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At least 65,000 people flee attacks on northeast Nigerian town: UN

At least 65,000 people fled the north-eastern Nigerian town of Damasak following a series of attacks by an armed group, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said. Fighters from the so-called Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) stormed the town in Borno state three times in a week to strike a military garrison, burning homes and […]

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Nigerian air force plane that went off radar is yet to be found, NAF says

A Nigerian military plane disappeared off the radar near Borno is yet to be found, the Nigerian air force said on Friday. The Alpha Jet aircraft, NAF475, with pilots Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa and Flight Lieutenant Ebiakpo Chapele disappeared on Wednesday evening. Nigerian air force statement said the fighter jet had been deployed to provide […]

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Islamic State overrun town, capture military base in northeast Nigeria

Government troops and hundreds of residents have been forced to flee after an armed group overran a town and captured a military base in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state in an attack claimed by ISIL group, officials said. Machinegun-wielding fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked the base in the town of Marte […]

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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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At least 11 people killed in attack on security convoy in northeastern Nigeria

At least 11 people were killed in northeastern Nigeria in an attack on security convoy that was taking people displaced by an armed uprising back to their homes, police and security sources said. The convoy was taking people back to Baga at the start of an initiative by authorities in Borno to relocate displaced people […]