Alarming rise in child suicide bombers used by Boko Haram: UN

Alarming rise in child suicide bombers used by Boko Haram: UN

Experts said Boko Haram is now trying to spread terror by using children for attacks in crowded markets, mosques and even camps for people fleeing Boko Haram violence.

Boko Haram launches fresh deadly attacks in Nigeria, Chad

Dozens of people were feared killed when Boko Haram Islamists armed with guns and explosives attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, officials said on Sunday.

Nigeria police make arrests over Boko Haram `sleeper cells` in Abuja area

 Nigeria`s secret police on Saturday said they had arrested a dozen suspects linked to the discovery of "sleeper cells" operated by Boko Haram Islamists in and around the capital Abuja.

Chad decrees state of emergency in Lake Chad region

Chad's government has decreed a state of emergency in the flashpoint Lake Chad region, which also straddles Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger and is frequently targeted by Boko Haram Islamists.

41 killed in Lake Chad blasts blamed on Boko Haram: Govt

Forty-one people were killed in triple explosions in a Chadian city on the shores of Lake Chad, blamed on the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram, the government said on Sunday.

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram suspects by firing squad

Chad executed 10 alleged members of Nigeria-based Islamist group, Boko Haram, by firing squad on Saturday, a day after they were found guilty of a double suicide killing that left 38 people dead in the capital N'Djamena.

Maternal tetanus elimination in India will save lives: UN

Lauding India for eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus, a senior UN official has said the country's "landmark achievement" will save the lives of countless mothers and their newborns.

'Suicide bombers attack Chad army camp'

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Chadian army camp on Wednesday, according to security sources who blamed the attack on Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamist group that Chad and other countries in the region are pursuing militarily.

10 Boko Haram suspects' to face trial in Chad over twin attacks`

Ten suspected Boko Haram members are set to go on trial in Chad over their alleged roles in twin attacks that killed 38 people in the capital N`Djamena in June, a judicial source told AFP.

Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau 'ousted', says Chad President

Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau 'ousted', says Chad President

In a development that may bring relief to the terror-struck people of Nigeria, Chad President on Wednesday said that Islamist group Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau was ousted, adding that the group will be finished by the end of this year.

Boko Haram killed over 700 in 45 attacks in July

 Nigerian militant group Boko Haram was more active than ever in July, as at least 45 attacks claimed the lives of 714 people -- one-third of all deaths in the first half of 2015, according to data released by security forces and emergency services.

Seven killed, about 20 taken in suspected Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

At least seven people were killed and about 20 others were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in an overnight raid on a village near Cameroon`s northern border, a senior military officer said on Tuesday. 

Nigeria air strikes kill `large number` of Boko Haram

Nigeria said Sunday it had carried out air strikes in the northeast of the country to repel an attack by Boko Haram and had killed a "large number" of the Islamist extremists.

Over 100 militants killed in anti-Boko Haram operation on Lake Chad: Chad Army

At least 100 militants have been killed in an operation launched a fortnight ago against Boko Haram jihadists holed up in the islands of Lake Chad, the Chadian Army said in a statement Friday.

Chad reintroduces death penalty with anti-terror law

Chad reintroduced the death penalty just six months after its abolition Thursday, as legislators passed a stringent anti-terror bill in the face of a spate of deadly Boko Haram attacks.

Chad says killed 117 Boko Haram fighters in two-week campaign

 Chad said on Thursday its forces had killed 117 Boko Haram insurgents during a two-week military campaign aimed at clearing islands on Lake Chad used by the militants as hideouts and bases to launch attacks.

Chad mulls controversial anti-terror bill to fight Boko Haram

Chad`s parliament was to vote Thursday on a controversial anti-terror bill after a string of deadly Boko Haram attacks, raising fears among opponents and rights activists that the law may be used to curtail freedoms.

Chadian forces in `major` hunt for Boko Haram on Lake Chad

 The Chadian army has launched a "major operation" to flush out Boko Haram jihadists from islands in Lake Chad, sparking violent clashes on Monday between soldiers and the Islamic State-affiliated group.

Boko Haram holds territories in Nigeria`s NE: governors

 Boko Haram Islamists are still holding on to some territories in Nigeria`s troubled northeast, state governors from the region said on Thursday, after the military claimed a series of major victories against the Islamists.

Trial of Chad dictator Habre adjourned to Sept 7

Trial of Chad dictator Habre adjourned to Sept 7

Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre was forcibly brought to a court in Senegal Tuesday, where judges adjourned his trial until September 7 to let appointed lawyers prepare his defence.