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If true, it would be a devastating blow to the Islamist militant group.
A mother of one of the kidnapped Chibok girls has seen proof that her daughter is still alive on a video published on Saturday (August 13) via social media by her captors Boko…
The fight against Boko Haram is bearing fruit but the militant group is still a serious threat, French President François Hollande told a summit in Nigeria on Saturday.
Parent desperation for missing Chibok schoolgirls New proof of life of three girls UN reports on Boko Haram’s use of child bombers It is a
Charred corpses littered the streets of a village in north-eastern Nigeria after an attack by Boko Haram extremists Saturday night.
Nigeria’s new president says the government is prepared to negotiate with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram “without preconditions” to secure
Details are now coming in of the latest deadly Boko Haram attacks in northern Nigeria which have left at least 80 people dead in Maiduguri, the
At least 37 people have been killed and 107 wounded in two bomb attacks in north-eastern Nigeria. A device was detonated during morning prayers at a
The alleged mastermind behind deadly bombings in central Nigeria has been arrested. The defence ministry announced that the suspect, behind attacks
Northeastern Nigeria has been rocked by another bomb attack that has left around 50 people dead at a busy market.
A bomb blast has hit a busy meat market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing as many as 50 people, according to eyewitnesses. So far
Boko Haram is fracturing, there is discontent in the organisation’s ranks as they face shortages of fuel and weapons. That’s according to a group of
Campaigners calling for the rescue of over 200 girls abducted in Chibok, Nigeria, have held a prayer session in the capital Abuja to mark the one
Nigerian military believe it is winning the battle against Boko Haram extremists in the north of the countryNigeria’s military officials believe they are winning the battle against the Boko Haram terrorists. They claim to have ousted insurgents from all the
Nigeria’s military officials believe they are winning the battle against the Boko Haram terrorists. They claim to have ousted insurgents from all the
Counting is underway in Nigeria’s presidential election which has been marred by violence and irregularities. Voting had to be extended into a
At least 70 bodies have been found scattered under a bridge in a Nigerian town recently re-taken from Boko Haram militants. The partially mummified
Chad and Niger have launched a joint military operation against Boko Haram in Nigeria. The Sunni militant group has expanded cross border raids
At least 26 people have been killing in suicide attacks in two different parts of Nigeria. The attacks took place at major bus stations in Potiskum
Nigerian forces are said to have retaken the strategic northeastern town of Baga from Islamist militant group Boko Haram. However, witnesses reported
Nigeria’s military says it has bombed northeastern training camps and equipment belonging to Boko Haram, killing a large number of insurgents. The
At a meeting in Cameroon, Nigeria and its four neighbouring countries have agreed to send an 8,000 plus force to confront Boko Haram. The conflict is
The country's electoral commission announces the vote will be postponed by more than a month.
Chad’s army claims it has killed some 200 Boko Haram militants in the towns of Gambaru and Ngala near the border with Cameroon. Around 2,000 Chadian
Boko Haram began its concerted terror campaign in Nigeria in 2009. The Sunni jihadist movement was founded in 2002. The Islamists’ goal is to impose
Satellite images released by Amnesty International show the scale of what it says is Boko Haram’s biggest and most destructive assault yet. The
Last week, while the world’s eyes were turned towards France following the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo, thousands of kilometres away, more
A bomb worn by a girl thought to be about 10 years old has exploded in a crowded marketplace in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 16 people and
At least twenty people have died and dozens more have been injured when a girl, thought to be aged ten, blew herself up at a crowded market in
Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped at least 40 men and boys in a remote village in north-east Nigeria. People who fled from Malari in