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  • 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...
  • Nigerians pledge no more election delays amid clashes with militants

    Nigerians pledge no more election delays amid clashes with militants
    Government officials Monday insisted there would be no further delays in Nigeria's coming elections, one of the country's most closely fought campaigns since the end of military rule in 1999. But the extremist group Boko Haram continued its attacks,...
  • Nigeria postpones elections; stage set for Boko Haram confrontation

    Nigeria postpones elections; stage set for Boko Haram confrontation
    Nigeria is postponing presidential and legislative elections until March 28 because security forces fighting Boko Haram extremists cannot ensure voters' safety around the country, the electoral commission announced Saturday in a decision likely to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Boko Haram expands attacks against bordering countries

    Boko Haram expands attacks against bordering countries
    Suspected Boko Haram militants attacked a village on the shore of Lake Chad early Friday, marking the first such violence against the neighbor contributing the most military might to the regional fight against the Nigeria-based terror group. The assault...