Background[ edit ] Nigeria is Africa 's largest oil producer, but still imports refined petrol. In addition, the economy is heavily reliant on crude oil amongst other reasons,due to absence of essential infrastructure and services such as constant electricity.
Troops say they have battled Boko Haram for years without relief. The Nigerian army dismissed it as a "misunderstanding", but on Sunday hundreds of soldiers protested in the airport of Maiduguri, the capital of restive northeast Borno state, for several hours, shooting into the air and disrupting flights.
They were furious about a planned redeployment to a battlefront in the remote Lake Chad region after fighting Boko Haram jihadists for years without relief.
The resurgence of violence has put pressure on Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who is seeking a second term in office and maintains that the country is now in a "post-conflict stabilisation phase. Soldiers who "abandon their positions" have the potential to "rubbish all the laudable gains made in the operations in the past 3 years against BHT Boko Haram terrorists.
In less than a month, dozens of soldiers have died, though in the absence of any official death toll from the military, the number is feared to be much higher. Sanda Kime, who is part of the militia force fighting against Boko Haram in Lake Chad, said the latest attacks were because of "huge arms supplies" secured by the jihadists.
The garrison town of Monguno is on high alert after Boko Haram sent out a warning this week that it would attack on August 22 during the Muslim Eid festival, said residents and aid workers.
Similar threats were sent to troops in Askira and Uba towns, security sources said. On Monday, the United Nations announced the suspension of humanitarian work by its agencies in Monguno from August 19 over security concerns, according to an internal memo seen by AFP.
The faction is mostly based in the Lake Chad area and in areas south of Maiduguri including Benisheikh and Buni Yadi in nearby Yobe state.Catholic faithful stage a peaceful protest to condemn the rampant killing in Benue State, North Central of Nigeria in Abuja, Nigeria's capital on May 22, The protest is sequel to a directive by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, that all Catholic faithful should organise a peaceful rally in solidarity with the Benue people, as the.
A protest (also called a remonstrance, remonstration or demonstration) is an expression of bearing witness on behalf of an express cause by words or actions with regard to particular events, policies or situations.
Protests can take many different forms, from individual statements to mass demonstrations. Aug 15, · Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Disillusioned and exhausted, Nigerian troops battling a surge in Boko Haram jihadist attacks have reached breaking point, .
The protest will take place after the funeral Mass and Christian burial of the two murdered priests. Catholics in Nigeria were outraged by the deaths of Fr.
Gor and Fr. Tyolaha. Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against an imprisoned Shiite cleric, in Abuja, on October 29,