LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A schoolmate says she cried with joy when she saw a Boko Haram video appearing to show some of Nigeria’s kidnapped…
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One in every five “suicide bombers” used by Boko Haram in the past two years has been a child, underscoring the heartless nature of the religious extremist group, according to a report released Tuesday by the United Nations Children’s Fund, writes Al Jazeera.
Two female suicide bombers killed 22 worshipers at a Northeast Nigerian mosque. They injured 18 others during morning prayers.
Two female suicide bombers between the ages of 17 and 20 reportedly blew themselves up this week in a camp in northeastern Nigeria designed to protect people trying to escape Boko Haram terrorists, killing at least 58 people.
Houses were torched, suicide bombers detonated devices, and militants opened fire near Nigeria’s largest northeastern city.
The Nigerian cities of Yola and Kano were rocked by two bomb blasts in 24 hours, killing dozens of people and wounding more than 120 others. One of the attacks involved an 11-year-old girl, the report says.
“The enemies of humanity will never win. Hand in hand, we will rid our land of terrorism.” ~ Pres @MBuhari — President Buhari (@NGRPresident) November 17, 2015 An explosion blamed on terrorist organization Boko Haram rocked Yola, capital of Nigeria’s Adamawa state, on Tuesday, killing an estimated 32 people and injuring 80 others, the Associated Press reports. According to […]
Boko Haram has surpassed the number of fatalities claimed by the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS).
It is unknown if any of the young women are victims of the highly-publicized kidnapping of hundreds of schoolgirls from a secondary school last April. The mass kidnapping sparked the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls.
Obama has made the decision to send 300 troops to Cameroon to assist in the effort to curb the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram.