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 ...

Aug 16, 2014

Boko Haram kidnaps 100, Chad frees most captives

Nigeria’s Boko Haram militant group kidnapped 100 people earlier this month but most were freed by security forces from neighboring Chad, a Nigerian security official and a local self-defense member said Friday. The abductions took place last Sunday in Doron Baga in the Kukawa ...

Aug 8, 2014

Boko Haram takes Nigeria town, resident says

Fighters from Nigeria’s Boko Haram militant group seized the northeastern town of Gwoza, overwhelming soldiers based in the area before attacking civilians, security officials and a witness said Thursday. The whereabouts of the new Emir of Gwoza, Muhammed Idrissa Timta, was unknown after attackers ...

Aug 7, 2014

Suspected Boko Haram raid kills 10 in Cameroon, state radio says

Suspected members of Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram killed 10 people and kidnapped one in a raid on the village of Zigague in remote northern Cameroon on Wednesday, state radio reported. The heavily armed gunmen arrived in a pickup truck and on motorcycles at ...

Aug 5, 2014

Video shows 'unspeakable acts' carried out by Nigerian soldiers: Amnesty

Footage obtained by human rights group Amnesty International and released on Tuesday appears to show Nigerian soldiers slitting the throats of Boko Haram suspects and dumping their bodies in a mass grave. Nigeria’s military is battling an increasingly vicious Islamist insurgency by Boko Haram, ...