Embattled Nigeria states impose travel bans through Christmas

Two northeast Nigeria states have put heavy restrictions on vehicle movement beginning on Christmas Eve and lasting through the weekend following fears of Boko Haram attacks.

Blast at northeast Nigeria market kills 7: Police

A explosion at the main market in northeast Nigeria`s Bauchi city killed seven people and injured 25 others in an area repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram, police said Tuesday.

Video shows Boko Haram killing captives

A new video of the Boko Haram militants has surfaced which shows the militants brutally killing civilians in their captivity as they are "infidels" or non-believers.

Bombs in north Nigeria bus station, market kill 27

  Two bomb attacks at a bus station and a market in north Nigeria on Monday killed at least 27 people and wounded around 60, officials 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.

Guinea leader warns Boko Haram risks spreading in region

Guinea`s president warned Sunday that Islamic extremism risked spreading throughout west Africa and called on countries in the region to do more to help Nigeria in its struggle against Boko Haram.

Nigeria military, Islamists clash near site of latest kidnap

Nigerian troops have repelled a Boko Haram attack near the village where 185 people were kidnapped last week, killing several insurgents, soldiers and witnesses said on Saturday.

Nigeria says reports of latest Islamist kidnap `unverified`

Nigeria`s military on Friday confirmed a deadly attack by Boko Haram in the northeast village of Gumsuri but said reports of a mass kidnapping needed to be verified.

Gulf of Guinea: Africa`s new pirate paradise

A year after vowing to banish buccaneers from their waters, countries in the Gulf of Guinea -- the new epicentre of piracy in Africa -- are struggling to get their act together.

Cameroon Army kills 116 Boko Haram militants: Defence ministry

Cameroon`s army killed 116 Boko Haram militants on Wednesday when they attacked a base in the Far North region of the country, said defence ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Didier Badjeck.

Nigerian Army court sentences 54 soldiers to death

A Nigerian military court has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram terrorists.

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap over 100 women, children in Nigeria
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap over 100 women, children in Nigeria

Boko Haram militants killed 32 people and kidnapped scores of others, including women and children, in a brutal attack on a village in the northeast, officials and a witness said Thursday. 

Nigeria downgrades growth forecast as election approaches

 Nigeria`s finance minister on Wednesday downgraded growth forecasts for 2015 and proposed a modest cut in spending as Africa`s top economy tries to respond to plummeting global crude prices. 

France urges closer regional collaboration against Nigeria's Boko Haram

France`s defence minister on Monday called for Nigeria and its neighbours to set up a military liaison committee to better coordinate their response to the growing regional threat posed by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Nigeria`s opposition leader slams Boko Haram `reign of terror`

Nigeria`s main opposition leader Mohammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned deadly Boko Haram attacks this weeks in two cities repeatedly hit by the extremist group which seeks to impose an Islamist state in the mainly Muslim north.

Nigerian troops win back cities from extremists

With a military escort instead of the usual pomp, the Emir of Mubi was reinstalled in his palace, where until recently flew the black-and-white flag of Nigeria's Islamic extremists, Boko Haram.

Islamic State influence spreads to African jihadists

Its main battlegrounds are far away and its true influence hard to judge, but the Islamic State`s black banner is attracting the attention of jihadists in Africa, particularly in Nigeria.

Ebola death toll climbs to 6,583

Nearly 6,600 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in west Africa, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

Boko Haram likely behind Jos, Nigeria bombings: State govt

 A double bomb attack that killed 31 people in a crowded market in the central Nigerian city of Jos was likely to have been carried out by Boko Haram, the state government said on Friday.

Double bombing rocks Nigeria, 13-yr-old with suicide vest held

At least 31 people were killed in a double bombing in the Nigerian city of Jos on Thursday, while a 13-year-old girl in an explosives vest was arrested in the northern city of Kano.