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Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

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Exclusive: Nigeria's Chibok girls say kidnap by Boko Haram was accidental

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Exclusive: Nigeria's Chibok girls say kidnap by Boko Haram was accidental


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They survived Boko Haram, now returnees are fighting hunger

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They survived Boko Haram, now returnees are fighting hunger


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2 Escaped Boko Haram Victims Graduate From High School

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Boko Haram releases 83 schoolgirls kidnapped 3 years ago

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Boko Haram releases 83 schoolgirls kidnapped 3 years ago


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Released Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

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Released Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders


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The Latest: 82 freed girls go to Nigerian president's house

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Nigerian court convicts 45 in Boko Haram mass trials
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian court has convicted 45 Boko Haram members in the largest mass trial in the Islamic extremist group's history. The closed-door proceedings have raised the concerns of human rights groups about whether the trials of more than 1,600 people will be fair. These are the first results of the mass trials that began early this week at a military barracks in northern Nigeria   Read More ...
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Nigeria jails 45 Boko Haram suspects in mass trial held in secret
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has convicted and jailed 45 Boko Haram suspects, the government said on Friday, the first sentences it has handed down in a set of mass trials that have drawn criticism for being held behind closed doors. The trials are the biggest to date in the eight-year-old militant Islamist insurgency, which has left at least 20,000 people dead and driven 2 million from their homes in northeastern Nigeria   Read More ...
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Trials begin for more than 1,600 Boko Haram suspects
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The trials of more than 1,600 suspected Boko Haram members have begun behind closed doors at a military barracks in northern Nigeria, the largest mass trial in the Islamic extremist group's history. Nigeria's government is trying to show it is making progress against the group that has killed more than 20,000 people during its eight-year insurgency, but lawyers and rights groups are expressing concern about whether the suspects will have fair trials   Read More ...
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Nigeria set to start mass trial of Boko Haram suspects behind closed doors
ABUJA (Reuters) - The trial of more than 1,600 people suspected of ties with Boko Haram was expected to begin in Nigeria on Monday behind closed doors, in the biggest legal investigation into the eight-year militant Islamist insurgency. More than 20,000 people have been killed and two million forced from their homes in northeastern Nigeria during the insurgency, contributing to what the United Nations has said is among the world’s worst humanitarian crises   Read More ...
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More than half of schools in Boko Haram's region are shut, UNICEF says
ABUJA (Reuters) - More than half the schools in the state at the epicenter of Nigeria’s conflict with Boko Haram are still closed, the United Nations’ children agency said on Friday, as the insurgency drags into its ninth year. The lack of schools could continue to fuel Boko Haram or similar movements in the future. Poor education for Nigeria’s restive northeastern youth left them with few prospects, driving them to join the Islamist insurgency, experts say   Read More ...
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Nigerian gov't says Boko Haram contained; president fine
LONDON (AP) — Nigeria has greatly reduced the reach of Boko Haram extremists even though the group can still launch some types of attacks, the country's information said. Boko Haram used to administer a number of local governments and collect taxes but now has none under its control, Minister Lai Mohammed said Tuesday. The extremists used to be active in 10 states but are now confined to a much smaller space, he said   Read More ...
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Nigerian gov't says Boko Haram contained; president fine
LONDON (AP) — Nigeria has greatly reduced the reach of Boko Haram extremists even though the group can still launch some types of attacks, the country's information said. Boko Haram used to administer a number of local governments and collect taxes but now has none under its control, Minister Lai Mohammed said Tuesday. The extremists used to be active in 10 states but are now confined to a much smaller space, he said   Read More ...
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Can former Boko Haram terrorists be rehabilitated? This program aims to change their lives
GOMBE, Nigeria — Aminu Usman sat facing his interrogators and answered questions thrown at him about his life as a Boko Haram terrorist. “We were told that we were in the service of God,” said Usman, 35, a laborer and father of five. “That if we die, we would go to paradise.” He is among 95 Boko Haram members trying to repent by surrendering their weapons and participating in a government program to de-radicalize the former fighters and assimilate them into society   Read More ...
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Zannah Mustapha: The Nigerian man saving Boko Haram orphans
