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Teenage girl rips off suicide bomb vest, flees Boko Haram captors

CTV News - ‎12 hours ago‎
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Strapped with a booby-trapped vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, the young teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers.
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Journalists Share Experiences Reporting on Boko Haram

Voice of America - ‎5 hours ago‎
He said the republican and citizenship spirit he has, coupled with the desire to be patriotic for his country and the love of his profession, motivated him to start reporting Boko Haram atrocities. He said that anytime he saw fresh corpses and blood ...
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Saraki, US condemn Boko Haram attacks on Dikwa IDPs camp

The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
saraki SENATE President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the United States Embassy in Nigeria on Thursday condemned the recent suicide attacks by members of Boko Haram on the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Dikwa community of Borno state in which ...
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Cameroon: Creating jobs to counter Boko Haram recruitment

Deutsche Welle - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has been seeking to create an Islamic state across Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.
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Nigeria: Boko Haram Not in Control of Any LG , Buhari Insists - ‎8 hours ago‎
President Muhammadu Buhari has once again declared that none of the 774 local government areas in Nigeria is under the control of the Boko Haram insurgents. President Buhari made this disclosure yesterday at a joint briefing with the visiting German ...
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Governor tells indigenes what to do over Boko Haram attacks

NAIJ.COM - ‎20 hours ago‎
The governor made this plea on Wednesday, February 10, at the Government House, Damaturu when members of the Nigerian Ports Authority committee on internal displaced persons visited him to present relief materials to those affected by Boko Haram ...

Insurgency: Group Asks DSS, Police To Investigate 'Political Boko Haram'

Leadership Newspapers - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Northern Inter-Faith Religious Organisations For Peace (NIFROP) has urged the Department of State Security (DSS) and police to wade in and investigate individuals and groups whose allegiance and support for Boko Haram borders on a cult like ...
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Boko Haram: Lt-Gen Buratai opens up on Dasukigate

NAIJ.COM - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Buratai has given reasons why former army chiefs and other senior officers involved in the ongoing $2.1bn arms deal probe cannot be investigated by the army.

Cameroon soldiers kill 27 Boko Haram fighters across border

The Daily Star - ‎2 hours ago‎
Cameroon soldiers kill 27 Boko Haram fighters across border. Rubble is all that remains at the site of a Shi'ite mosque that was demolished in Zaria, Kaduna state, Nigeria, February 2, 2016.
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Boko Haram Is Enslaving Women, Making Them Join the War

Newsweek - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Leaning forward in her plastic lawn chair in the modest administrative office of a camp for internally displaced people, she describes how the young fighters of Boko Haram, some not even in their teens, ransack communities, rape young women and kill on ...

Police, NSCDC to secure areas recovered from Boko Haram - Defence Minister

DailyPost Nigeria - ‎19 hours ago‎
The Nigeria Police Force and the Nigeria Security and civil Defence Corps will henceforth hold ground in the areas that have been cleared of Boko Haram terrorists. The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali disclosed this when the management of Centre for ...

Boko Haram: Borno at ground zero in infrastructure –Gov Shettima

Daily Sun - ‎13 hours ago‎
BornO State Governor, Kashim Shettima, has said incessant terrorists attacks in various parts of the state have brought it to ground zero in the area of infrastructure.

Boko Haram: NASFAT, MPAC distribute relief materials to 2.2m IDPs

Vanguard - ‎14 hours ago‎
They disclosed this after signing a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU in Lagos on the involvement of both organizations on how to assist victims of Boko Haram insurgency in the country. They lamented: “IDPs are facing hunger, affliction of various ...

Nigeria's army accuse 2 soldiers of arming Boko Haram

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's army says it has arrested two soldiers trying to ferry a large quantity of arms and ammunition to Boko Haram Islamic extremists. Army spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman says the two worked in an explosive ordinance unit and ...

Reps query use of N23 billion Boko Haram victims support fund

The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
MEMBERS of the House of Representatives Committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) yesterday questioned how part of the N23 billion so far released to the Victims Support Funds (VSF) was utilised since it was established last year.

Military to Lai Mohammed: We're not fighting Boko Haram with inferior weapons

Daily Sun - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
This is even as the authorities said hopes of rescuing the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram about two years ago in Borno State have not dimmed.

Troops Ambush And Kill Boko Haram Terrorists - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
In continuation of their clearance operations of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the North East, troops of 212 Tank Battalion, 29 Task Force Brigade, early this morning laid an ambush on some Boko Haram elements at a major cattle market in Gwai ...
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Lai Mohammed seeks funding for media coverage on war against Boko Haram

DailyPost Nigeria - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Alhaji Lai Mohammed11 The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has advocated a special funding arrangement for public media organizations to enable them to scale up their sensitization campaign against insurgency in the North-East ...
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Boko Haram war: See who visited Governor Ambode (photos)

NAIJ.COM - ‎22 hours ago‎
Nigeria's Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (Rtd.) on Wednesday, described the security equipment purchased by the Lagos State Government (LSG) for the police as unprecedented in the history of Nigeria and a sign of seriousness about ...

EU donates $50million to fight against Boko Haram in Nigeria

BusinessDay - ‎22 hours ago‎
The European Union on Thursday pledged $50million as support for the fight against Boko Haram in Nigeria and the African Union, as well as continuous support for the Internally Displaced Persons in the country.