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    4 killed in multiple suicide blasts in NE Nigeria

    Maiduguri: At least four people were killed and nine others injured in multiple suicide attacks outside the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the emergency services and residents said today.

  • Nigeria blasts: More than 60 people in twin suicide bombing

    Kano: Suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a mosque and a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, in a twin attack bearing the hallmarks of Boko Haram and a day after US President Donald Trump pledged greater support to fight the Islamist militants.

  • 14 civilian killed in clash between Nigerian Army, Boko Haram militants Abuja

    Nigeria: More than a dozen people were killed in a clash between suspected Boko Haram militants and Nigerian soldiers in Northern Nigeria. Reportedly around 18 militants including suicide bombers, mortars and gunmen targeted two villages namely Bale Shuwa and Alkaranti and a military base near the city of Maiduguri, in Borno State.

  • 8 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria: emergency services

    Nigeria: At least 18 people were killed and 84 wounded when Boko Haram jihadists clashed with Nigerian soldiers near the northeastern city of Maiduguri overnight, the emergency services agency said today. “So far we have recovered 18 dead bodies from the two villages Bale Shuwa and Bale Kura,” on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Benlo Dambatto, an official from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) told AFP.

  • 22 killed in Nigeria suicide blasts

    Abuja : The death toll in Friday’s suicide bomb attack in Nigerias busy market has reached 22.

  • Suspected jihadists kill 7 workers at Nigeria farm: Farm’s owner

    Kano (Nigeria): Gunmen suspected of being Boko Haram jihadists today shot dead seven men working on a farm in northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa state, where at least 50 people were killed at a mosque this week, the farm’s owner told AFP.

  • Nigeria triple suicide attack kills 13: security sources

    Maiduguri: Three female suicide bombers killed 13 people and wounded 16 in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, security sources said. The first bomber detonated her explosive belt around 9:45 pm (local time) yesterday in front of a small restaurant in the capital of Borno state “when people were buying their dinner,” a military source said on condition of anonymity, giving the death toll.

  • Three Boko Haram female suicide bombers kill 30 in Nigeria

    Abuja : At least 30 people were killed and more than 80 others injured when three female suicide bombers detonated their explosive belts in the town of Mandarari, in Nigeria’s Borno State, a stronghold of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, on Tuesday.

  • 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-defence force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in Nigeria says.

  • Boko Haram leader urges fighters to kill and abduct

    Maiduguri (Nigeria) : Boko Haram’s leader urges his fighters to “kill, slaughter and abduct … and detonate bombs everywhere,” in a new video that denies Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed.

  • Boko Haram leader urges fighters: kill, slaughter and abduct

    Maiduguri: Boko Haram’s leader urges his fighters to “kill, slaughter and abduct … and detonate bombs everywhere,” in a new video that denies Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed.

  • Boko Haram is crushed, says Nigerian president

    Lagos : Nigeria’s president says the Boko Haram extremist group has finally been crushed, has been driven from its last forest stronghold with fighters on the run and no place to hide, reports AP.

  • 2 girls stage suicide attack in Nigeria market, 17 wounded

    Kano (Nigeria) : Two girls approximately seven or eight years old blew themselves up in a northeastern Nigerian market on Sunday, killing themselves and wounding at least 17 others, witnesses said. The girls were “seven or eight”, a local militia member in Maiduguri, Abdulkarim Jabo, told AFP.

  • 30 killed in Boko Haram attacks in NE Nigeria

    Yola : Police say two explosions have ripped through a market in northeast Nigeria’s Madagali town, and a survivor says they killed at least 30 people, reports AP.

  • Boko Haram leader warns Donald Trump war has just begun

    Kano (Nigeria): The leader of the jihadist group Boko Haram has reacted to the election of Donald Trump to the White House with a warning that “the war has just begun” against the West.

  • Boko Haram releases new video of alleged Chibok girls

    Kano (Nigeria): Boko Haram today released a video of the girls allegedly kidnapped from Chibok in April 2014, showing some who are still alive and claiming others died in air strikes.

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    UN chief: Fight extremism with education, social media

    United Nations: The nature of terrorism, including the increased radicalisation of individuals through social media, has changed over the last decade and violent extremism can only be eradicated by including preventive measures, the United Nations chief said in a report to the 193-member General Assembly. Ban Ki-moon’s study calls on member states to employ conflict resolution, empower youth, develop educational opportunities and embrace human rights in the battle against terrorism.

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    Ten killed in jihadist suicide bombing in Cameroon

    Yaounde: A suicide bombing by a Boko Haram jihadist has killed at least 10 people in northern Cameroon, a security source said today. It was the latest in a spate of attacks blamed on the Nigeria-based Islamist militant group in northern Cameroon, which have driven tens of thousands of people from their homes. The security source said the attacker blew himself up in the town of Djakana near the Nigerian border overnight.

  • Girl kidnapped by Boko Haram found pregnant

    Lagos : Nigerian soldiers have found one of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram from Chibok, making her the first freed from the Islamic extremists since the mass kidnapping more than two years ago.