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Boko Haram attacks military base in Nigeria

15 January 2019, 10:42 AM

Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base in remote northeast Nigeria, setting fire to shelters for those made homeless by the conflict, military and humanitarian sources told AFP Tuesday.

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Boko Haram kills two soldiers in Nigeria attack

9 December 2018, 3:30 PM

Two soldiers were killed when suspected Boko Haram fighters loyal to factional leader Abubakar Shekau attacked a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources told AFP on Sunday.

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Boko Haram kidnaps 50 loggers in Nigeria

23 November 2018, 7:59 AM

The hostages who were mostly from a camp for people displaced by jihadist violence were on Saturday rounded up by fighters loyal to factional leader Abubakar Shekau while collecting wood.

Boko Haram kill 53 in three days of attacks in Nigeria

21 November 2018, 5:48 AM

Boko Haram jihadists have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday, in a new show of force ahead of February elections in the West African country. Despite the government’s insistence that Boko Haram is near defeat, the group has recently carried out a string of […]

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Nine farmers killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

20 November 2018, 3:27 PM

Boko Haram members have killed nine farmers and abducted 12 others in a village in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, the cradle of the jihadist movement, locals told AFP Tuesday.

Nigeria names fifth commander to lead fight against Boko Haram

11 November 2018, 7:22 AM

Nigeria has named its fifth commander in less than two years to lead the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency, the army said on Saturday, a move military sources say was related to continued attacks by Islamists.

Boko Haram factional leader claims attack on military

10 November 2018, 7:32 AM

The leader of one of two factions of jihadist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, claimed a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria in a video message obtained by AFP on Friday.

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Boko Haram kill 12 farmers in Nigeria

20 October 2018, 9:11 PM

Boko Haram jihadists on Saturday hacked 12 farmers to death as they worked on their fields in the volatile northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, civilian militia told AFP.

Midwife murdered by Boko Haram hailed by father

18 October 2018, 12:40 PM

The father of a young midwife executed by Boko Haram has blasted the jihadists for killing his daughter, hailing on Wednesday the “immense help” she gave to her community and expressing hope for the safe release of other hostages.

Boko Haram kills second kidnapped aid worker in Nigeria: Red Cross

16 October 2018, 8:54 PM

Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female Red Cross worker in northeast Nigeria in a “despicable act of cruelty”, the agency said on Tuesday.

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