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cameroon army kills boko haram fighters
September 10, 2014

Cameroon army ‘kills more than 100 Boko Haram fighters’

YAOUNDECameroon said on Monday its soldiers had killed “more than 100” Boko Haram fighters during an attempted incursion by the Nigeria-based Islamist insurgents, while across the border thousands continued to flee the group’s advances.The Cameroonian army dealt “a severe ...

Killings continue as Boko Haram overrun Nigerian town

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday.The Islamists launched an attack on the town of Bama, 70 km (45 miles) ...

Thousands flee to Cameroon after Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria - A Boko Haram attack on a border town in northeast Nigeria forced thousands of people to flee on Monday, in a fresh assault indicating the militants' growing ability to strike at will.The attack on Gamboru Ngala comes after the town was almost entirely destroyed in May in a ...

boko haram takes nigeria town
August 22, 2014

Boko Haram takes over another Nigeria town

KANO, Nigeria - Boko Haram has seized control of a town in northeastern Nigeria, the latest to fall into militant hands in the crisis-hit region and an indication of the group’s increasing territorial ambitions. The insurgents have tended to use hit-and-run attacks in the past. The recent ...

boko haram abducts dozens boys nigeria
August 16, 2014

Boko Haram abducts dozens of boys in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Suspected Boko Haram fighters have abducted dozens of boys and men in a raid on a remote village in northeast Nigeria, loading them onto trucks and driving them off, witnesses who fled the violence said on Friday.The kidnappings come four months after Boko Haram, which is ...

Death toll from Boko Haram Cameroon raids rises to 15

YAOUNDE : At least 15 people were killed in two attacks blamed on Boko Haram in northern Cameroon, with the wife of the country’s deputy prime minister among a dozen people reportedly kidnapped, a security source said Monday.The death toll from the two reportedly simultaneous raids on Sunday ...

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice PM

YAOUNDE - The wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister was kidnapped and at least three people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on in the northern town of Kolofata on Sunday, Cameroon officials said.A local religious leader, or lamido, named Seini Boukar Lamine, who is also the ...

nigeria leader loan fight boko haram
July 17, 2014

Nigeria leader wants $1b loan to help fight Boko Haram

ABUJA - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday sought approval from parliament to borrow up to $1 billion abroad to help the armed forces tackle the security threat posed by the Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.Jonathan, facing intense criticism at home and overseas for his ...

Boko Haram chief claims Lagos, Abuja attacks in new video

LAGOS : The head of Nigeria’s Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for a bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack hours later in Lagos which the authorities tried to cover up, in a video obtained by AFP Sunday. In the 16-minute video, Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau also voices support ...

malala nigeria boko haram girls
July 14, 2014

Malala in Nigeria, asks Boko Haram to free girls

ABUJA - Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, pledged while on a trip to Nigeria to help free a group of schoolgirls abducted by militants.On Sunday, Malala met parents of the more than 200 girls who were ...

Boko Haram abducts 60 women, girls in Nigeria

MAIDUGURISuspected Boko Haram militants have abducted more than 60 women and girls, some as young as three, in the latest kidnappings in northeast Nigeria and over two months since more than 200 schoolgirls were seized.Analysts said the kidnapping, which happened during a raid on Kummabza village ...

45 killed by ‘preachers’ in Boko Haram stronghold

MAIDUGURI : Forty-five people were killed by suspected Boko Haram gunmen pretending to be preachers in a village near the group’s spiritual home in northeast Nigeria, two residents said on Thursday.The attack happened at about 9:30 pm (2030 GMT) on Wednesday in Barderi, on the outskirts of ...

Cameroon students caught in Boko Haram crossfire

FOTOKOL, Cameroon : Stray bullets regularly whizz through the courtyard of the Fotokol highschool in northern Cameroon, a terrifying reminder of the Boko Haram gunmen carrying out deadly raids just across the border with Nigeria. Their insides cramped with fear, pupils’ eyes dart from their ...

Cameroon troops kill 40 Boko Haram militants

YAOUNDE : Cameroon security forces killed some 40 Boko Haram militants in clashes in the country's far north, state radio said on Sunday, shortly after the release of two Italian priests and a Canadian nun suspected to have been held by the Islamist group.A presidency source confirmed the clashes, ...

Boko Haram kills 35 in attacks on Nigeria villages

KANO, Nigeria : Boko Haram gunmen killed 35 people in attacks on three villages in Nigeria’s restive northeast Borno state near the border with Cameroon, a military source and residents said Thursday.News of the latest deadly raids came on the same day as Nigeria’s President Goodluck ...

girls escape boko haram missing
May 29, 2014

4 girls escape Boko Haram, 219 still missing

MAIDUGURI - Four more girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants last month have escaped their captors, the education commissioner for Nigeria's Borno state said on Wednesday, leaving 219 still missing.The girls were taking exams at a secondary school in the remote northeastern village of Chibok on ...

