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Nigeria: Islamic State Claims Deadly Attack on Governor’s Election Convoy

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a Boko Haram offshoot, claimed responsibility for a deadly attack this week on a state governor’s election motorcade in Nigeria that may have involved some beheadings days before people in the African country head to the polls on Saturday.

NIGERIA, UNKNOWN : A screen grab made on January 20, 2015 from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau holding up a flag as he delivers a message. Boko Haram has claimed a …

Boko Haram Launches End of Year Rampage in Northeast Nigeria

Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked Boko Haram jihadis, driving in a convoy of more than ten terrorist vehicles, launched a major attack in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State near the end of last year, overrunning military bases and forcing some of the troops to flee into neighboring Chad.

A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Gamboru deserted after Chadian troops chased them from the border town on February 4, 2015. Nigerian Boko Haram fighters went on the rampage in the Cameroonian border town of Fotokol, massacring dozens of civilians and torching a mosque before …

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.

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Boko Haram Raze Village in Niger, Abduct Unknown Number of Teen Girls from Nigeria

In what is appearing to have been an especially active Sunday for the terrorists of Islamic State-affiliated Boko Haram, two separate groups of jihadis razed as many as 50 homes in Niger while a separate gang stormed a Borno state village, kidnapping dozens of teen girls. Most of the more than 200 girls abducted from Chibok, Borno in April 2012 remain captive.

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Nigerian Police: Boko Haram Equipped with ‘iPad Bombs’

Nigeria’s police chief is warning civilians to avoid any abandoned iPads, iPhones, or other expensive technology, as there is evidence that Boko Haram terrorists are making bombs disguised as these items and leaving them in populated city centers.

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Boko Haram Attacks Barracks in Nigerian Regional Capital, Forcing Lockdown

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists stormed barracks in the regional capital of Borno, Maiduguri, on Wednesday night, killing three soldiers and six vigilantes, as well as injuring 12 others who successfully thwarted the attack. It is the most ambitious attempt at storming the city, formerly Boko Haram’s headquarters, since March 14, and has left the city under a 24-hour lockdown.

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Boko Haram Kidnaps 350-500 More from Town ‘Liberated’ by Coalition Forces

The Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram has abducted between 350-500 people from the northeast Nigerian town of Damasak, Borno state, according to a report by Reuters. The abduction follows news of Nigerian officials liberating a new town while the terror group lost two female suicide bombers to a premature detonation.

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Boko Haram Victims Condemn Offer to Rebuild Kidnapped Girls’ School

The Nigerian town of Chibok, which became world-famous nearly a year ago as Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls during a physics exam, has condemned a federal government attempt to rebuild the doomed school as little consolation in light of the government’s failure to locate and rescue the abducted girls.

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Baga Survivors Haunted by Horror of Boko Haram Massacre

Baga Sola (Chad) (AFP) – Lying on his side, Moussa Zira shows the gaping wound where the bullet entered his thigh the night Boko Haram came to his village near the now devastated northern Nigerian town of Baga.

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