But just hours before the polls opened Geidam city in Yobe state was attacked by suspected Islamic extremists and dozens of residents fled.
Many dead a Nigerian attack plane hits refugee camp
There are some new alarming figures about the worsening refugee crisis in the north of Nigeria and neighbouring countries.
If true, it would be a devastating blow to the Islamist militant group.
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.
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
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
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
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.