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Suspected Islamists steal 125 kg of dynamite in north Nigeria

DAMATURU, Nigeria, July 31 - Gunmen suspected to be allied to Islamist sect Boko Haram have stormed a construction site in northeast Nigeria, carting off 125 kg (275 pounds) of dynamite and hundreds of detonators, two security sources said on Wednesday. Full story

Nigeria arrests 42 Boko Haram suspects in Lagos, Ogun

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigerian authorities have arrested 42 suspected members of Islamist sect Boko Haram in Lagos and the neighboring southwest state of Ogun, a police spokesman said on Tuesday. Full story

Nigeria Islamists kill 20 in attack on northeast: military

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants attacked a fishing settlement in northeast Nigeria over the weekend, killing 20 civilians, the military said on Sunday. Full story

Nigeria lifts mobile phone blackout in militant stronghold

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria lifted a mobile phone blackout on the Islamist militant stronghold of Maiduguri on Friday, saying there were signs of improving security after months of blasts and attacks. Full story

Nigeria restores phone service to violence-hit state

DAMATURU, Nigeria (Reuters) - Mobile phone services returned in Nigeria's northeastern Yobe state on Wednesday, residents said, ending two months of signal blackout after a state of emergency was declared in areas struck by Islamist insurgents. Full story

Nigeria says offensive has destroyed most Islamist bases

ABUJA (Reuters) - The Nigerian military said on Monday that a two month old offensive in the northeast had "substantially achieved" the aim of destroying Islamist bases, as well as killing or capturing a number of fighters and freeing victims of abductions. Full story

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