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Boko Haram suspects arrested after gunfight: Nigeria police

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Boko Haram suspects arrested after gunfight: Nigeria police

- Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Police in the northern Nigerian city of Kano said they arrested five suspected Boko Haram militants after a gunfight Sunday, marking a flare-up of jihadist violence in the city. The suspects were taken into custody on the outskirts of the city as they were about to launch attacks on markets and "places of worship", Kano state police chief Rabiu Yusuf told reporters
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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

- Boko Haram attacked a village in Damboa, Nigeria in 2014 Many who fled have since returned, but food shortages are a very present threat Jafiya Nuhu, a 52-year-old commercial farmer, hid under maize cobs in his farm with his wife and two children as the insurgents raided their neighbors, looting and torching houses. His family and a few others were lucky to escape unhurt
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2 Escaped Boko Haram Victims Graduate From High School

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2 Escaped Boko Haram Victims Graduate From High School

- Two of the nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 are telling their story. Joy Bishara, 20, and Lydia Pogu, 19, are among the 57 girls who were able to escape from the terrorist group. The duo gave People a detailed account of horrors they faced when the gunmen invaded their school in Chibok, Nigeria, and the events that followed
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‘The Daily’: Who Knew What About Flynn, and When

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‘The Daily’: Who Knew What About Flynn, and When

- Matt Apuzzo spent Monday watching a Senate hearing in which Sally Q. Yates, the former acting attorney general, was testifying about Russia’s interference in the presidential election. The focus: When did the White House know — and who knew — about the conversations that Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser, had with the Russian ambassador to the United States.? On today’s episode: • Mr
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82 released Chibok schoolgirls arrive in Nigerian capital

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82 released Chibok schoolgirls arrive in Nigerian capital

- LAGOS, Nigeria — The 82 Chibok schoolgirls released in a swap between terrorist group Boko Haram and the Nigerian government have arrived in the capital city of Abuja, the government said Sunday. The government freed five top Boko Haram commanders in the deal, said Sen. Shehu Sani, who was part of the negotiating effort. “There’s no price too high to pay,” Sani said
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Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

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Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

- ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group three years ago, a Nigerian government official said Sunday, as the girls were expected to meet with the country’s president and their families. The confirmation of the prisoner swap came a day after the young women were liberated
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Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

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Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

- ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group three years ago, a Nigerian government official said Sunday, as the girls were expected to meet with the country’s president and their families. The confirmation of the prisoner swap came a day after the young women were liberated
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Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

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Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

- ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group three years ago, a Nigerian government official said Sunday, as the girls were expected to meet with the country’s president and their families. The confirmation of the prisoner swap came a day after the young women were liberated
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Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

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Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

- ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group three years ago, a Nigerian government official said Sunday, as the girls were expected to meet with the country’s president and their families. The confirmation of the prisoner swap came a day after the young women were liberated
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Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

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Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

- ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group three years ago, a Nigerian government official said Sunday, as the girls were expected to meet with the country’s president and their families. The confirmation of the prisoner swap came a day after the young women were liberated
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Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

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Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

- ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group three years ago, a Nigerian government official said Sunday, as the girls were expected to meet with the country’s president and their families. The confirmation of the prisoner swap came a day after the young women were liberated
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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

- MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Eighty-three Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria have been released into military custody, authorities said late yesterday, a dramatic development in the mass abduction that brought the extremist group’s rampage to world attention. Family members said they were eagerly awaiting a list of names and “our hopes and expectations are high.” It was the second group release of Chibok schoolgirls
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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

- Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group three years ago, a Nigerian government official said Sunday, as the girls were expected to meet with the country's president and their families. The confirmation of the prisoner swap came a day after the young women were liberated. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to reporters on the matter
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The Latest: 82 freed girls go to Nigerian president's house

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

- ABUJA, Nigeria — The Latest on the release of Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram. extremists in Nigeria (all times local) The 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed from three years of captivity with Boko Haram have arrived at State House, the official residence of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, to meet the leader and the press. The schoolgirls were released by the Islamic extremists in exchange for five Boko Haram commanders
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Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

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Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for 5 Boko Haram commanders

- ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group three years ago, a Nigerian government official said Sunday, as the girls were expected to meet with the country’s president and their families. The confirmation of the prisoner swap came a day after the young women were liberated
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The Latest: 82 freed schoolgirls to meet Nigerian president

