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Boko Haram, declared ‘defeated,’ is back. And they now have better drones

Nigeria’s war against the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram was supposed to be over by now. President Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler, was reelected earlier this year after boasting about his progress battling Boko Harm.

Explained: As Boko Haram completes a decade, the history of this Nigerian terror group

The group, officially called Jama’a Ahl as-Sunna Li-da’wa wa-al Jihad, is more commonly known as Boko Haram, a nickname given by the country’s local Hausa-speaking population, because of its rejection of Western education and culture.

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Suspected Boko Haram attack on funeral in Nigeria leaves at least 65 dead

Officials attributed the attack to Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist group that has terrorized the region for the past 10 years, although there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the assault.

10 years of radicalisation: Boko Haram

The death of the founder of Boko Haram 10 years ago was a turning point for Nigeria. The organization went from being an Islamist sect to a terror organization, and in the process it lost some of the support it had.

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Al-Shabaab has imposed a strict Wahhabi version of Islam in the areas under its control, and its fighters have stoned to death women accused of adultery, and punished alleged thieves by cut off their limbs.

Security increased in northeast Nigeria after deadly bombings

Security is expected to dominate the run-up to the next election in February 2019, at which Buhari will stand for a second term. He promised to defeat Boko Haram but is now facing a series of security challenges elsewhere.

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The rise and reach of Boko Haram as it continues to kill and kidnap

Although the Boko Haram frequently staged armed attacks and bombings since it came into being, it wasn’t until 2009 that the international community took notice of the outfit.

Boko Haram returns 76 Nigerian girls, asks parents not to send them to school again

The kidnapping on February 19 of the girls aged 11-19, was the biggest mass abduction since Boko Haram took more than 270 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in 2014 - a case that triggered international outrage.

Three aid workers killed in militant attack in Nigeria - UN

Borno state is the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency which aims to create an Islamic state in northeast Nigeria. More than 20,000 people have been killed and some 2 million forced to leave their homes since 2009.

Nigerian north state says 5,247 Muslims killed from Boko Haram violence in four years

The Nigeria-based Islamic extremists have killed more than 20,000 people in an eight-year insurgency.

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Nigeria rejects Boko Haram prisoner swap for hostage girls

Boko Haram leader released a video showing about 100 girls wearing full veils and praying in an undisclosed location.

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