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Suspected BOKO HARAM ATTACK On Nigerian Funeral Procession



Suspected Boko Haram Attack On Nigerian Funeral Procession Kills At Least 60 People


https://www.npr.org/2019/07/29/746219295/suspected-boko-haram-attack-on-nigerian-funeral-procession-kills-at-least-60-peo

More than 60 people were killed when armed men attacked a funeral procession Saturday in northeast Nigeria, according to Nigerian state media. The country's president has vowed to hunt down the perpetrators, widely suspected to be Boko Haram militants.

The jihadist group has been waging an insurgency in Nigeria and surrounding West African countries for a decade, killing tens of thousands of people and displacing about 2.4 million others.

The chairman of the local government council, Muhammad Bulama, told the state news agency that insurgents had recently attacked this same community, Badu village, but the residents effectively fought back.

"The villagers resisted the attack, killed 11 insurgents and recovered 10 AK-47 rifles in the encounter," Bulama said.

Saturday's attack appears to have been a reprisal, he added...


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Ashes smolder on the ground in the northeast Nigerian village of Budu on Sunday, after an attack this weekend by suspected Boko Haram fighters on a funeral procession left 60 people dead.

Audu Marte /AFP/Getty Images

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-30/nigeria-says-boko-haram-defeated-but-new-groups-conduct-attacks

Nigeria Says Boko Haram Defeated, But New Groups Conduct Attacks

The Islamic militant group Boko Haram, which has killed tens of thousands of people over more than a decade, has largely been defeated in Nigeria, but attacks are now being perpetrated by other terrorist groups, the nation’s presidency said.

“What we have now is a mixture of the remnants of Boko Haram, fugitive criminals, and the Islam in Maghreb” working together with West African terrorists, the Abuja-based presidency said in an emailed statement Tuesday. “This is a fallout of the collapse of the Libyan state, and from farther away, of the Islamic State in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. They are taking advantage of our porous Sahelian borders.” (more)

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There is also the conflict between the northern nomadic mostly Islamic people and the southern farmers who are mostly Christian. The violence on this issue has killed more than 3600 people since 2016. Indeed according to Amnesty International, more people were killed on this issue than as a result of Boko Haram insurgencies in 2018.

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Outside of the insurgency, this is a land use issue. Since 1975 open grazing land in Nigeria's middle belt has reduced by 1/3rd whilst farmland has increased threefold. Anti-grazing laws have increased tensions.

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Reply #3 posted 07/31/19 7:55am

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Why post this? WE live in America dude.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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IanRG said:

There is also the conflict between the northern nomadic mostly Islamic people and the southern farmers who are mostly Christian. The violence on this issue has killed more than 3600 people since 2016. Indeed according to Amnesty International, more people were killed on this issue than as a result of Boko Haram insurgencies in 2018.

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Outside of the insurgency, this is a land use issue. Since 1975 open grazing land in Nigeria's middle belt has reduced by 1/3rd whilst farmland has increased threefold. Anti-grazing laws have increased tensions.



sad So is this a "cleansing" of Christians in the region?

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December 28, 2014 – Boko Haram attacks village in Cameroon leaving 30 dead .

January 8, 2015 – 2015 Baga massacre. Boko Haram attacks town of Baga in northern Nigeria killing at least 200 people. Another 2000 are unaccounted for. .

June 26-30, 2015 - Boko Haram kills at least 200 people as they gun down and bomb villages, mosques, and other public space. .

August 28-30, 2015 - Boko Haram members massacre 79 people in 3 different Nigerian villages. 68 alone were killed in the village of Baanu. .

September 10, 2015 - Explosion at a refugee camp for people fleeing Boko Haram kills at least 2. . October 1, 2015 – Multiple suicide bombings by Boko Haram in North-East Nigeria killed 14 people (including the bombers) and injured 39. .

October 10, 2015 – Multiple suicide bombings in Chad killed 33 people and injured 51. The attack is believed to be the work of Boko Haram. .

October 22, 2015 – 20 people were killed in the northeast state of Borno, Nigeria in a Boko Haram attack. .

November 17, 2015 – A suicide attack at a market in Yola killed more than 30 people and hospitalised more than 80. The attack is thought to be the work of Boko Haram. .

November 18, 2015 – Two explosions rock a phone market in Kano killing at least 15 people and injuring more than 100. Boko Haram is suspected to be behind it. .

