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After a week's delay Nigerians finally go to the polls
But just hours before the polls opened Geidam city in Yobe state was attacked by suspected Islamic extremists and dozens of residents fled.
Dozens killed in central Nigeria as herders clash with farmers
Dozens killed in central Nigeria as herders clash with farmers.
Scores dead as Nigerian warplane mistakenly strikes refugee camp
Many dead a Nigerian attack plane hits refugee camp
More than 10.7 million in need of urgent help amid Boko Haram insurgency
There are some new alarming figures about the worsening refugee crisis in the north of Nigeria and neighbouring countries.
Is he dead? Nigeria's military claims it's fatally wounded Boko Haram leader
If true, it would be a devastating blow to the Islamist militant group.
Proof of life video released by Boko Haram is mixed blessing for parents
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…
Nigeria hosts summit on Boko Haram, 'weakened but still a threat'
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.
"Bring Back Our Girls" parents mark second anniversary of abduction
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
Boko Haram burns children alive, kills more than 80 - reports
Charred corpses littered the streets of a village in north-eastern Nigeria after an attack by Boko Haram extremists Saturday night.
Nigeria's president offers to negotiate schoolgirls' release
Nigeria’s new president says the government is prepared to negotiate with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram “without preconditions” to secure
Boko Haram keeps up Christmas offensive in Nigeria
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
Dozens killed in Nigeria bomb blasts
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
Nigerian troops arrest alleged mastermind of deadly bombings
The alleged mastermind behind deadly bombings in central Nigeria has been arrested. The defence ministry announced that the suspect, behind attacks
Nigeria: Boko Haram blamed for latest attack that kills dozens
Northeastern Nigeria has been rocked by another bomb attack that has left around 50 people dead at a busy market.
Scores killed in Nigeria market bomb blast
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 freed women tell of captive life under Islamist Jihadi fighters
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
Prayers for the abducted Chibok school girls - still missing after one year
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 country
Nigeria’s military officials believe they are winning the battle against the Boko Haram terrorists. They claim to have ousted insurgents from all the
Nigeria presidential poll is marred by voting irregularities and violence
Counting is underway in Nigeria’s presidential election which has been marred by violence and irregularities. Voting had to be extended into a
Nigeria: Dozens of corpses found in town re-taken from Boko Haram
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 launch joint campaign against Boko Haram
Chad and Niger have launched a joint military operation against Boko Haram in Nigeria. The Sunni militant group has expanded cross border raids
Nigeria rocked by twin suicide attacks, Boko Haram blamed
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
Nigeria retakes Baga as Boko Haram attacks more villages
Nigerian forces are said to have retaken the strategic northeastern town of Baga from Islamist militant group Boko Haram. However, witnesses reported
Nigeria says airstrikes have killed 'large number' of Boko Haram militants
Nigeria’s military says it has bombed northeastern training camps and equipment belonging to Boko Haram, killing a large number of insurgents. The
Nigeria and neighbours announce multi-national force to confront Boko Haram
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
Nigerian presidential election delayed due to security concerns
The country's electoral commission announces the vote will be postponed by more than a month.