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  • Sanctions levied against the Nigerian militant group five weeks after it kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls.

    Supporters calling for the release of schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists protest outside the Nigerian embassy on May 17, 2014 in London, England.
    LAST UPDATE : May 23, 2014, 7:09 AM EDT
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  • The explosions, which targeted Terminus market, went off some 20 to 30 minutes apart, setting fire to the entire venue.

    Massive car bombs were the latest in a deadly wave of bombings across Nigeria, raising fears that Boko Haram has become powerful enough to expand its operations far outside its traditional strongholds.

    LAST UPDATE : May 21, 2014, 10:21 AM EDT
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  • he explosions, which targeted Terminus market, went off some 20 to 30 minutes apart, setting fire to the entire venue.

    The Islamist group Boko Haram has been accused of killing 17 people in an attack on a village in north-east Nigeriaa day after 118 people died in a twin bomb attack in the central city of Jos.

    LAST UPDATE : May 21, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT
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  • rotesters calling for the release of 276 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls gather outside Nigeria House on May 9, 2014 in London, England.

    The US reveals it is flying manned surveillance missions over Nigeria to try to find more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

    LAST UPDATE : May 13, 2014, 6:58 AM EDT
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  • About 20 people gathered to rally and hold a vigil for more than 275 school girls who have been kidnapped by the Boko Haram militant extremists in Nigeria in Farragut Square May 9, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

    A new video released by Islamist militants Boko Haram claims to show around 100 girls kidnapped from a school in Nigeria. The group's leader said they would be held until all imprisoned militants had been freed.

    LAST UPDATE : May 12, 2014, 6:37 AM EDT
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