November 21, 2015 – Suicide bombers affiliated with Boko Haram kill at least 10 in northern Cameroon. .

November 25, 2015 – Boko Haram invades a village and shoots indiscriminately residents and also fire rockets, killing 18. .

November 27, 2015 – 21 killed in Boko Haram suicide attack on a Shia procession in Nigeria . December 5, 2015 – Four female suicide bombers from the militant Islamist group Boko Haram attacked the Chadian island of Koulfoua on Lake Chad, killing at least 15 people and injuring 130. ...more to come

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That group is a horrible piece of shit. Makes you wonder who else is backing them. Can’t wait until they’re all caught and punished. I’m so tired of all these massacres worldwide. People fighting each other over religion or race.
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Cameroon December 28, 2014 – Boko Haram attacks village in Cameroon leaving 30 dead . January 8, 2015 – 2015 Baga massacre. Boko Haram attacks town of Baga in northern Nigeria killing at least 200 people. Another 2000 are unaccounted for. . June 26-30, 2015 - Boko Haram kills at least 200 people as they gun down and bomb villages, mosques, and other public space. . August 28-30, 2015 - Boko Haram members massacre 79 people in 3 different Nigerian villages. 68 alone were killed in the village of Baanu. . September 10, 2015 - Explosion at a refugee camp for people fleeing Boko Haram kills at least 2. . October 1, 2015 – Multiple suicide bombings by Boko Haram in North-East Nigeria killed 14 people (including the bombers) and injured 39. . October 10, 2015 – Multiple suicide bombings in Chad killed 33 people and injured 51. The attack is believed to be the work of Boko Haram. . October 22, 2015 – 20 people were killed in the northeast state of Borno, Nigeria in a Boko Haram attack. . November 17, 2015 – A suicide attack at a market in Yola killed more than 30 people and hospitalised more than 80. The attack is thought to be the work of Boko Haram. . November 18, 2015 – Two explosions rock a phone market in Kano killing at least 15 people and injuring more than 100. Boko Haram is suspected to be behind it. . November 21, 2015 – Suicide bombers affiliated with Boko Haram kill at least 10 in northern Cameroon. . November 25, 2015 – Boko Haram invades a village and shoots indiscriminately residents and also fire rockets, killing 18. . November 27, 2015 – 21 killed in Boko Haram suicide attack on a Shia procession in Nigeria . December 5, 2015 – Four female suicide bombers from the militant Islamist group Boko Haram attacked the Chadian island of Koulfoua on Lake Chad, killing at least 15 people and injuring 130. ...more to come


They are also known to regularly raid schools, killing or kidnapping hundreds of students, like the 270 girls in Chibok in 2014, 112 of whom are still missing. https://en.wikipedia.org/...kidnapping

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DiminutiveRocker said:

IanRG said:

There is also the conflict between the northern nomadic mostly Islamic people and the southern farmers who are mostly Christian. The violence on this issue has killed more than 3600 people since 2016. Indeed according to Amnesty International, more people were killed on this issue than as a result of Boko Haram insurgencies in 2018.

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Outside of the insurgency, this is a land use issue. Since 1975 open grazing land in Nigeria's middle belt has reduced by 1/3rd whilst farmland has increased threefold. Anti-grazing laws have increased tensions.



sad So is this a "cleansing" of Christians in the region?


https://onenewsnow.com/persecution/2016/09/27/nigeria-downplaying-boko-haram-target-of-christians

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

...Although the Nigerian government has recorded notable military victories over Boko Haram recently and the Islamic terrorist group has killed more Muslims than Christians to date, there's a growing concern that Boko Haram's strategy has shifted once again towards the destruction of Christians in Nigeria...


There are 2.5 million people of various religions displaced by all of this.
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2elijah said:

That group is a horrible piece of shit. Makes you wonder who else is backing them. Can’t wait until they’re all caught and punished. I’m so tired of all these massacres worldwide. People fighting each other over religion or race. [Edited 7/31/19 10:23am]



Good question, 2E - do we know who is backing them?

"Families are torn apart, men women and children are separated. Children come home from school to find their parents have gone missing." - Anne Frank
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poppys said:

DiminutiveRocker said:



sad So is this a "cleansing" of Christians in the region?


https://onenewsnow.com/persecution/2016/09/27/nigeria-downplaying-boko-haram-target-of-christians

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

...Although the Nigerian government has recorded notable military victories over Boko Haram recently and the Islamic terrorist group has killed more Muslims than Christians to date, there's a growing concern that Boko Haram's strategy has shifted once again towards the destruction of Christians in Nigeria...


