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…

Reports coming from credible sources indicate that Boko Haram islamists may have taken control of Baga town, following a series of heated battle with Nigerian soldiers. The Nigerian Army confirmed the attack but said it repelled the terrorists. The army spokesperson, Sani Usman, a brigadier general, said a reinforcement, earlier deployed to Baga, were in hot pursuit…

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…

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…

Two people were killed and several wounded in village attacks in northeastern Nigeria by the Islamist group Boko Haram, militiamen and residents told AFP on Sunday. Insurgents arriving in trucks looking for food attacked Dala-Melari, Fuguri and Femari, three neighbouring villages six kilometres from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, on Saturday evening. “Terrorists fired indiscriminately,…

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…

At least 10 people were killed in two attacks on Boko Haram over the weekend in northeastern Nigeria, a region that has been plagued by jihadist violence for more than nine years. On Saturday evening, 18 August 2018, fighters arrived by truck in the village of Mairari, ten kilometres from the town of Monguno, Borno…

At least 17 Nigerian soldiers were killed in a new attack on Boko Haram on a military base in the north-east of the country, the third in a month, military sources told AFP Thursday 9 August 2018. Heavily armed fighters arrived Wednesday evening in trucks in the village of Garunda, Borno State, where they looted…

Heavily armed fighters of the jihadist group Boko Haram launched an attack Thursday evening against the town of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria, it was learned from a local self-defense militia. Ibrahim Liman and Babakura Kolo, two members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), told AFP that fighting began around 18:00…

Four teenage girls apparently sent by the jihadist group Boko Haram blew themselves up during an attack on an IDP camp in northeastern Nigeria, killing two people, according to residents. The four girls, aged between 13 and 18, attacked Zawuya camp, near Maiduguri, Borno State, on Friday evening. “We lost two people, a woman and…