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Hope, fear as Nigerians await results of presidential vote

Nigerians are waiting in hope and fear for results of the most tightly contested presidential election in the nation.

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Boko Haram killed 1,000 civilians this year: Rights group

A report based on accounts from witnesses and media, says Nigeria’s govt is not doing enough to protect its civilians.

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Nigeria acknowledges foreign help in fight against Boko Haram extremists

Nigeria has acknowledged help from regional security operatives in the fight against Boko Haram extremists.


Boko Haram allegiance pledge gets acceptance from Islamic State group

Amid increasing military pressure, Islamic State accepts Nigeria-grown Boko Haram extremist group’s allegiance.

Fatal attraction

Boko Haram’s support to IS appears little more than propaganda. But there’s no room for complacency.

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Chad, Niger forces move in to attacks extremist Boko Haram

Chadian general confirmed that military forces from Chad and Niger have gone into northeast Nigeria to attack Boko Haram.

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200 military vehicles enter Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

Resident: 200 military vehicles with Niger, Chad soldiers entering Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

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Nigeria: Boko Haram pledges formal allegiance to Islamic State group

The pledge came in an Arabic audio message with English subtitles alleged to have come from Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.


Five suicide blasts hit Nigerian city of Maiduguri, 54 killed

Maiduguri is the capital of Borno state and the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria.


Boko Haram video shows 2 beheaded men accused of spying

A video allegedly from Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic extremist group shows two beheaded bodies of men accused of spying.


Thousands protest Boko Haram, support army in Cameroon

The march was aimed at informing the public, especially in the southern regions, about the threat posed by Boko Haram.

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Nigeria army chief says Baga retaken from extremists

Boko Haram militants had killed hundreds of people in Baga in a January attack after Nigerian troops fled.

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5 killed in Nigeria by 10-year-old Boko Haram suicide bomber

A girl suicide bomber as young as 10 blew herself up at a busy market in Nigeria killing four others and seriously wounding 46 people.


Boko Haram raids kill 30 in Nigeria

Residents who fled the town said they appealed to troops based in Chibok but they allegedly refused to deploy.


Defence spokesperson informs Nigerian warplanes bomb Boko Haram forest training camps

Nigerian forces have killed more than 300 Boko Haram fighters during an operation to recapture 11 towns.