There are 2.5 million people of various religions displaced by all of this.


mad how is this still happening in 2019 on a world stage in real time? Did humanity learn nothing in the last 75 years?! WHO is backing this terrorist group!







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DiminutiveRocker said:

IanRG said:

There is also the conflict between the northern nomadic mostly Islamic people and the southern farmers who are mostly Christian. The violence on this issue has killed more than 3600 people since 2016. Indeed according to Amnesty International, more people were killed on this issue than as a result of Boko Haram insurgencies in 2018.

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Outside of the insurgency, this is a land use issue. Since 1975 open grazing land in Nigeria's middle belt has reduced by 1/3rd whilst farmland has increased threefold. Anti-grazing laws have increased tensions.



sad So is this a "cleansing" of Christians in the region?

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No it is struggle between two different ways of life: The nomadic herder with shrinking open grazing lands and the stationary farmer in a country with a rapidly growing population that needs to lock up more land for farming. Their religions are just an indication that this is also a cultural divide between the two sets of people. Boko Haram is using this for for their own benefits: whilst it is targeting the Christians, it is also targeting the Muslims resisting them.

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2elijah said:


That group is a horrible piece of shit. Makes you wonder who else is backing them. Can’t wait until they’re all caught and punished. I’m so tired of all these massacres worldwide. People fighting each other over religion or race. [Edited 7/31/19 10:23am]



Good question, 2E - do we know who is backing them?



According to Ianrg, it’s a land issue between nomadic herders and farmers, and it seems Boko Haram is using it to their advantage.
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2elijah said:

DiminutiveRocker said:



Good question, 2E - do we know who is backing them?

According to Ianrg, it’s a land issue between nomadic herders and farmers, and it seems Boko Haram is using it to their advantage. [Edited 8/3/19 12:17pm]

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It is a complex situation that cannot be reduced to a simple us or them. There are cultural, religious, economic. popuation growth, land use issues. There is the divide between the country where the top poorer half is under Sharia law and the bottom growing half is not. The backing comes from extremist Sunni support networks like ISIS and from within. The tactic of kidnapping and "educating" and marrying is because the Boko Haram insurgents can be attractive to people in Nigeria - I read an anecdotal account of a woman who was so proud of her new husband because he rich and Arab.

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IanRG said:



2elijah said:


DiminutiveRocker said:




Good question, 2E - do we know who is backing them?



According to Ianrg, it’s a land issue between nomadic herders and farmers, and it seems Boko Haram is using it to their advantage. [Edited 8/3/19 12:17pm]

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It is a complex situation that cannot be reduced to a simple us or them. There are cultural, religious, economic. popuation growth, land use issues. There is the divide between the country where the top poorer half is under Sharia law and the bottom growing half is not. The backing comes from extremist Sunni support networks like ISIS and from within. The tactic of kidnapping and "educating" and marrying is because the Boko Haram insurgents can be attractive to people in Nigeria - I read an anecdotal account of a woman who was so proud of her new husband because he rich and Arab.


That is just sad. I figured it had to someone or an organization behind it with some power. Prayers for those who are in the crossroads of this horrible situation.
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Anti-Christian carnage in Nigeria could be global security nightmare

https://cruxnow.com/news-...nightmare/

'Nigeria is not the Middle East - Christians aren’t a tiny minority, they’re at least half of Africa’s most populous nation of 200 million, and their patience can’t be expected to be infinite. If Christians in Nigeria were ever to decide to take the fight to the enemy, the resulting violence could make the Christian/Muslim carnage in the nearby Central Africa Republic, which left thousands dead and produced almost a million refugees and displaced persons, seem a mere spat.

Overall, the Jubilee Campaign, which advocates for religious freedom worldwide, recently submitted a report to the International Criminal Court claiming that Fulani assaults on Christian farming communities in Nigeria meet the international standard for a “genocide.” Their data claim that 52 such attacks took place between the beginning of 2019 and mid-June. The Nigerian-based civil society group International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law asserts that some 2,400 Christians were killed by the Fulani in 2018 alone.

