Boko Haram

Soldiers kill 7 suicide bombers attacking refugee supplies in Nigeria

Seven suicide bombers suspected to belong to Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram were killed during an attack on refugee supplies in a key city in north-eastern Nigeria, the national emergency agency said Friday.

Nigeria hunger crisis leaves 'hundreds of thousands at risk of dying'

The weakest are already dead. Children and the elderly have disappeared from villages because of a hunger crisis in north-eastern Nigeria. Desperation could soon prompt thousands to flee to Europe.

Thirteen killed in Boko Haram attack, Nigerian army says

Fighting between the Nigerian army and the radical Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed the lives of 10 militants and three soldiers, the army said Saturday.

Another Chibok schoolgirl rescued by army in Nigeria

Soldiers have rescued another one of more than 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram from a school in Chibok in 2014, the army said Thursday.

Nigeria president says Boko Haram "crushed," ousted from last enclave

Nigeria's president said Saturday that Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram had been crushed and ousted from its last enclave in Sambisa forest in the north-east of the country.

Germany contributes 4.2 million euros to fight terrorism in Nigeria

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday pledged 4.2 million euros (4.4 million dollars) to support the fight against terrorism in Nigeria, where Boko Haram has killed thousands of people.

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 world, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

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 said Sunday.

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 country.

Soldiers kill 27 Boko Haram terrorists in Cameroon

Soldiers killed 27 members of Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram and arrested ten others in northern Cameroon, the commander of a regional army force said Thursday.

Boko Haram releases video showing missing Chibok girls

The Boko Haram terror group released a video on Sunday showing dozens of young women who were abducted two years ago from north-eastern Nigeria's Chibok village.

Boko Haram, Islamic State leadership rift surfaces in alleged video

Boko Haram's longtime leader Abubakar Shekau has rejected a move by Islamic State to replace him as the head of Nigeria's Islamist militant group in a purported video that exposes a rift between the two terrorist outfits.

UN: Almost 250,000 children severely malnourished in Borno, Nigeria

Almost a quarter of a million children are severely malnourished in Nigeria’s north-eastern state of Borno, where Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram is being blamed for a humanitarian crisis, the United Nations children’s fund UNICEF said Tuesday.

Nigerian army rescues 157 people kidnapped by Boko Haram

Soldiers have rescued 157 adults and children kidnapped by Islamist extremist group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, an army spokesman said on Wednesday.

Most "Chibok girls" still held by Boko Haram, says rescued teenager

More than 200 young women abducted two years ago by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram are still being held in Nigeria's north-eastern Sambisa forest, the first teenager to be rescued said, according to human rights activists.

Two years after abduction: First "Chibok girl" found in Nigeria

The first of more than 200 young women abducted two years ago by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram from north-eastern Nigeria's Chibok village has been found in Borno State.

Boko Haram suicide bombers kill nearly 30 in Cameroon

Three Boko Haram Islamists blew themselves up Monday in northern Cameroon, killing at least 25 people and themselves, officials said.

UN: 1 million children forced out of school in west, central Africa

In Nigeria alone, approximately 600 teachers have been killed since the start of the Boko Haram insurgency, according to UNICEF.