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Nigeria Twin car bomb blasts at a bustling marketplace killed at least 51 people in Maiduguri, the northeast Nigerian city that is the birthplace of the country's Islamic extremist terrorist group, a Red Cross official said Sunday. Many more people
Two explosions targeting a busy market in the town of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria have left several people dead. Eyewitnesses told the Reuters news agency that that 10 people had been killed and that more were feared trapped under rubble.
Nigerian troops killed 13 Boko Haram militants and arrested 15 during a raid on their make-shift camp between two northeastern states that are suffering most from the Islamist group's attacks, media reported.
B oko Haram is a Sunni Islamist sect based in Nigeria that seeks to overthrow the current government and replace it with a regime based on Islamic law. The radical group was created by Islamist cleric Mohammad Yusuf in 2002 in Maiduguri, the capital
Security issues threatened to overtake the festivities as President Francois Hollande arrived in Nigeria on Thursday for centenary celebrations, as calls mount for French help against Islamist Boko Haram militants.
Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram shot or burned to death 59 pupils in a boarding school in northeast Nigeria overnight, a local reporter and security forces said on Tuesday. Some of the students' bodies were burned to ashes, Police Commissioner
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The Nigerian government's silence and distraction tactics over recent Boko Haram attacks contributes to its perception of ineptness. When the Nigerian government declared a state of emergency in three north-east states of Adamawa, Yobe and Borno in
Justic Minister and Attorney-General Mohamed Adoke announced on Monday that 40 Boko Haram suspects had been convicted of terrorism-related offences under Nigeria's anti-terror law since 2011. "So far, more than 40 members of the sect have been
00 Nigeria closes its border with Cameroon to block the movement of Boko Haram. [AP] Nigeria has closed its northern border with Cameroon to block the movement of Boko Haram members who use the area as a launch-pad for attacks.