Jul 28, 2015

Chadian forces in 'violent clashes' with Boko Haram on lake isles

Heavy fighting pitted the Chadian army on Monday against insurgents from the Nigeria-based Boko Haram group on islands in Lake Chad, security and local sources said. “Violent clashes” were underway near Baga Sola, one of the main Chadian towns in the lake that straddles ...

Boko Haram wages three attacks in Nigeria, killing at least 30

Jul 16, 2015

Boko Haram wages three attacks in Nigeria, killing at least 30

At least 30 people were killed in three attacks by Islamists in northeastern Nigeria, local officials and inhabitants said Wednesday, days ahead of a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Barack Obama. The three assaults were carried out simultaneously Tuesday in Borno state, the ...

40 reported killed in Boko Haram attack on Niger towns

Jun 19, 2015

40 reported killed in Boko Haram attack on Niger towns

Militants from the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram crossed the border and attacked two towns in neighboring Niger, setting homes ablaze and killing at least 40 people, a local government official said Thursday. The attack marks the latest attempt by the Nigeria-based Boko Haram ...

Chad suicide bombings targeting police laid to Boko Haram; 23 killed

Jun 16, 2015

Chad suicide bombings targeting police laid to Boko Haram; 23 killed

Twenty-three people were killed and over 100 injured in twin suicide bombings targeting police in the Chadian capital Monday, with the government blaming Boko Haram militants for the bloodshed. They were the first such attacks in the capital of the Central African nation, which ...

Niger, Chad forces attack Boko Haram positions on Lake Chad

Mar 31, 2015

Niger, Chad forces attack Boko Haram positions on Lake Chad

Niger and Chad attacked Boko Haram militants on Monday on islands on Lake Chad that the Islamists have used as a safe haven, military sources in Niger said. A push by Nigeria’s armed forces and troops from neighboring Chad and Niger has driven Boko ...

Regional troops retake Nigerian town from Boko Haram: Niger minister

Mar 27, 2015

Regional troops retake Nigerian town from Boko Haram: Niger minister

Chad and Niger troops have recaptured the northeastern Nigerian town of Gachagar from Boko Haram, as part of a regional offensive to combat the Islamist insurgents, Niger’s defense minister said on Thursday. The operation in Gachagar, a town near Nigeria’s border with Niger, was ...

Chadian helicopters bomb Boko Haram on Nigeria-Niger border

Mar 23, 2015

Chadian helicopters bomb Boko Haram on Nigeria-Niger border

Two Chadian army helicopters bombed Nigerian Boko Haram positions on Sunday, killing several dozen militants near a village on the border with Niger, a senior Niger military official told Reuters. Niger and Chadian soldiers have been fighting the Islamist militants in a joint mission ...