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March 2, 2014
They were shooting sporadically and throwing explosives on buildings. I counted 39 bodies this morning. I fled the place because nobody is safe.
Mansur Buba, a resident of the village of Mainok, Nigeria • Discussing a brutal attack, allegedly by the terror group Boko Horam, on his town. Another 46 people were killed in Maiduguri by a spate of bombing attacks, according to a Reuters report.
15:21 // 7 months ago
February 25, 2014

More than fifty students killed in attack on Nigerian boarding school

  • 59 male students at a boarding school in northeast Nigeria were either shot or burned to death on Monday night, by militants aligned with Islamist militia Boko Haram. The attacks were part of an ongoing wave of violence that’s seen the terrorist organization kill more than 300 Nigerians in just the last month, including twin village raids that claimed more than 100 lives each last week. source
15:45 // 7 months ago
November 13, 2013
12:05 // 11 months ago
October 20, 2012

Islamist sect Boko Haram tied to killings in Nigeria

  • 30people slain in Nigeria over the last three days, in a series of killings tied to radical Islamist sect Boko Haram. Their recent history there is thought to be very grisly — along with Nigerian security forces (Human Rights Watch suggests both sides may have committed crimes against humanity), the sect is believed to have caused 2,800 deaths since 2009. source
20:40 // 2 years ago
May 8, 2012

Uh, bad news guys: We have a missing missile problem in Libya

  • 15,000 freaking missiles just went *poof* source

» Those missiles could most definitely be in the wrong hands: After the downfall of the Gaddafi regime, the U.S. started up a $40 million missile recovery program to help get back some of these missiles — estimated to be 20,000 total — but have only managed to recover 5,000 of them. And there are rumblings that terror groups such as Nigeria’s Boko Haram could have some of these missiles, which (though fired from the shoulder) are big enough to, say, take down a plane. The “War on Terror” changes quickly, it seems.

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20:32 // 2 years ago
January 21, 2012

Nigerian Islamic sect claims responsibility for coordinated attacks

  • 143 people killed in Nigerian sectarian violence Friday source

» Increasingly sophisticated attacks: The Nigerian terror group Boko Haram, whose name stands for ”Western education is sacrilege” in the local Hausa language, has been responsible for at least 510 deaths last year and 219 killings this year alone. The latest attack, in the city of Kano, showed increasing sophistication as it targeted major governmental building in the city. While both Muslims and Christians were killed or injured in the attack, Boko Haram intends to target Christians living in the Muslim-leaning northern region of the country.

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14:20 // 2 years ago
December 25, 2011

Nigerian churches bombed by terror group during Christmas services

  • 25+ killed in Christmas Day bombings in Nigeria source

» Christmas masses targeted: Nigerian terror sect Boko Haram (a strict Muslim group) has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which hit five targets, three of which appeared to be Christian churches holding Christmas services. “I just ran out. Now I don’t even know where my children or my wife are,” said Timothy Onyekwere, who was at one of the churches. “I don’t know how many were killed but there were many dead.”

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11:12 // 2 years ago
November 5, 2011

Nigeria: Terror group runs roughshod over Nigerian government

  • 67+ killed after bombings in northern Nigeria source

» A terror group takes responsibility: A terror group known locally as Boko Haram seems to be taking advantage of the weakness of the country’s central government in Northeastern Nigeria, planning attacks to escalate sectarian violence and going after government buildings and police stations in the process. “There’s that fear that something might possibly happen again,” said Nigerian Red Cross official Ibrahim Bulama. The group has threatened to continue its attacks “until until security forces stop their excesses on our members and vulnerable civilians.”

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15:21 // 2 years ago