Attack me if you dare - Boko Haram chief

2015-01-21 18:04

The head of Boko Haram, the enigmatic Abubakar Shekau, has openly taunted the countries being menaced by the armed Islamist group.

Boko Haram attacks drive 3 000 Nigerians to Chad

2015-01-08 13:25

Over 3 000 Nigerians have fled to Chad to escape attacks in northern Nigeria by Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, government officials say.

Boko Haram threatens Cameroon

2015-01-08 07:17

A man purporting to be the leader of Nigerian militant sect Boko Haram has threatened to step up violence in neighbouring Cameroon unless it scraps its constitution and embraces Islam.

Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls

2014-10-23 09:16

A week after Nigeria announced a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, which it says would include the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist group, there is still no sign of the girls being freed.

Boko Haram 'leader' appears in new video

2014-10-02 20:39

A man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video, contradicting Nigerian military reports that he was killed.

Doubts on reports of Boko Haram leader's death

2014-09-26 06:24

The United States has voiced skepticism over reports from the Nigerian military that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has been killed in recent clashes with troops.

1000s flee to Cameroon after Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

2014-08-25 17:49

A Boko Haram attack on a border town in northeast Nigeria has forced thousands of people to flee, in a fresh assault indicating the militants’ growing ability to strike at will.

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

2014-07-22 11:48

At least 11 parents of the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls have died from stress and attacks, as their hometown, Chibok, continues to be under siege from Boko Haram militants, residents say.

Boko Haram demands fighters swap for girls

2014-07-14 11:38

A new video shows the leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram crowning over the recent victories including two explosions at a fuel depot in Lagos that the government tried to cover up.

Boko Haram is Nigeria's 'biggest threat'

2014-07-01 09:10

Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group has become the biggest security threat of Africa's top oil producer, even as the US imposed sanctions on its leader Abubakar Shekau in 2012.

Nigeria kidnap families want 'unconditional' release

2014-05-15 14:46

Relatives of more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage by Boko Haram have called for their unconditional release, after Nigeria’s government ruled out a prisoner swap with the extremists.

All girls in Islamist video are Chibok students

2014-05-14 05:30

The female hostages shown in a video released by Boko Haram have been identified as students of the secondary school attacked by the Islamists the area governor says.

Kidnappings: US flying 'manned missions' over Nigeria

2014-05-13 07:35

The US says it is flying "manned" missions over Nigeria in search of over 200 abducted schoolgirls, after Lagos dismissed a prisoner-swap offer from the Boko Haram kidnappers.

Boko Haram offers to swap girls for prisoners

2014-05-12 12:41

The leader of the Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram has said he will release more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by his fighters last month in exchange for prisoners, according to a video.

Calls for US to act to save Nigerian schoolgirls

2014-05-06 08:32

Calls have mounted for US action to help find and free more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped last month by Islamist militants, amid growing outrage and fears over their fate.

Boko Haram chief has little control over fighters

2014-04-03 22:32

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau likely has little control over his fighters, the International Crisis Group says.

Shekau headed attack on Nigerian city

2013-11-04 20:05

The leader of an Nigerian Islamic uprising says he commanded the attack on a city that killed at least 127.

Nigerian army says verifying credibility of Boko Haram video

2013-09-26 13:40

Nigeria's army says it is trying to verify the authenticity of a video that appeared to show Boko Haram’s leader mocking reports that he may have been killed.

Nigeria 'insurgency' children to be freed

2013-05-23 18:33

Nigerian authorities have detained children in connection with the Islamist insurgency they are battling, but the government plans to release them under a peace gesture announced this week.

Nigeria: Boko Haram commander killed

2012-11-16 11:37

Nigeria's military claims to have killed a Boko Haram commander behind the recent high-profile assassination of a retired general in a "major offensive".

Terrorist label: Boko Haram slams Obama

2012-08-05 18:36

The suspected leader of the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram criticised US President Barack Obama in an online video over Washington's decision to label him a "global terrorist".

Nigeria sect leader defends killings

2012-01-12 07:54

The leader of Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram says killings of Christians are justifiable revenge attacks and President Goodluck Jonathan has no power to stop the group’s insurgency.


Boko Haram claims Baga attack, threatens Nigeria neighbours

2015-01-21 08:23

Boko Haram has claimed a massive attack feared to be the worst in its six-year insurgency and threatened Nigeria’s neighbours, as talks began for a regional response to the militants.

