ARTICLES RELATING TO ABUBAKAR SHEKAU

Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing ISIS

2015-03-03 12:44

Nigeria’s Islamic sect Boko Haram has released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent of footage from ISIS.

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.

 

US army to provide equipment to fight Boko Haram

2015-02-18 10:38

The US military will share communications equipment and intelligence with African allies to assist them in the fight against Nigeria Islam group Boko Haram, the commander of US Special Forces operations in Africa says.

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.

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