Boko Haram kills nine villagers in NE Nigeria: militia

2018-09-20 12:30

Nine people have been killed and nine others injured after Boko Haram fighters raided two villages in northeast Nigeria, the civilian militia says.

'Hardline takeover' blamed for latest Boko Haram violence

2018-09-19 06:01

The execution of a kidnapped aid worker and the apparent death of a senior factional leader have sparked fears of an upsurge in Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria.

Boko Haram jihadis kill eight in NE Nigeria: militia

2018-09-15 09:20

Boko Haram gunmen have killed eight people after they attacked two villages in restive northeast Nigeria in an attempt to steal livestock, local militia say.

Nigeria claims 'normalcy restored' after Boko Haram attack

2018-09-10 13:52

Nigeria's military says it has restored order after Boko Haram fighters took control of a town in the country's remote northeast, sparking fears about the group's resurgence.

Restructuring Nigeria becomes an election issue

2018-09-07 20:58

The political make-up of Africa's most populous nation is coming under scrutiny after a leading election hopeful promised greater devolution if he becomes president at polls next year.

Cholera kills 14 in NE Nigeria: official

2018-09-06 14:49

Cholera has killed 14 people with almost 400 hospitalised in the past week in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, the Borno state health commissioner has said.

Nigerian ex-VP attacks 'uncompromising, power-drunk' Buhari

2018-09-04 18:29

Nigeria's former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has said he has "fears" for the country's election next year as he attacked President Muhammadu Buhari for intransigence and wanting to cling on to power.

Death toll hits 48 in Boko Haram troop attack: military sources

2018-09-03 16:07

The death toll from a Boko Haram attack on a Nigerian army post on the border with Niger has risen to 48, military sources have said.

Nigeria government investigating audio of kidnapped girl

2018-08-28 21:00

The Nigerian government says it is investigating the authenticity of an audio recording in which a Christian schoolgirl abducted by Islamic extremist rebels Boko Haram appeals for help

PICS: Nigerians who fled Boko Haram return 'home' as presidential race heats up

2018-08-22 15:34

As the presidential race heats up ahead of February polls, the Nigerian government and officials of Borno state, the epicentre of the Islamist insurgency, are encouraging and facilitating the "return" of tens of thousands of people.


Nigerian president condemns Boko Haram killing of aid worker

2018-09-19 16:14

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is strongly condemning Boko Haram's killing of a Red Cross aid worker and vows his government will do everything possible to ensure the safe return of all held by the extremist group.

Boko Haram kills kidnapped midwife

2018-09-18 06:02

Boko Haram militants have killed a midwife who was kidnapped in an attack in remote northeast Nigeria more than six months ago, the Red Cross says.

Nigeria troops repel fresh Boko Haram base attack

2018-09-13 19:35

Soldiers have thwarted another Boko Haram attack on an army base in northeast Nigeria, the latest in a series of offensives against military targets in the remote region.

Boko Haram captures Nigerian town after troop attack

2018-09-09 14:00

Boko Haram jihadists have been in control of a town in northeast Nigeria after sacking a military base, in the latest attack that raises questions about claims they are weakened to the point of defeat.

Boko Haram kill two, abduct 25 in bus attack: security, local sources

2018-09-06 19:06

Two people have been killed and 25 others kidnapped in a Boko Haram ambush on a civilian convoy in remote northeast Nigeria, security sources and a local resident have said.

Nineteen killed in fresh violence in central Nigeria

2018-09-04 19:31

Nineteen people have been killed and scores of homes burnt in fresh violence in central Nigeria, police have said, after weeks of relative calm in a long-running resource conflict between farmers and herders.

11 killed in suspected communal violence in central Nigeria

2018-09-03 19:43

Nigerian police say gunmen have shot dead 11 people in an attack in central Nigeria suspected to be part of a series of communal violent incidents.

11 million in urgent need in Lake Chad region: NGOs

2018-08-30 21:23

Eleven million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid in the Lake Chad region following nine years of Boko Haram violence, a dozen NGOs have warned.

Top Africa stories: MDC vote petition heard at ConCourt, Boko Haram

2018-08-23 08:13

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court has heard the Movement for Democratic Change election petition, and Nigerians who fled Boko Haram have returned 'home' as the presidential race heats up.

At least six dead in NE Nigeria after Boko Haram attack

2018-08-20 08:01

At least six people have been killed after Boko Haram jihadists raided a village in northeast Nigeria, burning houses and looting food supplies, a local militia leader and residents say.

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