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Boko Haram kills 12 in Nigeria

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 02:52

At least 12 people were killed in a fresh Boko Haram attack on a remote village in Nigeria`s Borno state, residents said Thursday.

`Suicide bomber` in Nigeria`s Kaduna city kills at least 25

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 20:57

A suicide bomb today in the north Nigeria city of Kaduna killed at least 25 people, in what appeared to be an assassination attempt targeting a cleric who has criticised Boko Haram, police said.

Nigeria president meets relatives of schoolgirls held hostage

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:12

Relatives of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram 100 days ago met with President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday for the first time since the girls were seized.

Nigeria air force helicopter crashes in restive region

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 05:55

A Nigerian helicopter crashed Monday in an area where the military is battling Boko Haram Islamists, killing two of the three people on board, a statement said, but there was no indication the chopper was shot down by insurgents.

Boko Haram Islamists `kill many` in northeast attack

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 02:05

Boko Haram gunmen killed many people in an attack in the restive northeast, throwing explosives into residential homes and shooting dead civilians who tried to surrender, an official and witnesses said today.

Nigeria Prez seeks USD 1 bn in loan to fight insurgents

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 04:43

Embattled Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan sought parliamentary approval to borrow up to USD 1 billion in foreign loan to fight an insurgency by Boko Haram militants which has claimed thousands of lives in the past five years.

Top Boko Haram commander arrested in Nigeria

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 07:47

Police in Nigeria have arrested Mohammed Zakari, a senior commander of the Boko Haram sect, blamed for killing hundreds of people since 2009, a police officer said Tuesday.

Nigeria president blasts activists for `cancelling` meet with kidnap victims

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 02:14

Nigeria`s leader Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday accused activists of playing politics, saying they cancelled a meeting between him and family members of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April.

Lawmakers in troubled northeast Nigeria state impeach governor

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 00:33

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.

Nigeria arrests Boko Haram `butcher` in restive northeast

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 23:52

Nigerian police on Tuesday said they had arrested a senior Boko Haram Islamist commander known as "Chief Butcher" during a raid on an insurgent camp in the restive northeast.

Malala Yousufzai`s birthday wish: Bring back Nigeria girls kidnapped by Boko Haram

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 10:26

Malala, who is in Nigeria, would turn 17 today and on her birthday, she wishes that all the girl kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram are brough back to their native country soon and alive.

Boko Haram chief claims Lagos, Abuja attacks in new video

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 19:45

The head of Nigeria`s Boko Haram Islamists has claimed responsibility for a June 25 bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack hours later in Lagos, in a video on Sunday.