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Boko Haram kills scores in NE Nigeria, militants amass in Gwoza

Maiduguri - Boko Haram fighters killed 68 people, many of them children, in northeast Nigeria, as militants began amassing in the strategic town of Gwoza against a possible fight-back by military forces.

Young girl beaten and set afire in Nigeria

Bauchi - An angry crowd at a local vegetable market in Nigeria beat a young woman to death and set her ablaze because they thought she was a suicide bomber. A second girl, also suspected of being a suicide bomber, was arrested.

Military operations force Boko Haram back to urban warfare

Lagos - Bomb attacks in Nigerian towns and cities look likely to increase in the run-up to forthcoming elections, despite the military claiming increasing successes against Boko Haram in captured territory.

Nigeria's president visits massacre site, as 35 killed in bombings

Maiduguri - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited the scene of what is feared to be Boko Haram's worst massacre and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over.

Boko Haram terrorists disguising themselves as women are captured

Nigerian security officials surrounded the town of Baga in Nigeria on Tuesday, in an effort to liberate the town of Boko Haram terrorists who recently sacked the area and gained control.

Blasts hit two Nigeria bus stations, at least 27 dead

Kano - Two blasts rocked bus stations in embattled northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 27 people, as violence continues to rage less than five weeks ahead of general elections.

Gunmen kidnap US woman in central Nigeria: Police

Lagos - Masked gunmen in central Nigeria kidnapped an American woman doing missionary work, with ransom the suspected motive for the attack, police told AFP Tuesday.

17 dead in bus blast in northeast Nigeria: witnesses , rescuers

Kano - At least 17 people were killed on Tuesday when a blast ripped through a bus in Potiskum, northeast Nigeria, witnesses and rescue workers said, in the latest violence to hit the troubled region.

Nigerian president admits he underestimated Boko Haram

Lagos - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said he underestimated Boko Haram Islamists who have overrun swathes of the country's northeast and defended an election postponement in an interview published Sunday.

Young girl suicide bomber kills seven in Nigeria

Tayo - A girl thought to be as young as seven killed herself and seven others in a suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria as President Goodluck Jonathan conceded his government had initially underrated the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

Boko Haram raids kill 'at least 30' in Nigeria's Chibok

Kano - At least 30 people were killed in Boko Haram raids on two villages in northeast Nigerian Borno state near the town of Chibok, a community leader and resident told AFP on Friday.

Alien star passed through our solar system just recently

NASA publications have confirmed that an alien star passed through our own solar system just 70,000 years ago. This is recent in astronomical terms and the star was not alone.

Nigeria election boss rules out poll delay as army claims gains

Abuja - Nigeria's elections chief Wednesday ruled out any further postponement to upcoming presidential and parliamentary polls, despite Boko Haram vowing to stymie the ballot.

Boko Haram threatens Nigerian elections after fresh violence

Kano - Islamist group Boko Haram has vowed to make voting impossible in Nigeria's upcoming election after a spate of deadly attacks in the country's violence-wracked northeast.

Boko Haram leader vows to disrupt Nigeria election: New video

Kano - Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau vowed to disrupt Nigeria's general election in a new video released Tuesday, after two suicide attacks in the northeast blamed on the Islamists killed 38 people."This election will not be held even if we are dead.

Suicide attacks kill 38 as Boko Haram threatens Nigeria vote

Kano - Two suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria killed at least 38 people Tuesday, less than six weeks from elections, as the leader of Boko Haram vowed to disrupt the vote.

11 killed in suicide attack in northeast Nigeria

Kano - Eleven people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a checkpoint near the town of Biu in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, a vigilante and a resident said.

Female suicide bomber kills 7 in Nigeria

Kano - A female suicide bomber killed at least seven people in northeast Nigeria on Sunday in an attack believed to be the work of Boko Haram, as neighbouring Niger stepped up efforts to stop the Islamist insurgency from spreading.

Nigerian president calls for US help as Boko Haram invade city

Kano - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan appealed for more US help in fighting Boko Haram, as the Islamists struck again on Saturday and called for a boycott of upcoming general elections.

Boko Haram attacks in NE Nigeria leave 21 dead

Maiduguri - At least 21 people were killed in two separate Boko Haram attacks on villages near the key city of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, a community leader and a witness said on Friday.
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