Boko Haram

Four dead in ambush of World Food Programme convoy in Nigeria

Four dead in ambush of World Food Programme convoy in Nigeria

Attacks on aid workers are relatively rare in the conflict with the Islamist insurgency, compared with assaults on the military and civilians in Nigeria`s northeast.

Dec 18, 2017, 09:32 AM IST
Boko Haram tries to take over military base in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram tries to take over military base in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram fighters battled Nigerian soldiers for about an hour as they tried to take over a military base, in the latest attack against troops in the restive northeast.

Dec 14, 2017, 06:46 AM IST

Boko Haram founder`s home to become museum

Muhammad Yusuf, a charismatic Muslim preacher, founded the group in 2001 from his base in the Railway suburb of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.

Nov 28, 2017, 20:20 PM IST
Suspected Boko Haram militants take over northeast Nigeria town: residents

Suspected Boko Haram militants take over northeast Nigeria town: residents

Suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram took over a town in the restive state of Borno in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, residents said.

Nov 26, 2017, 11:47 AM IST
At least 50 dead in Nigeria mosque bombing

At least 50 dead in Nigeria mosque bombing

At least 50 people were killed in a suicide bomb blast on Tuesday at a mosque in the northeastern town of Mubi, in Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria, police said.

Nov 21, 2017, 15:23 PM IST

Boko Haram kills three soldiers in Nigeria: sources

At least three soldiers were killed when Boko Haram fighters ambushed a military convoy in northeast Nigeria, security and civilian sources told AFP on Thursday.

Oct 19, 2017, 17:57 PM IST

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon.

Oct 14, 2017, 06:07 AM IST

Nigeria jails 45 Boko Haram suspects in mass trial held in secret

Nigeria has convicted and jailed 45 Boko Haram suspects, the government said on Friday, the first sentences it has handed down in a set of mass trials that have drawn criticism for being held behind closed doors.

Oct 13, 2017, 23:44 PM IST

Nigeria's Boko Haram trials to be held behind closed doors

The announcement that due process was finally to begin was given a cautious welcome but a ban on media access will likely raise concerns about transparency.

Sep 29, 2017, 19:42 PM IST

Suicide bombers kill 15 in northeast Nigeria

The UN children's fund said last month that 83 children had been used as suicide bombers this year, four times as many as in all of 2016.

Sep 18, 2017, 19:12 PM IST

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills seven in attack on displaced camp

The attack on Friday evening in Ngala, near the border with Cameroon, came as two people were killed in an explosion outside another camp in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.

Sep 09, 2017, 17:17 PM IST

Boko Haram resurgence kills 381 civilians since April: Amnest

The insurgency has left more than 20,000 people dead since it began in 2009.

Sep 05, 2017, 14:34 PM IST

Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian villages, 27 killed

Residents in Nigeria's northern Borno state say attacks by Boko Haram extremists on several villages in the past week have killed at least 27 people.

Aug 26, 2017, 18:05 PM 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's President Muhammadu Buhari vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the majority of us can live in peace and safety.

Aug 21, 2017, 12:45 PM IST

27 dead, 80 injured in Nigeria suicide attack

At least 27 persons were killed and 80 injured when suspected Boko Haram terrorists blew themselves up at three different places in the Nigerian town of Mandari, the media on Wednesday.

Aug 16, 2017, 12:53 PM IST

Boko Haram attack kills six in Nigeria: Government

Earlier this year, the Nigerian military said it had retaken control of the forest, but there are reports the militants have moved back in. 

 

Aug 02, 2017, 22:28 PM IST

Boko Haram ambush death toll hits 69

Experts said the attack -- Boko Haram`s bloodiest this year -- underscored the persistent threat it poses, despite government claims the group is a spent force.

Jul 29, 2017, 23:18 PM IST

Suspected Boko Haram militants issue video of three kidnapped oil survey team members

The University of Maiduguri confirmed the three men in the video were their staff members. It also released a photo of them late on Friday. 

Jul 29, 2017, 15:45 PM IST

Boko Haram ambushes oil convoy in Nigeria, killing soldiers

Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency has killed more than 20,000 people and continues to carry out deadly attacks despite the government's declaration late last year that the extremists had been "crushed."

Jul 26, 2017, 15:51 PM IST