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Report: Boko Haram leader in Nigeria may be dead

ABUJA, Nigeria, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau may have died in a recent firefight with Nigerian security forces, an army spokesman says.

Ban on cellphones contributed to deaths in attack on Nigerian school

ABUJA, Nigeria, July 8 (UPI) -- The military's ban on cellphones in northern Nigeria contributed to the high number of students killed in an attack on a school, a public affairs analyst says.
Nigeria bans satellite phones after weekend attacks

Nigeria bans satellite phones after weekend attacks

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 20 (UPI) -- A Nigerian military official says satellite phones have been banned in the northern state of Borno after the devices were allegedly used to plan recent attacks.

Boko Haram blamed for Nigerian attacks

ABUJA, Nigeria, May 8 (UPI) -- Suspected Bob Haram members were dressed in military uniforms when they attacked a northeastern town, an army spokesman said Wednesday

Boko Haram threatens Joint Task Force

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, March 20 (UPI) -- The leader of Boko Haram said the Islamic sect will not release its French hostages until detained women and children from its members' families are freed.

Nigeria claims success against Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, March 10 (UPI) -- Nigeria said it won a lopsided victory against the Boko Haram rebels in a series of operations in Borno state.

Nigerian forces raid 2 Boko Haram camps

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Nigerian military officials said Joint Task Force troops killed 17 militants during raids on two Boko Haram Islamist group training camps.

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Nigeria: Fighting kills militants, soldier

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Fighting between Nigerian government forces and the Boko Haram in the country's restive north killed 13 suspected militants and one soldier, officials said.

Boko Haram commander killed by soldiers

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Nigerian military forces say they have shot and killed a Boko Haram commander in a joint operation in three districts of the northern city of Maiduguri.

Toll now 24 in Nigerian village attack

DOGON DAWA, Nigeria, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The death toll was raised to 24 in an attack, apparently by armed robbers, in a village in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, authorities said Monday.

Nigerian army kills 7 in Boko Haram clash

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Several members of an Islamist terrorist group were killed and 13 were arrested in a clash with Nigerian government troops, authorities said.

Mosque suicide bomber kills 5, injures 6

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, July 14 (UPI) -- A suicide bomb attack at a mosque in Nigeria left at least five people dead and six others injured, officials said.

Cease-fire ends in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A 4-month-old cease-fire in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta ended Saturday with the military and the main militant group blaming each other for firing first.

Nigeria denies hostage rescue claims

LAGOS, Nigeria, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The Nigerian military says there was no alleged failed rescue attempt of British hostages being held by Niger Delta rebels.
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