Nigeria repels suspected Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri city

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.

Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city as John Kerry visits

Nigeria's military fought Boko Haram militants in the restive northeastern city of Maiduguri on Sunday, as US Secretary of State John Kerry jetted in to discuss fears about election-related violence.

UNHCR concerned over refugees' return to violence-hit Nigeria

 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.

Satellite images indicate huge Boko Haram attack: Amnesty
Satellite images indicate huge Boko Haram attack: Amnesty

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.

Nigeria calls for support after 'deadliest' Boko Haram attack

Nigeria's military has called for support in tackling Boko Haram after a major attack on a key northeast town that is feared could be the worst in the bloody six-year insurgency.

Boko Haram seizes 40 boys, men in northern Nigeria: Witnesses

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped 40 boys and young men in a remote village in northeast Nigerian Borno state on New Year`s Eve, residents who fled the isolated settlement said on Saturday.

Boko Haram raids northeast Nigeria town: Witnesses

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen launched a deadly raid Tuesday on a village near the town of Chibok where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in April, witnesses and a security source said.

20 killed in bus station explosion in Nigeria

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 Boko Haram attack in Cameroon leaves soldier, extremists dead

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.

Boko Haram said to seize another town in northern Nigeria

Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has seized control of a Nigerian town near the Niger border, leading soldiers to flee and adding to its expanding reach in the region, an official said Saturday.

Kidnapped women `used by Boko Haram on front line`: Rights group

Boko Haram has used kidnapped young women and girls on the front lines of its insurgency, according to a new report published on Monday, after a fresh abduction in Nigeria`s far northeast.

17 killed, 30 teenagers abducted in Nigeria's Borno State

At least 17 people were killed and 30 abducted by gunmen in a renewed attacks in northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, epicenter of Boko Haram violence, a local government chief said Sunday.

Nigeria court martials soldiers for balking at taking on Boko Haram

Nigeria`s Army says it will on Thursday begin court martials of soldiers balking at taking part in a stepped-up campaign against a five-year Islamist insurgency in the north by the Boko Haram group.

Boko Haram, Nigerian govt reportedly negotiating release of abducted schoolgirls

 The Nigerian government and the Boko Haram are reportedly on the verge of finalizing a deal on freeing 219 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by the notorious Islamist group five months back.

Five Boko Haram terrorists surrender in Nigeria

 Authorities in Nigeria Sunday confirmed that some Boko Haram terrorists have begun to surrender voluntarily following relentless onslaught by troops.

100 Boko Haram fighters killed in Nigeria

At least 100 Boko Haram fighters were killed in an operation by military troops in northeastern Nigeria`s state of Borno Friday, a senior military officer said.

Nigeria's military claims success against Boko Haram

Nigeria's military Friday claimed to have routed Boko Haram militants near the Borno state capital Maiduguri, as residents in another under-siege town complained of food shortages and slavery.

Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: Sources

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.

Boko Haram kills 12 in Nigeria

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 blast kills three in northeast Nigeria: Residents

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.