Nigeria sends troops after suspected Boko Haram fighters attack Maiduguri

Jun 8, 2017

Nigeria sends troops after suspected Boko Haram fighters attack Maiduguri

Suspected fighters for the Islamist militant group Boko Haram attacked the city of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria on Wednesday, triggering loud bangs and explosions and causing civilians to flee, according to Reuters witnesses.Maiduguri in Borno state is the epicenter of the eight-year fight against ...

82 freed Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for five Boko Haram commanders

May 8, 2017

82 freed Chibok schoolgirls were swapped for five Boko Haram commanders

Five Boko Haram commanders were released in exchange for the freedom of 82 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by the extremist group three years ago, a Nigerian government official said Sunday, before the girls’ expected meeting with the country’s president and their families.The confirmation of the ...

Apr 19, 2017

Five 'outgunned' soldiers killed in Boko Haram raid in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed five Nigerian soldiers and injured five others in a raid on a military post in the violence-torn northeast, locals and a military officer said Tuesday.“Our men were outgunned and outnumbered,” said a military officer in Maiduguri, the capital of ...