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  • Suspected Islamic militants abduct 100 female students from school in northeast Nigeria

    04/15/2014 11:15:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    AP ^ | ‎4‎/‎15‎/‎2014‎ | HARUNA UMAR
    Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, ... Islamic extremists have been abducting girls to use as cooks and sex slaves. Insurgents from the Boko Haram terrorist network are blamed for attacks that have killed more than 1,500 people this year alone. The group — whose name means "Western education is forbidden" — has targeted schools, mosques, churches, villages and agricultural centers in increasingly indiscriminate attacks. They have also made daring raids on military barracks and...
  • Nigerian Terror Group Boko Haram Designates U.S. As a Terror Target

    08/13/2013 11:58:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 8/13/13 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – The leader of the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram – which the State Department so far has refused to designate as a foreign terrorist organization – boasted Monday that it was now strong enough to “comfortably confront” the United States. Boko Haram is not only fighting the cause of Islam in Nigeria, Abubakar Shekau said in a video message, but also against the leaders of the U.S., France and all other countries that do not rule according to the teachings of the Qur’an, the Lagos Guardian daily reported
  • Bodies Pour In as Nigeria Hunts for Islamists

    05/08/2013 5:56:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 5/7/13 | Adam Nossiter
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A fresh load of battered corpses arrived, 29 of them in a routine delivery by the Nigerian military to the hospital morgue here. Past Coverage of Boko Haram in Nigeria Unexpectedly, three bodies started moving. “They were not properly shot,” recalled a security official here. “I had to call the J.T.F.” — the military’s joint task force — “and they gunned them down.” It was a rare oversight. Large numbers of bodies, sometimes more than 60 in a day, are being brought by the Nigerian military to the state hospital, according to government, health and security officials,...
  • Report: British Islamic Charity Accused of Funding Boko Haram Terrorists

    11/30/2012 11:46:46 AM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    gateway ^ | November 30, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    The Nigerian based Boko Haram Islamist group is responsible for over 900 deaths. Members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the 2011 Christmas day bomb blasts in Madalla, Niger State and Jos, the plateau state capital, that left 28 people dead... Now there is a report that a British Islamic charity is funding Boko Haram... The UK authorities are looking into an alleged possible link between a British charity organization and the Nigerian Boko Haram extremist Islamist group. The UK Charity Commission (CC) has confirmed, for the first time, that it is talking to different departments, regarding...
  • Nigeria Boko Haram commander Ibn Saleh Ibrahim 'killed'

    11/18/2012 6:56:06 AM PST · by csvset · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 November 2012 | Staff
    Nigeria's military has killed a top commander of militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, an army spokesman has said. Ibn Saleh Ibrahim was killed in an exchange of fire with six of his lieutenants, the spokesman added. An unknown number of civilians are said to have been killed in the crossfire, says a BBC reporter in Nigeria. Boko Haram, which has killed hundreds of people since 2009, has not commented on Mr Ibrahim's reported death. The group's founding leader, Mohammed Yusuf, was killed by security forces in July 2009. 'War hero' Boko Haram is now...
  • TOGO: Interior Minister calls for suspension of presidential election to avoid bloody conflict

    04/21/2005 11:55:23 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 270+ views
    [ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations] LOME, 22 Apr 2005 (IRIN) - The holding of presidential elections in Togo on Sunday is in doubt following a surprise call by the interior minister for the controversial poll to be suspended to prevent the West African country from degenerating into bloody conflict. Interior Minister Francois Boko told a late night press conference on Thursday that Togo was heading for a “suicidal electoral process” given the high levels of violence which have marked the campaign so far. Boko, who is in charge of internal security,...