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Dec 16th, 2013
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BBC The UN says more than 1,200 people have been killed in Islamist-related violence in north-east Nigeria since a state of emergency was declared in May. The UN said the figure related to killings of civilians and the military by the Islamist group Boko Haram in the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe...
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Sep 9th, 2013
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  CAN President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor The   Borno State Government has begun moves to demolish over 20 churches and schools built by them. Our correspondent gathered on Sunday that the state government would embark on the demolition exercise any moment from now. Sources hinted that the state g...
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Sep 1st, 2013
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  Boko Haram members | credits: File copy Suspected members of Boko Haram, ambushed and killed at least 24 members of a youth vigilante group who were on a mission to find and fight the sect in northeast Nigeria, a security official told Associated Press on Saturday. Those who returned from Frid...
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Aug 31st, 2013
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BY LAWANI  MIKAIRU LAGOS—Lagos is the fourth worst city in the world, Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU, an independent forecasting and advisory business within the Economist Group has said. And its top worst cities, are scattered around Africa and Asia. Lagos, the fourth on the list, shares its 137 p...
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Aug 28th, 2013
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Two separate attacks by suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect has left at least 25 members of the Civilian JTF in Dawashi Village of Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, a border town with Niger and Chad Republic residents and officials said on Tuesday. Some five members of volunte...
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Aug 25th, 2013
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Dozens of suspected Boko Haram militants in Magumeri forest, Borno, have turned to human eaters after being stranded for days without food or water. Magumeri forest is about 150 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital. Mallam Momodu Bukar, a suspected militant, told newsmen on Saturday in Maidug...
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Aug 24th, 2013
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By NDAHI MARAMA, Maiduguri Two Boko Haram suspects who disguised as women in order to escape the wrath of the Vigilante youths a.k.a Civilian JTF were yesterday in Jimtilo ward of Maiduguri Metropolis arrested by the volunteer youths before they were killed after being handed  over to the Joint Milit...
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Aug 23rd, 2013
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Suspected Islamist militants from the Boko Haram group have killed at least 35 people in north-eastern Nigeria, local officials have said. They say the gunmen raided the village of Demba in Borno state after locals refused to co-operate with them. The attack happened on Monday, but details emerged on...
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Aug 21st, 2013
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  Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau | credits: saharareporters.com The Defence Headquarters appears not to have authorised the release of the statement announcing the feared death of the dreaded leader of the Boko Haram Islamic sect, Abubakar Shekau, on Monday. Emerging trend and investigation ...
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Aug 19th, 2013
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The Nigerian army says Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist group Boko Haram, may have died from a gunshot wound. The Nigerian army says Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist group Boko Haram, may have died from a gunshot wound. 7:27pm UK, Monday 19 August 2013 Shekau was listed as Nigeria’s ̵...