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The Latest: 82 freed schoolgirls to meet Nigerian president

- ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - The Latest on the release of Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria (all times local): ___ Nigeria's president says he will meet Sunday with 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed this weekend after being kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram. President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement that he will receive the released schoolgirls in Nigeria's capital, Abuja
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Nigeria official says 83 Chibok girls released more than 3 years after their abduction

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Nigeria official says 83 Chibok girls released more than 3 years after their abduction

- ABUJA, Nigeria — The Latest on the release of Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria (all times local): ___ A Nigerian military official with knowledge of the rescue operation says 83 Chibok schoolgirls are free more than three years after a mass abduction by Boko Haram extremists. Family members say they are eagerly awaiting a list of names and “our hopes and expectations are high
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Boko Haram suspects arrested after gunfight: Nigeria police
Boko Haram suspects arrested after gunfight: Nigeria police Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Police in the northern Nigerian city of Kano said they arrested five suspected Boko Haram militants after a gunfight Sunday, marking a flare-up of jihadist violence in the city. The suspects were taken into custody on the outskirts of the city as they were about to launch attacks on markets and "places of worship", Kano state police chief Rabiu Yusuf told reporters   Read More ...
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Amnesty International Accuses Cameroon of Torturing Suspects
DAKAR, Senegal — More than 100 people have been tortured by Cameroon’s security forces and held incommunicado in the past four years after being accused of having links to the extremist group Boko Haram, according to a report issued Thursday by Amnesty International. “Detainees were severely beaten with various objects including electric cables, machetes and wooden sticks,” the report said, adding that they were also suspended from poles and subjected to drowning, and that many were deprived of food, water and medical care   Read More ...
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Cameroon torturing suspects in Boko Haram fight: New report
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A new Amnesty International report says more than 100 people have been tortured by Cameroon's security forces in the past four years on suspicion of involvement with the Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram. The rights group says such treatment is routine and practiced with impunity, often with little or no evidence to back up arrests. Cameroon's government has not responded to the report   Read More ...
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Cameroon torturing suspects in Boko Haram fight: New report
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A new Amnesty International report says more than 100 people have been tortured by Cameroon's security forces in the past four years on suspicion of involvement with the Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram. The rights group says such treatment is routine and practiced with impunity, often with little or no evidence to back up arrests. Cameroon's government has not responded to the report   Read More ...
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At least 8 killed in blast at mosque in Nigeria
At least 8 killed in blast at mosque in Nigeria Maiduguri, Nigeria — At least eight people were killed Monday when a female suicide bomber detonated at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria. A spokesman for a civilian self-defense force in Maiduguri city said the bomber was being chased by local security workers and ran into the middle of worshippers and exploded. At least 13 people were wounded. The mosque collapsed in the blast   Read More ...
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Boko Haram suicide bombers stage deadliest attack in months
Boko Haram suicide bombers stage deadliest attack in months MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- Four Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 19 people in a series of attacks that targeted a civilian self-defense force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in Nigeria said Wednesday. It was the deadliest attack in months in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency. Borno state police commissioner Damian Chukwu said 23 others were wounded in Tuesday night's attacks   Read More ...
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19 killed in Boko Haram attacks in northern Nigeria city
By HARUNA UMAR Associated Press MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Four Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 19 people in a series of attacks that targeted a civilian self-defense force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in Nigeria said Wednesday. It was the deadliest attack in months in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency   Read More ...
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19 killed in Boko Haram attacks in northern Nigeria city
Four Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 19 people in a series of attacks that targeted a civilian self-defense force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in Nigeria said Wednesday. It was the deadliest attack in months in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency. Borno state police commissioner Damian Chukwu said 23 others were wounded in Tuesday night's attacks   Read More ...
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19 killed in Boko Haram attacks in northern Nigeria city
