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    No fewer than 10 Nigerian soldiers have been killed and nine severely injured in an ambush by suspected Boko Haram fighters in restive northeast Nigeria, military sources said Thursday. Another 12 soldiers were missing after a column of troops on patrol was ambushed by the jihadists on Wednesday in Damboa district of Borno state, a ...
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    Gunmen from an IS-affiliated jihadist group on Tuesday shot dead 11 local construction workers in northeast Nigeria, a militia leader and resident told AFP. The fighters belonging to Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) opened fire on the workers as they were laying telecom fibre optic cables in Wajirko village, 150 kilometres (93 miles) outside ...
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    Boko Haram jihadists have raided a military base in northeastern Nigeria near the border with Niger Republic, killing several troops and stealing weapons, military sources said Friday. Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in eight gun-trucks launched a pre-dawn attack Thursday on the base in Kareto village, 335 kilometres (210 miles) north ...
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    Islamic State (IS) killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Gajiganna, Borno State, the group claimed through its news agency AMAQ on Saturday. The Jihadist organisation said the attack on the soldiers took place in the town in northeastern Borno state on Friday. It published pictures of burned barracks and ...
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    Boko Haram’s Islamic State-backed faction on Saturday claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria, just hours before voting began in the country’s presidential and parliamentary election. The self-styled Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) said in an online post that it fired “10 missiles” at military positions in the city and ...
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    Hours after President Muhammadu Buhari visited troops fighting insurgency in the north east, some Boko Haram militants attacked an army base in the area, killing one soldier, military sources told AFP Friday. This happened a day after regional leaders urged more international support to fight the jihadists. Fighters with the Islamic State West Africa Province ...
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    The leader of one of two factions of jihadist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, claimed a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria in a video message obtained by AFP on Friday. The firebrand leader said his fighters were responsible for a raid on the military on Monday in Kumshe village, near the Cameroon border, and ...
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    Aside accusing Nigerian government of paying huge sums of money to procure the release of over 100 Dapchi school girls dramatically abducted by Islamic insurgents, Boko Haram, the UN report also pointed to a cash-dominant economy as a major reason why the insurgents resort to kidnapping. Boko Haram sect members have found a lucrative business ...