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September Today in Terrorism

September 20, 2015: Boko Haram sets off multiple bombs in Nigeria

On this day in 2015, Boko Haram killed at least 80 people and wounded about 150 injured in multiple bomb attacks in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state.

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June Today in Terrorism

June 2, 2016: Terrorists behead 74-year-old woman in Nigeria

On June 2, 2016 a 74-year-old woman was “mobbed and extra-judicially murdered” at a market in northern Nigeria

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Why the death of a terrorist group leader may not be as big as it seems

Killing a person is relatively straightforward: killing an idea less so.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 16, 2016: Two female suicide bombers attack mosque in Nigeria

On this day in 2016 two female suicide bombers attacked a mosque in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing 22 worshippers

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When terrorists and criminals collaborate

When terrorists turn to crime it may be to the benefit of law enforcement and security intelligence agencies by making prosecutions easier

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February Today in Terrorism

February 26, 2012: Tit-for-tat attacks in Nigeria

On this day in 2012 a suicide car bomber killed at least three people who were at morning prayers in a church in the central Nigerian city of Jos.

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January 3, 2015: Boko Haram massacre in northern Nigeria

On this day in 2015 Boko Haram terrorists slaughtered as many as 2,000 in Baga, a town on the shores of Lake Chad in NE Nigeria.

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Terrorism in Nigeria appears to have no end in sight

Annual Nigerian presidential claims that terrorism is on the descendant are invariably wrong: the exact opposite is true.

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November Today in Terrorism

November 8, 2016: Massacre in northern Nigeria

At least 30 gold miners were killed in northern Nigeria in November 2016, quite possibly by Boko Haram terrorists.

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Herdsmen attacks leave 81 dead in Nigeria (July 10, 2016)

On this week in 2016, Fulani herdsmen massacred 81 Dogon people in Nigeria’s Benue State.