At least 50 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush

2020-03-25 11:47

The attack, one of the deadliest recently, came as the military tried to launch an offensive against the armed group.

Nigerian pastor accused of abusing children who fled Boko Haram

2019-11-02 10:54

Deep in the tropical forest in southern Nigeria, an evangelical pastor runs a sprawling camp billed as a refuge for thousands of children who fled the Boko Haram jihadist insurgency in the north.

WATCH: Victims of Boko Haram receive new lease on life

Njidda Maidugu never thought he would walk on two legs again after a suicide bombing in Nigeria. Now, he has been given hope. Watch.

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SA must guard against terrorism

2017-06-06 13:01

We all need to unite – like we do when fighting corruption and discrimination – in condemning the evil of fundamentalism wherever it rears its ugly head, writes Austil Mathebula.

Rebounding after rape: will ‘freed’ Chibok girls face double victimisation?

2016-10-26 14:24

Freed but not free – returning home after being exploited as a tool of war.

Nigeria air force kills senior Boko Haram fighters

2016-08-23 13:30

Group's leader Abubakar Shekau believed to be fatally wounded in air strike carried out by the military, say officials.

Boko Haram ambushes humanitarian convoy, wounds 5 in Nigeria

2016-07-29 15:00

Nigeria's military says Boko Haram Islamic extremists have ambushed a humanitarian convoy escorted by troops, wounding three civilians including a UN worker and two soldiers.

Nigerian troops kill 19 Boko Haram militants: army

2016-06-04 19:33

Nigerian troops have killed 19 Boko Haram militants during clashes in northeast Borno state, while two soldiers suffered gunshot wounds, the army say.

Chibok girl snatched by Boko Haram found, pregnant

2016-05-18 14:25

One of the 219 schoolgirls abducted in Chibok in northeast Nigeria has been found, the first found since their seizure by Boko Haram more than two years ago, activists, the head of a support group and a community leader say.

Rescued Nigerian girl longs for Boko Haram 'husband'

2016-02-05 15:20

Freed by soldiers, Zara, 16, says she would rather be with the Boko Haram fighter who abducted and impregnated her.


Boko Haram attack kills nearly 100 Chadian troops

2020-03-25 11:26

Boko Haram jihadists have killed nearly 100 Chadian soldiers in a seven-hour attack on an island army base, in their deadliest assault yet on the country's armed forces.

Five years after Boko Haram kidnap, Chibok girls still missing

2019-04-16 14:13

Chibok residents commemorate the five year anniversary of the kidnapping of schoolgirls on April 14, 2014, when Boko Haram gunmen stormed the Chibok girls' boarding school, kidnapping 276 pupils aged 12-17.

Ethnic tensions fracture Nigeria

2017-09-17 06:33

In addition to fundamentalist group Boko Haram’s escalating acts of terrorism, the west African powerhouse has to contend with hostility between the Hausa and Igbo ethnic groups, which some fear could lead to civil war.

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Women, children 'tainted' by Boko Haram become outcasts in Nigeria

2016-08-26 09:01

Starving and alone, five-year-old Umar was left for dead in a camp for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria.

5 Islamists killed as Nigeria army foils Boko Haram attack

2016-08-02 10:58

Five Islamists have been killed as Nigerian troops thwarted a Boko Haram attack near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the epicentre of the seven-year insurgency, the army says.

Nearly 200 die in a month at Boko Haram displaced camp

2016-06-23 10:19

Nearly 200 people have died in the last month at a camp for people made homeless by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, an aid agency says, warning of a growing malnutrition crisis.

Boko Haram attack in Niger 'kills 32 soldiers'

2016-06-04 16:26

Thirty soldiers from Niger and two Nigerian troops have been killed in a Boko Haram attack on Niger's border with Nigeria, Niger's officials say.

MTN 'fuelled' Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria - Buhari

2016-03-08 16:44

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has said that MTN fuelled the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria by failing to disconnect millions of unregistered users, .

Fear of Boko Haram wrecks tourist business

2014-11-19 13:06

Tourists once flocked to Cameroon for its wildlife and spectacular scenery, but raids by the Nigerian extremists of Boko Haram all but halted such visits.

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