Boko Haram suspects kill 100 villagers in NE Nigeria

2015-09-03 12:46

At least 100 people have been killed after suspected members of Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram attacked several villages in north-eastern Nigeria, a witness says.

Mali, neighbours plan force to fight extremists

2015-09-02 20:55

Mali and neighbouring countries plan a new regional force to fight Islamic extremists.

UN office criticises Chad for execution of 10

2015-09-01 14:00

The UN's main human rights office is criticising Chad's execution of 10 Boko Haram members by firing squad.

Boko Haram expanding network across Nigeria, officials say

2015-08-31 15:00

Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram is expanding its network across Nigeria, the country's secret police says, after it arrested 20 senior members in various locations.

Boko Haram is trying to hit Lagos - Nigerian official

2015-08-31 05:28

A Nigerian security official says the Islamic extremist rebels of Boko Haram are trying to spread their violent campaign across Nigeria including Lagos, the country's largest city.

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram members

2015-08-29 21:58

Chad has executed 10 alleged members of Nigeria-based Islamist group, Boko Haram, by firing squad, a day after they were found guilty of a double suicide killing that left 38 people dead in the capital N'Djamena.

Nigeria smashes spy ring at Abuja airport

2015-08-29 14:50

Nigeria's domestic intelligence agency has warned travellers to be ready for an attack on the capital's airport, after announcing it had smashed a spy network run by Boko Haram.

Nigeria marks 500 days since Boko Haram schoolgirl abductions

2015-08-27 09:12

Relatives of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram are set to mark 500 days since the abductions, with hope dwindling for their rescue despite a renewed push to end the insurgency.

Suicide bombers kill soldier in NE Nigeria - vigilantes

2015-08-26 18:02

Two suicide bombers have killed a soldier at a checkpoint in Boko Haram’s heartland in north-eastern Nigeria, vigilantes helping troops in the fight against the jihadist say.

Nigerians to mark 500 days since Boko Haram schoolgirl abductions

2015-08-26 05:38

Relatives of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 say they will hold a youth march and candle-lit vigil to mark 500 days since the abductions.


Boko Haram kills 'dozens' in NE Nigeria - locals

2015-09-03 09:03

Boko Haram gunmen on horseback killed dozens of people in a village in northeast Nigeria's Borno state near the border with Cameroon, witnesses say.

Mounted Boko Haram militants attack again

2015-09-02 19:56

Boko Haram cavalry has attacked the villages of Kolori and neighboring Baana-imam killing dozens.

Boko Haram cavalry hit Nigeria villages

2015-08-31 17:50

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback have shot dead nearly 80 people in separate attacks on three villages.

Boko Haram kills at least 56 in remote part of Borno State

2015-08-31 07:29

Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has killed at least 56 villagers in a remote area, the governor of Borno State of the region says.

Nigeria arrests Boko Haram commander linked with suicide attacks

2015-08-30 14:52

Nigeria's secret police say it had arrested notable Boko Haram suspects, including a key commander, linked with several suicide attacks across the country.

Chad sentences 10 Boko Haram members to death

2015-08-29 16:40

Ten members of Boko Haram have been sentenced to death in Chad for crimes including murder and the use of explosives.

500 days since Chibok girls' abduction

2015-08-27 20:23

Relatives of more than 200 missing girls have marked a grim landmark amid a renewed push to end the rebellion in northern Nigeria.

Boko Haram suspects on trial in Chad

2015-08-26 21:06

Ten suspected Boko Haram members have gone on trial in Chad over their alleged roles in twin attacks that killed 38 people.

Man from Ghana joins Islamic State, family says

2015-08-26 07:40

A 25-year-old Muslim from Ghana has travelled to an Islamic State training camp, becoming the first known recruit from the West African nation to join the militant group, his family says.

Teenage suicide bomber kills 6 in northern Nigeria

2015-08-25 12:41

A teenage suicide bomber has killed at least six people at a bus terminal in north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses say.

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