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Boko Haram raids military posts in northeast Nigeria

Jan 03, 2019 - 10:13 AM

Fighters from the ISIS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province overrun the posts in Borno state on Tuesday, January 1, military and militia sources tell Agence France-Presse

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria claims nearly 100 lives

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:22 PM

More than 3,000 cholera cases have been recorded in the states of Yobe and Borno, says the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

30 Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram raid – military sources

Sep 01, 2018 - 10:13 PM

The attacks appear to undermine repeated claims by the military that Boko Haram had been defeated

Boko Haram fighters found posing as refugees – Nigeria

Jul 02, 2017 - 12:40 AM

They were arrested during screening of the returnees at the border town of Banki by security personnel an official says

Female suicide bomber kills 6 in Nigeria market

Jul 31, 2015 - 10:21 PM

The market attack comes on the day the newly appointed head of the regional multinational force Major General Iliya Abbah formally took over

11 killed in Boko Haram raid on Nigeria village

Jul 11, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Danlami Ajaokuta from the civilian militia force confirmed the attack which happened on Friday at about 8:00 pm local time and is the latest in northeast Nigeria in recent weeks

Boko Haram suspected after suicide attacks in Chad, Nigeria

Jul 11, 2015 - 8:23 PM

Nigeria s President Muhammadu Buhari who came to power on May 29 has made defeating Boko Haram a top priority but experts said he could not do it alone

Boko Haram recaptures key town in northeast Nigeria

May 16, 2015 - 6:04 PM

The town located along a strategic trading route between Nigeria and neighbouring Cameroon and Chad trades hands between the jihadists and government troops numerous times since 2013

BOKO HARAM. An image grab made on October 31, 2014 from a video obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau (C) delivering a speech. File photo by Boko Haram/AFP

At least 33 dead in northeast Nigeria bomb attacks

Mar 07, 2015 - 8:59 PM

Borno state Justice Commissioner Kaka Shehu confirms two blasts and says a third bombing hit the busy Borno Express bus station

Boko Haram kills at least 68 people, including children

Mar 06, 2015 - 2:35 AM

Heavily armed militants stormed the village in Borno state on March 3

Boko Haram kills dozens in rampage after Chad offensive

Feb 04, 2015 - 10:54 PM

UPDATED The onslaught comes a day after Chad sends troops across the border to flush the jihadists out of the Nigerian town of Gamboru

Chad forces retake border town from Boko Haram

Feb 04, 2015 - 7:31 AM

The ground intervention by Chad comes after the African Union last week backed a regional 5 nation 7 500 strong force to take on the extremists amid growing fears about their threat to regional security

Chadian newspapers with headlines pertaining to Chad's military intervention against Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram reading 'Look out Deby is coming!' (L), 'Chadian army combs through Gambaru' (R) are displayed on February 2, 2015 in N'Djamena. Sia Kambou/AFP

Nigeria says 5 towns recaptured from Boko Haram

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:29 AM

Gov t spokesperson: Our troops are in control after operations which had the active support of volunteers vigilantes and our friendly neighbors

Mi-8 attack helicopters are seen in Fotokol, Cameroon, on February 1, 2015, after an operation in nearby Gamboru, Nigeria. Stephane Yas/AFP

Nigeria repels fresh Boko Haram assault on key city

Feb 01, 2015 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED As Nigerian forces were holding off Boko Haram in Maiduguri the airforce of neighboring Chad was pounding the militants positions in Gamboru

Mi-8 attack helicopters are seen in Fotokol, Cameroon, on February 1, 2015, after an operation in nearby Gamboru, Nigeria. Stephane Yas/AFP

Boko Haram wages new Nigeria attacks as Kerry visits

Jan 25, 2015 - 11:41 PM

UPDATED The renewed violence underscores the extent of the difficulties facing Nigeria as the election approaches and also the increasing threat Boko Haram poses for the country s neighbors

AFP file photo of Boko Haram

Boko Haram leader threatens Nigeria's neighbors

Jan 21, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Boko Haram also claims a massive attack feared to be the worst in its 6 year insurgency

AFP PHOTO / DIGITALGLOBE / AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Nigerian president visits survivors of Boko Haram massacre

Jan 16, 2015 - 7:25 AM

The attack on Baga part of an upsurge in violence ahead of February s presidential and parliamentary polls is feared to have killed hundreds if not more

ASSURANCE. President Goodluck Jonathan speaks to displaced people from Baga in a Maiduguri camp on January 15, 2015. Olatunji Omirin/AFP

'Vicious' Boko Haram attacks send over 11,000 fleeing to Chad

Jan 14, 2015 - 9:50 AM

A full 60 of the new arrivals in Chad are women and girls UNHCR spokesman William Spindler tells reporters adding that 84 unaccompanied children have also crossed over

A file of a screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by Agence France-Presse shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau. Boko Haram/AFP

