Boko Haram 'beheads' seven in Nigeria attack

Boko Haram militants killed seven people on Monday in the remote northeast of Nigeria, residents and an official said, with reports indicating the victims were beheaded in a revenge attack.

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.

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.

Boko Haram have 'surrounded' Nigeria's Maiduguri, say elders

Boko Haram fighters have surrounded the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri and are preparing an imminent takeover, an influential regional group claimed on Thursday, calling for military reinforcements.

Military wives block husbands` deployment against Boko Haram

Military wives in the restive Nigerian city of Maiduguri have taken to the streets this week, burning tyres to prevent their husbands` deployment to fight Boko Haram.

`More than 60 women, girls escape Islamist abductors in Nigeria`

More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources have said.

Suicide bomber kills five outside northeast Nigeria mosque

A suicide bomber targeting worshippers in a mosque in a remote village in northeast Nigeria killed five people and wounded dozens, a security source said on Saturday, in an area where Islamist insurgents are mounting near daily attacks.

Nigeria car bomb explosion toll 56

The toll in the car bomb explosion that rocked a busy market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri a day ago has risen to 56, civil defence sources told EFE Wednesday.

Thousands fled Boko Haram violence in last week: Relief agency

Boko Haram violence has forced more than 6,000 people in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno to flee their homes within the last week, the country`s main relief agency said on Wednesday.

Suspected militants kill 42 in northeast Nigeria

Suspected Islamist militants dressed as soldiers rounded up and killed at least 42 villagers in Nigeria’s northeast, the centre of an escalating insurgency increasingly targeting civilians, a police source said.

Nigerian leader visiting town of abducted girls

Maiduguri: President Goodluck Jonathan is expected today in the traumatized town from which Islamic extremists abducted more than 300 schoolgirls a month ago, a visit that one community leader says is "better late than never."

Boko Haram rebels kill 4 Nigerian soldiers in ambush

Boko Haram rebels killed four Nigerian soldiers in a night ambush outside the northeastern city of Maiduguri and several insurgents also died in the firefight, according to a statement on Wednesday from Defence Headquarters.

Suspected Boko Haram kill five police, three civilians

Suspected Boko Haram militants on Tuesday hurled explosives in Nigeria`s troubled northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing five police officers, while a separate blast killed three.

Blast kills 32 in northeast Nigerian village

Hospital and local government officials say an explosion at a village market near hideouts of Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria has killed 32 people.

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 20 in market bomb in northeast Nigeria

Suspected Islamist militants detonated a bomb in a crowded marketplace in northeastern Nigeria killing at least 20 people, witnesses said on Sunday.

Suspected Islamists attack military in restive Nigeria city

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen armed with explosives and heavy weapons attacked a military barracks in Nigeria`s troubled northeastern city of Maiduguri, witnesses said.

Nigeria bears the brunt of Islamic terror again, 90 killed in two attacks

Twin car bombs at a bustling city marketplace blasted buildings to rubble and tore apart bodies the same night an attack on a farming village razed every thatched-roof hut.

Blasts rock north Nigerian city, many feared dead

Two explosions blasted crowded marketplace in northeastern Maiduguri, and many are feared killed and wounded in the birthplace of Nigeria`s Boko Haram terrorist network, witnesses said.

Nigeria market attack displaced 2,000: Relief agency

More than 2,000 people were forced from their homes after a market attack in northeast Nigeria blamed on Boko Haram militants that killed at least 52, a relief agency said.

Gunmen kill 18 in northeast Nigeria village attack

Villagers say suspected Islamist extremists have attacked several farming settlements in Nigeria`s northeast Borno state this week, killing 18 people and razing homes.