Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Nigerian pastor’s murder raises terror suspicions

Nigeria | Locals blame the Fulani, a lesser-known but deadly group
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/05/16, 01:33 pm

Gunmen on Thursday murdered a pastor in Nigeria’s Nasarawa state. Locals have accused militant Fulani herdsmen of carrying out the attack as similar killings have been on the rise in the region.

The Rev. Kura Joseph, 50, served as a pastor with the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) and also as the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Nasarawa’s Obi local government. Numan Umaru Ismalia, the regional spokesman with the Nigeria Police Force, said two gunmen attacked Kura.

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From terror to starvation in Nigeria

Nigeria | Food aid isn’t reaching people displaced by Boko Haram
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/01/16, 11:44 am

A recently released report by Doctors Without Borders has moved some Nigerian officials to start responding to the growing humanitarian crisis at a camp for internally displaced people in northeastern Borno state. The health crisis has occurred despite the millions of dollars the government says it spends on food aid at the camp.

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New South Sudan rebel group threatens tenuous peace

Terrorism | Fighting in remote town leaves residents questioning the government’s ability to keep them safe
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/30/16, 09:10 am

Residents of a South Sudanese town remain too scared to return home after a battle between a new rebel group and government troops left more than 43 people dead and several homes destroyed. The new rebel group emerged only a few months after the transitional government took power, raising questions about its ability to restore peace in the faction-split country.

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