Fighters from the Boko Haram jihadist group killed 8 people in an attack on the town of Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria, the head of a pro-government militia announced on Saturday. At 5:40 am, Saturday, February 16, 2019, two suicide bombers wearing explosive vests, accompanied by a shooter, entered the mosque in the town of Kushari…

Fighters from the Boko Haram jihadist group killed four villagers on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State (northeastern Nigeria), on Monday, local and security sources reported. The insurgents, belonging to the faction of the group led by the historical leader Abubakar Shekau, cut the throats of four people and kidnapped two. “We…

Four soldiers were killed over the weekend in a series of attacks by Boko Haram islamists in northeastern Nigeria, military sources said on Monday, as the army congratulated itself on repelling the jihadists. The army stated in a statement that it had “succeeded in defeating the terrorists of Boko Haram” who were trying on Sunday…

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…