The Fulani-driven violence is often described as not “religious” or “sectarian”, because it also involves a decades-old land use conflict between herders and farmers. However, Sister Monica Chikwe of the Hospitaler Sisters of Mercy recently told me during a Rome conference on anti-Christian persecution that it’s tough to tell Nigerian Christians this isn’t a religious conflict since what they see are Fulani fighters clad entirely in black, chanting “Allu Akhbar!” and screaming “Death to Christians!”


So far, Nigeria largely has been spared a larger eruption in part because of the leadership of Christian clergy, who generally preach non-violent resistance. It’s unclear, however, how much longer that philosophy can hold up if the violence continues unabated and the perception is that government authorities are unable, or unwilling, to do anything about it.


Nigeria is an emerging African superpower, it’s the largest oil producer in Africa with proven reserves of 37 million barrels (10th-largest in the world), and it’s also the country with the world’s largest mixed Muslim/Christian population. If things go bad, the consequences won’t be confined to Nigeria’s borders, but could spark economic, military and cultural upheaval around the world.

Sooner or later, the international community will be forced to recognize that the fate of Nigeria’s Christian population isn’t just a human rights issue - though it’s certainly that - but also a major global security concern.'

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Boko Haram Fast Facts

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Updated 3:51 PM ET, Tue July 30, 2019

https://www.cnn.com/2014/...index.html

(CNN)Here's a look at Boko Haram, a militant Islamic group working out of Nigeria, whose purpose is to institute Sharia, or Islamic law.Facts:
In the local Hausa dialect, Boko Haram means "Western education is forbidden."

The group also refers to itself as Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati Wal-Jihad, meaning "People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad."

Boko Haram militants mainly inhabit areas in the northern states of Nigeria, specifically Yobe, Kano, Bauchi, Borno and Kaduna.

Originally, Boko Haram was referred to locally as the Nigerian Taliban because of their religious similarities to the Taliban.

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Boko Haram does not engage in Nigeria's political system out of an adherence to a fundamentalist form of Islam, which forbids participation unless the system is based on Sharia, or Islamic law.

Timeline:
2002 - The group, which may have existed since the late 1990s, organizes under the Muslim cleric Mohammed Yusuf. It is centered in Maiduguri, the capital of the northeastern state of Borno.

December 2003 - The first known attack by Boko Haram includes roughly 200 militants, who attack multiple police stations in the state of Yobe, near the Niger border.

July 2009 - The Boko Haram uprising begins in Bauchi and spreads to the states of Borno, Kano and Yobe. The militant group kills scores of police officers. A joint military task force responds, leaving more than 700 Boko Haram members dead and its operational mosque destroyed. The uprising ends when police capture Yusuf. His deputy, Abubakar Shekau, reportedly dies in the uprising. Yusuf later dies in police custody. Police say he is shot during an attempted escape, but Boko Haram claims it is an extrajudicial execution.

July 2010 - Boko Haram releases a video statement in which Yusuf's deputy who allegedly died the previous year, Shekau, claims to be the leader of the group.

September 7, 2010 - In the state of Bauchi, 50 Boko Haram militants attack a prison, killing five people and releasing more than 700 inmates.

May 29, 2011 - The day of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's inauguration, Boko Haram detonates three IEDs near a military barracks in the city of Bauchi. At least 10 people die in the attack.

August 26, 2011 - Boko Haram attacks the United Nations compound in Abuja. A car bomb kills 23 people and injures more than 75 others.

November 4, 2011 - More than 100 people die in multiple attacks in Yobo, Damaturu and Borno states. Boko Haram militants utilize IEDs and vehicle-borne IEDs to target security forces and their offices, markets and 11 churches.

January 2012 - A newly formed splinter group, known as Ansaru, announces Abu Usmatul Al-Ansari as its leader.

January 20, 2012 - More than 200 people are killed when Boko Haram launches coordinated attacks targeting police, military, a prison and other targets in the city of Kano in Kano State.

February 19, 2013 - Militants alleging to be Boko Haram kidnap a French family of seven in a national park in northern Cameroon; however, the affiliation with Boko Haram cannot be verified. The family is later released.

April 2013 - Jonathan states he has appointed a team to explore the possibility of amnesty for Islamist militants. Shekau responds in an audio statement: "Surprisingly the Nigerian government is talking about granting us amnesty. What wrong have we done? On the contrary, it is we that should grant you pardon."