Zannah Mustapha runs a school in Northeast Nigeria to educate Boko Haram orphans He played a key role in negotiating the release of some of Chibok schoolgirls in October last year Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)He has helped to educate and feed hundreds of displaced Boko Haram orphans and his efforts have earned him the United Nations' highest honor. Nigerian lawyer Zannah Mustapha set up a school in Northeast of the country where he educates the orphans of Boko Haram fighters and the children of dead Nigerian soldiers   Read More ...
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Boko Haram suicide attack kills at least 15 in north Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian rescue official says at least 15 people have been killed and 43 others injured in a suicide attack on Mashimari village in Borno state. Bello Dambatta, head of rescue operations for the Borno State Emergency Management Agency, said women were the majority of those killed in the Monday morning attack and the toll is likely to rise   Read More ...
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Boko Haram suicide attack kills at least 15 in north Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian rescue official says at least 15 people have been killed and 43 others injured in a suicide attack on Mashimari village in Borno state. Bello Dambatta, head of rescue operations for the Borno State Emergency Management Agency, said women were the majority of those killed in the Monday morning attack and the toll is likely to rise   Read More ...
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Boko Haram killings have doubled in 5 months: Amnesty report
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 380 people in the Lake Chad region since April, a major resurgence of attacks that has doubled the casualties compared to the previous five months, Amnesty International said Tuesday. The spike in attacks by the Islamic extremists is a result of increased use of suicide bombers, often women and girls, who carry out the attacks in highly populated areas in Cameroon's Far North region and Nigeria's Borno and Adamawa states, the rights group said   Read More ...
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Amnesty says Boko Haram killings have doubled in 5 months
DAKAR, Senegal – Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 380 people in the Lake Chad region since April, a major resurgence of attacks that has doubled the casualties compared to the previous five months, Amnesty International said Tuesday. The spike in attacks by the Islamic extremists is a result of increased use of suicide bombers, often women and girls, who carry out the attacks in highly populated areas in Cameroon's Far North region and Nigeria's Borno and Adamawa states, the rights group said   Read More ...
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Amnesty says Boko Haram killings have doubled in 5 months
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 380 people in the Lake Chad region since April, a major resurgence of attacks that has doubled the casualties compared to the previous five months, Amnesty International said Tuesday. The spike in attacks by the Islamic extremists is a result of increased use of suicide bombers, often women and girls, who carry out the attacks in highly populated areas in Cameroon's Far North region and Nigeria's Borno and Adamawa states, the rights group said   Read More ...
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Amnesty says Boko Haram killings have doubled in 5 months
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 380 people in the Lake Chad region since April, a major resurgence of attacks that has doubled the casualties compared to the previous five months, Amnesty International said Tuesday. The spike in attacks by the Islamic extremists is a result of increased use of suicide bombers, often women and girls, who carry out the attacks in highly populated areas in Cameroon's Far North region and Nigeria's Borno and Adamawa states, the rights group said   Read More ...
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Boko Haram resurgence kills 381 civilians since April: Amnesty
ABUJA (Reuters) - The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has killed 381 civilians in Nigeria and Cameroon since the beginning of April, rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday, a testament to the militant group’s deadly resurgence. The Nigerian military has repeatedly said Boko Haram has been “defeated”. But in recent months, it has carried out a string of lethal suicide bombings and other high-profile attacks on towns and an oil exploration team   Read More ...
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Suspected Boko Haram members kill 18 people in northeast Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 18 people in northeast Nigeria on Friday, according to local witnesses and officials, the latest in an escalating number of lethal attacks in the region. The knife-wielding attackers, moving under cover of night, targeted people in the town of Banki, 80 miles (130 km) southeast of the city of Maiduguri in Borno state, the epicenter of the eight-year conflict with Boko Haram, said a community leader and a local member of a vigilante group   Read More ...
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Boris Johnson visits victims of Boko Haram - CNN Video
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UK government doubles Nigerian aid package to help fight Boko Haram
Maiduguri, Nigeria (CNN)The United Kingdom reinforced its commitment to Nigeria's fight against Boko Haram on Wednesday, through continued counterterrorism training, military support and an expanded humanitarian aid package. The £200 million ($259 million), five-year emergency assistance package was unveiled on Wednesday afternoon, directly after UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's trip to Nigeria's isolated northeastern regions. Over the two-day trip, Johnson, along with international development secretary Priti Patel, visited military compounds and camps for the internally displaced in the country's northeast -- regions where ongoing violence has left tens of thousands dead and millions displaced   Read More ...
