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#Boko Haram

# boko-haram - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram freed

110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria were kidnapped just over a month ago.

# boko-haram - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'Some' girls kidnapped from school by Boko Haram freed by 'gallant officers'

“The rescued girls are now in the custody of the Nigerian Army.”

# boko-haram - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Chibok girl abducted by Boko Haram in 2014 rescued

News of the rescue comes after weeks of relentless attacks by Boko Haram in the northeast.

# boko-haram - Friday 29 December, 2017

Boko Haram used 135 children in 'perverse death missions' this year

Children in Nigeria and the Chad Basin are being viewed with increasing paranoia at checkpoints as they are thought to be the carriers of explosives.

# boko-haram - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

'The roof was blown off': At least 50 killed in suicide bombing at Nigerian mosque

“It was when the prayers were on that he set off his explosives,” a police spokesperson said.

# boko-haram - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'

People accused of supporting Boko Haram are being brutally tortured in Cameroon.

# boko-haram - Monday 8 May, 2017

Girls freed from Boko Haram will be cared for - Nigerian president

The president has promised to support their “education, health, security and general well-being”.

# boko-haram - Sunday 7 May, 2017

82 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have been released

They were exchanged for a number of Boko Haram fighters held by authorities in Nigeria.

# boko-haram - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

A military jet has mistakenly bombed a homeless camp in Nigeria

At least 52 people have been killed and another 120 injured.

# boko-haram - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Girls 'aged seven or eight' used as bombs in Nigerian market

“She headed toward the poultry sellers, and then detonated her explosives belt.”

# boko-haram - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Children are disappearing and starving to death in northeastern Nigeria

It’s now feared that studies which showed a drop in the number of Nigerian children at risk is actually caused by children disappearing.

# boko-haram - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Boko Haram leader 'fatally wounded' in army airstrike

The army said that three other key figures were also killed.

# boko-haram - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Boko Haram releases new video of abducted schoolgirls

The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in April 2014 provoked global outrage.

# boko-haram - Friday 20 May, 2016

Questions raised about Nigerian woman after claim she was among 219 kidnapped girls

A campaign group said today the 19-year-old was not on the list.

# boko-haram - Thursday 19 May, 2016

The second of the 219 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls has been found

Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman “has confirmed the rescue of another Chibok girl this evening”, a statement said.

# boko-haram - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

First of 219 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls found in the woods

The abductions in 2014 caused outrage in Nigeria and across the world.

# boko-haram - Monday 18 April, 2016

Irish-born UN Ambassador's motorcade hits and kills boy

A jeep in her motorcade hit the boy. She offered the boy’s family ‘profound condolences and our grief and heartbreak’.

# boko-haram - Thursday 14 April, 2016

Two years on, video appears to show schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram

More than 200 girls were abducted from a secondary school in Chibok on 14 April 2014.

# boko-haram - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Women disguised as men kill 22 people in mosque suicide bombing

A further 18 people sustained injuries in the blast.

# boko-haram - Thursday 3 December, 2015

'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'

A new report identifies that women and girls with disabilities are “a particularly at risk group for sexual violence” during humanitarian crises.

# boko-haram - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Two major bomb attacks leave more than 30 dead in two days

The number killed in the attack this evening is unclear at this time.

# boko-haram - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Woman gives birth on board migrant boat in the Mediterranean

The 25-year-old mother was making her way to Europe from Cameroon.

# boko-haram - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Six killed as 12-year-old girl used as a bomb

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bus park bombing but it bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram.

# boko-haram - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

300 rescued from Boko Haram, but none are the Chibok schoolgirls

200 abducted girls and 93 women was rescued after the Nigeria army attacked one of the group’s camps.

# boko-haram - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Empire State Building to turn red and purple for #BringBackOurGirls campaign

One year on, the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria are still missing

# boko-haram - Saturday 28 March, 2015

Boko Haram militants shoot Nigerian voters dead at polling stations

Militant group Boko Haram followed through on a warning to disrupt the process.

# boko-haram - Thursday 12 March, 2015

ISIS have accepted that 'pledge of allegiance' from Boko Haram

Security analysts say the pledge may only have propaganda value in the short term – but could lead to closer links.

# boko-haram - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Six die after young girl used as "suicide" bomber

Women have even been banned from attending markets due to this sort of attack.

# boko-haram - Friday 20 February, 2015

This map shows what Africa's deadliest terror group may be planning next

The group’s activities are shifting east and concentrating on border areas.

# boko-haram - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Boko Haram leader taunts African kings: "I challenge you to attack me now"

Hundreds are feared to have been killed in the group’s latest attacks.

# boko-haram - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Boko Haram kidnap 60 people, mostly women and children, in cross-border attack

The Islamist militants ‘burst into two villages and torched homes’.

# boko-haram - Thursday 15 January, 2015

These images show the devastation caused by Boko Haram

The group is believed to have killed as many as 2,000 people in the last weeks.

# boko-haram - Monday 12 January, 2015

"It is corpses everywhere": Survivors of Boko Haram attacks describe the horror they've seen

The militant group is responsible for the deaths of around 2,000 people.

Explainer: What is Boko Haram and why can't Nigeria stop them?

The group killed over 2,000 people last week.

# boko-haram - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Boko Haram use 10-year-old girl suicide bomber in attack outside market

Witnesses said the girl may not have known what exactly was strapped to her body under her hijab.

'Thousands' feared killed in Boko Haram terror attack

An Amnesty International statement said there were reports the town of Baga was razed and that as many as 2,000 people were killed.

# boko-haram - Friday 9 January, 2015

"I saw them kill my father, they slaughtered him like a ram"

Boko Haram killed as many as 2,000 in their latest attacks.

# boko-haram - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Boko Haram raze 16 towns, kill at least 100

The attack comes as President Goodluck Jonathan kicked off his campaign for re-election.

# boko-haram - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Islamic extremists Boko Haram have seized 40 men and boys

The attack occurred in the northeast of Nigeria on New Year’s Eve

# boko-haram - Monday 1 December, 2014

There was a 61% increase in terror attacks across the world in a single year

A new report has detailed incidents across the world.

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