Boko Haram hacks to death 10 in NE Nigeria: Local official

Boko Haram fighters hacked to death 10 people in a remote village in northeast Nigeria, a local government official said.

Nigeria military helicopter goes down in restive northeast

The Nigeria military said one of its helicopters made an emergency landing in the restive northeast on Monday, while witnesses and a security source reported that the chopper crashed with several foreigners on board.

Boko Haram changes names of captured northeast Nigeria towns

Boko Haram has renamed two towns it captured in northeast Nigeria as part of campaign to establish a caliphate in the region, residents who have fled in recent days said today.

Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls `married off`

Boko Haram has claimed the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and been married off, according to a new video obtained by AFP on Friday.

Nigeria launches air and ground attacks to reclaim town from Boko Haram

Nigeria`s military launched ground and air offensives against Boko Haram to recapture the northeastern town of Michika that fell to the jihadist militants over the weekend, witnesses said on Wednesday.

Thousands flee Nigeria town as Boko Haram capture more territory

Panicked residents fled their homes in northeast Nigeria on Monday in fear of Boko Haram attacks while the military sought to recapture ground lost to the militants in recent weeks.

Lawmakers in troubled northeast Nigeria state impeach governor

The governor of Nigeria`s northeast Adamawa state, one of three areas under a state of emergency since last year amid Boko Haram violence, was impeached today over corruption charges.

Bombing at northeast Nigeria football match kills at least 40: Police

A bombing at a football pitch in Nigeria`s restive northeast killed at least 40 people in an area previously attacked by Boko Haram Islamists, a police officer and a nurse said.

1,000 killed in Boko Haram conflict this year: Nigeria

More than 1,000 people have been killed so far this year in three states in northeastern Nigeria worst hit by Boko Haram violence, according to the country`s main relief organisation.

Nigeria`s president declares state of emergency in 3 states

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared state of emergency in three troubled northern states, where a radical Islamist outfit has been carrying out killings and battling with government forces.

Nigeria: Five policemen shot dead in Adamawa

Police officials said the attack took place late Thursday at a divisional police headquarters Gulak, near Madagali Local Government.