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Poverty, Prejudice Drive More Women to Join Boko Haram Militants

By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR, Dec 5 – Failing to improve the lives of girls and women trapped in poverty and domestic drudgery in northeast Nigeria could drive them into the ranks of extremist groups, analysts said on Monday. Many girls and women have been abducted by the jihadist group Boko Haram and used as cooks,

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Boko Haram Faction Ready to Negotiate Release of 83 More Chibok Girls

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani ABUJA, Oct 17 – The Daesh-allied faction of Boko Haram which last week freed 21 of more than 200 Chibok girls kidnapped in April 2014 in northeast Nigeria is willing to negotiate the release of 83 more of the girls, the president’s spokesman said on Sunday. Around 220 girls were taken from

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Nigeria Confirms Release of 21 Girls Kidnapped in Chibok by Boko Haram

ABUJA, Oct 13  – Boko Haram Islamist have released 21 of more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in 2014 in the northern town of Chibok, the Nigerian government said on Thursday. “The release of the girls … is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the Boko Haram brokered by the

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Boko Haram’s War on Women

The Nigerian group abducts and rapes women to boost recruitment and demonstrate its domination. Read more about issue here:http://owl.li/Yn8Nq Social Streams

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Leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram says He is Alive in Video

BAUCHI, Nigeria Sept 25 – The leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, appeared in a video posted on social media on Sunday in which he rejected statements by the country’s military that he had been seriously wounded. Last month Nigeria’s air force said it had killed senior members of the group

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Nigeria Targets Officials Accused of Stealing Food From Boko Haram Victims

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani ABUJA, Sept 1  – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered police to arrest and make an example of government officials accused of stealing food aid intended for victims of Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria, the president’s spokesman said on Thursday. The Nigerian Senate last week launched an investigation into allegations of

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Nigerian Air Force Says Kills Top Boko Haram Militants as Kerry Arrives

By Lesley Wroughton SOKOTO, Nigeria, Aug 23 – Nigeria’s air force said it had killed a number of senior Boko Haram fighters and possibly their overall leader, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for talks on tackling the militants. Government planes attacked the Islamist group inside the Sambisa forest in its northeast heartland

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In Iraq, Nigeria and now Turkey, Child Bombers Strike

ISTANBUL, Aug 22 – The boy looked scared and younger than 16 when Iraqi police grabbed him on the street in the northern city of Kirkuk. Pulling off his shirt, they found a two-kilogram bomb strapped to his skinny frame. That was last Sunday. Less than a day earlier, Turkey was less fortunate: a teenage

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Boko Haram Video Claims to Show Missing Nigerian School Girls

BAUCHI, Nigeria, Aug 14 – Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has published a video apparently showing recent footage of dozens of school girls kidnapped two years ago, and saying some of them have been killed in air strikes. Dozens of the girls who were abducted in the town of Chibok in 2014 managed to flee

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