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  • Cameroonian soldiers patrol on November 12, 2014 in Kourgui, northern Cameroon, at the border with Nigeria. The city was raided by Islamists from Nigeria's Boko Haram, killing eight cameroonian soldiers and leading the population to flee on October 15, 2014, before another six coordinated attacks that killed at least three civilians in the remote north of the country, on November 9, 2014.

    The Nigerian army, aided by local hunters and civilian vigilantes, has recaptured two northeastern towns that had been overrun by Islamist insurgents, a state governor and residents told Reuters on Thursday.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 13, 2014, 11:50 PM EST
  • A student looks over at the damage to a lecture hall at the Federal College of Education in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, on September 17, 2014, following an attack by Boko Haram gunmen who stormed the lecture hall opening fire on students, killing 13 and injuring 34. One attacker was shot dead by police and another died after an explosive belt he was wearing detonated, according to the police.

    A suicide bomber dressed as a student killed at least 48 people, most of them students, and injured 79 others at a school assembly in the northeastern Nigerian town of Potiskum on Monday.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 10, 2014, 7:45 AM EST