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At least 29 killed in central Nigeria violence

Sunday Audu, the head of the Irigwe Community Development Association, said armed men stormed the school in the village of Nkyie Doghwro, in the Bassa area of the state.

Nigeria begins mass trials of Boko Haram suspects

A court at a military base in Kainji, in the central state of Niger, was told yesterday that 1,669 suspects were awaiting trial at the facility.

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Three killed in Boko Haram raid in northeast Nigeria

It was not immediately clear which faction of Boko Haram was responsible for the attack. Hit-and-run raids were often used by fighters loyal to Abubakar Shekau when they began to take over swathes of territory in remote rural areas.

Suicide bombers kill two, injure 11 in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram has recently stepped up suicide and gun attacks on “soft targets”, including schools, mosques, markets and motor parks in Maiduguri area. The violence has also spilt into neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

The government has never said what exactly has been ailing Buhari and his long absences have led some to call for his replacement and for the military to remind its personnel to remain loyal. Earlier this year Buhari spent seven weeks in London for treatment and said he had never been so sick in his life

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Nigerian army raids United Nations compound in search for Boko Haram members

“The United Nations is extremely concerned that these actions could be detrimental to the delivery of lifesaving aid to the millions of vulnerable people in the northeast of Nigeria,” said Samantha Newport, a spokeswoman for the UN Office.

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Nigeria: Four suicide bombers kill 15 in Maiduguri, say police

Borno state police commissioner Damian Chukwu told reporters the four struck in the suburb of Molai Kalemari last night and that most of the victims were civilian militia manning security posts. Two of the bombers blew themselves up at checkpoints manned by militia members.

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Nine killed in Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram, which is linked to the Islamic State group, is known for abducting girls and later using them to carry out attacks on civilians.

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Suicide bombers kill 16 in North East Nigeria: Emergency services

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the attacks took place at about 8:45 pm (1945 GMT) close to the Dalori camp at Kofa village, near the Borno state capital Maiduguri

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Nigerian schoolgirls freed from Boko Haram meet families after 3 years

The release of the 82 schoolgirls this month came after an initial group of 21 girls was released in October.

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Nigeria: Camps for people displaced by Boko Haram to stay open till May 31

The humanitarian crisis is considered one of the worst in the world.

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Nigeria exchanges 82 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram for prisoners

Dozens escaped in the initial melee, but more than 200 remained missing for more than two years.

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The Latest: Nigeria says freed Chibok girls to meet leader

82 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls have been released in an exchange for detained Boko Haram suspects, according to government

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Toll from botched Nigeria air strike rises to 90: MSF

“Around 90 people were killed when a Nigerian air force plane circled twice and dropped two bombs in the middle of the town of Rann,” MSF said in a statement.

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Blast hits Nigerian Petroleum Development Company pipeline

Oil output by Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) member- Nigeria- has fallen to a 20-year low due to a series of attacks on oil pipelines in the southern Niger Delta.