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.


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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