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.