Articles Tagged with nigeria

Abducted Women Freed In Nigeria, Shot At Their Rescuers

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14: Two hundred and seventy Wellington school girls protest against the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls as they march to Parliament grounds on May 14, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand. Islamist militant group Boko Haram abducted around 200 schoolgirls last month as they sat for an exam near Cameroon in Nigeria. The Nigerian girls are currently being held hostage with reports suggesting the group will sell the girls. (Photo by Marty Melville/Getty Images)

Reports from Nigeria say that nearly 160 women and children who were abducted by Boko Haram extremists have been rescued. This news came one day after reports that around 200 children and 93 abducted women were also freed from the terrorist organization. While the news of abducted women being freed from Boko Haram is good,… Read more »

Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills 21 Near Chibok


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

boko haram levels baga

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

Boko Haram gunmen.

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

Nigeria Ebola-Free

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

Woman cries for ebola victim.

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

Boko Haram insurgents.

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 »