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boko haram

Ten killed as terrorists invade Borno village

06 July 2015, 13:21

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have killed 10 people at Mussa village in Askira/Uba Local Government of Borno State.

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House Speaker upbeat Nigeria will overcome Boko Haram

06 July 2015, 12:18

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has expressed concern at the mass killings and bombing of churches and mosque by Boko Haram insurgents in the North East.

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44 killed in Jos twin blasts

06 July 2015, 11:14

44 people have so far been killed in Sunday night’s bomb attacks on Jos according to the National Emergency Management Agency.

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Boko Haram Courier Ndume elected as APC Majority Leader

06 July 2015, 11:27

Serving as a member of the Presidential Committee on Security Challenges in the North-East, Senator Ali Ndume according to court depositions by the DSS, was a courier for Boko Haram.

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UK’s Africa Minister slams renewed Boko Haram terror

06 July 2015, 10:12

The United Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, condemned the ongoing terror the Boko Haram sect is carrying out against civilians in Nigeria.

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Monday, 06 July 2015

Death toll from Boko Haram attack in Kukawa rises to 118

06 July 2015, 07:54

The death toll from a Boko Haram attack in Kukawa -- one of many staged by the Islamist group in the past week -- has risen to 118, a lawmaker said.

US vows support for Nigeria after attacks

06 July 2015, 07:54

The United States vowed to support Nigeria after a series of deadly terror attacks blamed on Boko Haram, calling for those responsible to face justice.

Saturday, 04 July 2015

Boko Haram beheads 11 of its own members - witnesses

04 July 2015, 10:20

Islamist group Boko Haram has beheaded 11 of its own fighters says an official representing witnesses to the killings.

Female suicide bombers cause heavy casualties in the northeast

04 July 2015, 17:11

Several female suicide bombers blew themselves up in the midst of fleeing residents in the northeast, continuing a series of attacks that have killed some 200 people in just three days, witnesses said Saturday.

Friday, 03 July 2015

11 killed as suicide bombers target Borno highways

03 July 2015, 12:16

At least 11 people have been killed after two separate suicide bombings were carried out in Borno State by suspected female terrorists.

House of Reps condemns latest terror attacks

03 July 2015, 12:38

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has expressed concern over renewed attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the North East.

Boko Haram members killed for quitting sect

03 July 2015, 16:53

Members of the Boko Haram sect have reportedly killed some colleagues of theirs in Miringa, Borno State for renouncing their membership.

Female suicide bomber kills 12 in Borno mosque

03 July 2015, 18:10

A young female suicide bomber killed 12 worshippers when she blew herself up in a mosque in Borno, a witness and a vigilante aiding the military against Boko Haram.

Buhari condemns 'inhuman, barbaric' Boko Haram attacks

03 July 2015, 19:35

President Muhammadu Buhari condemned a wave of Boko Haram attacks in the restive northeast that left at least 145 people dead, blasting them as "inhuman and barbaric."

Thursday, 02 July 2015

Chad forces arrest Boko Haram leader, hold 74 others

02 July 2015, 10:05

Chad’s chief prosecutor says security forces have arrested one of the leaders of the Nigerian extremist group, Boko Haram.

UN urges Nigeria to ease abortion restrictions for Boko Haram victims

02 July 2015, 15:55

UN Human Rights Chief, has appealed to Nigerian authorities to ease abortion restrictions for women and girls who had been sexually enslaved and raped by Boko Haram members.

At least 97 dead in new 'Boko Haram' attack in Maiduguri

02 July 2015, 20:35

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 97 people who were praying in mosques or cooking at home in Maiduguri, witnesses said.

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

Man accused in Boko Haram abduction of Chibok girls arrested

01 July 2015, 08:41

Troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram’s mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from Chibok last year.

Boko Haram members quit terror group

01 July 2015, 10:39

The CVE Department of the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) said more than 40 people had voluntarily quit the Boko Haram group and undergoing rehabilitation at the centre.

Anambra against relocation of terror prisoners to Ekwulobia

01 July 2015, 11:39

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has expressed concern over the reported relocation of some Boko Haram convicts to Ekwulobia Prisons in the state.

UN asks Nigeria to ease abortion restrictions for Boko Haram rape victims

01 July 2015, 18:28

The United Nations rights chief urged Nigeria to show compassion and make it easier for women and girls who became pregnant in Boko Haram captivity to access abortions.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Suicide bombers kill at least three in Borno

28 June 2015, 09:21

Two suicide bombers killed at least three people and injured 16 in the capital of the Borno, the latest in a string of deadly attacks by suspected Islamist militants.

Update: Five dead in suicide blast at leprosy hospital

28 June 2015, 16:11

At least five people have been killed and 10 wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a leprosy hospital on the outskirts of Maiduguri, emergency services said.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

US denounces incessant Boko Haram terror attacks

25 June 2015, 09:33

The United States has condemned the latest attacks the Boko Haram sect has carried out in Nigeria and neighbouring countries.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

40 killed in 'Boko Haram' attacks in Borno

24 June 2015, 15:45

At least 42 people have been shot dead by suspected Boko Haram gunmen in attacks on two villages in Biu and Hawul districts of northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, police say.

Concern mounts over rights abuses in regional fight against Boko Haram

24 June 2015, 17:00

Amnesty International said the detention of 84 children, for several months in Cameroon, has highlighted concern that the regional campaign against Boko Haram, was leading to rights abuses.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Japan condemns rampant Boko Haram terror

23 June 2015, 10:13

Japan has condemned the recent terror attacks the Islamic militant Boko Haram carried out in Niger.

