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Nigeria arrests man accused in Boko Haram’s mass abduction of girls

The Nigerian army said that Babuji Ya’ari was actively involved in the mass abduction of schoolgirls in Chibok and his arrest led to arrest of some female members of Boko Haram.

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Over 40 killed in ‘Boko Haram’ attacks in Nigeria: Police

The rebels shot dead their victims after looting homes and shops and setting fire to buildings, said Debiro Hawul resident Umaru Markus.

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Boko Haram teen suicide bombers kill 30 near Nigeria mosque

Two teenage girls blew themselves up near a crowded mosque in Maiduguri, killing 30. This is the fourth suicide attack in June by Boko Haram.

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Bombs found at Boko Haram camp killed 63 in Nigeria

Boko Haram took control of a large swath of northeast Nigeria until a multinational force this year forced them out of towns and villages.

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IOM: 30 more people die crossing Niger to Libya

Local authorities say the victims probably died several months ago and their remains have only now come to light.

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Female suicide bomber kills 2 in Nigeria, Boko Haram involvement suspected

Nigeria police said four other people were injured in the attack.

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Suicide bombers blow themselves up in Nigerian marketplace killing 29

The explosion was timed to go off as merchants were closing shop, others were hurrying to make last-minute purchases and commuters were catching tricycle taxis home.

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8,000 people murdered, starved, suffocated, and tortured to death in Nigeria army custody, claims Amnesty

Nigeria’s Ministry of Defense denounced the report as “biased” and another attempt by the organization to “blackmail” the military hierarchy.

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Amnesty blames Nigeria army for 8,000 civilian deaths in Boko Haram battle

The Nigerian military must be investigated for participating in, sanctioning or failing to prevent the deaths of more than 8,000 people murdered, suffocated, and tortured to death,” the report said.

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Boko Haram video allegedly shows militants killing soldiers

An armed fighter with his face covered by a scarf claims Boko Haram still holds several northeastern towns, It says thousands of fighters remain in a north-eastern forest stronghold.

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Suicide bomber, rocket grenades kill 30 in Nigerian city

The explosion on Saturday killed people who were prostrating themselves for afternoon prayers outside the mosque, including traders from the nearby crowded marketplace in the largest city in Nigeria’s troubled northeast, survivors said.

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Teenage suicide bomber blows herself at Nigerian bus station, kills eight

According to a nurse, five bodies were brought to the hospital mortuary and 15 wounded people are being treated.

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Nigerian troops save 25 more kids, women from Boko Haram

It is unclear if those rescued include the schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago from a boarding school in Chibok town.

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Nigeria: Nearly 300 freed women, children led to safety

The women were exhausted, too traumatized to realize they were safe, or be questioned about their experiences under Boko Haram

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234 more women rescued from Boko Haram stronghold: Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army rescued another 234 women, girls and children from Boko Haram in the remote Sambisa Forest.