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Boko Haram splinter group head charged with foreign kidnappings, murders

Abuja - The leader of Boko Haram splinter group Ansaru appeared in court in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Tuesday charged with the abduction and murder of 10 foreigners.

Impact on Boko Haram unclear after splinter group leader held

Kano - Nigeria's security services have hailed the arrest of the leader of the Boko Haram splinter group Ansaru, Khalid al-Barnawi, saying it will lead to them to other senior Islamist commanders.

Top Ansaru jihadist captured in central Nigeria

Abuja - In Nigeria, security forces busted Khalid al-Barnawi, leader of former Boko Haram faction Ansaru, according to reliable sources in that country.

Leader of Ansaru jihadist group arrested in Nigeria

Kano - The leader of Nigeria's Ansaru jihadist group, a Boko Haram splinter group ideologically aligned to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, has been arrested, an army spokesman said on Sunday.

Nigeria: Silent video posted online appears to show dead hostages

A silent video posted online appears to show the bodies of hostages kidnapped in Nigeria on February 16. Islamist militant group Ansaru claimed to have killed all seven hostages, at the weekend, as special forces launched a rescue mission.

Nigeria: Islamic militants Ansaru kill 7 foreign hostages

British, Italian and Greek authorities say that the Nigerian militant Islamic group Ansaru has killed seven foreign hostages kidnapped in northern Nigeria on February 16.

Deadly Al Qaeda-linked group behind Nigeria abductions

Kano - A construction company in northern Nigeria shut down operations on Sunday after an Islamist group linked to al Qaeda blasted into the facility Saturday night, killing a security guard and kidnapping seven workers, officials say.

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