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Nigeria’s Do-It-Yourself Boko Haram Busters

Vigilantes in the region where more than 270 schoolgirls were abducted may not be able to rescue them, but they’re the best line of defense so far …

British-born Boko Haram 'ringleader' was 'radicalised at UK university'

Aminu Sadiq Ogwuche, arrested on suspicion of carrying out bomb attacks in Nigeria, threatened to cut off hands of non-believers while living in Britain<p>A British-born "ringleader" of the Islamist group responsible for the kidnapping of hundreds of school girls in Nigeria was radicalised while …

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Nigeria abductions: How do you negotiate with Boko Haram?

<b>Can - and should - a deal be done with Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group in northern Nigeria that kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in April?</b><p>Their leader initially announced he would sell the girls into slavery and then offered to trade some of them for militants held in government …

Africa

West outlines plan to crack down on Boko Haram

The U.S. and its allies have agreed on a plan to crack down on Boko Haram after a summit in Paris in which leaders and intelligence officials from the U.S., Europe and Africa grappled with how to combat the Islamic extremist group that is holding 276 schoolgirls hostage and whose reach extends to …

'War on Boko Haram': African, Western nations unify in hunt for Nigerian girls

Nigeria and four neighboring countries will share intelligence and border surveillance in the hunt for more than 200 Nigerian girls still held by Boko Haram, and Western nations will provide technical expertise and training to the new regional African effort against the extreme Islamists.<p>The plan …

Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau: the Man Who Would Be Africa's Bin Laden

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau wants to be Africa's Osama Bin Laden, and has ratcheted up his anti-American rhetoric in an effort to spread his influence globally, according to a more-nuanced profile of him developed since he orchestrated the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls more …

Africa

Nigeria's Nobel Winner Wole Soyinka Blames Corrupt Political Elite Over Kidnapped Girls

I wanted President Goodluck Jonathan "to get off his butt and stop treating this episode in a perfunctory manner,” Nigeria's leading writer told BuzzFeed.<p>Wole Soyinka, Africa's first Nobel laureate for literature, blames government inaction and political corruption in Nigeria for the kidnapping of …

Bomb blast kills four in Nigeria

A bomb blast in the northern Nigerian city of Kano killed at least four people late Sunday, according to local police.<p>The blast occurred at a busy intersection in a predominantly Christian area of the city and left several cars burning, Kano police spokesman Rabilu Ringim told CNN.<p>Police cordoned …

500 Nigerian hunters with homemade weapons ready to rescue kidnapped girls

Traditional hunters armed with homemade guns, poisoned spears and amulets have gathered in their hundreds, eager to use their skills and what they believe to be supernatural powers to help find nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists.<p>Some 500 hunters, some as young as 18 and some in …

Sister of Boko Haram victim speaks - CNN Video

Too Many of Nigeria's Women Are Targets—Not Just the Kidnapped Girls

Boko Haram’s recent kidnappings of schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in Borno state, Nigeria, at least in its explosive aftermath, is reminiscent …

Africa

Nigerian soldier says army that would face Boko Haram is ill-equipped, underpaid

A Nigerian soldier has said that the army that would bear the primary burden of hunting down the Islamist group Boko Haram is ill-equipped to do so, and lacks the will to take on the group accused of kidnapping 276 schoolgirls last month.<p>The soldier made his claims anonymously to Sky News over the …

Nigeria

Boko Haram kidnappings are just the latest in horrific Nigerian attacks

For months, hundreds of penniless villagers have been arriving in Nigeria's capital with little more than their clothes and a few chickens. They leave behind a scorched land of destroyed churches and looted homes, now controlled by the Islamist extremists of Boko Haram.<p>The kidnapping of more than …

Africa

Anatomy of a Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Widow Rifatu Bila describes the moment her husband was shot dead by Boko Haram militants when they attacked the town of Ganye in eastern Nigeria<p>Boko Haram, the <b>Nigerian</b> Islamist group, has sprung to worldwide notoriety in recent weeks after its abduction of more than 220 schoolgirls from the …

Africa
Africa

Boko Haram victims tell stories of horror

The kidnapping of more than 270 schoolgirls by Boko Haram has captured international attention.<p>But hundreds of thousands of others been affected by attacks carried out by the armed group. Living in ca,ps, some of those displaced by the violence say the government is not doing enough to protect them.<p>…

15-year-old victim of Boko Haram takes her story to Capitol Hill

A little girl forced to watch as members of Boko Haram butchered her father and shot her brother showed true grit Wednesday when she recounted the details of her nightmare on Capitol Hill.<p>Deborah Peter, 15, told her story to members of the media before attending a House hearing where lawmakers …