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Nigeria Terrorism

How Exactly Do We Get Rid of Boko Haram?

The Root | Charles D. Ellison | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

The closer we get to Nigeria’s upcoming presidential elections, set to take place Feb. 14, the worse it gets as Boko Haram is emboldened. What start...

Boko Haram: The Nigerian Horror Show

Ozioma | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Ozioma

As this latest challenge continues to unfold, the real question is can Nigeria rely once more on the global community to re-ignite political, economic and social engagement that may lead to the development of strategies that create concrete solutions?

Boko Haram Seizes Towns In Northeast Nigeria

AP | IBRAHIM ABDULAZIZ and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, has seized more towns along Nigeria's northeastern border with Cameroon and is a...

Gunmen Torch Churches, Kill Scores In Nigeria

AP | By HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists sprayed gunfire at worshippers and torched four churches Sunday in a village just miles from the...

Extremists Are Evolving –- So Should We

Salmaa Elshanshory | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Salmaa Elshanshory

Counterterrorism is not working. Retaliatory military actions, condemnation by world leaders and by the general public on social media and censorship of terrorist organizations have all proven futile. It's time to try something new.

Islamists Kill 29 Students At Boarding School

Reuters | Joe Hemba | Posted 02.25.2014 | World

DAMATURU, Nigeria, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram stormed a boarding school in northeast Nigeria overnight and killed 29 pup...

HORRROR: 18 Killed By Gunmen In Nigeria Village Attack

AP | Posted 01.24.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Villagers say suspected Islamist extremists have attacked several farming settlements in Nigeria's northeast Borno state t...

Nigerian State Shutters Schools In Wake Of Brutal Attacks

AP | By HARUNA UMAR and WANDOO MAKURDI | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The governor of Nigeria's northeast Yobe state is ordering all schools closed to avoid attacks by Islamic militants who ha...

Italy Confirms 7 Hostages Killed In Nigeria

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 05.10.2013 | World

KANO, Nigeria — Radical Islamic fighters killed seven foreign hostages in Nigeria, European diplomats said Sunday, making it the worst such kidn...

Blast Kills 7 Outside Nigeria Police Headquarters

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A suicide bomber blew up his car just outside the police headquarters in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing ...

Nigeria Released Known Terror Suspects, One Now Detained In Connection With U.N. Bombing

AP | By JON GAMBRELL | Posted 11.06.2011 | World

By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria -- Nigeria released known terror suspects, including some affiliated with al-Qaida's north Africa b...

Nigerian Police Thwart Car Bombing

AP | AHMED SAKA | Posted 10.15.2011 | World

JOS, Nigeria — Nigerian officials said attackers on Monday stabbed eight people to death in a central region beset by religious and ethnic tensi...