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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria | Islamic militants’ deadly resurgence threatens Nigeria polls

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Baba Inuwa was pleased to move back to his vegetable farm in Nigeria’s northeast, encouraged by the military’s offensive against Boko Haram, the country’s homegrown Islamic extremist rebels and by President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that the insurgency had been crushed. “We thought all was over and Boko Haram can never return,” … Continue reading MAIDUGURI, Nigeria | Islamic militants’ deadly resurgence threatens Nigeria polls

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria | Nigerian helicopter crashes while fighting Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Jan 03, 2019—A Nigerian Air Force helicopter crashed in combat, as fighting raged against Boko Haram extremists for control of the strategic town of Baga in northeastern Nigeria, according to the military. The helicopter crash occurred Wednesday, according to a tweet by air force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola. The fighting was at Damasak … Continue reading MAIDUGURI, Nigeria | Nigerian helicopter crashes while fighting Boko Haram