Tag Archives: Boko Haram

From the heart of fathers

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — It’s been two years since 276 girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria, by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. Of those abducted, 219 remain missing. For the parents of those girls, every day is a … Continue reading

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Nigeria claims successes against Boko Haram

ABUJA, Nigeria (BP) — A new multination military offensive is causing Boko Haram to surrender “en masse,” a Nigerian military official claimed Sept. 13, just as humanitarian aid groups said Boko Haram attacks were creating a major hunger crisis in … Continue reading

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Boko Haram offers to trade Chibok schoolgirls for extremist leaders

LAGOS, Nigeria (compiled by TAB) — Boko Haram extremists are willing to trade the freedom of more than 200 girls kidnapped from a Chibok boarding school for the release of government-detained extremist leaders, a human rights activist who asked to … Continue reading

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Boko Haram attacks claim hundreds in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (BP) — Twin explosions rocked the Nigerian city of Jos and left dozens dead or severely injured, according to the BBC and Associated Press. The attacks have been tied to the terrorist group Boko Haram, who had also … Continue reading

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Discipleship vital for Nigerian believers to withstand Boko Haram terrorism

NIGERIA (BP, BWA) — Nominal Christianity fueled by a lack of discipleship is a major obstacle in standing against Boko Haram’s persecution of believers in Nigeria, said Durosinjesu Ayanrinola, general secretary of the All Africa Baptist Fellowship (AABF) consisting of more … Continue reading

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Boko Haram’s ISIS pledge viewed as survival tactic

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (BP) — Boko Haram released an audio clip online March 7 pledging allegiance to ISIS. The audio featured statements by Boko Haram caliph Abubakar Shekau. The extremist group’s pledge to follow ISIS has psychological, financial and tactical implications, … Continue reading

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Nigeria too unstable for elections

BAGA, Nigeria (BP, TAB) — The February presidential elections that were supposed to take place in Nigeria are now impossible due to Boko Haram’s January attack on Baga and its sustained control of several towns in northeastern Nigeria, said Nigeria … Continue reading

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Gatestone Institute report finds nearly 200 Christian churches destroyed in swell of violence

NEW YORK CITY (TAB) — The Gatestone Institute released a report Jan. 2 that revealed from August 2014 to October 2014 nearly 200 Christian churches were destroyed in Nigeria by Islamic extremists Boko Haram, displacing more than 190,000 people. The … Continue reading

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Kidnapped schoolgirls’ freedom delayed

NIGERIA (TAB, BP) — Disheartening reports recently surfaced related to the announced coming release of the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria. Nigeria’s military announced the agreement with Boko Haram in which the jihadists agreed to release the girls Oct. 17, but many … Continue reading

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Ceasefire agreement could mean release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls

ABUJA, Nigeria (TAB) — After more than six months in captivity, the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls will soon be released, according to a Nigerian presidential spokesman Oct. 17. A ceasefire agreement, including the release of the girls, was reached between … Continue reading

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