Nigerian military rescues 80 children, women from Boko Haram

2016-07-21 13:17

Nigeria's military says it has rescued 80 children and women held captive by the Boko Haram extremist group in a remote northeastern village.

Fragile peace is holding in Nigeria

2016-07-16 15:22

Nigeria's military has clawed back swathes of territory held by Boko Haram, opening up routes once crawling with Islamists

Six killed in 'Boko Haram' suicide attack in Nigeria

2016-07-08 20:40

Six people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in Damboa, northeast Nigeria, the army said, in the latest violence to hit the restive region.

Triple suicide bombing averted in Nigeria

2016-07-05 08:21

Nigeria's army says it thwarted a suicide bombing when soldiers killed two female suspects before they were able to attack displaced people, while a third died when her explosives detonated prematurely.

UN warns over malnutrition deaths in Nigeria

2016-07-01 18:55

Nigeria has pledged to do more to tackle food shortages among people made homeless by Boko Haram, as the United Nations warned about 50 000 children could starve to death this year in one state alone.

Rescued Chibok girl 'disappears'

2016-06-23 18:32

Nigeria's Bring Back Our Girls movement and family members are demanding that the government provide news of the only schoolgirl among 219 kidnapped to escape the clutches of Boko Haram extremists.

Seven Niger gendarmes killed in refugee camp attack

2016-06-18 12:47

Seven gendarmes have been killed in an attack on a refugee camp in Niger hosting civilians who have fled Boko Haram, security and humanitarian sources say.

Benin boosts security after 'terror warning'

2016-06-15 22:29

Benin has put its security forces on alert after being warned of a "new terrorist threat", according to an internal armed forces memo.

Nigeria agrees to Cameroon's return of 80 000 refugees

2016-06-13 05:17

Nigeria says it has agreed to Cameroon's voluntary return of 80 000 Nigerian refugees who have fled the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency.

Niger, Chad to fight against Boko Haram

2016-06-11 07:20

Niger and Chad have decided to send troops to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram extremists to secure their borders from Islamic extremists.


Nigeria: Boko Haram suspects freed, given $10

2016-07-18 19:43

About 250 people who were arrested and held on suspicion of links to Boko Haram Islamists have been released and given $10, Nigeria's army says.

Cameroon troops kill, torture Boko Haram suspects

2016-07-14 10:21

Cameroon troops kill, torture Boko Haram suspects, new Amnesty International report says.

PHOTOS: Boko Haram's devastation leaves tens of thousands starving

2016-07-05 09:57

Halima cries as her mother Yagana lifts her up to be weighed. The one-year-old girl's belly protrudes over legs that are barely more than paper-thin skin and bone.

Boko Haram: Why jaw-jaw might be better than war-war for Nigeria

2016-07-04 22:36

Nigeria needs to face up to the unpalatable truth that military force alone will not win the deadly war against Boko Haram, and start discussions about peace building, writes Abdul-Jalilu Ateku.

Nigeria's constitution holds the key to protecting internally displaced people

2016-06-29 19:23

The internal displacement of people has become a significant concern in Nigeria. More than two million people have fled their homes because of the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast with millions more displaced by other causes.

Niger's Diffa suffers under Boko Haram violence

2016-06-22 10:45

Outside the Diffa grand mosque in Niger's southeast, two soldiers stand at the ready, rifles pointed at the wave of worshippers walking towards them.

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills 18 at funeral

2016-06-17 17:39

A police official says Boko Haram extremists have killed 18 people at a funeral in northeast Nigeria.

Malnutrition stalks Boko Haram prisoners

2016-06-15 20:57

Nearly 700 people, most of them children, are receiving treatment in hospital in northeast Nigeria for severe malnutrition after being rescued from Boko Haram.

Dozens of Nigerian army officers sacked

2016-06-11 20:15

Nigeria's army says it is firing many senior officers accused of corruption and stealing billions of dollars meant to buy arms to fight the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency.

Boko Haram displaced face food crisis

2016-06-10 21:06

A report says at least 10 people are "starving to death" every day in a camp in northeast Nigeria for people displaced by Boko Haram violence.

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