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  1. News - World - NIGERIA

    Nigerian army says most of the 129 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram are still missing

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:25am by Reuters in Maidugari, Nigeria

    ... northeast Borno state said on Thursday only 20 of up to 129 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels were back with their parents, and the military retracted an earlier statement in which it said it had freed most of them. The armed forces said on Wednesday that the military had freed all but eight of the schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels from the Boko Haram group in a rescue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1486703/nigerian-army-says-most-129-schoolgirls-abducted-boko-haram-are-still
  2. News - World - NIGERIA

    21 killed in escape attempt at Nigeria's secret police HQ

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 08:42pm by AFP

    ... been criticised for relying too heavily on conventional military means to tackling an enemy fighting a guerilla war. Nigeria's military also denied claims from Amnesty International ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1461860/21-killed-escape-attempt-nigerias-secret-police-hq
  3. News - World - NIGERIA

    Nigeria seeks French help to fight Islamists after massacre kills 43 students

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:29am by Agence France-Presse in Abuja

    ... northern neighbour. “They strike. When we pursue them, they retreat into Cameroon.” Labaran Maku Cameroon’s participation in the international (military) joint task force policing the borders “has ... The military has launched a major offensive in the area aimed at crushing the Islamist uprising, which has killed thousands since 2009. Nigeria has alleged that the Islamists have set up bases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1435472/nigeria-seeks-french-help-fight-islamists-after-massacre-kills-43
  4. News - World - NIGERIA

    Boko Haram chief threatens attacks in Nigeria’s oil region

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 10:44am by Agence France-Presse in Kano

    ... speaking in Hausa, the dominant language in northern Nigeria. The video was shot in an open field, where Shekau was surrounded by an armoured tank, two military trucks and about a dozen gun-bearing ... fired in the air by him and his aides. The Boko Haram leader also listed former military heads of state, Generals Muhammadu Buhari and Ibrahim Babangida, as “infidels”. He vowed that his group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431584/boko-haram-chief-threatens-attacks-nigerias-oil-region
  5. News - World - NIGERIA

    90 killed in bomb and gun attacks in northeastern Nigeria

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:01pm by Bloomberg

    ... planted by Boko Haram, Borno state military spokesman Colonel Muhammad Dole said. He declined to give casualty figures. "We are trying to fish out the perpetrators," Dole said. The military spokesman said today by text message that he had no details on the incident in Mainok. Local media reported that the village was set ablaze. The violence comes after international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1439524/90-killed-bomb-and-gun-attacks-northeastern-nigeria
  6. News - World - NIGERIA

    More than 100 villagers killed in Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... "The attackers came around 9.30pm in six trucks and some on motorcycles. They were dressed in military uniform," Barnabas Idi said. "They asked men to assemble at a place and began ... the gunmen. Military spokesman Mohammed Dole confirmed the attack but declined to comment further, saying the area fell under the jurisdiction of a multinational task force comprising troops from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1429792/more-100-villagers-killed-boko-haram-massacre-nigeria
  7. News - World - NIGERIA

    Nigeria mosque massacre not sectarian violence: military

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Kaduna

    ... including a local chief, according to residents and the military. The army and locals said the pre-dawn raid on the mosque in the village of Dogon Dawa, in the northern state of Kaduna, was carried ... of their Muslim neighbours and burned some of their victims’ bodies. Muslim groups also formed mobs and killed several Christians. But military spokesman Colonel Sani Usman told reporters that Sunday’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1061578/nigeria-mosque-massacre-not-sectarian-violence-military
  8. News - World - NIGERIA

    Nigeria military in Boko Haram crackdown

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 09:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Kano, Nigeria

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kano, Nigeria Nigeria’s military said on Tuesday that it has killed a senior Boko Haram Islamist leader and arrested 156 suspected members of the group during ... Mohammed Buba, military spokesman in Adamawa. “A total of 156 suspects were rounded up in raids of suspected (Boko Haram) hideouts. A sect commander known as Abubakar Yola who went by the alias Abu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1047206/nigeria-military-boko-haram-crackdown
  9. News - World - NIGERIA

    ‘Massive’ troop deployment in Nigeria’s restive northeast

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:04am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Abuja Nigeria’s military on Wednesday announced the “massive”deployment of troops to its restive northeast, after the president declared a state of emergency in areas where Islamist insurgents have seized territory. A separate military source speaking on condition of anonymity told reporters that fighter jets would also be deployed to the region, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1238559/massive-troop-deployment-nigerias-restive-northeast
  10. News - World - NIGERIA

    Boko Haram brags after 44 gunned down in Nigerian mosque

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... and schoolchildren, as well as government and military targets. The news about Sunday's violence in Borno state, one of three in the northeast under a military state of emergency, came as journalists ... occurred on Sunday morning in Konduga town near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. Four members of a civilian militia that works with the military were also killed when they reached Konduga ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1296468/boko-haram-brags-after-44-people-are-gunned-down-nigerian-mosque

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