Nigeria`s military on Wednesday claimed for the first time that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was dead, as it said troops had killed a lookalike who had been posing as the militant commander.
A Boko Haram leader related to the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls was arrested by the Nigeria military after it raided the intelligence unit linked to the incident.
Nigeria`s highest ranking military officer today gave a glimmer of hope to the families of more than 200 schoolgirls held by Boko Haram militants, revealing they had located the missing teenagers.
Nigeria`s military was warned of an attack on a school at which more than 200 girls were abducted by Islamists but failed to take action, Amnesty International claimed on Friday.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video released today that he led an October 24 attack in which 35 people found in military uniform were killed in the Nigerian city of Damaturu.
Nigeria`a military said they have recorded successes in their fight against insurgents by arresting more than 100 members of Boko Haram.
Nigeria`s military has declared a 24-hour curfew in several neighbourhoods of a northeastern city as its campaign against Islamic extremists in the region continues.
Soldiers in northeast Nigeria shelled suspected camps of Islamic extremists in the first military action of a new offensive against the insurgents, killing at least 21 people, a security official said on Friday.
The Human Rights Watch (HRW), in its latest report said, over 1,500 people, including women and children, have been killed in various attacks by the Boko Haram sect since 2009.
Nigerian military has killed 30 suspected members of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, including its second-in-command.
The military stopped TF1 journalist Jeremie Drieu, a videographer and local journalist Ahmad Salkida as they tried to work in Jos.
Rights group Amnesty International
has accused Nigeria`s military of killing 23 people during random shooting after a bomb blast.
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