Nigeria claims rescue of 241 women, girls from Boko Haram

Nigeria`s military on Wednesday said troops had rescued 241 women and children during operations against Boko Haram Islamist militants in the country`s restive northeast.

Nigeria call up Arsenal youngster Iwobi
Nigeria call up Arsenal youngster Iwobi

Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has included Arsenal starlet Alex Iwobi in his squad for next month`s friendlies against DR Congo and Cameroon in Belgium.

10 killed in Cameroon suicide blasts

Ten people were killed and 14 others injured in twin suicide bomb blasts which took place in Cameroon, military sources told Xinhua on phone.

Chad executes 10 Boko Haram suspects by firing squad

Chad executed 10 alleged members of Nigeria-based Islamist group, Boko Haram, by firing squad on Saturday, a day after they were found guilty of a double suicide killing that left 38 people dead in the capital N'Djamena.

Cameroon pledges 2,500 troops for regional Boko Haram force

Cameroon will send nearly 2,500 soldiers to join a west African regional force to fight Boko Haram Islamists that will number 8,700 men, the defence minister said Friday.

Boko Haram kill 10 in Cameroon raid: Security sources

Boko Haram Islamists killed 10 people, including two soldiers, during a raid in northern Cameroon, security sources said Thursday.

Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau 'ousted', says Chad President
Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau 'ousted', says Chad President

In a development that may bring relief to the terror-struck people of Nigeria, Chad President on Wednesday said that Islamist group Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau was ousted, adding that the group will be finished by the end of this year.

UN peacekeepers accused of death, rape in African mission

Amnesty International is accusing UN peacekeepers of indiscriminately killing a 16-year-old boy and his father and raping a 12-year-old girl in separate incidents in Central African Republic.

Cameroon police raid finds `prisoners` held by holy man

Police detained around 70 people, some apparently being "held as prisoners" by an Islamic holy man, during a raid on a Islamic school in northern Cameroon, sources said Monday.

Suicide bombers spread fear of Boko Haram in Cameroon

 Empty streets, body searches and tips to police embody the fear that Boko Haram has instilled in northern Cameroon, where they killed more than 40 people in suicide bombings in July.

Boko Haram killed over 700 in 45 attacks in July

 Nigerian militant group Boko Haram was more active than ever in July, as at least 45 attacks claimed the lives of 714 people -- one-third of all deaths in the first half of 2015, according to data released by security forces and emergency services.

Boko Haram abducts scores in deadly Cameroon raid

Boko Haram militants have kidnapped 135 people and killed at least eight others in a raid in northern Cameroon, as the Islamists continued to strike beyond their strongholds in neighbouring Nigeria.

Boko Haram kills six, abducts 50 in Cameroon: Soldier

Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have killed at least six people and kidnapped more than 50 in a raid on a village in northern Cameroon, according to a soldier sent to the scene.

Seven killed, about 20 taken in suspected Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

At least seven people were killed and about 20 others were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in an overnight raid on a village near Cameroon`s northern border, a senior military officer said on Tuesday. 

Nigeria air strikes kill `large number` of Boko Haram

Nigeria said Sunday it had carried out air strikes in the northeast of the country to repel an attack by Boko Haram and had killed a "large number" of the Islamist extremists.

Leaders of Nigeria, Cameroon try to forge closer effort against Boko Haram

The presidents of Nigeria and Cameroon tried to overcome differences in their efforts to crush the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in two days of talks but they failed to announce a breakthrough on issues such as the right of cross-border pursuit.

Cameroon to deploy 2,000 more troops after Boko Haram attacks

 Cameroon plans to send an additional 2,000 soldiers to its Far North region after three suicide bomb attacks in regional capital Maroua in the past week by suspected members of the Boko Haram Islamist militant group, state radio said on Monday.

Boko Haram fighters behead three in Cameroon raid

Three villagers were beheaded during weekend raids in Cameroon by Boko Haram insurgents from neighbouring Nigeria, who killed another four people in a separate raid overnight, security forces said Monday.

At least 20 dead in Cameroon `child suicide bomber` attack

At least 19 people were killed in a suicide bombing in the northern Cameroonian town of Maroua on Saturday, a local military commander said, just three days after twin bombings there suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram. 

US condemns 'horrific' Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon

The United States on Friday condemned Boko Haram suicide attacks in Cameroon and Nigeria as "horrific and indiscriminate" and deplored the militant group`s use of children as bombers.