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8 hrs ago | The China Post

15,000 people displaced after Boko Haram raid in Nigeria

A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa displaced more than 15,000 people, an official said Monday, as the security forces sent reinforcements to flush out the Islamist fighters.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

In-depth Africa

Damboa attacks: 15,204 displaced persons take refuge in Biu, Maiduguri

The National Emergency Management Agency on Monday revealed that 15,204 persons have been displaced by the weekend's attack on Damboa town, in Borno south, Northeast Nigeria.

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In-depth Africa

Nigerian Air Force Jet crashes in Borno State

A Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 helicopter that was on a training mission crashed this afternoon in South Bama, Borno.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills 100 In Borno; Seizes Strategic Town Of Damboa

Boko Haram hoisted its black al Qaeda-inspired flag above the strategic town of Damboa in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, with an estimated more than 100 of the town's residents killed by the militant group since Thursday.

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Reuters

Nigeria Islamists kill more than 40 in northeast

Suspected Islamists raided the remote northeast Nigerian town of Damboa over the weekend, shooting dead more than 40 residents and burning down houses in a familiar pattern of killing that has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes this year.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

News24

.com | Extremists kill more than 100 in northeast Nigeria

Zimbabwe says it is ready to host the 34th SADC summit, with a report saying, however that the cash-strapped government is banking on financial support from the private and corporate sectors to host the meeting.

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Vanguard

Shehu of Borno expresses shock at increasing attacks by Boko Haram

Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Garbai, the Shehu of Borno on Saturday expressed shock at the increasing attacks by suspected Boko Haram sect members in communities in the State.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

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Malaysia Airlines crash site search complicated by rebel control

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday demanded that an independent investigation take place into what downed the airplane.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Many killed as extremists attack Nigerian town

Half the town is up in flames, say civilian defense fighters there according to Nigerian Vigilante Group spokesman Abbas Gava.

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AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Govt 'Reviving' Railway System, Says Official

Nigeria's Transport Minister says the administration has allocated funds and implemented strategic plans to revitalize the country's railway system, which has been in a poor state for decades.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

In-depth Africa

NSCIA warns against misuse of soldiers, aviation facilities

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs yesterday warned the Federal Government against misuse of military and aviation facilities.

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AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Nine in Borno Village

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram Tuesday killed nine people in Huyim village of Askira - Uba LGA of Borno State.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

News24

.com | German teacher abducted in Nigeria

Zimbabwean prostitutes are reportedly collecting sperm from their clients to export to SA where there is "high demand" by sangomas who use it in their traditional rituals.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

AlertNet

All eyes on Nigeria amid fears 2015 election could trigger rampage

A civilian joint task force member stands guard at a checkpoint in Maiduguri, on May 22, 2014.

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AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Boko Haram Death Toll Revealed

The Islamist insurgency Boko Haram in Nigeria killed at least 2,053 civilians in an estimated 95 attacks during the first half of 2014.

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AllAfrica.com

Nigeria: Shettima's Brother Involved in Road Accident

The closure of Maiduguri International Airport has recorded its first casualty as an elder brother of the Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, Shettima Mohammed Shettima, was involved in a ghastly motor accident during a trip to Kano to join a flight to Saudi Arabia for the lesser hajj.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Pakistani teen seeks release of Nigerian girls

Former Nigerian Education Minister and Vice-President of the World Bank's Africa division Obiageli Ezekwesilieze leads a march of Nigeria women and mothers of the kidnapped girls of Chibok, calling for their freedom in Abuja on April 30, 2014.

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WMDT

Extremists bomb Nigeria bridge, limit base access

Suspected Islamic extremists bombed a major bridge on a northeast Nigerian highway, further limiting access to base camps in the Sambisa Forest where scores of kidnapped girls are believed to be held captive, witnesses and the leader of a group fighting Boko Haram said Monday.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Vanguard

Boko Haram destroys bridge linking Maiduguri- Damaturu- Biu rd

BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI Some gunmen suspected to be members of dreaded Boko Haram sect over the week end planted Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs under the popular Madafuma bridge linking 185km Biu- Damboa- Maiduguri federal road where it exploded and damaged some remarkable portion of the bridge leaving motorists and passengers stranded.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Vanguard

The night Boko Haram killed my husband, burnt our house - Sara

The fact that security men resided there was enough to assure one of security. So there was security there especially in the Army Barracks.

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