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…

Boko Haram jihadist fighters killed four farmers near Maiduguri, the capital of northeastern Nigeria, according to local sources on Monday. Insurgents invaded the rice fields of Zabarmari village, 10 kilometres from Maiduguri, on Sunday and shot dead four people, who were protecting the crops from potential thieves. “They (Boko Haram) came on foot around 3am…

Two soldiers were killed in an attack on a military base in northeastern Nigeria by alleged fighters of the Islamist group Boko Haram, security sources said on Sunday. The attack by armed men and a suicide bomber took place on Saturday in the village of Gulumba, Bama district, Borno State. The use of human bombs…

Soldiers have fought off attempts by Boko Haram fighters to overrun two army bases in northeast Nigeria, security sources told AFP on Friday, December 7, in the latest attacks to hit the region. Militants attacked a forward operation base in the town of Bama, some 70 km (45 miles) southeast of the Borno state capital,…

A source, yesterday, revealed that two additional bodies of dead soldiers have been recovered in a surrounding bush after Saturday night attack on a military location at Buni Gari in Yobe by Boko Haram The source also disclosed yesterday night that some soldiers are still missing following the attack which he described as very terrible….

The attacks committed in Nigeria by the Islamic state group killed 118 people from 16 to 22 November, according to a video published Thursday evening, November 22, 2018 by the Telegram messaging service. The jihadist group does not specify the number of people it has killed, simply referring to a figure of “118 victims”. Five…

About 50 Nigerian villagers who went to collect firewood near the Nigerian-Cameroon border were kidnapped by suspected members of Boko Haram last weekend, security sources said on Thursday. On Saturday, “the men were gathered and taken away by Boko Haram’s insurgents and never heard from again,” Umar Kachalla, a local leader of the civilian militia…