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Tales of horror being told by survivors of Boko Haram

Tragic stories are coming out of Nigeria as 275 women and girls, rescued from Boko Haram after more than a year in captivity and brought to a refugee camp, say it's still hard to believe they are safe at last.

Boko Haram out to wipe Christians off the map in Nigeria

Over 70 million Christians living in Nigeria are in fear for their lives as the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram continues its murderous rampaging across northeastern Nigeria, reaching into as far as Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

Op-Ed: Pesach and Easter in a torn world — In praise of Faith

New York - Like us all, every religious and spiritual tradition has its most beautiful part. Every religion and faith has parts that feel like young love, that part of the greater story that has no shadow, no shame, nor apology.

Op-Ed: France takes European lead in fight against Boko Haram

Paris - France’s current regional deployments and long history with West Africa makes it the European nation best enabled to help its African allies in their fight against Boko Haram.

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan promises to restore peace

Maiduguri - Boko Haram launched an attack on Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria Sunday, one day after President Goodluck Jonathan visited as part of his re-election campaign, and two days after the militant group raided the village of Kambari, killing 15 people.

Boko Haram massacres 'infidel' civilians in horrific new video

A video released by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram shows the massacre of innocent Nigerian civilians, with a terrorist leader explaining they are being murdered because they are non-Muslims.

Boko Haram attacks Nigerian village, kill men, kidnap 185

Islamist militants attacked a small village in Nigeria called Gumsuri last Sunday, the government said Thursday. The militants killed 35 people in the village, mostly men, and kidnapped another 185, most of those girls and woman.

Nigerian military sentences 54 soldiers to death for mutiny

Nigeria has sentenced 54 soldiers to death by firing squad Wednesday for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists. The soldiers, including officers, were convicted on two charges criminal conspiracy to commit mutiny.

Op-Ed: Me-too journalism challenges credibility

New York - In recent weeks the public has been bombarded with false reports carried as the lead stories on respected journalism venues. The claimed release of 200 kidnapped Nigerian girls was one.

U.S. warns Nigeria that Boko Haram violence threatens its future

Abuja - The United States on Thursday said it was concerned by increasing Boko Haram violence and territorial gains in Nigeria, warning that the deteriorating situation threatened the African giant's future.

Chadian troops free hostages after clash with Boko Haram

N'djamena - The Boko Haram conducted another mass abduction earlier this month. Troops from Chad clashed with the Boko Haram militants near the Nigerian border, killing most of the fighters and freeing most of the hostages.

Op-Ed: America should intervene to save Boko Haram's female bombers

African citizens face a new wave of terrorist bombings perpetrated by women. No simple solution will fix this problem but there is one alternative which not everyone will like.

Boko Haram fighters assaulted by Africa's natural environment

For some time now the Boko Haram fighters have waged yet another holy war and sowed terror through Nigerian areas. Now the environment is actually flushing them out of many of their hiding spots due to venomous snakes and bees.

Scores of civilians killed as Nigerian militants massacre village

Abuja - Islamic militants massacred scores of civilians Wednesday in a village used by Nigerian soldiers searching for hundreds of kidnapped schoolgirls.

U.S. offers 'immediate' help to Nigeria to find missing girls

Washington - The United States offered Tuesday to help Nigeria "immediately" to rescue hundreds of girls kidnapped from school by Islamic militants in the past three weeks.

Report: Militants kidnap eight more girls in Nigeria

Abuja - Militants kidnapped eight girls Tuesday from a village in northeastern Nigeria, less than a month after the mass abduction of more than 200 girls from school in a crime that has shocked Africa's most-prosperous nation.

Nigeria militants say they'll sell kidnapped girls into slavery

Abuja - The leader of an Islamic militant group blamed for last month's kidnapping of more than 200 girls from a school in northeastern Nigeria threatened Monday to sell the children into slavery.

84 Christian schoolgirls kidnapped by Jihadists still missing

Lagos - The search for the schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram continues in the remote and rugged terrain controlled by the insurgent group. Some family members have armed themselves and joined the search, but most fight with the weapons of prayer and fasts.

Op-Ed: Over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped; West still does not act

Lagos - The Boko Haram has again engaged in activities that are viewed as war crimes, even by Africa’s loose standards of warfare. Over 100 schoolgirls were abducted in Chibok. They were taken after an intense gunfight with soldiers protecting the school.

