30 killed in triple suicide bombing in Nigeria

2019-06-17 13:04

Thirty people have been killed in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services have reported.

Freed Boko Haram girls in Abuja for debrief and president meeting

2018-03-22 20:30

More than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram were in Nigeria's capital on Thursday, a day after their surprise release that fuelled rumours about how their freedom was won.

Wife of Boko Haram leader 'killed in airstrike': military

2017-10-26 05:40

The Nigerian military has said it was investigating reports that a recent bombing raid killed one of the wives of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.

Released Chibok girls ready for education after ordeal

2017-08-18 20:33

The 106 Nigerian schoolgirls no longer in captivity by Boko Haram jihadists fighting against western-style education will all go to university from September, the country's minister for women's affairs has said.

Nigerian camps under strain from returning refugees

2017-06-29 21:50

An upsurge in Boko Haram attacks and returnees from Cameroon are stretching camps for those made homeless by the conflict to breaking point, as the UN warned against forcing people back to northeast Nigeria.

US court battle gives clues to Nigerian arms scandal

2017-05-18 21:26

The claims read like the plot of a best-selling thriller, with secretive arms dealers and a corruption-riddled government fighting jihadists.

Nigeria thwarts Boko Haram plan to attack US, UK embassies

2017-04-12 16:02

Nigerian security officials have thwarted plans by Islamic State group-linked Boko Haram members to attack the embassies of the United States and Britain.

8 killed as suicide bombers target Nigerian city: Officials

2017-03-22 15:08

Nigerian officials say at least eight people have been killed after five suicide bombers attacked the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

Boko Haram attack kills seven in Nigeria: security sources

2017-02-24 17:27

At least seven soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on military positions in northeast Nigeria, a civilian vigilante and a security source have said.

Questions about Boko Haram fight-back after spate of attacks

2017-02-01 19:46

Nigeria's government and military have maintained the narrative for more than a year: Boko Haram, whose bloody insurgency has devastated the country's northeast, is a spent force.


Boko Haram kills four in Nigeria displaced civilians camp

2018-07-01 13:04

Boko Haram jihadists killed four people during a raid on a camp for civilians displaced by the Islamist group's violent insurgency in Nigeria's troubled northeast, security sources have said.

Six Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambushes

2017-12-11 21:28

At least six soldiers died in two separate Boko Haram ambushes in northeast Nigeria, military and civilian militia sources have said.

Cameroon accused over Nigerian Boko Haram refugees

2017-09-27 14:00

Cameroon has been accused of forcibly returning at least 100 000 Nigerian refugees in breach of international agreements, putting them in danger from Boko Haram Islamists.

Nigerian town still reeling from botched bombing

2017-08-09 16:43

He fled to Rann to escape Boko Haram, but Babagana Jugudum lost everything on January 17 when the Nigerian military accidentally killed more than 100 people in a botched air strike on the town. His wife and two children were among the dead.

UN warns against refugee returns to Nigeria from Cameroon

2017-06-21 17:32

The UN has voiced alarm at the many Nigerian refugees returning from Cameroon to Banki, a border town clouded by Boko Haram violence and already struggling with overstretched supplies and services.

Nigeria shows off new air assets for Boko Haram fight

2017-04-25 07:30

Nigeria's air force has shown off new assets it says will be used to combat the Boko Haram insurgency in its north and oil militants in its south.

Hundreds missing in Boko Haram's biggest abduction of kids

2017-03-30 20:46

Hundreds of children remain missing while officials refuse to acknowledge the largest-ever mass abduction of Nigerian schoolchildren by Boko Haram Islamic extremists, says rights group.

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 kills 7 new army recruits, abducts female soldier

2017-02-10 16:32

An army officer and self-defense commander say Boko Haram insurgents have ambushed a convoy of new recruits in northeast Nigeria, killing seven troops and abducting a female soldier.

Death toll now 90 in Nigeria air strike, could reach 170

2017-01-20 22:30

The death toll from a botched Nigerian air strike against Boko Haram that hit a camp for displaced people has risen to 90, and could climb as high as 170, Doctors Without Borders has said.

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