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Islamic group condemns abduction of female students in Borno

17 April 2014, 15:03

The Jama’atul Nasril Islam, (JNI), condemned the abduction of over 100 female students by suspected members of Boko Haram sect in Chibok, Borno.

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Abducted girls: Borno dismisses rescue claims

17 April 2014, 11:44

The Borno State Government has dismissed claims by the military that 107 out of the girls abducted by Boko Haram in the state have been rescued.

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UK Minister appalled by bombing

17 April 2014, 07:42

The United Kingdom Foreign Secretary said he was “appalled” by the abduction of up to 100 schoolgirls in northern Nigeria by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.

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100-plus kidnapped students free

17 April 2014, 06:40

The military says almost all 129 female students kidnapped by extremists in Borno State have been freed.

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Parents face 'nightmare' after mass kidnap by terrorists

16 April 2014, 14:07

Desperate parents pleaded for an end to their "nightmare" after Boko Haram extremists kidnapped more than 100 girls from a secondary school in Borno.

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Delegates condemn insurgency, call for closure of borders

16 April 2014, 07:41

Delegates at the National Conference have condemned the growing spate of insurgency in the country and called on the Federal Government to close the border with Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

EU 'stands with Nigeria' in anti-terror fight: Ashton

16 April 2014, 07:41

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton "strongly" condemned the abduction of more than 100 schoolgirls by extremists.

Extremists abduct more than 100 girls from Borno school

16 April 2014, 08:42

Heavily armed Boko Haram extremists kidnapped more than 100 girls from a school in Borno State, sparking a search by soldiers to track down the attackers.

Confab delegates in black to mourn Abuja bomb victims

16 April 2014, 08:42

Many delegates at the National Conference dressed in black attire as mark of grief for Abuja bomb blast victims, which killed 72 and injured more than 100 people.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

President Jonathan: Nigeria will overcome Boko Haram

15 April 2014, 07:36

President Goodluck Jonathan vowed that the country would overcome the brutal insurgency by Boko Haram as he visited the scene of a bus station bombing in Abuja.

Years of terror in Abuja

15 April 2014, 07:36

A bombing at a crowded bus station in Abuja, which police said left 71 people dead and 124 injured, was the most deadly bombing carried out to date in Abuja.

A look at the extremist group Boko Haram

15 April 2014, 08:36

A look at the extremist group Boko Haram and its major attacks in recent years

Issues in the Boko Haram alleged jailbreak

15 April 2014, 15:00

Like wild fire in the harmmatan season, the news of the invasion of the State Security Service office at the Headquarters in Abuja broke out and spread.

Monday, 14 April 2014

At least 60 killed by suspected militants in Borno

14 April 2014, 07:35

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 60 people in Borno state close to the border with Cameroon, a local official said.

Please do not celebrate my death

14 April 2014, 07:56

There is little doubt that genocide of the north is systematically being permitted and is openly in progress in Nigeria.

Ribadu consoles Abuja blast victim families

14 April 2014, 12:08

Former Presidential Candidate Nuhu Ribadu has condemned the bomb blast that rocked a motor park in Nyanya area of Abuja on Monday morning.

Terror won't stifle Borno power projects

14 April 2014, 13:16

Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, has assured that federal government projects in troubled states of Borno and Yobe will be completed on schedule despite the security challenge.

Police chief blames governors for terrorism

14 April 2014, 22:07

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Mamman Tsafe, has accused state governors of not providing required support for security agencies in tackling the Boko Haram insurgence.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Boko Haram kills 19 in Borno

13 April 2014, 07:41

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have killed 19 people, including six college teachers, in three separate attacks in Borno state, residents and travellers said Friday.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Gunmen kill eight in Jigawa attack: police

10 April 2014, 07:40

Scores of gunmen attacked a police station, a court and a bank in Jigawa State, killing seven officers and a civilian.

Gunmen kill two watching Champions League in Yobe

10 April 2014, 17:06

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Islamists stormed a packed viewing centre and shot dead two people watching Champions League matches.

Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Civilian JTF commander speaks on Boko Haram war

08 April 2014, 12:31

The commandment in charge of Civilian JTF discusses the Boko Haram attack on Giwa Barracks, why they started the group and other issues.

Apo Killing: Families of victims get N10m

08 April 2014, 13:53

The National Human Right Commission has awarded N10 million against Federal Government as compensation to each family of the eight victims of September 20, 2013 killing in Apo, Abuja.

Rights group demands probe into terrorists' shooting

08 April 2014, 14:59

Access to Justice, the human rights advocacy group, has called on government to set up a panel to investigate the killing of 21 Boko Haram suspects at the State Security Service detention facility in Abuja.

