Onize Ohikere

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

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How many hostages does Boko Haram still have?

Terrorism | Analysts skeptical about claims Nigerian army has freed thousands more captives
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/28/16, 10:22 am

ABUJA, Nigeria—The Nigerian army on Sunday said it rescued more than 5,000 Boko Haram hostages and killed 10 fighters in a series of weekend operations across Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state. But the lack of detail in the report has some security analysts questioning its accuracy.

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Al-Shabaab kills 14 in Mogadishu hotel attack

Somalia | Despite losing ground to African Union forces, the Islamist militant group continues to spread terror in East Africa
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/27/16, 08:40 am

Somali security forces on Saturday evening ended an hours-long siege by al-Shabaab gunmen on a hotel in Somalia’s capital. The attack left more than 34 injured and at least 14 dead, including State Minister for Environment Burci Mohamed Hamza.

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U.S. tries to stem government evils in Congo

Africa | Unilateral sanctions target official who terrorized civilians
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/24/16, 12:11 pm

The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said it had sanctioned a police commissioner from the Democratic Republic of Congo for his role in violently repressing human rights and political freedom in the country. But experts worry the United States’ unilateral move comes with its own risks.

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