Nigerian military announces recapture of Baga from Boko Haram militants

Feb 22, 2015

Nigerian military announces recapture of Baga from Boko Haram militants

Nigerian forces backed by airstrikes seized the northeastern border town of Baga from Islamist group Boko Haram on Saturday, the military said, a significant victory in an offensive against an insurgency affecting four African states. Retaking the town, at Nigeria’s border with Chad, Niger ...

Boko Haram kidnaps hundreds, tells stories of Chibok girls

Feb 12, 2015

Boko Haram kidnaps hundreds, tells stories of Chibok girls

When Islamic extremists snatched more than 270 girls from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria in the dead of night, protests broke out worldwide. The U.S. pledged to help find them, and the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag was born. Some 10 months later, most are still ...

Feb 5, 2015

Boko Haram kills dozens in rampage after Chad offensive

Nigerian Boko Haram fighters went on the rampage in the Cameroonian border town of Fotokol Wednesday, massacring dozens of civilians and torching a mosque before being repelled by regional forces. The onslaught came a day after Chad sent troops across the border to flush ...

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 ...