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  • 82 Chibok girls free in exchange with Boko Haram

    May 7, 2017 12:13 PM

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls seized three years ago by Boko Haram have been freed in exchange for detained suspects with the extremist group, Nigeria's government announced early Sunday, in the largest release negotiated yet in the battle to save nearly 300 girls whose mass abduction exposed the mounting... more »
  • Nigerian troops find kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl with baby

    November 5, 2016 11:51 AM

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Nigeria's army says it has rescued one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamic extremists more than two years ago in a raid on a forest hideout. Spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman said Saturday the schoolgirl was found with a baby boy born to an... more »
  • Witnesses: Bomb blasts kill 8 in northeastern Nigerian city

    October 29, 2016 1:17 PM

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Witnesses say twin explosions from suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have killed at least eight people in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri. The first blast outside a refugee camp came around 7 a.m. Witness Inuwe Sula says he saw six bodies evacuated near Bakassi refugee camp and... more »
  • Nigerian army rescues 293 females from Boko Haram

    April 28, 2015 4:55 PM

    LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's military says it has rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Boko Haram in the northeastern Sambisa Forest but they do not include any of the schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago from Chibok. The army announced the rescue on Twitter Tuesday and said it is now... more »
  • Boko Haram leader claims Baga massacre

    January 21, 2015 2:07 AM

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the mass killings in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga and has threatened more violence. The acknowledgment from the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists comes in a video posted on YouTube Tuesday, the same day International Criminal... more »
  • Boko Haram said to kill about 45 people in Nigeria

    November 20, 2014 4:36 PM

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in an attack on a village. Muhammed Gava of the Nigeria Vigilante Group said the assault occurred Wednesday in Azaya Kura village in northeastern Nigeria's Borno state. He told... more »
  • Militants seize hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls

    November 14, 2014 10:04 AM

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Islamic extremists in Nigeria have seized Chibok, forcing thousands of people to flee the town where insurgents kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April, a local official said Friday. The Boko Haram insurgents entered the town Thursday, shooting from pickup trucks and motorcycles, Bana Lawan, chairman of the... more »
  • Montana AG's photo used in online dating scam

    November 13, 2014 12:17 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - A Nigerian resident faces charges that he set up an online dating profile using a photo of Montana's attorney general and falsified stories about overseas business problems to scam several women. Felony charges against Kazeem Owonla were filed in Indiana, where one woman reported sending more than $100,000... more »
  • Doctors: Rehydration key in ridding Nigeria of Ebola

    October 20, 2014 4:30 PM

    ABUJA, Nigeria - Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria are crediting heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives. The World Health Organization today declared Nigeria to be free of Ebola -- a rare victory against the disease that is ravaging West Africa. The disease had come to Nigeria's biggest... more »

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