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  • Nigeria army 'kills 74 suspected Boko Haram fighters' in raid

    10/25/2013 8:24:52 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 35 replies
    excerpt- "The operations, which involved ground and aerial assault...led to the destruction of the identified terrorists camps, killing 74 suspected militants," area army spokesman Mohammed Dole said of the Thursday raid in Borno in the northeast, Boko Haram's stronghold. -excerpt- It followed a Monday assault on Boko Haram camps in another part of Borno, which the military said left 37 Islamists dead.
  • Violence Against Christians Moves Nigeria to No. 7 on List of Terror-Affected Nations

    12/08/2012 12:57:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 7, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    Boko Haram’s violent jihad against Christians in Nigeria pushed the West African country into seventh place in annual rankings of countries impacted by terrorism, lending weight to calls for the State Department to reconsider its decision not to designate the group as a “foreign terrorist organization.” Nigeria’s ranking in the latest Global Terrorism Index, released this week, marked a shift from 12th place a year earlier, from 16th place in 2008, and from 30th place in 2005. The top six countries this year are Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Yemen and Somalia. … Most recently, ten Christians were reported to have...
  • Nigeria's ex-Boko Haram spokesman Konduga jailed

    12/11/2011 11:06:12 PM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies · 1+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 6 December 2011 Last updated at 08:15 ET | n/a
    www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16052074 SNIPPET: "A Nigerian court has sentenced a former spokesman of the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram to three years in prison. Ali Sanda Umar Konduga was arrested last month with Nigerian senator Ali Ndume, who is accused of backing Boko Haram. The group has staged several attacks in Nigeria, including on the UN base and police headquarters in Abuja. Last week, a US Congressional report said Boko Haram was an "emerging threat" to the US and its interests. Nigeria's security services said Konduga spoke on behalf of Boko Haram, using the name Usman al-Zawahiri." SNIPPET: "Boko Haram means "Western...
  • Militants Attack Nigerian Police Stations ("African Taliban" kill six)

    09/22/2004 12:37:07 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 223+ views
    Associated Press | September 22, 2003
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Islamic militants fighting to create a Taliban-style state in northern Nigeria launched their first attacks since January, assaulting two police stations in the northeast and killing six people, police said Wednesday. At least 20 armed men attacked the two stations Monday night in Bama and Gwoarza - towns 25 miles apart in Borno state, said state police commissioner Ade Adekanye. Two civilians and four police officers, including the commander of the Bama station, were killed. In Gwoarza, assailants also took four civilians hostage, Adekanye said. Local vigilantes rushed to assist outnumbered policemen during the attack on...