Boko Haram threatens Cameroon

2015-01-08 08:37

A man purporting to be the leader of Nigerian militant sect Boko Haram has threatened to step up violence in neighbouring Cameroon unless it scraps its constitution and embraces Islam.

Boko Haram steps up attacks in Cameroon

2014-11-20 09:52

Nigerian Islamist extremists Boko Haram are intensifying attacks in neighbouring Cameroon, targeting new villages with increasingly sophisticated weapons.

WATCH: I am alive, says Boko Haram 'leader'

2014-10-04 06:45

Watch the video in which a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, says he is alive and will "only die the day Allah takes my breath".

Dead or alive, Boko Haram leader fuels violence

2014-09-26 12:14

Nigeria's Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, or a man claiming to be him, has been killed at least three times, according to military, yet each time he apparently returns in the group's numerous jihadist videos.

Nigeria refutes Boko Haram caliphate claim

2014-08-25 17:49

The Nigerian government has refuted a claim by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram that it has set up an Islamic state in a town in the country’s north-east.

Boko Haram says ruling Nigerian town by Islamic law

2014-08-25 14:42

The leader of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram says his fighters are now ruling the captured north-eastern town of Gwoza "by Islamic law".

Nigeria arrests Boko Haram’s 'butcher'

2014-07-15 16:01

Nigerian police say they have arrested a senior Boko Haram Islamist commander known as "Chief Butcher" during a raid on an insurgent camp in the restive northeast.

Nigeria: 'Good news' soon on kidnapped girls

2014-07-09 05:49

Nigeria's National Council of State is promising to deliver "some good news" very soon about more than 200 schoolgirls held captive by Islamic extremists for nearly three months.

Nigerian girls' village 'too unsafe' for Jonathan

2014-05-16 17:02

The cancellation of President Goodluck Jonathan's first trip to the village from which more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped has reportedly infuriated the girls' families.

Boko Haram kills 4 Nigerian soldiers in ambush

2014-05-15 09:02

Boko Haram rebels have killed four Nigerian soldiers in an ambush outside the north-eastern city of Maiduguri and several insurgents also died in the firefight, a statement says.

I would rather have my child die - Nigerian dad

2014-05-13 10:37

The father of one of Nigeria’s kidnapped schoolgirls has reportedly said he would rather have his child die than have her convert to Islam or be exchanged for Boko Haram prisoners.

We’ve liberated the girls – Boko Haram

2014-05-12 12:59

Boko Haram Islamists leader Abubakar Shekau says his group has liberated the more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls by converting them to Islam, according to a recently released video.

World powers join search for abducted schoolgirls

2014-05-08 08:05

World powers, including the US and China, have joined in the search for the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists.

I abducted your girls, says Boko Haram leader

2014-05-05 15:13

Boko Haram has claimed the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria that has triggered international outrage, threatening to sell them as slaves.

Extremist: Allah says we must decapitate

2013-12-28 14:38

An Islamic extremist leader in north-eastern Nigeria says the bloody insurgency will continue because Allah says they must decapitate and mutilate.

Wedding attack blamed on Islamic militants

2013-11-04 09:01

Suspected Islamic militants have attacked a wedding convoy in northeast Nigeria over the weekend, the latest in a storm of violence in the region as government troops battle extremists.

Nigeria mosque attack raises questions

2013-08-13 22:11

Brutal attacks on a mosque and a village in northeastern Nigeria that left 56 people dead have raised fresh questions over the military's offensive.

Boko Haram - no peace talks

2013-03-03 20:07

In a video, the Boko Haram leader has denied peace talks with Nigeria, promising violence will continue.

Nigeria Islamists rule out peace talks

2012-08-23 16:53

Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram has ruled out holding peace talks with the government and threatened to strike media houses it said fight the group "with the pen".

Boko Haram to 'devour' Nigeria president

2012-04-12 22:24

Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram intends to bring down the government and "devour" President Goodluck Jonathan within three months.

Nigerian Islamist leader threatens US

2010-07-14 10:48

A Nigerian Islamist leader believed killed in an uprising nearly a year ago has threatened the US and paid tribute to al-Qaeda in Iraq in a new message, a monitoring group says.

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