13 Nigeria civilians reported killed in air raid targeting jihadis

World Jul 8, 2019

13 Nigeria civilians reported killed in air raid targeting jihadis

At least 13 civilians were killed in an air raid as the military repulsed a jihadi assault in northeast Borno state, residents and a security source said Sunday. Multiple inhabitants of Gajiganna village, 50 km (30 miles) from state capital Maiduguri, told AFP a military ...

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 — ...

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 ...

Boko Haram attack near key Nigeria town repelled; seven killed

World Dec 28, 2015

Boko Haram attack near key Nigeria town repelled; seven killed

Up to seven people died when Nigeria's army repelled an attack on Sunday by suspected Boko Haram fighters on a village near a northern state capital, residents and military sources said. Gunfire and explosions could be heard in the evening outside Maiduguri, the capital of ...