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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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Boko Haram’s Shekau says he is ‘in good health’ following claim of his death


The disputed leader of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has released a video message denying a claim by the military that he was killed or badly wounded in an air strike last month. Abubakar Shekau appeared healthy in the video in which he spoke in Arabic, Hausa and the Kanuri …

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Nigeria’s president invites the UN to negotiate with Boko Haram over the Chibok girls


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has invited the UN to negotiate with Boko Haram to end their seven-year Islamist insurgency and secure the release of the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted from Chibok. He said he was willing to swap Boko Haram fighters in custody for the girls. But he said it was …

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