World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday January 25, 2015
Nigeria's military fought Boko Haram militants in the restive northeastern city of Maiduguri on Sunday, as US Secretary of State John Kerry jetted in to discuss fears about election-related violence.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday January 21, 2015
A regional summit opened in Niger on Tuesday aimed at stopping Boko Haram as the Islamist insurgents step up attacks both inside Nigeria and in neighbouring countries.
World | Reuters | Thursday January 15, 2015
Chad said on Wednesday it was ready to actively help Cameroon fight Boko Haram militants attacking it from Nigeria, and called on other countries in the region to translate pledges of support into concrete action.
World | Reuters | Wednesday January 14, 2015
Nigeria's election next month is a factor behind the sharp increase in attacks by Boko Haram Islamist militants in the north of the country, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.
World | Agence France- Presse | Wednesday January 14, 2015
The United Nations on Tuesday said that the latest wave of Boko Haram's "vicious, ruthless attacks" in northeastern Nigeria had sent 11,320 people fleeing into Chad in a matter of days.
World | Associated Press | Monday January 12, 2015
Survivors of an assault by Islamic militants that killed hundreds of civilians in Nigeria have described days of relentless violence in which, one witness said, some people were slaughtered "like insects."
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday January 12, 2015
Four people were killed in suicide attacks by two female bombers on Sunday in the latest deadly violence in northeast Nigeria after the military appealed for support to help fight Boko Haram.
World | Associated Press | Saturday January 10, 2015
Seven children have been reunited with parents lost in the chaos of attacks in Nigeria's northeastern Islamic insurgency but hundreds more remain alone, officials say of youngsters who have no idea if their families are alive or dead.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 8, 2015
Boko Haram launched renewed attacks around a captured town in restive northeast Nigeria this week, razing at least 16 towns and villages, a local government and a union official told AFP.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday January 1, 2015
Strife-torn northern Nigeria was hit by two deadly attacks on Wednesday, when a female suicide bomber was killed as she tried to enter a military barracks and seven died in a bus explosion.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday December 14, 2014
Nigeria's main opposition leader Mohammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned deadly Boko Haram attacks this weeks in two cities repeatedly hit by the extremist group which seeks to impose an Islamist state in the mainly Muslim north.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday December 2, 2014
1.6 million Nigerians have abandoned their homes amid attacks by Boko Haram. The massive displacement is creating a humanitarian crisis in Africa's most populous nation.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 2, 2014
Boko Haram on Monday launched two separate attacks on state capitals in northeast Nigeria, when two female suicide bombers hit a busy market and fighters launched a major assault on police.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 30, 2014
The emir of Kano, Muhammed Sanusi II, on Saturday said Nigeria's Muslims will not be intimidated into abandoning Islam following coordinated attacks on the city's central mosque that claimed at least 120 lives.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 29, 2014
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vowed on Saturday to hunt down those behind "heinous" attacks which left at least 120 dead at the mosque of a top Islamic leader and vocal critic of Boko Haram.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 26, 2014
More than 45 people were killed when two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a crowded market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, the latest in a wave of such attacks blamed on Boko Haram.
World | Reuters | Friday November 21, 2014
At least 45 people were killed in a Boko Haram reprisal attack on a village in northeastern Nigeria, the epicentre of the Islamists' five-year insurgency, the head of the local government and a military source said on Friday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 14, 2014
The UN's special representative for central Africa on Thursday called on increased international support in the struggle against Boko Haram, with thousands of Nigerians having fled and cross-border attacks on the rise.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 13, 2014
A female suicide bomber injured four people at a teachers' college in northwest Nigeria on Wednesday, while the US hit back at allegations it has not done enough to tackle Boko Haram militants.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 11, 2014
Islamists from Nigeria's Boko Haram killed at least three civilians over the weekend as they attacked six communities in the remote north of neighbouring Cameroon, a defence ministry source told AFP today.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 31, 2014
Three bombs concealed in bags rocked a bus station in north Nigeria's Gombe state during Friday morning rush hour, the latest in a series of attacks targeting commuters blamed on Boko Haram, police and witnesses said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 30, 2014
Boko Haram fighters on Wednesday clashed with Nigerian troops in the country's remote northeast, forcing thousands to flee, after two other attacks that further undermined claims of a ceasefire.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 29, 2014
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed several people in a village in Nigeria's far northeast, a local administrator said on Wednesday, in the latest attack since a supposed ceasefire was announced.
World | Reuters | Sunday October 19, 2014
Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed several people in two attacks on Nigerian villages that occurred after the government announced a ceasefire to enable 200 abducted girls to be freed, security sources and witnesses said on Saturday.