Nigeria president visits site of Boko Haram massacre

Feb 27, 2015

Nigeria president visits site of Boko Haram massacre

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited the town of Baga where Boko Haram Islamists are accused of slaughtering hundreds of people last month in the group’s worst-ever massacre. “I wen t… to visit communities devastated by the excesses of Boko Haram,” Jonathan told ...

Twin suicide blasts kill 26 in northern Nigeria

Feb 25, 2015

Twin suicide blasts kill 26 in northern Nigeria

Suicide bombers struck two bus stations in different parts of northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 26 people in attacks President Goodluck Jonathan blamed on Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group he said would soon be defeated. In the first, a suicide bomber ...

Feb 25, 2015

U.S. missionary kidnapped in central Nigeria

U.S. missionary Phyllis Sortor was kidnapped by several people in the central Nigerian state of Kogi on Monday, according to her church. “Rev. Phyllis Sortor, our missionary in Nigeria, was abducted from the Hope Academy compound in Emiworo, Kogi State, Nigeria,” Bishop David Kendall ...

Feb 23, 2015

Girl suicide bomber, 7, kills five in Nigeria: witnesses

A young girl suicide bomber blew herself up and killed five others Sunday in an attack on a market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum, witnesses and a hospital source said. Nineteen others who sustained various degrees of injury were hospitalized after the ...

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 ...

Nigeria says 'large number' of insurgents killed in joint airstrike

Feb 20, 2015

Nigeria says 'large number' of insurgents killed in joint airstrike

Nigeria’s air force on Thursday bombed Boko Haram strongholds in northeast Borno state, killing “a large number of terrorists,” as a four-nation offensive against the insurgents presses on, a military statement said. The targets of the bombardment included the town of Gwoza, where Boko ...

Thousands march against Boko Haram in Niger

Feb 18, 2015

Thousands march against Boko Haram in Niger

Thousands of people marched in Niger’s capital on Tuesday to protest Boko Haram Islamists, who have launched deadly raids in the country from their base in neighboring Nigeria. Prime Minister Brigi Rafini led the demonstrators who marched under a heavy police presence, with snipers ...

Feb 16, 2015

Female suicide bomber kills 16 in northeast Nigeria

A teenage female suicide bomber blew herself up at crowded bus station in northeast Nigeria on Sunday, killing at least 16 and wounding 30 others. Most of the victims were children who had either been selling peanuts or begging for money at the time ...

Feb 15, 2015

Nigerian military repels Boko Haram attack on northeast town

Nigeria’s military Saturday repelled an attack on a northeastern town by Boko Haram Islamic extremists. Two air force jets joined soldiers in attacking the rebels after they assaulted Gombe in the morning. The Boko Haram fighters left in a convoy of vehicles carrying dozens ...