Suicide attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon kill 12 plus 5 bombers

2015-11-23 15:34

Officials say five girl suicide bombers have killed at least 12 people in Nigeria and Cameroon in weekend attacks. The bombers also died.

Young female suicide bombers kill 15 in Kano

2015-11-18 20:33

Two young female suicide bombers, one thought to be just 11, have killed 15 people at a busy mobile phone market in Kano, northeast Nigeria.

Facebook activates safety feature after Nigeria bombing

2015-11-18 11:13

Facebook has activated its 'Safety Check' feature for the first time in Nigeria, after a bombing likely carried out by Boko Haram killed more than 30.

Explosion blamed on Nigeria's Boko Haram kills 32, wounds 80

2015-11-18 08:44

A night-time suicide bombing on Boko Haram extremists killed at least 32 people and wounded 80 at a truck stop in north-eastern Nigeria, an emergency official says.

Nigerian army foils latest Boko Haram attack

2015-11-16 21:01

Nigeria's army has foiled a planned Boko Haram attack on the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

Nigeria troops rescue over 60, kill 4 Islamists - army

2015-11-13 07:46

Nigerian troops have killed four suspected Boko Haram suspects and set free 61 people, mainly women and children, held by the jihadist group in the flashpoint north-eastern Borno state, the army says.

West Africa conference focuses on jihadist threat

2015-11-10 05:58

Islamic extremists are expanding their reach in West Africa, using porous borders and exploiting political chaos to further their attacks, security experts have warned.

'Significant oil find' possible in Lake Chad basin - Nigeria

2015-11-09 15:50

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation says its "may well be on the verge of a significant oil find" in the Lake Chad area, which has been blighted by Boko Haram-related violence.

Boko Haram suicide bombing kills two in Chad - security source

2015-11-08 14:13

A twin suicide bombing by women attackers in the flashpoint area of Lake Chad has killed two people and wounded 14 others, a security source in the Chadian capital N'Djamena says.

Officials building 2 500 homes for refugees of Boko Haram

2015-11-06 18:37

A new refugee camp with 2 500 temporary homes is being built in Nigeria’s north-eastern city of Maiduguri for a few of the hundreds of thousands of refugees there who fled the Boko Haram uprising, officials say.


8 killed in NE Nigeria suicide bombing - relief agency

2015-11-23 09:21

Eight people have been killed after a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives among women and children arriving in Nigeria’s north-eastern city of Maiduguri seeking to escape Boko Haram violence in the countryside.

Corruption hit troops fighting Boko Haram - Buhari

2015-11-18 13:38

Nigerian troops have been denied weapons to fight Boko Haram and thousands of lives have been lost because of rampant fraud in the procurement process, President Muhammadu Buhari says.

HEADLINES: Paris seige, extremists kill 42 in Nigeria, Lomu remembered

French police in shootout with Paris attack suspect, 32 killed in extremist attack in Nigeria last night, tributes pour in for Jonah Lomu.

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Heavy casualties feared after NE Nigeria blast

2015-11-18 07:28

Heavy casualties are feared in Nigeria after a bomb blast ripped through packed crowds in Yola, northeast Nigeria, just days after President Muhammadu Buhari visited declaring that Boko Haram were close to defeat.

Thousand schools destroyed by Boko Haram this year

2015-11-16 17:07

Boko Haram Islamists have destroyed an estimated 1 100 schools this year in their stronghold region surrounding Lake Chad.

West Africa conference focuses on threat posed by jihadists

2015-11-10 11:03

Islamic extremists are expanding their reach in West Africa, using porous borders and exploiting political chaos to further their attacks, security experts have said at the opening of a regional conference on the jihadist threat.

State of emergency declared at Lake Chad

2015-11-09 20:03

Chad's government instituted a state of emergency in the Lake Chad region due to Boko Haram militants gathering there.

Boko Haram 'most wanted' poster yields first arrest - army

2015-11-09 11:13

Nigeria's military says it has made its first arrest as a result of publishing a list of the 100 "most wanted" Boko Haram suspects.

Boko Haram attacks force 12 000 pupils from Niger schools - UN

2015-11-06 20:32

About 150 schools with more than 12 000 pupils have been forced to close due to the deadly attacks in Niger's southeast Diffa region, the UN says.

Nigeria calls for eyes, ears against Boko Haram

2015-11-05 20:32

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is calling for civilian "foot soldiers" in the fight against Boko Haram, appealing to traditional hierarchies and centuries-old methods to weed out Islamist plotters.

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