Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram, at least 13 killed

2017-05-21 17:32

Nigerian troops fought Boko Haram militants this weekend, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including 6 women believed to have helped smuggle supplies to the insurgents, an army spokesperson says.

Nigerian military: Some officers selling arms to Boko Haram

2016-09-04 16:30

Nigeria's military says some officers are selling arms and ammunition to Boko Haram, indicating the corruption bedeviling the country's fight against the Islamic extremists continues despite government efforts to halt graft.

Several dead in two blasts in Nigeria

2015-06-15 19:23

Ten people have been killed in twin suicide bombings in Potiskum, northeast Nigeria.

Nigeria blast a gory sight

2014-07-01 22:14

A truck has exploded in a huge fireball killing at least 15 people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

Boko Haram blamed for deadly attack on Cameroon police

2014-05-05 13:27

A police officer and a detainee have been shot dead in an attack in northern Cameroon blamed on Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, a security source says.

Nigeria: 100+ kidnapped students freed

2014-04-17 07:36

Scores of female students kidnapped by Islamic militants from a north-eastern Nigerian school are free, Nigeria’s military says.

US slams 'senseless' Nigeria bombing

2014-04-15 07:49

The US has condemned a bomb attack on a packed bus station in Nigeria which killed 71 people, and called for a full investigation.

1 000 killed in Boko Haram conflict this year

2014-03-26 20:50

More than 1 000 people have been killed so far this year in three states in north-eastern Nigeria worst hit by Boko Haram violence, according to the country’s main relief organisation.

Nigeria school attack: Pupils burnt alive

2014-02-25 15:17

Survivors in the Nigerian school attack say suspected Islamic militants set ablaze a locked hostel, shooting and slitting the throats of those who escaped through windows.

Insurgents kill 35 in Nigeria

2013-08-23 22:54

Islamist insurgents dressed as soldiers opened fire on worshippers leaving a mosque in Nigeria's far northeast this week, killing at least 35 in the second such attack this month.


Multiple bomb blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria

2017-03-22 10:54

Suicide bomb blasts have rocked a camp for migrants who have fled Boko Haram insurgents near Nigeria's restive northeastern city of Maiduguri, officials say.

Two fatal attacks in Cameroon

2015-09-03 16:19

At least 30 people have been killed in the far north of Cameroon in two successive suicide attacks.

Nigerian troops save 25 more kids, women from Boko Haram

2015-05-06 19:37

Nigerian troops have rescued 25 more children and women from Boko Haram as the soldiers destroyed seven more of the extremists’ camps in a north-eastern forest stronghold, the army spokesperson says.

Nigeria: Boko Haram vows to sell abducted girls

2014-05-05 14:09

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has vowed to sell hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped in northern Nigeria three weeks ago, a video reveals.

Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls seen on buses

2014-04-29 07:52

At least 200 schoolgirls abducted in north-east Nigeria by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram have been seen by witnesses being moved in buses to an unknown location, a report says.

Search begins for abducted Nigerian girls

2014-04-16 07:42

A Search for attackers thought to be Boko Haram Islamists has begun in Nigeria after more than 100 girls were kidnapped from a school in the northeast, security sources say.

Abuja blast: More than 30 vehicles destroyed

2014-04-14 11:35

More than 30 vehicles have been destroyed, causing secondary explosions as their fuel tanks ignited and burned after an explosion blasted through a busy commuter bus station and killed 20 in Lagos.

7 suspected Nigerian militants are arrested

2014-03-04 09:04

Nigeria says it has arrested seven suspected Islamic militants in connection with the killing of a pro-Western sheik who preached against Islamic extremism, his wife and their son.

Boko Haram attack kills 60 in northeast Nigeria

2014-02-20 14:32

An attack by scores of Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast Nigeria town of Bama has killed 60 people and caused massive destruction to public buildings, police say.

Nigeria Islamists reject amnesty deal idea

2013-04-11 08:57

The leader of Nigeria’s radical Islamist group Boko Haram has rejected the idea of any potential amnesty deal, which the country's presidency says it would study in a bid to curb a bloody insurgency.

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