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  • Soldiers defeat Islamic fighters in north Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — An officer and other witnesses say soldiers killed scores of Islamic extremists in a rare victory as the insurgents advanced on a town near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri. One officer said a feared Boko Haram commander was among some 200 militants killed in a...

  • People flee advancing Islamic militants in Nigeria

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Residents who feared for their lives and fled from Nigeria on Tuesday said that Boko Haram fighters are patrolling 50 kilometers (32 miles) of road between two of several towns the Islamic extremists have seized alongside northeast Nigeria's border with Cameroon. Mubi, the...

  • Islamic extremists grab towns in northeast Nigeria

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, has seized more towns along Nigeria's northeastern border with Cameroon and is adopting a strategy of encouraging civilians to stay, witnesses said Sunday, as the militants pursue their new aim to carve out an "Islamic...

  • Nigerian forces clash with Boko Haram fighters

    BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian military officials say they killed about 70 Boko Haram fighters when the Islamic extremists attacked the northeastern town of Bama Monday morning. The militants arrived Monday morning in armored tanks and trucks and tried to take over the town, said the...

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram claims it is Islamic Caliphate

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebel group, said it controls the northeastern city of Gwoza and has added it to an Islamic state that it claims it has established in Nigeria. Gwoza, in Borno state, is now part of its "Islamic Caliphate" asserted Boko Haram's...



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