Ponytail gives away would-be bomber

2016-02-12 22:13

A would-be suicide bomber who refused to detonate her explosives in northeast Nigeria was identified as she tried to flee because of her distinctive hairstyle, a military officer says.

Cameroon hits Boko Haram in cross-border attack

2016-02-12 17:56

A senior military official says Cameroon's soldiers have killed almost 30 Boko Haram fighters after launching an operation in the Nigerian locality of Goshi.

Female bombers kill 56 in Nigerian refugee camp

2016-02-10 20:45

Health and rescue officials say two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeast Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 56 people.

Boko Haram leader may have been replaced - Buhari

2016-02-09 12:43

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau may have been replaced by another commander, according to a report.

Senegal fears extremism amid imam arrests

2016-02-08 20:07

The arrests of four imams in Senegal have underscored fears that extremism could be taking hold in pockets of the long-moderate predominantly Muslim country.

Nigeria 'won't rest' until Chibok girls are home

2016-02-03 18:47

The Nigerian government "will not rest" until more than 200 schoolgirls abducted in 2014 have been freed, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has said during a visit to France.

Almost 90 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

2016-01-31 19:37

Around 90 people are feared to have died when Boko Haram fighters armed with guns and explosives attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, the army and local residents say.

Former Nigerian official accused of corruption asks court to dismiss charges

2016-01-23 13:20

Former Nigerian presidential adviser accused of diverting $2.2 billion asks court to dismiss charges

7 dead in Boko Haram Nigeria attack

2016-01-12 14:20

Boko Haram gunmen have killed seven people in a raid in northeast Nigeria, a local official and the police told AFP on Tuesday, in the latest attack targeting remote communities.

Niger 'winning the war' against Boko Haram - army chief

2016-01-05 20:01

Niger is "in the process of winning the war" against Boko Haram jihadists who have staged attacks from neighbouring Nigeria since February last year, the army chief, General Seini Garba, says.


Nigeria frees hundreds of terror suspects

2016-02-12 21:34

Nigeria is freeing 267 detainees thought to have had links with Boko Haram. Among them are 72 minors.

Nigeria's army accuse 2 soldiers of arming Boko Haram

2016-02-11 07:39

Nigeria's army says it has arrested two soldiers trying to ferry a large quantity of arms and ammunition to Boko Haram Islamic extremists

'ISIS recruiter' arrested in northern Nigeria

2016-02-09 22:31

Nigeria's intelligence agency says it had arrested a recruiter for the Islamic State group, as well as seven alleged members of the Boko Haram offshoot Ansaru.

'Criminal' reputation has made you unwelcome abroad, Buhari tells Nigerians

2016-02-09 11:57

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has told his countrymen to stop trying to seek asylum in Britain, saying their "criminal" reputation has led to them not being accepted abroad.

Nigerian Air Force: Drone bombs Boko Haram base

2016-02-03 22:37

The Nigerian Air Force says a drone bombed a Boko Haram logistics base in the northeast, possibly hitting an ammunition depot and dealing a "major setback" to the Islamic extremists.

Weekend Boko Haram attack deaths lower

2016-02-01 16:52

At least 85 people were killed in a weekend attack by Boko Haram insurgents in a village near the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, much less than initially reported.

Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria - witness

2016-01-31 15:35

A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children among people burned to death in the latest attack by Nigeria's homegrown extremists.

Teenage suicide bomber kills 4 at Cameroon mosque

2016-01-19 07:52

A Cameroon official says a 14-year-old suicide bomber has attacked a mosque in Cameroon's north, killing at least 4 people.

Boko Haram kill seven in suicide attack, raid

2016-01-06 21:04

Boko Haram gunmen have mounted their first attacks since Nigeria's government declared them "technically" defeated, killing seven people in a raid and suicide bombing, residents have said.

Boko Haram threat hangs over Nigeria

2016-01-01 17:54

As Nigeria rings in 2016, the ever-present threat of violence by Boko Haram hangs heavy over Africa's most populous country.

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