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US Officials To Meet Osinbajo, Saraki Over Boko Haram
An eight-member congressional delegation from the United States will visit Nigeria between August 28 and 31, to discuss Boko Haram insurgency and the humanitarian situation in the North-East, the US Embassy in Nigeria has said. The delegation is led by Senator Christopher Coons, a member of the Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Judiciary, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Ethics committees. “Among the issues of particular interest to the US officials will be the fight against Boko Haram and the humanitarian situation north-east of Nigeria,” the US embassy said   Read More ...
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Suspected Boko Haram extremists kill 16 in north Cameroon
YAOUNDE, Cameroon – Residents say suspected Boko Haram extremists killed at least 16 people and burned homes in two villages in Cameroon's north, near the border with Nigeria. Iya Gana, whose husband was killed in the attack Thursday night, said the rebels entered her village and killed her husband and others. She said they burned down homes and stole vehicles and cattle after killing people in two villages near Mora, in Cameroon's Far North province, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the border with Nigeria   Read More ...
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Suspected Boko Haram extremists kill 16 in north Cameroon
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Residents say suspected Boko Haram extremists killed at least 16 people and burned homes in two villages in Cameroon's north, near the border with Nigeria. Iya Gana, whose husband was killed in the attack Thursday night, said the rebels entered her village and killed her husband and others. She said they burned down homes and stole vehicles and cattle after killing people in two villages near Mora, in Cameroon's Far North province, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the border with Nigeria   Read More ...
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Suspected Boko Haram extremists kill 16 in north Cameroon
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Residents say suspected Boko Haram extremists killed at least 16 people and burned homes in two villages in Cameroon's north, near the border with Nigeria. Iya Gana, whose husband was killed in the attack Thursday night, said the rebels entered her village and killed her husband and others. She said they burned down homes and stole vehicles and cattle after killing people in two villages near Mora, in Cameroon's Far North province, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the border with Nigeria   Read More ...
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27 dead after Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian villages
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Boko Haram extremists killed at least 27 people by shooting them and slitting their throats as they attacked several villages in northern Nigeria's Borno state in the past week, residents said. Such deadly attacks in recent months have pressured Nigeria's government to increase its efforts against a homegrown Islamic extremist group it last year declared to be "crushed   Read More ...
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27 dead after Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian villages
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed at least 27 people by shooting them and slitting their throats as they attacked several villages in northern Nigeria's Borno state in the past week, residents said. Such deadly attacks in recent months have pressured Nigeria's government to increase its efforts against a homegrown Islamic extremist group it last year declared to be "crushed   Read More ...
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27 dead after Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian villages
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Residents in Nigeria's northern Borno state say attacks by Boko Haram extremists on several villages in the past week have killed at least 27 people. Modu Jialta, a member of a self-defense group with the Nganzai local council, says the Islamic extremists entered villages on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people by slitting their throats and shooting them   Read More ...
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27 dead after Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian villages
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed at least 27 people by shooting them and slitting their throats as they attacked several villages in northern Nigeria's Borno state in the past week, residents said. Such deadly attacks in recent months have pressured Nigeria's government to increase its efforts against a homegrown Islamic extremist group it last year declared to be "crushed   Read More ...
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Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 11 in Cameroon
DOUALA, Cameroon (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 11 people and kidnapped eight others in an overnight raid on a village in northern Cameroon, officials said on Friday. The attackers burned down around 30 houses in Gakara village, near the Nigerian border, a district official and an army colonel said. Reporting by Josiane Kouagheu; Writing by Nellie Peyton; Editing by Tim Cocks and Andrew Heavens   Read More ...
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Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram
ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, said his government will step up its campaign against Islamic extremist rebels but made no mention of his health as he spoke to the nation for the first time Monday, after more than three months of medical treatment in London. ‘‘Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the majority of us can live in peace and safety,’’ Buhari said in a televised speech on Monday   Read More ...
