Onize Ohikere

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

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Report: Nigerian officials abuse women in refugee camps

Nigeria | Camps for people displaced by Boko Haram lack basic security and amenities
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/03/16, 10:48 am

Nigerian government and security officials have sexually assaulted women and girls who sought shelter at refugee camps after attacks by Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said in a report. The rights group called out the government for failing to penalize abusers and provide the displaced people at the camps with basic amenities.

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Report: UN troops abandoned civilians in South Sudan

South Sudan | Investigation blames peacekeepers for failing to act when warring factions attacked aid worker compound
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/02/16, 11:02 am

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday fired the United Nations mission commander in South Sudan after an independent inquiry confirmed peacekeeping forces failed to respond to deadly attacks on civilians and aid workers within a few miles of its headquarters. The investigation called on the UN to be proactive in handling cases of peacekeeper abuse and inaction.

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Report: Christians targeted by Fulani herdsmen

Persecution | Attacks motivated by religion, not just a search for better grazing land
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/01/16, 11:01 am

ABUJA, Nigeria—Christians in Nigeria’s Nasarawa state have been specifically targeted in attacks by Fulani herdsmen, according to a report released last week by the Nigerian Conflict Security Analysis Network (NCSAN).

Nasarawa state, located in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region, has seen recurring attacks from Fulani herdsmen as changing environmental conditions have led cattle herders to migrate toward the area known for its rich vegetation and fertile soil. But NCSAN said the issue of climate change undermines the reality of the ongoing religious persecution.

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