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In September 2013 a 19-year-old woman escaped from the clutches of Boko Haram. They had held her captive for three months in Borno state's Gwoza Hills, an extension of the Mandara Mountains in north-east Nigeria that borders Cameroon's far north.
Military authorities yesterday admitted holding 1,400 terror suspects for months without prosecution, but said a recommendation has now been made for the trial of 500 detainees. Also, 167 suspects are recommended to be freed while the cases of 614
The strategy of the United States and its allies in face of the "al-Qaida idea" will prolong not settle the global war. A theme explored repeatedly in this series of columns is the persistence of the al-Qaida idea...It is clear and undeniable that al-
A daring Boko Haram raid in the north Nigerian city of Maiduguri was an embarrassing setback for the security forces, further eroding claims the Islamists have been significantly weakened, analysts said on Tuesday. But experts also argued that a six-
In a bid to douse fears over growing terror attacks, the latest being the dawn raid on military facilities in Maiduguri on Monday, coupled with the assertion by the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague that the northeastern section of the
Maiduguri, Borno State capital, yesterday, recounted their experience and narrow escape from death, when about 300 Boko Haram insurgents armed with sophisticated weapons invaded the state capital targeting military formations and police stations,
Islamist militants of Nigeria's Boko Haram movement, linked to al-Qaida's North African branch, this week attacked a Nigerian air force base in the insurgency-wracked north in one of their biggest and most audacious attacks, underlining how Africa
Nigeria's military on Tuesday restored the mobile phone service in the embattled city of Maiduguri, a day after a major raid by Islamists which prompted a round-the-clock ban on movements. Nigeria's military on Tuesday restored the mobile phone
Ukraine Facing huge anti-government demonstrations after spurning a deal with the European Union, Ukraine's embattled president sought Monday to quell public anger by moving to renew talks with Brussels. The opposition, meanwhile, scrambled to secure
Loud explosions were heard between 3 and 4 a.m. and several ambulances were seen leaving the base...The governor of Borno state has imposed a strict 24-hour curfew forcing citizens to remain indoors and all air traffic in the state has been halted.