Nigeria, Cameroon vow to step up co-operation against Boko Haram

2015-07-30 14:55

The leaders of Nigeria and Cameroon have pledged to improve the exchange of intelligence and security co-operation along their border in a border to tackle Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Nigeria appoints new head of multinational force on Boko Haram

2015-07-30 12:43

Nigeria has named a general to lead the new multinational task force to fight Boko Haram Islamists, the military says.

Nigeria, Cameroon seek closer partnership

2015-07-29 19:32

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has begun a two-day visit to Cameroon in a bid to soothe fractious ties between the West African neighbours.

Tutu back in hospital, PE schools to reopen & small victory against Boko Haram

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Nigeria's Buhari to visit Cameroon for Boko Haram

2015-07-28 07:41

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to neighbouring Cameroon for talks with President Paul Biya on combatting the regional threat from Boko Haram, Nigerian officials say.

Boko Haram fighters behead 3 in Cameroon raid

2015-07-27 19:12

Three villagers have been beheaded during a raid in Cameroon by Boko Haram fighters from neighbouring Nigeria.

14 die in Cameroon bar attack

2015-07-26 08:54

At least 14 people have been killed in a bomb attack on a bar in Maroua in the far north of Cameroon, just days after deadly twin bombings in the regional capital.

Cameroon extends ban on full veil in bid to stop attacks

2015-07-25 07:26

Cameroon has extended a ban on full Islamic veils in parts of the country as it seeks to curb Boko Haram violence after a string of suicide bombings by female attackers.

Death toll rises to 37 after blasts in Nigerian’s Gombe

2015-07-23 17:00

The death toll from multiple bomb blasts at two bus stations in northern Nigerian city of Gombe has risen to 37, with 105 others injured, a Red Cross official says.

Deadly bomb blasts rip through Nigerian bus stations

2015-07-23 08:03

At least 37 people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts at bus stations in north-eastern Nigeria’s Gombe city, sources say.


Boko Haram 'slits throats of 10 fishermen' near Lake Chad

2015-07-30 13:45

Boko Haram Islamists have slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga, on the shores of the Lake Chad in north-eastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman says.

Full veil banned in key Niger region

2015-07-29 20:43

Authorities in Niger's Diffa area, on the border with Nigeria, have banned the full Islamic veil following suicide attacks in countries in the region.

Nigeria's Buhari in Cameroon to discuss Boko Haram fight

2015-07-29 16:13

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in neighbouring Cameroon for talks on how to combat the escalating regional threat from Boko Haram Islamists.

Nigerian army frees dozens of women, children from Boko Haram

2015-07-29 09:27

Nigeria’s army says it has liberated 30 hostages held by Boko Haram, including 21 children and seven women, amid ongoing offensives against the extremists in the country’s northeast.

At least 13 Boko Haram militants killed in raids on Chadian villages

2015-07-27 21:04

At least 13 suspected Boko Haram militants and three civilians have been killed in separate attacks after the insurgents raided several remote localities around Lake Chad, Chadian security sources say.

Suicide bomber, 12, attacks Cameroon bar

2015-07-26 21:08

A 12-year-old girl suicide bomber has killed 20 people in an attack on a bar in Maroua in Cameroon, while in a crowded market in neighbouring Nigeria, a "mentally unstable" female suicide bomber killed 14.

25 die in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

2015-07-25 19:28

At least 25 people have been killed in new suspected Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria, with many villagers also forced to flee their homes.

Boko Haram holds territories in Nigeria's NE - governors

2015-07-24 09:23

Boko Haram Islamists are still holding on to some territories in Nigeria’s troubled northeast, state governors from the region say, after the military claimed a series of major victories against the Islamists.

Buhari warns US over Boko Haram, more than 50 dead

2015-07-23 10:36

Suspected Boko Haram attacks have left more than 50 people dead, after Nigeria's president warned the US that its policy was hitting the fight against Boko Haram.

Girls bomb Cameroon market

2015-07-22 22:59

Two young girls have reportedly detonated themselves at a market killing at least 20 people in the city of Maroua.

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