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JAN 28, 2015 - The Guardian

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Who are Boko Haram ... and what do they want? – video

Boko Haram is Nigeria's biggest Islamist group. Founded by Mohammed Yusuf in Maiduguri in 2002, Boko Haram was initially a non-violent group. But since Yusuf's death in police custody in 2009, it has grown increasingly violent under the stewardship of new leader Abubakar Shekau, culminating in the massacre earlier this month of 2,000 people in the town of Baga. Find ...

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JAN 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Boko Haram Rampages Through Villages In Northeast Nigeria

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — 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. More than 40 people have been killed in seven villages as houses and mosques have been burned down and businesses and homes looted this week, according to Emmanuel Kwache and ...

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JAN 26, 2015 - New York Times

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A Nigerian City, Long Under Siege, Survives an Audacious Militant Assault

In some ways, it seemed as though the city of Maiduguri had returned to normal just 24 hours after a fierce Boko Haram attack.

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JAN 26, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Residents told to stay and fight in embattled Nigerian city

Residents of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri were on Monday told to stay and fight, as calm returned after a weekend Boko Haram attack but fears remained of a future assault. The restive capital of Borno State was locked down on Sunday morning, as the Islamist militants launched a dawn raid that was later repelled by the military. "It ...

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JAN 26, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Maiduguri residents told to stay and fight, as curfew lifted

A curfew imposed in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri after a weekend Boko Haram attack was lifted on Monday, as the state governor urged residents to stay and fight. The restive city has been on lock-down since Sunday morning, when the Islamist militants launched a dawn raid that was later repelled by the military. Nigerian Army spokesman Colonel Sani ...

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