Boko Haram

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Suspected Islamist attack frees hundreds of prisoners in Nigeria
Inmates on the run after gunmen armed with explosives attack prison near capital, Abuja

Emmanuel Akinwotu West Africa correspondent and Isaac Abrak in Abuja

06, Jul, 2022 @2:04 PM

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More than 160 passengers still missing from train attacked in Nigeria
Boko Haram and local bandits suspected to have bombed rail tracks in Kaduna as dozens remain unaccounted for

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

21, Apr, 2022 @6:32 PM

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‘If you run, you will die’: fear stalks Nigerian state as jihadists gain foothold
Niger state has been wracked by banditry for years. Now jihadists have moved in to communities just a few hundred miles from the capital, Abuja

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Gwada

08, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Delivering babies in a Nigerian camp: ‘I’ve had to use plastic bags as gloves’
After seeing a woman die in childbirth, Liyatu Ayuba stepped in and has now delivered 118 babies in a community cut off from public health services

Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

03, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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More than 200 children remain abducted in Nigeria amid ‘kidnap epidemic’
Schools in north of country have become prime targets for ‘bandits’ with 1,000 students taken this year

Emmanuel Akinwotu West Africa correspondent

10, Aug, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Isis-linked groups open up new fronts across sub-Saharan Africa
Military victories combined with new alliances and shifts in strategy reinforce militants’ position across much of continent

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

25, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Boko Haram leader killed on direct orders of Islamic State
Isis ordered death of Abubakar Shekau over concerns about indiscriminate targeting of ‘believers’

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

07, Jun, 2021 @9:01 AM

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Nigerian president’s vow to end violence lies in tatters as insurgencies grow
Analysis: jihadists regroup after Boko Haram ‘defeat’ in the north while secessionist forces grow in south-east

Emmanuel Akinwotu

24, May, 2021 @12:24 PM

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‘I had to find them’: kidnapped filmmaker Mellissa Fung on her mission to find the Boko Haram girls
After being abducted on assignment in Afghanistan, journalist Mellissa Fung shares an intense bond with teenage girls who were held captive by Boko Haram. Leah McLaren reports

Leah McLaren

23, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Rise of Isis means Boko Haram’s decline is no cause for celebration
Analysis: reported death of Boko Haram’s leader will increase the influence of Islamic State affiliates

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

22, May, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Isis-linked fighters in Nigeria cannot claim reward for Boko Haram leader, says US
State department had offered a $7m reward for Abubakar Shekau, believed killed or badly injured

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

21, May, 2021 @12:24 PM

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Boko Haram leader tried to kill himself during clash with rivals, officials claim
Abubakar Shekau dead or seriously wounded after clashes in forest, Nigerian authorities say

Jason Burke in Johannesburg and Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

20, May, 2021 @2:28 PM

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