Onize Ohikere

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

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Nigeria puts Boko Haram on the defense, plans rebuilding efforts

Nigeria
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/05/16, 02:30 pm

Cameroon announced today that the multinational force fighting Boko Haram’s insurgency arrested more than 300 fighters and freed at least 2,000 captives across the region. As the crackdown on Boko Haram deepens, neighboring Nigeria has started plans to reconstruct the northeastern part of the country ravaged by the terror group.

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Kenyans honor victims of Garissa University massacre one year later

Terrorism
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/04/16, 01:00 pm

Hundreds gathered at Kenya’s Garissa University on Saturday carrying candles, singing hymns, and sharing memories, to mark the one-year anniversary of the terror attack that killed 148 people, many of them Christians.

The event shed light on the pain and fear many still live with and the ongoing frustration over the government’s response to the attack.

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Associated Press/Photo by Jerome Delay

More UN peacekeepers accused of sexually abusing civilians

Africa
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/01/16, 03:05 pm

The United Nations on Thursday said it is addressing accusations that international peacekeepers from at least three countries sexually assaulted more than 100 girls and women in Central African Republic (CAR)—the latest in a series of scandals of peacekeepers preying on locals.

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