10,000 Cameroonians flee inland after Boko Haram attacks

Jan 21, 2015

10,000 Cameroonians flee inland after Boko Haram attacks

More than 10,000 panic-stricken Cameroonians are fleeing border regions with Nigeria’s Borno state for safer locations following attacks by Nigeria’s Islamic militant group Boko Haram, government officials said Tuesday. Boko Haram has, in the past month, raided at least two dozen villages and towns ...

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap around 80 in Cameroon

Jan 19, 2015

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap around 80 in Cameroon

Suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters from Nigeria kidnapped around 80 people, many of them children, and killed three others on Sunday in a cross-border attack on villages in northern Cameroon, army and government officials said. The group, which has killed thousands and kidnapped hundreds ...

Cameroon army repulses Boko Haram attack on military base: official

Jan 13, 2015

Cameroon army repulses Boko Haram attack on military base: official

Cameroon’s army repelled an attack Monday by Nigerian Boko Haram Islamists on a military base bear the northwest border after intense fighting, a military source said. “A group of Boko Haram (fighters) attacked Kolofata (in the far northwest) this morning. They specifically targeted the ...

Dec 30, 2014

Cameroon launches airstrikes against Nigerian extremists

Cameroon’s government launched its first-ever airstrikes against Nigerian Islamic extremists to dislodge about 1,000 fighters who had seized a Cameroonian military base, a statement said Monday. Fighters from Nigeria’s home-grown Boko Haram extremist group attacked five villages in Cameroon, near its northern border with ...

Boko Haram waging total war on Nigeria, senate president says

Sep 17, 2014

Boko Haram waging total war on Nigeria, senate president says

Nigeria’s Islamist militant group Boko Haram has declared “total war” on the West African country and the situation “must be handled with all the seriousness it deserves,” Senate President David Mark said. “The escalation of violence and the heinous crimes daily perpetrated by insurgents ...

U.S. plans major border security program in Nigeria

Sep 5, 2014

U.S. plans major border security program in Nigeria

The United States is preparing to launch a “major” border security program to help Nigeria and its neighbors combat the increasing number and scope of attacks by Islamic extremists, a senior U.S. official for Africa said Thursday. Nigerian insurgents have begun attacking villages in ...

Thousands flee north Nigeria as attackers pursue 'Islamic caliphate'

Sep 4, 2014

Thousands flee north Nigeria as attackers pursue 'Islamic caliphate'

Thousands of refugees are fleeing northeast Nigeria into Cameroon, the U.N. refugee agency reported Wednesday, as extremists pursue a new strategy to hold land they are calling an “Islamic caliphate.” Hundreds of Cameroonians also are abandoning their homes since Nigerian Islamic extremists last week ...