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New York Times
News about Nigeria, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
Updated: 1 hour 9 min ago
Troops from Chad led the recapture of a town from Boko Haram, and the African Union called for the creation of a 7,500-member regional force.
In some ways, it seemed as though the city of Maiduguri had returned to normal just 24 hours after a fierce Boko Haram attack.
An outbreak of avian flu that began in two states has spread to seven since last week and has infected more than 140,000 birds, Nigeria’s agriculture minister was quoted as saying by Nigerian news media on Thursday.
Looking haggard and with a long beard, the former hostage, Robert Nitsch Eberhard, arrived Wednesday in Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital, on a military flight.
Indonesia on Sunday brushed aside last-minute appeals by foreign leaders over the weekend and executed by firing squad six people convicted of drug trafficking, including five foreigners.
Gunmen suspected of being members of the extremist group Boko Haram in Nigeria kidnapped dozens of people and killed three others on Sunday in a cross-border attack on villages in northern Cameroon, officials in Cameroon said.