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  • Boko Haram refugees risk lives to cross lake to Chad camps

    Kellou Abakar knew she was in trouble as the contractions started not long after an Islamic extremist group attacked her town in Nigeria. Her husband was nowhere to be found, and so she pulled her 4-year-old son onto her back and grabbed her two little girls by the hand.
  • Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town

    Chadian troops have seized a strategically located northeast Nigerian town from Boko Haram, but not before the defeated Islamic extremists killed hundreds of civilians, Chad's military said. The Chadian forces regained control Monday of Dikwa, a town...

    Buhari gains from tough-guy image as Boko Haram wounds Nigeria

    LAGOS, Nigeria A party atmosphere descended on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri as thousands lined the roads to welcome opposition presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari with chants of "Only Buhari" in the Hausa language. Buhari's campaign...

    Boko Haram video shows 2 beheaded men accused of spying

    The latest video from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremist group shows the bodies of two beheaded men accused of spying, and copies some of the hallmarks of propaganda from the Islamic State group. The SITE intelligence group said the video called...

    Crowd kills girl suspected to be suicide bomber in Nigeria

    A crowd beat to death a teenage girl accused of planning to be a suicide bomber and then set her body ablaze Sunday, according to police and witnesses at a northeastern Nigerian market. A second suspect, also a teenage girl, was arrested at Muda Lawal,...