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Four killed, lawmaker escapes death as Boko Haram attacks Adamawa community

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Kamale community in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Residents and officials said at least four people were killed and many others including a House of Representatives member, Adamu Kamale, injured Security and local sources said though the incident occurred on Christmas Day, …

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Nigerian Army Thwarts Boko Haram Attack on Maiduguri

Boko Haram jihadists made a failed Christmas Day attempt to attack Nigeria’s major northeast city of Maiduguri as they were pushed out by Nigerian soldiers after a prolonged gun battle, military and militia sources told AFP. The jihadists in “several” pickup trucks opened fire on a military checkpoint on the …

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Nigeria army repels Boko Haram Christmas attack in Borno State

Nigeria’s army said it had repelled an attack on Monday by suspected Boko Haram militants on the city at the centre of the conflict with the Islamist insurgency. Major General Nicholas Rogers, who heads Nigeria’s military operations against Boko Haram, told Reuters that the situation in Maiduguri, in the northeast …

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Nigeria said it defeated Boko Haram. So why is it throwing more money into the fight?

For two years, the Nigerian military has claimed to have defeated Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that has terrorized the country’s northeast since 2009. But even if the government has regained much of the territory once controlled by the group, the fight is far from over. Close to 2 …

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‘That I am alive today is a miracle’: Nigerian schoolgirl describes capture by Boko Haram

ABUJA, Nigeria — Amina Ali Nkeki was calm as she recalled her two years of torment while held captive by Boko Haram terrorists. She was 17 when she and 274 other girls were abducted from a school in Chibok in northeastern Nigeria in 2014. “They came in the night. They shot sporadically …

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Borno, Yobe residents brace security ahead of Christmas celebrations

Despite the terror attack alert issued by both the UK and US Governments that Boko Haram insurgents are planning massive terror attacks on major cities in Nigeria during this Yuletide season, residents of Borno and Yobe States have remain hopeful that the Christmas celebrations this year will be better and …

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Nigeria: On-going operational screening in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States (November 2017)

Protection trends Protection needs of internally displaced and IDP returnees are dire in the 12 LGAs of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States surveyed by the vulnerability screening. The continuing crisis severely impacts upon the most vulnerable civilians, including female and child-headed households, naccompanied/separated children, adolescent boys and girls, the elderly, …

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Nigeria: Boko Haram – 26 Customs Officers Killed in Attacks

Photo: VOA By Michael Olugbode Maiduguri — The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) on Wednesday lamented that 26 of its personnel have been lost to Boko Haram insurgency. Addressing the press, the Comptroller of the Service in Borno and Yobe States, Mr. Joshua Angbalaga, said that the insurgency in the North-east …

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Africa: Far From Defeated – Boko Haram Gears Up for a Deadly Christmas

Photo: Vanguard analysis By Loke Bisbjerg Nielsen Despite claims of their defeat, Islamist fighters have launched numerous attacks on both civilians and military bases in recent weeks. Since 2014, when Boko Haram was labelled as the deadliest terrorist organisation in the world, the insurgency has mostly experienced setbacks. By the …

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Results from Baseline Survey On Gender-Based Violence In Borno State Nigeria

A Report from Women Protection and Empowerment International Rescue Committee 1. Introduction Since 2009 and with more recent escalation since 2012, violence resulting from the Boko Haram insurgency has crippled north-eastern Nigeria. Over 20,000 civilians have lost their lives and thousands of women and girls have been abducted and forced …

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