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 ...

At least eight dead in collapse of residential building in Lagos

Jul 27, 2017

At least eight dead in collapse of residential building in Lagos

A four-story residential building collapsed in Nigeria's largest city and killed at least eight people, including a child, emergency officials and an Associated Press photographer in Lagos said Wednesday. Authorities said at least 15 people had been rescued from the rubble of the building that ...