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Nigerian forces clash with Islamists, 20 people killed

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At least 20 people were killed when Islamist group Boko Haram attacked a town in northeast Nigeria, triggering clashes with troops stationed...

Nigerian jets bomb Islamist camps after college massacre

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Fighter jets have bombed camps belonging to suspected Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria in response to a massacre of students at an...

Nigeria beefs up school security after attacks: sources

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After Islamists killed 40 students in a dormitory attack, Nigerian authorities are taking measures to improve security around schools, including stepping up...

Gunmen kill students as they sleep in Nigerian college

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Suspected Islamist militants stormed a college in northeastern Nigeria and shot dead around 40 male students, some of them while they slept...

Clinton aide: Nigeria military alone can’t beat Islamists

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The United States wants to help Nigeria fight Islamists it sees as a growing regional menace, but the country cannot rely on...

Nigeria’s defence budget expected to grow by 22% over next four...

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Nigeria's defence expenditure, estimated to be US$2.1 billion this year, is expected to grow at 22% a year to reach US$4.76 billion...

Nigerian army graduates 200 officers in counter-terrorism; police to get 280...

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The Nigerian Army School of Infantry has graduated 216 officer cadets specialising in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency tactics as Nigeria expands its security...

North Nigeria gunmen kill 2, kidnap Lebanese

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Gunmen attacked a vehicle carrying staff from a local construction company in northern Nigeria yesterday, killing a Nigerian and a Lebanese worker...

Attack on Christians in Nigeria kills at least 15: witness

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Gunmen killed at least 15 people and wounded many more yesterday in an attack on a university theatre being used by Christian...

Nigeria starts mediated talks with Boko Haram

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Nigeria's government has in the last week held its first indirect peace talks with Islamist sect Boko Haram, meeting mediators to discuss...

2000 Nigerian soldiers undergoing counterterrorism training

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Approximately 2 000 Nigerian soldiers are being trained to deal with terrorists and other security threats as Nigeria attempts to combat Boko...

Stratfor: Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants remain a regional threat

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The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram conducted a series of bombing attacks and armed assaults Jan. 20 in the northern city of...

340 Nigerian police conclude Italian counterterrorism training

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Italy has finished training 340 Nigerian security personnel as the West African country steps up its campaign against Boko Haram militia. At...

France to help Nigeria with Boko Haram militants

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French foreign minister Alain Juppe has pledged to help Nigeria combat its extremist Boko Haram militia, which has killed hundreds of people...

Algeria says Nigeria’s Boko Haram tied to al Qaeda

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Intelligence reports show there is coordination between the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram and the Algerian-based north African branch of al Qaeda,...

Nigerian soldiers receive counterinsurgency training in America to counter militants

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The US Army is giving Nigerian soldiers counterinsurgency training to deal with increasingly violent militants who have killed more than 100 people...

Nigeria forces search homes for Boko Haram weapons

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Nigerian security forces have started door-to-door searches for weapons in northeast Borno state after an arms amnesty for Islamist militants expired on...

Several wounded in bomb attack in northeast Nigeria

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A bomb exploded outside a church in Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria yesterday, reviving concerns about a radical Islamist sect in the remote...

Nigeria should open talks with Islamist sect: report

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Nigeria needs to open dialogue and negotiate with a radical Islamist sect behind a series of deadly bombings in Africa's most populous...

Islamist sect suspects charged with Nigeria bombings

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Eight suspected members of a Nigerian Islamist sect appeared in court charged with carrying out a series of bombings and shootings between...

Nigeria discovers bomb factory, arrests six people

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Nigerian authorities said they had found a bomb-making factory near Abuja and had arrested six suspected members or people connected with the...

Violence-torn Nigerian city wary of Islamist sect talks

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Deep-rooted mistrust of the establishment in this troubled Nigerian city mean residents are putting little faith in government plans to open dialogue...

Nigerian government to open talks with Islamist sect

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President Goodluck Jonathan has set up a committee to negotiate with radical Islamist sect Boko Haram, a group behind almost daily shootings...

Home grown frustration behind Nigeria bombing

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Bad governance and poverty fuelled the rise of an Islamist sect which claimed the bombing of Nigeria's police headquarters and politicians need...

Nigerian sect leader praises al Qaeda, warns US

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A former leader of a Nigerian Islamic sect behind an uprising last year which killed hundreds of people issued a statement expressing...