Nigeria president visits massacre site

2015-02-27 05:46

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has visited the scene of what is feared to be Boko Haram's worst massacre and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over.

Nigeria's Buhari vows to lead from the front

2015-02-26 17:09

Nigerian presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to 'lead from the front' in the fight against Boko Haram if elected.

Niger bombs fish traders thought to finance Boko Haram

2015-02-25 22:25

Niger's air force has bombed a convoy of trucks carrying smoked fish to Nigeria, a trade banned by local officials because it is suspected of helping to finance the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Suicide bombers kill at least 26 across north Nigeria

2015-02-25 16:57

Suicide bombers have struck two bus stations in different parts of northern Nigeria, killing at least 26 people in attacks President Goodluck Jonathan blamed on Boko Haram.

Nigeria president: Tide turned against Boko Haram

2015-02-25 05:00

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan says the military was gaining the upper hand against Boko Haram, despite two bombings in the country's north recently.

Internal politics hampering Nigeria's Boko Haram fight

2015-02-24 17:05

Internal politics within Nigeria is one of the reasons the country is failing to deal with terror group Boko Haram, a Nigerian researcher and international law expert says.

Anti-Boko Haram Nigerian activist wins Japan peace prize

2015-02-24 09:54

A Nigerian woman has been awarded a Japanese peace prize worth $170 000 for campaigning against Islamist extremists Boko Haram.

Fight against Islamists progressing – Nigeria

2015-02-23 05:54

Nigeria's military has revealed the offensive against Boko Haram is progressing, claiming soldiers had recovered stocks of arms abandoned by insurgents fleeing the recaptured town of Baga.

Boko Haram kills 21 in Nigeria near missing girls' village

2015-02-21 09:42

Boko Haram militants fleeing a Nigerian army offensive have killed 21 people in attacks near the northern village of Chibok, close to where the rebels abducted more than 200 schoolgirls last year.

Boko Haram hit by Chadian assault in NE Nigeria

2015-02-19 16:14

Boko Haram have suffered heavy casualties after Chadian troops pushed into Nigeria this week, residents who fled the fighting say.


Third bus blast in Nigeria this week

2015-02-26 21:02

Eighteen people have been killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded bus station in northeast Nigeria while a second bomber was shot dead before he could detonate his explosives.

Cameroon prisons overcrowded with Boko Haram suspects

2015-02-26 14:25

Cameroon officials say prisons are overcrowded with suspected Islamic extremists whose insurgency has spilled from Nigeria.

US military trains African armies

2015-02-25 19:56

Chad is sending hundreds of troops to fight Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria as part of a regional offensive.

Chadian soldiers take on Boko Haram

2015-02-25 08:26

Soldiers from Chad killed 207 Boko Haram militants in fighting near a Nigerian town close to the border with Cameroon.

Blast rips through bus in northeast Nigeria

2015-02-24 17:05

A blast has ripped through a bus in Potiskum, northeast Nigeria, witnesses say, in the latest explosion to hit the troubled region.

Nigeria struggling with Boko Haram crisis

2015-02-24 15:42

Low morale, lack of resources and information leaks are hampering the Nigerian military in tackling the terror group Boko Haram, an international law expert says.

Still no claim for Nigeria market bomb attack

2015-02-24 06:22

There is still no immediate claim of responsibility for an attack on a busy market in northeastern Nigeria, which saw five people die and 46 seriously wounded after a girl younger than 10 blew herself up.

Nigerian forces retake Baga from Boko Haram

2015-02-21 22:05

Nigerian forces backed by air strikes have seized the border town of Baga from Islamist group Boko Haram, in a significant victory in their offensive against the insurgents.

Refugees in Niger live under shadow of Boko Haram

2015-02-20 10:36

Refugees in Niger are living under the shadow of Boko Haram after the the Islamist group launched five bloody attacks in Diffa border territory.

Nigeria blamed as dozens killed in funeral bombing

2015-02-19 06:02

At least 36 civilians have been killed after a military plane bombed a funeral party in a Niger border village, in an incident its deputy mayor blamed on the Nigerian air force.

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