Nigerian army

Five killed in suicide attack on mosque in Nigeria: Militia leader

A female suicide bomber killed five people when she blew herself up in a mosque in northeast Nigeria, in the latest attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists, local militiamen told AFP.

Sep 27, 2017, 06:11 AM IST

68 Boko Haram terrorists surrender in Nigeria's Borno

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said that 68 Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered in Borno in last three weeks.

Aug 24, 2017, 20:34 PM IST

Nigeria foils suicide attacks in restive northeast: Army

Nigerian military have thwarted attempted suicide attacks in the restive northeast, the epicentre of the seven-year Boko Haram insurgency, the army has said. 

Nov 05, 2016, 18:57 PM IST

Boko Haram ambushes military chief convoy in Nigeria

 The Nigerian Army on Tuesday confirmed an ambush on the convoy of the acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Brigadier-General Victor Ezugwu in the restive city of Maiduguri.

Apr 20, 2016, 03:50 AM IST

Boko Haram attacks soldiers in northeastern Nigeria

Boko Haram fighters on Monday attacked Nigerian soldiers in the northeast of the country, where the jihadists have been waging a seven-year insurgency, the army said.

Apr 18, 2016, 16:11 PM IST
Nigeria to deploy troops in Benue to end communal killings

Nigeria to deploy troops in Benue to end communal killings

The Nigerian Army will adjust deployment of troops as part of measures to end the killings in Agatu communities in central north Benue State, a top military officer said on Saturday.

Mar 20, 2016, 05:13 AM IST
Boko Haram changes tactics for terror attacks in Nigeria

Boko Haram changes tactics for terror attacks in Nigeria

Boko Haram militants have changed tactics to carry out terror activities in Nigeria as security forces stepped up war against terrorism, the country's military authority said.

Jan 31, 2016, 09:41 AM IST

Army frees women and child hostages of Boko Haram: Nigeria

Nigeria's army says it has rescued dozens of kidnapped women and children held captive by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

Sep 16, 2015, 05:47 AM IST

Nigerian army chief unharmed after suspected Boko Haram attack: Military

 Suspected Boko Haram fighters ambushed a convoy carrying the head of the Nigerian army, the military said on Sunday, sparking a firefight in which 10 militants and a soldier were killed.

Aug 23, 2015, 16:53 PM IST
Nigerian Army says has freed nearly 180 Boko Haram hostages

Nigerian Army says has freed nearly 180 Boko Haram hostages

The Nigerian army has freed 178 people being held hostage by Boko Haram including more than 100 children, it said late Sunday, following a series of deadly attacks by the jihadists in the country`s restive northeast.

Aug 03, 2015, 09:00 AM IST

Nigerian army says has freed nearly 180 hostages held by Boko Haram

The Nigerian army has freed 178 people being held hostage by Boko Haram jihadists including more than 100 children, it said late Sunday, as it carries out a regional offensive aimed at rooting out the insurgency.


Aug 03, 2015, 05:54 AM IST

Nigerian president vows to look into Amnesty report alleging army war crimes

Nigeria`s new president, Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday promised to look into an Amnesty International report urging the International Criminal Court to probe senior military officers for war crimes in the battle against Boko Haram.

Jun 04, 2015, 04:18 AM IST

Nearly 579 soldiers, officers face trial in Nigeria

Nearly 600 Nigerian officers and troops faced charges before a court-martial, the army said of an unprecedented number of soldiers believed to be on trial for alleged offenses related to the ongoing fight against an Islamic uprising in the northeast.

May 21, 2015, 07:23 AM IST

`Two Cameroon soldiers killed` fighting Boko Haram near Nigeria

Two soldiers from Cameroon have been killed and at least two others wounded in an attack by Boko Haram fighters near the Nigerian border, security sources told AFP on Monday.

May 12, 2015, 00:07 AM IST

Nigerian army fights militiamen in central Nigeria after attack last week

Nigerian troops battled militiamen in central Nigeria on Sunday after they destroyed several villages and killed scores of people last week, including six soldiers who had their eyes gorged out and tongues cut off, a military spokesman said.

May 04, 2015, 00:49 AM IST

Nigerian army says it has killed 53 Boko Haram fighters

Nigeria`s military said on Saturday that it had killed 53 fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group when it repelled an attack on a military base in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa.

Jul 06, 2014, 10:49 AM IST

22 killed in Nigeria attack

At least 22 people were killed in an attack by gunmen who entered a business place in Mubi area of Nigeria`s Adamawa state.

Dec 19, 2013, 16:55 PM IST

Boko Haram stages major urban attack on Nigerian Army

Boko Haram militants launched a daring raid on the military in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri overnight, prompting a round-the-clock curfew that shut airspace and cut off roads, the Army, state government and eyewitnesses said.

Dec 03, 2013, 10:16 AM IST

Nigeria vigilantes kill four suspected Boko Haram Islamists: Army

Vigilantes in northeastern Nigeria killed four suspected members of the Islamist group Boko Haram and captured seven others before handing them over to the army, a military commander said on Sunday.

Sep 16, 2013, 08:43 AM IST

Military kills 50 Boko Haram militants in Nigeria

At least 50 members of radical group Boko Haram were killed in a raid launched by Nigerian Army in the country`s northeastern Borno state, the military has said.

Sep 07, 2013, 09:29 AM IST