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Amnesty calls on UN powers to lose veto on genocide votes

Amnesty calls on UN powers to lose veto on genocide votes

Amnesty International has urged the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to give up their power of veto in situations of mass atrocities. In its annual report, the rights group said the global response to an array of catastrophes in 2014 had been shameful. Richer countries were guilty of taking an "abhorrent" stance...

Nigeria suicide attacks kill dozens

Nigeria suicide attacks kill dozens

Dozens of people have been killed in suicide attacks in Nigeria. Twenty people died following explosions at a military checkpoint outside the north-eastern town of Biu. Troops present at the checkpoint fired back, killing 17 of the insurgents. It is believed they were from Boko Haram. On Tuesday the group released a video in which Boko...

Boko Haram kidnaps 20 people in Cameroon, executes 12

Boko Haram kidnaps 20 people in Cameroon, executes 12

Suspected members of Boko Haram kidnapped 20 people from a bus in northern Cameroon, then executed 12 of them, a security source and resident said Monday. The kidnapping occurred on Sunday. An official from a local NGO also confirmed the incident.

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Chad's troops enter Nigeria

Chad's troops enter Nigeria

Chadian troops have entered Nigeria to join the battle against militant Islamist group Boko Haram. Armoured vehicles and infantry crossed a bridge from Cameroon following air strikes and mortar attacks on Boko Haram positions, officials say. Fighting focused on the key north-eastern town of Gamboru, Nigerian security spokesman Mike Omeri said. The Chadian contingent of about...

‘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...

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