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Boko Haram tries to take over military base in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram tries to take over military base in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram fighters battled Nigerian soldiers for about an hour as they tried to take over a military base, in the latest attack against troops in the restive northeast.

Dec 14, 2017, 06:46 AM IST

Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian villages, 27 killed

Residents in Nigeria's northern Borno state say attacks by Boko Haram extremists on several villages in the past week have killed at least 27 people.

Aug 26, 2017, 18:05 PM IST

68 Boko Haram terrorists surrender in Nigeria's Borno

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said that 68 Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered in Borno in last three weeks.

Aug 24, 2017, 20:34 PM IST

Suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri kill 17: Police

The blasts struck four areas in the city, which is the capital of Borno, the state worst affected by the eight-year-old insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Jul 12, 2017, 16:42 PM IST
Nigeria mistakenly bombs refugee camp, kills at least 52

Nigeria mistakenly bombs refugee camp, kills at least 52

Among the wounded are Nigerians working for Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Jan 17, 2017, 22:25 PM IST

Suicide bombers kills two in northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri

Suicide bombers in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the heart of a seven-year-old insurgency by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, killed two people, the state police commissioner said on Friday.

Nov 18, 2016, 16:07 PM IST

Starving to death: Boko Haram`s food crisis in Nigeria

Doctors crowded around Abdullahi. One squeezed a drip and another prepared a plastic syringe. The young boy didn`t move. Only the shallow rise and fall of his chest indicated he was still alive.

Sep 21, 2016, 09:31 AM IST

Boko Haram kills over 50 people in two days of attacks

Over 50 people were killed in a 48-hour wave of attacks blamed on Boko Haram jihadists in northeastern Nigeria, sources said Monday, days ahead of the government`s deadline to stamp out the group.

Dec 29, 2015, 05:04 AM IST

30 killed in Nigeria mosque blasts

The bombs, suspected to have been planted in the mosque, went off twice as worshipers arrived for prayer in Sulemanti ward.

Dec 28, 2015, 18:49 PM IST

Cameroon troops chase insurgents, kill 70: Nigerians

 Cameroonian troops have killed at least 70 residents while chasing Islamic insurgents in the Gwoza area of Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, fleeing villagers said

Dec 23, 2015, 20:38 PM IST

14 killed as suicide bombings hit mosque in Nigeria

Many others were injured when two suicide bombers hit the mosque in Molai area of the restive Maiduguri city, Borno state police chief Aderemi Opadokun told Xinhua.

Oct 16, 2015, 07:46 AM IST

Nigeria claims rescue of 241 women, girls from Boko Haram

Nigeria`s military on Wednesday said troops had rescued 241 women and children during operations against Boko Haram Islamist militants in the country`s restive northeast.

Sep 23, 2015, 22:55 PM IST

At least 54 people killed in bomb blasts in Nigeria's Maiduguri

At least 54 people were killed and 90 wounded in multiple bomb attacks in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday evening, a police spokesman said on Monday.

Sep 22, 2015, 01:04 AM IST

`Military gaining ground` against Boko Haram: Nigeria`s Buhari

Nigeria`s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said great strides had been made in the fight against Boko Haram, rounding on critics lamenting a lack of progress against the insurgents.

Sep 07, 2015, 23:58 PM IST

Boko Haram kills nearly 80 in NE Nigeria villages: Locals

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen shot dead nearly 80 people in separate attacks on three villages at in Nigeria`s restive northeast Borno state at the weekend, a vigilante and residents said Monday.

Aug 31, 2015, 19:08 PM IST

Boko Haram kills 68 in remote part of Borno State: Governor

The governor of Borno in northeast Nigeria says Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has killed 68 villagers in a remote area of his state.

Aug 31, 2015, 07:14 AM IST

Suicide bombers kill soldier in NE Nigeria: Vigilantes

Two suicide bombers killed a soldier at a checkpoint in Boko Haram`s heartland in northeastern Nigeria, vigilantes helping troops in the fight against the jihadists told AFP on Wednesday. 

Aug 26, 2015, 16:18 PM IST

Female suicide bomber blows herself up in NE Nigeria market

A female suicide bomber blew herself up Friday at a big market in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a vigilante and a witness said.

Jul 31, 2015, 15:04 PM IST

Suspected Islamists kill `at least 21` in NE Nigeria

At least 21 people were killed in a new attack by suspected Islamists in a village in northeastern Borno state, residents said Saturday.

Jul 25, 2015, 15:50 PM IST

12 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

At least 12 people were killed when Boko Haram fighters stormed a local community in Nigeria`s Borno state, witnesses said on Wednesday.

Jul 16, 2015, 07:15 AM IST