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Sep 12, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
This is not a capture. Nearly every village or town ISWAP attacked has a military facility. Meanwhile, as attention has shifted to #ISWAP, #Bokoharam may recuperate, this was how ISWAP became what they are and the factions have given up killing themselves. Read between the lines. The insurgents no longer have the resources to capture and hold new territories. They are more secure in the limited areas they held and maintained from start. They are using the raining season to build up arms before the dry season, when air and ground troops are hard-hitting.
Aug 1, 2018 19 tweets 6 min read
There is a silent emergency on a long standing human rights violations and abuse in Northeast #Nigeria, where, even security officials estimated the number of those detained or executed for the crime of guilt by association to over THREE THOUSAND in the past 8 to 9 years.
THREAD Hundreds of young men and some women were picked up after a suspected terrorist calls them even once. It doesn't matter what the call is all about or who the caller is to the recipient. The implication can be dreadful to those involved and their families.
Jul 10, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
In January I published an article on the militia in Benue state, where I publicly profiled one of the militia leaders, Aliyu Tashaku. The insights I provided changed the narrative to an extent & mounted pressure on the Governor, leading to arrests. salkida.com/the-nigerian-k…

Thread The report that Benue is host to self-help militias, where a self-confessed member of BH; Tashaku, was recognised by the state as a leader of a vigilante group that hacked and killed scores, under the guise of protecting the people of the state against armed Fulani herdsmen.
Jul 5, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Whether we like it or not, the so-called R-APC can't be discounted. They are part of the system and if we see realignments of parties like in 2014, they may win and Nigeria will, once again, be set back decades behind any serious country. I am not happy, just stating the fact. Again, there is nothing like a single northern bloc, the minorities in N/Nigeria had suffered enough. And this time round, there is growing interest for ppl to get PVC and vote out a govt, they feel does not only marginalized them, but has shown zero interest in their well-being.
Jun 25, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
Will the Nigerian government do the right thing to either release #JonesAbiri unconditionally or charge him to court TODAY? Two years in detention without trial is a travesty of democracy, that's if #Nigeria is still a democracy? Our silence is the ONLY reason why Nigerian leaders feel they can do whatever they want, even if it is against the law. Today, it is #JonesAbiri, tomorrow it can be you, or me again? The #Nigerianmedia must come out of its shell and speak against this abuse of power.
Jun 24, 2018 14 tweets 7 min read
Growing up as a child between #Biu and #Maiduguri in the 80's and 90's left me with vivid memories. There were clear memories of affinity, of love, of trust, of sharing and good neighbourliness. #Maiduguri, to me, is the only place I want to retire to.

Thread Today, the epitaph - home of peace, mock the state, its citizenry and govt. A crisis we all saw coming and I, in particular, wrote articles and reports in the New Sentinel and the Daily Trust, alerting the state of an impending threat to law and order, long before it occurred.
Jun 22, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
If there is anything that is clear is, how this government has failed the test of adhering to the rule of law. The current government holds a record number of contempt of court that is unmatched by any administration since 1999. #Nigeria In 1999 I was 24, I'm mindful of political events since then. I'v never experienced this level of impunity by the state, and citizens have now resorted to 'self help' bcz no confidence in the justice system. Leaders disregard the same laws they want ordinary citizens to abide by.
Jun 16, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
My daughter's princess dress was made and sent from Lagos on Thursday, it was for Eid, I saw the dress on a WhatsApp profile, it was beautiful and I wanted it for her. The Peace Transport Service was the preferred means to get the dress to Abuja in time for the Eid celebrations. I was at the transport company very early on Friday, but asked to return in the evening, same day. We were lucky we had a plan b for yesterday. The first day of Eid went well. This morning, the little girl woke me up to get her dress, I dashed out to the Peace Park in Utako.
Apr 17, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
I will be tweeting BH response to my 4th anniversary tweets on #Chibokgirls abduction later in the day, after I have finished the usual checks. Watch this space for details 1/ The objectives of my earlier tweets marking the 4 yr anniversary of the abduction of the #Chibokgirls included, one, stir debate. Two, compel Govt and the insurgents to come clean with whatever info they have. Three, ensure the parents have current and accurate information.
Apr 13, 2018 26 tweets 7 min read
Tomorrow, I will be tweeting rare insights on the rest of the #ChibokGirls in captivity. How many are alive and the need for the parents to know the truth, no matter how unpleasant the revelation is. 1/ Four years ago, a middle ranking BH commander led dozens of fighters in search of food and other supplies in the remote town of Chibok, like an afterthought, they saw a chance to abduct school girls in GSS Chibok, the girls at the time were preparing for their exams.