Boko Haram's last remaining girl captive 'refused to convert to Islam'

Boko Haram's last remaining girl captive 'refused to convert to Islam'

The mother of the only Nigerian schoolgirl still in Boko Haram captivity after the extremists released 104 classmates says her daughter was blocked from boarding the vehicle to freedom with her classmates and told to convert to Islam.

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Boko Haram returns kidnapped schoolgirls with 'ominous warning'

Boko Haram returns kidnapped schoolgirls with 'ominous warning'

Boko Haram extremists have returned most of the 110 girls abducted from their Nigeria boarding school a month ago with an ominous warning, witnesses said.

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Nigeria 'failed to act on warnings before mass abduction of schoolgirls'

Nigeria 'failed to act on warnings before mass abduction of schoolgirls'

Nigeria's security forces failed to respond to several warnings that suspected Boko Haram extremists were on their way to a town where 110 schoolgirls were seized in a mass abduction last month, Amnesty International has said.

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Update: 11 killed, including 3 UN workers, in Boko Haram attack

Update: 11 killed, including 3 UN workers, in Boko Haram attack

Two members of staff of the UN's migration agency were among 11 people killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants on a military base in north-eastern Nigeria.

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50 girls still missing in Nigeria after Boko Haram attack

50 girls still missing in Nigeria after Boko Haram attack

About 50 girls remain missing several days after an attack on a village in Nigeria by Boko Haram extremists.

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Nigerian president to meet 82 schoolgirls freed this weekend

Nigerian president to meet 82 schoolgirls freed this weekend

The president of Nigeria is to meet with 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed this weekend after being kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram.

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Nigeria thwarts Boko Haram plan to attack UK and US embassies

Nigeria thwarts Boko Haram plan to attack UK and US embassies

Nigerian security officials say they have thwarted plans by Boko Haram members to attack the embassies of the United States and Britain.

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Some communities in Boko Haram areas have seen all their toddlers die, says UN

Some communities in Boko Haram areas have seen all their toddlers die, says UN

More than half a million children in the west African area wracked by Boko Haram extremists are so malnourished their lives could be in danger unless they get aid, a UN humanitarian official has said.

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Boko Haram leader urges fighters to 'kill, slaughter and abduct  ... and detonate bombs'

Boko Haram leader urges fighters to 'kill, slaughter and abduct ... and detonate bombs'

Boko Haram's leader has urged his fighters to "kill, slaughter and abduct ... and detonate bombs everywhere" in a new video which denies Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed.

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Girls freed from Boko Haram captivity 'prevented from going home for Christmas'

Girls freed from Boko Haram captivity 'prevented from going home for Christmas'

Nigerian officials prevented kidnapped girls freed from more than two years of captivity by Boko Haram Islamic extremists from spending Christmas at home with their families, according to a lawyer.

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Boko Haram driven from last stronghold, says Nigerian president

Boko Haram driven from last stronghold, says Nigerian president

The Boko Haram extremist group has been driven from its last forest stronghold with fighters on the run and nowhere to hide, Nigeria's president said.

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Parents reunited with 21 girls freed by Boko Haram

Parents reunited with 21 girls freed by Boko Haram

A group of Nigerian parents have been reunited with 21 schoolgirls freed after being kidnapped by Boko Haram two and a half years ago.

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Nigeria claims to have killed Boko Haram leader in air strike

Nigeria claims to have killed Boko Haram leader in air strike

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and other commanders of the Islamic extremist movement have been killed by an air strike, according to Nigeria's military.

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Girl kidnapped by Boko Haram found alive and pregnant in forest, says relative

Girl kidnapped by Boko Haram found alive and pregnant in forest, says relative

One of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from a boarding school in the Nigerian town of Chibok more than two years ago has been found, according to a relative.

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Video appears to show #BringBackOurGirls group abducted by Boko Haram in 2014

Video appears to show #BringBackOurGirls group abducted by Boko Haram in 2014

A video has surfaced which appears to show some of Nigeria's kidnapped Chibok girls who have not been heard from since the mass abduction by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram two years ago.

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Troops drive Boko Haram out of school building

Troops drive Boko Haram out of school building

Nigerian troops have driven Boko Haram extremists out of an abandoned north-eastern primary school in a shootout that killed four militants.

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Boko Haram suicide bomber kills eight Nigerian soldiers

Boko Haram suicide bomber kills eight Nigerian soldiers

A suicide bomber has exploded a car at a checkpoint outside a military barracks and killed eight soldiers, witnesses said of the latest of daily attacks blamed on Boko Haram in Nigeria’s north-eastern city of Maiduguri.

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At least 11 dead as Boko Haram bomb city

At least 11 dead as Boko Haram bomb city

At least 11 people in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maidugur after an attack by Boko Haram.

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Freed Boko Haram captives are safe

Freed Boko Haram captives are safe

A group of 275 children and women rescued from Boko Haram extremists by Nigeria’s military have arrived at a refugee camp after a three-day journey to safety.

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Boko Haram 'forcing abducted girls to marry fighters'

Boko Haram 'forcing abducted girls to marry fighters'

Nigeria-based Boko Haram has killed more than 1,000 civilians this year and forced hundreds of abducted girls and women to convert to Islam and marry fighters, a leading human rights group has said.

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11 reported dead in Nigeria Boko Haram attack

11 reported dead in Nigeria Boko Haram attack

Boko Haram extremists have attacked a Nigerian border town, killing 11 people who had recently come home after military forces ousted the insurgents, witnesses said.

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IS accepts Boko Haram allegiance pledge

IS accepts Boko Haram allegiance pledge

Islamic State (IS) militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, an IS spokesman said.

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Boko Haram video of beheaded men 'copies hallmarks of IS propaganda'

Boko Haram video of beheaded men 'copies hallmarks of IS propaganda'

A video from Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremist group has shown the bodies of two beheaded men accused of spying, and copies some of the hallmarks of propaganda from Islamic State.

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19 killed in Nigeria suicide attack

19 killed in Nigeria suicide attack

About 19 people were killed and 17 others injured in a suicide bombing in north-east Nigeria, a day before the president visited another town hit by violence.

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Boko Haram threaten to disrupt Nigerian elections

Boko Haram threaten to disrupt Nigerian elections

Nigeria’s Islamic extremist rebels Boko Haram have renewed their threat to use violence to disrupt Nigeria’s upcoming elections.

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Boko Haram launches first deadly attack in Chad

Boko Haram launches first deadly attack in Chad

Boko Haram militants have attacked a village inside Chad, their first deadly attack in the country, according to an army spokesman.

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Boko Haram abducts eight girls in Cameroon

Boko Haram abducts eight girls in Cameroon

Boko Haram extremists have abducted about 30 people including eight Cameroonian girls and killed seven hostages in two bus hijackings in Cameroon and Nigeria, Cameroon residents and a Nigerian intelligence officer said.

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Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Boko Haram with Nigerian ambassador

Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss Boko Haram with Nigerian ambassador

The spread of Boko Haram will be discussed when the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade meets with the Nigerian ambassador later.

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Nigerian troops retake town from Boko Haram

Nigerian troops retake town from Boko Haram

Nigerian troops have retaken a north east town and several villages from Boko Haram, President Goodluck Jonathan has said.

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Boko Haram claims responsibility for Nigerian massacre

Boko Haram claims responsibility for Nigerian massacre

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the mass killings in the north-east Nigerian town of Baga and threatened more violence.

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Satellite images show scale of destruction by Boko Haram

Satellite images show scale of destruction by Boko Haram

Satellite images show widespread destruction in two Nigerian towns that were recently attacked by Islamic extremists, an international human rights group has said.

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