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Boko Haram kills 11 in military base attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/02/18, 10:52 am

ABUJA, Nigeria—Boko Haram militants attacked a military base in northeastern Nigeria on Thursday, killing 11 people, including two employees of the UN migration agency, the UN confirmed on Friday. The UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) said several militants armed with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades, and gun trucks stormed a military base in the town of Rann in Borno state. The casualties included four soldiers, four mobile police officers, and three humanitarian workers. IOM said two of the aid workers were field employees with the organization.

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Nigeria: 110 girls missing after Boko Haram attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/26/18, 10:15 am

ABUJA, Nigeria—The Nigerian government on Sunday confirmed 110 schoolgirls from Yobe state remain missing a week after Boko Haram militants stormed a town. The confirmation comes after multiple conflicting reports about the attack. Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the figure followed meetings with some of the girls’ families in the town of Dapchi. “The total register of the students that came to school that day was 906, but as at today, about 110 of them cannot be accounted for, and that is the situation,” he said. Boko Haram militants attacked Dapchi on Feb.

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Nigerian officials dispute rescue of kidnapped girls

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/23/18, 10:22 am

The government of Nigeria’s Yobe state on Thursday evening disputed claims that the Nigerian army rescued dozens of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants during an attack earlier this week. On Wednesday, state spokesman Abdullahi Bego reported the army rescued some of the students kidnapped Monday from the government girls secondary school in the village of Dapchi. “We have now established that the information we relied on to make the statement was not credible,” Bego said in a new statement. Officials have yet to confirm the actual number of girls still missing.

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