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At least 24 people killed in Borno state during botched attempt to arrest members of armed rebel group, officials say.
Officials say Boko Haram fighters killed 35 people and wounded 14 at mosque after villagers refused to cooperate.
Army claims the "most dreaded and wanted" leader may have died after being shot in a battle in the last few weeks.
Government offers unprecedented $23m reward for heads of ultra-conservative armed groups in West Africa.
Video statement by leader insists group remains strong despite military offensive and urges others to join "Holy War".
Group believed to have a number of factions with differing aims, including to launch an Islamic state in the north.
Twenty fighters killed in assault on army base, official says as group's leader allegedly rejected peace talks on video.
Purported member of armed group says truce reached after meetings with government, but public scepticism remains high.
Rights groups accuse Joint Task Force in Maiduguri of gross human rights violations in fight against Boko Haram.
Boko Haram spokesperson says attacks on mobile-phone towers across the north were meant to foil security operations.
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