Blast in Nigerian capital kills more than 70

Abuja - A powerful blast ripped through a busy commuter bus station in Nigerian capital Abuja killing at dozens of people, according to reports.

Op-Ed: Dangerous to be a Christian Special

2013 was a dangerous year for Christians. Many were tortured and killed, mostly by Islamists throughout the Middle East. Jesus said "love your enemy," so Christians don't usually seek revenge, making them easy targets.

Inside the jihadist war in Nigeria

Maiduguri - The first months of 2014 have proven to be some of the bloodiest in Nigeria’s five-year insurgency. The violence has escalated and the militant Islamic group known as Boko Haram has been claiming the majority of victories.

Nigerian president replaces military chiefs

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan sacked his entire military leadership. He removed the chiefs of defense, army, navy and air force and named their successors without explanation.

Gunmen kill 30 in Nigeria wedding attack

Borno - Gunmen in north-eastern Nigeria have killed at least 30 members of a wedding party including the groom. The attack happened in a very dangerous part of Borno, where there has been an ongoing Islamist insurgency.

38 feared dead in latest Boko Haram Islamist attack in Nigeria

At least 38 people have been killed this weekend in two further attacks attributed to Boko Haram Islamist insurgents in Nigeria’s troubled Borno province in the north-east of the country.

Boko Haram, gruesome violence in Northern Nigeria

New York - New, more gory details have emerged in what was reported first as the killing of 35 Muslim worshipers and the wounding of 14 last week in the town of Dumba village in Borno State, Nigeria.

Nigeria: Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, shot, deposed

Abuja - The "spiritual leader" of Boko Haram, Iman Liman Ibrahim, has revealed that Sheikh Abubakar Shekau, leader of the militant Islamic sect, was shot and deposed before the June 26 announcement of ceasefire by the group.

Islamic sect militants sentenced to life imprisonment in Nigeria

Four alleged members of the Islamist Boko Haram group have received lifetime sentences over bomb attacks that left 19 people dead.

President Goodluck Jonathan: Boko Haram will 'burn in hell'

Damaturu - President Goodluck Jonathan has described the killing of 29 students at the Government Secondary School, Yobe by suspected Boko Haram militants as "wicked, horrific and barbaric." He said people who target young children for murder would "burn in hell."

Nigeria: Boko Haram militants massacre boarding school children

Maiduguri - Boko Haram militants attacked a boarding school in Potiskum, northeast Nigeria, at about 3 a.m. Saturday, killing 29 children and one teacher. According to survivors, some of the victims were burned alive while others were shot as they tried to escape.
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Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive inform...
Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive information from officials on May 5, 2014
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The Nigerian military has stepped up operations against Boko Haram in Borno
The Nigerian military has stepped up operations against Boko Haram in Borno
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Locals also dislike Boko Haram due to the fact that they favor kidnappings as their method of spread...
Locals also dislike Boko Haram due to the fact that they favor kidnappings as their method of spreading terror.
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Boko-Haram terrorists.
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MILITANCY: Map of Nigeria with shaded areas showing activity by Islamic militant Boko Haram organization.
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Chibok school girls who escaped from the Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive informations from of...
Chibok school girls who escaped from the Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive informations from officials on May 5, 2014
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The National Christian Center is a non-denominational church building of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Abuja.
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DAMAGE: Nigerians examine the wreckage after more than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped April 14 from ...
DAMAGE: Nigerians examine the wreckage after more than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped April 14 from a school in the village of Chibok.
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A Kenyan policeman stands in front of the wreckage of a bus at the site of a bomb blast in Nairobi on May 4, 2014
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Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive inform...
Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive informations from officials on May 5, 2014
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The Nigerian military has stepped up operations against Boko Haram in Borno
The Nigerian military has stepped up operations against Boko Haram in Borno
Al Jazeera
A young South African student in Durban writes a message on a blackboard during a "BringBackOur...
A young South African student in Durban writes a message on a blackboard during a "BringBackOurGirls" school project on May 15, 2014
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Nigerian soldiers
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A truck promotes the #BringBackOurGirls hash tag used by protesters of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping.
A truck promotes the #BringBackOurGirls hash tag used by protesters of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping.
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Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau surrounded by his fighters.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau surrounded by his fighters.
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Women and children rescued from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram arrive at a camp for internal...
Women and children rescued from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram arrive at a camp for internally displaced persons in Yola, Nigeria.
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