19 killed in Boko Haram attacks in northern Nigeria city MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Four Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 19 people in a series of attacks that targeted a civilian self-defense force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in Nigeria said Wednesday. It was the deadliest attack in months in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram’s eight-year insurgency. Borno state police commissioner Damian Chukwu said 23 others were wounded in Tuesday night’s attacks   Read More ...
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19 killed in Boko Haram attacks in northern Nigeria city
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Four Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 19 people in a series of attacks that targeted a civilian self-defense force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in Nigeria said Wednesday. It was the deadliest attack in months in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency. Borno state police commissioner Damian Chukwu said 23 others were wounded in Tuesday night's attacks   Read More ...
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19 killed in Boko Haram attacks in northern Nigeria city
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Four Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 19 people in a series of attacks that targeted a civilian self-defense force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in Nigeria said Wednesday. It was the deadliest attack in months in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency. Borno state police commissioner Damian Chukwu said 23 others were wounded in Tuesday night's attacks   Read More ...
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19 killed in Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria
Maiduguri, Nigeria — Four Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 19 people in a series of attacks that targeted a civilian self-defense force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in northeastern Nigeria said Wednesday. It was the deadliest attack in months in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram’s eight-year insurgency. Borno state police commissioner Damian Chukwu said 23 others were wounded in Tuesday night’s attacks   Read More ...
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19 killed in Boko Haram attacks in northern Nigeria city
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Four Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 19 people in a series of attacks that targeted a civilian self-defense force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in northeastern Nigeria said Wednesday. Borno state police commissioner Damian Chukwu said 23 others were wounded in Tuesday night's attacks in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency   Read More ...
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19 killed in Boko Haram attacks in northern Nigeria city
Four Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 19 people in a series of attacks that targeted a civilian self-defense force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in northeastern Nigeria said Wednesday. Borno state police commissioner Damian Chukwu said 23 others were wounded in Tuesday night's attacks in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency   Read More ...
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Islamic extremists storm village, kidnap women and children
Islamic extremists storm village, kidnap women and children NIAMEY, Niger -- Residents of a village in southeast Niger said Tuesday that Boko Haram Islamic extremists had killed at least nine people and taken some 40 others hostage in a brazen attack over the weekend. Adam Babakarna said the attackers arrived on camels and horses late Sunday, shooting in all directions in NGalewa, about 44 miles east of the city of Diffa   Read More ...
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Boko Haram extremists attack Niger village, killing 9
Boko Haram extremists attack Niger village, killing 9 Residents say Boko Haram extremists have killed at least nine people and taken at least 40 others hostage after attacking a village in Niger's southeast. Adam Babakarna said Monday the attackers arrived on camels and horses late Sunday, shooting in all directions in NGalewa, about 70 kilometers (44 miles) east of the city of Diffa. He says the Islamic extremists took mostly women and children hostage and threatened to hold them until other extremists are released from prison   Read More ...
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Boko Haram extremists attack Niger village, killing 9
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Residents say Boko Haram extremists have killed at least nine people and taken at least 40 others hostage after attacking a village in Niger's southeast. Adam Babakarna said Monday the attackers arrived on camels and horses late Sunday, shooting in all directions in NGalewa, about 70 kilometers (44 miles) east of the city of Diffa. He says the Islamic extremists took mostly women and children hostage and threatened to hold them until other extremists are released from prison   Read More ...
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Suspected Boko Haram militants kill nine, abduct dozens in Niger
NIAMEY Suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants killed nine people and abducted dozens more in southern Niger on Sunday night, the local mayor and a journalist said. The attackers rode camels into the village of Ngalewa, about 50 km (30 miles) north of the border with Nigeria - home of the Boko Haram insurgency - said Maman Nour, the director of a community radio station in the nearby town of Kabelawa   Read More ...
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Nigerian Teen Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram Meet with President Trump and Ivanka
Nigerian Teen Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram Meet with President Trump and Ivanka They escaped a mass kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria. They graduated from high school in the mountains of Oregon. And now, Lydia Pogu and Joy Bishara can add a visit to the White House to their life story. In a letter they read to the president, they described their dread of the insurgents who grabbed them from their school in the town of Chibok in April 2014   Read More ...