Buhari orders removal of military checkpoints

23 June 2015, 11:20

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the military checkpoints set up in the wake of Boko Haram activities in parts of the country be removed.

Muslim students condemn Maiduguri suicide attack

23 June 2015, 17:02

The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has condemned the suicide attack on law-abiding people in Maiduguri, describing the act as inhuman and barbaric.

Borno terror victims benefit from bank's donation

23 June 2015, 21:22

United Bank of Nigeria has donated relief material to the Borno Government for the upkeep of victims of Boko Haram insurgency in the state.

Monday, 22 June 2015

EU donates N4bn to victims of terror attacks

22 June 2015, 19:32

The European Commission has announced the donation of €21m (about N4.7bn) to assist the people in Nigeria and neighbouring countries that are affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Friday, 19 June 2015

President Buhari improving with age

19 June 2015, 07:41

Our 72-year-old president is improving with age, his spokesperson said in response to reports that the leader had suggested it would limit what he could achieve during his tenure.

Chad to round up beggars, foreigners after Boko Haram attack

19 June 2015, 20:48

Chad said it planned to round up beggars and some foreigners as part of a security clamp-down, days after two suicide attacks on its capital blamed on Boko Haram Islamist militants from neighbouring Nigeria.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Chad bans full veil after deadly Boko Haram attacks

18 June 2015, 08:24

Chad has banned the full-face Muslim veil and ordered security forces to seize burqas from markets and burn them after 33 people were killed in suicide bombings blames on Boko Haram.

UNIMAID seeks support for terror-stricken students

18 June 2015, 11:15

The Vice Chancellor of the UNIMAID has appealed to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to support students affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast.

Monguno explosion victims moved to Maiduguri

18 June 2015, 12:17

Borno State Hospital Management Board has disclosed 13 bodies of victims that perished in the bomb explosion in Monguno State had been deposited at the Specialists Hospital in Maiduguri.

House of Commons to explore solutions to Boko Haram

18 June 2015, 14:21

The insurgency posed by the Boko Haram sect will be among issues that will be discussed in a meeting a prominent Jewish leader has scheduled for London, United Kingdom next week.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Army to court-martial Gen. Ransome-Kuti

17 June 2015, 17:11

The Nigerian Army will on June 29 arraign a former Commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, Brig. Gen. Enitan Ransome-Kuti for offences he allegedly committed in the fight against Boko Haram.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Security clampdown in Chad capital after 'Boko Haram' suicide attacks

16 June 2015, 18:19

Scores of police and soldiers patrolled Chad's capital N'Djamena, a day after twin suicide bombings blamed on Boko Haram jihadists killed 24 people and wounded more than 100 in the first such attacks in the city.

Monday, 15 June 2015

10 killed in two blasts in Potiskum

15 June 2015, 16:01

Ten people were killed in two separate blasts in Potiskum, Yobe state a police source and a civilian vigilante assisting the military against Boko Haram said.

Soldier killed amid Yobe military success

15 June 2015, 19:15

The military has reported a soldier and vigilante member have been killed in an onslaught that has resulted in the uniformed forces killing an unspecified number of terrorists using women and children as shields in Yobe State.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Buhari draws red line for regional anti-Boko Haram force

12 June 2015, 07:40

A new regional fighting force against Boko Haram will be headed by a Nigerian commander, the five-nation coalition agreed, after talks on military strategy against the militants.

UN urges stepped-up action against Boko Haram and LRA

12 June 2015, 08:51

The U.N. Security Council called for stepped-up action in Africa against Boko Haram which has increased its often deadly attacks and the Lord's Resistance Army..

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Regional leaders meet to discuss new Boko Haram force

11 June 2015, 07:54

President Muhammadu Buhari will hold talks with regional leaders on Boko Haram, with hopes a new fighting force will help crush the Islamists after six years of violence.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Military top brass meet on Boko Haram

10 June 2015, 07:54

Military top brass from Nigeria and surrounding countries have met to thrash out plans to take on Boko Haram, after the militants struck again in the country's far northeast.

Monday, 08 June 2015

Two dead in Borno suicide attack

08 June 2015, 07:55

A female suicide bomber killed two people and injured four others in Borno State, while two people were injured when a bomb exploded near a military checkpoint.

Friday, 05 June 2015

Ndigbo youth lash Amnesty over war crimes allegation

05 June 2015, 13:13

The Ohaneze Youth Council has lambasted human rights group, Amnesty International, after the latter accused former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, of committing extra-judicial killings during the fight against Boko Haram.

UN "aware" of human rights violations by Nigeria military

05 June 2015, 21:40

A United Nations senior official said the organisation was aware of alleged violations by the country’s security forces during operations to rid communities of Boko Haram terrorists.

Thursday, 04 June 2015

UN condmens Boko Haram abuse of children in Cameroon

04 June 2015, 16:36

The Boko Haram jihadists are behind horrendous violence in neighbouring Cameroon, where they have kidnapped more than 1 000 children and used some youngsters as human shields, a top UN official said.

Boko Haram demands more action on Multi-National Task Force

04 June 2015, 22:31

President Muhammadu Buhari in N'djamena, Chad, urged member-countries of the Lake Chad Commission to redouble their efforts to intensify the operations of the Multi-National Joint Task Force established to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency.

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