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Nigeria: Security forces kill oil militants, separatists

Soldiers fired on speedboats believed to be carrying Niger Delta militants preparing to strike oil
installations and killed or wounded an unknown number, army spokesman said.

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On Heroes’ Day, Biafran community holds protest in Delhi seeking freedom from Nigeria

The demonstrators, hailing from Biafra in eastern Nigeria, paid homage to those killed during the 1967- 1970 period while defending Biafra and lit candles in their memories.

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Boko Haram using more children as suicide bombers: Report

One of every five suicide bombers deployed by Boko Haram in the past two years has been a child, usually a girl, according to the report.

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Nigeria: Five facts about the missing Chibok schoolgirls

Under the hashtag #bringbackourgirls, politicians, celebrities and the public globally united to demand the return of the girls who disappeared without a trace.

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Nigeria to verify if would-be bomber in Cameroon a kidnapped Chibok girl

In 2014, 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok, Boko Haram has carried out suicide bombings often using girls.

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Nigeria: 85 people killed in weekend Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri

Borno State health commissioner Haruna Mshelia said 75 bodies were brought into the hospitals, while 10 others had been buried on Sunday.

Women and children look at burnt out houses following an attack by Boko Haram in Dalori village 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maiduguri, Nigeria, Sunday Jan. 31, 2016. A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and listened to the screams of children among people burned to death in the latest attack by Nigeria’ s homegrown Islamic extremists. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)

Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead: officials

The shooting, burning and explosions from three suicide bombers continued for nearly four hours in the unprotected area.

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Two female suicide bombers attack Cameroon mosque, killing 10

The attack killed at least 10 people and wounded about a dozen others.

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Nigeria: Gas tanker catches fire, kills 100 people lined up to refill gas cylinders

Nigeria tanker fire: The disaster took place in Nnewi, a predominantly Christian community in southeast part of the country

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Kenya: No bomb found yet in device on Air France flight

The plane was carrying 459 passengers and 14 crew members on board and had left Mauritius at 9 pm

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Pirates abduct 5 Indian sailors in Nigeria: Sushma Swaraj

Swaraj added that contact with the pirates has been established.

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Boko Haram slaughters 30 in attack on 3 Nigeria villages: vigilantes

“Most of the victims were slaughtered and most of the wounded (had suffered) machete cuts,” Mustapha Karimbe, a civilian helping the Nigerian military fight Boko Haram.

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Nigerian Shiites say soldiers have killed hundreds

Other reports put the number of dead at about 20. Shiite leader Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife Zeenah Ibrahim are in military custody, Gov Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state told The Associated Press yesterday.

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32 killed, 80 injured in explosion blamed on Boko Haram in Nigeria

Some 20,000 people have been killed in the 6-year-old Islamic uprising Boko Haram that has spread to neighboring countries.

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Dozens killed as suicide bombers hit Nigeria mosque

“We counted 42 dead bodies outside the mosque,” added Amadu Marte, a vigilante supporting the security forces in the fight against the Islamist Boko Haram group.