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Suicide bombers kill 16 in NE Nigeria

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says the attacks took place at about 8:45 pm (1945 GMT) on Sunday close to the Dalori camp at Kofa village, near the Borno state capital Maiduguri

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Jun. 19, 2017) — At least 16 people were killed in suicide bomb attacks near a camp for those made homeless by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, emergency services said on Monday, June 19. Continue reading Suicide bombers kill 16 in NE Nigeria

Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks around Nigeria’s Chibok – IOM

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Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency has left at least 20,000 people dead in northeast Nigeria since it began in 2009 and has displaced more than 2.6 million others

KANO, Nigeria (Mar 2, 2017) — Some 7,000 people have fled from villages around the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok because of Boko Haram attacks, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday, March 1. Continue reading Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks around Nigeria’s Chibok – IOM

UN humanitarian convoy in Nigeria ambushed by Boko Haram

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‘The convoy was travelling from Bama to Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria, returning from delivering desperately needed assistance when it was ambushed,’ UNICEF says

LAGOS, Nigeria (July 30, 2016) — A United Nations humanitarian convoy was ambushed by Boko Haram jihadists Thursday, July 28, in Nigeria’s restive northeast, leaving several people wounded, the UN children’s agency and the Nigerian army said.  Continue reading UN humanitarian convoy in Nigeria ambushed by Boko Haram

2 suicide bombers kill 22 in Nigeria

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The attack bears all the hallmarks of Boko Haram, who have regularly hit ‘soft’ civilian targets such as mosques, markets and bus stations, including with female suicide bombers

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Mar. 16, 2016) — At least 22 people were killed on Wednesday, March 16, when two women disguised as men blew themselves up during morning prayers at a mosque in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, rescue officials said.

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Little to show for in Boko Haram-ISIS partnership

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BLACK FLAG. A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Gamboru deserted after Chadian troops chased them from the border town. Photo by Stephanie Yas/AFP
Some security consultants predict Boko Haram in Nigeria could this year be reduced to a largely criminal, regional threat

LAGOS, Nigeria (Mar. 7, 2016) — When Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last year, there were fears the deadly insurgency in northeast Nigeria would take on an international dimension.

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50 feared killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

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BLACK FLAG. A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Gamboru deserted after Chadian troops chased them from the border town. Photo by Stephanie Yas/AFP
The assault which killed at least 50 people in the mostly Muslim region took place after evening prayers

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Feb. 1, 2016) — Around 50 people were feared killed when Boko Haram fighters armed with guns and explosives attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, the army and local residents said Sunday, January 31.

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Child suicide bomber kills 10 in Nigeria market

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A huge blast erupted at around midday in the crowded market in Gombi in Adamawa state, one of the worst-hit in the seven-year Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast

KANO, Nigeria (Jan. 30, 2016) — A child suicide bomber blew himself up in a market in northeast Nigeria Friday, January 29, killing at least 10 people, witnesses said, the latest bloodshed to hit the region, which is plagued by Islamist violence.

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ISIS ‘brand’ spreading worldwide

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BLACK FLAG RISING. ISIS supporters gathered at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in the middle of Jakarta’s central business district on June 20, 2014. Photo from Twitter user @allyn3237
ISIS has announced it allegiance to extremist groups in 8 countries and claims it has directed or inspired attacks in at least 17 countries, killing around 1,000 people

PARIS, France (Jan. 17, 2016) — The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group may be losing ground in its strongholds of Iraq and Syria but as the attack in Indonesia this month showed, the jihadists are rallying other groups under their banner, analysts say.

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