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Abuses and disappearances mar Nigerian counter-insurgency campaign

12 October 2018 The army’s indiscriminate arrests risk bolstering the Boko Haram insurgency Hajja Gana last saw her son six years ago when soldiers took him away in an early morning raid in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, accusing him of being a Boko Haram terrorist. She has no idea whether he is alive or dead. Gana denies that her …

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Boko Haram landmines in Nigeria killed at least 162 in two years – study

24 September 2018 Charity warns of a new landmine crisis in north-east Nigeria as casualty rate rises Hundreds of people have been killed or maimed by landmines in north-east Nigeria, research shows. Mines laid by Boko Haram, the extremist group that has waged a deadly insurgency in the Lake Chad region, killed 162 people in two years and wounded 277 more, …

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Cholera outbreak in Nigeria’s northeast kills nearly 100

The United Nations says at least 97 people have died of cholera in northeastern Nigeria over the past two weeks. As well as the outbreak, the region is grappling with attacks by local militant group Boko Haram. A cholera outbreak in Nigeria’s northeast has killed dozens of people and led to hundreds of new infections, the United Nations said Saturday. …

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Nigeria: The fight against Boko Haram

As Nigeria’s army continues its offensive against Boko Haram extremists, France 24 reporters Catherine Norris-Trent and Jonathan Walsh travelled to the northeast of the country, still plagued by violence. For this special 26-minute documentary, they bring viewers rare eyewitness accounts from victims of the jihadist group, but also those who persecuted them. Security forces and ordinary citizens also speak out …

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The danger of a “better-behaved” Boko Haram

21 August 2018 Boko Haram, the Nigerian jihadist group infamous for its bombings and abductions, is undergoing something of a makeover. A key faction that has the backing of so-called Islamic State has renounced its old blood-soaked ways and is trying instead to win hearts and minds in a new strategic twist to a nine-year insurgency that has killed tens …

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Nigeria displaced return to ruin homes, fear violence

Thousands of people displaced by the armed group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria are returning home despite reports of new attacks. More than 30,000 left the relative safety of camps in Maiduguri to start rebuilding their lives. Although not all want to take the risk. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Maiduguri, Nigeria. Follow @naijiant

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Fishermen of Lake Chad cursed by Boko Haram conflict

11 August 2018 The fishermen of Lake Chad must sail in secret, forced to evade both Boko Haram jihadists and Nigeria’s military in a desperate dance that has strangled livelihoods and caused scarcity of a once-staple food. While in the past boats slid across the vast waters unhindered, sustaining a vibrant fishing industry in northeastern Nigeria, years of bloody Boko …

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