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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.

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.

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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.

Suspected Boko Haram militants take over northeast Nigeria town, say residents

Residents said attackers entered Magumeri, around 50 km (30 miles) from Borno state capital Maiduguri, around 7:00 p.m. (1800 GMT). They said the insurgents shot sporadically and threw explosive devices, prompting locals to flee to a forest.

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Nigeria begins mass trials of Boko Haram suspects

A court at a military base in Kainji, in the central state of Niger, was told yesterday that 1,669 suspects were awaiting trial at the facility.

Nigeria tries Boko Haram suspects behind closed doors

"It's the first significant trial of Boko Haram suspects," said Matthew Page, a former US State Department analyst and a specialist on Nigeria.

Three killed in Boko Haram raid in northeast Nigeria

It was not immediately clear which faction of Boko Haram was responsible for the attack. Hit-and-run raids were often used by fighters loyal to Abubakar Shekau when they began to take over swathes of territory in remote rural areas.

Five killed in suicide attack on mosque in Nigeria: militia leader

Three other worshippers were injured in the attack, he said, calling it "the handiwork of Boko Haram who have become notorious for such attacks".

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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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