April 19, 2013 - Boko Haram battles with multinational security forces from Niger, Nigeria and Chad in the city of Baga in Borno State, leaving nearly 200 people dead, including many civilians. Shekau releases a video in May saying Boko Haram is not responsible for the civilian deaths.

June 4, 2013 - Jonathan approves the proscription of Boko Haram and splinter group Ansaru as terrorist organizations.

June 2013 - Boko Haram targets churches in various states on three Sundays in a row, leaving more than 50 people dead.

August 14, 2013 - The Ministry of Defence announces the death of Boko Haram's second-in-command, Momodu Baba (known as Abu Saad).

August 19, 2013 - Nigeria's chief army spokesperson claims Shekau may have died after an attack on June 30, but the claim is never verified.

September 17, 2013 - Boko Haram gunmen dress in military uniforms and stage a fake checkpoint near Benisheik in Borno, burning vehicles and executing travelers, leaving at least 143 people dead.

September 25, 2013 - A man claiming to be Shekau appears in a video and says that he is alive and well. However, his identity is not verified.

November 13, 2013 - The US State Department adds Boko Haram and Ansaru to its list of terrorist organizations.

April 14, 2014 - Boko Haram militants kidnap approximately 276 teenage girls from a boarding school in Chibok in Borno. Officials say some of the girls were able to escape. The kidnapping sparks global outrage and a #BringBackOurGirls campaign on social media.

May 5, 2014 - In a video statement, a man claiming to be Shekau says, "I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah...there is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. I sell women."

May 13, 2014 - Hundreds of Boko Haram militants storm three villages in the state of Borno. Villagers resist, killing more than 200 Boko Haram fighters.

May 20, 2014 - Twin blasts in the city of Jos kill 118 people at a market. Nigerian authorities describe the blasts as "terrorist activities" but decline to speculate on who might be responsible.

May 21, 2014 - The White House announces that the United States has sent 80 troops to Chad to help search for the kidnapped schoolgirls.

May 22, 2014 - The UN Security Council adds Boko Haram to its sanctions list.

June 3-4, 2014 - Hundreds of people are killed in raids by Boko Haram militants in the state of Borno, with some sources putting the death toll at 400 to 500.

June 7-8, 2014 - Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap at least 20 young women over a weekend in the northeastern Nigeria village of Garkin Fulani, eight kilometers from a town where more than 200 schoolgirls were taken nearly two months earlier.

June 18-22, 2014 - Boko Haram militants hold the village of Kummabza in Borno state hostage for four days. They abduct more than 60 females, including children, and kill 30 men in the raid.

July 7, 2014 - Sources say at least 57 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram last month from the Kummabza village have escaped from their captors and returned to their village. Boko Haram is still believed to be holding about 200 schoolgirls abducted April 14 from a boarding school in the town of Chibok.

July 17-20, 2014 - Boko Haram raids the Nigerian town of Damboa. By the time the raid ends, 66 residents have been killed and more than 15,000 have fled.

October 16, 2014 - The Nigerian government announces it has reached a ceasefire agreement with the Islamist terror group that includes the promised release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.

November 1, 2014 - In a video, the group's leader denies the Nigerian government's claim of a ceasefire.

January 3, 2015 - A multi-day raid begins, where hundreds of Boko Haram gunmen seize the town of Baga and neighboring villages in northern Nigeria, as well as a multinational military base, leaving bodies scattered everywhere and as many as 2,000 people feared dead.

March 2, 2015 - Boko Haram releases a video showing the apparent beheadings of two men they suspected of being spies.

March 7, 2015 - In an audio message purportedly from Shekau, Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISIS, the Islamic militant group which controls areas of Iraq and Syria. The affiliate is named "Wilayat Gharb Afriqiyya" or "Wilayat Gharb Afriqiyyah," which means the Islamic State of West Africa.

March 12, 2015 - In an audio message purportedly from an ISIS spokesman, the group announces that the caliphate has expanded to western Africa and that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has accepted Boko Haram's pledge of allegiance. On the same day, ISIS blows up the Iraqi army headquarters north of Ramadi, killing at least 40 Iraqi soldiers.

April 25-26, 2015 - The decomposed corpses of at least 400 men, women and children are found in shallow, mass graves and on the streets of Damasak in northeastern Nigeria. Due to a joint Nigerian-Chadian military operation, the town has recently been freed of Boko Haram, which seized the town in November.

