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Bring back Nigeria's young and helpless - The Age
Posted On 05/19/2014 14:56:09 by lagosadmin
There were around 300 of them - schoolgirls who had come to a remote village secondary school to take their final exams. They were rounded up by men in uniform carrying guns, loaded into trucks and driven off. Around 50 girls managed to escape. The remainder are in captivity, and their abductors say they won't be released until their demands have been met. In all, more than 260 of the girls are still missing.[Finish Article ]... Read More



Nigerian villagers fight off attacks by Boko Haram - CNN
Posted On 05/18/2014 18:56:16 by lagosadmin
-- Residents of three villages in northeastern Nigeria took security into their own hands this week, repelling attacks by Boko Haram insurgents and killing more than 200 of them, residents and officials said. Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters stormed the villages of Menari, Tsangayari and Garawa in the ethnic Shuwa-dominated Kalabalge District on Tuesday. Boko Haram -- the group responsible for the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the same region -- was met with stiff resistance as locals... Read More



Nigeria villagers kill Boko Haram fighters - Aljazeera.com
Posted On 05/15/2014 00:56:07 by lagosadmin
In Kalabalge, a village about 250km from the Borno state capital of Maiduguri, residents said they were taking matters into their own hands because the Nigerian military was perceived as not doing enough to stem Boko Haram attacks. On Tuesday morning, after learning about an impending attack by fighters, locals ambushed two trucks with gunmen, according to local officials.[Finish Article ]... Read More



Nigeria may free Boko Haram Briton killer in school girl hostage swap -...
Posted On 05/14/2014 04:56:18 by lagosadmin
Al-Barnawi and Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader, were designed by the US as terrorists in June 2012. Other Boko Haram militants in Nigerian jails include Kabiru Sokoto, who was jailed for life with hard labour last year for masterminding the bombing of a church outside Abuja that killed 44 people on Christmas Day 2011.[Finish Article ]... Read More



Boko Haram kidnaps more children, kills villagers in Nigeria - New York...
Posted On 05/11/2014 21:56:35 by lagosadmin
News of the ongoing carnage came as a team of French intelligence experts landed in the country, joining American and British teams with hopes of rescuing 276 school girls kidnapped more than three weeks ago by the terrorist group. Details were murky on the latest child captives, taken Friday as Boko Haram converged on the town of Liman Kara on the Cameroon border, driving 3,000 people from their homes.[Finish Article ]... Read More



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