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In this photo released by the Nigeria State House, freed Chibok school girls sit during a meeting with Nigeria Vice President ,Yemi Osinbajo, in Abuja,, Nigeria, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Twenty-one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago were freed Thursday in a swap …

Boko Haram Releases Small Number of Schoolgirls Abducted in 2014

The Islamic State-affiliated terrorist group Boko Haram has released 21 schoolgirls abducted from the northern town of Chibok in 2014, the first time any of the girls kidnapped in that particular episode have been released, rather than independently escaped.

NIGERIA, Kano : A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau. Shekau dismissed Nigerian military claims of his death in a new …

Video Shows Boko Haram Leader Defying Nigerian Military: ‘Here I Am’

The leader of the Nigeria-based Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) wing Boko Haram is reportedly featured in a video recently posted on social media denying claims by the Nigerian military that he had been seriously wounded and warning, “you have not seen the worst yet.”

Nigerien soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015. Chadian and Nigerien soldiers took the town from Boko Haram militants earlier this week. The Nigerian army said on Tuesday it had repelled Boko... REUTERS/EMMANUEL BRAUN

Nigeria: Military Says Latest Boko Haram Video Is a Fake, ‘Complete Joke’

The Nigerian military has dismissed a Boko Haram video threatening to abduct and behead President Muhammadu Buhari as a “photoshop” and “complete joke,” claiming that Boko Haram no longer has the capacity for large-scale attacks and is merely trying to intimidate villagers into a distorted perception of their strength.

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Violence Soars in Nigeria as Rival Boko Haram Gangs Go to War

Boko Haram is at war with itself. Reports are surfacing from Nigeria’s remote northeast that rival factions of the Islamic State affiliate, one loyal to longtime leader Abubakar Shekau and another loyal to newly-minted leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi, have begun engaging in fatal clashes in rural areas.

Boko Haram Video Shows Corpses of Chibok Girls ‘Killed by Airstrikes’

Boko Haram Video Shows Corpses of Chibok Girls ‘Killed by Airstrikes’

Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, an affiliate of the Islamic State, has released a video showing some of the schoolgirls kidnapped from the village of Chibok in April 2014. The terrorists are demanding the release of fighters imprisoned by the Nigerian government in exchange for the girls.

FILE -This May 12, 2014, file photo taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows their leader Abubakar Shekau speaking to the camera. Islamic State militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, a spokesman for the Islamic State movement said Thursday, …

Islamic State Identifies New Boko Haram Chief; Old Chief Denies

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has released audio denying that Abu Musab al-Barnawi – whom the Islamic State has identified as the “governor” of Boko Haram territory – has deposed him as head of the terrorist group.

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Nigeria: Rumors Fly That ‘Boko Haram’ Video May Be Work of ‘Paid Actors’

Rumors are flying in Nigeria following the release of a video featuring alleged members of the Islamic State-affiliated terror group Boko Haram, in which jihadists claim the group is still active and dangerous. The head of a regional youth organization claims the men are actors, paid by con artists hoping to extort the Nigerian government.

FILE -This May 12, 2014, file photo taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows their leader Abubakar Shekau speaking to the camera. Islamic State militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, a spokesman for the Islamic State movement said Thursday, …

Boko Haram Leader Resurfaces in Video: ‘For Me, the End Has Come’

After disappearing for more than a year, leading to widespread rumors of his death, Boko Haram boss Abubakar Shekau resurfaced with a new video posted on Thursday. The formerly boisterous Shekau was subdued and gloomy in what the Nigerian military described as a “farewell video,” announcing that “for me, the end has come.”

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Boko Haram Leader Still Missing in New Propaganda Video

Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram– now known as the Islamic State West Africa Province– released a new video this week showing off new weapons and graphically depicting the beheading of a Nigerian policeman. The new Boko Haram video’s production value seems to indicate it was produced with help from ISIS, and leader Abubakar Shekau’s absence once again is raising questions.

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Boko Haram Shows Off Alleged Downed Nigerian Jet in New Video

Boko Haram has released a new video under the Islamic State in West Africa moniker, in which they display the alleged remains of a Nigerian military jet and claim the Sambisa Forest raid last month did little to weaken their operation.

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Spain Using 2013 Nun Assault to Charge Boko Haram with Terrorism

A Spanish court has filed a formal complaint against the Nigerian jihadist terror group Boko Haram, citing the principle of universal justice, after discovering a Spanish victim of the group: a nun who was accosted in 2013 by terrorists belonging to the group.

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Boko Haram Thugs Allegedly Killed While Training with ISIS in Iraq

With all due respect to Nigerian media, it should be noted that at the time of this writing, only Nigerian outlets seem to be reporting on the alleged death of five Boko Haram militants in Mosul, Iraq, where they were said to be training with Islamic State fighters.

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African Forces Encircle Boko Haram in Nigeria

Military forces from Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon have now encircled Boko Haram forces and are trying to capture the group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, alive.

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Nigerian Mob Kills Mentally Ill Woman Thought to Be Boko Haram Bomber

A mob in the northeastern city of Bauchi, Nigeria, beat a woman to death and set her on fire after vigilantes aroused suspicion that she was a Boko Haram-affiliated suicide bomber. The woman was found to have no association to terrorism, her erratic behavior explained by a history of mental illness.

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Chad President: We Know Location of Boko Haram Leader

President Idriss Deby of Chad told reporters during a joint press conference with Niger’s head of state that his military knows the whereabouts of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, and that it was in the “best interests” of the terrorist leader to surrender.

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Boko Haram Takes a Page from the ISIS Playbook with Beheading Video

The degree of coordination between Nigerian terror gang Boko Haram and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has been a topic of much speculation among counterterrorism analysts. It has long been a matter of record that Boko Haram idolized ISIS and sought to emulate their ideology and tactics, creating a “caliphate” of their own in Africa.

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Boko Haram Video Promises More Bloodshed in Nigeria

In a new video, a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau took responsibility for the massacre in Baga, Nigeria, in early January, claiming that God told them to do it. Local officials and human rights groups put the death toll at 2,000, but the Nigerian army reported only 150 deaths.

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Alleged Boko Haram Leader Celebrates Charlie Hebdo Massacre

A man claiming to be the leader of Nigerian jihadist terror group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has appeared in a new video this week praising the organizers of the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, condemning the Western nation’s “religion of democracy” and proclaiming that his terrorist group is “very happy” with the attack.