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800,000 Children Forced From Homes In Boko Haram Violence

UNICEF report finds that Nigerian children are often the targets of violence by Islamic extremists.


A Boko Haram waves after massacring dozens of civilians and torching a mosque before being repelled by regional forces. AFP PHOTO/STEPHANE YAS        (STEPHANE YAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Official: Boko Haram Using Civilians As Human Shields

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram is using an unknown number of civilians as human shields as its fighters flee an offensive by multinational forces, a top Nigerian official said Wednesday. Mike Omeri, the director […]


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Islamic State Accepts Boko Haram Pledge Of Allegiance

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, a spokesman for the Islamic State movement said Thursday. The development comes as both movements, which […]


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Obama: U.S. Can’t ‘Play Whack-A-Mole’ With Militant Groups

Due to their extreme ideology, President Barack Obama explained Sunday that the Sunni militants who have taken over parts of northern Iraq pose a “medium-and long- term threat” to the U.S.


Cameroon fighters patrol the border with Nigeria, ready to respond to any attacks by Boko Haram gunmen. (Reinnier KAZE/AFP/Getty Images)

Wearing Disguises, Boko Haram Gunmen Kill Hundreds In Nigeria

Gunmen wore military fatigues to convince townspeople they were Nigerian military, then forced civilians to the city center and started shooting.


Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks at the 68th United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 24, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Report: Nigerian President Backs Out Of Deal To Swap Prisoners For Kidnapped Girls

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly reneged on a deal that was secured to swap Boko Haram prisoners for the nearly 300 girls the terror group kidnapped.


Deborah Peter, who now lives in the United States, spoke on Capitol Hill about the killing of her family by members of the Boko Haram in Nigeria in 2011. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: 80 U.S. Troops In Chad To Hunt For Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls

The service members will help with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria.


A man carries a placard in support of the over 300 schoolgirls being held hostage by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram one month ago. (PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigeria Leader Cancels Visit To Town Where Kidnapped Girls Lived

President Goodluck Jonathan cited security concerns; parents of the more than 300 abducted schoolgirls are angry.


Soldiers walk to block the advancing civil society groups protesting the abduction of Chibok school girls during a rally pressing for the girls' release in Abuja on May 6, 2014, ahead of World Economic Forum. (credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Official: Nigerian Government Rules Out Swapping Islamic Militants For Nearly 300 Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Nigeria’s government is ruling out an exchange of more than 270 kidnapped schoolgirls for detained Islamic militants, Britain’s top official for Africa said Wednesday.


A Nigerian man holds a flyer demanding the release of 276 kidnapped schoolgirls in the capital Lagos. (PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

British, U.S. Experts Join Nigeria’s Search For Kidnapped Girls

British security experts have joined Nigerian and American forces trying to rescue the 276 schoolgirls being held captive by Islamic extremists.