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Gunmen dressed as soldiers stormed into a pub in the predominantly Christian Barkin Ladi region of Plateau state, killing 10 civilians. The army denied any connection to the attack.
A "large number of gunmen" attacked the Abuja SARS police base, freeing 30 detainees. All but five were recaptured, and police said two of the attackers were arrested.
The Nigerian military offered rewards for information leading to the arrest of Boko Haram's top leaders. The military offered $312,500 for the group's emir, Abubakar Shekau; $156,000 each for four senior leaders; and $62,500 for 14 commanders.
The Joint Task Force claimed it killed Ibn Saleh Ibrahim and several of his lieutenants during a series of raids in Maiduguri. Ibrahim commanded Boko Haram forces in the city and is said to be responsible for killing a general.
Residents in Maiduguri claimed that members of the Joint Task Force killed 48 young men during raids in the Kalari neighborhood. Amnesty International accused Nigerian security forces of illegally detaining and torturing suspected Boko Haram fighters.
Boko Haram named six mediators, including a presidential candidate, to negotiate with the government. A senator is suing senior government ministers and officials for issuing a press release that claimed a Boko Haram operative was arrested in his home.
A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber drove an explosives-packed jeep into a Catholic church in Kaduna on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding over 100. At least two more people died in reprisal killings.
The Joint Military Task Force said that Boko Haram is planning to conduct "massive attacks" during the Eid al Kabir holiday. The JTF said Boko Haram has "invited foreign mercenaries to assist them" in attacking military and civilian targets.
The army arrested senior Boko Haram commander Shuaibu Muhammed Bama at the home of a Maiduguri senator. Suspicions have been raised that some politicians in northern Nigeria are siding with the militants.
Boko Haram fighters reportedly killed 23 people in a series of attacks in the northeastern city of Potiskum. Several buildings were also destroyed in the fighting.