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Boko Haram takes key town in northern Nigeria, advances on Maiduguri

Boko Haram launched a series of attacks as it continued its campaign to take control of northeastern Nigeria. A number of villages came under fire within hours of an official visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry to Lagos.


Boko Haram continues to slaughter Nigerians

Boko Haram has continued its murderous rampage against civilians and security personnel. While concentrated in northeastern Nigeria, the group's recent attacks have also targeted Cameroon and its security apparatus.


Boko Haram overruns Multinational Joint Task Force base

Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters assaulted and took control of the Multinational Joint Task Force base in Baga, Nigeria. The base was used by troops from Nigeria, Niger, and Chad to conduct counterterrorism missions.


Boko Haram fighters storm Nigerian village, kidnap over 100 women and children

The terrorist group is suspected of attacking yet another village in northeastern Nigeria and kidnapping more than 100 civilians, including women and children.


Suicide attack at Nigerian school kills at least 48 students

In the wake of a new video release by Boko Haram, the jihadist group is suspected of launching a deadly suicide bombing at a school in northeastern Nigeria.


Explosions at Nigerian bus station kill 23, wound scores more

Boko Haram is suspected of bombing a crowded bus station in Gombe in northeastern Nigeria.


Ceasefire announced between Nigerian government and Boko Haram

Boko Haram and the government of Nigeria announced an agreement that includes the possible return of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.


Analysis: Boko Haram focuses on seizing territory

Boko Haram is seeking to hold territory in northeastern Nigeria. In a recent video, Boko Haram's leader declared that his jihadists rule over the town of Gwoza as a "state among the Islamic states." This was widely interpreted to mean an Islamic caliphate, but that does not appear to be the case.


Boko Haram's new caliphate

In its ongoing offensive, Boko Haram has taken control of parts of northern Nigeria, establishing what its leader Abubakar Shekau calls a "caliphate" in the group's latest video release.


Boko Haram raises its flag over another Nigerian town

The Nigerian-based terrorist group Boko Haram is continuing its offensive in Nigeria's north while extending its tentacles into Cameroon, killing civilians on both sides of the border.


Boko Haram strikes across northeastern Nigeria and in Cameroon

Suspected Boko Haram fighters launched attacks across Nigeria's north and east and ventured into neighboring Cameroon, kidnapping the deputy minister's wife and a local religious leader. In separate attacks over the past two days, three female suicide bombers detonated in the capital of Kano state.


Boko Haram consolidates power in northeastern Nigeria

As Boko Haram continues its offensive across northeastern Nigeria, the Nigerian government and other players are taking steps to combat the group.


Boko Haram gains ground

Launching more attacks, Boko Haram hoisted its flag in a northeastern Nigerian town where it recently killed over 100 civilians.


Boko Haram leader fires back at Twitter campaign

In a new video claiming responsibility for recent attacks, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau mocked the campaign to bring the kidnapped girls back, while threatening local leaders and calling for the release of Boko Haram members currently held in Nigerian prisons. A Nigerian military airstrike attempted to counter the latest Boko Haram attack in Borno state.


Boko Haram targets Christians in northeastern Nigeria

Over the weekend, Boko Haram launched several attacks on Christian communities in Borno state.


Suspected Boko Haram bombing in Abuja kills 21

Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram is suspected of bombing a shopping center in Abuja, Nigeria.


Boko Haram kidnaps more women

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped 20 women from a market in northeastern Nigeria as the group continues its terror campaign.


Boko Haram rampages unchecked in the Nigerian north

The jihadist group has killed more than 200 civilians in several villages in northeastern Nigeria over the past few days. Reports have emerged of collusion between Boko Haram and elements within the military.


UN adds Boko Haram to al Qaeda sanctions list

The UN cites Boko Haram's relationship with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) as a reason for adding the Nigerian group to the al Qaeda sanctions list. Previous designations and formal announcements by the US also recognized Boko Haram's ties to AQIM. Documents found in Osama bin Laden's compound reportedly showed contacts between the group and al Qaeda's senior leadership.


Kidnapped girls appear in latest Boko Haram video

Showing the kidnapped girls in its latest video, Boko Haram demands that the Nigerian government release prisoners in exchange for the girls' freedom.
 
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