Boko Haram attacks

Boko Haram kill seven in suicide attack, raid

Boko Haram kill seven in suicide attack, raid

Boko Haram gunmen have mounted their first attacks since Nigeria`s government declared them "technically" defeated, killing seven people in a raid and suicide bombing, residents told AFP Wednesday.

Jan 06, 2016, 22:04 PM IST

Boko Haram attacks northeast Nigerian city, town, 80 killed

The military said there were multiple attacks at four southwestern entry points to the city.

Dec 28, 2015, 23:03 PM IST
Suspected Boko Haram fighters launch strikes across Africa

Suspected Boko Haram fighters launch strikes across Africa

Suspected Boko Haram militants launched four attacks in Niger, Chad and Cameroon, killing seven people.

Dec 24, 2015, 10:11 AM IST

Nigeria gives military three months to end Boko Haram attacks

Nigeria`s President Muhammadu Buhari swore in a new set of military chiefs on Thursday, ordering them to end Boko Haram`s bloody six-year Islamist insurgency within three months. 

Aug 13, 2015, 20:58 PM IST

Boko Haram abducts 135, kills 8 in Cameroon raid

Boko Haram militants kidnapped 135 people and killed at least eight others in a raid in northern Cameroon, as the Islamists continued to strike beyond their strongholds in neighbouring Nigeria, police and local sources said Wednesday.

Aug 06, 2015, 06:14 AM IST

Thousands march to support Niger army after Boko Haram attacks

Tens of thousands of people marched through Niger`s capital Niamey on Tuesday to support the country`s military following a series of attacks along the border with Nigeria carried out by Boko Haram militants.

Feb 17, 2015, 20:24 PM IST

'109 Boko Haram fighters dead' after first attack on Niger

Boko Haram has launched its first major attack in Niger, triggering a forceful response from regional troops who claimed to have killed more than a hundred of the Islamists.

Feb 07, 2015, 03:43 AM IST

Embattled Nigeria states impose travel bans through Christmas

Two northeast Nigeria states have put heavy restrictions on vehicle movement beginning on Christmas Eve and lasting through the weekend following fears of Boko Haram attacks.

Dec 24, 2014, 22:34 PM IST

Christian college hit in suspected Boko Haram attacks that kill 32: Locals

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed at least 32 people in three separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, including at a Christian theological college, a local government official and residents said on Thursday.

Feb 27, 2014, 21:26 PM IST

Suicide bombers attack Airtel office in Nigeria

Suicide car bombers attacked the offices of a Nigerian subsidiary of Indian telecom major Bharti Airtel in the volatile city of Kano besides that of South African firm MTN, killing at least four.

Dec 22, 2012, 17:36 PM IST

`Boko Haram leader arrested in senator`s home`

Boko Haram wants to install an Islamic caliphate in northern Nigeria though the region has a large number of Christians who are in the minority.

Oct 20, 2012, 21:43 PM IST

Mobile phone towers attacked in north Nigeria

A radical Islamist sect that has attacked mosques, churches, schools and government buildings at will in Nigeria appears to have added a new target for its violence: mobile phone towers.

Sep 06, 2012, 23:27 PM IST

Nigeria: 14 die in violence linked to Boko Haram

The deaths continue a spate of attacks by the sect known as Boko Haram and reprisals by security officials.

Aug 16, 2012, 10:12 AM IST

Nigeria church bombing: Four killed, 41 wounded

Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for such attacks in the past.

Jun 10, 2012, 18:56 PM IST

At least 8 killed in northeast Nigeria violence

Separate attacks in northeast Nigeria targeting a village and a wedding party killed at least eight people in a region that remains under near-daily assault by a radical Islamist sect.

May 05, 2012, 23:52 PM IST

US warns of Boko Haram attacks on Nigeria capital

The United States warned its citizens in Nigeria on Wednesday that Islamist militant group Boko Haram might be planning attacks on the capital Abuja.

Apr 18, 2012, 22:27 PM IST