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Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills 21 Near Chibok

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Boko Haram militants have killed at least 21 people in attacks near the northern Nigerian village of Chibok close to where the rebels abducted more than 200 schoolgirls last year, according to reports, as the radical Islamist group steps up its violent campaign ahead of national elections. The group’s nearly six-year insurgency has ravaged wide… Read more »

Boko Haram: Archbishop Slams A Lack Of Assistance From The West

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Ignatius Kaigama, the Catholic Archbishop of Jos and one of Africa’s most senior church leaders, has slammed Western governments for ignoring the threat posed by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The Independent says that the Archbishop spoke as spoke as bodies lay strewn on the ground in Baga in north-east Nigeria, nine days after… Read more »

Boko Haram Continues Killing Spree — 15 Dead In Nigerian Town

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The killings carried out by the terrorist group Boko Haram have not slowed down. According to Reuters, gunmen suspected as Islamic militants opened fire on a Nigerian town in the northeastern part of the country. The Boko Haram attack killed at least 15 people, according to witness accounts from a security source. A survivor of… Read more »

Nigeria Declared Ebola-Free After 42 Days With No New Cases

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The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared Nigeria free of Ebola after the country passed the 42 day period without any new cases of the disease. According to Time, a period of 42 days is used because it is double the incubation period of Ebola. In order to officially be declared Ebola-free a country has… Read more »

Boko Haram Decapitates Pilot On Video

Boko Haram released a video this week depicting a decapitation.

ISIS is known for their violent videos depicting the decapitation of hostages. Boko Haram hasn’t been known to release that kind of video until recently. Boko Haram has committed a great many atrocities in Nigeria, but most of their videos have been more about spreading propaganda than showing their first hand brutality. On August 24,… Read more »

Ebola Breaks Out In Nigeria, Spreads Across Africa

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Ebola has spread beyond a contained group of caregivers treating a dying airline passenger in Africa, infecting two unexpected victims in Nigeria. According to ABC News, the Ebola virus has broken out across West Africa with 142 new record cases. This brings the total of Ebola infections to 2,615 with 1,427 dead from the disease,… Read more »

Boko Haram In Control Of Nigerian Riot Police Academy

Boko Haram has seized a riot police academy in Nigeria.

Boko Haram, Islamist militants in Africa, took over a police training academy in Gwoza, Nigeria this Wednesday. At first, authorities were unable to confirm the take-over, because communication with the school went down. A small number of trainees escaped and confirmed the suspicions. The Boko Haram militants arrived in several armored vehicles and on dozens… Read more »

Boko Haram Kills 10 In Nigeria

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A group of gunmen suspected to be part of the terrorist group Boko Haram has killed 10 people in Nigeria fleeing their homes from insurgent attacks. According to Yahoo News, witnesses observed Boko Haram hunting the victims down in a nearby village. Boko Haram raided the village Krenuwa last month, killing 7 people and causing… Read more »

85 Boko Haram Hostages Rescued During Routine Stop In Chad

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Boko Haram, a militant Islamist group in Nigeria, has been causing havoc in Africa through a wave of terrorism that has disgusted the entire world. The Boko Haram goal is to overthrow government in order to create an Islamic state. Sources indicate that the Boko Haram terrorist group has already killed approximately 2,000 people and… Read more »

Most Deadly Ebola Outbreak Ever Reaches Lagos, Nigeria

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With the death of a Liberian man in Lagos, the death toll has finally reached Nigeria in what has been described as the most deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the recorded history of mankind. Onyebuchi Chukwu, the country’s health minister, told Reuters that a 40-year-old consultant for the Liberian Finance Ministry named Patrick Sawyer collapsed… Read more »

Islamic Terrorists Attack Church, Murder Dozens In Nigeria

Islamic militants attacked Christians in several Nigerian villages today.

Islamic terrorists in Nigeria have killed dozens of Christian worshippers and burned at least four churches to the ground this Sunday morning as Christians gathered to worship. The attacks took place in villages near the location where Boko Haram recently kidnapped hundreds of Christian girls and threatened to sell them into slavery. Attacks by Islamic… Read more »