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NIGERIA ARMY RELEASES 244 BOKO HARAM SUSPECTS

Nigeria’s army released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership in the deadly extremist group, Nigerian army officials said Tuesday. Those released Monday included 118 adult males, 56

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NORTHERN NIGERIA RAISES SAFETY CONCERNS FOLLOWING LATEST SUICIDE BOMBING

ABUJA – Emergency officials in Borno state, north East Nigeria say they have summoned all their desk officers to a critical meeting to assess the safety concerns in Borno following

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NIGERIAN MILITARY RESCUES SCHOOLGIRL ABDUCTED BY BOKO HARAM IN 2014

ABUJA (Reuters) – The Nigerian military said on Thursday it had rescued one of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from the town of Chibok in 2014, one of the

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TWO WOMEN KILLED AS NIGERIAN SOLDIERS REPEL BOKO HARAM

KANO, Nigeria – At least two civilians were killed when dozens of Boko Haram fighters tried to storm a town in a remote area of northeast Nigeria but were repelled

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ZANNAH MUSTAPHA WINS UN AWARD ON NIGERIA’S BOKO HARAM CRISIS

A teacher who takes in orphans of both Islamist fighters and Nigerian army soldiers has won this year’s UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award. “They are the best of friends,” Zannah Mustapha

DOUBLE SUICIDE ATTACK KILLS 15 PEOPLE IN NIGERIA

Suspected Boko Haram assault targets aid distribution point in Mashalari village in Nigeria’s northeastern Konduga area. At least 15 people were killed on Monday when two female suicide bombers attacked

African extremism driven by poverty, bad governance: UN

LAGOS – Poverty, marginalisation and bad governance are more important in the radicalisation of young Africans than religion, according to a new study published on Thursday. The UN came to

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Boko Haram attacks killed 400 since April – Amnesty International

A surge in attacks by Boko Haram fighters has claimed nearly 400 lives since April in Nigeria and Cameroon, double the figure of the previous five months, according to a

SUSPECTED BOKO HARAM MEMBERS KILL 18 PEOPLE IN NORTHEAST NIGERIA

MAIDUGURI – Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 18 people in northeast Nigeria on Friday, according to local witnesses and officials, the latest in an escalating number of lethal attacks in

Britain’s Priti Patel urges others to help Nigeria

Britain is to reduce the amount of money it is giving as humanitarian aid to Nigeria over the next few years. The aid worth £200m ($258m) over the next four