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Nigerian Air Force says kills top Boko Haram militants, leader believed wounded

Nigeria’s Air Force said it had killed some senior Boko Haram militants and believed it had fatally wounded the group`s leader in a raid on the Islamists` northeast heartland.

Aug 23, 2016, 13:39 PM IST

Food crisis in northeast Nigeria like Darfur, South Sudan: UN

Urgent funding is needed to keep thousands of people alive in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria, the UN said Monday, stressing that the situation borders on famine and compares to crises in Darfur and South Sudan.

Jul 11, 2016, 23:59 PM IST

69 killed in suicide attacks near Nigeria

At least 69 dead bodies have been registered in a morgue following multiple suicide attacks in a community near Maiduguri, capital of Borno State in Nigeria, sources at a government-run hospital said on Sunday.

Jan 31, 2016, 22:23 PM IST

Nigerian Army repels Boko Haram attack near state capital: Witnesses

Up to seven people died when Nigeria`s Army repelled an attack on Sunday by suspected Boko Haram fighters on a village near a northern state capital, residents and military sources said.

Dec 28, 2015, 09:48 AM IST

Boko Haram kills nine fishermen by Lake Chad: Fisherman, survivor

 Boko Haram Islamists shot dead nine fishermen in a village near the shores of Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a survivor said on Wednesday.

Aug 05, 2015, 23:43 PM IST

Boko Haram raid villages in Nigeria's Borno state, killing 12

Boko Haram insurgents raided a border town and attacked another in Nigeria`s Borno state, killing at least 12 people, military and vigilante sources said on Wednesday.

Jul 15, 2015, 21:12 PM IST

Civilians hit again in NE Nigeria, as Boko Haram kills 42

 Suspected Boko Haram gunmen shot dead at least 42 people in two separate attacks in northeast Nigeria, with no let-up in sight to the Islamist group`s targeting of civilians.

Jun 24, 2015, 16:32 PM IST

15 dead as Boko Haram attacks village in NE Nigeria: Residents

Fifteen people were killed when Boko Haram attacked a remote village in northeast Nigeria, opening fire and burning homes to the ground, three residents told AFP on Tuesday.

Jun 09, 2015, 22:52 PM IST

Twin bombs in Nigeria's Borno state kill seven and injure 12

At least seven people died and 12 were injured when twin bomb blasts by suspected Boko Haram militants struck a wedding party in northeast Nigeria`s Borno state on Friday, locals said.

May 30, 2015, 00:33 AM IST

Boko Haram recaptures key town in northeast Nigeria: Official

 Boko Haram Islamists have recaptured the strategic town of Marte in northeastern Nigeria, a regional official said early on Saturday.

May 16, 2015, 14:01 PM IST

Nigerian troops free 1,000 women, children from Boko Haram

 A Nigerian senator from the restive northeastern Borno state has confirmed the rescue of about 1,000 women and children by the military in the region.

May 07, 2015, 21:04 PM IST

Boko Haram attack kills 10 in Nigeria

At least 10 people were killed in an attack carried out by the Boko Haram militants in a Nigeria-Cameroon border town in Borno state, a security source said Thursday.

Mar 20, 2015, 03:49 AM IST

Nigeria says 'large number' of insurgents killed in air strike

Nigeria's air force on Thursday bombed Boko Haram strongholds in northeast Borno state, killing "a large number of terrorists", as a four-nation offensive against the insurgents presses on, a military statement said.

Feb 19, 2015, 22:45 PM IST

Hundreds flee Nigeria villages after Boko Haram warning: Union leader

 Hundreds of people from four villages near the Nigerian town of Baga have been forced to flee their homes after a warning from Boko Haram militants, witnesses and community leaders said Tuesday.

Jan 20, 2015, 19:58 PM IST

Twin bombing kills 45 in Nigeria, Boko Haram seizes another town

More than 45 people died Tuesday in twin bomb blasts, including one by a female suicide bomber, at a packed market in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

Nov 25, 2014, 19:32 PM IST

Boko Haram in control of another Nigerian town: Lawmaker, officials

 Boko Haram has taken over another town in Nigeria`s far northeast, a lawmaker, a local government official and a security source said on Tuesday, after militant fighters attacked on market day.

Nov 25, 2014, 16:30 PM IST

Boko Haram kills 48 fish vendors in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram gunmen killed 48 fish vendors in Nigeria`s restive Borno State, near the border with Chad, the head of the fish traders association told AFP on Sunday.

Nov 23, 2014, 15:10 PM IST

Boko Haram attack in NE Nigeria kills 21: Nigeria senator

Twenty-one civilians were killed after Boko Haram fighters clashed with troops in the restive northeast of Nigeria, a local lawmaker said on Thursday.

Nov 07, 2014, 02:28 AM IST

Nigeria kidnap: 'Four schoolgirls flee Boko Haram camp'

After being held hostage for around six months, four of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls have reportedly managed to escape from the captivity of Islamist terror outfit Boko Haram.

Oct 15, 2014, 19:09 PM IST

Nigerian troops capture Boko Haram leader

Nigeria army have arrested a senior commander of the Boko Haram sect, which is blamed for killing hundreds of people since 2009, the country's defence authority said Thursday.

Sep 19, 2014, 05:42 AM IST