Cameroon troops chase insurgents, kill 70: Nigerians

 Cameroonian troops have killed at least 70 residents while chasing Islamic insurgents in the Gwoza area of Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, fleeing villagers said

Nigeria police make arrests over Boko Haram `sleeper cells` in Abuja area

 Nigeria`s secret police on Saturday said they had arrested a dozen suspects linked to the discovery of "sleeper cells" operated by Boko Haram Islamists in and around the capital Abuja.

18 killed in blasts blamed on Islamists near Nigerian capital

Two explosions that ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja left 18 people dead and 41 wounded.

15 killed, 41 hurt in blasts near Nigerian capital: Officials

Two bomb blasts that ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja have left at least 15 people dead and 41 wounded, the National Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday.

Deposed Burkina president to be returned to office Wednesday: Coup leader

Burkina Faso`s interim president Michel Kafando, who was deposed last week during a coup, will be returned to office on Wednesday, putsch leader General Gilbert Diendere told AFP on Tuesday.

Over 2.1 million​ displaced in Nigeria by Boko Haram insurgency: IOM

Over 2.1 million people are internally displaced in northeast Nigeria after a spike in a six-year insurgency by the Boko Haram group, the International Organization for Migration said today, revising a previous figure of 1.5 million.

Nigerian army chief unharmed after suspected Boko Haram attack: Military

 Suspected Boko Haram fighters ambushed a convoy carrying the head of the Nigerian army, the military said on Sunday, sparking a firefight in which 10 militants and a soldier were killed.

Ban Ki-moon to mark jihadist attack on UN in Nigeria: Govt

 UN chief Ban Ki-moon is to visit Nigeria to commemorate a deadly attack on the global body by Boko Haram militants and meet the country`s new leader, the government said Friday.

Ban Ki-moon to mark jihadist attack on UN in Nigeria: Govt

 UN chief Ban Ki-moon is to visit Nigeria to commemorate a deadly attack on the global body by Boko Haram militants and meet the country`s new leader, the government said Friday.

Nigeria to end Boko Haram insurgency within three months

 The Nigerian government has set a three-month deadline for ending the Boko Haram insurgency that has claimed more than 10,000 lives and displaced millions in the west African nation.

Sushma meets families of 11 Indians detained in Nigeria

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met the families of 11 Indians detained in Nigeria and assured that the Indian mission in Abuja was providing all necessary assistance.

Nigeria to step up local arms manufacture in Boko Haram fight

Nigeria said on Friday it would step up domestic arms manufacture for the military to cut its reliance on foreign weaponry in its fight with Boko Haram Islamists.

Death toll rises to 37 after blasts in Nigerian city of Gombe

- The death toll from multiple bomb blasts at two bus stations in the northern Nigerian city of Gombe on Wednesday has risen to 37, with 105 others injured, a Red Cross official said on Thursday. 

Nigeria`s Buhari sacks top military chiefs: Spokesman

 Nigeria`s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday sacked his military top brass, his spokesman said, in a widely expected move as he tries to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

Nigerian troops arrest "mastermind" of Jos, Zaria bombings

Nigerian troops have arrested the mastermind of bombings in the central cities of Jos and Zaria this week that killed at least 69 people, the defence ministry said on Thursday.

Protesters march on Nigeria presidency over kidnapped girls

 Hundreds of members of a campaign group calling for the release of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram marched on Nigeria`s presidential villa on Wednesday to demand government action.

Boko Haram fight HQ shifting to Maiduguri: Nigeria military

Nigeria`s military on Monday said it had begun shifting the command centre for its battle against Boko Haram from the capital to Maiduguri in the northeast, following a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nigeria`s Jonathan starts handover to president-elect Buhari

Nigeria`s outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday showed Muhammadu Buhari around his new quarters, as the former military ruler prepared to take over as elected head of state.

Kerry to lead US delegation at Nigeria presidential inauguration

 Secretary of State John Kerry will lead the US delegation to the inauguration of Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja next week, the White House said Tuesday. 

Boko Haram hostages were held in `severe and inhuman conditions`: Military
Boko Haram hostages were held in `severe and inhuman conditions`: Military

 

Abuja: Boko Haram hostages were held in atrocious conditions in the group`s Sambisa Forest stronghold, Nigeria`s military said on Thursday after nearly 500 women and girls were released this week.