April 28-April 30, 2015 - Nigerian troops rescue about 450 women and girls in the Sambisa Forest during a military operation centered around destroying Boko Haram camps and rescuing civilians. According to the military, none of those rescued have been identified as the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped last April.

July 1, 2015 - Boko Haram militants raid three villages in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, killing at least 145 people, according to witnesses.

September 3, 2015 - An estimated 30 people are dead and 145 injured after Boko Haram militants attack a crowded market in Kerawa, Cameroon, and an infirmary near a Cameroonian military camp, according to Cameroonian military spokesman Col. Didier Badjeck.

September 23, 2015 - Two hundred forty-one women and children are rescued and 43 Boko Haram militants are arrested after the Nigerian military raids camps run by the terrorist group in two villages.

February 2016 - Militants from Boko Haram attack two villages in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 30 people. In another attack, two female suicide bombers kill 58 people at a Nigerian refugee camp for villagers fleeing terrorism. A suspect in the attack on the camp tells officers that she and the two suicide bombers were dispatched by Boko Haram.

April 14, 2016 - CNN posts a video of some of the teenage girls abducted from Chibok that was sent to negotiators by their captors as a "proof of life."

May 17, 2016 - Amina Ali Nkeki, one of more than 200 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, is the first to be freed after two years in captivity. Nigeria's army says she was rescued by army troops, but a witness tells CNN the girl wandered out of the Sambisa Forest in the northeast of the country along with her child and a man.

August 3, 2016 - ISIS publication al-Naba says that Sheikh Abu Musab al-Barnawi is the new leader of Boko Haram. A Boko Haram insider confirms to CNN that Barnawi, the son of the group's founder -- who was killed by Nigerian security forces in 2009 -- is in fact the new leader.

August 14, 2016 - Boko Haram releases a video of some of the girls kidnapped in April 2014 and demands the release of Boko Haram fighters in exchange for the girls.

October 13, 2016 - Boko Haram militants hand over 21 Chibok schoolgirls to authorities after a series of negotiations with the Nigerian government. It's the first mass release of any of the more than 200 girls and women kidnapped from their school in April 2014.

November 5, 2016 - A Chibok schoolgirl carrying her 10-month-old son is found by the Nigerian army.

January 5, 2017 - The Nigerian army says another missing Chibok girl and her 6-month old baby have been located during an operation to arrest suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

January 17, 2017 - Scores of people are killed when a Nigerian fighter jet mistakenly bombs a camp for the internally displaced during an operation in Rann against Boko Haram militants, according to Nigerian officials and the Red Cross. The Nigerian government provides no official death toll, but humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders says "about 90" people died.

May 6, 2017 - Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls are released after negotiations between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government.

February 19, 2018 - A faction of Boko Haram raids the Government Girls Science and Technical College in the northeast Nigerian town of Dapchi, kidnapping 110 students of the college.

February 19, 2018 - A Justice Ministry statement says that a Nigerian high court has convicted 205 Boko Haram suspects for their involvement with the insurgent group, and the suspects were sentenced to jail terms ranging from three to 60 years. The court also freed 526 suspects, including minors, for lack of evidence and ordered they be sent to their state governments for "proper rehabilitation."

March 1, 2018 - Boko Haram militants attack a displacement camp in Rann, Borno State, killing at least three Nigerian aid workers and injuring three others. Three International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) aid workers are abducted in the attack. On September 17, the ICRC says abducted aid worker Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, 25, has been killed. Abducted midwife Hauwa Mohammed Liman is executed after a deadline for negotiations expires, the Nigerian government says on October 16.

March 21, 2018 - Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed says 104 of the girls abducted from their boarding school on February 19 have been released and returned to their hometown of Dapchi. Six of the Dapchi schoolgirls are still missing. Mohammed also later clarifies that two others who were kidnapped, "who are not students of the college -- a primary school boy who came to the school to sell pure water and another primary school girl," were released as well.

April 13, 2018 - UNICEF says Boko Haram has kidnapped more than 1,000 children in northeastern Nigeria since 2013.

May 7, 2018 - The Nigerian army says it has rescued more than 1,000 Boko Haram captives -- mainly women and children, as well as some young men who had been forced to become Boko Haram fighters -- in Borno state. The operation, which was conducted in conjunction with Cameroonian and Nigerian troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), rescued the hostages from Malamkari, Amchaka, Walasa and Gora villages of the Bama Local Government Area.

