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

World 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 ...

Thousands flee Niger for Chad in fear of Boko Haram

World 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

World 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 ...