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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau may have been replaced by another commander, according to a report.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

Experts: Boko Haram-ISIS tie-up is just propaganda - for now

2015-03-10 07:42

The pledge of allegiance by Nigeria’s Boko Haram to the Islamic State group may be more than a propaganda gesture, experts say – but that could change.

Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISIS

2015-03-08 10:22

Nigeria's Boko Haram, has pledged allegiance to ISIS.

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.


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.

Niger, Chad troops fight Boko Haram

2015-03-08 18:30

A source says the armies of Niger and Chad have launched a major ground and air offensive against Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.

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.

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