Boko Haram
Local authorities say that dozens of people have been killed in northeast Nigeria in yet another attack targeting remote communities as the West African nation continues to battle extremist rebels.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has lauded Nigerian authorities’ efforts to reintegrate repentant Boko Haram militants, saying the initiative is “the best thing we can do for peace.”
Nigerian police and witnesses say an attack by suspected Islamic extremist rebels has killed nine people in northeast Nigeria, one of several deadly attacks this week in the troubled region.
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Armed men have kidnapped five people working for Medecins Sans Frontieres in Cameroon’s Far North, the organization’s local branch said Friday.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Dozens of Nigerian soldiers were killed and wounded in recent attacks in Nigeria’s insecure northeast region, according to a statement from the Islamic State group, which said its West Africa members carried out the assaults.
Witnesses say Islamic extremists have abducted 17 girls in northeast Nigeria. Two residents told The Associated Press on Saturday that members of the Boko Haram jihadi group attacked a village in Borno state on Thursday.
A top U.N. official says that the Islamic extremist insurgency in northeast Nigeria is a “very, very dangerous (and) very threatening” crisis that needs more than $1 billion in aid in 2022 to assist those hit by the decade-long conflict.
Nigeria’s national security adviser says the new leader of a rebel group in Nigeria linked to the Islamic State has been killed.
Six women and nine children abducted by Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremist rebels in the country’s troubled northeast have escaped after months in captivity.
The Nigerian army says its troops have arrested a high-profile member of the Boko Haram extremist group in northern Borno State, where the rebels’ 12-year insurgency is concentrated.
The Nigerian army says nearly 6,000 Boko Haram militants have surrendered in the country’s northeast in recent weeks, marking one of the largest surrenders since the insurgency began.
Niger’s defense ministry says hundreds of Islamic militants attacked a military outpost overnight in southeastern Niger, killing 16 soldiers and wounding at least nine others.
Seven years after Boko Haram extremists abducted more than 270 schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria, two of the more than 100 still being held by the rebels returned this month, renewing the hope of parents who have all but given up on the long wait for the return of their children.
The Nigerian army says hundreds of Boko Haram extremists have laid down their arms and surrendered following an offensive in the northeast.
The leader of Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has killed himself, according to a jihadi group linked to the Islamic State group.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen have attacked another school in northern Nigeria, this time grabbing children as young as 3 before abandoning the youngest ones in the forest when they could not keep up with the group on foot.
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Ask worshippers at St. Charles Catholic Church what they want most from Nigeria’s presidential election, and the answer is peace.
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Baba Inuwa was pleased to move back to his vegetable farm in Nigeria’s northeast, encouraged by the military’s offensive against Boko Haram, the country’s homegrown Islamic extremist rebels and by President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that the insurgency had been crushed.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Boko Haram has killed at least 60 people in a “devastating” attack on the northeastern Nigeria border town of Rann, Amnesty International said Friday, calling it one of the deadliest assaults by the extremist group in its nearly decade-long insurgency.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Islamic extremists in Nigeria have begun using drones, the country’s president says, opening a worrying new front in the region’s nearly decade-long fight against Boko Haram and an offshoot linked to the Islamic State.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military on Saturday acknowledged a major attack against it by Islamic extremists after opposition lawmakers said 44 soldiers were killed, while public pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari grew over the failure of his pledge to defeat Boko Haram.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists have overrun a key crossroads and military outpost in northeastern Nigeria, residents and authorities said Saturday.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Britain and Nigeria signed a security and defense agreement during a one-day visit by Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday as Africa’s most populous country struggles to defeat Boko Haram extremists and others linked to the Islamic State organization.
Nigeria’s army rescued 148 hostages, most of them women and children, from Boko Haram militants, the army said Monday.
President Donald Trump’s meeting with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari this week centered around security challenges, including the nearly decade-long insurgency by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria’s northeast.
Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian army of failing to act on “advance warnings” given a few hours before Boko Haram militants abducted 110 girls from a school in northeast Nigeria last month.
DAPCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in the middle of the night Wednesday with a warning: “Don’t ever put your daughters in school again.”
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of Boko Haram says he’s still in control of an important territory that the Nigerian military says it has seized back from the extremist group.