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Abubakar Shekau: Leader of Boko Haram died detonating explosives on himself, rival militant group claims

The leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has killed himself, rival Islamist militants claimed in an audio recording. In a widely circulated audio clip the Islamic State West Africa Province (Iswap) said Shekau died detonating explosives on himself after a battle between the two groups. Shekau was reported dead last month and […]

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Suspected Boko Haram gunmen abduct at least 40 loggers in northeastern Nigeria

Three loggers were found dead and at least 40 more were feared abducted by Boko Haram gunmen in northeastern Nigeria. The loggers were rounded up by the gunmen on Thursday in Wulgo forest near the town of Gamboru where they went to collect firewood. “A group of more than 40 loggers left Shehuri on the […]

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344 boys abducted from school in north-western Nigeria FREED

Hundreds of boys that were abducted last week from a school in north-western Nigeria have been released, authorities said. A spokesman for the governor of Katsina state said 344 had been freed and were all in a good condition. In his statement, the spokesman, Abdul Labaran, said the boys were being taken to the regional […]

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Boko Haram man takes RESPONSIBILITY for the abduction of Nigerian school students

A man claiming to be from the Boko Haram has taken responsibility for the abduction of at least 337 students from an all boys school in northern Nigeria. “I am Abubakar Shekau and our brothers are behind the kidnapping in Katsina,” said the man in the recording. Shekau is the leader of one of Boko […]

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At least 110 civilians have been ruthlessly killed in one of Nigeria’s WORST attacks

Attackers have killed dozens of farmers working in rice fields in northeastern Nigeria, authorities said. The attackers tied up the agricultural workers and slit their throats in the village of Koshobe, near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. “At least 110 civilians were ruthlessly killed and many others were wounded in this attack,” Edward Kallon […]

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Boko Haram attack kills at least 59 in northeast Nigeria

At least 59 people have been killed in an attack in north-eastern Nigeria. Boko Haram Gunmen entered a remote village in the Gubio district of Borno state on Tuesday afternoon, killing dozens. The village was also razed, in what is believed to have been a reprisal attack, according to local reports. The AFP news agency […]