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Nigerian army says 24 Islamist insurgents killed

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Nigerian troops killed 24 suspected Islamist insurgents in two attacks in the northeast and recovered some weapons, the army said on Tuesday. Boko Haram and...

Nigerian women and children trek six days to escape from Islamists

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A group of 15 Nigerian women and children trekked through the bush for six days to escape from Islamist militants who had kidnapped them...

Five Nigerian students kidnapped freed after ransom paid – school

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Five more students who were kidnapped by gunmen from a school in Nigeria three months ago have been released after ransoms were paid, the...

Analysis: Will Buhari finally heed the calls to declare bandits as...

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The reign of a false dichotomy between banditry and terrorism in Nigeria could be coming to an end soon as the national assembly adopts...

Boko Haram moves into north-central Nigeria in apparent expansion – officials

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Boko Haram insurgents have taken over multiple communities in Nigeria’s north-central Niger state, offering villagers money and incorporating them in their ranks to fight...

Why Buhari government will not name Boko Haram sponsors now –...

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Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has reiterated the position of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration not to name sponsors of Boko...

Is granting amnesty to Boko Haram members fair to the Nigerian...

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In 2015, the Nigerian federal government inaugurated an initiative called Operation Safe Corridor, aimed towards rehabilitating and reintegrating repented Boko Haram militias. For years, the...

Nigeria says it seizes 14 tonnes of fertiliser meant for Boko...

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Nigerian troops have seized 14 tonnes of fertiliser that the insurgent Islamist group Boko Haram had planned to turn into roadside bombs, the army...

Almost 6 000 Boko Haram fighters have surrendered, Nigerian army says

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Close to 6 000 fighters from the Boko Haram Islamist insurgent group in northeast Nigeria have surrendered in recent weeks, the Nigerian armed forces...

Boko Haram attack kills 16 soldiers in southern Niger

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Hundreds of Islamist Boko Haram militants attacked a military post in southern Niger overnight, killing 16 soldiers and wounding nine more, the defence ministry...

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...