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Boko Haram Releases 82 School Girls In Exchange for Militants

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/7/2017 at 2:30pm

Boko Haram kidnapped 274 school girls in 2014, and in 2016 released a video in which some of the girls are seen pleading for help in the form of a prisoner exchange.  Eighty-two of the school girls have been released in exchange for at least five Boko Haram commanders.

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ISIS Using Child Recruits to Pose as Refugees Entering Europe, UK-Think Tank

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 12:00pm 2/9/2017 at 12:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3on-rJSaNE

Right after the Paris attacks of November 2015 that killed 128 people, President Obama scoffed at Republicans for being “scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America.”

But just because those “clinging to their guns and religion”  — to use another of Obama’s expression– might be skeptical of...

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Boko Haram Releases Video of Chibok Girls Pleading For Help

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2:30pm 8/16/2016 at 2:30pm

Nigerian radical Islamic group Boko Haram has released a video of the Chibok girls they kidnapped in 2014. The video shows one girl begging the government to a “prisoner swap to secure release.”

One of the jihadists tells the audience that airstrikes killed “some of the 276 girls taken in April 2014”...

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Civilian Rescues Chibok Girl From Boko Haram

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 2:30pm 5/18/2016 at 2:30pm

A civilian fighter in Nigeria has rescued one of the 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014.

The fighter with the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) recognized Amina Ali Nkek in the Sambisa Forest, located near the Cameroon and Nigeria border. Officials believe the radical Islamic group has held the girls...

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Freedom from Boko Haram for some of the kidnapped girls

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 8:30am 4/5/2016 at 8:30am

Some of the Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram have been freed, but their vale of tears has not ended with their liberation. There are tragedies so deep, suffering so vast, that it’s hard...

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Boko Haram Rampages as #BringBackOurGirls Movement Remains Stagnant

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 7, 2015 at 2:31pm 8/7/2015 at 2:31pm

Back in June when we last covered Boko Haram, the group was recovering from a series of losses with a new propaganda push aimed at dispelling rumors about the insurgency’s slow implosion. Boko Haram rallied soon after, and surged once again outside...

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Boko Haram jumps back on the propaganda bandwagon

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 1:20pm 6/3/2015 at 1:20pm

Last month, international investors aired their concerns about how instability in Nigeria could shift what was once a balanced and successful economy into dangerous territory. The country had just

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Nigeria in transition: Investment down, terror on the rise

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 11:37am 5/20/2015 at 11:37am

Secretary of State John Kerry will attend the May 29 inauguration of Nigerian President Elect Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja next week. Buhari stands to replace Goodluck Jonathan, and will take his place in the history books as the first challenger to ever oust an incumbent president in a Nigerian...

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MORE Nigerian Hostages Rescued From Boko Haram!

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 1:00pm 4/30/2015 at 1:00pm

Earlier this week, I wrote on reports that the Nigerian military had managed to rescue hundreds of women and girls from now-defunct Boko Haram camps in northeastern Nigeria. Good news like that doesn’t come along every day—but maybe today is just a good week for hope, because almost 200 more women...

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Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls rescued from Boko Haram

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 9:35pm 4/28/2015 at 9:35pm

Earlier this month, we covered the anniversary of the mass abduction of 200 Chibok schoolgirls by Boko Haram. Nigeria’s new government made waves when it tacitly acknowledged that those kidnapped were most likely...

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#BringBackOurGirls Update: They’re Not Coming Back

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:31pm 4/14/2015 at 7:31pm

Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari is already making waves in his divided country. On today’s anniversary of the mass abduction of 200 girls in Chibok by members of Boko Haram, Buhari walked back the previous administration’s promises to find the girls, and took a tone of remembrance.

The “Bring Back our Girls”...

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Nigerian President Ousted in Contentious Elections

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:45pm 3/31/2015 at 7:45pm

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has officially conceded defeat in this week’s elections. Initial counts suggest he lost by more than 2 million votes.

Those of you familiar with Nigeria’s political evolution understand what a huge step this concession is toward getting through the election season; operatives on the ground in Nigeria...

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Murder mars Nigerian presidential elections

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 30, 2015 at 10:00am 3/30/2015 at 10:00am

Boko Haram killed over 10,000 people last year, perpetuating a reign of terror that still hasn’t managed to break through the tough outer crust of the American media’s attention. (Don’t talk to me about #BringBackOurGirls…that was a trend that was abandoned at the very moment it became obvious that terrorists don’t...

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Boko Haram takes hit in northern Nigeria

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 8:30am 3/19/2015 at 8:30am

Boko Haram is still burning its way through west central Africa, but a multistate coalition is slowly finding ways to fight back.

Reports are just now surfacing that over the weekend, soldiers from Niger and Chad retook the city...

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ISIS has a new, dangerous recruit: Boko Haram

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 5:31pm 3/7/2015 at 5:31pm

According to AFP, Boko Haram’s leader pledged loyalty to ISIS in an audio message posted to Twitter this afternoon.

From Yahoo News:

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants, Abubakar Shekau, pledged allegiance to...

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More Deaths, Abductions in Latest Boko Haram Attacks

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 7:00pm 1/25/2015 at 7:00pm

Today, Islamic extremist group Boko Haram launched a three-front assault on northeast Nigeria’s largest city, Maidguri, and also raided villages in Adamawa state, burning homes and abducting women and children.

Via Fox News:

In Maiduguri, troops blocked roads into the city, which also prevented civilians from escaping.

“Coordinated air and land operations are...

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Boko Haram attacks cause humanitarian crisis

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 22, 2014 at 11:48am 12/22/2014 at 11:48am

The #BringBackOurGirls hashtivism trend may not have saved the almost 300 young women who were kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year, but it did force the world to focus its attention on Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group responsible for the kidnappings.

It’s time to bring that attention back.

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