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‘Boko Haram’ kidnaps 80 in Cameroon

‘Boko Haram’ kidnaps 80 in Cameroon

Suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters from Nigeria kidnapped around 80 people, many of them children, and killed three others on Sunday in a cross-border attack on villages in northern Cameroon, army and government officials said. The group, which has killed thousands and kidnapped hundreds in its bid to carve out an Islamic state in...

Images 'show Boko Haram destruction'

Images 'show Boko Haram destruction'

Satellite images of Nigerian towns attacked by Boko Haram show widespread destruction and suggest a high death toll, Amnesty International says. The images show some 3,700 structures damaged or destroyed in Baga and Doron Baga this month, Amnesty said. Nigeria's government has disputed reports that as many as 2,000 were killed, putting the toll at just 150. Amnesty cited witnesses saying that militants had killed indiscriminately. It said the damage was "catastrophic". There has been a surge in violence linked to Boko Haram. In the past week there have been several attacks, including by suspected child suicide bombers. Nigeria is to hold elections next month, amid growing doubts whether they can successfully go ahead...

Boko Haram Atrocities in Nigeria

2,000 feared killed in deadliest attack

Boko Haram militants opened fire on northern Nigerian villages, leaving bodies scattered everywhere and as many as 2,000 people feared dead, officials said. During the raid that started January 3, hundreds of gunmen seized the town of Baga and neighboring villages, as well as a multinational military base. Attacks started at dawn and continued throughout last weekend, according to residents. "The attack on Baga and surrounding towns looks as if it could be Boko Haram's deadliest act," Amnesty International said in...

'DEADLIEST' ATTACK ON NIGERIAN VILLAGES

Over 2,000 feared killed in Boko Haram massacre

Over 2,000 feared killed in Boko Haram massacre

Boko Haram militants opened fire on northern Nigerian villages, leaving bodies scattered everywhere and as many as 2,000 people feared dead, officials said. Islamist militants sprayed bullets as they stormed in, driving trucks and armored vehicles last weekend, local authorities said Friday, reports CNN. After they arrived, they unloaded motorcycles and pursued residents who fled...

Villagers kidnapped in North Nigeria

Villagers kidnapped in North Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped about 40 boys and young men in a raid on a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, residents say. People who fled Malari village in Borno state and arrived in the state capital, Maiduguri, late on Friday said the men had been taken on New Year's Eve. Last year Boko...

NIGERIAN SCHOOLGIRLS ABDUCTION

NIGERIAN SCHOOLGIRLS ABDUCTION

Armed militants from Islamist movement Boko Haram stormed into an all-girls secondary school in the village of Chibok, Nigeria, packing around 276 teenagers onto trucks before disappearing into a remote, hilly area along the Cameroon border. The kidnapping sparked international outrage with numerous countries pledging to help locate the missing girls and eradicate...

Blast in Nigeria bus station kills 15

Blast in Nigeria bus station kills 15

      A bomb blast at a bus station in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on Monday killed at least 15 people and wounded 21, an official from the emergency services said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Boko Haram insurgents have repeatedly set off bombs targeting civilians, especially in the...

Death penalty for Nigerian soldiers

Death penalty for Nigerian soldiers

A Nigerian court martial has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants. The soldiers, who were found guilty of mutiny, were accused of refusing to help recapture three towns that had been seized by Boko Haram in August. A lawyer for the soldiers said the 54 would face a...

Boko Haram unrest: Nigerian militants 'kidnap 100 villagers'

Boko Haram unrest: Nigerian militants 'kidnap 100 villagers'

Militants have stormed a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping at least 100, a survivor has told the BBC. He said that suspected Boko Haram militants had seized young men, women and children from Gumsuri village. The attack happened on Sunday but news has only just emerged, after survivors...

Blasts kill 40 in Nigerian city of Jos

Blasts kill 40 in Nigerian city of Jos

Two bombs exploded near a bus station in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Thursday evening, witnesses said, the second one killing at least 40 people. Casualties from the first blast could not immediately be ascertained and Nigerian security sources could not immediately be reached for comment. Bomb blasts that bore the hallmarks of...

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