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U.S. team arrives in Nigeria to help with hostage search

US experts have arrived in Nigeria to help rescue more than 200 schoolgirls being held hostage by Boko Haram Islamists, an embassy spokeswoman told AFP on Friday. “They are here…the team is on the ground,” Rhonda Ferguson-Augustus said, without specifying the precise make-up of the group. US officials have previously…

‘At least 28 dead’ in Nigeria college shooting

An attack Sunday by Boko Haram Islamists who opened fire on students while they were sleeping in a college dormitory has killed at least 28 people, a hospital source told AFP. “We have so far received 28 bodies. We have been asked to expect more,” said the official at the…