Metro A List of All Boko Haram Attacks in 2014


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Nigeria has suffered a dramatic upsurge in violence claimed by, or blamed on, the armed Islamist group Boko Haram, including a series of bloody attacks and the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls.

The insurgency has left more than 10,000 dead and displaced more than 650,000 over the past five years.

- April 14, 2014: 276 young girls are seized from their school by Boko Haram gunmen in the remote town of Chibok in Borno state, northeast Nigeria. Fifty-seven of the girls manage to flee.

Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, vows in a video to sell the girls as slave brides. An international effort is launched to rescue the girls.

- April 14: At least 75 people die in a bomb blast in a packed bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital Abuja — the deadliest attack yet on the city.

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