The militants razed part of the village, including a church, and burnt 10 vehicles in the three-hour-long attack in Piyemi village, near Chibok where Boko Haram militants abducted more than 200 schoolgirls eight years ago, residents say.
Offering the means of war to anyone who can afford it will transform warfare and — if left unchecked — can thrust the world into an era of perpetual fighting and suffering.
School officials say the students were released on Sunday, nearly three months after they were seized by the gunmen in the restive Kaduna state.
Yusuf Adamu, who was kidnapped by the armed group in Nigeria, talks about his experience with TRT World.
The attack carried out by hundreds of Boko Haram fighters in the village of Baroua in southeast Niger wounded nine others, Nigeria's Defence Ministry says.
Mahamat Idriss Deby, who leads Transitional Military Council, offers "frank and sincere dialogue" to armed groups, reversing previous stance the government will not negotiate with rebels.
The raid on the school in the northeastern town one night in April 2014 sparked an international outcry and a viral campaign on social media with the hashtag #bringbackourgirls.
The loss of livelihoods from over a decade of violence and the Covid-19 pandemic could trigger food insecurity in the area, says the UN.
At six soldiers wounded and two female civilians were injured after Boko Haram assailants intercepted a bus transporting passengers and attacked "peaceful villagers," before ambushing soldiers along the road between Diffa and Maine Soroa.
"We estimate that more than 90% of conflict-attributable deaths through 2020, about 324,000, are of children younger than five," says UN Development Programme.
Abubakar Shekau, who gained notoriety after kidnapping nearly 300 schoolgirls in 2014, killed himself last month rather than surrender after Daesh-allied rivals attacked his base camp in northeast Borno state, security sources say.
Despite Abubakar Shekau’s reported death, Nigeria has a long way to become insurgency-free because a bigger threat has emerged in the form of ISWAP.
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