20 killed in brazen Boko Haram attack on Nigerian army base and villages

World Apr 3, 2018

20 killed in brazen Boko Haram attack on Nigerian army base and villages

AFP-Jiji Boko Haram killed 20 people and wounded scores of others in coordinated attacks overnight on a military camp and villages around the flashpoint northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, which they also tried to infiltrate across a defensive trench, officials said Monday. The brazen operation — ...

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 ...