Nigerian troops capture Boko Haram leader

Nigeria army have arrested a senior commander of the Boko Haram sect, which is blamed for killing hundreds of people since 2009, the country's defence authority said Thursday.

Boko Haram blamed as 13 die in Nigeria college shooting, blast

Boko Haram insurgents have been blamed after at least 13 people died during a shoot-out between police and suspected suicide bombers at a teacher training college in northern Nigeria on Wednesday.

Shooting, blast at college in Nigeria`s Kano: witnesses

Gunshots and an explosion hit a college in the north Nigerian city of Kano on Wednesday and multiple casualties were feared, witnesses said.

Nigerian president urged to declare `total war` on Boko Haram

Nigerian senators said Tuesday they will meet with President Goodluck Jonathan to press him to declare "total war" on Boko Haram, in a sign of frustration and concern over worsening security.

12 Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny

Twelve Nigerian soldiers were today sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the restive northeast city of Maiduguri earlier this year.

Nigeria keeping options open about missing plane

Nigeria's military on Monday appeared to rule out sabotage after an airforce jet disappeared while on operations in the insurgency-hit northeast.

Boko Haram kidnaps scores in Nigeria: Witnesses

Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped scores of people from fishing communities in Nigeria's extreme northeast, hauling some of the hostages away on boats across Lake Chad, witnesses said on Monday.

100 Boko Haram fighters killed in Nigeria

At least 100 Boko Haram fighters were killed in an operation by military troops in northeastern Nigeria`s state of Borno Friday, a senior military officer said.

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.

Nigeria launches air and ground attacks to reclaim town from Boko Haram

Nigeria`s military launched ground and air offensives against Boko Haram to recapture the northeastern town of Michika that fell to the jihadist militants over the weekend, witnesses said on Wednesday.

Cameroon army `kills more than 100 Boko Haram fighters`

The Cameroonian government on Monday said its soldiers had killed "more than 100" Boko Haram fighters during an attempted incursion by the Islamist insurgents into its territory.

Thousands flee Nigeria town as Boko Haram capture more territory

Panicked residents fled their homes in northeast Nigeria on Monday in fear of Boko Haram attacks while the military sought to recapture ground lost to the militants in recent weeks.

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.

Security meeting in Nigeria as Boko Haram attacks intensify

Foreign ministers from Nigeria and neighbouring countries met on Wednesday to discuss Boko Haram, as the militants` rapid land grab intensified in the far northeast, raising fears for regional security.

Cameroon Army `kills 40 Boko Haram fighters`

Cameroon`s army claimed on Tuesday to have killed more than 40 Boko Haram fighters who tried to storm a strategic border crossing from Nigeria.

Boko Haram attacks prompt concern for Nigeria`s northeast

 Boko Haram militants have reportedly seized another town in Nigeria`s far northeast after heavy fighting with government troops, with experts warning the region is on the brink of a "takeover".

Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: Sources

Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a north-eastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday.

Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria for Cameroon: Police

Sustained Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria`s far northeast have forced thousands of people from their homes, swamping towns in the north of neighbouring Cameroon, authorities said on Sunday.

At least 10 die as boat capsizes in Nigeria: Officials

At least 10 people died in Nigeria on Friday when a boat carrying 35 passengers bound for Port Harcourt capsized and sank, a rescue official and local government spokesman said.