The death toll from last week’s attack by armed men in northwestern Nigeria has risen to more than 130, the governor of Kaduna State announced, citing an ethnic motive. “The latest information available to us indicates that more than 130 people have been killed,” Governor Nasir El-Rufai said after a meeting with military and security…

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…

Six people were killed Monday night when Boko Haram insurgents attacked three communities in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State. A security intelligence officer in the LGA who spoke in confidence Monday morning said the insurgents who stormed Shuwa, Shuari and Kishingari, also destroyed 20 shops and three cars and made away with moveable…

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…

Boko Haram militants attacked two military bases in northeast Nigeria’s Borno State, near the border with Cameroon, injuring six soldiers, two military sources told AFP on Sunday. The attacks were the latest against military targets in the region, with security becoming a major campaign issue ahead of presidential and legislative elections next month. President Muhammadu…

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…

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…

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…