Boko Haram night raid on north Nigeria village leaves four dead

Aug 14, 2017

Boko Haram night raid on north Nigeria village leaves four dead

Boko Haram gunmen have killed four people and torched homes in a nighttime raid on a village in restive northeastern Nigeria, local sources said Sunday. The militants stormed Amarwa village, which lies about 20 km (12 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and ...

In battle of beliefs, Nigeria targets Boko Haram's top brass

Aug 3, 2017

In battle of beliefs, Nigeria targets Boko Haram's top brass

It was a case of instant captivation when Shagari first heard Boko Haram's founder deliver a jihadi sermon a decade ago. Gripped by the message, Shagari swapped life as a father and electrician to join the militants and rose rapidly through their ranks, his ascent ...

Boko Haram raiders kill six in north Nigeria

Aug 3, 2017

Boko Haram raiders kill six in north Nigeria

A group of Boko Haram gunmen killed six people in northeast Nigeria on Wednesday, a government spokesman said, as the country works to ramp up its fight against the jihadis. The militants stormed Mildu village near the town of Madagali in the far north of ...

Thousands flee Niger for Chad in fear of Boko Haram

Aug 1, 2017

Thousands flee Niger for Chad in fear of Boko Haram

Fear of Boko Haram attacks has driven at least 7,000 people from Niger to seek refuge in Chad in the last week, and thousands more may cross the border if the violence escalates, the United Nations said on Monday. The recent arrivals in Chad's Lake ...

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 ...