Saturday, 05 April 2014

Boko bikers go on rampage

05 April 2014, 09:59

At least 22 people have been killed in an attack by suspected members of Islamist extremist sect Boko Haram in northern Nigeria

Friday, 04 April 2014

Army on high alert amid Ogun terror fears

04 April 2014, 11:49

The Army says it is on high alert to curb possible terror attacks the Boko Haram sect is planning to carry out in Ogun State, southwest of the country.

26 killed in Zamfara attacks

04 April 2014, 12:49

26 villagers were killed while several others injured when gunmen attacked two villages in the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara.

Retired military officers offer to fight terrorists

04 April 2014, 13:45

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said that retired military officers had offered to support the fight against terrorism and other similar threats to national security.

Thursday, 03 April 2014

Boko Haram chief has little control over fighters

03 April 2014, 20:25

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau likely has little control over his fighters, the International Crisis Group says.

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Nigerian refugees start afresh in Cameroon

02 April 2014, 07:45

In lieu of the ongoing fighting between the army and Boko Haram, many Nigerians are finding a new home for themselves in Cameroon.

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Sanusi battles terrorism sponsorship charges

01 April 2014, 10:44

The legal battle between Mallam Sanusi Lamido, and the Federal Government has taken a new twist as government says Sanusi is being investigated for allegedly sponsoring terrorist acts.

Helicopters are now employed by terrorists

01 April 2014, 10:47

More than three Nigerian dailies have reported on the apparent use of helicopters by terrorists operating in the burning north of Nigeria.

Four suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri

01 April 2014, 17:11

Four suspected Boko Haram members were killed when the bomb-laden vehicles they were driving exploded in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Amnesty: Uprising kills 1 500 this year

31 March 2014, 07:50

Amnesty International reports that 1 500 people have been killed this year by extremists and military reprisals in the uprising.

Nigeria under pressure to explain 'jailbreak' deaths

31 March 2014, 17:05

The secret police faced questions about how 21 detainees were killed during an attempted jailbreak from their headquarters, with claims of a cover-up about exactly what happened.

Military hits back at Boko Haram abuse claims

31 March 2014, 22:53

The military denied claims from Amnesty International that its troops may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in the fight against Boko Haram.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Free healthcare for Borno terror victims

28 March 2014, 08:44

The Borno State Government is voluntarily paying the medical bills of more than 100 people injured in various attacks perpetrated by suspected Boko Haram insurgents recently.

Nigerians live everywhere...even In Borno

28 March 2014, 09:04

It appears from his statements that President Jonathan either dislikes the north or is totally disconnected from the north and views it as a separate country.

Insurgency: Mark seeks UN intervention

28 March 2014, 11:33

Senate President, David Mark, in Abuja, asked the UN to intervene and rescue Nigeria from the clutches of insurgency currently plaguing the nation.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Airforce dismisses rumours of Boko Haram aerial attack

27 March 2014, 11:34

The Chief of Air Staff has dispelled rumours of a possible aerial attack in the north-eastern part of the country by terrorists.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

An open letter to terrorist groups

26 March 2014, 14:10

You have wrecked havoc not on the government we thought you were fighting, but on the defenseless humans. Once again, what is your course?

1 000 killed in Boko Haram conflict

26 March 2014, 17:05

More than 1 000 people have been killed so far this year in three states in northeastern Nigeria worst hit by Boko Haram violence.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Boko Haram plans to attack universities, civilian JTF

25 March 2014, 13:17

Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, has disclosed that the terrorist group will start attacking universities and hunting down civilian JTF members.

Buhari accuses PDP of forming Boko Haram

25 March 2014, 14:33

A former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari, has accused the PDP of forming and sponsoring the terrorist group, Boko Haram.

Suicide bombers kill 8 in Maiduguri

25 March 2014, 17:39

At least eight people, including five police officers and three civilians, were killed by suspected members of Boko Haram sect in Maiduguri, Borno state.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Death toll at Borno market rises to 32

24 March 2014, 12:03

Hospital and local government officials say an explosion at a village market near in Borno State has killed 32 people.

Video: No resistance to Boko Haram attack

24 March 2014, 22:50

A video showing Boko Haram met no resistance in a recent attack on army barracks; hundreds freed.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Boko Haram claim 17 more lives in Borno

23 March 2014, 16:15

At least 17 people have been killed by an explosion in a village market in Borno state in an attack by Boko Haram.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Boko Haram plans to attack Maiduguri barracks

21 March 2014, 13:15

Terrorist group, Boko Haram has threatened to launch an attack on Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Opposition outrage at PDP terror charges

20 March 2014, 17:10

All Progressives Congress (APC) responded angrily to the ruling party's accusations some opposition politicians were sponsoring the ongoing insurgency.

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