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Nigeria marks 500 days since schoolgirls seized by Boko Haram

Abuja - Relatives of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram marked 500 days since their abduction Thursday, with hope of their rescue dwindling despite fresh efforts to end the insurgency.

Suicide bombers kill soldier in NE Nigeria: vigilantes

Kano - Two suicide bombers killed a soldier at a checkpoint in Boko Haram's heartland in northeastern Nigeria, vigilantes helping troops in the fight against the jihadists told AFP on Wednesday.

Child bomber kills six in northeast Nigeria

Kano - A child bomber killed six people Tuesday outside a bus station in the heartland of the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency in northeastern Nigeria.

UN's Ban Ki-moon in Nigeria in wake of attack on army chief

Abuja - UN chief Ban Ki-moon began a two-day visit to Nigeria Sunday in the wake of a suspected Boko Haram ambush on the army chief, saying it was "a time of hope" despite the rise of extremism.

Nigerian army chief unharmed after suspected Boko Haram attack

Abuja - Suspected Boko Haram fighters ambushed a convoy carrying the head of the Nigerian army, the military said on Sunday, sparking a firefight in which 10 militants and a soldier were killed.

Death toll in Nigeria Boko Haram massacre rises to 160: locals

Kano - The number of villagers massacred by Boko Haram jihadists in a remote village in northeastern Nigeria rose to 160 on Wednesday, according to locals, amid official denials over the attack.

Boko Haram leader Shekau says he is 'still in charge'

Lagos - The leader of Nigeria's Boko Haram denied he had been killed or ousted as chief of the jihadist group in an audio recording released Sunday attributed to him by security experts.

Nigeria gives military three months to end Boko Haram attacks

Abuja - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari swore in a new set of military chiefs on Thursday, ordering them to end Boko Haram's bloody six-year Islamist insurgency within three months.

Nigerian granted divorce over wife's 'late meals'

Lagos - A Nigerian court granted a 57-year-old man a divorce after hearing that his wife often brought his meals to him too late in the evening, local media reported on Thursday.

Villagers describe horror of NE Nigeria market bombing

Kano - Nigerian villagers on Wednesday described the carnage unleashed by a huge blast at a market in jihadist group Boko Haram's northeastern heartland as the death toll rose to 50.

At least 47 dead in market bomb blast in NE Nigeria

Kano - At least 47 people were killed and dozens wounded in a bomb blast Tuesday in a part of northeast Nigeria frequently targeted by Boko Haram Islamists, a medical source and witnesses said.

Boko Haram 'under siege' as Nigeria rescues 178 hostages

Maiduguri - Nigeria's military said Monday it had "besieged" Boko Haram positions in the Islamist militant group's northeastern heartland after setting free 178 hostages, mainly women and children.

Boko Haram fighters kill 13 in attack in NE Nigeria: Witnesses

Maiduguri - Boko Haram fighters killed 13 people in an attack on Malari village in northeast Nigeria's restive Borno state early Sunday, witnesses said.

Nigeria attacks kill 16 as force chief promises to crush Boko Haram

Kano - A female suicide bomber and Boko Haram gunmen killed 16 people in Nigeria as the commander of a new multinational force tasked with fighting the Islamists pledged on Friday to crush the insurgency "very soon".

Nigeria suicide bomber kills six as military hit Boko Haram hard

Kano - A female suicide bomber on a tricycle killed six people Friday in a new attack on a market in Maiduguri, witnesses said, as Nigeria and its neighbours finalise a force to fight Boko Haram.

Nigeria names head of regional force to fight Boko Haram

Abuja - Nigeria named the head of a new multinational force created to fight Boko Haram jihadists carrying out a wave of attacks, as the country's outgoing defence chief of staff warned its military was underfunded and poorly equipped.

Nigeria army frees more than 50 women, children held by Boko Haram

Maiduguri - Nigeria's army said Thursday it had set free 59 people held by Boko Haram, among them 29 women and 25 children, amid an ongoing offensive against the Islamist group in the country's restive northeast.

Boko Haram 'slits throats of 10 fishermen' near Lake Chad

Kano - Boko Haram Islamists slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a resident said Thursday.

Nigerian army frees dozens of women, children from Boko Haram

Abuja - Nigeria's army said Tuesday it had liberated 30 hostages held by Boko Haram, including 21 children and seven women, amid ongoing offensives against the extremists in the country's northeast.

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