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Boko Haram militants kill 32, kidnap scores in Nigeria

Locals were still counting those abducted in Sunday’s attack in the remote area but that the figure could pass 100.

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Nigeria bomb blast: Crowded mosque in Kano city attacked, 65 dead

The mosque is next to the palace of the emir of Kano although the emir himself wasn’t present.


Boko Haram said to kill about 45 people in Nigeria

The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people.


Nigeria: Militants seize hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls

Islamic extremists in Nigeria have seized Chibok, forcing thousands of people to flee the town.


UN official wants international support in fight against Boko Haram

UN’s representative for central Africa has called on more international support in the struggle against Boko Haram.

Rebels chase troops from northeast Nigerian towns

Islamic extremists overran a major northeastern town that is home to Nigeria’s defense chief on Wednesday.


Dozens of Nigerian girls abducted by Boko Haram

Escaping residents said Boko Haram insurgents abducted 80 girls and women from neighboring Adamawa state.

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Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to immediate cease-fire

The fate of more than 200 missing schoolgirls abducted by the insurgents six months ago still is being negotiated.


Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town – sources

The Islamists launched an attack on the town of Bama on Monday but came back in greater numbers overnight, the sources said.


At least six killed as suicide bombers attack two mosques in Nigeria

Suicide Bombers attacked two mosques in northeast Nigeria’s Yobe state killing at least six people.

A letter to a friend in Gaza

Our demand to demilitarise the Strip is not only for Israelis; it’s also for you, Fathi. We prefer happy neighbours to suffering neighbours.


Boko Haram militants seize Cameroon vice PM’s wife

Boko Haram militants take away Cameroon Vice Prime Minister Ahmadou Ali’s wife and house help.


Explosion hits market in Nigerian city Maiduguri

Witnesses said the explosion ripped through the market early Tuesday.


How Boko Haram is beating U.S. efforts to choke its financing

Boko Haram appears to operate largely outside the banking system.


UN Security Council slaps sanctions on Boko Haram leader

Boko Haram, whose name means ‘Western education is a sin’, has been carrying out deadly attacks in Nigeria.