Tag Archives: Haram

#WorldPoli: Nigerian Army Says High-profile Boko Haram Member Arrested – #WorldPolitics

LAGOS, NIGERIA – The Nigerian army said Thursday that its troops had arrested a high-profile member of the Boko Haram extremist group in northern Borno State, where the rebels’ 12-year insurgency is concentrated. Army spokesman Onyema Nwachukwu said Yawi Modu was detained along the Damboa-Wajiroko road, a notorious route where both …

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#WorldPoli: Cameroon, Nigeria Negotiate Ex-Boko Haram Militants’ Return – #WorldPolitics

During a visit to Cameroon, Nigerian officials Thursday asked for the return of more than 1,000 former Boko Haram militants to Nigeria. Hundreds of the Islamist group’s former fighters have surrendered in Cameroon since May, when the terrorist group’s leader was killed. Umar Usman Kadafur, the deputy governor of Nigeria’s …

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#WorldPoli: Cameroon, Nigeria Negotiate Ex-Boko Haram Militants’ Return – #WorldPolitics

MAROUA, CAMEROON – During a visit to Cameroon, Nigerian officials Thursday asked for the return of more than 1,000 former Boko Haram militants to Nigeria. Hundreds of the Islamist group’s former fighters have surrendered in Cameroon since May, when the terrorist group’s leader was killed. Umar Usman Kadafur, the deputy …

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#WorldPoli: Cameroon Says Numbers of Defecting Boko Haram Members Continue to Increase – #WorldPolitics

YAOUNDE – Cameroon has turned public buildings on its northern border with Nigeria into temporary housing for former Boko Haram militants. Hundreds of Boko Haram members have been defecting from the Islamist group, including more than two hundred on Sunday. Cameroon says its center for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration, or …

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#WorldPoli: Nigeria Says ‘Safe to Assume’ Boko Haram Leader Is Dead – #WorldPolitics

Nigeria’s government no longer has any doubts that Abubakar Shekau, the notorious leader of the Boko Haram terror group, is dead. Reports of Shekau’s death first emerged three months ago, with word he had been killed during a confrontation in the Sambisa Forest with rival terror group Islamic State West …

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#WorldPoli: Experts: Boko Haram Recruiting Children as Soldiers, Suicide Bombers – #WorldPolitics

ABUJA/WASHINGTON – The militant group Boko Haram continues to recruit children and use them in battlefields across Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad, officials and experts say. While it has suffered major military losses in the Lake Chad Basin, the extremist group seems to be adopting new strategies to revive its …

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