September 29, 2013 The attack occurred as many students of an agricultural college slept. As many as 50 people may be dead as a result of violence that is being blamed on the group Boko Haram.
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August 13, 2013 The Islamist militant group has been taking aim at Muslims whom it believes are adopting Western ways. The latest attacks included one at a mosque.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declares a state of emergency during a live broadcast on state television on Tuesday.
May 15, 2013 Nigeria has been accused of doing "too little, too late" to stem militant Islamist violence, and President Goodluck Jonathan has acknowledged he's not fully in control.
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One of the three churches bombed on Sunday in northern Nigeria by Boko Haram, triggering reprisal killings.
June 19, 2012 Nigerian authorities say at least 50 people died in three suicide bombings against churches and subsequent reprisal killings on Sunday and Monday. The violent Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, claimed responsibility for the bombings and vowed more attacks.
Onlookers view the wreckage of a car bomb that exploded outside a church near Madalla, Nigeria on Christmas Day, 2011 killing scores of people. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack.
March 15, 2012 Nigerian leaders may be opening indirect talks with the leadership of Boko Haram, the Islamic group that has attacked government buildings, schools and churches.
Women pass a market in Kano, Nigeria, destroyed by Boko Haram militants on Jan. 20.
January 26, 2012 Nigerian authorities arrested about 160 Chadians on charges they were involved in the bombing and gun attacks in Kano last week that killed scores of people.
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