Nigerian forces in 'unauthorised search' of UN camp: UN

2017-08-11 16:28

Nigerian forces conducted an unauthorised search of the UN's main operating base in the town of Maiduguri in the country's northeast in the early hours Friday, says the UN.

Boko Haram raids village in Nigeria, steals food and medical supplies

2017-03-26 20:00

Boko Haram Islamists have raided a village in northeast Nigeria, in the latest rampage to steal food and medical supplies, as fears grow of more attacks, locals and security personnel say.

Boko Haram's Shekau reappears, criticises Cameroon 'lies'

2017-03-17 16:33

Boko Haram's elusive leader has made his first appearance in months, claiming responsibility for a spate of suicide bombings and rejecting claims that scores of his fighters have been killed.

Boko Haram leader urges fighters: kill, slaughter, abduct

2016-12-31 17:00

Boko Haram's leader is urging his fighters to "kill, slaughter and abduct ... and detonate bombs everywhere", in a new video that denies Nigerian government claims that his Islamic extremist group has been crushed.

BREAKING: Boko Haram leader in new video says 'we're safe, not crushed'

2016-12-29 16:00

Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video to dispute a claim by President Muhammadu Buhari that the jihadist group has been routed from its Sambisa Forest stronghold.

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.


Boko Haram leader Shekau 'injured in air strike'

2017-05-03 17:17

Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau has been injured and one of his deputies killed in an air strike in northeastern Nigeria, civilian and security sources say.

Boko Haram leader in new video vows to establish caliphate

2017-03-21 15:33

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in a new video is vowing to continue his insurgency until he establishes an Islamic caliphate across west and central Africa.

Nigeria suicide bomber 'had baby strapped to her back'

2017-01-24 19:29

A female suicide bomber who attacked a town in northeast Nigeria earlier this month was carrying a baby at the time, the country's main relief agency said on Tuesday.

Top Africa stories: Zim DRC, Nigeria

2016-12-29 19:00

Zimbabwe has denied reports that it exported a variety of wild animals to China to settle a debt, and Abubakar Shekau has refuted claims that Boko Haram militants have been defeated.

Boko Haram leader warns Trump 'war has just begun'

2016-11-14 14:27

The leader of the jihadist group Boko Haram has reacted to the election of Donald Trump to the White House with a warning that "the war has just begun" against the West.

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.

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