Extremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria

In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, villagers sit on the back of a small truck as they and others flee the recent violence near the city of Maiduguri, Nigeria. Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa state, killing, burning and looting with no troops deployed to protect civilians, fleeing villagers said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)

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Nigeria fighter jets bomb town held by Boko Haram

An image grab made on October 31, 2014 from a video from Islamist extremist group Boko Haram shows the group’s leader Abubakar Shekau (C) delivering a speech (AFP Photo/)

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Boko Haram seizes army base in Nigeria town of Baga

A soldier in Baga, north-east Nigeria, 30 April 2013

A Nigerian soldier on patrol in Baga last year

The militant group Boko Haram has seized a town and key multinational military base in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and eyewitnesses say

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Boko Haram militants kill 48 fish traders in Nigeria attack

A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows group leader Abubakar Shekau ©- (Boko Haram/AFP/File)

Nearly 50 people have been killed in Nigeria in an attack by militant Islamist group Boko Haram on a group of fish traders, a union leader says

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Boko Haram crisis: ‘Bodies litter’ Nigeria’s Bama town

The leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has praised militants in Iraq.

Bodies remain littered on the streets of a northern Nigerian town two days after it was seized by militant Islamists, a lawmaker has told the BBC

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Boko Haram leader proclaims ‘Islamic caliphate’ in Nigeria town

A screengrab taken from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau (centre) on July 13, 2014 (AFP Photo/HO)

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