Boko Haram Declares an Islamic Caliphate in Nigeria

Allie Jones · 08/25/14 11:13AM

Boko Haram, the militant Islamic group that has been kidnapping women, girls, and boys and capturing territory in northern Nigeria, has declared an Islamic caliphate. The Nigerian army already rejected the claim as "empty," noting that the "sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Nigerian state is still intact."

Boko Haram Kills 100 As It Sets Fire to And Seizes Another Major Town

Enid Shaw · 08/06/14 06:49PM

Extremist group Boko Haram has reportedly seized yet another major Nigerian town, killing at least 100 civilians in the process. Nigeria's Daily Post reports that Gwoza, one of the most populated areas in the northeastern Borno State, was seized by the group at dawn, who came in using armored tanks and Toyota Hilux pickup trucks. Local news agency Sahara Reporters says that the attack began at dawn, and the town was under Boko Haram control by late morning. Nigerian soldiers were reportedly outmatched by what SR calls, worryingly, Boko Haram's "increasingly sophisticated weaponry."

Thousands Flee Nigerian Town After Boko Haram Attack

Aleksander Chan · 07/21/14 06:42PM

More than 15,000 people have fled the town of Damboa, a trading center in northeast Nigeria, after a series of attacks by Boko Haram. More than 40 people were reportedly killed in raids on the town this past weekend, in addition to attacks the group launched on six neighboring villages.

Aleksander Chan · 07/06/14 05:56PM

Agence France-Presse is reporting that more than 60 women believed to have been abducted by Islamist militant group Boko Haram have escaped their captors. A "high-level security source" from Borno State capital Maiduguri confirmed the report to the news agency.

56 Reportedly Killed by Car Bomb in Nigeria

Allie Jones · 07/01/14 03:20PM

According to a civilian patrol group, 56 people were killed in a car bomb attack in Maiduguri, Nigeria on Tuesday. The group, the Civilian Joint Task Force, recovered the bodies at the site. Witnesses and officials have blamed Boko Haram for the attack.

Report: Boko Haram Kidnaps 20 More Women

Aleksander Chan · 06/09/14 06:47PM

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have reportedly abducted 20 women from the village of Garkin Fulani, Nigeria, just miles away from the Chibok, where hundreds of girls were taken in April. The Nigerian Islamic militants forced the girls into their vehicles by gunpoint and also reportedly kidnapped three young men attempting to stop the abduction.

Nigerian Defense Chief: We've Located the Abducted Girls

Dayna Evans · 05/26/14 05:46PM

Air Marshal Alex Badeh spoke with demonstrators this afternoon in Abuja, Nigeria to confirm that the nearly 300 missing schoolgirls, who'd been abducted by Islamic extremists last month, have been located. However, Badeh remarked that the girls cannot be apprehended with force.

Adam Weinstein · 05/13/14 12:07PM

Why are we all talking about kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls? Obviously because usurper Obama needs to distract us from Benghazi and the VA, according to former Iraqi-detainee torturer Allen West.

Here Is a Collection of Twitter Trolls Teaching Photoshop to Ann Coulter

Adam Weinstein · 05/12/14 11:20AM

Ann Coulter's bullshit conservative troll game is slipping. In her zeal to land a jab against... Twitter? Michelle Obama? Nigerian schoolgirls?... she opened a door for her detractors, and they jumped through it with a two-leg flying kick of Photoshop fury.