Nigeria forces free 59 women, children held by Boko Haram

Jul 31, 2015

Nigeria forces free 59 women, children held by Boko Haram

Nigeria’s army said Thursday it had set free 59 people held by Boko Haram, among them 29 women and 25 children, amid an ongoing offensive against the Islamist group in the country’s restive northeast. The hostages were freed as the military stormed two jihadi ...

Jul 28, 2015

Chadian forces in 'violent clashes' with Boko Haram on lake isles

Heavy fighting pitted the Chadian army on Monday against insurgents from the Nigeria-based Boko Haram group on islands in Lake Chad, security and local sources said. “Violent clashes” were underway near Baga Sola, one of the main Chadian towns in the lake that straddles ...

Nigeria suicide car bombing leaves eight dead in Damaturu

Jul 21, 2015

Nigeria suicide car bombing leaves eight dead in Damaturu

Three policemen and five militants were killed on Monday by a car suicide bomb at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Damaturu, capital of Yobe state in northern Nigeria, a police spokesman said. The checkpoint is on a highway that connects the city with ...

Several dead in apparent Boko Haram blasts at Nigeria market

Jul 17, 2015

Several dead in apparent Boko Haram blasts at Nigeria market

Twin blasts rocked a market in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on Thursday, leaving several people dead, witnesses said, in the latest slew of violence likely linked to Boko Haram jihadis. The first explosion took place outside a packed footwear shop around 1620 ...

Boko Haram wages three attacks in Nigeria, killing at least 30

Jul 16, 2015

Boko Haram wages three attacks in Nigeria, killing at least 30

At least 30 people were killed in three attacks by Islamists in northeastern Nigeria, local officials and inhabitants said Wednesday, days ahead of a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Barack Obama. The three assaults were carried out simultaneously Tuesday in Borno state, the ...

Boko Haram's nonstop Nigeria carnage puts pressure on Buhari

Jul 7, 2015

Boko Haram's nonstop Nigeria carnage puts pressure on Buhari

At least 44 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in the central Nigerian city of Jos, the emergency services said on Monday, after a wave of mass casualty attacks blamed on Boko Haram militants. Sunday’s bombings took the death toll from raids, explosions ...

Female suicide bomber kills five in northeast Nigeria church

Jul 6, 2015

Female suicide bomber kills five in northeast Nigeria church

A female suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said. It is the latest bombing in a string of attacks blamed on the Islamic extremist ...