Nigeria calls for support after 'deadliest' Boko Haram attack

Jan 11, 2015 - 6:05 PM

There are still no independently corroborated figures for the huge numbers said to have been killed in Baga on the shores of Lake Chad in the far north of Borno State

A file of a screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by Agence France-Presse shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau. Boko Haram/AFP

At least 120 dead in Nigeria mosque suicide attack

Nov 29, 2014 - 8:45 AM

The mosque is attached to the palace of the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II Nigeria s second most senior Muslim cleric who last week urged civilians to take up arms against Boko Haram

HUNDREDS DEAD, INJURED. Relatives talk to one of the victims of twin suicide blasts at Kano central mosque in the accident and emergency ward of the Nassarawa Specilist Hospital in northern Nigeria's largest city of Kano on November 28, 2014. Photo by Aminu Abubakar/AFP

Boko Haram kills 48 fish vendors in northeast Nigeria

Nov 23, 2014 - 8:17 PM

Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram gunmen kills 48 fish vendors in Nigeria s restive state of Borno the head of the fish traders association says

Nigerian army recaptures abducted girls' hometown

Nov 17, 2014 - 7:19 AM

Chibok is recaptured in a joint operation with local vigilantes known as the Civilian Joint Task Force who back up the military in several parts of the northeast where Boko Haram is active

BOKO HARAM. A screengrab taken on August 24, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau (C). File photo by AFP/BOKO HARAM

Nigeria's Boko Haram sets new tone in controlled areas

Nov 16, 2014 - 5:47 PM

Analyst: They have stepped in as an alternative government following the withdrawal of government institutions from the areas now under their control

BOKO HARAM. A screengrab taken on August 24, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau (C). File photo by AFP/BOKO HARAM

Triple bombing at north Nigeria bus station leaves 8 dead

Nov 01, 2014 - 9:06 AM

Multiple witnesses say the men entered the station in one vehicle and then dropped bags packed with explosives between the buses which were filling up with travelers

TRIPLE BOMBING. Locals inspect the site of a bomb blast at a bus station in Gombe, northeastern Nigeria, October 31, 2014. STR/EPA

Thirty adolescents abducted in northeast Nigeria: local chief

Oct 27, 2014 - 12:10 AM

UPDATE Suspected Boko Haram rebels abducted around 30 adolescents according to a local village chief

Nigeria's military claims success against Boko Haram

Sep 13, 2014 - 12:25 PM

Nigeria s military have repeatedly rejected claims about Boko Haram taking over towns and villages despite multiple testimonies from fleeing residents

NIGERIA, - : QUALITY REPEAT A screengrab taken on August 24, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau (C), delivering a speech at an undisclosed location. Boko Haram's leader said he has created an Islamic caliphate in a northeast Nigeria town seized by the insurgents earlier this month. "Thanks be to Allah who gave victory to our brethren in (the town of) Gwoza and made it part of the Islamic caliphate," Abubakar Shekau said in the 52-minute video. Boko Haram/AFP

Boko Haram have 'surrounded' Nigeria's Maiduguri, say elders

Sep 11, 2014 - 10:50 PM

It is apparent that their imminent target is to take the city of Maiduguri the Borno state capital

A screengrab taken on August 24, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows alleged members of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram during fighting at an undisclosed location. AFP PHOTO/BOKO HARAM

More than 60 women, girls abducted in Nigeria

Jun 24, 2014 - 5:43 PM

UPDATED The group was kidnapped in the last week during a series of Boko Haram attacks on Kummabza village in Borno state which left at least 30 dead

Former Nigerian leader doubtful over kidnapped girls' return

Jun 14, 2014 - 9:35 AM

If you get all of them back I will consider it a near miracle Nigeria s former president Olusegun Obasanjo says in an interview

Top Nigerian Islamic cleric calls for unity against Boko Haram

May 25, 2014 - 9:12 PM

Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa ad Abubakar II has come under pressure to speak out against Boko Haram who have killed thousands in their quest for an Islamic state in the north of the country

US sends experts to Nigeria as number of kidnap victims rises

May 07, 2014 - 10:57 PM

The team sent to Nigeria consists of military law enforcement and other agencies

File photo by EPA/Olivier Douliery / POOL

France pledges help for Nigeria in hunt for kidnapped girls

May 07, 2014 - 9:03 PM

UPDATED President Francois Hollande s comments come as Boko Haram kidnapped another 11 girls from a village in Borno state the epicenter of the group s 5 year Islamist uprising

UKRAINE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. French President Francois Hollande says the presidential ballot "must be held in all of Ukraine, which implies that a general agreement must be found so that the election and its result are accepted." Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

Nigeria parents demand answers after military says hostages freed

Apr 17, 2014 - 7:59 PM

The defense spokesman s claim has been widely disputed including by parents who voiced anger at the allegedly false information

At least 60 killed in Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram

Apr 14, 2014 - 10:54 AM

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists kill 60 in Northeast Borno in Nigeria

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