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Nigerian Forces Arrest Local Boko Haram Commander

Posted May 11th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Security forces in Nigeria say they have arrested an operational commander for the Islamist militant sect Boko Haram. A VOA reporter says the man was arrested Friday in the northern city of Kano. Media reports from the area identify the man as Suleiman Mohammed, and say he was arrested along with his wife and five […]

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Nigerian Radical Sect Threatens Media Outlets

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Nigerian radical sect has purportedly threatened several domestic and international news organizations, including the Hausa service of Voice of America. The threats are contained in an 18-minute video posted to YouTube on Tuesday in the name of the Islamist group Boko Haram. The video shows a car bomb exploding in Abuja last Thursday outside […]

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Boko Haram Threatens Media in Nigeria

Posted May 1st, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian radical sect Boko Haram has purportedly threatened several domestic and international news organizations, including the Hausa service of Voice of America. The threats are contained in an 18-minute video posted to YouTube on Tuesday. The video shows a car bomb exploding in Abuja last Thursday outside an office of This Day, one of Nigeria’s […]

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Islamist Sect Threatens to Bring Down Nigerian Government

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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The purported leader of Nigeria’s violent Islamist sect Boko Haram says he will bring down the government of President Goodluck Jonathan within three months. The 14-minute video posted on social video network YouTube features a man identified as the group’s leader Abubakar Shekau, ridiculing President Jonathan’s promise two weeks ago that the security situation in […]

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Nigeria, Boko Haram in Indirect Talks for a Ceasefire

Posted March 16th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria is said to have opened ceasefire talks with with the shadowy Islamic sect Boko Haram, blamed for hundreds of deaths in bombings and shootings over the past 18 months. Political and diplomatic sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, say intermediaries are bringing messages between the government and militant leaders. Reports from Nigeria say Boko […]

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Attacks Claimed by Boko Haram

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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* July 2009 – Attacks and clashes in Bauchi and Maiduguri leave 800 people dead. * December 2010 – Bombings in central Nigeria and church attacks in the northeast kill 86 people. * June 16, 2011 – Car bomb kills two outside police headquarters in Abuja. * June 26, 2011 – Attack on a bar […]

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Nigeria Recaptures Top Suspect in Christmas Bombing

Posted February 10th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities have recaptured the top suspect in a Christmas day bombing that killed at least 37 people outside the capital, Abuja. Government officials say the State Security Service re-arrested Kabiru Sokoto on Friday in eastern Taraba state near the Cameroon border. Authorities say he has been flown to Abuja. Sokoto is believed to belong […]

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Nigeria Recaptures Top Suspect in Christmas Bombing

Posted February 10th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities have recaptured the top suspect in a Christmas day bombing that killed at least 37 people outside the capital, Abuja. Government officials say the State Security Service re-arrested Kabiru Sokoto on Friday in eastern Taraba state near the Cameroon border. Authorities say he has been flown to Abuja. Sokoto is believed to belong […]

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Nigeria Arrests Alleged Boko Haram Spokesman

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian secret police have arrested an alleged spokesman for Boko Haram, a militant group that has claimed responsibility for attacks that have killed hundreds of people over the past two years. Authorities said Wednesday they were questioning the suspect, who they say goes by the alias “Abu Qaqa.” “Abu Qaqa,” or someone using the name, […]

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Jonathan: Boko Haram Members in Nigerian Government

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says radical Islamist sect Boko Haram has infiltrated the government, complicating efforts to fight the group. At a speech Sunday in the capital, Abuja, Mr. Jonathan asserted that Boko Haram members are in the executive, parliamentary and judicial branches of government, and the armed forces. He said the situation is even […]

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