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Boko Haram leader in new video vows to establish caliphate

 Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in a new video is vowing to continue his insurgency until he establishes an Islamic caliphate across West and Central Africa.

Suicide bombers blow themselves up in Nigeria's Maiduguri; four killed, many wounded

Three suicide bombers killed four people and injured eight others in a village near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a police spokesman said on Sunday. 

Two female bombers killed in foiled attack in Nigeria

Civilian vigilantes foiled a suicide attack on the outskirts of Nigeria's flashpoint city of Maiduguri, killing two teenaged female bombers, police said today.

Nigerian Air Force dropped `two bombs` on town: Aid worker

The Nigerian Air Force dropped two bombs on the centre of a town where tens of thousands of people were seeking refuge from Boko Haram, according to an aid worker who witnessed the attack.

Nigeria mistakenly bombs refugee camp, kills at least 52

Nigeria mistakenly bombs refugee camp, kills at least 52

Among the wounded are Nigerians working for Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Boko Haram claims Nigeria university twin suicide bombing

Islamist militant group Boko Haram has said it was behind Monday's twin suicide bombing at a university in north-eastern Nigeria which killed two people. 

Boko Haram targets Nigeria military base, militia

Boko Haram killed at least five soldiers at a military base in northeast Nigeria, while suicide bombers killed three people in the key city of Maiduguri, the authorities said today.

Nigerian troops rescued 1,880 civilians from Boko Haram in one week: Army

Nigerian troops have rescued 1,880 civilians from a Boko Haram redoubt in the restive northeast in the past week and arrested hundreds of insurgents, a military commander has said.

80,000 children will starve to death in Nigeria: UNICEF

Nearly a half million children will face starvation in northeastern Nigeria next year and 80,000 will die if they don't get treatment in the humanitarian crisis created by Boko Haram's Islamic uprising, the U.N. Children's Agency warned.

Death toll of Nigeria suicide blasts rises to 56

A total of 56 people lost their lives and 177 others were injured in Friday`s twin blasts that hit a crowded market in northeast Nigeria, a local official said Saturday.

Thirty killed in Boko Haram suicide attacks in NE Nigeria: Army

Thirty killed in Boko Haram suicide attacks in NE Nigeria: Army

The suicide blasts carried out by two female suicide bombers in the market in the town of Madagali.

Boko Haram jihadists kill five in Nigeria: Villagers

Hundreds of people living in the three villages fled for the relative safety of the town of Askira, located some 10 kilometres (six miles) away.

Nigeria declares 55 Boko Haram fighters wanted

Nigeria on Monday released a banner containing photographs and names of 55 Boko Haram wanted for various attacks and terror activities in the northeast where the military currently prosecute war against the insurgents.

Suicide bombers kills two in northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri

Suicide bombers in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the heart of a seven-year-old insurgency by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, killed two people, the state police commissioner said on Friday.

Suicide bombers attack Nigeria's Maiduguri, kills two

Suicide bombers attacked a checkpoint in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing two of themselves before dawn on Friday. Two other explosions occurred hours later.

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. 

Saudi, Iran stoke Sunni-Shia tensions in Nigeria: Experts

Northern Nigeria has become the latest battleground in the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, after violent clashes between supporters of rival groups from the two main branches of Islam.

Nigerian soldiers, police sexually abuse Boko Haram victims: Human Rights Watch

Nigerian soldiers and policemen have raped and sexually abused women and girls fleeing the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

Nigeria officials `sexually abusing Boko Haram victims`

Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Nigerian officials of sexually exploiting women and girls living in camps for victims of Boko Haram in the restive northeast.

Two suicide bombers kill at least 8 in northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri

Two suicide bombers killed at least eight people on Saturday in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the heart of a seven-year-old insurgency by Islamist Boko Haram militants, the military said.