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…

Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) – a milicia fighting against Boko Haram based in Maiduguri A militia group fighting against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria has released 833 children from its own ranks, some as young as 11, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Friday. UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac said…

Six people, including two soldiers, were killed on the night of Friday 28 to Saturday 29 September 2018 in an attack on the Chadian shores of Lake Chad by the Islamist group Boko Haram, which lost 17 jihadists killed by the army, it was reported on Saturday from security and military sources. “Two soldiers, three…

Police say a suicide bomber riding a bicycle with explosive devices strapped to his body killed three people when he detonated himself in a crowded suburb of Nigeria’s northeast city of Maiduguri. Borno State police spokesman Joseph Kwaji said Tuesday that at least 17 others were injured by the explosion Monday night. He said the…

Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and four injured in an ambush by Boko Haram militants in the country’s northeastern state of Borno, the army said Tuesday. The attack on Monday happened as soldiers were travelling between the towns of Biu and Damboa. Borno state has been at the heart of the jihadist insurgency that has…

Boko Haram jihadists killed at least five loggers in northeast Nigeria, in the latest attacks against civilians in the violence-hit region, local civilian militia told AFP on Thursday. The attack happened on Tuesday 30 January 2018 in Ajeri village, near the town of Dikwa, some 90 kilometres (55 miles) east of the Borno state capital,…

A suicide bomber killed 14 worshipers at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, a vigilante leader said, a day after terrorist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a string of attacks in a rare video. The bomber targeted those attending Wednesday’s dawn prayers in the town of Gamboru Ngala in Borno state, near the border with…