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 ...

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 ...

Deadly Boko Haram attacks around Chibok force thousands to flee

Mar 2, 2017

Deadly Boko Haram attacks around Chibok force thousands to flee

Some 7,000 people have fled from villages around the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok because of Boko Haram attacks, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday. The IOM said an estimated 4,449 people or 740 households have fled to Chibok itself since ...