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Correction: AF--Nigeria-Aid Workers Slain story

Jul. 23, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists released a video showing the slayings of five aid workers who were abducted last month in northeastern Nigeria. Their abductions came around the same time that a Boko Haram splinter group said it would begin targeting Nigerians who work for international aid...

Islamic State group says it killed 5 aid workers in Nigeria

Jul. 23, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Militants from an Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility Thursday for killing five aid workers who were kidnapped last month in northeastern Nigeria. The Islamic State West Africa Province, which broke away from Boko Haram several years ago, warned in June that it would target...

Suspected jihadists fire on UN aid copter in Nigeria; 2 dead

Jul. 5, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire on a U.N. aid helicopter in northeastern Nigeria over the weekend, killing two civilians in an escalation of hostilities in the long troubled region. President Muhammadu Buhari blamed the attack on militants linked to the extremist group Boko...

This photo taken Saturday, June 13, 2020 shows the aftermath of an attack by Islamic extremists in Monguno, northeastern Nigeria. Three attacks by Islamic extremists, including an assault on Monguno, a military garrison town, killed more than 40 people in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state. (UNDSS via OCHA, via AP)

In Nigeria, an Islamic State-linked group steps up attacks

Jun. 26, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — An Islamic State-linked group appears to be regaining strength in northeastern Nigeria and is now warning it will target civilians who help the military or even humanitarian organizations. The Islamic State in West Africa Province, which broke away from Boko Haram in 2016, had...