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Terrorism in Nigeria

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari in a warm handshake with France's President Francoise Hollande at Elysee Palace

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Buhari met with Hollande at Elysee Palace and warned that Boko Haram had expanded "after declaring its loyalty to IS." He said the jihadists' alliance, announced in March, had given Boko Haram "a source of material resources." Read more

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In the early hours of April 14 2014, Boko Haram militants invaded the sleepy little town of Chibok. They made off with about 234 school girls, and then the school was razed to the ground. Read more

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Official figures indicate that 15 people have been killed and another 37 injured in a terror attack in Kano, Northern Nigeria. Read more

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A delegation of the United Kingdom (UK) Chapter of Nigeria's leading opposition party - the All Progressive Congress, has visited 10 Downing Street, to alert British Prime Minister about Boko Haram. Read more

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One of the masterminds behind the second Nyanya bomb blast in Nigeria's Federal Capital, Abuja - Sadiq Aminu Ogwuche, has been extradited from Sudan. Read more

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President Goodluck Jonathan has visited Emab Plaza in central Abuja where a bomb blast killed at least 21 people on Wednesday - with the attack blamed on Boko Haram. Read more

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The Chairman of Nigeria's Senate Committee on Education - Senator Uche Chukwumerije has condemned a statement credited to the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh - that the military had discovered the camps where the abducted Chibok girls Read more

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A citizen who claims to be a member of Boko Haram told correspondent and CBS News contributor Debora Patta that the terror group is planning another kidnapping. Read more

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A mass prayer vigil in support of the safe return of the abducted school girls in Nigeria will take place on Monday May 19 in London's Westminster. Read more

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The rise of civilians against terror has taken the Boko Haram saga to a new turn. Read more

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An outrage against decency — the kidnapping of over 270 young girls in northeastern Nigeria by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram — has brought Nigeria international attention, however unwanted. Read more

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Boko Haram released a new video today via Agence France Presse (AFP) showing some of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging the teenagers had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. Read more

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CNN's Isha Sesay recounts the agonizing telephone conversation between an abducted Nigerian girl and her father. Read more

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I watched Mrs Jonathan’s meeting on Channels TV and came away with more than mixed feelings. Read more

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Britain has promised to deploy its intelligence gathering resources in support of Nigeria’s security agencies currently engaged in the search and rescue operation of the girls abducted from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok. Read more

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Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka tells CNN that President Goodluck Jonathan and his government have been in denial over Boko Haram. Read more

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In an interview with ABC News, United States of America's President Barack Obama describes the abduction of over 200 school children by Boko Haram as outrageous. Read more

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Taking a cue from the tears shed by Nigeria's First Lady - Patience Jonathan over the abduction of over 200 school girls, Mama Razor is shedding tears over the lack of electricity in Nigeria! Read more

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Trumpet Media Group's Publisher / Editor-in-Chief - 'Femi Okutubo and Made Equal Founder - Deborah Owhin were invited by London Live TV to discuss the #bringbackourgirls London protests. Read more

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The Islamist militant group - Boko Haram, has claimed responsibility for the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls during a night raid in the village of Chibok in northeast Nigeria on April 14, the French news agency Agence France Presse (AFP) Read more

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