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Scores of fighters armed with rocket-propelled grenades, explosives and guns descended on the town of Damboa early Thursday evening, residents and officials said. Abdulkadir Ibrahim said. "We lost 46 people on Thursday through Friday in Damboa and
More than 15,000 people have fled the town of Damboa, a trading center in northeast Nigeria, after a series of attacks by Boko Haram. More than 40 people were reportedly killed in raids on the town this past weekend, in addition to attacks the group
Suspected Islamists raided the remote northeast Nigerian town of Damboa over the weekend, shooting dead more than 40 residents and burning down houses in a familiar pattern of killing that has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes this year.
Nigeria Survivors say Boko Haram gunmen invaded a northeastern Nigerian town just 85 kilometers (53 miles)from Maiduguri city before dawn, killing many villagers and setting homes ablaze. Residents of Damboa town called an AP reporter to say they
Many people are feared dead after suspected Boko Haram Islamist gunmen attacked the town of Damboa in north-eastern Nigeria. Eyewitnesses have told the BBC that half the town was burnt down, including the main market. One resident said the attack was
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says he seeks $1 billion in foreign funds to subdue the militant group Boko Haram in his country. He did not specify which countries will be asked to supply aid, but in a letter to Parliament seeking approval to
Embattled Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan sought parliamentary approval to borrow up to USD 1 billion in foreign loan to fight an insurgency by Boko Haram militants which has claimed thousands of lives in the past five years.
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The alleged mastermind of a twin bomb attack in Nigeria's capital Abuja, which killed 75 people, has been extradited from Sudan back to Nigeria. Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche was reportedly arrested in Khartoum in May after Interpol issued an arrest warrant.
Nigeria's president has accused activists of "playing politics" after his meeting with parents of the abducted schoolgirls was called off. The #BringBackOurGirls group should be ashamed of manipulating "the victims of terrorism", he said. Mr Jonathan