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Nigeria schoolgirls kidnap: Military `raids Boko Haram cell`, makes first arrest

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 09:49

A Boko Haram leader related to the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls was arrested by the Nigeria military after it raided the intelligence unit linked to the incident.

Nigeria`s military knows location of kidnapped schoolgirls

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 02:48

Nigeria`s highest ranking military officer today gave a glimmer of hope to the families of more than 200 schoolgirls held by Boko Haram militants, revealing they had located the missing teenagers.

Amnesty claims Nigerian military ignored schoolgirl kidnap warning

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 22:18

Nigeria`s military was warned of an attack on a school at which more than 200 girls were abducted by Islamists but failed to take action, Amnesty International claimed on Friday.

Boko Haram exploits Nigeria`s slow military decline

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 18:41

Two decades ago Nigeria`s military was seen as a force for stability across West Africa. Now it struggles to keep security within its own borders as an Islamist insurgency in the northeast kills thousands.

Over 40 insurgents killed in Nigeria military raid

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 04:24

At least 40 insurgents were killed in an overnight raid in Nigeria`s northeast region, military authorities said Friday.

Nigeria military admits most abducted schoolgirls still missing

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:19

The Nigerian military has admitted that most of the 129 girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists from their school in the restive northeastern state of Borno were still missing, the defence spokesman said in a statement.

Over 30 insurgents killed in Nigeria military raid

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 06:18

More than 30 insurgents were killed in an early morning raid by military operatives in Nigeria`s north central Nasarawa state, witnesses said Thursday.

Boko Haram video claims October 24 attack that killed 35

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 10:45

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video released today that he led an October 24 attack in which 35 people found in military uniform were killed in the Nigerian city of Damaturu.

Nigerian troops claims success against Boko Haram insurgents

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 09:19

Nigeria`a military said they have recorded successes in their fight against insurgents by arresting more than 100 members of Boko Haram.

24-hour curfew in Nigeria city in military push

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 22:08

Nigeria`s military has declared a 24-hour curfew in several neighbourhoods of a northeastern city as its campaign against Islamic extremists in the region continues.

Nigeria military shells camps, kills 21: Official

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 22:50

Soldiers in northeast Nigeria shelled suspected camps of Islamic extremists in the first military action of a new offensive against the insurgents, killing at least 21 people, a security official said on Friday.

Nigeria military kills 13 militants

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 14:05

The Human Rights Watch (HRW), in its latest report said, over 1,500 people, including women and children, have been killed in various attacks by the Boko Haram sect since 2009.