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Boko Haram, the terrorist group responsible for the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls, has reportedly taken over the northeastern Nigerian town of Gwoza, killing dozens and dislodging the military and local government in the process. Townspeople have fled their homes to escape the violence. Residents say more than 100 people have been killed by the members […]

An attack on a northeastern town by Boko Haram militants has caused more than 15,000 Nigerians to flee their homes, an emergency official said. The Islamist group’s latest attack left at least 21 people dead. Residents are fleeing from Damboa and areas surrounding the town in fear for their lives, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, a spokesman for the […]

Members of Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremist group have released a disturbing video mocking the global #BringBackOurGirls campaign to rescue the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants in April. In the 16 minute video, part of which can be viewed above, the group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, can be seen dancing and laughing, flanked by other Islamist […]

Over 60 women and girls have escaped from the hands of dangerous militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria. According to TIME, 63 women and girls were reported to have fled their captors. The escape was confirmed by local news agency Agence France-Presse and anonymous sources from the state of Borno. The girls took the opportunity to escape […]

Johannes Mehserle, the former BART officer who killed 22-year-old Oscar Grant III, has won a lawsuit against Grant’s father on Tuesday. A San Francisco civil court awarded no damages to Oscar Grant Jr. who filed the federal lawsuit against Mehserle for the loss of his son. Oscar was killed in January 2009 when Mehserle mistakenly […]

A businessman suspected of being head of the Boko Haram intelligence network that helped abduct more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in April has been arrested by Nigerian troops, according to the military. Two women were also arrested, one of whom was accused of coordinating payments to other operatives. According to Reuters: Defense spokesman Major-General […]

Suspected Islamists opened fire on worshippers and burned four churches on Sunday in a Nigerian village close to the town where 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in April. At least 30 bodies were recovered but more were still being found in the bushes, said a member of a vigilante group that has had some successes in repelling […]

A 23-year-old Nigerian singer has revealed that she is willing to offer her virginity to Boko Haram rebels in exchange for the 200-plus schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok in April. In a recent interview, Adokiye also revealed that the sexual bidding would need to come with a private jet for her mother. “Those little girls, where they […]

Nigerian security forces are investigating the mass kidnapping of more than 90 people — 60 women and girls and 31 schoolboys — from villages south of Maiduguri, the capital state of Borno. The kidnapping, suspected to be carried out by Boko Haram militants, occurred between Thursday and Saturday. The newest mass abduction comes just two […]

Heartbreaking news was delivered to the families of the 219 still-missing schoolgirls in Nigeria, when it was reported that Nigerian officials have wrapped up their investigation after little progress was made since the abduction occurred in April. According to Reuters, Brigadier General Ibrahim Sabo submitted the final report of the case on Friday. The report states […]

A suicide bomber detonated explosives at an outdoor World Cup screening site in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday night, killing 14 and injuring 26 people. Witnesses say a tricycle taxi was driven into the outdoor area in Damaturu, capital of Yobe state, before the explosion. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Boko Haram, the armed Islamic group […]

Boko Haram members are suspected of kidnapping 20 women from a settlement in northeast Nigeria near the town of Chibok. The gunmen, who are part of the same Islamic militant group that abducted more than 300 schoolgirls on April 15, arrived at noon Thursday in the Garkin Fulani settlement and forced the women to enter their vehicles […]