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‘Boko Haram attack’ in northeast Nigeria kills 29

KANO : Suspected Islamist insurgents killed 29 people in Nigeria’s embattled northeast, an official said Monday, the latest carnage in a surge of violence that has left more than 100 dead this month alone.The latest attack on Sunday hit the town of Mafa in Boko Haram’s historic ...

‘Boko Haram attacks’ kill 37, including at Christian college

KANO, NIGERIA : Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed at least 37 people in three separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, including at a theological college, a local government official and residents said on Thursday.The coordinated attacks in Adamawa state late on Wednesday came just a day after ...

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November 14, 2013

US blacklists Nigeria’s Boko Haram as terror group

WASHINGTON - The United States on Wednesday blacklisted Nigeria’s radical Islamist Boko Haram network and an offshoot known as Ansaru as terror groups, bowing to months of pressure to move against the militants.“These designations are an important and appropriate step, but only one tool ...

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October 21, 2013

Boko Haram gunmen kill 19 in Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria : Boko Haram gunmen dressed in military uniform on Sunday killed 19 people near the Nigerian border with Cameroon in the restive northeast where the Islamists have carried out deadly attacks, residents and a survivor said.The motorcycle-riding gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs blocked ...

Nigerian military reinforces town after Boko Haram massacre

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria  - Nigeria's military sent reinforcements Friday to the remote northeastern town of Benisheik after Boko Haram activists stormed the area, burnt dozens of homes and slaughtered at least 87 people.The insurgents were heavily armed and came disguised in military uniforms ...

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September 08, 2013

Nigerian army says kills 50 Boko Haram rebels

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - The Nigerian army said on Saturday it had tracked down and killed 50 members of Boko Haram, days after the rebels sect was blamed for killing 20 villagers in raids in its northeastern stronghold.“Troops pursued the terrorists to their camps and with air support about 50 ...

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August 20, 2013

Boko Haram chief shot, may have died

KANO : Nigeria’s army said Monday that the leader of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, may have died following a gunshot wound from a clash with soldiers.Intelligence reports “available to the (military) revealed that Abubakar Shekau, the most dreaded and wanted Boko ...

Nigeria military claims Boko Haram ‘No. 2 killed’

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria : Nigeria’s military said Wednesday it had killed the second-in-command of Islamist group Boko Haram while repelling an insurgent attack earlier this month. A military statement said there had been a bounty of 25 million naira ($156,000, 117,000 euros) on the head of Momodu ...

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August 06, 2013

Clashes between Nigerian army, Boko Haram kill 35

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria : At least 35 people have been killed in two separate gun battles between Nigerian security forces and Islamist sect Boko Haram in northeast Borno state, the army said on Monday.Boko Haram, which wants to impose sharia law in Nigeria's north, and other spin-off Islamist groups ...

Boko Haram leader ‘supports’ Nigeria school massacre

KANO, Nigeria : The head of Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamists said he supported a July 6 attack on a school that killed 42 people, but did not claim responsibility for the massacre, in a video obtained by AFP Saturday.“We fully support the attack on this Western education school in ...

Nigeria starts talks with Boko Haram

ABUJA - Nigeria’s government has in the last week held its first indirect peace talks with Islamist sect Boko Haram, meeting mediators to discuss a possible ceasefire, political and diplomatic sources told Reuters on Thursday.Two people close to Boko Haram have been carrying messages back and ...

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