Nigerian military announces recapture of Baga from Boko Haram militants

World Feb 22, 2015

Nigerian military announces recapture of Baga from Boko Haram militants

Nigerian forces backed by airstrikes seized the northeastern border town of Baga from Islamist group Boko Haram on Saturday, the military said, a significant victory in an offensive against an insurgency affecting four African states. Retaking the town, at Nigeria's border with Chad, Niger and ...

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap around 80 in Cameroon

World Jan 19, 2015

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap around 80 in Cameroon

Suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters from Nigeria kidnapped around 80 people, many of them children, and killed three others on Sunday in a cross-border attack on villages in northern Cameroon, army and government officials said. The group, which has killed thousands and kidnapped hundreds in ...

Boko Haram waging total war on Nigeria, senate president says

World Sep 17, 2014

Boko Haram waging total war on Nigeria, senate president says

Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram has declared "total war" on the West African country and the situation "must be handled with all the seriousness it deserves," Senate President David Mark said. "The escalation of violence and the heinous crimes daily perpetrated by insurgents and ...

World 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 around ...