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  • Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

     Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria
    Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history. All the Boko Haram...
  • Battle-weary Nigerians hope for change as election nears

    Hours before Boko Haram invaded the northeast Nigerian community of Gwoza in August, the Nigerian army left town. Members of the Islamist militant group proceeded from house to house killing men, boys and even babies. Desperate, Maria Ibrahim dressed...
  • Day before critical election, Nigerian military claims to destroy Boko Haram HQ

    Nigeria's military claims it has destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram in northeastern Gwoza town and driven the insurgents from all three northeastern states that had been an extremist stronghold. It was not possible to verify Friday's victory that...
  • Boko Haram secuestra a cientos de mujeres y niños en norte de Nigeria

    Boko Haram secuestra a cientos de mujeres y niños en norte de Nigeria
    Militantes de Boko Haram secuestraron a más de 400 mujeres y niños de la ciudad de Damasak, en el noreste de Nigeria, que fue liberada este mes por soldados de Níger y Chad, dijeron residentes el martes. "Se llevaron a 506 mujeres jóvenes y niños (en...
  • Islamic State accepts Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance

    Islamic State accepts Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance
    Islamic State militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, a spokesman for the Islamic State movement said Thursday. The development comes as both movements, which are among the most ruthless in the...
  • Teenage girl suspected as dozens die in Nigeria suicide attack

    Teenage girl suspected as dozens die in Nigeria suicide attack
    A teenage girl carried out a suicide bombing Tuesday at a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing at least 34 people, witnesses said. The blast occurred late afternoon in the market near the Old Elkanemi Cinema, said...
  • Chad and Niger troops attack Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists

    Chad and Niger troops attack Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists
    Soldiers from Chad and Niger launched the largest international push to defeat Nigeria's Islamic extremists whose war has spilled over into neighboring countries, officials and witnesses said Monday. Chad's president has warned that the leader of Boko...
  • Boko Haram bid to join Islamic State offers propaganda boost to both

    Boko Haram bid to join Islamic State offers propaganda boost to both
    Boko Haram's bid to forge an alliance with the Islamic State group in sub-Saharan Africa will provide only a propaganda boost for now, but in the long term it could internationalize a conflict restricted to Nigeria for nearly six years, analysts say....
  • Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State

    Nigeria's Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State
    Nigeria's homegrown Boko Haram group, newly weakened by a multinational force that has dislodged it from a score of northeastern towns, reportedly pledged formal allegiance to the Islamic State group. The pledge to IS came in an Arabic audio message...
  • At least 54 dead after 5 suicide blasts hit Nigerian city of Maiduguri

    At least 54 dead after 5 suicide blasts hit Nigerian city of Maiduguri
    Four suicide bomb attacks hit the city of Maiduguri Saturday, killing at least 54 people and wounding 143 in the heartland of Nigeria's northeastern Islamic uprising, police said. The blasts occurred over four hours in locations from a busy fish...
  • Nigeria's Boko Haram reportedly pledges allegiance to Islamic State

    Nigeria's Boko Haram reportedly pledges allegiance to Islamic State
    Nigeria's homegrown Boko Haram Islamic extremists have pledged formal allegiance to the Islamic State group in a message allegedly from the Nigerian insurgent leader posted on Twitter and reported by the SITE Intelligence monitoring service. The...