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  1. News - World - NIGERIA

    Nigeria's military has found girls abducted by Boko Haram

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:35am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Abuja Fears that using force to try to free abducted girls could get them killed Nigeria’s military has located nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free them could get them killed, the country’s chief of defence said on Monday. Air Marshal Alex Badeh told demonstrators supporting the much criticised military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519838/nigerias-military-has-found-girls-abducted-boko-haram
  2. News - World - NIGERIA

    60 Nigerian women and girls escape Boko Haram Islamists during fighting

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:41am

    ... say the overstretched and under-resourced military is incapable of fighting an effective counterinsurgency against the Boko Haram militants, who have killed thousands in their five-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548561/60-women-escape-boko-haram-abductors-says-nigerian-security-source
  3. News - World - NIGERIA

    US military flights to help in search for kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 12:11am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post US military flights to help in hunt for schoolgirls The United States has deployed 80 troops to Chad to augment efforts to find the Nigerian schoolgirls recently taken hostage. The force, made up largely of air force personnel, will conduct surveillance flights and operate drone aircraft but will not participate in ground searches, according to US military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1518197/us-military-flights-help-search-kidnapped-nigerian-schoolgirls
  4. News - World - NIGERIA

    Nigeria Islamists attack villages and church near Chibok, dozens killed

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:37am by Reuters and AFP

    ... in a local church. “Initially I thought they were military but when I came out, they were firing at people. I saw people fleeing and they burned our houses,” he said, adding that some people had died ... of Boko Haram. A military operation in the northeast has so far failed to quell the rebellion and has triggered reprisal attacks that are increasingly targeting civilians, after they formed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543291/nigeria-islamists-attack-villages-and-church-near-chibok-killing-least-15
  5. News - World - NIGERIA

    Boko Haram suspected of seizing 60 more Nigerian women and girls

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:38pm by AFP

    ... in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said, another sign of the Nigerian military's failure to curb an Islamic uprising. "Over 60 women were hijacked and forcefully taken away by the terrorists. ... abducted are children between the ages of three and 12," he said. The military in Abuja said late on Monday that it could not confirm the latest abductions. Confirming the incident, a village ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539836/boko-haram-suspected-seizing-60-more-nigerian-women-and-girls
  6. News - World - NIGERIA

    Nigerian military was warned about school raid: Amnesty International

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:38pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Military ‘got warning on school raid’ Nigerian security forces failed to act on an advance warning about a raid by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram on a school that led to the abduction of more than 200 girls last month, Amnesty International said. Nigeria's military headquarters in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, became aware of the imminent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508485/nigerian-military-was-warned-about-school-raid-amnesty-international
  7. News - World - NIGERIA

    Nigerian president says Boko Haram insurgency is 'one of the darkest phases in our history'

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:29am by Reuters

    ... itself was still mostly frequented by locals. The military said yesterday that two suspects arrested at the scene were being interrogated. They had shot dead another who had tried to escape ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1542145/nigerian-president-says-boko-haram-insurgency-one-darkest-phases-our
  8. News - World - NIGERIA

    Oil giant Shell offers 30 million pounds to settle Nigeria compensation claims

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 05:46pm by Reuters in London

    ... oil producer. “Short of a policing or military or paramilitary defence of the pipeline, it is my judgement that the protection requirement involves a general shielding and caring obligation,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537657/oil-giant-shell-offers-30-million-pounds-settle-nigeria-compensation
  9. News - World - NIGERIA

    Boko Haram ‘taking over’ Nigerian villages near border with Cameroon

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 09:41pm by AP

    ... civilians and political leaders as the Islamic fighters make a comeback from a year-long military offensive aimed at crushing them. Nigeria's military has insisted that the big influx ... to Maiduguri- the capital of Borno state, and where the military joint task force has its headquarters- was so dangerous that even soldiers did not dare to travel it. "We have long informed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1526046/boko-haram-taking-over-nigerian-villages-near-border-cameroon
  10. News - World - NIGERIA

    Gunmen open fire on church service in Boko Haram stronghold, killing 9

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 08:56pm by Reuters

    ... car," she said, adding some local vigilantes had pursued the attackers, killing four of them and detaining three. Nigeria's military said on Monday that it had arrested a suspect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524690/gunmen-open-fire-church-service-boko-haram-stronghold-killing-9

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