Boko Haram kills 68, including children, in Nigeria

 At least 47 villagers were killed in the latest attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria`s northeastern state of Borno, one of the three most-hit states by the terror group, a local security source said.

Boko Haram kills scores in NE Nigeria, militants amass in Gwoza

Boko Haram fighters killed 68 people, many of them children, in northeast Nigeria, as militants began amassing in the strategic town of Gwoza against a possible fight-back by military forces.

Boko Haram fighters mass in Gwoza, several residents killed

Boko Haram militants have been amassing in the northeast Nigeria town of Gwoza, believed to be the group`s headquarters, killing residents who were unable to flee, a senator and witnesses said Thursday.

Chadian president vows to `wipe out` Boko Haram

Chadian President Idriss Deby on Wednesday vowed to "wipe out" Boko Haram and called on the group`s chief Abubakar Shekau to give himself up, warning that he knew where the militant leader was hiding out.

Nigerian police hunt mob who killed woman in suicide bombing scare

 Police in northeast Nigeria on Wednesday said they were hunting the mob who beat a woman to death and burnt her body after suspecting that she was a suicide bomber.

Nigeria's Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing Islamic State

Nigeria`s Islamist sect Boko Haram released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent of footage from Islamic State.

Boko Haram attacks island on Niger side of Lake Chad: Witnesses

Boko Haram gunmen attacked an island on the Niger side of Lake Chad, with locals reporting heavy casualties among those who fled but no official confirmation of the death toll.

Twitter working with probe on online threats
Twitter working with probe on online threats

Twitter said on Monday  it was working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, amid reports that the social network had been targeted for blocking accounts linked to the Islamic State.

Two passers-by, accomplice die in Nigeria suicide bombing

 A woman suicide bomber on Saturday killed two passers-by and her accomplice in an attack in northeast Nigeria, witnesses and security sources told AFP.

Cameroonians demonstrate against attacks by Boko Haram

Thousands of Cameroonian youths marched through the capital on Saturday to show support for the military's battle against attacks by neighboring Nigeria's Islamic extremists.

Eight Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

At least eight Al Shabaab fighters were killed when military and Africa Union (AU) forces attacked the militant group in Somalia`s Bakool region, authorities said Saturday.

UN slams Boko Haram for attacks on civilians

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday slammed "the continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks" by Boko Haram against civilian populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, his spokesperson said.

Twin blasts kill 13 in Nigeria: Police

At least 13 people were killed and 14 severely injured in twin bomb blasts at a motor park in Jos city in central-northern Nigeria, police said Friday.

Nigeria's president visits massacre site, as 35 killed in bombings

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan visited the scene of what is feared to be Boko Haram's worst massacre and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over.

Two blasts rock central Nigeria`s Jos, at least 17 dead: Military, witnesses

Two blasts targeting a bus park in the central Nigerian city of Jos killed at least 17 people on Thursday, the military and witnesses told AFP.

Nigeria`s Buhari vows to 'lead from the front' against Boko Haram

Nigerian presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday vowed to "lead from the front" in the fight against Boko Haram if elected in the country`s forthcoming election.

Nigerian Army Chief visits Baga, vows `war is almost ended`

The head of the Nigerian Army has visited soldiers in the northeastern town of Baga, telling troops that the conflict against Boko Haram will soon be over.

Chadian soldiers kill 207 Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria: Army

Soldiers from Chad deployed as part of operations against Boko Haram killed 207 militants in fighting on Tuesday near a Nigerian town close to the border with Cameroon, Chad`s army announced in a statement.

Nigeria president says 'tide has turned' against Boko Haram

Nigeria`s President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said the military was gaining the upper hand against Boko Haram, despite two bombings in the country`s north that killed at least 27.

Blasts hit two Nigeria bus stations, at least 27 dead

Two blasts rocked bus stations in embattled northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 27 people, as relentless attacks persist less than five weeks from general elections.