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They survived Boko Haram, now returnees are fighting hunger
They survived Boko Haram, now returnees are fighting hunger Boko Haram attacked a village in Damboa, Nigeria in 2014 Many who fled have since returned, but food shortages are a very present threat Jafiya Nuhu, a 52-year-old commercial farmer, hid under maize cobs in his farm with his wife and two children as the insurgents raided their neighbors, looting and torching houses. His family and a few others were lucky to escape unhurt   Read More ...
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Boko Haram’s Other Victims
Boko Haram’s Other Victims Boko Haram’s Other Victims. Nigeria struggles to absorb thousands more traumatized children now returning from brutal captivity. Boko Haram kept Fatsuma’s daughter Fatima for a year and a half before she escaped. Now that she has been reunited with her family in a camp for people displaced by Nigeria’s war to defeat the Islamist insurgency, her mother says she doesn’t trust her   Read More ...
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They fled Boko Haram and famine — and then they were forced back
They fled Boko Haram and famine — and then they were forced back BANKI, Nigeria — The soldiers arrived in the middle of the night, tearing through the village of Nigerian refugees, barging into stick huts where families slept in knots on the floor. For years, those refugees had been on the run from Boko Haram insurgents, finally escaping across a dried riverbed that served as the border with Cameroon. They had settled in the village of Majina, where they farmed beans and millet   Read More ...
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At least 9 dead in Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Nigeria say at least nine people have been killed by suicide bombers in a series of attacks in the area. Borno state police commissioner Damian Chukwu said Monday that most of the attackers were teenage girls who were heavily wired with deadly explosives. Among the targets was the University of Maiduguri, where one civilian died   Read More ...
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Trained to Kill: How Four Boy Soldiers Survived Boko Haram
Trained to Kill: How Four Boy Soldiers Survived Boko Haram The four children, from a fishing village in Nigeria, were among thousands abducted by Boko Haram and trained as soldiers. They learned to survive, but only by forgetting who they were.   Read More ...
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People cheered the release of Nigeria's 'Chibok girls' — but thousands of others were kidnapped, raped and forgotten
People cheered the release of Nigeria's 'Chibok girls' — but thousands of others were kidnapped, raped and forgotten In early 2014, Yakinge Kolomi faced a nightmarish dilemma. Boko Haram extremists had recently rampaged through areas close to her village in northeastern Nigeria, massacring men who refused to join them and abducting young women — then forcing them into marriage. Kolomi knew that her 12-year-old daughter, Hafsa, would make an easy target. Weeks later, Boko Haram attacked their village. The Islamist militant group killed Kolomi’s husband, burned down nearby homes and kidnapped groups of children in the chaos   Read More ...
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2 Escaped Boko Haram Victims Graduate From High School
2 Escaped Boko Haram Victims Graduate From High School Two of the nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 are telling their story. Joy Bishara, 20, and Lydia Pogu, 19, are among the 57 girls who were able to escape from the terrorist group. The duo gave People a detailed account of horrors they faced when the gunmen invaded their school in Chibok, Nigeria, and the events that followed   Read More ...
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On Boko Haram front line, Nigerian vigilantes amass victories and power
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria His broken arm is in a bamboo splint, his torso pock-marked with shrapnel and his jaw wired together by a Nigerian army surgeon. But 38-year-old vigilante Dala Aisami Angwalla is undaunted by two nearly fatal brushes in the last year with Boko Haram, one involving a landmine, the other an ambush, and is determined to rid northeast Nigeria of the jihadists   Read More ...
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Nigeria army says it killed Boko Haram leader, frees 9 kids
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A top Boko Haram commander was among many insurgents killed Sunday as soldiers fought to rescue nine children being trained at a secret camp, a Nigerian official said Monday. Soldiers on their way to an Islamic extremist camp in Jarawa village in Borno State, ran into an ambush by Boko Haram fighters, said Nigerian army spokesman Brig   Read More ...
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13 dead, including Boko Haram attackers, in Nigerian city
By HARUNA UMAR Associated Press MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - At least 13 people are dead, including four attackers, after Boko Haram launched the deadliest attack in months on the northeast Nigeria city that is the birthplace of the extremist group, police said Thursday. The attack came just hours before a visit by the country's acting president. Nigeria late last year declared that Boko Haram had been crushed but attacks continue, often with young women strapped into explosives for suicide attacks   Read More ...
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13 dead, including Boko Haram attackers, in Nigerian city
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — At least 13 people are dead, including four attackers, after Boko Haram launched the deadliest attack in months on the northeast Nigeria city that is the birthplace of the extremist group, police said Thursday. The attack came just hours before a visit by the country's acting president. Nigeria late last year declared that Boko Haram had been crushed but attacks continue, often with young women strapped into explosives for suicide attacks   Read More ...
