Onize Ohikere

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

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Boko Haram resurging in Nigeria

International | The Islamic terror group has help from an ISIS offshoot
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/04/18, 02:01 pm

The Nigerian military said at least 39 soldiers died in multiple attacks in the North East last month as Boko Haram insurgents and extremists with the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) continued to stage daring attacks with new tactics.

The admission signals the government’s shift from claiming it defeated the extremist group to calls to “rise to the challenge” to keep fighting it.

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France suspends tax hikes amid riots

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/04/18, 10:30 am

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe on Tuesday suspended a nationwide fuel tax and utility hike that had triggered protests and deadly riots since mid-November. In a televised address, Philippe said the government will delay the increases, scheduled for January, until this summer: “No tax is worth putting the nation’s unity in danger.” Protesters last weekend burned cars and looted shops in the worst unrest on the streets of Paris in decades. More than 100 people were injured and 412 people were arrested when demonstrations in Paris last weekend turned violent.

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ISIS leader killed in drone strike

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/03/18, 11:08 am

The U.S.-led coalition in Syria on Sunday targeted and killed an Islamic State (ISIS) leader responsible for the 2014 beheading of an American aid worker, a U.S. official confirmed to CBS News on Monday. Abu al-Umarayn and several ISIS members were killed in precision drone strikes in a desert area in southeast Syria, according to U.S. Central Command.

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