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Boko Haram News

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Justin King - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Justin King - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus

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.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Justin King - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Frank Kaufmann - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha

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."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Nigeria: NHRC accuses govt troops of mass extrajudicial killings

Maiduguri - Nigeria's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a report saying that it has evidence of extrajudicial killings and atrocities carried out by troops fighting extremist Boko Haram insurgents in the northeastern part of the country.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Nigeria: Boko Haram declares war on youth in Borno and Yobe

Boko Haram says it has launched a war against the Borno state authorities and a hunt for youths in Borno and Yobe states who recently formed vigilante groups to assist Nigerian forces identify and arrest insurgents in their local communities
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

US posts $7 million bounty on Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau

Maiduguri - The US government has posted a bounty of $7 million on Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the militant Islamic sect, Boko Haram. The reward will go to anyone who can provide information leading to his arrest.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Nigeria: Suspected 'Hezbollah cell' armory uncovered in Kano city

Kano - Nigerian authorities say they have uncovered in the northern commercial city of Kano, a hidden arms cache belonging to Lebanese residents with suspected links to Hezbollah. The Nigerian authorities say they have also arrested three Lebanese men in Kano.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Nigeria denies Al-Jazeera report of civilian massacres (Video)

Abuja - The Nigerian government has described as misleading a video released by Al Jazeera, described as "first images" of the Nigerian Army fighting Boko Haram, purportedly showing bodies of civilians, women and children, killed by Nigerian troops.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Nigeria: New terror threat, MUJAO, emerges

Abuja - While Nigeria struggles to contain the Boko Haram threat to stability and security within its borders, a new Islamist threat has emerged. The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO).
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Nigeria offers amnesty as Boko Haram fighters flee army onslaught

Maiduguri - The Nigerian government has issued a statement that claims that the military assault on Boko Haram insurgents was "yielding positive results" and that "available information confirm that the insurgents have been dislodged from theirs camps."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Nigerian forces launch ground and air attacks on Boko Haram camps

Maiduguri - Reports say that the Nigerian military has launched attacks on Boko Haram training camps in the far northeastern region of the Lake Chad basin in Borno State. Nigerian authorities say about 30 militants have been killed in air raids by air force jets.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Boko Haram: Nigeria declares state of emergency in three states Special

Maiduguri - In a live broadcast on TV Tuesday, President Goodluck Jonathan admitted that Boko Haram insurgents have taken control of some villages and towns in the northeastern region of the country. He declared a state of emergency in three states of the region.
Digital Journal Report by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Nigeria: Boko Haram announces kidnappings in new video

Maiduguri - In a video released Monday, Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the radical militant Islamic sect Boko Haram, said that his group has kidnapped women and children in retaliation for arrests and detention of its members' families.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

HRW: Satellite images reveal 'Nigerian Army abuse' in Baga

Maiduguri - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released satellite images which reveal extensive destruction of civilian property following a military raid on April 16 and 17 in the northern Nigerian town of Baga.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Nigeria: 185 die in fighting between Boko Haram, soldiers (Vid.)

Maiduguri - Authorities said on Sunday that about 185 people were killed in fighting between Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram militants in Baga, a fishing community in Nigeria's northwest Lake Chad region in Borno State.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus
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