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Abubakar Shekau led transformation of Nigeria’s Boko Haram

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The militant group Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) said in an audio recording heard by Reuters on Sunday that Abubakar Shekau, leader of...

ISWAP militant group says Nigeria’s Boko Haram leader is dead

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The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) militant group said in an audio recording heard by Reuters on Sunday that Abubakar Shekau, leader of...

Attackers kill 88 people in northwest Nigeria

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Attackers killed 88 people in Nigeria's Kebbi state on Thursday, spurring its governor to pledge a bigger deployment of security forces on Sunday as...

Nigerian telecoms firms suspend access to Twitter

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Nigerian telecoms firms blocked access to Twitter on Saturday following a regulatory directive aimed at suspending the US social media giant indefinitely, a move...

Violence in Nigeria’s northwestern Zamfara state spawns humanitarian crisis -MSF

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Rising insecurity in Nigeria's northwestern state of Zamfara has spawned a humanitarian crisis, International aid group Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday. Gunmen, often...

Twitter removes Nigerian president’s ‘abusive’ civil war post

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Twitter removed on Wednesday a post by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari threatening punishment for regional secessionists blamed for attacks on government buildings. The social media...

Nigerian state government confirms 136 children abducted in Niger state

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Gunmen abducted 136 students from an Islamic school in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger on Sunday, a state official said on Wednesday, lower...

Nigeria’s president threatens rebels amid rising violence in southeast

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People who promote insurrection in Nigeria face a “rude shock”, its president warned on Tuesday, raising the possibility of a fierce crackdown on rising...

Nigerian police hunt for 200 kidnapped children

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Nigerian authorities said on Tuesday that about 200 children had been seized in the latest school kidnapping in its violent north but they ruled...

Gunmen abduct students from school in north-central Nigeria

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An armed gang abducted students from an Islamic school in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger on Sunday, police and state government officials said. Armed...

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Mapisa-Nqakula continues to use “security” to evade Parliamentary questions

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The free flow of information on border protection successes from military provincial tactical headquarters continues unabated in contrast with answers to Parliamentary questions where...
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