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  • 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...
  • In shadow of Boko Haram, Cameroon combats extremism at home

    With radical Islamic insurgents on its doorstep, Cameroon is trying to head off unrest at home by quelling any signs of the extremism that has roiled neighboring Nigeria. In recent months, Cameroon has arrested dozens of imams and their followers accused...
  • Nigeria's military pushes extremists before elections

    Beefed up by new weapons from China, Russia and the Czech Republic, and strengthened by training from foreign advisers, Nigeria's military is forcing Boko Haram extremists from a string of northeastern towns as the country's prepares for elections the...
  • Official: Boko Haram using civilians as human shields

    Boko Haram is using an unknown number of civilians as human shields as its fighters flee an offensive by multinational forces, a top Nigerian official said Wednesday. Mike Omeri, the director general of the National Orientation Agency would not say how...
  • 2 leading candidates in Nigeria elections commit to peace

    The two leading candidates in this weekend's presidential elections pledged Thursday to accept the outcome as a new report showed that Boko Haram Islamic extremists, who are threatening to disrupt the vote, have killed more than 1,000 civilians this year....
  • Official: Boko Haram abducted hundreds of Nigerians, used them as human shields

    Official: Boko Haram abducted hundreds of Nigerians, used them as human shields
    Hundreds of civilians, including many children, have been abducted and are being used as human shields by Boko Haram extremists, a top Nigerian official confirmed Wednesday. The news of the mass kidnappings comes as Nigeria prepares for crucial...
  • 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...
  • 'Godfather' money rules Nigeria vote as lawmakers outearn Obama

    ABUJA, Nigeria When Okey Onwa decided to run for a seat in Nigeria's House of Representatives, a ruling party leader laid out the terms to the 52-year-old lawyer. He would have to pay 2 million naira ($10,048) as an expression of interest and sign...
  • Children rescued from Boko Haram are so traumatized that they forgot their names

    Children rescued from Boko Haram are so traumatized that they forgot their names
    After years in a Boko Haram camp, the children had forgotten their native language. They couldn't even remember their names. They just stared past Christopher Fomunyoh when he tried to engage them. It was a rare glimpse at the human toll left by the...
  • 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...