Boko Haram

Several dead in Niger Boko Haram attack

According to local sources, the attack targeted a military position near Gueskerou in the Diffa region.

published on : 9th March 2019

Blasts heard in Nigerian city of Maiduguri before polls 

Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria has killed more than 27,000 people and left 1.8 million people homeless.

published on : 23rd February 2019

One in three Christians across Asian countries, including India, faces persecution: Report

Open Doors, a non-denominational mission supporting persecuted Christians, warned that the rate of discrimination and violence was likely worse than it has reported.

published on : 16th January 2019

13 Nigerian troops, policeman killed in Boko Haram attack

But an officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the militants had overrun an army base, and put the death toll at 18.

published on : 26th December 2018

Nigerian army repel fresh Boko Haram attacks: Sources

The attack came after Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base in the town of Rann, in northern Borno near the border with Cameroon, at about 9:30 pm on Thursday.

published on : 7th December 2018

Nigeria's Buhari to visit troops fighting Boko Haram 

Many of the attacks have been claimed by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram.

published on : 28th November 2018

Boko Haram ambushes Nigerian military base, killing up to 70 soldiers

A large cache of arms, ammunition and military equipment were reportedly carted away by Boko Haram fighters during the raid.

published on : 23rd November 2018

Eight dead as Boko Haram gunmen storm French drilling camp in Niger

The attack shattered months of relative calm in the Diffa region near the Lake Chad basin, a strategic area where the borders of four countries converge.

published on : 22nd November 2018

175 dead, over 10,000 affected by Nigeria cholera outbreak 

Nigeria has seen regular cholera outbreaks since Boko Haram took up arms against the government in 2009.

published on : 12th November 2018

Nigeria appoints new commander to lead fight against Boko Haram 

Akinroluyo becomes the fifth commander in two years to head the fight against the Islamist insurgents, who have staged a series of attacks on military bases, killing dozens.

published on : 12th November 2018

Boko Haram raid in Nigeria leaves two dead: Witnesses

In recent days Boko Haram militants have increasingly attacked civilian targets in the region.

published on : 21st October 2018

Over 800 children stop working for anti-Boko Haram militia

A total of 833 youngsters were handed over in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, after being identified as having worked in the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF).

published on : 12th October 2018

Candidates queue up to run Boko Haram-hit Nigerian state

Whoever emerges as the winner will contest for the governorship at elections in March next year and likely succeed Kashim Shettima, who steps down after a maximum of two four-year terms.

published on : 29th September 2018

Nigeria troops repel fresh Boko Haram base attack

Scores of fighters attacked the base in Damasak, in the far north of Borno state, on Wednesday evening, firing heavy artillery in an apparent bid to overrun it.

published on : 13th September 2018

Boko Haram captures Nigerian town after troop attack

Local officials and security sources said scores of fighters believed to be loyal to a Boko Haram faction backed by the Islamic State group overran troops in Gudumbali.

published on : 9th September 2018
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