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…

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…

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…

The jihadists of Boko Haram launched a major attack on a military base in the northeast of the country, killing a soldier, announced defence officials on Sunday, October 28, 2018. The attack on Battalion 145 in Gashigar, Borno State, began on Saturday and continued early Sunday morning, said Air Force spokesman Ibikunle Daramola. “The BHT…

Two people were killed and several wounded in village attacks in northeastern Nigeria by the Islamist group Boko Haram, militiamen and residents told AFP on Sunday. Insurgents arriving in trucks looking for food attacked Dala-Melari, Fuguri and Femari, three neighbouring villages six kilometres from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, on Saturday evening. “Terrorists fired indiscriminately,…

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…

The Nigerian army announced on Thursday that it had repelled a new attack by Boko Haram on one of its bases in the north-east of the country, the latest in a series of attacks by the jihadist organisation. Dozens of fighters attacked Damasak base in northern Borno State in force on Wednesday evening, trying to…

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…