Six soldiers, as well as the commander of the Popular Militia, were killed and several people are reported missing following an attack by jihadists in northeastern Nigeria, France Presse reported, citing security officials. According to the agency, armed fighters arrived in several cars in the town of Gubio and opened fire on the army and…

Several Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush by ISIS-affiliated terrorists on a military convoy in the country’s conflict-riven northeast on Monday, security sources said. Fighters from the ISIS West Africa Province (ISWAP) organization opened fire with heavy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades on the convoy as it travelled to the town of Gudumbali in…

Eight Nigerian soldiers were killed in an islamist ambush in the Lake Chad area of Nigeria’s Borno state on Friday, August 30, two military sources told AFP. Heavily-armed fighters believed to be from Islamic State West Africa Province opened fire on a military convoy, 35 km (22 miles) west of Monguno, where the soldiers were…

Fierce clashes between a regional military force and Islamic State West Africa Province fighters near Baga in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state left 25 soldiers and at least 40 insurgents dead, two military sources and a militia leader told AFP on Thursday, August 1. ISWAP fighters launched a dawn attack on Monday against a base near…

Boko Haram gunmen on Saturday killed 65 mourners (according to the latest body count) in Borno state in Nigeria’s restive northeast after they attended a funeral, local militia and residents said. At around 1030 GMT, the attackers on three motorbikes opened fire on a group of men as they walked back from a funeral in…

At least six Shia demonstrators from the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and a Deputy Commissioner of police were killed in clashes that broke out in Abuja on Monday, reported witnesses to the scene as well as an AFP journalist present on the scene. “We were walking without violence, and when we reached the level…

Clashes broke out on Tuesday between supporters of a imprisoned Shia leader and law enforcement outside the National Assembly in Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria, witnesses told AFP. A demonstration by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) took a violent turn when demonstrators seized a rifle belonging to one of the police officers positioned…

Troops of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), in continuation of the on-going ‘Operation Yancin Tafki’, to rout out Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) from the Lake Chad Area, have neutralised 42 terrorists and recovered weapons. This is the heaviest loss in six months on ISWAP as Operation Yancin Tafki continues. A statement by the…

At least 15 soldiers were killed in the attack on a military base by fighters of the Boko Haram jihadist group in northeastern Nigeria, which has been suffering from a bloody armed insurgency for 10 years, military sources reported on Tuesday. “The bodies of 15 soldiers have already been found” and “many soldiers are still…

Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist group. Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38 kilometres (24 miles) from the Borno state capital Maiduguri, where football fans were watching a…