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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.


Boko Haram threatens to sell kidnapped girls

In a video released by Boko Haram, group leader Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for the mass kidnapping on April 14 and threatened to sell the schoolgirls.


Boko Haram kills 39 in attack on village in Borno state

For the third time in three months, Boko Haram has mounted a large-scale attack in Borno state. A Boko Haram force estimated at 400 fighters killed at least 39 people and burned 1,000 homes in the latest attack.


Boko Haram leader claims another attack in Borno state

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has once again released a video claiming responsibility for a high-profile attack on a Nigerian military installation.


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.


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.


Ansaru leader calls Zawahiri 'our good emir,' praises al Qaeda branches

Abu Usama al Ansari also describes Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar as the "Emir of the Believers." His group, Ansaru, was added to the US' list of terrorist groups on Nov. 13.


Nigerian member of AQAP indicted, faces extradition to US

An indictment unsealed yesterday alleges that Nigerian citizen Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi is a member of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula who aided in the production of Inspire magazine and was given money to recruit other Nigerians.


US offers rewards for Boko Haram, African al Qaeda leaders

The $7 million reward for Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram's emir, puts him in the top echelon of wanted terrorist leaders. Rewards of $5 million are also offered for Mokhtar Belmokhtar and Yahya Abu Hammam.


MUJAO suicide bombers hit uranium mine, barracks in Niger

The al Qaeda-linked Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa said the suicide attacks were intended to punish Niger for "cooperation with France in the war against Sharia" in Mali.
 
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