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Five years after Boko Haram kidnap, 112 Chibok girls still missing

14 April 2019, 6:38 AM

Aisha Musa Maina digs through an old bag looking for memories of her daughter Hauwa, one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped five years ago by Boko Haram jihadists in north-eastern Nigeria.

Niger says it killed 33 Boko Haram ‘terrorists’

13 March 2019, 1:59 PM

Niger said Wednesday it had killed 33 Boko Haram “terrorists” and seized vehicles and weapons in an operation in the Lake Chad region in the country’s southeast.

US offers Niger operations centre to fight Boko Haram

4 February 2019, 9:51 PM

The United States turned over a communications and operations centre to the Niger army on Monday to help the African nation battle Boko Haram, a statement said.

Boko Haram kills four people, three wounded in Niger attack

29 January 2019, 2:41 PM

Militants have targeted both soldiers and civilians and have been blamed for abductions of children and employees of foreign companies.

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.

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