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UNICEF: Boko Haram's use of child suicide bombers is already four times more than 2016 total
GENEVA/LAGOSBoko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have sent out four times as many child suicide bombers this year as they used in all of 2016, the United Nations Children's Fund said on Tuesday. Eighty-three children had been used as bombers since Jan. 1, 2017, UNICEF said. Of those, 55 were girls, mostly under 15 years old and 27 were boys. One was a baby strapped to a girl   Read More ...
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Boko Haram Nigerian child bombings this year are quadruple 2016's: UNICEF
GENEVA/LAGOS (Reuters) - Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have sent out four times as many child suicide bombers this year as they used in all of 2016, the United Nations Children's Fund said on Tuesday. Eighty-three children had been used as bombers since Jan. 1, 2017, UNICEF said. Of those, 55 were girls, mostly under 15 years old and 27 were boys   Read More ...
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Boko Haram use of kids as ‘human bombs’ soars in 2017
Geneva — UNICEF is reporting a four-fold increase in use of children as “human bombs” by the radical Boko Haram group in northeastern Nigeria already this year compared to all of 2016. UNICEF spokeswoman Marixie Mercado says she has no explanation for the increase to 83 such “human bomb” children, two-thirds of them girls, compared to 19 total children last year   Read More ...
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Boko Haram use of kids as 'human bombs' soars in 2017
GENEVA (AP) — UNICEF is reporting a four-fold increase in use of children as "human bombs" by the radical Boko Haram group in northeastern Nigeria already this year compared to all of 2016. UNICEF spokeswoman Marixie Mercado says she has no explanation for the increase to 83 such "human bomb" children, two-thirds of them girls, compared to 19 total children last year   Read More ...
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Boko Haram use of kids as 'human bombs' soars in 2017
GENEVA (AP) — UNICEF is reporting a four-fold increase in use of children as "human bombs" by the radical Boko Haram group in northeastern Nigeria already this year compared to all of 2016. UNICEF spokeswoman Marixie Mercado says she has no explanation for the increase to 83 such "human bomb" children, two-thirds of them girls, compared to 19 total children last year   Read More ...
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Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram
ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said his government will step up its campaign against Islamic extremist rebels but made no mention of his health he spoke to the nation for the first time Monday, after more than three months of medical treatment in London. "Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the majority of us can live in peace and safety," said Buhari in a televised speech on Monday   Read More ...
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Nigerian president returns, renews vow to stamp out Boko Haram insurgency
Abuja, NigeriaNigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said his government will step up its campaign against Islamic extremist rebels in a speech to the nation on Monday. "Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the majority of us can live in peace and safety," said President Buhari in a televised speech on Monday. "Therefore we are going to reinforce and reinvigorate the fight not only against elements of Boko Haram which are attempting a new series of attacks on soft targets, kidnappings, farmers versus herdsmen clashes, in addition to ethnic violence fueled by political mischief makers   Read More ...
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Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said his government will step up its campaign against Islamic extremist rebels but made no mention of his health he spoke to the nation for the first time Monday, after more than three months of medical treatment in London. “Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the majority of us can live in peace and safety,” said Buhari in a televised speech on Monday   Read More ...
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Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said his government will reinvigorate its campaign against the Islamic extremist insurgency in the country's northeast as he spoke to the nation for the first time Monday after returning from London where he spent more than three months for medical treatment. "Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the majority of us can live in peace and safety," said Buhari in a televised speech on Monday   Read More ...
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Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, in an address to the nation after returning from London where he spent more than three months for medical treatment, said his government will reinvigorate its campaign against the Islamic extremist insurgency in the country's northeast. "Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the majority of us can live in peace and safety," said Buhari in a televised speech on Monday   Read More ...
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Boko Haram militants ramp up attacks on refugee shelters in northeast Nigeria
DAKAR, SENEGALBoko Haram militants are ramping up attacks on sites sheltering people uprooted by the jihadists' insurgency in northeast Nigeria, pushing the displaced from "one hell into another," a leading aid agency said on Friday. The Islamists are seeking softer targets – such as camps hosting the displaced – as Nigeria's military offensive against the group intensifies, said the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)   Read More ...
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