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Borno State

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Borno State: State of Nigeria
Borno, also known as Borno State, is a state in north-eastern Nigeria. Its capital and largest city is Maiduguri. The state was formed in 1976 from the split of the North-Eastern State. Until 1991 it contained what is now Yobe State. The motto or slogan of the state is "Home of Peace". Borno is the homeland of the Kanuri people in Nigeria and several other ethnic groups.


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NIgeria's Boko Haram crisis: Aid workers 'killed' in Borno state

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Militants kill 20 soldiers, 40 civilians in northeast Nigeria attacks

Islamic militants killed at least 20 soldiers and more than 40 civilians and injured hundreds in twin attacks in northeast Nigeria's Borno state on Saturday, residents and a civilian task force fighter..
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Boko Haram kills 69, razes village in northern Nigeria: sources

Boko Haram gunman killed at least 69 people and razed a village to the ground in northern Nigeria's Borno state on Tuesday afternoon, three sources told Reuters.
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Some 70 Nigerian soldiers killed in northeast militant ambush: sources

Around 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an Islamist militant ambush in northeastern state of Borno, three military sources and a security source told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Suspected Boko Haram Islamists kill at least 30 in northeast Nigeria: residents

At least 30 people have been killed in Nigeria's northeastern Borno region after suspected Boko Haram Islamists set ablaze several trucks carrying passengers on Sunday night, eyewitnesses and residents..
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Thirty killed in northeast Nigeria bomb blast on crowded bridge

At least 30 people were killed in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge, sources told Reuters on Monday.
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Islamic State claims it killed and wounded 18 soldiers in northeast Nigeria

Islamic State said it killed and wounded 18 Nigerian soldiers on Sunday in the northeastern state of Borno, according to its Amaq news agency.
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Islamic State says killed or wounded more than 40 Nigerian soldiers: Amaq

Islamic State said via its Amaq news agency that it killed or wounded more than 40 soldiers in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno in two separate attacks on Tuesday.
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Nigeria's Buhari condemns Borno state attack, orders manhunt: statement

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday condemned an attack on a funeral procession in the northeastern state of Borno that caused the death of tens of mourners.
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At least 65 killed in Nigeria Boko Haram attack: state TV

At least 65 people have been killed in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno after Boko Haram militants targeted civilians on their way from a funeral, state television quoted local government chairman..
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Dozens of mourners 'killed by Boko Haram' at a funeral in north Nigeria

Militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram are believed to have opened fire at a funeral in Borno.
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Islamic State says it killed 12 Nigerian soldiers in Borno state attack: statement

Islamic State on Wednesday said its West African branch carried out an attack on a Nigerian army base in northeastern Borno state and said its fighters had killed 12 soldiers.
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