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Boko Haram Militants Raid Two Nigerian Towns, at Least 55 Killed

Boko Haram Militants Raid Two Nigerian Towns, at Least 55 Killed

Over 55 people were killed early Friday morning in Kano, Nigeria. Two Boko Haram raids this week in Nigeria’s Borno State regions around Maiduguri, the capital, have leveled buildings and sent people to other towns in the region. According to reports, Abacha Zinnari, a vigilante officer, stated that the towns of Bale and Kayamla were […]

Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission Building Burnt Down

Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission Building Burnt Down

Problems that arose during the Nigerian presidential elections may be responsible for the burning of the Independent National Electoral Commissions (INEC) building in Emohua. The problems that the country faced caused the election to be extended through Sunday. The country’s people turned out in droves to vote, but many were unable to vote. The problems […]

Boko Haram Kidnapped Hundreds of Civilians, Children From Nigerian Town

Boko Haram Kidnapped Hundreds of Civilians, Children From Nigerian Town

Hundreds of civilians, most of them children, have been kidnapped and taken prisoner by Boko Haram militants. Reports from the field, confirmed by a Nigerian official, state that many children are being used as human shields by the Islamic extremist group. Earlier this month, several hundred people were taken from their homes, following the militants […]

Chadian Forces Bomb Boko Haram in Nigeria

Chadian Forces Bomb Boko Haram in Nigeria

A group of two Chadian helicopters bombed a Boko Haram outpost in northwest Nigeria on Sunday, killing dozens of militants, according to a military official from the Niger army. Chadian and Nigerien forces launched a joint operation, with Cameroon and Nigeria, on March 2 to rid the Borno state of Boko Haram insurgents who have […]

Boko Haram Leaves 100 Bodies in Mass Grave in Nigeria

Boko Haram Leaves 100 Bodies in Mass Grave in Nigeria

Over 100 bodies have been discovered in a large mass grave found a few miles outside of the town of Damasak in the northeastern Borno state in Nigeria on Friday, according to a spokesman from the Chadian army. As Chadian soldiers marched into the town to battle the Boko Haram militants, they came across the […]

Suicide Bomber Kills Six in Nigeria

Suicide Bomber Kills Six in Nigeria

An alleged female suicide bomber has killed six people today in Maiduguri, Nigeria, according to initial reports. This comes just three days after multiple suicide bombers killed over 50 people in the Monday Market in Maiduguri. According to officials, this attack was set by Boko Haram. Maiduguri is the origin of Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group, […]

Boko Haram Militants Pushed Back as Chad, Niger Forces Take Control

Boko Haram Militants Pushed Back as Chad, Niger Forces Take Control

In a joint military attack, Chadian and Nigerien forces have recaptured Damasak, a Nigerian town in the northeastern region of the country, from Boko Haram militants who have been wreaking havoc in the area. The Islamist group has held Damasak, near the border with Niger, since November. This is just one day after Chad and […]

Chad and Niger Forces Launch Attacks Against Boko Haram

Chad and Niger Forces Launch Attacks Against Boko Haram

Military forces from Chad and Niger have commenced a joint operation against Boko Haram in Nigeria today. This military move shows the increasing intensity in fighting the Islamic extremist group that has been terrorizing the area. This comes just two days after dozens were killed in by a terrorist attack in Maiduguri, Nigeria. According to military officials, […]

Boko Haram Aligns With ISIS

Boko Haram Aligns With ISIS

Nigerian-based Boko Haram pledged its allegiance to Islamic terrorist group ISIS last week. Abubakar Shekau, the group’s leader released an audio message in the style of the terrorist group. It is no surprise to some since Boko Haram had recently begun mimicking the tactics, dress and even videography-style of ISIS. Even their use of social […]

Bombings in Nigeria Kill 33

Bombings in Nigeria Kill 33

According to local officials on the scene, three bombings have rocked individual civilian targets in Maiduguri Nigeria, located in the northeast of the country, on Saturday, killing 33 people. Local law enforcement officials are led to believe these are terrorist attacks. The initial attack was carried out by a female suicide bomber at around 11:20 a.m. […]

Nigeria Suicide Bomber Strikes Bus Station

Nigeria Suicide Bomber Strikes Bus Station

A female suicide bomber struck a busy bus station in the northeast Nigeria city of Damaturu on Sunday afternoon. The girl killed at least 10 people, although some estimate that she took the lives of 16 people in the attack. 30 others were injured in the blast. The teenage girl slipped through the security checkpoint […]

Boko Haram Uprising Causes Delay in Nigerian Elections

Boko Haram Uprising Causes Delay in Nigerian Elections

A recent increase in violence in the Nigerian Boko Haram uprising has caused the electoral commission to call for a delay in the presidential election. Originally set for February 14, the election will now be held on March 28 to give security forces time to ensure the safety of voters. If the election were to […]

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