Nov 7, 2014

Boko Haram changes names of captured Nigeria towns: witnesses

Boko Haram has renamed two towns it captured in northeast Nigeria as part of campaign to establish a caliphate in the region, residents who have fled in recent days told AFP on Thursday. The Islamists seized the town of Mubi in Adamawa state last ...

Sep 25, 2014

Nigeria military claims Boko Haram leader is dead

Nigeria’s military on Wednesday claimed for the first time that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was dead, saying troops had shot a lookalike who had been posing as the militant commander. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told reporters in Abuja that a heavily bearded Islamist ...

Sep 23, 2014

Rumors swirl again over whether Boko Haram leader is alive

Is he alive or isn’t he? Fresh claims have emerged in Nigeria that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, or at least someone impersonating him, may be dead — and not for the first time Rumors have been flying since Sept. 18, when the military ...

Leader says Boko Haram is ruling Nigerian town by Islamic law

Aug 26, 2014

Leader says Boko Haram is ruling Nigerian town by Islamic law

The leader of Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram said his fighters were now ruling the captured northeastern town of Gwoza “by Islamic law” in the first video to state a territorial claim in more than five years of violent insurrection. The Nigerian military denied ...