Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead

Feb 1, 2016

Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead

A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by Nigeria’s homegrown Islamic extremists. Scores of charred corpses and bodies ...

Jan 28, 2016

Five female suicide bombers kill 10 in Chibok

Five female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in the Chibok hometown of Nigeria’s kidnapped schoolgirls on Wednesday, killing nine people and wounding 32, witnesses said. Soldiers were searching the northeastern town late Wednesday for two other women seen with the bombers and also suspected ...

Boko Haram attack near key Nigeria town repelled; seven killed

Dec 28, 2015

Boko Haram attack near key Nigeria town repelled; seven killed

Up to seven people died when Nigeria’s army repelled an attack on Sunday by suspected Boko Haram fighters on a village near a northern state capital, residents and military sources said. Gunfire and explosions could be heard in the evening outside Maiduguri, the capital ...

Nigerian soldiers killed hundreds of Shiites in raid: report

Dec 24, 2015

Nigerian soldiers killed hundreds of Shiites in raid: report

Nigerian soldiers fired on unarmed Islamic Shiite children with no provocation in raids that killed hundreds of the minority group in the West African nation, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. The charges come as the guardian of Nigeria’s estimated 80 million-plus Muslims, Sultan Muhammad ...