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Four dead, four abducted in Boko Haram raid: Nigerian army

Boko Haram killed four people and abducted four women from a village in northeast Nigeria, the military said today.

Jun 16, 2016, 00:03 AM IST

Nigeria army seizes vehicle with Boko Haram `fuel, drugs`

Nigeria`s military said on Tuesday it had made a number of arrests after intercepting a vehicle allegedly carrying fuel and drugs for Boko Haram Islamists waging a six-year-old insurgency in the northeast.

Sep 09, 2015, 05:23 AM IST

Nigeria military repels Boko Haram attack in northeast

 Nigeria`s military on Saturday repelled a Boko Haram attack on the key northeast city of Maiduguri that saw rocket-propelled grenades fired into homes, witnesses and security sources said. 

May 30, 2015, 13:08 PM IST

Nigeria military says 473 troops facing court martial

 Nigeria`s military said Wednesday that 473 officers and soldiers were facing trial over indiscipline, after 66 troops were sentenced to death last year for mutiny. 

May 20, 2015, 23:53 PM IST

Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri `contained`: Nigeria military

An assault by Boko Haram on Sunday aimed at taking over the key northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri has been repelled, the military said, roughly 12 hours after fighting began.

Feb 01, 2015, 22:18 PM IST

Nigeria repels suspected Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri city

Nigeria`s military repelled multiple attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants on Borno state capital Maiduguri in the northeast, security sources said on Sunday, but the insurgents captured another Borno town.

Jan 26, 2015, 00:37 AM IST

Nigeria military helicopter goes down in restive northeast

The Nigeria military said one of its helicopters made an emergency landing in the restive northeast on Monday, while witnesses and a security source reported that the chopper crashed with several foreigners on board.

Nov 11, 2014, 01:04 AM IST

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau dead: Nigeria military

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.

Sep 25, 2014, 05:45 AM IST

Nigeria schoolgirls kidnap: Military `raids Boko Haram cell`, makes first arrest

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.

Jul 01, 2014, 09:49 AM IST

Nigeria`s military knows location of kidnapped schoolgirls

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.

May 27, 2014, 02:48 AM IST

Amnesty claims Nigerian military ignored schoolgirl kidnap warning

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.

May 09, 2014, 22:18 PM IST

Boko Haram video claims October 24 attack that killed 35

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.

Nov 04, 2013, 10:45 AM IST

Nigerian troops claims success against Boko Haram insurgents

Nigeria`a military said they have recorded successes in their fight against insurgents by arresting more than 100 members of Boko Haram.

May 21, 2013, 09:19 AM IST

24-hour curfew in Nigeria city in military push

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.

May 18, 2013, 22:08 PM IST

Nigeria military shells camps, kills 21: Official

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.

May 17, 2013, 22:50 PM IST

Nigeria military kills 13 militants

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.

Jan 02, 2013, 14:05 PM IST

Nigeria military kills Boko Haram`s second-in-command

Nigerian military has killed 30 suspected members of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, including its second-in-command.

Oct 08, 2012, 22:30 PM IST

Nigeria military detains French TV journalists

The military stopped TF1 journalist Jeremie Drieu, a videographer and local journalist Ahmad Salkida as they tried to work in Jos.

Feb 07, 2012, 15:36 PM IST

Amnesty accuses Nigeria`s military of killing 23

Rights group Amnesty International
has accused Nigeria`s military of killing 23 people during random shooting after a bomb blast.

Jul 26, 2011, 12:06 PM IST