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Boko Haram attacks leave 13 dead, dozens hurt in Nigeria
At least 13 people are dead after Boko Haram launched the deadliest attack in months on the northeast Nigeria city that is the birthplace of the extremist group, police said Thursday. The attack came just hours before a visit by the country's acting president. Nigeria late last year declared that Boko Haram had been crushed but attacks continue, often with young women strapped into explosives for suicide attacks   Read More ...
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Boko Haram attacks leave 13 dead, dozens hurt in Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — At least 13 people are dead, including four attackers, and more than 24 others are wounded after Boko Haram extremists launched coordinated attacks on the capital of Borno state, police said Thursday. It was believed to be the worst assault on Maiduguri in months. Nigeria's president late last year declared the extremist group had been crushed but attacks continue, often with young women strapped into explosives for suicide attacks   Read More ...
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Boko Haram attacks leave 13 dead, dozens hurt in Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – At least 13 people are dead, including four attackers, and more than 24 others are wounded after Boko Haram extremists launched coordinated attacks on the capital of Borno state, police said Thursday. It was believed to be the worst assault on Maiduguri in months. Nigeria's president late last year declared the extremist group had been crushed but attacks continue, often with young women strapped into explosives for suicide attacks   Read More ...
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Boko Haram attack on Nigerian city of Maiduguri kills 14 people, say police
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria An attack by Boko Haram jihadists on the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri killed 14 people and wounded 24 others, police said on Thursday, the first official toll. Maiduguri is the epicenter of the eight-year fight against Boko Haram which has been trying to set up an Islamic State in the northeast, and has been largely free of violence for the past two years   Read More ...
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Boko Haram attacks leave 6 dead, dozens hurt in Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities in northeast Nigeria say at least six people are dead and dozens are wounded after Boko Haram extremists launched a series of attacks on the capital of Borno state. The jihadists attacked late Wednesday as evening prayers were ending, targeting four locations throughout Maiduguri. The violence came as soldiers were trying to repel another group of Boko Haram insurgents who were trying to invade the city   Read More ...
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Dozens of Boko Haram fighters attack northeast Nigeria town
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Residents of a Nigerian town say dozens of fighters for the Boko Haram militant group attacked the outskirts of Maiduguri as Muslims were breaking their Ramadan fast. People reported deafening gunfire and explosions late Wednesday around the time families gathered to eat. Nigerian army spokesman Brig. Gen. Sani Usman has sent out a text message urging people not to panic and saying the situation was under control   Read More ...
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Famine Looms in Former Boko Haram Stronghold in NE Nigeria
Famine Looms in Former Boko Haram Stronghold in NE Nigeria GENEVA — The United Nations is warning that more than 1.4 million people in northeastern Nigeria could face famine by September because of a severe funding shortage. To date, only 28 percent of the U.N. appeal for more than $1 billion to provide humanitarian aid for nearly seven million people has been received. Since Boko Haram militants began their armed rebellion against the government of Nigeria in 2009, the United Nations estimates more than 20,000 people have been killed, nearly two million are internally displaced inside the country, and about 200,000 have taken refuge in neighboring Cameroon, Chad and Niger   Read More ...
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Trade Slowly Returns to Cameroon-Nigeria Border
Trade Slowly Returns to Cameroon-Nigeria Border ACHIGACHIA, CAMEROON — Trade is returning to Cameroon's border communities more than two years since the start of the regional military offensive against Boko Haram militants. But as security improves, local officials warn Boko Haram remains a threat. Hundreds of buyers and sellers assembled at the Ngule market near Achigachia as police and a few soldiers stood guard. The town straddles the Cameroon-Nigeria border, which officially reopened in January   Read More ...
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Insecurity, Underfunding Hamper Nigeria Hunger Relief
Insecurity, Underfunding Hamper Nigeria Hunger Relief ABUJA, NIGERIA — Aid agencies warn that humanitarian efforts against hunger in northeastern Nigeria are dangerously underfunded and some communities remain cut off from aid and their farms as the military continues to battle Boko Haram. Communities in northeastern Nigeria are facing the dual threats of hunger and the terrorist group known as Boko Haram. The zone has been identified by aid agencies as one of four conflict-torn parts of the world at risk of famine this year   Read More ...
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Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad area
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops fought Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area on Saturday, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including six women believed to have helped smuggle supplies to the insurgents, an army spokesman said. Meanwhile witnesses said four civilians out hunting for food near a displacement camp in the northeast were beheaded by suspected Boko Haram militants   Read More ...
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