Onize Ohikere

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

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Tunisia builds border fence to keep out terrorists

Africa
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/09/16, 02:47 pm

Tunisia has completed the first part a 125-mile barrier at its border with Libya in an attempt to keep out Islamic militants. But the elaborate structure won’t do anything to stop home-grown terror, a problem demanding a much more complex solution, analysts say.

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Somali authorities confirm suicide bomber blew hole in plane

Terrorism
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/08/16, 01:27 pm

A suicide bomber set off the explosion that tore a hole in an airliner flying out of Somalia last week, according to local authorities investigating the case.

The blast blew a 3-foot hole in the fuselage of the Daallo Airlines passenger plane minutes after it took off from Somalia’s Mogadishu airport with more than 70 passengers on Feb. 2.

Though the investigation continues, Somalian Transport Minister Ali Jama Jangali confirmed a bomb caused the explosion.

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Islamic extremists release one missionary taken from Burkina Faso

Africa
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/08/16, 10:50 am

Islamic militants have freed the wife of an Australian missionary kidnapped from northern Burkina Faso, but they continue to hold her husband hostage.

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) abducted medical missionary Ken Elliot and his wife, Jocelyn, on Jan. 15, the day of the Ouagadougou attack in Burkina Faso that left at least 29 dead.

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