May 24, 2018 - Amnesty International releases a report claiming women and girls who have fled Boko Haram are being raped by Nigerian soldiers, starved and forced to exchange food for sex. The Nigerian government tells CNN the military found cases of abuse in these camps during the period mentioned in Amnesty's report in 2015 and meted out appropriate punishment, countering an army spokesman's claims that the allegations were investigated and found not to be true. Both the government and army spokesman accuse Amnesty of "recycling" claims from a previous report.

January 29, 2019 - The UN Refugee agency says escalating attacks by Boko Haram militants have forced 30,000 people out of Nigeria's northeast into Cameroonian borders over the weekend. The United Nations says more than 250,000 people have already been displaced from northeast Nigeria, and surging militant attacks targeting civilians have forced thousands more to run for their lives each day.

April 14, 2019 - On the fifth anniversary of the kidnapping of girls from Chibok, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari reiterates his promise that "we will not rest until all the remaining girls are back and reunited with their families."

May 10, 2019 - UNICEF says 894 children, including 106 girls, who were recruited by the anti-Boko Haram militia Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in northeast Nigeria, have been released. UNICEF says 1,727 children have been released since CJTF signed an action plan in 2017 to end child recruitment.

July 27, 2019 - A suspected attack by Boko Haram on a funeral gathering in northeastern Nigeria leaves at least 65 people dead. A local official says 21 people were initially killed during the burial ceremony, and an additional 44 people were killed when villagers ran after the assailants.

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You do it too.

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https://www.theguardian.c...-bus-yemen

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Nigeria soldiers ambushed in Mogula near Cameroon border

Four soldiers were killed in suspected ISWAP ambush in eastern Borno state



Four Nigerian troops were killed on Sunday, August 18 in an ambush in Borno state carried out by fighters suspected to be from Islamic State West Africa Province, two military sources told AFP.

The militants opened fire on a military patrol in Mogula village in the east of Borno state, close to the border with Cameroon, killing four soldiers and seizing two machine guns, one of the military officers said.

“Our troops came under attack by ISWAP terrorists in Mogula in an ambush in which we lost four soldiers,” the first source said.

“The attack happened around 11:00 hours when the team was on routine patrol in the area,” the officer said.

The second officer gave the same toll and said the insurgents seized two military pickups but were forced to abandon them as they slowed their escape due to the poor state of the road.

“They however dismantled the anti-aircraft guns mounted on the two vehicles and went away with them,” he said.

The sources asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak on the incident.

Boko Haram split into two factions in mid-2016. One, led by long-time leader Abubakar Shekau, is notorious for suicide bombings and indiscriminate killings of civilians. Shekau pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in March 2015, but ISIS central only gives formal backing to the other faction, which it calls Islamic State West Africa Province.

ISWAP fighters have in recent weeks been asserting their presence in areas near the border with Cameroon controlled by Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram.

On August 10, ISWAP fighters on motorcycles ambushed a military convoy 28 km (17 miles) from Mogula in an unsuccessful attempt to seize weapons, the sources said.

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Nigerian Army soldiers from 26th Infantry Battalion trained by the U.S. Army. Soldiers share tactics and training with a little over 200 Nigerian Army Soldiers in a remote military compound in Jaji, February 8, 2018. Image: Capt. James Sheehan/U.S. Army Africa

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https://www.aljazeera.com/topics/organisations/boko-haram.html

Suicide bomber 'kills 6' in Chad; including soldier

Five people also wounded in attack in Lac province, attributed to Nigeria's Boko Haram armed group.

At least six people have been killed after a female suicide bomber blew herself up in western Chad, according to security sources, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram, a Nigeria-based armed group.

Sources told news agencies on Wednesday that the attack happened shortly after midnight in the compound of a traditional chieftain in Kaiga-Kindjiria district in Lac province

"Six people died, including a soldier," a senior army officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, was quoted as saying by AFP news agency.

Four guards were among the dead, and five people were wounded, the official said.

The death toll of six was confirmed by Chadian army spokesman Colonel Azem Bermandoa, and by a local NGO.

Sources told Reuters news agency that the attacker walked into the compound and detonated her bomb just as people were preparing to go to bed.

A provincial security official said a woman wearing an explosives-laden belt "blew herself up near the home of a traditional chief".

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Boko Haram rarely claims responsibility for attacks.

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