The terrorist group that has waged a seven-year uprising against Nigeria, which has claimed more than twenty thousand lives, with the insurgency spilling over the country’s borders into neighbouring states. Has Boko Haram been truly defeated? Tanwa Ashiru, Security Expert and Founder of Bulwark Intelligence and Cheta Nwanze Head of Research at SBM Intelligence join CNBC Africa for more.


CNBC Africa Closing Bell: How Can Nigeria Stop Kidnappings?

As the fight against Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria and militancy in the Nigeria’s oil producing south rages on, cases of kidnappings are on the rise. To what extent does insecurity impact the country’s economy and how can Nigeria curb this problem especially in a recession? Tanwa Ashiru, Founder, Bulwark Intelligence joins CNBC Africa for more.


CNBC Africa Interview on Niger Delta Militants Refusal to Negotiate

NDA says they are fighting on behalf of the ND people and have initiated what they call “Operation Red Economy” which aims to bring oil production in Nigeria down to zero. Everyone agrees that the Nigerian government must use a two pronged approach in handling this issue. They must develop the region, but they also have to neutralize those individuals who insist on causing chaos and making the place ungovernable for their own selfish interests. In order to show how serious the administration is about bringing genuine development to the area, they’ve said militants, lets agree on a peaceful resolution because we do acknowledge that more needs to be done for the socio-economic welfare of the ND. NDA’s rejection of the governments offer of peace may be indicative of a people who are just over the empty promises or indicative of a people who are doing this for their own selfish reasons. The govt is going to do all that it can, to bring about amicable peace, but if NDA insists on vandalizing critical oil infrastructure which affects the Nigerian state economy, the FG will have no other choice but to resume military action in the region.

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