Dec 27, 2016

Nigerian troops foil suicide attack in restive city

Nigerian troops on Monday foiled an attempt by two female suicide bombers to attack a cattle market in the restive city of Maiduguri, a frequent target of Boko Haram jihadis, the emergency service said. Ibrahim Abdulkadir of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in ...

Boko Haram has been crushed, Nigeria says

Dec 25, 2016

Boko Haram has been crushed, Nigeria says

The Boko Haram extremist group has finally been crushed — driven from its last forest enclave with fighters on the run and no place to hide, Nigeria’s president declared Saturday. His victorious statement came as the Islamic State group, with which one faction of ...

Two girl suicide bombers die in Nigeria market blasts

Dec 12, 2016

Two girl suicide bombers die in Nigeria market blasts

Two girl suicide bombers died when they exploded their bombs Sunday in a crowded area near a market in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, injuring 17 people, rescue officials said. Survivor Abubakar Musa said he also saw among the victims the bodies of soldiers, ...

Boko Haram raids, razes Chibok-area village, kills two soldiers

Nov 7, 2016

Boko Haram raids, razes Chibok-area village, kills two soldiers

Boko Haram jihadis killed two soldiers and razed a village adjoining the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the group kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls two years ago, residents said Sunday. The Nigerian army meanwhile said it had retaken some villages from the Islamist ...