Boko Haram attack kills 25 security personnel

DAMATURU : Boko Haram gunmen attacked a Nigerian military base and adjacent police barracks simultaneously in the northeastern town of Buni Yadi, killing at least 25 security personnel, security sources and a witness said.The attack late on Monday in Yobe state occurred not far from where the ...

Boko Haram militant group put on UN terror sanctions list

UNITED NATIONS/ MAIDUGURI - The United Nations Security Council has added Boko Haram, the Nigerian militant group that has claimed responsibility for the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in mid-April, to its list of Al-Qaeda associates subject to financial sanctions and an arms embargo.In its ...

unsc committee blacklists nigeria boko haram
May 23, 2014, 8:00 pm

UNSC committee blacklists Nigeria's Boko Haram

New York- The UN Security Council al Qaeda sanctions committee blacklisted Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram after the kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls, diplomats said.The sanctions on the group include an international asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo. Until recently, ...

2 Boko Haram attacks near Nigeria’s Chibok kill 30

KANO, Nigeria - Two attacks by Boko Haram gunmen killed 30 people near Chibok, the northeast Nigerian town where the extremists kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls last month, witnesses said on Wednesday. The first attack on Monday afternoon killed 10 in the village of Shawa, some seven kilometres ...

Boko Haram kills 1 Chinese, 10 missing in Cameroon

YAOUNDE - A Chinese national was killed and 10 others were feared kidnapped after an overnight attack in northern Cameroon believed to have been carried out by Boko Haram militants from Nigeria, a police said on Saturday. ‘Boko Haram militants attacked a camp of road workers. A Chinese was ...

Nigeria, neighbours ‘declare war’ on Boko Haram

PARIS - Nigeria and its neighbours vowed Saturday to join forces against Boko Haram under an accord described as a declaration of war on the militants holding more than 200 schoolgirls.Meeting in Paris, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and his counterparts from Benin, Chad, Cameroon and Niger ...

boko haram muslim
May 16, 2014

Boko Haram no Muslim group

On April 14, ‘Boko Haram’, a so called Islamist rebel group abducted 276 school girls and are holding them captive. The reason given was that they were studying in a western school! The attack has been globally condemned. Recently the militant group has offered to release more than 200 ...

Boko Haram offers to swap kidnapped girls for prisoners

LAGOS - Boko Haram released a new video on Monday claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls and claiming that teenagers had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed.The group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, speaks on the video obtained by AFP for ...

missing girls converted islam released boko haram
May 12, 2014, 3:22 pm

Kidnapped girls converted to Islam, not to be released: Boko Haram

LAGOS- Boko Haram released a new video today claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. The group´s leader, Abubakar Shekau speaks on the video obtained by sources for 17 minutes ...

Nigeria’s Boko Haram threatens to sell schoolgirls on marketa

ABUJA - The militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility on Monday for the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria last month and threatened to “sell them on the market”, the French news agency AFP reported, citing a video.Boko Haram on April 14 stormed an ...

‘Boko Haram attack’ in northeast Nigeria kills 29

KANO : Suspected Islamist insurgents killed 29 people in Nigeria’s embattled northeast, an official said Monday, the latest carnage in a surge of violence that has left more than 100 dead this month alone.The latest attack on Sunday hit the town of Mafa in Boko Haram’s historic ...

‘Boko Haram attacks’ kill 37, including at Christian college

KANO, NIGERIA : Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed at least 37 people in three separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, including at a theological college, a local government official and residents said on Thursday.The coordinated attacks in Adamawa state late on Wednesday came just a day after ...

us blacklists nigeria boko haram terror
November 14, 2013

US blacklists Nigeria’s Boko Haram as terror group

WASHINGTON - The United States on Wednesday blacklisted Nigeria’s radical Islamist Boko Haram network and an offshoot known as Ansaru as terror groups, bowing to months of pressure to move against the militants.“These designations are an important and appropriate step, but only one tool ...

boko haram gunmen kill nigeria
October 21, 2013

Boko Haram gunmen kill 19 in Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria : Boko Haram gunmen dressed in military uniform on Sunday killed 19 people near the Nigerian border with Cameroon in the restive northeast where the Islamists have carried out deadly attacks, residents and a survivor said.The motorcycle-riding gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs blocked ...

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