Nigerian armed forces regained control of a strategic city on the shores of Lake Chad after the city was taken over by the jihadist group Boko Haram, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee. Armed elements of the Boko Haram branch of the Islamist movement affiliated to the Islamic State took control of a…

Boko Haram jihadists have raided at least three military posts and overpowered troops in the latest attacks in northeast Nigeria, sources said Wednesday. Fighters from the IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) overran the posts in Borno state on Tuesday, military and militia sources told AFP. The Boko Haram faction has in recent months…

At least 13 Nigerian soldiers and a policeman were killed in an ambush by the jihadist group Boko Haram on Monday in the northeast of the country, the Nigerian army said on Wednesday. A military convoy, departing from Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, heading to Damaturu, Yobe State, was attacked around 18:30 (1730 GMT) Monday…

Two soldiers were killed in an attack on a military base in northeastern Nigeria by alleged fighters of the Islamist group Boko Haram, security sources said on Sunday. The attack by armed men and a suicide bomber took place on Saturday in the village of Gulumba, Bama district, Borno State. The use of human bombs…

A source, yesterday, revealed that two additional bodies of dead soldiers have been recovered in a surrounding bush after Saturday night attack on a military location at Buni Gari in Yobe by Boko Haram The source also disclosed yesterday night that some soldiers are still missing following the attack which he described as very terrible….

At least 16 people have been killed and dozens more are missing as a result of a series of attacks in northeastern Nigeria by alleged members of Boko Haram, according to corroborating sources on Wednesday. A man was shot dead on Tuesday while working on his farm in the village of Gremari, 13 km from…

At least 16 Nigerian soldiers are missing after an attack attributed to the Boko Haram jihadist group on the town of Kukawa in the Lake Chad region, military and security sources reported on Tuesday. Fighters, presumably linked to the Islamic state group in West Africa, attacked a local market and a military base on Monday…

The jihadist group Boko Haram killed at least 30 soldiers on Thursday 30 August 2018 in an attack on a military base in northeastern Nigeria, AFP learned Saturday 1 September from military sources. “We lost at least 30 men in fighting with the +terrorists+ of Boko Haram who attacked our troops in Zari (near the…

Nigerian intelligence announced that it had arrested two alleged commanders of the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP), a dissident faction of the Boko Haram jihadist group, who were planning major attacks in the country. Two ISWAP “commanders” were arrested in the federal capital Abuja on 5 May, while a third individual has been detained…