Boko Haram

Nigeria: Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau killed himself, confirms rival IS West Africa Province

ISWAP leader Abu Musab Al-Barnawi said that Shekau killed himself instantly by detonating an explosive.

published on : 7th June 2021

Boko Haram kills 11 in Christmas Eve attack

The toll could rise as villagers fled into the bush during the attack and some people are still unaccounted for.

published on : 25th December 2020

More students abducted in Nigeria but are quickly rescued

The foiled abduction comes less than two days after the release of 344 schoolboys who were kidnapped in the same area on Dec. 11. The incidents have highlighted the insecurity in northern Nigeria.

published on : 20th December 2020

Nigerian Military frees over 300 students abducted by Boko Haram

On Tuesday the jihadist organization claimed responsibility for last week's attack on the Kankara Government Science Secondary School and the kidnappings of hundreds of its students.

published on : 18th December 2020

Nigerian boy tells of abduction by extremists and his escape

17-year-old Usama Aminu told AP about the attack on the school in Nigeria’s northern Katsina State in which men armed with AK-47 rifles abducted more than 300 students from the boys’ school.

published on : 17th December 2020

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students

More than 100 gunmen on motorcycles stormed the rural school north of Kankara town, forcing students to flee and hide in the surrounding bush.

published on : 15th December 2020

Boko Haram claims Nigeria farm massacre as toll rises to 76

The grim search for bodies continues after gunmen on motorbikes attacked the area outside Borno state's capital Maiduguri on Saturday.

published on : 1st December 2020

Boko Haram extremists kill 43 farmers, injure six in Nigeria's Maiduguri

An anti-jihadist militia said that the assailants tied up the agricultural workers and slit their throats in the village of Koshobe.

published on : 29th November 2020

Nigeria says 15 suspected Boko Haram fighters shot dead

Nigeria's military says at least 15 gunmen believed to be Boko Haram Islamic extremists have been shot dead during a battle with soldiers.     

published on : 28th April 2017

Boko Haram leader in new video says militant group safe, not crushed

"We are safe. We have not been flushed out of anywhere," Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau spoke in a video.

published on : 29th December 2016

Boko Haram is crushed, driven out of last stronghold: Nigeria President

Nigeria is unlikely to see an end soon to the deadly suicide bombings and assaults on remote military outposts carried out by the Islamic extremist group.

published on : 24th December 2016