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Nigeria: More Boko Haram fighters surrender


Authorities in Niger have said that about 20 more members of the jihadist group Boko Haram have surrendered in the country. According to the held, the combatants surrendered at Diffa, in southeastern Niger, a Boko Haram stronghold close to the border with Nigeria, where 31 fighters turned themselves in at …

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Nigerian local government officials arrested over links to Boko Haram


The Nigerian army has announced on Wednesday the arrest of two local government officials suspected of having links with terrorist group Boko Haram. The Chairman of Mafa Local Government Area in Borno, Shettima Lawan, was arrested by the army for accommodating Boko Haram members. “We heard that he harboured Boko …

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Nigerian army has driven Boko Haram from the last camp in Sambisa forest says President Buhari


“The terrorists are on the run and no longer have a place to hide,” Mr Buhari said in a statement. The Islamists’ camp fell at 13:35 local time (12:35 GMT) on Friday, he added. The army has been engaged for the last few weeks in a major offensive in the …

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France gives Cameroon $700,000 worth equipments to combat Boko Haram


France has made a donation of military hardware to the Cameroonian Armed Forces as part of efforts aimed at combating the Boko Haram insurgent group. This is the second transfer of material support this year and forms part of the bilateral Franco-Cameroonian military cooperation, reinforced by the signature of a …

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Boko Haram: Nigerian officials ‘sexually abusing’ victims – A rights group says


Women and girls in several camps in the Nigerian town of Maiduguri are being sexually abused by officials, a rights group says. Human Rights Watch (HRW) said it had spoken to 43 victims who had been raped or sexually exploited by vigilante groups and security officials. The president has ordered …

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Boko Haram ‘hoists flag in villages’


Nigeria’s militant Islamist group Boko Haram has hoisted its flag in three villages in the north-east after over-running them yesterday, a security source has said.  The militants slaughtered at least eight people, including a village elder, during the attack, the security source and residents said.   The villages – Kubirivour, Boftari and Kuburmbalah – …

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