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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.


Nigerian jihadist group executes 7 foreigners

Ansar-al-Muslimeen-SITE-execution.jpgAnsar al-Muslimeen in the Land of Black Africans said it executed the foreigners after British and Nigerian forces attempted to free the hostages.


Boko Haram attacks 2 churches in northern Nigeria, kills 12

Boko_Haram_2011_Bombing.jpg Boko Haram fighters unleashed a series of attacks across northern Nigeria on Christmas Eve, killing at least 12 Christian worshipers and burning down two churches. Separately, Nigerian security forces killed 14 suspected Boko Haram members in northern Nigeria.


Boko Haram emir praises al Qaeda

Abubakar-Shekau.jpgAbubakar Shekau said he and his fighters support jihad in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Chechnya, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia, Algeria, Libya, and Mali.


Boko Haram suicide bombs kill 11 at Nigerian military church

The al Qaeda-linked Nigerian terror group has carried out at least 19 suicide attacks this year. Boko Haram's targets have included churches, mosques, newspapers, government officials, and security forces.


US adds 3 Boko Haram leaders to list of global terrorists

Abubakar Shekau, the terror group's leader, and two senior leaders who "have close links to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb," have been added to the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists.


Boko Haram kills scores in attacks in northern Nigeria

The al Qaeda-linked terror group attacked security headquarters, churches, and mosques in coordinated attacks in two northern states. The terror group deployed suicide bombers during the attacks.


Suicide bomber hits UN office in Nigerian capital

At least 18 people have been killed. Boko Haram claimed it carried out the attack.


Nigerian Taliban leader killed in custody

Mohammad Yusuf, the leader of Boko Haram, was killed after being detained by Nigerian police, who claimed he had been attempting to escape. Yusuf had led the group responsible for the Islamist uprising in Northern Nigeria.


Islamist violence grips northern Nigeria

Clashes between the Nigerian Police Force and an Islamist group dubbed the "Nigerian Taliban" have left over 150 dead and hundreds arrested as violence shakes northern Nigeria.
 
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