The militant group Boko Haram has has been trying to create an Islamic caliphate in northern Nigeria for the past seven years. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is hosting leaders from around the world to discuss how best to end the violence.
Following tensions gripping the country between Biafra agitators and security forces, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that his adminstration will not bow down to demands of separatism.
In his first speech since returning from a long medical absence in the UK, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to step up the fight against terror group Boko Haram. Buhari did not address the cause of his illness.
A Boko Haram ambush on an oil survey team and an ensuing battle with Nigerian security forces has left more than 50 people dead. Details are still emerging about exactly what happened.
Many young Africans hope that extremist groups will help them escape poverty, hopelessness and frustration. A new United Nations report warns that the problem is getting worse.
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