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14 soldiers killed in anti-Boko Haram operations- Niger

14 soldiers killed in anti-Boko Haram operations- Niger

Oct 01, – Defence ministry spokesman Colonel Moustapha Ledru told state television that “123 terrorists” had been killed and “a large quantity of arms recovered from the insurgents.” Niger’s army said Friday that 14 of its soldiers and scores of Boko Haram fighters had been killed during a multi-month sweep operation in the nation’s southeast. […]

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Niger moves nearly 100 schools away from Boko Haram threat- UN

Niger moves nearly 100 schools away from Boko Haram threat- UN

Jan 18, – The programme was launched in November and has enabled nearly 6,000 pupils — a total of 2,784 boys and 3,129 girls — to resume their lessons, according to the monthly bulletin of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Niamey. The Niger government and UN staff have moved […]

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Battle rages for Burkina Faso hotel as suspected Islamists kill at least 20

Battle rages for Burkina Faso hotel as suspected Islamists kill at least 20

Jan 16, – Security forces began an assault to reclaim the Splendid Hotel in the early hours of Saturday and entered its lobby, part of which was on fire, said a Reuters witness, who later saw them enter the hotels upper floors amid bursts of gunfire. At least 20 people died and others were taken […]

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Triple suicide attack ‘kills 27 on Lake Chad island’

Triple suicide attack ‘kills 27 on Lake Chad island’

Dec 06, – “Three suicide bombers blew themselves up in three different places at the weekly market on Loulou Fou, an island in Lake Chad,” the source in the capital N’Djamena told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. A triple suicide bombing on an island in Lake Chad on Saturday killed at least 27 people […]

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More than 1,000 schools destroyed by Boko Haram this year- UN

More than 1,000 schools destroyed by Boko Haram this year- UN

Nov 16, – Lanzer, who became the UN envoy to central Africa’s restive Sahel region in July, said the targeted schools were in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, the four countries most affected by the extremist uprising. Boko Haram Islamists have destroyed an estimated 1,100 schools this year in their stronghold region surrounding Lake Chad, […]

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At least 47 dead in market bomb blast in NE Nigeria

At least 47 dead in market bomb blast in NE Nigeria

Aug 12, – The explosion ripped through the weekly market in the village of Sabon Gari, around 135 kilometres (85 miles) south of Borno state capital Maiduguri, during peak trading around 1:15 pm (1230 GMT), the sources said. At least 47 people were killed and dozens wounded in a bomb blast Tuesday in a part […]

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‘Child suicide bomber’ kills 20 in Cameroon bar blast

‘Child suicide bomber’ kills 20 in Cameroon bar blast

Jul 26, – The bomber blew herself up among Saturday night revellers in the popular bar, injuring at least 79 others, state TV reported. An earlier toll put the number of dead at 14. A suspected 12-year-old girl suicide bomber killed 20 people in an attack on a bar in Maroua in the far north […]

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Bombs kill 29 as Nigerian leader says US hampering fight

Bombs kill 29 as Nigerian leader says US hampering fight

Jul 23, – Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency called Thursday for urgent blood donations to treat 105 wounded people, according to spokesman Sani Datti who said at least 29 bodies have been recovered. Bomb blasts at two bustling bus stations killed 29 people and wounded 105, officials said Thursday after Nigeria’s new president warned that […]

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Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 27 in Chad capital

Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 27 in Chad capital

Jun 16, – At least 100 people were injured in two simultaneous attacks at around 9:00 a.m. (0400 ET) on a police headquarters and training school. It was the first strike of its kind in the central African nation, which has emerged as a firm Western ally against Islamist groups in the Sahel. Suspected Islamist […]

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Chad’s capital rocked by deadly blasts

Chad’s capital rocked by deadly blasts

Jun 15, – At least 23 people were killed in the twin blasts in N’Djamena, alongside four suspected Boko Haram attackers, Chadian Information Minister Hassan Sylla Bakari announced Monday. Suicide bombers on motorcycles have attacked the police headquarters and the police academy in N’Djamena, killing dozens and wounding many more. The attackers were Boko Haram […]

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