Nigeria`s military repelled multiple attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants on Borno state capital Maiduguri in the northeast, security sources said on Sunday, but the insurgents captured another Borno town.
The UN today expressed concern over the return of hundreds of refugees to Nigeria from Niger, saying authorities in the two countries should stop the repatriation until there are proper safeguards against the brutal violence by radical group Boko Haram.
Leading human rights group on Thursday released satellite images claiming to show massive destruction by Boko Haram of two Nigerian towns in what is feared to be the deadliest strike of the Islamists' six-year insurgency.
At least 20 bodies have so far been recovered at the scene of an explosion which rocked a bus station Monday on the outskirts of Gombe, the capital of Nigeria`s northeastern state by the same name, the Red Cross said.
Suspected members of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram attacked a border town in Cameroon on Saturday, leading to six hours of fighting that killed a soldier and several insurgents, authorities said.
Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a north-eastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday.
A suicide bomber today rammed his car into a military checkpoint in northeast Nigeria`s Borno state near the border with Cameroon killing three soldiers in an attack blamed on Boko Haram Islamists, residents said.