Boko Haram attacks `a challenge to sovereignty`: Nigeria

Nigeria`s military on Friday accepted that it was facing an uphill battle to stem the tide of Boko Haram violence, calling the insurgency a threat to national sovereignty.

Nigerian town seized by Boko Haram `part of Islamic caliphate`: Abubakar Shekau

Boko Haram`s leader said a northeast town seized by the insurgents earlier this month has been placed under an Islamic caliphate, in a video on Sunday.

Boko Haram chief claims Lagos, Abuja attacks in new video

The head of Nigeria`s Boko Haram Islamists has claimed responsibility for a June 25 bombing in the capital Abuja and an attack hours later in Lagos, in a video on Sunday.

Nigeria: Suicide attack at World Cup viewing venue, 14 killed

Several people were killed in a suicide attack in Yobe state on late Tuesday as the victims were watching World Cup match at an outdoor viewing centre in Damaturu town.

Boko Haram wants exchange of abducted Nigerian girls for its jailed members

Boko Haram former negotiator Shehu Sani on Friday warned against the rescue of the 284 abducted school girls and said that the militant group is planning to exchange the hostages with its jailed comrades.

Boko Haram abduct eight more girls in Nigeria, US expert team to assist search

Nearly a month after over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria were kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, the US is sending a team of experts to assist in the search of missing girls.

Boko Haram leader threatens `to sell` abducted Nigerian schoolgirls as `slaves`

The US will now assist Nigeria in the search of over 276 schoolgirls from Chibok community was kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram from their school dormitory.

US urged to act after threats to sell Nigeria schoolgirls

Calls for the United States to help find and free hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria are mounting after Boko Haram claimed the abduction and threatened to sell the girls as "slaves".

Boko Haram leader claims Nigeria capital bombing

The leader of Nigeria`s Boko Haram Islamists Abubakar Shekau claimed responsibility for a bombing in Nigeria`s capital that killed at least 75 people, in a video message obtained today.

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.

Boko Haram chief threatens attacks in Nigeria oil region

The leader of radical Islamist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has threatened attacks in Nigeria`s oil-rich Niger Delta region in a new video.

Doubts over claims of Boko Haram chief`s death in Nigeria

Doubts persisted on Tuesday over the Nigerian military`s claim that the chief of extremist Islamic group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, have been killed, with questions being raised over the timing of the announcement.

Boko Haram leader denies talks with Nigerian govt

Nigeria`s radical Islamist group Boko Haram on Sunday denied that it is taking part in any peace talks with the government.

US designates three top Boko Haram leaders on terror list

Boko Haram is credited with the August 26, 2011 attack on the United Nations building Abuja that killed at least 23 people and injured scores of others.

Sect leader challenges Nigeria President in video

A new online video shows the leader of a radical Islamist sect challenging the president of Nigeria.