Salim Sani Zakariyya Ba Dan Boko Haram Bane

Tushen Magana: A ranar Litinin, 12 ga watan Afirilun shekara ta 2021, masu tantance sahihancin labarain na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani jawabi da wani mai amfani da shafin Twitter mai lakabin @UchePOkoye ya wallafa. Jawabin na dauke da hoton Salim Sani Zakariyya kuma anga wani rubutu a jikin hoton kamar …

FACT-CHECK: Salim Sani Zakariyya Not A Boko Haram Suspect

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Monday, April 12, 2021, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a tweet made by a Twitter user @UchePOkoye with a picture of a young man, Salim Sani Zakariyya, and some inscription that read “Wanted, Boko Haram Suspect”. Okoye’s tweet followed a viral story published by NewsWireNGR that …

Shin Gwamna Zulum Ya Nada Aisha Bakari Gombi a Matsayin Mai Taimaka Masa ta Fannin Yaki Da Yan Boko Haram?

Tantancewar CDD: Gaskiya Ne! Tushen Magana: A ranar Asabat, 19 ga watan Disamban shekara ta 2020, masu tantance sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da majiyoyi da kafafen yada labarai da yawa suka wallafa, labarin yace, Gwamna Babagana Umara Zuum na Jahar Borno ya nada sananniyar yar farautar …

FACT-Check: Did Governor Zulum Appoint Female Hunter Aisha Gombi as Aide?

VERDICT: True CLAIM: On Saturday, December 19, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy (CDD) spotted reports that the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, had appointed a female hunter, Aisha Gombi, as his aide on fight against Boko Haram terrorists. The story widely published by online newspapers including Premium Times, AljazirahNews, JTV, The Niche NG …

Ba’a Kaiwa Ayarin Motocin Gwamnan Borno Hari Ba

Tushen Magana: A ranar Ladi, 22 ga watan Nuwanban shekara ta 2020, masu bin diddigin sahihancin labarai na Cibiyar Bunkasa Demokaradiyya da Cigaba (CDD) sun gano wani labari da jaridar Sahara Reporters suka wallafa inda sukace yan ta’adda sun kaiwa ayarin motocin gwamnan Borno, Farfesa Babagana Umara Zulum hari. Kamar yadda labarin ya zayyana, yan …

FACT-CHECK: Governor Zulum’s Convoy Not Attacked By Terrorists

VERDICT: False CLAIM:On Sunday, November 22, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a claim published by Sahara Reporters that the Governor of Borno, Professor Babagana Zulum’s convoy was attacked by Boko Haram terrorists. According to the claim, the terrorists had ambushed the governor’s advance team on Saturday, November 21, at …

FACT-CHECK: Customs Did Not Issue Security Alert For FCT

VERDICT: False CLAIM On Saturday, September 5, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a letter shared widely on WhatsApp stating that the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) had issued a security alert to residents of Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory and its environs. The statement which was shared in a PDF format …

West Africa Speed Notes on Security

Recently in Burkina Faso, the government reported an attack on a cattle market in eastern Burkina Faso by some unidentified gunmen during which about 20 people were killed. Similarly, about 25 people were also killed in an attack on another cattle market in the eastern village of Kompienga in May. These incessant killings raised ethnic …

Is the Nigerian Military recruiting ex- Boko Haram Fighters into the Army?

VERDICT: False CLAIM: CDD is in possession of a video released by Roots TV, an online platform; where one Mr Dalhatu Musa Ezekiel, a leader of the FCT indigenes’ Association was interviewed. In the 8 minutes long video, which has gone viral, especially on social media, including Facebook; YouTube and WhatsApp. In the video Mr …

Nigeria Forum: IDPs, Boko Haram and elections likely to be settled by the courts – By Idayat Hassan

It is no longer news that Nigeria is heading, with breakneck speed towards elections on Feb 14 and 28. Beyond the familiar issues of analysis, such as the country’s bifurcation along religious or regional  lines and the newly identified “˜Buhari tsunami,’ the likelihood of elections being held in the three north eastern states of Adamawa, …

Peace in northeastern Nigeria requires justice for military crimes not just Boko Haram atrocities

One day the Boko Haram insurgency will come to an end. When it does, there will be a painful time of reckoning. But for lasting peace to come to northeastern Nigeria, one important fact must be acknowledged from the start: there are perpetrators and victims on many sides. After eight and a half years of …

Transitional justice and the insurgency in the North-East

Transitional justice, simply put, is a form of judicial and/or non-judicial mechanism used to redress situations in which massive human rights abuses have occurred and the justice system might be unable to cope with the large number of people involved. The mechanism, which was developed in the later part of the last century, became necessary …

Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

  The fear is palpable in northeast Nigeria as Boko Haram intensifies its war on civilians. The military’s regular claim that the jihadists are on the run is patently false, and provides no comfort to anyone. Instead, this is the reality. – Since January, there have been at least 83 suicide bombings by children – a figure …

Boko Haram – the fear, the conspiracy theories, and the deepening crisis

The fear is palpable in northeast Nigeria as Boko Haram intensifies its war on civilians. The military’s regular claim that the jihadists are on the run is patently false, and provides no comfort to anyone. Instead, this is the reality. – Since January, there have been at least 83 suicide bombings by children – a …