Boko Haram faction chief reappears after health questions

2018-07-24 15:51

Boko Haram factional leader Abubakar Shekau has re-emerged in a new video after a long absence that fuelled speculation about his health and ability to lead the Islamist militants.

Nigerian intelligence arrests two ISIS 'commanders'

2018-06-22 18:26

Nigeria's secret police says it has arrested two suspected commanders of a Boko Haram splinter group for allegedly plotting to carry out violent attacks in the country.

Video: Boko Haram leader calls himself 'invincible' but also 'tired'

2018-02-08 10:35

The leader of Boko Haram says he's still in control of an important territory that the Nigerian military says it has seized back from the extremists.

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.


Health, leadership questions about Boko Haram's Shekau

2018-06-29 21:28

Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau is said to be weakened by ill health, prompting questions about his ability to lead the Islamist militants, two well-placed sources have told AFP

Security increased in NE Nigeria after deadly bombings

2018-05-02 19:07

Nigeria has ordered increased security around markets and places of worship after a twin suicide bomb attack killed scores of people in the country's restive northeast.

Shekau appears in video amid surge in Boko Haram attacks

2018-01-02 17:00

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has released a video message claiming a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria during the festive season.

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.

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