Army frees women and child hostages of Boko Haram: Nigeria

Nigeria's army says it has rescued dozens of kidnapped women and children held captive by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

Nigerian army chief unharmed after suspected Boko Haram attack: Military

 Suspected Boko Haram fighters ambushed a convoy carrying the head of the Nigerian army, the military said on Sunday, sparking a firefight in which 10 militants and a soldier were killed.

Nigerian Army says has freed nearly 180 Boko Haram hostages
Nigerian Army says has freed nearly 180 Boko Haram hostages

The Nigerian army has freed 178 people being held hostage by Boko Haram including more than 100 children, it said late Sunday, following a series of deadly attacks by the jihadists in the country`s restive northeast.

Nigerian army says has freed nearly 180 hostages held by Boko Haram

The Nigerian army has freed 178 people being held hostage by Boko Haram jihadists including more than 100 children, it said late Sunday, as it carries out a regional offensive aimed at rooting out the insurgency.


Nigerian president vows to look into Amnesty report alleging army war crimes

Nigeria`s new president, Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday promised to look into an Amnesty International report urging the International Criminal Court to probe senior military officers for war crimes in the battle against Boko Haram.

Nearly 579 soldiers, officers face trial in Nigeria

Nearly 600 Nigerian officers and troops faced charges before a court-martial, the army said of an unprecedented number of soldiers believed to be on trial for alleged offenses related to the ongoing fight against an Islamic uprising in the northeast.

`Two Cameroon soldiers killed` fighting Boko Haram near Nigeria

Two soldiers from Cameroon have been killed and at least two others wounded in an attack by Boko Haram fighters near the Nigerian border, security sources told AFP on Monday.

Nigerian army fights militiamen in central Nigeria after attack last week

Nigerian troops battled militiamen in central Nigeria on Sunday after they destroyed several villages and killed scores of people last week, including six soldiers who had their eyes gorged out and tongues cut off, a military spokesman said.

Nigerian army says it has killed 53 Boko Haram fighters

Nigeria`s military said on Saturday that it had killed 53 fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group when it repelled an attack on a military base in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa.

22 killed in Nigeria attack

At least 22 people were killed in an attack by gunmen who entered a business place in Mubi area of Nigeria`s Adamawa state.

Boko Haram stages major urban attack on Nigerian Army

Boko Haram militants launched a daring raid on the military in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri overnight, prompting a round-the-clock curfew that shut airspace and cut off roads, the Army, state government and eyewitnesses said.

Nigeria vigilantes kill four suspected Boko Haram Islamists: Army

Vigilantes in northeastern Nigeria killed four suspected members of the Islamist group Boko Haram and captured seven others before handing them over to the army, a military commander said on Sunday.

Military kills 50 Boko Haram militants in Nigeria

At least 50 members of radical group Boko Haram were killed in a raid launched by Nigerian Army in the country`s northeastern Borno state, the military has said.

Nigeria clashes between Boko Haram and Army, 35 killed

At least 35 people were killed, most of them Islamist extremists, in clashes between Nigerian army and members of radical group Boko Haram in the country`s northeastern Borno state, the military said on Monday.

Clashes between Nigerian Army, Boko Haram kill 35

At least 35 people have been killed in two separate gun battles between Nigerian security forces and Islamist sect Boko Haram in northeast Borno state, the Army said on Monday.

Boko Haram terror camps destroyed in Nigeria

The Nigerian Army reportedly launched a major offensive against terror Islamist group Boko Haram and destroyed their camps in north-east Nigeria.

Dozens killed in Nigerian military strike against Boko Haram

Dozens of people were killed in a military strike launched by Nigerian Army since Thursday night in the northern part of the West African country.

Nigerian Army, Boko Haram may have committed `crimes against humanity: HRW

Human Rights Watch said Boko Haram and soldiers fighting to eliminate them might have committed crimes against humanity.

Nigeria blast: Soldiers kill 30 on reprisal over leader`s death

Nigerian military opened fire in north-eastern city of Maiduguri on Monday killing at least 30 civilians, as per reports.

Nigeria uncovers officers` links to Boko Haram

Nigerian Army has arrested several security operatives for their alleged links to radical Islamic sect Boko Haram.