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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

05 Sep 2018

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap at least 10 people in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped between 10 and 20 people, a family member of one of those abducted, a senator and two military sources said on Wednesday.

02 Sep 2018

Islamists in northeast Nigeria kill up to 30 soldiers - sources

(The Sept. 1 story corrects the location to Mobbar in paragraph 7)

09 Aug 2018

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 15 soldiers and disaster worker -sources

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria At least 15 soldiers and an official from Nigeria's disaster agency were killed in an ambush by suspected Boko Haram militants in the northeast of the country, security sources said on Thursday, weeks after 20 troops went missing in an attack.

27 Jul 2018

Nigeria brings in fourth commander in 14 months to lead fight against Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Nigeria has named its fourth commander in 14 months to lead the fight against the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency, a move sources say comes after a series of embarrassing military defeats.

18 Jul 2018

Nigerian police say eight Boko Haram suspects confess to Chibok abduction

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Eight suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram have confessed to involvement in the 2014 abduction of some 270 girls from the town of Chibok, the Nigeria Police Force said on Wednesday.

16 Jul 2018

About 20 Nigerian soldiers missing after Boko Haram clash - sources

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria About 20 Nigerian soldiers are missing after a clash with Boko Haram militants in the northeast of the country, security sources said on Monday, though the military denied reports that some troops could not be found.

27 Apr 2018

At least four killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian city

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria At least four people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria late on Thursday, the national emergency agency said, the second such clash in Maiduguri city in a month.

02 Apr 2018

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 15 in Nigeria's Maiduguri

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria A Boko Haram attack in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri killed at least 15 people and wounded 83, a military spokesman said on Monday, in the biggest strike since the government said it was in talks with the Islamist militant group. | Video

22 Mar 2018

Militants free scores of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls after month in captivity

DAPCHI, Nigeria Islamist militants freed scores of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls on Wednesday, driving them back into the town where they had been captured a month ago. | Video

14 Mar 2018

Nigeria's Buhari says no rest until last kidnapped girl released

DAPCHI, Nigeria Nigeria's president told the parents of 110 abducted schoolgirls on Wednesday he had ordered all military and security agencies to search for them, in his first visit to their home town since suspected Islamist militants took them a month ago.

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