Boko Haram

Terrorism deaths in OECD countries increase more than sevenfold

The number of deaths caused by terrorism increased more than sevenfold in developed countries in 2015, as attacks orchestrated or inspired by the extremist group Islamic State spread across the...

UN: 14 million Nigerians need assistance amid Boko Haram insurgency

At least 14 million people affected by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria will require urgent humanitarian assistance by next year, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Report: 200 children could die daily from hunger in northern Nigeria

Two hundred children could die every day from hunger in north-eastern Nigeria where Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram is wreaking havoc, charity Save the Children said Monday.

Nigerian soldiers kill three female suicide bombers

Nigerian soldiers on Friday fired at three female would-be suicide bombers, the explosives of two of whom went off, killing all three of them, police said.

Soldiers rescue 85 Boko Haram victims in north-eastern Nigeria

Soldiers rescued 85 people, mainly women and children, when clearing camps used by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria, an army spokesman said Sunday.

Nigeria army rescues another Chibok girl and her baby

Soldiers rescued another one of more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram from a school in Chibok in 2014, an army spokesman said Saturday.

At least nine killed in suicide attack on Nigerian refugee camp

At least nine people were killed and 20 others injured Saturday during a suicide bomb attack on a refugee camp in north-eastern Nigeria, a local official said.

21 Chibok schoolgirls released in Nigeria after Swiss mediation

Twenty-one of more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from a school in Chibok in 2014 have been released after negotiations brokered by the Red Cross and Switzerland.

22 killed in attack on refugee camp in Niger

Twenty-two soldiers have been killed in an attack on a camp of Malian refugees in Niger, the government said Friday.

26 killed as army clashes with Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria

Twenty-six people were killed when soldiers clashed with members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria, an army spokesman said Sunday.

17 killed as army clashes with Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria

Seventeen people are dead after a clash between Nigerian soldiers and members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the country's north-east, an army spokesman said Friday.

Nigerian army rescues 43 cattle farmers abducted by Boko Haram

Soldiers rescued 43 cattle farmers abducted by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria, an army spokesman said Monday.

Bono says he has come face-to-face with victims of Boko Haram

U2 singer and African activist Bono says he came face-to-face with victims of Boko Haram Islamist extremists on a recent trip to Nigeria.

Nigeria willing to negotiate "Chibok girls" release via intermediary

The Nigerian government was willing to negotiate the release of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram through a foreign intermediary, President Muhammadu Buhari...

Boko Haram leader “fatally wounded” claims Nigeria

The leader of Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram has been “fatally wounded” in an airstrike, the Nigerian military said Tuesday as US Secretary of State John Kerry began a two-day visit to the...