Aug 23, 2015

Nigerian Army chief escapes Boko Haram ambush

Nigeria’s new army chief drove to the front line of the war on Boko Haram and narrowly missed an ambush that killed one soldier and wounded two. The ambushed advance team nonetheless gunned down five insurgents and arrested five on Friday’s drive down the ...

Aug 12, 2015

Another Nigeria market targeted by bomb; at least 47 die

At least 47 people were killed and dozens wounded in a bomb blast Tuesday in a part of northeast Nigeria frequently targeted by Boko Haram Islamists, a medical source and witnesses said. The explosion ripped through the weekly market in the village of Sabon ...

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 ...