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  • Boko Haram: After 2 years, Chibok girls 'all well'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016 (one year ago)

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    CHIBOK, Nigeria (BP) -- Esther Yakubu has not seen her daughter Dorcas since Boko Haram kidnapped the girl with 275 classmates from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria two years ago, but Yakubu professes faith that the Lord is with her child.

    "I know that the angel of the Lord Almighty is with you, and He will continue to be with you wherever you are," Yakubu told the international Pathfinders Justice Initiative for women. "But I would like to advise you, wherever you are, please be strong in the Lord and He will see you through.... The Lord is your strength, and I have that hope in me that I will see you again and I will rejoice in the Lord Almighty." Read More

  • Repentant Boko Haram fighters offered rehab

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 08, 2016 (one year ago)

    ABUJA, Nigeria (BP) -- Boko Haram members who surrender to the Nigerian military and repent of their terrorism will be offered rehabilitation, life skills and reintegration into society through government training camps, a Nigerian Defense Headquarters (DHQ) spokesman told the BBC. Read More

  • Fulani herdsmen kill 300 Nigerian Christians

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, March 15, 2016 (2 years ago)

    BENUE, Nigeria (BP) -- Muslim Fulani herdsmen, believed to be buoyed by Boko Haram insurgents posing as the nomadic cattlemen, continue to occupy farmland in Benue state, Nigeria, two weeks after killing more than 300 Christian farmers there in a longstanding land dispute. Read More

  • Freed Boko Haram captives shunned, study shows

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Women and girls kidnapped and raped by Boko Haram jihadists are often rejected and ostracized in refugee camps and upon return to their communities and families, a new report released by UNICEF and International Alert reveals. Read More

  • Boko Haram burns children alive in Jan. raids

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, February 01, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (BP) -- Boko Haram killed more than 100 people in firebombs, shootings and suicide bombings in northeast Nigeria at the end of January, the most deadly attacks near Maiduguri where a survivor told the Associated Press he heard the cries of children burning alive inside their homes.

    At least 86 bodies had been collected by Jan. 31 in the attacks the previous day on Dalori Village and two nearby camps housing 25,000 refugees, where charred and bullet-ridden corpses littered the streets, survivors and soldiers told the AP. Read More

  • Boko Haram remains 'resilient' after deadline

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, January 06, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    BORNO, Nigeria (BP) -- Boko Haram reportedly remains a strong threat in northeastern Nigeria and neighboring countries despite Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's claim that military leaders have largely met his deadline to have defeated the group by the end of 2015. Read More

  • Boko Haram resumes village raids, destruction

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, December 03, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NORTHEAST NIGERIA (BP) -- Boko Haram has revived its once trademark hit-and-run raids on villages, killing at least eight people, kidnapping and displacing others, and burning homes in northeastern Nigeria and southeastern Niger villages Nov. 28-29, according to news reports. Read More

  • Boko Haram exceeds ISIS in terrorism deaths

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, November 20, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) –- Boko Haram has become the most deadly terrorist group in the world, killing more people in terrorist attacks in 2014 than ISIS, according to the 2015 Global Terrorism Index. Read More

  • Boko Haram suicide bombings widespread in Nigeria

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, October 21, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    NIGERIA (BP) -- Weather and logistics have slowed military progress against Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighboring countries. And suicide bombings that are increasingly commonplace may well continue regardless of military progress, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari told Al Jazeera English news.

    "It is known that Nigeria is the main battle ground, and we have ... Read More

  • Nigeria claims successes against Boko Haram

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, September 15, 2015 (2 years ago)

    ABUJA, Nigeria (BP) -- A new multination military offensive is causing Boko Haram to surrender "en masse," a Nigerian military official claimed Sept. 13, just as humanitarian aid groups said Boko Haram attacks were creating a major hunger crisis in the region.

    "The Nigerian Army in conjunction with the Nigerian Airforce and other security agencies will continue to devise and implement effective strategies to bring Boko ... Read More