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Two priests among 18 killed in attack on Nigerian church; President Muhammadu Buhari terms violence 'satanic'
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Two priests among 18 killed in attack on Nigerian church; President Muhammadu Buhari terms violence 'satanic'

Around 30 suspected herdsmen attacked the Mbalom community in the volatile region killing the worshippers and the two priests, said Benue state police commissioner Fatai Owoseni in the state capital of Makurdi.

Boko Haram has abducted over 1,000 children in Nigeria since 2013, says UNICEF
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Boko Haram has abducted over 1,000 children in Nigeria since 2013, says UNICEF

As Nigeria prepares to mark the fourth anniversary of the Chibok kidnapping, UNICEF reported that over 1,000 children have been abducted by jihadists since 2013.

Boko Haram releases 76 schoolgirls abducted from Dapchi town last month, says Nigeria government
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Boko Haram releases 76 schoolgirls abducted from Dapchi town last month, says Nigeria government

Boko Haram jihadists have released 76 of the 110 schoolgirls abducted from the northeastern town of Dapchi in February, the government said in a statement on Wednesday.

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber blows himself up in Nigeria; kills three, injures 18
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Suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber blows himself up in Nigeria; kills three, injures 18

A suicide bomber on a bicycle killed three people on Monday, when he detonated his explosives on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, civilian militia told AFP.

Nigerian military rescues 76 schoolgirls after Boko Haram attack; police, state officials say no evidence of girls being abducted
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Nigerian military rescues 76 schoolgirls after Boko Haram attack; police, state officials say no evidence of girls being abducted

The Nigerian military rescued 76 schoolgirls and recovered the bodies of two others, after the students went missing during a Boko Haram attack on a village.

Nigerian Army claims complete victory over Boko Haram insurgents in northeastern parts
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Nigerian Army claims complete victory over Boko Haram insurgents in northeastern parts

The Nigerian Army has completely defeated the Boko Haram insurgents in the restive northeast parts of the country, said Major General Rogers Nicholas, head of a military operation.

Boko Haram jihadists abducted 31 loggers near Gamboru in Nigeria, claim security sources
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Boko Haram jihadists abducted 31 loggers near Gamboru in Nigeria, claim security sources

At least 31 loggers are believed to have been abducted by Boko Haram jihadists after they went missing in northeast Nigeria, security sources said

Cameroon: 1 killed, 28 wounded after female suicide bomber blows herself up in cafe
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Cameroon: 1 killed, 28 wounded after female suicide bomber blows herself up in cafe

A female suicide bomber blew herself up in a cafe in Cameroon's far north region Sunday, killing at least one person and wounding 28 others, witnesses told AFP.

African footballing legends raise money for people displaced by Boko Haram through charity match
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African footballing legends raise money for people displaced by Boko Haram through charity match

El-Hadji Diouf said the charity match was played to raise awareness of the dire needs of the IDPs and whatever money that is raised was to be used to support the IDPs.

Boko Haram tries to take over military base in latest attack in northeast Nigeria
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Boko Haram tries to take over military base in latest attack in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram fighters battled Nigerian soldiers for about an hour as they tried to take over a military base.

'Slavery has no place in 21st century': UN chief condemns physical exploitation of innocent civilians
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'Slavery has no place in 21st century': UN chief condemns physical exploitation of innocent civilians

Terrorists and criminals are exploiting innocent civilians sexually and physically which may constitute war crimes Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.

Suicide bombing in Nigeria mosque kills at least 50; police suspect Boko Haram behind attack
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Suicide bombing in Nigeria mosque kills at least 50; police suspect Boko Haram behind attack

Police in northeastern Nigeria say at least 50 people are feared dead after a suicide bombing at a mosque.

Suicide bombers kill 12, injure 22 others in northeast Nigeria, Boko Haram suspected behind attack
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Suicide bombers kill 12, injure 22 others in northeast Nigeria, Boko Haram suspected behind attack

Twelve people were killed Wednesday evening after four suicide bombers struck in the regional capital of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria

Nigeria blasts: Three suicide attacks kill 13, injure 16 in Maiduguri; authorities suspect Boko Haram
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Nigeria blasts: Three suicide attacks kill 13, injure 16 in Maiduguri; authorities suspect Boko Haram

Three female suicide bombers killed 13 people and wounded 16 in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, security sources said.

Over 2,300 Boko Haram suspects to be tried behind closed doors in Nigeria
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Over 2,300 Boko Haram suspects to be tried behind closed doors in Nigeria

More than 2,300 suspected members of the jihadist group Boko Haram are expected to appear in court in Nigeria from Monday in unprecedented mass trials.

Fifteen killed in northeast Nigeria in suspected suicide attack by Boko Haram insurgents
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Fifteen killed in northeast Nigeria in suspected suicide attack by Boko Haram insurgents

The blasts occurred in the Konduga area, about 40 km from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri in Nigeria, both of which have been repeatedly targeted by the jihadist group.

Cameroon: 15 dead in overnight attack; officials blame Boko Haram
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Cameroon: 15 dead in overnight attack; officials blame Boko Haram

Fifteen people were shot dead in an overnight attack in north Cameroon, blamed on Boko Haram Islamists, a security source said on Saturday.

Nigeria: Suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82
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Nigeria: Suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

Kano: Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in North East Nigeria, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said.

Nigeria: At least 31 fishermen killed by Boko Haram in two separate attacks
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Nigeria: At least 31 fishermen killed by Boko Haram in two separate attacks

t least 31 fishermen have been killed by Boko Haram jihadists in two separate attacks on islands in Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria

Nigeria: Five Boko Haram militants arrested in Kano; police foils attack on markets, places of worship
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Nigeria: Five Boko Haram militants arrested in Kano; police foils attack on markets, places of worship

Police in Nigeria's Kano said they arrested five suspected Boko Haram militants after a gunfight, marking a flare-up of jihadist violence in the city.