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Proof of life video released by Boko Haram is mixed blessing for parents

A mother of one of the kidnapped Chibok girls has seen proof that her daughter is still alive on a video published on Saturday (August 13) via social media by her captors Boko…

A mother of one of the kidnapped Chibok girls has seen proof that her daughter is still alive on a video published on Saturday (August 13) via social media by her captors Boko…

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Nigeria hosts summit on Boko Haram, 'weakened but still a threat'

The fight against Boko Haram is bearing fruit but the militant group is still a serious threat, French President François Hollande told a summit in Nigeria on Saturday.

The fight against Boko Haram is bearing fruit but the militant group is still a serious threat, French President François Hollande told a summit in Nigeria on Saturday.

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Boko Haram burns children alive, kills more than 80 - reports

Charred corpses littered the streets of a village in north-eastern Nigeria after an attack by Boko Haram extremists Saturday night.

Charred corpses littered the streets of a village in north-eastern Nigeria after an attack by Boko Haram extremists Saturday night.

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Nigeria's president offers to negotiate schoolgirls' release

Nigeria’s new president says the government is prepared to negotiate with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram “without preconditions” to secure

Nigeria’s new president says the government is prepared to negotiate with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram “without preconditions” to secure

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Boko Haram keeps up Christmas offensive in Nigeria

Details are now coming in of the latest deadly Boko Haram attacks in northern Nigeria which have left at least 80 people dead in Maiduguri, the

Details are now coming in of the latest deadly Boko Haram attacks in northern Nigeria which have left at least 80 people dead in Maiduguri, the

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Dozens killed in Nigeria bomb blasts

At least 37 people have been killed and 107 wounded in two bomb attacks in north-eastern Nigeria. A device was detonated during morning prayers at a

At least 37 people have been killed and 107 wounded in two bomb attacks in north-eastern Nigeria. A device was detonated during morning prayers at a

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Nigerian troops arrest alleged mastermind of deadly bombings

The alleged mastermind behind deadly bombings in central Nigeria has been arrested. The defence ministry announced that the suspect, behind attacks

The alleged mastermind behind deadly bombings in central Nigeria has been arrested. The defence ministry announced that the suspect, behind attacks

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Scores killed in Nigeria market bomb blast

A bomb blast has hit a busy meat market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing as many as 50 people, according to eyewitnesses. So far

A bomb blast has hit a busy meat market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing as many as 50 people, according to eyewitnesses. So far

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Nigeria: Dozens of corpses found in town re-taken from Boko Haram

At least 70 bodies have been found scattered under a bridge in a Nigerian town recently re-taken from Boko Haram militants. The partially mummified

At least 70 bodies have been found scattered under a bridge in a Nigerian town recently re-taken from Boko Haram militants. The partially mummified

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Chad and Niger launch joint campaign against Boko Haram

Chad and Niger have launched a joint military operation against Boko Haram in Nigeria. The Sunni militant group has expanded cross border raids

Chad and Niger have launched a joint military operation against Boko Haram in Nigeria. The Sunni militant group has expanded cross border raids

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Nigeria rocked by twin suicide attacks, Boko Haram blamed

At least 26 people have been killing in suicide attacks in two different parts of Nigeria. The attacks took place at major bus stations in Potiskum

At least 26 people have been killing in suicide attacks in two different parts of Nigeria. The attacks took place at major bus stations in Potiskum

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Nigeria retakes Baga as Boko Haram attacks more villages

Nigerian forces are said to have retaken the strategic northeastern town of Baga from Islamist militant group Boko Haram. However, witnesses reported

Nigerian forces are said to have retaken the strategic northeastern town of Baga from Islamist militant group Boko Haram. However, witnesses reported

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Boko Haram strikes again in Nigeria

The Islamist group attacked Maiduguri a major northeastern city around midnight on Sunday.

The Islamist group attacked Maiduguri a major northeastern city around midnight on Sunday.

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Boko Haram violence surges ahead of Nigerian elections

Boko Haram began its concerted terror campaign in Nigeria in 2009. The Sunni jihadist movement was founded in 2002. The Islamists’ goal is to impose

Boko Haram began its concerted terror campaign in Nigeria in 2009. The Sunni jihadist movement was founded in 2002. The Islamists’ goal is to impose

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Images show Boko Haram's massive destruction in Baga, Nigeria

Satellite images released by Amnesty International show the scale of what it says is Boko Haram’s biggest and most destructive assault yet. The

Satellite images released by Amnesty International show the scale of what it says is Boko Haram’s biggest and most destructive assault yet. The

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Boko Haram: Nigeria's forgotten war

Last week, while the world’s eyes were turned towards France following the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo, thousands of kilometres away, more

Last week, while the world’s eyes were turned towards France following the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo, thousands of kilometres away, more

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'Girl of 10' carries out Nigeria suicide bombing

A bomb worn by a girl thought to be about 10 years old has exploded in a crowded marketplace in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 16 people and

A bomb worn by a girl thought to be about 10 years old has exploded in a crowded marketplace in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 16 people and

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Deadly suicide bomb attack in Nigeria market

At least twenty people have died and dozens more have been injured when a girl, thought to be aged ten, blew herself up at a crowded market in

At least twenty people have died and dozens more have been injured when a girl, thought to be aged ten, blew herself up at a crowded market in

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Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap 40 men in north-east Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped at least 40 men and boys in a remote village in north-east Nigeria. People who fled from Malari in

Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped at least 40 men and boys in a remote village in north-east Nigeria. People who fled from Malari in