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 ...

Oil rig copter carrying 12 crashes in Lagos lagoon; at least four killed

Aug 13, 2015

Oil rig copter carrying 12 crashes in Lagos lagoon; at least four killed

A helicopter carrying 12 people crashed into a lagoon in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos on Wednesday, killing at least four people, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) said. The helicopter operated by offshore energy transportation specialists Bristow Group, flying from an oil rig, crashed ...

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 ...

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 ...