Boko Haram leader: Kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls will only be freed in a prisoner swap

2016-09-26 18:37

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau says parents of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls will only see their daughters again if the government swaps them for detained Islamic extremist leaders.

Embattled Boko Haram leader Shekau resurfaces in video

2016-09-25 11:00

The embattled leader of jihadist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has resurfaced in a video posted online, rejecting assertions by the Nigerian army that he had been seriously wounded.

WATCH: Boko Haram releases new video without embattled leader

2016-09-14 15:38

The jihadist group Boko Haram has released a new video without its embattled leader Abubakar Shekau, lending weight to claims by the Nigerian army he had been gravely wounded in an air strike.

Rival Boko Haram groups clash in Nigeria

2016-09-07 23:02

In-fighting has broken out in Boko Haram after the Islamic State group announced a new leader of its Nigerian affiliate, according to reports in the country's remote northeast.

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau may have been replaced by another commander, according to a report.

Message said to be from Boko Haram leader attacks Nigerian army

2015-09-21 10:33

A new audio message purportedly from Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau calls the Nigerian army liars for saying troops have regained territory from the military Islamist group.

Boko Haram mystery: just who is leading Nigeria's jihadists?

2015-08-18 12:53

Claims that Nigeria’s Boko Haram has been "decapitated" have been spectacularly rebuffed by the jihadists’ leader, yet his broadcast in months may not see off an impending mutiny, analysts say.

Chad president messes with Boko Haram's mind

2015-08-14 21:00

If Chadian President Idriss Deby is to be believed, Abubakar Shekau, the bearded and bandoliered leader of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, is no more.

Boko Haram offers to swap out girls

2015-07-08 21:04

Boko Haram has offered the Nigerian government to swap detainees for kidnapped Chibok girls.

Nigeria marks 1st anniversary of schoolgirl kidnappings

2015-04-14 08:12

Nigeria is marking the first anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of 219 schoolgirls from north-eastern town of Chibok, as part of a series of events planned around the world.


Nigerian army says Boko Haram leader has 'mental challenge'

2016-09-26 10:17

The Nigerian Army has reacted to a recent video released by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, stating that the commander clearly has a mental issue.

Islamic extremists claim 40 troops killed in Nigeria

2016-09-21 11:52

Islamic extremists say they they have killed more than 40 troops from a multinational force in an attack on a convoy in northeast Nigeria.

'Two killed' in attack on Niger refugee camp

2016-09-12 07:20

At least two civilians have been killed and several wounded in an attack by unidentified assailants on a UN refugee camp in Niger near the Malian border, sources told AFP Sunday.

Nigerian army confirms death of Boko Haram leader Shekau

2016-09-02 12:23

The Nigerian military has reportedly confirmed the death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.

Our leader is still alive, Boko Haram says in new video

2015-10-08 07:31

Boko Haram says in a video that its elusive leader Abubakar Shekau is alive and still in charge of the Nigeria-based Islamist group whose six-year insurgency has killed thousands.

Q&A: Is Nigeria able to end Boko Haram insurgency?

2015-08-20 13:19

How viable are Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's latest efforts in fighting Boko Haram? News24 speaks to a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, Martin Ewi.

I'm alive, says Boko Haram leader Shekau

2015-08-17 08:26

Abubakar Shekau says he is alive and still the leader of Islamist sect Boko Haram, denying reports he is dead, according to a new audio message quoted on social media.

Chad says new Boko Haram leader ready to talk

2015-08-12 21:41

Chad's leader says Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremist group has a new leader ready to negotiate.

Protest march as Nigeria marks anniversary of schoolgirl kidnappings

2015-04-15 09:03

Nigeria and the world marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram's abduction of 219 schoolgirls with protest marches, candlelit vigils and pledges of solidarity.

Boko Haram-ISIS pledge is act of desperation - Nigeria govt

2015-03-10 14:37

Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance to the ISIS group is a sign of weakness and a result of pressure on the jihadist militants by Nigeria and its allies, the government in Abuja says.

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