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Nigeria

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  • 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,...
  • Cameroonians demonstrate against attacks by Boko Haram

    Thousands of Cameroonian youths marched through the capital Saturday to show support for the military's battle against attacks by neighboring Nigeria's Islamic extremists. Boko Haram rebels have crossed over from Nigeria to attack towns in northern...
  • Blasts from women suicide bombers kill 4 in north Nigeria

    A witness and a security officer say four people died when two women blew themselves up at a bus stop in a village in northeast Nigeria, the latest in a series of suicide bombings carried out by females and blamed on the Boko Haram Islamic extremist...
  • Nigerian kidnappers demand ransom for U.S. missionary Phyllis Sortor

    Nigerian kidnappers demand ransom for U.S. missionary Phyllis Sortor
    Kidnappers who abducted Seattle missionary Phyllis Sortor this week have demanded a $150,000 ransom, according to Nigerian police, suggesting the kidnapping was probably carried out by a criminal gang rather than militants. Police and security forces...
  • Explosions in Nigerian towns in north kill at least 34

    Explosions in Nigeria's north central city of Jos and the northeastern town of Biu over the past two days have killed at least 34 people, witnesses said Thursday. Residents say at least 15 people were killed in two bomb explosions at a bus station and...
  • Petesch appointed AP West Africa correspondent

    Carley Petesch, a longtime editor in Africa who has reported from Nigeria and South Africa for The Associated Press, has been named a West Africa correspondent for the news organization. The appointment was announced Thursday by Africa regional editor...
  • U.S. missionary Phyllis Sortor, kidnapped in Nigeria, spoke of faith

    U.S. missionary Phyllis Sortor, kidnapped in Nigeria, spoke of faith
    Masked gunmen abducted an American missionary in southern Nigeria, her church's website and Nigerian authorities said Tuesday. "Early this morning we received a report that Rev. Phyllis Sortor, our missionary in Nigeria, was abducted from the Hope...
  • Suicide bombers kill 24; U.S. missionary kidnapped in Nigeria

    Suicide bombers kill 24; U.S. missionary kidnapped in Nigeria
    Teenage suicide bombers, suspected to be Boko Haram extremists, killed at least 24 people in separate blasts Tuesday at crowded bus stations in two northern Nigerian cities 185 miles apart. In an apparently unrelated development, an American missionary...
  • Boko Haram issues new threat against Niger, Chad

    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

    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...