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Nigeria

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  • Nigerian troops retake town as Boko Haram attacks villages

    Nigerian troops retook a major border town and killed scores of Boko Haram fighters Saturday, Nigeria's military said, although witnesses also reported the Islamic extremists killed scores in attacks on other villages. Defense Ministry spokesman Maj....
  • US launches Africa military exercises amid Boko Haram threat

    The U.S. military is launching its annual training exercise with armies from across Africa this week in Chad, as the countries of the region battle a growing threat from the Nigerian Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. Some 1,300 participants from 28...
  • Boko Haram issues new threat against Niger, Chad

    The Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram on Monday threatened neighboring countries Niger and Chad, warning the fighters were prepared to carry out suicide bombings in the countries sending troops to help fight the militants. The warning came as...
  • Nigerian military repels Boko Haram attack on northeast town

    Nigeria's military Saturday repelled an attack on a northeastern town by Boko Haram Islamic extremists who, as they retreated, warned residents not to participate in the country's elections in March. Two air force jets joined soldiers in attacking the...
  • Boko Haram threatens to violently disrupt Nigerian elections

    Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebels Boko Haram renewed their threat to use violence to disrupt Nigeria's upcoming elections. In a video published by the SITE Intelligence Group, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau reiterated the insurgents' warnings that...
  • Constitutional crisis threat hangs over Nigeria after vote delay

    ABUJA, Nigeria Nigeria is in danger of descending into a constitutional crisis after electoral officials bowed to a request by the security forces this month to postpone general elections, civil rights groups said. The head of the Independent National...
  • Boko Haram fighters blamed for Cameroon military base attack

    Suspected Boko Haram extremists caused explosions which killed 37 people at a security checkpoint in northeastern Nigeria Tuesday, as extremists attacked a Cameroonian military base near the border with Nigeria, killing at least five soldiers, said...
  • Female suicide bomber kills 16 in northeast Nigeria

    A teenage female suicide bomber blew herself up at crowded bus station in northeast Nigeria on Sunday, killing at least 16 and wounding 30 others. Most of the victims were children who had either been selling peanuts or begging for money at the time of...
  • Boko Haram launches first attack on Chadian village

    Suspected Boko Haram militants staged their first attack in Chad on Friday, hitting the third country outside their home base of Nigeria in recent days as the region beefs up its military response to the armed Muslim extremist group. The assault took...
  • UN: Nigeria military needs 'greater resolve' vs. Boko Haram

    The United Nations special representative for West Africa says Nigeria's military needs to show "greater resolve" in the widening fight against the extremist group Boko Haram. Mohammed Ibn Chambas told reporters Friday, "I think we all expect more from...
  • Boko Haram militants carry out first attack in Chad

    ABUJA, Nigeria Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram killed 10 people in a village in Chad, the first attack in Nigeria's northern neighbor, media reports said Friday. According to France's RFI radio station, the militants traveled by boat across Lake...