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 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…

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…

Eleven Nigerian soldiers and three civilians were killed during an attack by the Islamist group Boko Haram on Friday evening 27 July 2018 against a military post in north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses and military sources said on Sunday. Armed men who arrived Friday night on trucks and motorcycles raided a military checkpoint in the village of…