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Nigeria polls: Security challenges loom over President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid

Buhari, who headed a military government in the 1980s, was seen as a better bet to end the violence, which has killed at least 20,000 since 2009.

published on : 21st April 2018

US urges Nigeria to change tactics against Boko Haram

Nigerian forces battling Boko Haram jihadists need a change of mindset to overcome an evolving guerrilla threat, US military officials said this week on the sidelines of an African security summit.

published on : 18th April 2018

Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists hamper polio eradication

Nigeria is one of just three countries where polio is endemic and has not been eliminated, along with Pakistan and Afghanistan.

published on : 16th April 2018

20 killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian army base, villages

Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base in the Cashew Plantation area at the entrance to the city with suicide bombers, mortars and guns, leading to a prolonged battle.

published on : 2nd April 2018

Four teen girl suicide bombers launch deadly attack in Nigeria

The suspected Boko Haram attack took place late Friday in the northeast Borno state capital of Maiduguri, the epicentre of the group's Islamist insurgency.

published on : 31st March 2018

Five killed by Boko Haram in Niger attack

A local official on Sunday confirmed the toll of "five dead, all civilians", adding that several were also wounded in the attack.

published on : 26th March 2018

Nigeria President Buhari meets with Dapchi girls

Describing the release of the 107 youngsters -- 105 schoolgirls and a younger boy and girl -- as a "cheery and hearty" development, Buhari pledged to recover "every abducted citizen in Nigeria."

published on : 23rd March 2018

Freed Boko Haram girls in Abuja for debrief and president meeting

A total of 104 of the 110 students seized from the school in Dapchi, in the northeastern state of Yobe, on February 19 were dropped off by the Islamist militants on Wednesday morning.

published on : 22nd March 2018

Boko Haram frees most of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls

The Islamists who kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria, just over a month ago have so far returned 101 of the students to the town, the government said on Wednesday.

published on : 21st March 2018

Abducted Nigeria schoolgirls 'brought back' by Boko Haram: Parents

A senior government source in Abuja and police in Yobe state also confirmed the girls' return although it was not immediately clear how many of the 110 students had been freed. 

published on : 21st March 2018

Security fears keep aid workers out of town in Nigeria's northeast

MSF and the UN pulled out their staff from Rann, on the border with Cameroon in Borno state, after the attack on March 1. 

published on : 10th March 2018

Boko Haram kidnap raises school safety, education fears in Nigeria

The disappearance of the students from Dapchi on February 19 also threatens access to education for girls in a region already plagued by low levels of school attendance.

published on : 7th March 2018

Boko Haram attack halts aid in remote Nigerian town

Those killed were Nigerians working for the International Organization for Migration and the UN children's fund Unicef.

published on : 3rd March 2018

Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari under pressure over Boko Haram abduction, attacks

Heavily armed Islamist militants abducted 110 girls from their school in Dapchi, in Yobe state, northeast Nigeria, on February 19.

published on : 2nd March 2018

Four aid workers killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria: UN

The attack happened "after dark" outside a camp housing some 55,000 people displaced by the conflict and appeared to target the military.

published on : 2nd March 2018
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