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Nigeria boosts Christmas security against Islamist attacks




Boko Haram attacks another base in Borno




Kabiru Umar, who plotted Boko Haram's 2011 Christmas Day attack on a Catholic church in Niger state, was sentenced to life imprisonment. Boko Haram attacked another military base in Borno, this time in the town of Bama.




Boko Haram Christmas Day bomber sentenced to life




The military killed 12 Boko Haram fighters in Adamawa state. Nigeria has unveiled a locally produced UAV aimed to bolster domestic defense. One Greek and one Ukrainian were kidnapped when their oil tanker was seized by pirates.




The Independent National Electoral Commission said it would refuse to hold elections in 2015 in states under emergency rule. The governor of Borno state objected, saying that suspending elections during emergency rule because of Boko Haram would be a setback in the fight against terror.




Reports suggest a Boko Haram attack on Arboko village in Borno left four dead. According to the UN, more than 1,200 people have been killed in Boko Haram attacks since May.




An army spokesman claimed that Boko Haram's numbers have been decimated as a result of a recent military offensive . Boko Haram threatened renewed attacks on specific locations in Maiduguri.




Boko Haram leader releases video on Maiduguri attack, threatens US

The release of a new video by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau coincides with an increase in Boko Haram attacks.


Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for the Dec. 2 Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri. At least 25 Boko Haram fighters were killed yesterday near the Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu highway; an unconfirmed report stated that six Boko Haram fighters were arrested in connection to the attack.




At least nine people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack along the Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu highway. The military has claimed that Boko Haram is forcefully conscripting in Borno to replenish its numbers.




President Jonathan has given his support to the creation of an African rapid response force that could help fight Boko Haram. A Human Rights Commission is investigating rights abuses and illegal detention centers used to imprison suspected Boko Haram fighters.




According to President Jonathan, the Maiduguri attack confirms Boko Haram's external sponsorship, and that poverty is not a factor in the insurgency. Borno state's governor will give N100 million in compensation to Boko Haram victims. Borno has faced an upsurge in suspected Boko Haram abductions along a major motorway.




Investigations have begun into suspected Boko Haram collaborators within the military after the Maiduguri attack. An interim report regarding a probe has been written, and President Jonathan will soon be briefed.




A Defense Headquarters Joint Investigation Team has recommended that Nigeria immediately try 500 of the 1,400 Boko Haram suspects detained in and around Maiduguri. It also recommended releasing another 167, while 614 whose cases were inconclusive have been recommended for review.




The government will seek foreign help in training and information-sharing, but has ruled out seeking military assistance to fight terrorism after the latest Boko Haram raid. One of Nigeria's largest opposition parties has called for a probe into intelligence failures before the attack, and questioned how several hundred militants could strike a military facility in a large city without prior warning. The trial of 17 suspected Boko Haram members in Lagos will be held behind closed doors.




Boko Haram launched a major assault on an air force base in Maiduguri in Borno state. A 24-hour curfew has been imposed in the state.




Nigeria: Why northerners feel done down




Boko Haram overruns Nigerian Air Force base

More than 20 security personnel and at least six civilians were killed as hundreds of Boko Haram fighters attacked the base on the outskirts of the provincial capital of Maiduguri.


Africa: AU Member States' Reluctance to Transform State Broadcaster Undermines Good Governance